The Los Angeles Kings is an ice hockey franchise that competes in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). Kings games are available to stream on two regional sports networks and NHL Network, which are available through several live streaming services.
The Kings first joined the NHL in the league’s 1967 expansion but had to wait more than 40 years before becoming NHL champions. They first lifted the Stanley Cup in the 2011/12 season, then won it again two years later in the 2013/14 campaign. However, they failed to make the NHL playoffs in four of the last six seasons since their second Stanley Cup win and lost in the first round in the other two seasons.
This article will explore how to watch an LA Kings game live and the services that enable cord-cutters to watch an LA Kings live stream.
What channels show the Kings games?
The vast majority of Kings live streams air on a regional sports network, Bally Sports West. Unfortunately, this makes it slightly difficult to find as streaming services tend to have varying regional coverage. DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo are the only streaming services that include Bally Sports West for local viewers. ESPN+ airs out-of-market games and Hulu streams some games nationally. ESPN, ABC, NHL Network, and TNT will also air NHL games nationally.
Streaming the Kings live without cable
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How to watch the Kings on DIRECTV STREAM
- Price: $109.99 per month
- Free Trial: 5 days
- DVR hours: Unlimited
- Sign up for DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM is the best way to watch all of the Kings games on a live TV streaming service. With the Ultimate package, you can stream Kings games on Bally Sports West, ESPN, ABC, TNT, TBS, NHL Networks, and over 140 channels live for $109.99 per month.
With the Ultimate package, you also get unlimited Cloud DVR storage, every STARZ ENCORE channel, and 3 months of HBO Max, Showtime, STARZ (now MGM+), and Cinemax for free.
How to Watch the Kings on Fubo
- Price: $74.99 per month
- Free Trial: 7 days
- DVR hours: 1000
- Sign up for Fubo
Fubo originally started out dedicated to sports but has become an all-encompassing live-streaming service. The Pro plan starts at $74.99 per month and comes with a 7-day free trial for new customers to try it out. Fubo includes 1000 hours of Cloud DVR and allows users to stream content on unlimited screens at the same time, including 10 at home.
Fubo’s base plan carries live NHL games on ESPN Networks, ABC, and for those that live in-market, you can watch games on Bally Sports West. Plus, with the Fubo Extra add-on, you can watch live games on NHL Network for an additional $7.99 per month. That’s over 150 channels. However, Turner Networks are not carried by the service, so fans won’t be able to watch live games on TNT or TBS.
Fubo does charge a Regional Sports Fee for those who live in the market of a Regional Sports Network. If you live in the market of one RSN then the fee is an additional $10.99/month and if you live near two or more RSNs the fee is $13.99 per month.
How to Watch the Kings on Sling TV
- Price: $40 per month
- Free Trial: None
- DVR hours: 50
- Sign up for Sling TV
Sling TV‘s live streaming service is split into two base plans — Sling TV Blue and Sling TV Orange, which both cost $40 per month. Sling TV comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR recording space. Sling TV Blue offers 3 simultaneous streams, but Sling TV Orange only includes 1. Combining the two plans in Sling TV Blue + Orange costs $55/mo. and provides 4 simultaneous streams.
Sling TV Blue is typically the most affordable option for sports fans as it includes TBS, and TNT; however, ESPN is available with its Sling Orange and Sling Orange + Blue plans. However, it currently doesn’t include Bally Sports West, which carries Kings live streams. Sling TV subscribers can watch NHL Network by adding the Sports Extra add-on to their subscription for an extra $10 per month.
Overall, for $65 per month, you can watch ABC (in select markets), ESPN, TNT, TBS, and NHL Network with the Sling Orange & Blue plan with the Sports Extra add-on, which gives you maximum coverage of nationally televised hockey games.
Read our review on Sling TV for more information.
How to watch the Kings on Hulu + Live TV
- Price: $69.99 per month
- Channels: 85+
- DVR: Unlimited
- Sign up for Hulu + Live TV.
Hulu + Live TV is a great way to watch nationally televised Kings games. The streamer doesn’t include Bally Sports RSNs, but fans can watch NHL games on ESPN, ABC, TNT, and out-of-market games on ESPN+ with the Disney Bundle, which is included in the service. Plus, live Kings games that air on Hulu as part of the NHL’s digital package. The service does not offer NHL Network.
Stream the live action on the ice for only $69.99 per month and watch over 85 channels, plus get access to the award-winning on-demand library. Plus, subscribers get unlimited DVR, and the ability to stream up to two screens at a time, but you can upgrade to unlimited screens for $9.99 per month.
How to watch the Kings on YouTube TV
- Price: $72.99 per month
- Free Trial: Varies
- DVR hours: Unlimited
Unfortunately, YouTube TV doesn’t offer either Bally Sports West or NHL Network. That means you’ll struggle to stream some Kings games. But you can catch live national NHL games via the likes of ABC, TNT, and ESPN. The full network line-up includes more than 85 channels for $72.99 per month. You’ll also receive other professional league networks such as MLB Network and NBA TV to satisfy the rest of your sporting needs.
One of the biggest benefits of a YouTube TV subscription is, however, the service’s unlimited DVR storage. You can record as many shows and games as you like and keep them for up to 9 months. Plus, when you’re watching hockey games, take advantage of YouTube TV’s Views filters. Create a personalized viewing experience by choosing whether to view stats in real-time, overall league scores, or important highlights. Don’t forget to sign up for a one-week free trial to try everything without paying a cent.
Read our review on YouTube TV for more information.
How to Watch Kings Games on ESPN+
ESPN+ is the home of out-of-market NHL games. The service streams hundreds of NHL games live for only $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Fans who do not live in-market can watch the Kings and any other out-of-market team, plus thousands of hours of live sports.