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How to Watch the Chicago Blackhawks Live Online

Written by Derek Fleming

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You can live stream Chicago Blackhawks games on most major streaming devices, including laptops, iPhones, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, and more.

Table of Contents
  1. Today’s game
  2. Important channels
  3. In-market options from Chicago
  4. How can I watch the Blackhawks out-of-market?
  5. More NHL Teams

If you live in Chicago, or northern Indiana, most Blackhawks regular season games will air on NBC Sports Chicago. Fubo streams NBC Sports Chicago in 4K for select games. The major drawback with Fubo for NHL fans is the platform’s lack of TNT.

YouTube TV also offers NBC Sports Chicago in 4K as part of its 4K package.

Out-of-market Blackhawks fans can watch the team on ESPN+.

FuboTV Elite

Watch NBC Sports Chicago in 4K, as well as WFLD FOX 32 Chicago, CBS, ESPN, NBC, and more.

$84.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

YouTube TV

Watch NBC Sports Chicago in 4K, as well as WFLD FOX 32 Chicago, CBS, ESPN, NBC, TNT, and more.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

ESPN Plus

Watch the Blackhawks out-of-market.

$9.99 / month

Sign Up for ESPN+

Blackhawks fans take note. In this viewing guide, I am placing emphasis on the live TV streaming services that offer Hawks games in 4K because that is a feature that I would want as a fan. If 4K isn’t as important to you, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” all carry NBC Sports Chicago, and all of the platforms except for fuboTV, carry every channel you need to follow the NHL season from cover to cover. fuboTV comes in as our top pick despite the lack of TNT because the platform carries Marquee Sports Network, as well as Big Ten Network, in the base package. This gives Chicago sports fans complete coverage of all their teams, both pro and college, including Northwestern and Illinois football. However, because there are 4 live TV streaming services that carry NBC Sports Chicago, there are several ways to mix and match the Blackhawks live stream.

Today’s game

Our software lists the upcoming TV schedule with streaming options below.

This team does not have a televised game scheduled in the next two weeks.

Important channels

For local Blackhawks fans in and around Chicago, you can watch the Hawks in-market on NBC Sports Chicago, with both YouTube TV and fuboTV streaming the channel in 4K for select games. When the Blackhawks are on national TV, the games will air on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and TBs, with ESPN+ also featuring a handful of streaming exclusive games each season.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
NHL Network NHL Network
NBC Sports Chicago NBC Sports Chicago
TBS TBS
TNT TNT

In-market options from Chicago

Yes you can watch the Blackhawks in-market on fuboTV, but it comes with some trade-offs. fuboTV carries NBC Sports Chicago in 4K, as well as the Marquee Sports Network for watching Cubs games, but lacks TNT, which is an important channel for watching nationally televised NHL games, as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Yes, you can watch the Blackhawks on YouTube TV in-market, the platform carries NBC Sports Chicago in the base package, and offers a 4K upgrade which will get you select Bulls, White Sox, and Blackhawks games in 4K.

The downside with YouTube TV for Chicago sports fans is the lack of Marquee Sports Network.

Deciding between YouTube TV and fuboTV for watching the Blackhawks really comes down to the Cubs. If you want access to Cubs games as well as Blackhawks games, fuboTV is the better choice.

If you are a White Sox fan and don’t care about the Cubs, go with YouTube TV for your local NHL broadcasts. YouTube TV has a complete NHL channel lineup that includes TNT.

You can watch the Blackhawks both in-market and out-of-market on Hulu + Live TV. For in-market broadcasts, Hulu carries NBC Sports Chicago.

Out-of-market, watch the Blackhawks on Hulu with the ESPN+ bundle. NHL fans in Chicago take note: ESPN+ out-of-market broadcasts will be blacked out for fans in the Windy City to protect NBC Chicago’s TV rights.

Yes, by upgrading to DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package, Chicago sports fans can watch both NBC Sports Chicago and the Marquee Sports Network.

How can I watch the Blackhawks out-of-market?

Although you can’t get the Blackhawks games that air nationally on ESPN+, the platform does carry most regular season Blackhawks games out-of-market, and is by far the best option for watching the Hawks if you’ve moved to a new city and still want to follow the team.

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