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