The Carolina Hurricanes will soon drop the puck on their 2020-21 season, a 56-game schedule that begins on Thursday, Jan. 14 in Detroit at 7:30 p.m.
So, how can you watch that game and the rest of this season on television?
FOX Sports Carolinas is the exclusive regional broadcaster of the Canes, and that's where you will find 54 of the team's 56 games in the 2020-21 season, while NBCSN will televise two games nationally.
Though FOX Sports Carolinas remains widely available in the region, viewing options are currently more limited, as FOX regional sports networks (RSNs) are no longer available on streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV. Here's how you can watch Canes games on FOX Sports Carolinas this season.
I am an in-market Canes fan with cable. How can I watch games?
FOX Sports Carolinas is available on Spectrum's cable television packages. If your current legacy television provider, like AT&T U-Verse or Google Fiber, includes FOX Sports Carolinas, you will also be able to watch games.
I am an in-market Canes fan with satellite. How can I watch games?
FOX Sports Carolinas is available on DirecTV.
I am an in-market Canes fan who has cut the cord. How can I watch the games?
There are streaming options for cord cutters, but those options are now more limited. Popular streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV do not currently carry FOX regional sports networks.
Do I have any streaming options if I am an in-market Canes fan?
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AT&T TV, which merged its offerings with AT&T TV Now, offers choices depending on your streaming preferences. You can opt for month-to-month pricing or a two-year contract, each with its own pros and cons. You can also use AT&T's streaming box or your own compatible device. In any case, AT&T TV's Choice package includes FOX RSNs.
Can I still watch games on FOX Sports GO?
You can watch live Canes game telecasts on your mobile device via the FOX Sports GO app if you are a customer of a participating pay-TV provider, like Spectrum, DirecTV or AT&T, and receive FOX Sports Carolinas as a part of your channel lineup.
I am an out-of-market Canes fan. How can I watch games?
You have two subscription options.
If you have a cable or satellite package, you can add NHL Center Ice to your service.
If you don't have a cable or satellite package, you can subscribe to NHL.tv.
Can I watch Canes games on NHL.tv if I live in market?
Local blackout restrictions apply, but you can access full-length game replays 48 hours later.
What about radio?
All Canes games can be heard on the team's flagship radio station 99.9 The Fan and occasionally its sister network Buzz Sports Radio. The Hurricanes Radio Network also includes 730 The Game ESPN Charlotte, ESPN New Bern and ESPN Greenville.
Canes fans outside the Network's listening area can hear live simulcasts on Hurricanes.com and through the Canes' mobile app. SiriusXM satellite radio also carries game broadcasts.