Since making the Western Conference Final in 2019, the San Jose Sharks haven’t appeared in the playoffs. However, with a new coach in David Quinn, and a veteran roster hungry to win again, there is optimism the Sharks can end their playoff drought this season. NHL fans in the Bay Area will want to tune in to see the new look Sharks, and in-market Sharks fans can live stream the team on NBC Sports California with several different live TV streaming services, including fuboTV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and Hulu + Live TV.
Our top pick for watching the Sharks, Hulu + Live TV, covers all bases for Sharks fan, both in-market and out-of-market, with the ESPN+ bundle. No matter where you live, you can watch every Sharks game on Hulu + Live TV, except the handful of games that air on NHL Network. NFL fans can also watch the 49ers on KTVU FOX 2 with Hulu.
Watch ABC, ESPN, KTVU FOX 2, ESPN, ESPN+, TNT, NBC Sports California, and more.
$69.99 / month
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Watch the Sharks in-market.
$72.99 / month
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Watch the Sharks out-of-market.
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Table of Contents
- How to watch tonight’s Sharks game
- The most important channels for Sharks fans
- Can I watch the Sharks on Hulu + Live TV?
- Can I watch the Sharks on DIRECTV STREAM?
- Can I watch the Sharks on fuboTV?
- Can I watch the Sharks on YouTube TV?
- How to watch the San Jose Sharks out-of-market
- Watching the Sharks FAQ
- More NHL Teams
How to watch tonight’s Sharks game
In the easy to use table below, we list every televised Sharks game, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each one.
The most important channels for Sharks fans
For NHL fans in the Bay Area, as well as some surrounding regions, most Sharks games are broadcast on NBC Sports California. When the Sharks are on national TV, the games will be featured on ABC, ESPN, or TNT.
This may be confusing for some of our readers as it was only last season that NBC lost its TV rights to air NHL games. How then can NBC Sports California broadcast the Sharks? NBC lost its rights to feature nationally televised NHL games, and the playoffs, but this changing of the guard for the “big” NHL matchups didn’t impact the TV deals regional sports networks, like NBC Sports California, make with individual teams. As such, NBC Sports California still has the rights to air Sharks games, and between NBC Sports Bay Area and California, sports fans in the Bay Area can watch the A’s, Giants, Kings, and Warriors, in addition to the Sharks.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||DIRECTV STREAM||Bally Sports+||Fubo||FuboTV Elite||Hulu + Live TV||Orange & Blue Sports Extra||YouTube TV|
|NBC Sports California|
$99.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$19.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$84.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$65 / month
$72.99 / month
Can I watch the Sharks on Hulu + Live TV?
Yes, you can watch the San Jose Sharks on Hulu + Live TV, and I listed the platform as my top pick because Hulu is an excellent option for both in-market and out-of-market Sharks fans.
With Hulu + Live TV, Sharks fans can watch:
- NBC Sports California & Bay Area
- ESPN+ (more important for out-of-market Sharks fans)
- KTVU FOX 2 Bay Area
Can I watch the Sharks on DIRECTV STREAM?
Yes, you can watch the Sharks in-market on DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.”
Minus NHL Network, the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” plan is a complete solution for in-market Sharks fans, and Bay Area sports fans, however, it is pricier than some competitors.
Can I watch the Sharks on fuboTV?
Yes, you can watch most Sharks games in-market on fuboTV. The platform carries NBC Sports California, and an upgrade to fuboTV “Elite” will get you a nice 4K selection and NHL Network.
The problem with fuboTV for NHL fans in the app’s lack of TNT, which is now a key channel after Turner’s 7 year deal with the NHL.
Can I watch the Sharks on YouTube TV?
Yes, you can watch Sharks games in-market on NBC Sports California with YouTube TV.
YouTube TV also carries ABC, ESPN, and TNT for watching nationally televised Sharks games, as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
How to watch the San Jose Sharks out-of-market
The best way to watch San Jose Sharks out-of-market is with ESPN+.
ESPN+ carries 1,000 out-of-market NHL games, as well as 75 streaming exclusive games, every season.
Watching the Sharks FAQ
Yes, you can watch the Sharks in-market on the NBC Sports app. How is this possible after NBC lost its TV rights to broadcast the NHL? NBC Sports still has a regional TV deal with the Sharks that allows NBC Sports California to air Sharks games. When you sign up for a live TV streaming provider that carries NBC Sports California, you are paying for the channel as part of your subscription fee. As a result, you can access the channel with “TV everywhere” through the NBC Sports app. Personally, I prefer to watch sports directly from the live TV streaming service app, and they all have mobile solutions, but technically you do have the option of viewing regular season Sharks games on the NBC Sports app.
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