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How to Watch the Florida Panthers Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

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Table of Contents
  1. Today’s game
  2. Important channels
  3. FAQ
  4. More NHL Teams

The Florida Panthers are an NHL team that plays in the Eastern Conference, Atlantic Division. This offseason, the Panthers traded for prolific scorer Matthew Tkachuk, who the team adds to a roster that won the Atlantic Division in the 2021-2022 season. Hockey fans in Miami will want to tune in to watch the new look Panthers, and can live stream Panthers games on a host of different devices, including Roku, Google, Apple, and Samsung products.

Bally Sports Plus and DIRECTV STREAM both carry Bally Sports Florida, the regional sports network that broadcasts Panthers games to fans in South Florida, however, our top pick for watching the Panthers this season is DIRECTV STREAM. Although fans in South Florida can watch most of the Panthers regular season, as well as first round playoff games on Bally Sports Plus, the platform lacks the channels NHL fans need to watch national broadcasts, later round playoff games, and the Stanley Cup Finals. By contrast, DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package carries the channel lineup Panthers fans need to watch the Panthers, Heat, Marlins, Dolphins, and Canes all season long.

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

WFOR-TV CBS 4 Miami, ABC, FOX, ESPN, TNT, FS1, ACC Network, Bally Sports Florida, and more.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

Bally Sports+

Watch most Panthers games in-market on Bally Sports Florida.

$19.99 / month

Learn More

ESPN Plus

Watch the Panthers out-of-market.

$9.99 / month

Sign Up for ESPN+

Today’s game

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

FuboDIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceHulu + Live TVOrange & Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
Edmonton Oilers vs Florida PanthersDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
All times are ET

Important channels

If you live in the South Florida area, the most important channel channel for watching most Panthers games is Bally Sports Florida. Bally Sports Florida carries 74 Panthers games each season, plus pre and post game coverage, but the broadcasts are only available regionally. Nationally televised Panthers games will air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMFuboFuboTV Sports LiteHulu + Live TV Sports Add-OnHulu + Live TVBally Sports+Sling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
NHL Network NHL Network
Bally Sports Florida Bally Sports Florida
Bally Sports Sun Bally Sports Sun
TBS TBS
TNT TNT

In order to watch Bally Sports Florida on DIRECTV STREAM, an upgrade to the more expensive “Choice” package is required. DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” is the only live TV streaming package that combines all of the important channels for watching the Panthers in one app including ABC, ESPN, TNT, TBS, and Bally Sports Florida.

If you live outside of Florida, the best bet for watching the Panthers is on ESPN+, but be aware that the ESPN Plus out-of-market broadcasts will be blacked out when NHL Network has the Panthers game in its lineup.

In-market NHL fans who follow teams that:

  1. Likely won’t make the playoffs;
  2. Who aren’t interested in watching other teams or the Stanley Cup Playoffs;
  3. And who have a Bally Sports TV deal

should consider signing up for Bally Sports Plus. These teams won’t be featured on national games very often, and won’t be in the playoffs, so the limited Bally Sports Plus channel lineup, which only includes one or two Bally Sports properties, won’t be a hindrance to full coverage for in-market fans.

We don’t recommend Bally Sports Plus for Panthers fans because the platform is lacking all of the channels you need to watch the biggest games, including playoff games, and the Stanley Cup playoffs. There are simply too many gaps in coverage with Bally Sports Plus to satiate a fan of a winning team.

FAQ

Can I watch the Panthers on ESPN Plus?

Yes, if you live out-of-market, meaning outside of Florida, you can watch the Panthers on ESPN Plus, subject to blackouts when the Panthers air on NHL Network, exclusive ESPN and TNT games, or during the later rounds of the playoffs. If you live in Miami, most ESPN+ Panthers games will be blacked out to protect Bally Sports Florida’s TV rights.

Can I watch the Panthers on Hulu?

Hulu + Live TV doesn’t carry Bally Sports Florida so you can’t watch most in-market Panthers games on Hulu. Outside of Miami, you can watch the Panthers on Hulu + Live TV with the platform’s ESPN+ bundle, although you can sign up for ESPN+ alone without the Hulu bundle, which offers significant savings. When the Panthers are on ABC, ESPN, TNT, or TBS, you can watch on Hulu + Live TV,

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