Amazon to Stream 2017 NFL Thursday Night Football Games

September 28, 2017

Last year, Twitter was the streaming partner for NFL Thursday Night Football. This year Amazon is the streaming service with access to Thursday Night Football.

This has raised a lot of questions about what devices are supported and what games will be streamed. Recently I had an opportunity to meet with the team behind Amazon’s new Thursday Night NFL Football games. I learned a lot and had many of your most popular questions answered.

Which games are included?

Starting this week every Thursday Night NFL Football game that airs on CBS and NBC will be streamed on Amazon Prime. Amazon will also stream a Christmas Day game.

This will not include NFL Network games. You will still need Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, or fuboTV to access NFL games that air on the NFL Network.

Thursday Night Football Schedule for Amazon

The following are all the games Amazon will stream and the corresponding broadcast network that will simulcast the games. Coverage for all of the following TNF games begins at 8:25 p.m. ET:

  • September 28: Chicago vs Green Bay (CBS)
  • October 5: New England vs Tampa Bay (CBS)
  • October 12: Philadelphia vs Carolina (CBS)
  • October 19: Kansas City vs Oakland (CBS)
  • October 26: Miami vs Baltimore (CBS)
  • November 9: Seattle vs Arizona (NBC)
  • November 16: Tennessee vs Pittsburgh (NBC)
  • November 30: Washington vs Dallas (NBC)
  • December 7: New Orleans vs Atlanta (NBC)
  • December 14: Denver vs Indianapolis (NBC)

Amazon will also stream the Christmas Day game on Saturday 12/25 at 4:30 p.m. ET:

  • December 25: Pittsburgh vs Houston (NBC)

What devices are supported?

Amazon’s staff told Cord Cutters News that every device that has an Amazon Prime Video app will offer the Thursday Night NFL games. That means Roku, Nvidia Shield, Android, and even the Echo Show will stream Thursday Night Football games.

Will there be annoying ads over the game?

I have good news for everyone who is concerned about Amazon cramming ads—popups or other types—over the games. Amazon staff told Cord Cutters News that the experience of watching NFL football on Amazon will be the same as if you had an antenna.

Amazon vs. Antenna

With the Amazon stream, you will still have some of the same blackout rules services like Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, etc face. Mobile streaming is still blacked out because of the NFL’s deal with Verizon for example. Plus, while more than 80 million people in the US subscribe to Amazon Prime, not everyone does. And an Amazon Prime subscription is required to access the TNF games.

You will also find a slight delay behind the over the air TV version. If you want to avoid regional blackouts, watch without any buffering or delays, and watch without any associated monthly/annual fees – an antenna is still your best bet. But if you’re away from home or can’t pick up NBC/CBS in your area, then Amazon streaming is a solid option.

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