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How to Watch Today's Denver Broncos Game Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch the Denver Broncos live without cable on the device of your choice, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more.

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Table of Contents
  1. Important channels
  2. Top picks
  3. Out-of-Market
  4. What to watch on the Denver Broncos Sideline
  5. FAQ
  6. More NFL Teams

Our top pick for watching Denver Broncos football is Fubo. With Fubo, Broncos fans can watch the team on their local CBS or FOX affiliate and, as a bonus, can also tune in to Altitude Sports and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain broadcasts for Avalanche, Nuggets, and Rockies games in-market.

Broncos fans that also want to follow the new look Colorado Buffaloes under coach Deon Sanders can get PAC-12 Network by upgrading to Fubo’s “Sports Lite” package.

If you are a Broncos fan that lives in Denver or Boulder and prefers to watch games on your phone or tablet, it’s impossible to beat NFL+. The NFL’s streaming service carries the entire Broncos’ season through the NFL playoffs for a savings of $800 over Fubo or YouTube TV.

FuboTV Sports Lite

Watch KCNC-TV, CBS 4 Denver, ABC, FOX, ESPN, NBC, and upgrade for Altitude Sports and AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain broadcasts. Watch Colorado football on PAC-12 Network.

$84.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

Paramount+

Budget pick. Watch the Broncos on your local CBS affiliate across the mountain west.

$5.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

YouTube TV

Watch the Broncos in-market or out-of-market by adding NFL Sunday Ticket ($349).

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

Important channels

The most important channels for Broncos fans are CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC. We have listed all of the live TV streaming providers, the latest free trials, and which carry the important channels for watching NFL games, below.

FuboDIRECTV STREAMParamount+Hulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
ABC ABC
CBS CBS
ESPN ESPN
FOX FOX
NBC NBC
NFL Network NFL Network
NFL RedZone NFL RedZone

Note: Sling TV carries FOX and NBC, but only in select markets.

Top picks

As I established above, the Broncos are one of the most televised teams, and are regularly on CBS affiliates across the mountain west. If you live in one one of these regions, the options that follow are your best bet for streaming Broncos games.

Fubo TV has all the channels Broncos fans across the mountain west need to watch games every Sunday, plus ESPN and NBC for nationally televised games. Fubo carries KCNC-TV, CBS 4 Denver for regular season action, playoff games, and Super Bowl LVIII.

Pros

  • Full coverage. Full local Broncos coverage from Denver and Boulder
  • 4K option for playoff games on FOX
  • Denver regional sports networks. Fubo is one of two live TV streaming providers that carries AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountains and Altitude Sports, which are the local RSNs for Denver sports.
  • Rockies, Avalanche, Nuggets. With AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain, fans will have access to the Colorado Rockies regular season in-market, and Altitude Sports is the TV home of the Avalanche and Nuggets.

Cons

  • Lacks TBS and TNT
  • Lags behind competition with only 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage

Paramount+ carries KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver as part of its NFL on CBS package, and is a great budget pick for in-market Broncos fans, although there will be some holes in coverage.

Paramount+ does not have the full channel roster Broncos fans need to watch every single game, and yet, with the rollout of the NFL on CBS, which offers an extensive lineup of AFC action, Paramount+ is a great budget option.

Fans can save over $700 per year versus a platform like Fubo. If the primary goal is just watching AFC NFL games, Paramount+ isn’t a bad choice.

Pros

  • Watch Broncos games on CBS
  • Carries AFC Playoffs
  • Carries Super Bowl LVIII

Cons

  • Major gaps in coverage

DirecTV Stream offers all the channels you need to watch the Broncos live without cable, but also features AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountains and Altitude Sports in the “Choice” package.

Although some have been critical of its loopholes, DIRECTV STREAM offers unlimited DVR, which is a benefit if you want to record a Broncos game to watch later.

Unfortunately for Buffs fans, DIRECTV STREAM doesn’t carry PAC-12 Network. If you want to watch the Broncos on Sundays and the Buffaloes on Saturday’s Fubo “Sports Lite” is a much better choice.

Pros

  • Full local Broncos coverage from Denver TV market
  • Unlimited DVR
  • Carries Altitude Sports and AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain

Cons

  • Lacks 4K option
  • Lacks PAC-12 Network

Another option that offers the NFL channels Broncos fans need. Since I have been using Hulu + Live TV, the company has stepped up its DVR storage and user-experience, offering an excellent lineup of college and pro football channels.

Unfortunately, PAC-12 Network is missing, so Hulu isn’t a good option for watching Colorado football this season.

Read our full Hulu + Live TV review for more details, including the pros and cons of their ESPN+ bundle.

Pros

  • Full local Broncos coverage
  • ESPN+ comes in base package

Cons

  • Lacks 4K option
  • Lacks Avalanche, Rockies, and Nuggets in-market

YouTube TV features the channels you need to watch the Broncos, plus a number of attractive features built just for sports fans.

If you have moved away from the Mountain West but still want to follow the Broncos, add NFL Sunday Ticket to YouTube TV for an extra $349.

Unfortunately, YouTube TV does not carry PAC-12 Network so several Buffaloes games will be missing from the platform.

Read our full YouTube TV sports review for more details.

Pros

  • Full local Broncos coverage
  • Excellent 4K upgrade at great price
  • Unlimited DVR
  • Sunday Ticket can be add-on, with Multiview

Cons

  • Google account required to signup
  • Lacks Avalanche, Rockies, and Nuggets in-market

Out-of-Market

If you don’t live in Denver, or the mountain west, you will likely get a regional game on Sundays instead of the Broncos. To circumvent this and get out-of-market games, the best bet is to buy NFL Sunday Ticket.

YouTube TV is the home of NFL Sunday Ticket. To get access to the Bronco’s regular season, out-of-market YouTube TV charges $349 above and beyond the base subscription, but it will allow you to choose which games you want to tune into on Sundays.

What to watch on the Denver Broncos Sideline

Sean Payton, the former longtime coach of the Saints, will take the helm as the head coach of the Broncos this season. Our editorial team lives in Wyoming, which means we are in the heart of the Broncos TV region. Watching Sean Payton attempt to resurrect a team that has struggled in recent seasons will incentivize us to tune in on Sundays.


FAQ

Which regions of the country are in-market for Denver Broncos games?

Nate Silver’s 538 blog ranks the Broncos as one of the most televised NFL teams in terms of geographic scope of the broadcasts, which means the Broncos are often on TV across much of the west, even well outside of Denver.

When you study maps from 506 Sports, a site that tracks the ever changing regional landscape of NFL broadcasts, you see that the Broncos are often on TV not only in Colorado, but also:

Montana, Western Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and even Nevada.

Can I watch the Broncos on Altitude Sports?

No, you can’t watch Broncos games on Altitude Sports. Altitude Sports carries in-market Avalanche and Nuggets games, but not Broncos games.


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