After some exciting regional match ups, NCAA’s Frozen Four will begin on Thursday, April 7th. The Frozen Four are the last teams standing looking to win the title of best NCAA hockey team for the season. The two semifinal games are on April 7th with the Quinnipiac Bobcats facing off again the Boston College Eagles at 5:00 p.m. ET. Following this game, the North Dakota Fighting Hawk will play the Denver Pioneers at a targeted start date of 8:30 p.m. ET.
Both of these matchups are highly anticipated, especially since all of the teams except Quinnipiac are known as perennial college hockey powerhouses. Quinnipiac has burst onto the scene in recent years including a tough loss to in-state rival Yale in the 2013 NCAA Championship game. Obviously, all four teams are hoping to squeeze by their difficult opponents to play in the final game this season which is on Saturday, April 9th, starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.
If you are a fan who may have cut cable or is just looking for a way to watch the Frozen Four online, you are in luck. Below is a guide on your options and our recommendations for the easiest ways to pick a Frozen Four live stream.
Sling TV- The Easiest Way to Watch a Frozen Four Live Stream
In early 2015, Dish Network launched its subscription streaming service, Sling TV. It is offered as a full cable alternative and will be an awesome way for hockey fans to watch the Frozen Four online. A subscription to Sling TV only costs $20 per month and there is currently a free 7-day trial that you could always use to watch the Frozen Four online free!
The $20 per month gets you Sling TV’s basic package that includes more than 20 popular cable channels live streaming. TBS, TNT, CNN, ESPN, and ESPN2 are just some of the channels that make up the lineup. The two semifinal games of the Frozen Four will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN will be airing the NCAA Championship game. That means you can watch every second of the Frozen Four streaming with Sling TV.
Sling TV (review) can be live streamed with phones, tablets, computers, or devices like Chromecast or Roku on your TV. If you don’t yet have one of these devices, you should check out Sling TV’s limited offer. When you decide to subscribe to three months of Sling TV you can choose from either a free Roku 2 or 50% off the retail cost of a Roku 3 as an added bonus. When you do the math, you realize Sling TV ends up being the added bonus because the Roku 2 for example retails at $70. So, you are basically getting $10 off the Roku 2 and Sling TV along with it, you cannot deny it is an awesome deal.
If you are a T-Mobile customer Sling TV will actually give you 30% off the monthly subscription costs, so it’d now be only $14 per month. One of the best parts of the deal is if you stream Sling TV on your phone, it does not even affect your data if you have the T-Mobile Binge On Plan. Learn more about this offer here and about how easy it is to watch a Frozen Four live stream on Sling TV.
Subscribe to PlayStation Vue and Watch the Frozen Four Online
Sony launched a subscription streaming service to compete with Sling TV as a cable alternative called PlayStation Vue. It will also be an incredibly easy way to watch a Frozen Four live stream, since ESPN and ESPN2 are both included in the starting package for PlayStation Vue. Previously, the service was only available in select cities, but Sony has now rolled it out across the United States.
The new package is slightly different than the previously offered one in the pre-existing regions with the biggest change is cable channels like ABC, NBC, and FOX are not available live, only as on-demand. But, you can still watch more than 50 cable channels with PlayStation Vue and you can watch the Frozen Four streaming with a subscription.
You can live stream all of PlayStation Vue’s channels offered with your iOS devices, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and of course your PlayStation consoles. There are some limitations if you are looking to stream on your iOS devices away from your home, but inside the house it is full access. All of this costs $29.99 per month, with no contract required.
We mentioned ESPN and ESPN2 are in the starting package, which is called Access Slim. In addition, channels like FS1, TNT, TBS, Travel, USA, CNN, AMC, and many others are included. So, not only can you watch the Frozen Four online, but you can watch tons of other live sports and popular TV shows. If you want to learn more, check out our review on PlayStation Vue where we go into even more detail.
NCAA Frozen Four TV Schedule
Thursday, April 7th
Boston College vs. Quinnipiac – 5:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2/Sling TV)
Denver vs. North Dakota – 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2/Sling TV)
Saturday, April 9th
NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Final – Teams TBA – 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN/Sling TV)
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