By NHL shoots but no score
I found the app toggles from high definition to standard definition. I thought it was a bandwidth problem with my home network. Visited a friend with a much faster internet connection and they are having the same problem. This wasn’t an issue about two years ago. So what changed.
I can understand blackouts with the local team but they also black out games broadcast on the NHL channel and NBC channels. This package was originally advertised as “watch any game, home or away”. I dislike any company trying to force me to subscribe to something I don’t want.
Maybe it’s just me but this seems to have turned into a money grab.
Center Ice is even worse.
Too bad. I am an avid hockey fan but I am not putting up with this any more. The NHL should realize that down south hockey isn’t that popular so you should treat your viewers better.
No stars for this app but you have to give at least one to submit.
Going downhill 2/5
This app used to meet all the needs of my 10-year-old son. He would turn a game on and fall asleep listening to the game. The game is automatically turn off when it was over. Now the app turns off after 2 to 3 minutes. We also purchased the viewing package for Christmas. It works fairly well, but I agree with the other gentleman that blocked games should only be for free local channels. Otherwise we wouldn't have purchased this one and would've purchased a package from cable.
Blackouts are ridiculous 1/5
The blackouts are absolutely ridiculous. Save your money and just watch online feeds because that’s what you will have to do half the time to see your team play anyway. The app
works fine, as a matter of fact it’s really good, but at least a third of the regular season games will be blacked out and even though you paid for them you won’t be able to watch them.
Efficient setup, however extremely slow 3/5
I can be sitting here for 5 minutes just waiting for the app to startup, which is very irritating. Otherwise I think the app is easy to navigate and overall quite nice.
News updates regarding injuries, roster moves, and active lineups. 4/5
It would be nice if this app included news updates for your favorite team regarding roster transactions due to injuries as well as which players are in the lineup for each game. Similar to what is done with the MLB app.
The Sabres exist 1/5
I am a Sabres fan. The app supposedly allows you to change the icon to any team you want instead of the NHL logo. However, the Sabres are not an option. That is absurd.
Very inconsistent 2/5
By Right wing 18
The playback is consistently glitchy, heavily pixelated and freezes up. The app crashes constantly on my iPad, sometimes 3-4 times in a 5-10 minute time span.
Bring back the condensed games and post video replays of every goal quicker.
This app has the potential to be great. Please invest in developing something that is best in class. MLB has figured it out, why can't the NHL? NHL.TV is not cheap so the app shouldn't be.
APP IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE & NO VIDEO! 1/5
By CHRIS ROSS™
I’m convinced you guys are no just partnered but the same org with EA Canada & their crap NHL SERIES GAME this year! Seriously this app has absolutely NO MORE VALUE as at one time LONG LONG AGO, in the before time... MAYBE!
By NHL NBA
#1 Please add a notification to the app so during an NHL game fans can know when each period starts if they are not listening and or watching an NHL game.
#2 Can you please update the radio part of the app and the notifications for this app they are not in sink. When listening to a Blackhawks game using the radio part of this app I get the notifications before I hear what happened during the game. Or can you please bring back the Blackhawks app that was a good app.
#3 Please add a notification option in so that fans of NHL can stop getting the watch now notification during an NHL game.
#4 I’m not saying the NHL app is a bad app and that the Blackhawks app was better. Its just I remember in the Blackhawks app there were things that the NHL app does not have or do.
Want my Bruins app back! 1/5
Can anybody tell me why NHL had to overtake the apps for all teams?! ‘ One size fits all’ never works! They are obviously not up to the task. I used to love my bruins app, it would send me notification about everything I requested - start game , end periods , end game , all scores, news relevant to the Bruins. This garbage app sends me random notifications , out of order, I would get the 4:0 notification and then the 2:0 and I think they overruled 2 goals or something, almost never notifies me about final score / end of game. I know programming is tough but that’s why I am not a software engineer ! Whoever designed this piece of junk should take a look at the old bruins app and learn something !!!
Fix it 3/5
Lots of glitching when trying to fast forward, rewind, and play short videos. Blackout restrictions are too common and kill the point of buying NHL premium. Would also like a queue button for games that I'd like to watch later on.
Blackouts so many blackouts 1/5
Better app icon 3/5
I love my local hockey team the Pittsburgh penguins and would like to have a better icon for this app with their logo much bigger, a black background and no nhl banner please.
Purchased a premium package to watch games. Freezes and buffers continually. I've had the ISP check and it's not on our end. I spent a fortune for this and it just doesn't work. I won't be renewing. All other apps work fine and I stream movies just fine. NHL support always blames my internet. Don't think so. 👎🏻
Don't waste your money on NHL premium 1/5
Took away half of the old features such as 10 minute condensed games, highlights now have no hits, no fights, and are often mysteriously missing important saves or moments, such as injuries. was able to watch my Avs games before the latest updates, now I can't, course that is probably intentional, but I would have at least been a little less mad at the lack of 10 minute condensed games, seriously, if they don't put those back in it's a waste of money, can't believe they replaced a perfectly good app with this piece of junk. As is the "Extended Highlights" aren't worth watching cause there are only goals and saves, NO hits, No important highlights of penalties, no injuries shown. I feel like I'm watching a highlight reel. I used to feel like I was watching a full game condensed into 10 minutes which was much much better. As is is the NFL does so much better at condensed games than the NHL does it's sad.
NHL Network 3/5
I pay for a full season with NHL.TV and there’s not a stream available for NHL Network?!! I bought this for the sole reason not to add a ridiculous package through my cable provider. Step it up! I blame Bettman! Other than that..love the app
This App Ruined Hockey For Me 1/5
I am canceling I am never using this service again. I am spending money for nothing it hardly works and if you try to watch games over you have to watch 100 commercials and spend $25 a month for that? I can’t even watch a replay without constant delays commercials commercials in progress you do realize that this game was already played somebody needs to do the work and edit this if I’m paying the money until then I am out so frustrating so impossible to watch the game over you have ruined hockey for me at least for now it’s a shame the NHL is the absolute worst of any sport in getting this one thing right for the last five years
I pay a lot of money to watch games to only have the feeds be not available. So many blacked out games. I’m done.
Commercial breaks 3/5
If I’m watching a replay there should be no reason I have to fast forward through commercial breaks.
But since I do, it shows the “game length bar” and I can pretty much tell if the game is going to end in regulation or some form of OT.
GET RID OF COMMERCIAL BREAKS ON REPLAYS!
Horrible user experience. 1/5
Cringe at the thought of using this again.
Horrible. Always slow to load.
I'd give it 0 stars if I could 1/5
New update is awful... What am I paying for? Unable to watch games because it can't find my location. I am a very unsatisfied customer of nhl.tv I will definitely not be resubscribing next year. It won't recognize my profile now, won't allow to log in... I hate this app.
Scoreboard Inaccurate 2/5
I was scoreboard watching the Calgary Flames vs. the Vegas Golden Knights. The scoreboard ticks down to the end of the third and shows that the Flames win 2-1. Then I get on the radio and they announce that the game ended with a 4-2 Golden Knights win. If you are going to blackout my ability to watch this game, at least make the app scoreboard accurate.
Complete Liars 1/5
By No Longer in Canada
They “claim” you can watch games live so I bought the app. Literally only once have I successfully watched a Ducks game on this app. Every single time I try it says it’s blacked out. If they have any conscience at all they’ll refund my money. Complete false advertising, DO NOT PAY A DIME FOR THIS APP!
What happened to the ice tracker? 1/5
Ice tracker, with the on-ice players pictured on the diagram with goalies at each end, etc. has disappeared from my choices on the iPad app. Loved that feature and want it back. I have an older iPad that I have not updated the app just so I can retain that feature. Wish I could find it on my better iPad, but, alas, I updated your app only to lose my preferred way to use the app.
This app is total trash!!!
By Only getting worse
This review isn’t for the NHL app (which is actually pretty handy and intuitive) its for NHL.tv. Nhltv is without a doubt the biggest rip off to ever be created. The number of games blacked out is hilariously bad, you can’t watch any games your team plays in that are broadcast nationally, and you can’t watch any games broadcast locally. So right away that is over half of the season you can’t watch if your team is frequently broadcasted. What about the playoffs you say? Well don’t worry, because you won’t be able to watch a single game for those. No playoffs, no cup final, nothing. No all star game, no additional content or shows, just a monthly charge to not watch your local team. Pathetic.
Came to their senses. 4/5
Glad the NHL came to it senses and put mirroring back on in one of these updates. It still made watching several games this year a major pain so no way I can go back to 5 stars. For being a league with ratings lower than most college sports the NHL really loves to screw over its hardcore fans on a regular basis. Here’s to hoping the upper levels of league management are purged soon.
Frustrating at times 3/5
Mostly good, but certain information not available and so you have to go to the website for more details like stats and things.
Would you PLEASE make the blue button to watch goals bigger so you don’t mistakenly click on player bios so often? Very annoying that you have to press so precisely to start the video instead of get sent to the goal scorer’s bio.
Lastly, why a commercial every time you want to watch a 30 second goal video?
If they would fix these things, the app would be great for me.
Playing the sports station 4/5
By Bruinsfan 86
This app is a very good app. The biggest problem that I have had with it is the fact that several times that I have used it to listen to my team it’s completely mute. No sound at all and it’s saying that it’s playing. This needs to be fixed. Thank you
WASTE OF MONEY 1/5
How the he🏒🏒 am I supposed to watch hockey??? I live in Connecticut but the Toronto vs Chicago game is backed out?!?!? What the??? Blacked out. Ive NEVER once seen a full game live because they’re all blacked out!
For the price get sling and spare the pocketbook.
TvOS app gets worse every update 1/5
It’s astounding how every time the tvOS app updates I have to brace myself for more bugs and removed features and unhidden scores. How incompetent do you have to be to have Siri voice commands for scrubbing video for years and then just remove it. Best sport, worst league.
By Scott Hull
Why did you have to monetize this? As if you’re not making money. Stupid
Horrible Video !!! 2/5
By Real gas fan
They need to fix the video on this app. It is so blurry you can’t tell what is happening. This started with the last NHL update.
Otherwise the app is fine.
Latest update burns phone battery 3/5
By nhl watcher
Noticed that latest app update bleed iphone battery like crazy - 1% of charge a minute. Developers, please fix it!
Ticket management is a total failure 1/5
By COA Cyclist
So the Nashville Predators have gone completely digital this year, you are supposed to be able to pull up a digital barcode but every time I click on the ticket management screen, the app crashes. Come on, NHL, if you are moving to digital tickets, make sure the ticketing software works.
Slowest App 2/5
Great content at Dial up speed
Why??? Why remove features??? 2/5
Why ruin a good app with an update that removes features? It doesn't make sense!
You can no longer switch game feeds while watching a game, in other words, if you want to switch from rangers tv feed to islanders tv feed, you have to quit the game and start all over, you can't do it while watching.
Team Schedules Missing 2/5
So frustrating how you can’t see your teams full schedule anymore in calendar view. What was the purpose of taking that away?
App used to be good, now horrible 😕 1/5
By Cyrus all day
This app used to be so good. But lately its been getting worse. Took away key features that users enjoy, somehow made it less user friendly, and it takes forever to load now all of a sudden. I use yahoo sports or espn app now for my NHL scores. The leagues own app is just not good enough or fast enough for this sport.
Stop with the sportsclips ads 1/5
I paid to watch hockey not sports clips barber shop video ads.
Too much. 1/5
By Impressed but frustrated
Too much unwanted garbage; “upgrades” have made it less functional and less enjoyable for me.
Constantly re-linking 1/5
1/18/18: Your app is garbage this year. I have purchased nhl.tv through our directv subscription and on my phone and iPad I constantly have to keep re-linking the 2 accounts every time I want to watch or listen to games! Also, when logging in, the only option is to log out first (even though I’m not logged in) the log back it. Very tedious and frustrating.
Slow loading 3/5
Very slow to load
Craps up 2/5
Sometimes I’ve got no notifications for my favorite team
Not bad. Would be much better if you added a widget so I could quickly and easily check scores.
App loading time 2/5
Why does it take 32 seconds to open the App on my X ? Is it preloading the first 5 minutes of every game highlight or what???
What happened? 3/5
This used to be one of my best apps. This app takes so long to open now it drives me crazy
New update? 1/5
My app doesn’t even open. It’s a grey screen loading.
By Lee unit babbbbes
It’s slow as hell take about a minute to even open up the app then another minute just to open up a tab. I’ll have full service or full WiFi and it’s still comes in blurry as hell. Just really annoying. Spending $160 a year on this stupid app and it hardly works. It’d be amazing I’m this app would work.