This year is the first year Amazon Prime becomes the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football. What does this mean for viewers? Cord-cutters will have to watch Thursday Night Football games live without cable using Amazon Prime Video, which they can access through a subscription to Amazon Prime, or the standalone Prime Video service.
In this article, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about streaming Thursday Night Football games.
Amazon Prime Video: the only place to watch Thursday Night Football
Amazon Prime Video is the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football for the next decade.
Your subscription also includes all of the thousands of TV show episodes and movies available through Prime Video. You also have access to Thursday Night Football and Prime Video if you already have an Amazon Prime Account.
Note that Prime Video does carry some other live TV options, but not natively like the other services. For example, you can get CBS through Paramount+, but you have to pay extra.
How much does Prime Video cost?
You have two options for getting Prime Video. You can either sign up for the video service alone, or combine it with an Amazon Prime subscription for exclusive promotions and extra fast shipping on Amazon orders.
|Amazon Prime Video|
30-Day Free Trial
$8.99 / month
2 simultaneous stream
To learn more about Amazon Prime pricing, check here.
What type of content is included with Prime Video?
The Amazon Prime Video content library is top of the line. You’ll get access to watch tens of thousands of titles, including blockbuster movies, hit TV shows, and a growing library of critically-acclaimed Amazon Originals. On top of that, there are also thousands of other movies and shows that are not included in your Prime Video subscription, but can be rented or purchased for a fee.
Your Prime Video subscription comes with a ton of sports content included, such as sports documentaries, free live sports channels, and additional channels you can add to customize your viewing experience further. You can also subscribe to add-ons like Paramount+ which will get you a ton of sports content; NBA League Pass for all things basketball; PGA Tour Live to watch most PGA games year-round; and MLB.TV, to watch nationally televised and out-of-market baseball games.
Which devices are supported?
The full list of supported devices includes:
- TV streaming media players: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku
- Smart TVs: Select models from Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Hisense, LG, Vizio, Skyworth, Sharp, Philips, Haier, Changhong and Vestel
- Mobile devices and tablets: iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Fire Tablets
- Game consoles: Modern PlayStation and Xbox consoles
- Desktop browsers: Chrome on Mac and Windows recommended
You’ll also be able to watch on select Blu-Ray players from LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony, Amazon TV Stick, TiVo, and Nvidia SHIELD.
Check here for more info on Prime Video’s supported devices.
How many simultaneous streams with Prime Video?
With Prime Video, you’ll get 3 simultaneous streams per account, with no option to upgrade to more streams.
To learn more about Prime Video’s simultaneous streams, click here.
Does Prime Video offer DVR?
Unfortunately, Prime Video does not offer any DVR.
To learn more about Prime Video’s DVR, check here.
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How to Watch Thursday Night Football Games Live on Amazon Fire TV
You can watch Thursday Night Football games live without cable on Amazon Fire TV. Amazon Prime Video comes pre-installed with your Fire TV device.
How to Watch Thursday Night Football Games Live on Roku
You can watch Thursday Night Football games live on Roku with Amazon Prime Video. You’ll find the app in the Roku Channels Store with a 0-5 star rating assigned by app users.
How to Watch Thursday Night Football Games Live on Apple TV
You can watch Thursday Night Football games Live on Apple TV with Amazon Prime Video. You can download the app and review their app ratings and written user reviews in the App Store.
Thursday Night Football Schedule
Thursday Night Football kicks off in September. Here’s the schedule.*
|Week||Date||Team 1||Team 2|
|2||Sept. 15||Los Angeles Chargers||Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||Sept. 22||Pittsburgh Steelers||Cleveland Browns|
|4||Sept. 29||Miami Dolphins||Cincinnati Bengals|
|5||Oct. 6||Indianapolis Colts||Denver Broncos|
|6||Oct. 13||Washington Commanders||Chicago Bears|
|7||Oct. 20||New Orleans Saints||Arizona Cardinals|
|8||Oct. 27||Baltimore Ravens||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|9||Nov. 3||Philadelphia Eagles||Houston Texans|
|10||Nov. 10||Atlanta Falcons||Carolina Panthers|
|11||Nov. 17||Tennessee Titans||Green Bay Packers|
|12||Nov. 24||Buffalo Bills||New England Patriots|
|13||Dec. 1||Las Vegas Raiders||Los Angeles Rams|
|14||Dec. 8||San Francisco 49ers||Seattle Seahawks|
|15||Dec. 15||Jacksonville Jaguars||New York Jets|
|16||Dec. 22||Dallas Cowbows||Tennessee Titans|
*Note: The week 1 game, Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 8 will air on NBC, and not Amazon Prime Video. The cheapest and best way to watch that game is on Peacock.
Sam Cook is a full-time content strategist by day, a part-time freelance content writer since 2015. In another life, he was a high school English teacher for nearly a decade. Based in sunny New Orleans, he writes long-form educational content on technology, including Insurtech, Fintech, HRtech, and content streaming. He loves whittling down complex ideas within these areas that make decisions easier for buyers. When he’s not reading books with his son Miles and playing video games with the family, you can find him immersed in his growing collection of Euro-style board games.