Revamped NHL app with HD live video, picture-in-picture support and more now available

By , Feb 1, 2016

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Today, the National Hockey League (NHL) has rebooted its iOS application with tons of goodies, including full support for iOS 9 features like picture-in-picture mode on compatible iPad models.

The new NHL 7.0 app delivers high-definition live video streaming at a silky smooth sixty frames per second on the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus.

It also provides the ability to subscribe to NHL Premium, a new package that lets you watch the dramatic final minutes of NHL games, including 3-on-3 OT and shootouts, and extended highlight packages, and includes a bunch of other enhancements that hockey fans will very much appreciate.

NHL 7.0 for iOS highlights

In addition to the aforesaid enhancements, the new NHL app should also delight hockey fans with such features as closed captioning for live video, searchable video highlights, customized favorite team experiences and more.

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Yes, the new app is also available on the latest Apple TV.

It was built by MLB Advanced Media, the major league baseball’s technology unit which also happens to handle streaming video for HBO NOW, WWE, MLB and a variety of other providers.

The app is available on other platforms, too, including Sony’s PlayStation 4 where you have a mosaic view for watching a cool six high-definition video feeds at a time.

NHL Premium

For a low monthly fee of $2.99 per month, NHL Premium subscribers get extended highlight packages for every game and can watch the final minutes, including 3-on-3 OT and shootouts, of every live out-of-market game.

NHL 7.0 for iOS highlights

Here are all the improvements, enhancements and new features that the redesigned NHL app brings to the table:

  • Redesigned official NHL App, including support for iOS 9
  • Introducing NHL Premium: watch the dramatic final minutes of NHL games, including 3-on-3 OT and shootouts, and extended highlight packages
  • 60 frames per second HD streaming for live video on iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad
  • Customize the home screen to feature your designated favorite team (iPhone only)
  • Team homepage with individual team scoreboards and complete information such as schedules, news, team statistical leaders, tickets, official merchandise, rosters and social media (iPhone only)
  • Watch the Free Games of the Week
  • Multitasking and Picture-in-Picture capabilities (iPad only; requires iOS 9)
  • League-wide scoreboard with new scoring summary carousel and inline video highlights
  • Universal support for NHL Premium subscribers, accessible on iPhone, iPad and other supported smartphones and tablets
  • Searchable video library
  • Video and audio electronic programming guides
  • Closed captioning for live video

People who are subscribed to the $24.99 per month NHL.TV service shall receive their NHL Premium subscription at no additional cost.


NHL 7.0 for iOS requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 8.0 or later. Picture-In-Picture is available on the iPad Pro, iPad Air or later and iPad mini 2 or later. Some features required devices with iOS 9.0 or later.

Grab the new NHL app at no charge in the App Store.

To download this app on your Apple TV, search for “NHL”  on the tvOS App Store.

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  • Vinnie

    seriously, you cannot use an iPhone 6 for 60fps?

  • Too bad it ruins the ability to get Game Center without purchasing it… Yeah iDB, I do not believe in having to pay those certain groups. The NHL gets enough of my money as it is and I don’t believe in paying for a service (on NHL, MLB or NBA) where my favorite team, who generally is one of the closest to where I live, will have all their live feeds blacked out.

    In fact, I can’t even remember a time this whole season where I was actually able to stream any Blackhawks’ game live. What do any of these dopes think we would want with paying for a season of streaming, just to find out all our favorite teams are blacked out? I live in the Midwest and there are actually 5-7 MLB teams that I can’t watch due to blackout restrictions. Why would I want to spend $100 for that garbage??

    • EdT

      Completely agree. I live in an area where the Wild, the Blues, the Black Hawks and the Avalanche are blacked out because I am ‘in their broadcast area’. THERE ARE NO LOCAL STATIONS THAT CARRY ANY OF THOSE TEAMS IN MY AREA. And if I am paying to watch all of the NHL games, I want access to all of those games even if NBC or the NHL channel is broadcasting them. It’s 2016, not 1986, it’s time to get rid of your cable tv mentality. I’m tired of buying 20 channels I have no interest in to get 1 I want to watch.