Your Thursday Night Football viewing experience is about to change. Amazon Prime — the streaming service arm of Jeff Bezos’ retail behemoth — will air Thursday night’s NFL games, including tonight’s Chargers-Chiefs tilt in Kansas City, for the next four months.

Although fans in local markets will be able to watch it on television — tonight in Los Angeles and Kansas City — fans outside those markets will need an Amazon Prime Video subscription ($8.99 per month and included in the total price of Amazon Prime) for $14.99 per month or $139 per year. dollars) and a streaming device set up to watch their televised games is also available on smartphones and tablets with the Prime Video app.

18 months ago, the NFL announced in 2033. The $13 billion giant has announced that it will be the sole carrier of most Thursday night games. At a cost of $1 billion a year, that means Amazon is paying about $67. In one game million rights payment.

If nothing else, NFL fans can take advantage of one of Amazon’s free 30-day Prime trials. That gets you through Washington-Chicago in mid-October, and if you’re willing to watch that, you’re willing to watch anything.

Amazon Prime Thursday Night Football schedule

Week 2 September 15: Los Angeles Chargers as if Kansas City Chiefs

Week 3 September 22: Pittsburgh Steelers as if Cleveland Browns

Week 4 September 29: Miami Dolphins as if Cincinnati Bengals

Week 5, October 6: Indianapolis Colls as if Denver Broncos

Week 6, October 13: Washington commanders as if Chicago Bears

Week 7, October 20: New Orleans Saints as if Arizona Cardinals

Week 8, October 27: Baltimore Ravens as if Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 9, November 3: Philadelphia Eagles as if Houston Texans

Week 10, November 10: Atlanta Hawks as if Carolina Panthers

Week 11, November 17: Tennessee Titans as if Green Bay Packers

Week 13 December 1: Buffalo Bills as if The New England Patriots

Week 14, December 8: Las Vegas robbers as if Los Angeles Rams

Week 15, December 15: San Francisco 49ers as if Seattle Seahawks

Week 16, December 22: Jacksonville Jaguars as if New York Jets

Week 17 December 29: Dallas Cowboys by the Tennessee Titans

September 26, 2021;  Kansas City, Missouri, USA;  Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) runs the ball as Los Angeles Chargers safety Alohi Gilman (32) defends during the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Amazon Prime

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs host the Chargers for the first time on Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime. (Photo by Denny Medley-USA Today Sports)

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