New ‘Rogers NHL’ iOS App Replaces NHL App, Hit with 1-Star Reviews

If you were looking for the standalone NHL for iOS app in Canada, it doesn’t exist anymore in the App Store. Thanks to the 12-year, $5.2 billion deal Rogers inked with the NHL back in 2013, it gave the former full rights for Canada, which also includes the mobile side.

So the NHL app in the App Store relaunched earlier this month as a new app named Rogers NHL. The app is available for iPhone and iPad and offers the usual lives scores, stats, highlights, in-game audio for every game (no blackouts) and more. It’s also the way those with Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE subscriptions can stream live NHL games (blackout restrictions in effect).

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So far, iTunes reviews have slammed the app, giving it 107 one-star reviews out of 153 ratings, as it requires a MyRogers login to listen to audio, unlike before when a regular NHL account would do the job. Some have also mentioned the lack of French broadcast channels. Some angry customers used strong-worded language such as “another pile of Rogers branded garbage” and also phrases like “not worth it”:

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Earlier this month Rogers announced 2015-2016 NHL GameCentre Live pricing, with a new $29.99 monthly subscription option.

Click here to download Rogers NHL in the App Store. Let us know how you like Rogers NHL compared to the old NHL app.

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  • Parksy

    It’s the same as the regular NHL app with Rogers branding and a Rogers sign in instead of an NHL sign in. It’s not that bad.

  • Sean

    I’ll stay with the old one and a VPN.

  • MGSayah

    I dont have any complaints with regards to the app. Works fine for Rogers customers.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Nice thing is this app let’s you “authenticate” your Tv subscription to bypass blackouts. So long as you have the regional channel in your cable package.

  • CanucksGo

    I guess Gary might be surprise that the comments are more positives than negatives. I have no problem with the app as well.

  • Glad to hear it’s working well for some folks! Are you guys Rogers customers? The reviews in iTunes are just downright nasty.

  • Corey Beazer

    Works fine for me I just use it to check scores and who is playing. I wish you could pay to watch a single game.

  • Michal

    personally i found the interface pretty un-intuitive (i’ll give it 2/10)
    in addition, sometimes it directs you to another app (sportsnet)
    frustrating really.

  • dave

    I’m a Rogers customer so I’m not amongst the crowd that is getting hurt but this apparently. I’m curious though of how many people deleted the old app off of their phone and computer? just because it’s gone from the app store doesn’t mean the app doesn’t work. I have the old one and new one (just for comparison purposes) and they both seem to work just fine. The old one works the way it always has as far as i can tell.