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How to Watch the Colorado Rockies Live Without Cable in 2023

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The ownership of AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain is in a state of flux. Rockies fans can watch Denver’s MLB team live on AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain, MLB Network, FS1, and ESPN with fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.”

How to watch the Rockies live without cable
Table of Contents
  1. The most important channels for Rockies fans
  2. How to watch this week’s Rockies games
  3. For Rockies fans in Denver
  4. If you don’t live in Colorado
  5. When the Rockies are on national TV
  6. AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain in Flux
  7. More MLB Teams

If you can’t make it to Coors Field to watch the Rockies in person this season, we have you covered with the best ways to live stream Rockies games on the device of your choice, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, and more. Our top pick, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” carries AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, TBS, MLB Network, FS1, and ESPN, plus KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver for watching the Broncos.

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

Watch MLB Network, plus ESPN, CBS, FOX, TBS, FS1, and more in the base package.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

$24.99 / month

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The most important channels for Rockies fans

MLB regular season games are televised regionally, with a regional sports network (RSN) for each major market that carries the bulk of the season. In Colorado, the local RSN is AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountains, however, as of 2023, AT&T Sportsnet RSNs shut down.

MLB is still working on a solution to broadcast affected teams, but it’s likely that MLB Network will play a major role for Rockies games in 2023.

home runs and altitude

The Rockies play in altitude, about 5,500 feet above sea level. It has been estimated that an average player’s probability of hitting a 400-foot home run is increased by about 3.5% for every 550 feet of altitude.

When the Rockies are on national TV, ESPN, FOX, FS!, MLB Network, or TBS will have the game. Occasionally, the Rockies may also appear in a “streaming exclusive” broadcast on Apple TV+ or Peacock. When the Rockies are on national TV or a streaming exclusive game, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountains will be blacked out.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboTV Sports LiteFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+Orange & Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
FOX FOX
FS1 FS1
MLB Network MLB Network
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
TBS TBS

How to watch this week’s Rockies games

Looking for a specific Rockies game? We list all of the Colorado Rockies TV schedule, plus the live TV streaming providers that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.

For Rockies fans in Denver

AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountains is available in Colorado, parts of Idaho and Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. You can view a territory map, here. For fans inside the viewing area, the live TV streaming streaming services below are both good options for streaming Rockies games, and both usually offer a free trial.

fuboTV – best choice

We like fuboTV for Rockies fans, first and foremost, as a cost savings over DirecTV Stream. Because fuboTV offers its RSNs in its base package, fans save $20 per month over DirecTV Stream’s premium “Choice” package. fuboTV offers more DVR storage at 1,000 hours on signup, and overall we enjoy the interface and experience using fuboTV better than DirecTV Stream.

fuboTV also allows fans to record an entire team’s season to DVR rather than selecting individual games. This is a feature that comes in handy for the long MLB season.

With the addition of Altitude Sports for Nuggets and Avalanche games, fuboTV is now a solid overall option for watching Denver pro sports teams. AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountains samples from pro teams across the mountain west region. The channel carries the Utah Jazz rather than the Denver Nuggets, and the Vegas Golden Knights rather than the Colorado Avalanche.

fuboTV is also one of our top pick for the Denver Broncos.

Read our fuboTV sports review.


DirecTV Stream – comprehensive Denver sports solution

If you want to watch the Rockies, Nuggets, and Avalanche in the regular season, DirecTV Stream, as the only RSN that carries Altitude and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountains, is the only game in town. You can also watch NFL games, as well as Broncos games, on DirecTV Stream.

Read our DirecTV Stream sports review.


If you don’t live in Colorado

If you live outside of Colorado, parts of Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming, you are classified as “out-of-market” for the Rockies, and will need to subscribe to MLB.TV in order to follow along with the Rockies season.

MLB.TV – watch every game

MLB.TV is the premium out-of-market option for MLB fans. With MLB.TV fans can circumvent the regional broadcast rules and watch any game they like, including Colorado Rockies games. If you want to follow just one team all summer, the rate drops to a one time annual fee of $109.99.


ESPN+ – watch out-of-market baseball

ESPN+ plays one out-of-market MLB game every day during the regular season. You can’t follow the Rockies season this way, but you can watch a fun lineup of out-of-market baseball games, which will sometimes include the Rockies.

Read our ESPN+ review.


When the Rockies are on national TV

The Rockies will appear on national TV from time to time. When this happens, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountains will be blacked out. Here is how to watch the Rockies when they take the national stage.

AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain in Flux

As of March 31st, 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery, the parent company of the AT&T Sportsnet RSNs, will be shutting down its operations. This means Rockies games might not air on AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain for the entire season. However, it does appear that AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain, with its cable TV contracts, may be taken over by the team or by MLB.

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