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All of the following streaming services will let you watch the Tampa Bay Lightning live without cable: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV NowYouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. If you live outside of the Lightning’s market, NHL.TV might be your best option. Keep reading to find out which service is best for you.

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Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on fuboTV

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If you consider yourself a sports junkie, you’ll probably like fuboTV. Half of the 100 channels you get when you buy the standard subscription are about sports. You get both of the two channels you’ll need to watch every single Tampa Bay Lightning game this season. 

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

The least expensive plan has all the channels you need to watch the Lightning. The premium plans add additional features and some come with Showtime movie channels. The most expensive plan comes with an add-on pack that gives you even more sports channels.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

To learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages, click here.

fuboTV Channels

Fox Sports Sun and NBC Sports Network will carry all the Lightning’s games this year. You get both channels with fubo Standard, the cheapest subscription plan that fuboTV offers.

To learn more about fuboTV’s channels, click here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

The full list of apps includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick (1st gen and up), Chromecast and Roku (2, 3 and 4)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (4.4 and up)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s device support.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

fubo Standard comes with two simultaneous streams. If you need more account sharing flexibility, you can get a third stream by purchasing a feature upgrade. Some of the premium plans come with the three-stream upgrade.

To learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

fuboTV DVR

If you’re not happy with the default 30-hour DVR limit, you can upgrade to 500 hours by purchasing another feature upgrade. Another way to get more recording time is by purchasing one of fuboTV’s premium plans. A few of them come with the 500-hour DVR.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV recently started producing its own sports news shows. You’ll also find content from fuboTV’s partner channels in its on-demand vault.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library.

Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV‘s key differentiator is its large on-demand library. However, its lineup of sports channels is very competitive as well. You’ll be able to watch every single Lightning game with Hulu with Live TV’s most popular subscription plan.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

There’s only one main subscription option for signing up with Hulu with Live TV. Buying that will give you full access to the main Hulu site and around 60 live TV channels.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

SIGN UP

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

You can watch the Lightning play on Fox Sports Sun and NBC Sports Network. Those are the only two channels you need to catch all the games. 

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel options.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

The full list of devices includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (select models), Samsung TV (select models), Android TV and Roku TV
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers
  • Smart home devices: Amazon Echo Show (video and voice controls)
  • Desktop operating systems: Windows 10 (dedicated app)

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s supported devices, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

There’s an unlimited simultaneous stream upgrade that will let you share your account with any device on your home network. Without the upgrade, the simultaneous stream limit is two devices.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming policy, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

You’ll get a 50-hour DVR, which you can expand to 200 hours if you purchase a feature upgrade.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR storage options, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

All Hulu with Live TV subscribers get full access to Hulu’s on-demand vault. That gives you the ability to watch thousands of movies, TV shows and Hulu’s award-winning original titles.

You can learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library by checking here.

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Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sling TV

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Sling TV is very cheap, but it only carries one of the channels that broadcasts Lightning games. It may still be worth checking out if you’re a casual Lightning fan.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV offers two different base plans: Sling Blue and Sling Orange. Both plans cost $25/month. If you get both plans, you can pick up a discount.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

SIGN UP
Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

Sling TV’s Blue plan comes with 45+ channels, including NBC Sports Network. There’s no way to get Fox Sports Sun, though.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

The full list of apps includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV,
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV,
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up), iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome on Mac and Windows recommended

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

With Sling Blue, you get three simultaneous streams. However, all Sling Orange channels have a one-stream-at-a-time limitation.

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV is the only major streaming service that makes you pay for recording features. For $5/month, you can record Sling Blue channels– but not Sling Orange channels.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV’s live TV partners provide a fair amount of on-demand content. Most of the on-demand library consists of recently aired TV shows, but there are some movies to watch as well.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

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Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on AT&T TV Now

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AT&T TV Now is somewhat pricey, but its menu of available channels is deep. You’ll have to get one of the more expensive plans if you want to watch every Lightning game.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages

The Plus plan has NBC Sports Network, but you’ll need to upgrade to Max to get Fox Sports Sun. All AT&T Now plans come with HBO. Other streaming services that offer HBO typically offer it as an add-on.

Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO
SIGN UP
Max
7-day free trial
$70.00/ month

60+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO + Cinemax
SIGN UP
*Note that AT&T TV Now offers several other plans that are hidden until you click to sign up.

To learn more about AT&T TV Now’s pricing and packages, click here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

The Max package is pricey, but it comes with both Showtime and HBO. You also get Fox Sports Sun and NBC Sports Network. These are the two channels you need to catch all the Lightning’s regular season games. 

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s channels.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

Here’s a full list of available apps:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up, 5th gen and up for 4K), Amazon Fire TV (2nd gen and up, 1st gen for Cube), Chromecast (2nd gen and up), Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Samsung TV (2017 and 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV (7000X), Mi TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TV (2nd gen and up), Chromecast Built-in TV
  • Gaming consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up), iOS (10 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari recommended

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s supported devices.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

You can get three simultaneous streams by purchasing a feature upgrade. Without the upgrade, the simultaneous stream limit is two devices.

To learn more about AT&T TV Now’s streaming policy, click here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

AT&T TV Now originally didn’t offer any type of DVR back when it was called DirecTV Now, but now all subscribers get a 20-hour DVR when they subscribe for no additional cost.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s DVR.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

AT&T’s vast resources have allowed it to create a fairly big library of content. Along with content from AT&T TV’s channel partners, you also get AT&T originals like Mr. Mercedes.

Check here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library.

Free 7-day Trial

Subscribe Now

Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is yet another streaming service that carries all the channels you need to watch the Lightning this year. Its most unique feature is its slick-looking interface, which provides live TV recommendations.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

You get over 70 channels when you subscribe. Various optional channel add-ons will increase the base price. 

You can learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing here.

YouTube TV Channels

YouTube supports both Fox Sports Sun and NBC Sports Network. You don’t have to pay extra for those, since they are both included with the main plan. You also get ESPN, CBS Sports and several other sports networks. The mix of channels appeals to a wide range of other TV interests.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s channels, check here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

The full list of supported devices includes: 

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (select models), Samsung TV (2016+ models only), LG TV (2016+ models only), Vizio (select SmartCast models), Hisense (select models), Sharp (select models)
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (9.1 and up)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One (all versions)
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

You can learn more about YouTube TV’s supported devices here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

You can watch streams through your account on up to three different devices at once, but there’s no way to get more simultaneous streams if you need them.

You can learn more about YouTube TV’s streaming policy here.

YouTube TV DVR

With unlimited recording time and a nine-month recording retention policy, YouTube TV’s DVR is best-in-class. You can create six different profiles, each with its own unlimited DVR.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s DVR storage, check here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

Since the YouTube TV app integrates with YouTube, you can watch all kinds of user-generated content. Some movies and many recently aired TV show episodes are also available.

You can learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library here.

Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on PlayStation Vue

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Source: PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue offers reasonable prices, great features and a deep menu of channels– including all the channels you need to watch every Lightning game.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

Lightning fans will probably want to get the Core subscription plan. It’s only slightly more expensive than the cheapest plan and it comes with all the channels you need to watch the Lightning’s regular season games.

You can learn more about PlayStation Vue’s pricing and packages here.

PlayStation Vue Channels

With Core, you get both Fox Sports Sun and NBC Sports Network. Access comes with NBC Sports Network, but not Fox Sports Sun.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s channels, check here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

The full list of PlayStation Vue supported devices includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV (all gens), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (all gens), Chromecast (1st gen and up) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up)
  • Smart TVs: Amazon Fire TV (all gens), Android TV (all gens) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android OS 5.0 and up, iOS 9 and up, and Amazon Fire HD6 tablets and up
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge are recommended (most recent versions will work)

You can learn more about PlayStation Vue supported devices here.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

All PlayStation Vue subscribers can stream to up to 5 devices simultaneously.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s streaming policy, check here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

Each package includes an unlimited DVR that lets you record as much content as you want and keep that content for 28 days.

Learn more about PlayStation Vue’s DVR option here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

You’ll find movies that Sony and many of its partners have produced in the PlayStation Vue on-demand vault, along with lots of recently aired TV show episodes.

Get a more detailed breakdown of PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library here.

How to Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV NowYouTube TV or PlayStation Vue

How to Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on Roku

You can watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV NowYouTube TV or PlayStation Vue.

How to Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on Apple TV

You can watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV NowYouTube TV or PlayStation Vue

Watch the Tampa Bay Lightning on NHL.TV (Out-of-Market)

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Source: NHL.TV

Out-of-market Tampa Bay Lightning fans may want to consider NHL.TV. Blackout restrictions will stop in-market fans from viewing live games, but if you live outside of the market you can watch most of the games. If you miss the game live, you can pull up a recording of the game after it’s over. Blackout restrictions don’t apply to on-demand game recordings. You can either buy a monthly pass or sign up for an entire season for a discount. A variety of NHL.TV apps let you tune in live via your phone or TV device.

Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.