As a lifelong New York Rangers fan, I know firsthand how vital it is to be able to watch their games on TV. With so many options available these days, it can be overwhelming to figure out which channel or package you need to watch the Rangers if you use Optimum as your TV provider. In this article, I’ll break it down and give you all the information you need to catch every Rangers game this season.
First off, let’s talk about the primary channel for Rangers games on Optimum – MSG Network. MSG is the home of Rangers hockey and carries the majority of their regular-season games. To get MSG on your Optimum package, you’ll need to subscribe to the Optimum Preferred or Optimum Select package. Both packages include MSG as well as a variety of other sports, news, and entertainment channels.
If you’re looking for even more Rangers content, you may want to consider upgrading to the Optimum Silver or Optimum Gold package. Both packages include MSG Plus – a sister channel to MSG that also carries Rangers games as well as additional hockey coverage. MSG Plus is also available on the Optimum Preferred and Optimum Select packages, but upgrading to Silver or Gold gives you access to more channels and features like DVR service.
In addition to MSG and MSG Plus, Rangers games may also be broadcast on national networks like NBC and NBC Sports. These games are typically reserved for prime-time matchups and playoff games, but it’s important to keep an eye on the TV schedule to ensure you don’t miss any important games. Both NBC and NBC Sports are included in the Optimum Preferred and Select packages, so you won’t need to pay extra to access them.
For those who prefer to stream games online or on mobile devices, Optimum also offers a variety of options. The Optimum TV app allows you to watch live and on-demand content from your favorite channels, including MSG and NBC Sports. Additionally, the MSG Go app offers live and on-demand streams of Rangers games for viewers with a valid Optimum login. Both options require an Optimum subscription and internet connection.
In summary, if you’re looking for the best channels to watch Rangers games on Optimum, your best bet is to subscribe to the Optimum Preferred or Select package. These packages include the MSG Network and many other sports channels. To catch even more Rangers games and hockey coverage, consider upgrading to the Optimum Silver or Gold package. And don’t forget to keep an eye on the TV schedule for national network broadcasts and streaming options like the Optimum TV and MSG Go apps.
Q: Do I need to pay extra to access MSG or other sports channels on Optimum?
A: Yes, the MSG Network and many other sports channels are only included in the Optimum Preferred and Select packages, which require an additional subscription fee. The Optimum Silver and Gold packages offer even more sports channels and features, but also come with a higher price tag.
Q: Do I need to be at home to watch Rangers games on Optimum?
A: No, with the Optimum TV app and MSG Go app, you can watch Rangers games on your mobile device from anywhere with an internet connection.
Q: Can I record Rangers games on Optimum’s DVR service?
A: Yes, if you subscribe to the Optimum Silver or Gold packages, you’ll have access to Optimum’s DVR service, which allows you to record and store Rangers games (as well as other shows and movies) for later viewing.
Q: Is there a limit to how many devices I can use to stream Rangers games on Optimum?
A: Yes, the Optimum TV app and MSG Go app have certain restrictions on the number of devices that can be used simultaneously. Check with Optimum customer service for more information on these restrictions.
Q: What do I do if my Rangers game is blacked out on Optimum?
A: Blackouts occur when a game is being broadcast on a local network – in this case, MSG or MSG Plus – and is not available for streaming in certain areas. If your game is blacked out, it’s likely because it’s being shown on a national network instead of a local one. Check the TV schedule or apps for alternate viewing options.