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How to Watch the Nashville Predators Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

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Table of Contents
  1. Today’s game
  2. Important channels
  3. How to livestream the Predators if you live in Nashville
  4. If you don’t live in Nashville
  5. FAQ
  6. More NHL Teams

The Nashville Predators signed star left wing Filip Forsberg to an eight year extension this offseason, which will come as a relief to hockey fans in Nashville. The question is whether Forsberg can lead the team deep into the playoffs. You can live stream Predators games on most major streaming devices including iPhone, Android, laptops, and Roku TVs.

If you live in Tennessee, and some surrounding regions, you can watch Predators regular season games on Bally Sports South with both DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” and Bally Sports Plus. As between the two streaming services, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” carries far more channels and supports more devices, making it our top pick. Out-of-market NHL fans can watch most Predators games on ESPN+.


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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 in-market Predators fans, Bally Sports South will carry the majority of regular season games. When the Predators appear on national TV, the games will air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT.

ESPN Plus also carries 75 streaming exclusive games each season.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMBally Sports+FuboHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
NHL Network NHL Network
Bally Sports South Bally Sports South

How to livestream the Predators if you live in Nashville

In order to watch the Predators on DIRECTV STREAM, an upgrade to the “Choice” package is required.

With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” in-market Predators fans can watch the NHL season from cover to cover, plus the Grizzlies, Braves, Titans, and Volunteers on the same platform.

For Predators fans in Nashville, and across Tennessee, Bally Sports Plus carries in-market Predators broadcasts on Bally Sports South. If you’re a local fan, you can watch most of the Predators regular season on the Bally Sports app with Bally Sports Plus.

However, it is important to note that Bally Sports Plus is a one channel streaming subscription. You can’t watch most nationally televised NHL games and Stanley Cup Playoff games on the platform, and NFL and NCAAF are both totally lacking, as are movies, news, and other programming.

If you don’t live in Nashville

ESPN+ – best out-of-market option

ESPN+ is the best option for watching the Predators out-of-market.

ESPN+ carries over 1,000 out-of-market NHL games each season as well as 75 streaming exclusive NHL games that only appear on the ESPN app, or with Hulu + Live TV as part of the ESPN+ bundle.


Can I watch the Predators on my phone for free?

Yes, but not every game. You can sign up for a free trial with DIRECTV STREAM, and the platform offers a mobile app for both iOS and Android. The 5 day free trial is available one time only, but should give you access to a handful of free Predators broadcasts which can be viewed on most mobile devices with the DIRECTV STREAM app.

Can I watch the Predators on Hulu?

Hulu + Live TV does not carry Bally Sports South, so the platform is not a good solution for watching the Predators if you live in Tennessee. However, if you live out-of-market, Hulu + Live TV will carry every single Predators game with the ESPN+ bundle and extensive sports channel lineup that includes ABC, ESPN, and TNT.

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