Your Thursday Night Football viewing experience has changed. Amazon Prime — the streaming service arm of Jeff Bezos’ retail behemoth — will continue to air Thursday night NFL games starting with tonight’s Steelers-Browns battle in Cleveland and continue through December.
Although fans in local markets will be able to watch over the air on television — tonight’s Pittsburgh and Cleveland — fans outside the market will need an Amazon Prime Video subscription ($8.99 per month only and included in the overall Amazon Prime price of $14.99 per month or $139 per year) 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 17 December 29: Dallas Cowboys by the Tennessee Titans