How to live stream NHL ice hockey online in Australia

Feeling warm? Well, bring the ice Down Under with NHL.TV, Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Fetch TV delivering an ice hockey live stream right to the palm of your hand.

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You might not catch a single NHL match on Australian free-to-air TV, but there are plenty of other ways to keep up with your ice hockey idols. From Foxtel to a dedicated NHL subscription service, we've laid them all out below:

Option 1: Watch NHL on Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports subscribers get access to content from ESPN, so they will be able to stream a minimum of three games per week during the regular season and enjoy extensive coverage of the Playoff Rounds 1 & 2, Conference Finals, and every game of the Stanley Cup Finals Live.

A Basic Kayo subscription costs $25/month and enables you to watch on two screens at the same time, while the Premium subscription, at $35/month, lets you watch three simultaneous streams. Both subscriptions include access to HD content live and on-demand from more than 50 sports beyond just NHL. This is thanks to the fact it shows all the content from 14 of the channels in the Foxtel premium Sports Pack - both ESPN channels, three beIN Sports channels, eight FOX SPORTS channels and a Racing.com channel.

You can sign up for a free 14-day trial to see if the service fits your needs. There's no contract involved, so you can cancel your subscription at any time. We highly recommend diving into our deep analysis of Kayo Sports, too, which details all of the unique features offered by this classy app.

Kayo Sports is compatible with computers, smartphones and tablets, Chromecast, Telstra TV, Apple TV, and Android TV.

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Option 2: Watch NHL on Foxtel IQ and Foxtel Now

ESPN is part of Foxtel's premium Sport Pack, so pay TV subscribers can watch NHL games live on TV or stream with the Foxtel Go app to laptops and mobile devices. The app is free with any Foxtel subscription, but the Sports Pack must be added on to an existing subscription, as must the HD pack. This brings the minimum monthly cost up to $78 per month, plus any installation fees.

Alternative, you can watch NHL coverage with Foxtel Now. ESPN is part of the Sport Pack, which costs $29/month. However, this is a Premium Pack, so you also need the Essentials Pack to gain access to it. Essentials offers Pop and Lifestyle channels and costs $25/month. As a result, you'll have to pay up to $54/month to watch the NHL with Foxtel Now. A 10-day free trial is available for new customers.

Foxtel Now is compatible with computers, smartphones and tablets, the Foxtel Now Box, Sony Android TVs, Telstra TV, Chromecast/Airplay, and PS4.

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Option 3: Watch NHL on Fetch TV

ESPN is also available in the Vibe channel pack from Fetch TV, which costs only $6/month. However, the total price of your subscription will depend on whether you purchase a Fetch TV box outright or get it through a broadband provider. So the overall price will be dramatically more.

Option 4: Watch NHL on NHL.TV

NHL.TV is the National Hockey League's own subscription streaming service, providing fans all around the world with live and on-demand access to the latest games in both the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Available through the NHL website as well as a host of mobile and non-mobile apps, NHL.TV offers unparalleled coverage of every save, stick-check and slapshot.

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