How to Watch AXS TV without Cable

The Spool Staff
June 25, 2024

Quick answer - our top three options to watch AXS TV without Cable:

DirecTV Stream
5-day free trial. $79.99/month. AXS TV included.
Go to DirecTV Stream
Sling TV
$40 $20 for the first month. AXS TV included.
Go to Sling TV
Philo
7-day free trial. $28/month. AXS TV included.
Go to Philo

AXS TV brings you a true gritty mix of music and sports programming. Not only do you get retrospectives, live specials, and feature series like Music’s Greatest Mysteries and Classic Albums; you can also get these hands on bareknuckle fighting matches, and the best of pro wrestling from NJPW and TNA. The best part is you can AXS it all with just your internet connection and a live TV subscription.

To watch AXS without cable, sign up for a subscription to any of the live TV streaming options below. You can read more information about each of the different prices and offers below to determine which service is best for you.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is a streaming service that offers everything from live TV, local channels, on-demand films, sports packages, and even premium cable networks like HBO and Starz for an additional fee. Its plans, which start at $70/month, are on the pricier side of live TV, but that’s because it offers unlimited DVR and streams on top of at least 75 channels, depending on the plan you pick.

How much does DirecTV Stream cost?

$79.99/month

Does DirecTV Stream have a Free Trial?

5 days

Which channels are on DirecTV Stream?

A&E, ABC, AMC, Animal Planet, AXS TV, Baby First TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Boomerang, Bounce, Bravo, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, Cartoon Network, CBS, CMT, CNBC, CNN, CNN en Espanol, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Food Network, FOX, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FX, FXX, Galavision, Gem Shopping Network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, HLN, HSN, Investigation Discovery, ION, Lifetime, MeTV, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV2, NBC, NFL Network, One America News, Ovation, Oxygen, Paramount Network, PBS, QVC, QVC2, ReelzChannel, REVOLT, RFD-TV, RSNs, Starz, Sundance TV, SYFY, TBS, TCM, TeenNick, Telemundo, The CW, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, TV Land, Univision, Univision East, USA, VH1, Vice, WE tv

Sling TV

Slings TV is a relatively affordable and wide-ranging live TV streaming service that has three main plans: the family-friendly Sling Orange, the sports-and-news-focused Sling Blue, and the comprehensive Sling Orange + Blue. The latter has a total of 46 channels, including IFC, TNT, and MGM, plus cloud DVR and simultaneous streams. You can also add multiple add-ons, like the Sports Extra, the News Extra, and the International Extra, to enhance your base package.

How much does Sling TV cost?

$40/month

Which channels are on Sling TV?

A&E, ABC, AMC, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg Television, Bounce, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Charge!, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, E!, EPIX Drive-In, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPN3, FETV, Food Network, FOX, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, Fuse, FX, HGTV, History, HLN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Laff, Lifetime, Local Now, MotorTrend, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC, NBC local channels, NFL Network, Nick Jr., QVC, SYFY, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, USA, Vice, WE tv

Philo

At just $28/month, Philo is one of the most affordable on-demand and live TV streaming services out there. It boasts over 70 live channels, including AMC, Lifetime, and Paramount Network, 70,000 movies, and unlimited DVR. If you ever find Philo’s base package wanting, the service also allows you to stack add-ons like Starz and MGM+ to your plan.

How much does Philo cost?

$28/month

Does Philo have a Free Trial?

7 days

Which channels are on Philo?

A&E, AccuWeather Network, AMC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, aspireTV, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Catchy Comedy, Cheddar News, Cleo TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crackle, Crime-Investigation, Deck the Hallmark, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, FETV, Food Network, FYI, Game Show Network, GetTV, Great American Family, Great American Living, Gusto TV, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Heroes & Icons, HGTV, History, IFC, INSP, Investigation Discovery, KIN, Law & Crime, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, Magnolia Network, MeTV, MotorTrend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTV2, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Oprah Winfrey Network, Paramount Network, PlayersTV, pocket.watch, Pop TV, RetroCrush, REVOLT, Revry, Ryan and Friends, Science Channel, Smithsonian Channel, Start TV, Story Television, Sundance TV, Tastemade, TeenNick, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, TV One, UPtv, Vevo 80s, Vevo 90s, Vevo Country, Vevo Hip-Hop, Vevo Holiday, Vevo Pop, VH1, Vice, WE tv

Spectrum TV Stream

Spectrum TV Stream is the internet provider's most affordable TV plan yet. At $40/month, it offers cable channels like CNN, TCM, and Disney, but notably, it does not include sports and local channels in its catalog. For that, you'd have to look at Spectrum's other plans, like Spectrum TV Choice. TV Stream is only available for Spectrum internet users, and to date, it has yet to offer a free trial. It may not sound like it has a lot going for it, but TV Stream is actually a great option for Spectrum customers looking for leaner (read: sports-less) TV packages that can conveniently be paid along with the internet.

How much does Spectrum TV Stream cost?

$39.99/month

Which channels are on Spectrum TV Stream?

A&E, AMC, American Heroes, Animal Planet, Aspire, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Bloomberg, Boomerang, Cars.TV, Cartoon Network, Cheddar News, Cleo TV, CMT, CMT Music, CNN, CNN International, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crime-Investigation, Destination America, Discovery Life, Disney Channel, Food Network, Fox Business, Fox News, Fox Weather, FX, FYI, Game Show Network, Great American Family, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, HDNet Movies, HGTV, History, HLN, HSN, HSN2, IFC, INSP, Investigation Discovery, Jewelry TV, Justice Central, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, Magnolia Network, Military History Channel, MotorTrend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Life, MTV2, MTVu, National Geographic, Newsmax TV, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, NickMusic Nicktoons, Outdoor Channel, OWN, Paramount Network, Pets.TV, QVC, QVC2, Recipe.TV, Science Channel, Spectrum News, Spectrum Originals, Sundance TV, TCM, TeenNick, The Weather Channel, theGrio, TLC, Travel Channel, truTV, TV Land, TV One, UPtv, VH1, Vice, WE tv

Sling TV with All Extras

Sling TV offers Orange, Blue, and various specific package options like Sports and Entertainment extras if you want to bling out on extra channels. Orange offers 34 channels including Disney Channel and ESPN, while Blue offers a little more at 42 channels including MSNBC and Fox News. Each go for $40/month, but together go for $55/month with 46 channels. Plus, you even get $25 off of your first month, making Sling TV (and its various extras) one of the most affordable plans to consider.

How much does Sling TV with All Extras cost?

$21/month

Which channels are on Sling TV with All Extras?

A&E, ACC Network, AMC, American Heroes, American Heroes Channel, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, Bein Sports, beIN Sports en Español, BET, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg Television, Boomerang, Bounce, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Charge!, CMT, CNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Comet, Cooking Channel, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, FETV, Food Network, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Freeform, Fuse, FX, FXM, FXX, FYI, Game Show Network, Golf Channel, Great American Family, Great American Living, Grit, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HDNet Movies, Heroes & Icons, HGTV, History, HLN, IFC, INSP, Investigation Discovery, Laff, Law & Crime, Lifetime, LMN, Local Now, Logo, Longhorn Network, Magnolia Network, MLB Network, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV2, Nat Geo Mundo, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, Newsmax, NewsNation, NFL Network, NFL Redzone, NHL Network, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, Outdoor Channel, Oxygen, Paramount Network, Pursuit, QVC, ReelzChannel, REVOLT, RFD-TV, Science Channel, SEC Network, Sportsman Channel, Start TV, Starz, Starz Encore, Starz Encore Action, Starz Encore Black, Starz Encore Classic, Starz Encore Family, Starz Encore Suspense, Starz Encore Westerns, Sundance TV, SYFY, TBS, TCM, TeenNick, Tennis Channel, The Cowboy Channel, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, TV Land, USA, VH1, Vice, WE tv, Willow TV, World Fishing Network

DirecTVStream Optimo Más

DirecTVStream's Spanish-language plan boasts a hundred channels, including major networks like Univision and Telemundo in select markets, and plenty of Hispanicized favorites like Nat Geo Mundo, CNN es Español, and Hogar de HGTV. At $80/month, Optimo Más is a lot pricer than other Spanish plans like Fubo Latino, which goes for about $35/month, but it generally has more channels (in Spanish and English alike) and offers great features like three simultaneous streams and unlimited DVR. Unlike with DirecTV cable, you can easily cancel your subscription with the contract-less Optimo Más if you're not satisfied.

How much does DirecTVStream Optimo Más cost?

$79.99/month

Does DirecTVStream Optimo Más have a Free Trial?

5 days

Which channels are on DirecTVStream Optimo Más?

¡HOLA! TV, A&E, AccuWeather, AMC, Animal Planet, Antena 3, Atres Cine, ATRES SERIES, AXS TV, BabyFirst, BabyTV, Bandamax, Boomerang, Bravo, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, Canal 22 Internacional, Caracol TV, Cartoon Network, Centroamérica TV, Cine Estelar, Cine Mexicano, Cine Nostalgia, Cine Sony, Cinelatino, CNN, CNN En Español, CNNi, De Película, De Película Clásico, Discovery, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Disney Channel, Disney XD, E!, Ecuador TV, Ecuavisa Internacional, Enlace, ESPN Deportes, Estrella News, Estrella TV, Food Network, FOROtv, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FX, FXX, Galavisión, GolTV, Great American Family, History, History en Español, HITN TV, HLN, Hogar de HGTV, HSN, Jewelry TV, Lifetime, Meganoticias, MegaTV, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, Multimedios, Nat Geo Mundo, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, NTN24, Nuestra Tele, Nuestra Vision, ONCE MEXICO, Paramount TV, Pasiones, PBS Kids, Perú Mágico, QVC, QVC2, Scientology Network, Shop LC, SUR Perú, TBS, TeenNick, TeleCentro, Telefe, Telemundo, TNT, Tr3s, TUDN, TV Chile, TVE, TyC Sports, UniMás, Universo, Univision, UPtv, USA Network, VePlus, VH1, Vice, VideoRola, ViendoMovies, Vme, WAPA América 414, Weather Channel, ZooMoo

DirecTV Stream Ultimate

DirecTV Stream Ultimate is the second-biggest package offered by DirecTV Stream. With it, you get up to 160 channels (up 40 channels from the previous tier) across entertainment, sports, and news. That’s almost any channel you can think of—from TBS and USA; to ESPN and CBS Sports; to CNN and BBC News; and so much more. You get it all, plus tens of thousands of on-demand titles for the price of $109.99/month (saving you roughly $40/month from the plan before it), so if the budget allows, it's worth trying the Ultimate plan yourself.

How much does DirecTV Stream Ultimate cost?

$109.99/month

Does DirecTV Stream Ultimate have a Free Trial?

5 days

Which channels are on DirecTV Stream Ultimate?

A&E, ACC Network, AccuWeather, AMC, American Heroes, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Aspire, AXS TV, BabyFirst, BBC America, BBC News, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, Big Ten Network, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Television, Boomerang, Bounce, Bravo, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, Cartoon Network, CBS Sports Network, Cheddar News, Cleo TV, CMT, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, CNN en Espanol, CNN International, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Cooking Channel, Cozi TV, daystar, Destination America, Directv 4K, Directv 4K Live 1, Directv 4K Live 2, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, Earthx TV, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, FanDuel TV, FM, FMC, Food Network, Fox Business, Fox News, FOX SOUL, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Weather, Freeform, Fuse, FX, FX Movie Channel, FXX, FYI, Great American Family, Grit, Hallmark Channel, HBO, Heroes & Icons, HGTV, History, HLN, Hogar de HGTV, HSN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, ION, Jewelry TV, Justice Central, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, Magnolia Network, MeTV, MLB Network, MotorTrend, MSNBC, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV2, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, Newsmax, Newsmax TV, NewsNation, NFL Network, NHL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Origin Sports, Ovation, OWN, Oxygen, Paramount Network, PBS Kids, Pop, PowerNation, Pursuit, QVC, QVC2, QVC3, ReelzChannel, REVOLT, RFD-TV, Science Channel, Scientology Network, SEC Network, Shop LC, ShortsTV, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, SportsGrid, Sportsman Channel, Starz, Starz Encore, Starz Encore Action, Starz Encore Black, Starz Encore Classic, Starz Encore Family, Starz Encore Suspense, Starz Encore Westerns, Sundance TV, SYFY, Tastemade, TBS, TCM, TeenNick, Tennis Channel, The Design Network, The Grio, TLC, Tru TV, TUDN, TV Land, TV One, TVG, Unimas, Universal Kids, Universo, Univision, UPtv, USA, VH1, Vice, WE tv