How to watch the Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals, otherwise known as the Caps to fans, have won three Presidents Trophies in their almost 50-year history. But, despite reaching the Finals twice, they’ve never succeeded in taking home the Stanley Cup. Still, that could be about to change in the upcoming season. In 2019, the Caps became the second team in NHL history to win four consecutive division titles twice. Unfortunately, they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, leaving many to wonder whether they can turn their division title records into an Eastern Conference win. With no major acquisitions in recent months, the team is set to look almost identical to last season. If you can’t wait to see how they do, here’s how to stream Capitals games.

What channels show Washington Capitals games?

Like many NHL teams, most Capitals games can be found on a regional sports network, NBC Sports Washington. But the odd few will also air on the likes of NBC Sports Network and NHL Network. Thankfully, fuboTV has access to every one of these channels, making it the ideal streaming service for any major Caps fan.

Streaming the Washington Capitals live without cable

 fuboTVHuluSling TVYouTube TVAT&T TV Now
NBC Sports Network
NBC Sports Washington
NBC Sports Washington+   
NHL Network+$5.99 +$10 

How to watch the Washington Capitals on Hulu + Live TV

For $54.99/mo., Hulu + Live TV offers more than 65 mega live TV networks. On the list, you’ll find 3 ways to watch Capitals live streams: NBC Sports Network, NBC Sports Washington, and NBC Sports Washington+. (That’s a lucky break as Hulu currently has a slimmer regional offering with just a few NBC options.) You’ll be able to watch other major sporting events from football, golf, and more, too, on the likes of CBS, ESPN, and TNT. 

If you’re a major sports-lover, you’ll probably be wondering how much DVR space Hulu + Live TV comes with. Well, you’ll be given 50 hours to record plenty of games and analysis shows. And if that’s still not enough, you can get quadruple the amount — 200 hours — for an extra $9.99/mo. Plus, you can try the entire service out for free for a total of 7 days. That includes all the live TV networks and the cloud DVR feature along with the on-demand library, which currently houses more than 2,500 titles.

Check out our review on Hulu + Live TV for more information.

How to watch the Washington Capitals on fuboTV

fuboTV is the only streaming service in our selection to feature all 4 ways to watch Caps games, including both national and regional methods. The platform has 3 packages to choose from. The standard Family plan costs $64.99/mo. for more than 100 networks and 250 hours of recording space. The Elite package, meanwhile, is more expensive at $79.99/mo., but comes with a 1,000-hour DVR and an extra 40 channels, including NHL Network. A Spanish-language plan also exists. It’s much cheaper at $29.99/mo. and comes with around 30 specialist channels. To access NHL network as a Family or Latino subscriber, you’ll need to pay an additional $5.99/mo. for the Extra add-on.

fuboTV has long been renowned for its great sports coverage, so you’ll be hard-pressed to find a big sports channel that doesn’t exist on its list. ESPN, FS1, NFL Network, and SEC Network all make the cut along with plenty of soccer networks like beIN Sports and FOX Soccer Plus. Plus, you can watch certain events like the Super Bowl in 4K for a highly realistic viewing experience. All fuboTV plans come with a week-long free trial.

Check out our review on fuboTV for more information.

How to watch the Washington Capitals on YouTube TV

You can only watch a Capitals game live via NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Washington on YouTube TV. The service only comes with one package that costs $64.99/mo., but that single package offers over 85 networks like ESPN and NBA TV along with unlimited DVR storage. The latter is a rare sight in the streaming service world — especially when you consider the fact that it’s included for free. All recordings will be kept for up to 9 months, too, so you’ve got plenty of time to catch up on sports and other entertainment.

YouTube TV also rather generously offers a 2-week free trial. While trying out the service, don’t forget to take a look at the Views filters. Designed especially for sports watching, they’ll segment the screen so you can watch a game and see real-time stats, league scores, and vital highlights. All spoilers are thankfully removed.

How to watch the Washington Capitals on Sling TV

There are a couple of ways to catch the Caps as a Sling TV subscriber. You’ll have to sign up for the $30/mo. Blue plan to catch NBC Sports Network or NBC Sports Washington along with 40+ other channels, including FOX. (The Orange package costs the same each month but comes with ESPN and around 30 other networks, instead of NBC. There’s the option to combine both packages for $45/mo.) To watch NHL Network requires an extra fee. It forms part of Sling TV’s Sports Extra add-on, which’ll cost you a further $10/mo. 

Sling TV only gives you 10 hours of DVR for recording purposes, but you can upgrade to 50 hours for an extra $5/mo. The upgrade also comes with the ability to protect recordings, so games won’t disappear unless you hit the delete button. Unfortunately, Sling TV comes with a pretty short free trial of 3 days, meaning you’ll have to try out all the channels and features pretty quickly.

Check out our review on Sling TV for more information.

How to watch the Washington Capitals on AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now also offers NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Washington along with NHL Network in select plans, though the service is no longer accepting new subscribers. To get all 3, you’ll have to pay a rather pricey sum as only the service’s most expensive packages include NHL Network. The price will start from $124/mo. for the Xtra package and range up to $183/mo. for the Premier, which comes with a whopping 140+ channels. You’ll also find other professional league networks like MLB Network and NBA TV in the AT&T TV Now line-up.

All packages come with 500 hours of cloud DVR, giving you plenty of room to store recordings. And you’ll get 3 simultaneous streams and the chance to watch content offline, too. Unfortunately, only a few of AT&T TV Now’s packages come with a 7-day free trial: the Max, Plus, and international options. So you may need to think carefully before committing.

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