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Can’t make it to Madison Square Garden to watch the Rangers in person? You can live stream New York Rangers games from most major streaming devices, including smart phones, laptops, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, and more. In this Rangers viewing guide, I will walk NHL fans in the NY area through the best options for watching the Rangers this season, as well as the latest free trials.
Inside the Rangers TV market, which includes NY, northern NJ, southern CT, and northern PA, there are two options for watching Rangers games live online, fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM. Although fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM both carry MSG, the regional sports network that airs most Rangers regular season games to local fans, our top pick for watching the Rangers is DIRECTV STREAM. With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” Rangers fans get all the channels they need to follow the entire NHL season through the Stanley Cup Playoffs, plus the YES Network for watching the Yankees. If you live outside of the NY area, you can watch the Rangers out-of-market on ESPN+.
How to watch tonight’s Rangers game
Is tonight’s Rangers game on MSG, or is it a national broadcast? We list the Rangers TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below. A handful of times a season, the Rangers will also appear in an ESPN+ exclusive game. These games are streaming only, and are not televised.
The most important options for Rangers fans
If you live in the NY area, MSG is the most important channel for Rangers fans, and will carry the bulk of the regular season. When the Rangers are on national TV, or in the playoffs, the games will air on ABC, ESPN, TNT, or TBS.
The best live stream options for local Rangers fans
DIRECTV STREAM – best choice for Rangers fans and NY sports fans
Although DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” is more expensive than fuboTV, the platform carries more channels for watching the Rangers, and for watching NY pro sports in general.
DIRECTV STREAM carries local CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates for watching the NFL, as well as all of the NY area regional sports networks, including the YES Network. With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” sports fans in the NY area can watch all of these local teams:
With its inclusion of MSG in the base package, fuboTV carries most regular season Rangers games for local fans.
The drawback with fuboTV, despite being slightly cheaper than DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” is the lack of TNT, which is an important channel for NHL fans who want to tune in to national broadcasts, as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
If you live outside of NY
ESPN+ – out-of-market NHL games
You can watch the Rangers on ESPN Plus only of you don’t live in the NY area, or the Rangers are featured in one of 25 exclusive ESPN+ NHL games each season.
For NY hockeys fans, ESPN Plus is blacked out in the NY area for Rangers games, and when ESPN or TNT airs an exclusive national NHL broadcast, however, ESPN+ still carries most Rangers games for out-of-market fans.
If, for example, you have moved to LA from NY, but still want to follow the Rangers, ESPN+ is the best choice, and offers excellent coverage.
Can I watch the Rangers game on Hulu?
Not if you live in the NY area as Hulu + Live TV doesn’t carry MSG.
When the Rangers appear in a nationally televised game on ABC, ESPN, or TNT, Hulu will have those games, including playoff games.
Additionally, you can watch the Rangers out-of-market on Hulu with the Hulu + Live TV ESPN+ bundle.