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How to Live Stream Columbus Blue Jackets Games

Written by Derek Fleming

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If you can’t make it to Nationwide Arena to see the Blue Jackets in person, you can live stream Blue Jackets games on most major streaming devices, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, Android TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, and more.

Table of Contents
  1. Important channels
  2. In-market streaming options from Columbus
  3. Outside Columbus
  4. Watching the Blue Jackets FAQ
  5. More NHL Teams

Our top pick for watching the Blue Jackets, DIRECTV STREAM, offers the only live TV streaming package that allows hockey fans in Columbus to live stream every Blue Jackets game, both regional and national, as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs, from one app.

As an added bonus, DIRECTV STREAM carries all of the important channels for watching the Buckeyes, including Big Ten Network, ESPN and WTTE FOX 28 Columbus.


Watch Bally Sports Ohio, ABC, ESPN, WTTE FOX 28 Columbus, Big Ten Network, and more.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial


Watch the Blue Jackets out-of-market.

$9.99 / month

Sign Up for ESPN+

Bally Sports+

Watch the Blue Jackets on Bally Sports Ohio in-market.

$19.99 / month

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Important channels

Bally Sports Ohio is the regional sports network that carries the majority of Blue Jackets regular season games for local fans in, and around, Columbus. When the Blue Jackets are on national TV, the games will air on ABC, ESPN, TNT, or TBS. ESPN+ also has the rights to 25 exclusive NHL broadcasts every season, and on occasion the Blue Jackets may appear in one of these games.

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In-market streaming options from Columbus

In order to watch the Blue Jackets on DIRECTV STREAM, it is necessary to upgrade to the “Choice” package, which is the subscription tier DIRECTV STREAM requires in order to access regional sports networks (RSNs) like Bally Sports Ohio.

DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” carries ABC, ESPN, FOX, FS1, and Big Ten Network for watching the Buckeyes all season long, and NFL fans can follow the Bengals on WKRC-TV CBS 12 Cincinnati with DIRECTV STREAM.

Fubo carries Bally Sports Ohio in-market, and also offers the channels needed to stream Buckeye football. The only gap in coverage with Fubo will be Blue Jacket games that air on TNT.

Bally Sports Plus is essentially a one channel streaming platform. Subscribers get access to their local Bally Sports RSN, and nothing more. This means you can watch the Blue Jackets on Bally Sports Ohio if you live in the Buckeye State, but Bally Sports Plus doesn’t carry any of the channels you need to watch marquee regular season NHL matchups, or the Stanley Cup Finals.

Outside Columbus

Yes, you can watch the Blue Jackets on ESPN Plus, but only if you live outside of Ohio, or if the Blue Jackets appear in one of ESPN+’s exclusive streaming games. ESPN Plus’ NHL programming is predominately an out-of-market product, which means it is designed for fans who don’t live in the same market as their favorite team. In Columbus, the ESPN+ broadcast will be blacked out in favor of Bally Sports Ohio’s TV rights.

Watching the Blue Jackets FAQ

Can I watch the Blue Jackets on Hulu?

Hulu + Live TV doesn’t carry Bally Sports Ohio, so you can’t watch most regular season Blue Jackets games on Hulu if you live in Columbus. However, as part of Hulu’s ESPN+ bundle, you can watch the Blue Jackets on ESPN Plus out-of-market on Hulu the app. Note that you can save considerable money by signing up for ESPN+ alone, and skipping Hulu + Live TV.

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