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nhl.tv 4.99 USD preliminary round VPN Required

If you go to nhl.com using USA VPN you can sign up and includes all games in preliminary round as long as you change your VPN connection to be out of market of the home team. I already re-upped for SNOW at 19.99 but may sign up for this as well to compare quality. If we assume they will charge 4.99 per round , then cost could be 25 usd for entire season vs 40.00 for SNOW... I guess with the exchange the cost will be about the same in Cdn dollars but if quality is better on NHL.TV then may be better to go with that.. also noticed only game on CBC is the 1st Montreal game of preliminary round? Not sure if this is because this technically is not the playoffs yet so not sure if CBC will show more games starting in the fist round or be adding more to preliminary round?
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Thanks for the idea. Just tried another option. If you use a VPN of another country (such as in Europe), you can get the playoffs for 20 USD.
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From my experience a VPN is not enough. Unless someone has managed to get it to work, but I had to use a website called unlocator to be able to watch games out of my network.

I used to watch the NHL games from my PS4 using the NHL app and it worked ok but a bit laggy, even though I have 120mbps

Not sure how I'm going to watch the playoffs yet
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stjonnypopo wrote: From my experience a VPN is not enough. Unless someone has managed to get it to work, but I had to use a website called unlocator to be able to watch games out of my network.

I used to watch the NHL games from my PS4 using the NHL app and it worked ok but a bit laggy, even though I have 120mbps

Not sure how I'm going to watch the playoffs yet
Looks like they've tightened things up, unfortunately. Not likely to work after all.
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stjonnypopo wrote: From my experience a VPN is not enough. Unless someone has managed to get it to work, but I had to use a website called unlocator to be able to watch games out of my network.

I used to watch the NHL games from my PS4 using the NHL app and it worked ok but a bit laggy, even though I have 120mbps

Not sure how I'm going to watch the playoffs yet
unlocator is a vpn....
Yes you probably need to use VPN when watching it and yes its possible that they may block some popular vpn servers
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I use IronSocket's SmartDNS feature, works like a charm with NHL.tv and Hulu
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Maybe it's me but even though we have Covid and limited options, I am not that interested.
But enjoy everyone!
It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable. Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too.
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bryceton wrote: unlocator is a vpn....
Yes you probably need to use VPN when watching it and yes its possible that they may block some popular vpn servers
Unlocator is also a smart dns....

What I'm saying is a VPN alone doesn't work, unlocator uses a smart DNS to change your location.
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jblade44 wrote: If you go to nhl.com using USA VPN you can sign up and includes all games in preliminary round as long as you change your VPN connection to be out of market of the home team. I already re-upped for SNOW at 19.99 but may sign up for this as well to compare quality. If we assume they will charge 4.99 per round , then cost could be 25 usd for entire season vs 40.00 for SNOW... I guess with the exchange the cost will be about the same in Cdn dollars but if quality is better on NHL.TV then may be better to go with that.. also noticed only game on CBC is the 1st Montreal game of preliminary round? Not sure if this is because this technically is not the playoffs yet so not sure if CBC will show more games starting in the fist round or be adding more to preliminary round?
Schedule is here there is 2 games on CBC but all are also on some SN channel as well. You better bet that SN is looking to grab some ratings and advertising $

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-round-robi ... -317365910
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M33 wrote: Looks like they've tightened things up, unfortunately. Not likely to work after all.
That's why you use something like nhll66 .ir :)
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What’s the quality like? Is there any way to get a 4k stream?
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MJB wrote: Maybe it's me but even though we have Covid and limited options, I am not that interested.
But enjoy everyone!
Imagine everyone on this forum posting they weren't interested in every thread they weren't interested in for absolutely no reason other than the fact they are not interested.
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JasonT428980 wrote: What’s the quality like? Is there any way to get a 4k stream?
I think it's 720p60fps. No one streams NHL in 4K, hardly get pure 1080p60fps.
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Aug 23, 2019
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I won't be surprised at all if they move all of the playoff games to Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360 and One.
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1C5 wrote: Imagine everyone on this forum posting they weren't interested in every thread they weren't interested in for absolutely no reason other than the fact they are not interested.
@MJB

I watched opening day baseball last night and the whole thing was really sad. Understandably they can't stop talking about covid because different players keep getting it and there are no fans. The whole thing struck me as very sad and was not a distracting escape from life like tv sports used to be. If NHL is going to be the same, I think even 5 bucks might be steep.
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stjonnypopo wrote: Unlocator is also a smart dns....

What I'm saying is a VPN alone doesn't work, unlocator uses a smart DNS to change your location.
Smart DNS is a basic option with almost any paid vpn provider...
Yes a VPN is absolutely enough

however NHL can block any ip address they want..
Same with netflix etc..

certainly expect the free vpns to be blocked.. (and some paid ones)

thats why some vpns will work and others wont..

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