The Washington Capitals are an NHL franchise that plays in the Eastern Conference. The Capitals signed Stanley Cup winning goaltender Darcy Kuemper to a five year contract this offseason, which means the team’s management is serious about winning. Will the Capitals make a playoff run this season? Fans in the Washington D.C. area will want to tune in to find out, and there are several good options for live streaming Capitals games on a host of different devices, including Roku, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, and more.
Capitals fans have several good options for watching the Caps as DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV all carry NBC Sports Washington, the regional sports network that airs Capitals and Wizards games to fans in D.C. and northern VA. Our top pick, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” also includes MASN for Orioles and Nationals fans.
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Table of Contents
- How to watch tonight’s Capitals game
- The most important channels for Capitals fans
- Can I watch the Capitals on DIRECTV STREAM?
- Can I watch the Capitals on YouTube TV?
- Can I watch the Capitals on Hulu?
- Can I watch the Capitals on fuboTV?
- Can I watch the Capitals on Sling TV?
- How can I watch the Capitals out-of-market?
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How to watch tonight’s Capitals game
What channels is the Caps game on tonight? We list the Capitals TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.
The most important channels for Capitals fans
For in-market fans, NBC Sports Washington usually carries about 69 of the 82 regular season Capitals games, plus some preseason matchups. When the Caps are on national TV, the games will air on ABC, ESPN, TNT, or TBS, plus ESPN+ has the rights to a handful of streaming exclusive games each season as well.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||DIRECTV STREAM||Fubo||Hulu + Live TV||Sling Orange & Blue||YouTube TV|
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Can I watch the Capitals on DIRECTV STREAM?
Yes, you can watch the Capitals in-market on DIRECTV STREAM, however, an upgrade to the more expensive “Choice” package is required to access DIRECTV STREAM’s library of regional sports networks, including NBC Sports Washington. The advantage of watching the Caps on DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” is the platform’s comprehensive coverage of D.C. pro sports.
DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” is the only live TV streaming package that carries the combination of WTTG FOX 5 DC, ESPN, MASN, and NBC Sports Washington, which allows subscribers to watch the Commanders, Orioles, Nationals, Wizards, and Caps, all from one app.
Can I watch the Capitals on YouTube TV?
Yes, YouTube TV carries all the channels you need to watch the Caps in-market, including NBC Sports Washington.
As an added bonus, fantasy football enthusiasts can sync their NFL.com fantasy teams with YouTube TV’s mobile app.
Can I watch the Capitals on Hulu?
Yes, you can watch the Capitals both in-market, and out-of-market, with Hulu + Live TV thanks to the platform’s popular ESPN+ bundle.
In-market Caps fans can catch games on NBC Sports Washington, while out-of-market fans can follow the team on ESPN+.
Capitals fans in D.C. take note – if you are in-market, you will have to watch the NBC Sports Washington broadcasts on Hulu. ESPN+ broadcasts of the Capitals will be blacked out in your area to protect the NBC Sports local TV rights.
Can I watch the Capitals on fuboTV?
Yes, you can watch the Caps in-market, and in some nationally televised games, on fuboTV.
fuboTV is a great platform for watching sports, including for the NFL and college football, and we would rank them more highly in our NHL viewing guides were it not for the platform’s lack of TNT, which creates major holes in fuboTV’s hockey coverage, including for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Can I watch the Capitals on Sling TV?
Sling TV doesn’t carry ABC or NBC Sports Washington, so you can’t watch most Caps games on Sling TV. However, when the Caps are on ESPN or TNT, you can watch on Sling Orange.
How can I watch the Capitals out-of-market?
ESPN+ is the best option for watching NHL games, including the Capitals, out-of-market. In addition to 25 exclusive NHL broadcasts, ESPN+ airs 1,000 out-of-market NHL games each season as the new home of NHL.TV.
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