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Where to watch ice hockey in Australia
Keep your cool with the best viewing options for NHL and other ice hockey live streams in Australia.
There are two types of hockey in Australia: field and ice. Of those, field hockey is more popular because, well, we have an abundance of fields Down Under but not so much in the way of ice. But just because fields are more prominent than ice rinks in Australia, doesn’t mean you can’t watch ice hockey from the comfort of your couch. Here’s how to stream ice hockey in Australia from some of the best sports streaming services.
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- Apple TV+ 7-day free trial: Stream Severance, CODA and more award-winning TV shows and movies
- Hayu 7-day free trial: Reality TV lovers can load up on the drama with hayu's dedicated streaming service
- Prime Video 30-day trial: Award-winning originals and shopping perks
- Shudder 7-day trial: Dedicated horror service with blood-curdling originals
- Foxtel Now 10-day trial: Wide range of live and on-demand content, including TV shows, movies and sports events
- Binge 14-day FREE trial: Foxtel's streaming service offering some of HBO's most popular series (14-day free trial will reduce to 7 days starting on the 3rd of October 2023)
Watch ice hockey online in Australia
Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now are the homes of NHL.
There are many ice hockey leagues around the world, but the most renowned one is the National Hockey League (NHL). In this context “National” refers to North America rather than Australia. Hmm, shouldn’t that be “Continental Hockey League”? Naming misnomers aside, the home of NHL streaming in Australia is Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now.
Here are the different prices to pay for Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now in Australia:
- $25 for Kayo One (one HD stream)
- $30 for Kayo Basic (two HD streams)
- $35 for Kayo Premium (three HD streams)
- $54 for Foxtel Now with the Sport add-on (two HD streams)
You can also find NHL matches on Fetch TV as part of the ESPN channel. In terms of monthly costs, you’re either looking at $6 for the Vibe Pack or $20 for the Ultimate Pack. But first, you need a Fetch TV set-top box. Buy a Fetch TV Mini, Mini 4K or Mighty outright from a retailer. Alternatively, bundle it from a participating NBN provider: Aussie Broadband, iiNet, Internode, iPrimus, Optus and Westnet all offer Fetch TV bundles.
How else can I stream ice hockey in Australia?
NHL may be the biggest global ice hockey league, but it’s not the only one. With the right virtual private network (VPN) service, you get more ice hockey streaming options, starting with NHL. Connect to a Canadian VPN server, then sign up for a CBC Gem account and watch NHL matches for free.
For more North American ice hockey, connect to a US VPN server to watch American Hockey League (AHL) matches via AHL TV (US$8.99 for a day or US$29.99 for all-access). Stay connected to a US VPN server for live matches of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) via FloHockey TV, Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) matches on Hockey TV, and Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL) bouts on FPHL Live.
Of the 17 VPNs I’ve reviewed, the ones below offered fast streaming with US services:
For Australian ice hockey matches, you want to tune into the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) via AIHL.tv, which normally costs $69.90 per year, $15.90 per month or $9.90 for a single match. For a free alternative, Pacific Hockey League matches are streamed for free on the Pacific Hockey League YouTube channel.
Watch the Stanley Cup in Australia
The Stanley Cup is what North American teams in the NHL compete for each year. Catch NHL matches on the ESPN channel with Foxtel Now (channel 509) or by navigating to the ice hockey tab on Kayo Sports. The latest matches on Kayo Sports are promoted in the top carousel with live and upcoming ones listed below. You can also watch recent ice hockey replays.
Compare streaming services
Interested to see how the streaming services above stack up against the competition? Take a look at the table below for a comparison of your streaming options in Australia.
|4K streaming3 streamsDeal: 30-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Standard planHD streaming2 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial (starts on 3 Oct 2023)||$16/mth||Go to site|
|Apple TV+ plan4K streaming6 streams (Family Sharing)Deal: 7-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Disney+ plan4K streaming3 streamsDeal: $139.99 for 12mths||$13.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix Standard + AdsHD streaming2 streams||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Stan Basic planSD streaming1 stream||$10/mth||Read more|
|Kayo One PlanHD streaming 1 stream||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now EssentialsHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channelsDeal: 10-day free trial||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Shudder planHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Hayu PlanHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Go to site|
|Paramount+ planHD streaming3 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Britbox planHD streaming5 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$8.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix BasicSD streaming1 stream||$10.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix StandardHD streaming2 streams||$16.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix Premium4K streaming4 streams||$22.99/mth||Read more|
|Binge Basic + Ads planSD streaming1 streamDeal: 14-day free trial (ends 2 Oct 2023)||$10/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Premium planHD streaming4 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial (starts on 3 Oct 2023)||$18/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Basic PlanHD streaming 2 streams||$30/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Premium PlanHD streaming 3 streams||$35/mth||Go to site|
|Stan Standard planHD streaming3 streams||$16/mth||Read more|
|Stan Premium plan4K streaming4 streams||$21/mth||Read more|
|Stan Sport add-onHD or 4K streaming||$15/mth add-onMin. cost $25/mth (Stan Sport + Basic)||Read more|
|Essentials + Movies planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demandDeal: 10-day free trial||$45/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now All Packs planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demand + Live sports + Drama Extra, Kids and DocosDeal: 10-day free trial||$59/mth* *First 12mths. Then $104/mth||Go to site|