How to Watch Altitude Sports Without Cable

Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets fans can watch Altitude Sports on Smart TVs and streaming devices without cable.
DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo have Altitude Sports network in their channel lineups.

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Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets fans can watch Altitude Sports on Smart TVs and streaming devices without cable. 

DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo have Altitude Sports network in their channel lineups. 

The Altitude Sports channel carries in-market NBA and NHL games along with Major League Soccer coverage with Colorado Rapids games. The network also airs the National Lacrosse League’s Colorado Mammoth.

There are six plans that include Altitude Sports. 

You can jump down to the summary of how to watch Altitude Sports without cable, check out Frequently Asked Questions below, or read through all your options.

DIRECTV STREAM, and fubo both offer a free trial. Be sure to cancel before the trial ends if the service isn’t for you, and you want to avoid getting billed. 

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How to Watch Altitude Sports

If you want to watch live sports, such as Colorado Avalanche games, you need to live within the broadcast area of Altitude sports. The network serves the Rocky Mountain region.

The broadcast area for Altitude Sports is across a 10-state region that includes Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Utah, Wyoming, northeastern Nevada, northern New Mexico and western South Dakota.

All you need to start streaming Altitude Sports live is a Smart TV or streaming device. 

Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV all support DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo. 

Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia, Vizio and LG support most live TV services. Game consoles including XBox and PlayStation support watching live TV. 

Mobile devices including iPhones (with updated iOS) and Android smartphones have apps for DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo as well.

If you are a sports fan or cord-cutter in search of your ideal streaming service that has Altitude Sports, chances are you want other sports channels too.

ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3, ACC Network (ACCN), Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, SEC Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, and ESPN Deportes cover NFL, MLB games and other professional and college sports.

You can get many of these networks without having to pay for an sports add-on package.

You may want local broadcast networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX to watch NCAA football, or college basketball. 

Some of these services have a free trial that lasts a week without any obligation. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.


DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) streams Altitude Sports in three of its channel packages 

The Choice plan has more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. The channel lineup includes ESPN, TNT, TBS, entertainment networks such as HGTV and local broadcast channels.

Choice subscribers get a wide selection of 40 regional sports channels, including regional NBC Sports networks.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations.  DIRECTV STREAM is offering $10 off the first three months of service on any plan. There are no hidden fees or contracts. So you can pay month to month and cancel whenever you want.

The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including locals, and sports channels such as NHL Network. The Ultimate package is $109.99 per month. 

The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as Max, Cinemax and Showtime. A subscription is $154.99 per month.

All of these channel lineups are virtually identical to DIRECTV satellite service, but with a slight price difference.

Subscribers can get three months of Max, Showtime, Cinemax and MGM+ for free before the monthly rates kick in.

All subscribers get unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows. You can watch live TV on unlimited screens within your home. 

DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. You can use apps on supported Smart TVs running on Google TV and Android TV. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.

You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.


Fubo (formerly fuboTV) carries Altitude Sports and Altitude Sports+ on all three plans, Pro, Elite and Premium. 

The Pro channel package costs $74.99 per month and has 172 channels. 

Fubo has dedicated sports sections such as NFL. (Photo credit: Jim Kimble / The Cord Cutting Report)

ESPN, ESPN2, Food Network, Fox News, HGTV, Big Ten Network, Disney Junior, and Comedy Central are part of the Pro bundle. You should know that fubo does charge a regional sports fee as part of your monthly bill. 

The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. The Premier plan has 231 channels, including Showtime, for $94.99 per month

Fubo has a variety of add-on packages, depending on your preference for more sports or entertainment networks. 

The fubo Extra bundle adds 59 more channels for $7.99 per month. It includes NBA TV, INSP, Tennis Channel, MTV Live, MTV Classic, FXM, Pac-12 Network, and ESPNews.

The Sports Plus bundle adds 32 more channels and costs $10.99 per month. It includes NFL RedZone, all four Stadium networks, Sports Illustrated TV, Golf TV English, Golf TV Spanish, PAC 12 Arizona, PAC 12 Bay Area, PAC 12 Los Angeles, PAC 12 Mountain, PAC 12 Oregon, PAC 12 Washington, FOX College Sports Atlantic, FOX College Sports Pacific, FNTSY, Fight Network and TyC Sports.

All subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. If you miss a game, you can use fubo’s “look back” feature to watch sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours

fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fubo app.

Fubo has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can watch Altitude Sports live on your smartphone. Subscribers can watch live TV through their web browser.

You can get a free 7-day trial and try out watching Altitude Sports without a cable subscription.

How to Watch Altitude Sports without cable FAQs

These are some of the questions TV viewers have when they are searching for ways to watch Altitude Sports without a traditional TV provider such as a cable or satellite service.

Do any streaming services have Altitude Sports?

Yes. You can subscribe to DIRECTV STREAM or Fubo to watch Altitude Sports. 

Is Altitude Sports on Sling TV?

No. Altitude Sports is currently not available on Sling TV. In fact, Sling TV currently carries no regional sports networks. Sling Orange has national sports networks such as ESPN and ESPN2. Sling Blue has FS1 and NFL Network.

Can you get Altitude Sports on Hulu?

No. Hulu Live TV currently does not carry Altitude Sports. The live TV streaming service has more than 85 live TV channels, including regional sports networks such as NBC Sports.

Does YouTube TV have Altitude Sports?

No. YouTube TV does not have Altitude Sports among its lineup of regional sports networks. YouTube TV currently has more than 128 live TV channels in its base plan.

How much is the AltitudeNow app?

The AltitudeNow app is free to download. But if you want to watch live sports, then you will need to activate the app with a TV provider that carries Altitude Sports in its channel lineup.

How to Stream Altitude Sports without cable

Cord-cutters have two options when it comes to streaming Altitude Sports without cable. 

Fubo has comprehensive coverage of regional sports networks, popular cable TV channels and local channels. A subscription to the Pro plan costs $74.99 per month. The Pro plan has more than 170 live TV channels. Subscribers do pay a regional sports fee. Subscribers pay on a month-to-month basis, so there are no long term commitments. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.

DIRECTV STREAM can watch Altitude Sports in the Choice plan. A subscription costs $99.99 per month, but you can get $10 off for the first three months of service. You can try out the service with a 5-day free trial.

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NOTE: This article was originally published on March 1, 2022, and has been updated.

Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

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