Amazon will stream Thursday night NFL games this year

Amazon has acquired the rights to stream this year’s 10 Thursday night NFL games. Twitter picked up the rights to Thursday night games last year for $10 million, and released a Fire TV video app for access, but now Amazon has paid $50 million for this year’s rights. CBS and NBC will each still broadcast 5 games, but Amazon will also stream the network’s coverage for free to Prime members. Amazon is rumored to be working on their own TV subscription service to compete with Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and the just launched YouTube TV service, so this deal with the NFL may also be a way to add a little more live sports to the lineup of their own cable service.

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How to watch the 2017 Super Bowl live and for free on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons is this Sunday, February 5th at 6:30 pm ET. Watching the big game on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick is as easy as installing and launching the free FOX Sports GO app. The game will be available to stream live and for free without needing to activate or authenticate the app with a cable provider. Seeing how the Super Bowl is the most watched event of the year, there may be unforeseen issues with the FOX Sports GO app stream, so read on if you’d like to know about alternative options. Read more ›

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NFL Now, NFL Game Pass, NFL Network, and NFL RedZone combine into new all-in-one NFL app for the Amazon Fire TV

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The National Football League has release a brand new NFL app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that combines all of their various streaming content into a single app. With this new app you can access free ad-supported highlight clips through NFL Now, live game coverage via NFL Network + RedZone if you activate the app through a cable provider, and access to every NFL game back to 2012 with an NFL Game Pass subscription. The new NFL app is available on all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, new or old, and is a must have app for any NFL fan. Read more ›

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Twitter releases official Fire TV app with Free NFL streams and more

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Twitter has been pushing itself as not just a social network, but as a broadcast platform. Part of that strategy is the release of an official Twitter app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that rightfully focuses more on video than on tweets. The app has arrived just in time for Twitter’s first live Thursday night NFL game stream. It also highlights curated tweets and Vine videos, but what might be its killer feature is its ability to stream live broadcasts from Periscope. Read more ›

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NFL Sunday Ticket app now available on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

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With a week to spare until the NFL opening day on September 8th, the NFL Sunday Ticket app has finally come to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. There were hints last month of the app’s imminent arrival, and now the wait is over. The app allows subscribers of DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket to watch every out-of-market NFL game live. That privilege will run you $49.99 per month for the duration of the 4 month season. If you bump up to the MAX plan for an extra $25 each month, you can stream the RED ZONE channel and FANTASY ZONE channel through the app for scoring highlights and fantasy football analysis.

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NFL Sunday Ticket app possibly coming to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

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A big sore spot for Fire TV owners who are football fans is the lack of a NFL Sunday Ticket app on their devices. It looks like that may change soon because DIRECTV’s help page now lists the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick as one of the “connected devices” which are “certified for the NFL Sunday Ticket app.” It could just be a mistake, but with the 2016 NFL season just a month away, now would be the perfect time to expand the app to new devices. Amazon and the NFL just teamed up to release All or Nothing, the documentary-series that follows an NFL team through a full season, so hopefully it means the two companies are getting friendly and have plans to bring live NFL games to Fire TV devices. There’s already an NFL Sunday Ticket app available for Amazon’s Fire tablets, so it wouldn’t take much to port that app over to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Thanks Ozzie F. for letting me know about the help page!

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Amazon original docu-series ‘All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals’ to premiere on July 1

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NFL Films and Amazon have teamed up to create All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals, a documentary-series that gives viewers an unprecedented look inside an NFL fracnhise’s complete season. Each season focuses on a different team, with the first season following the Arizona Cardinals’ 2015 season from draft day through the NFC Championship game. All eight episodes of the first season will be available to Prime members on July 1 in the US. All or Nothing will also be the first Amazon series to be made available in Spanish. Oddly, Amazon says the show will be available “from July 1 to August 31.” It’s unclear if the series will no longer be available after August 31, or if Amazon just loses its exclusivity on that date, so mark your calendars if you’re interested in watching this series so you don’t miss it.

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NFL partners with Amazon for exclusive new ‘All or Nothing’ reality series

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NFL films has announced All or Nothing, a new behind-the-scenes reality show coming exclusively to Amazon Video this summer. The show will follow a single NFL team through a year. The first season, spanning eight hour-long episodes, will revolve around the Arizona Cardinals’ 2015 path to the NFC championship game. It’s unclear at this time how the show will be made available to customers. GeekWire reports the series will not be part of Prime Video, which leads me to believe it may be made available for free with ads.

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NFL Now comes to the Amazon Fire TV

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NFL Now, the National Football League’s brand new online network, has just been released on the Amazon Fire TV. The NFL announced their new online network near the beginning of the year with promise that it would be making its way to streaming devices before the end of the year. They’ve made good on that promise by first releasing the app on the Apple TV last month, and second on the Fire TV today.

The app is a great step forward, but still not what cord-cutting NFL fans are after. The app is missing the one feature most fans want, which is the ability to stream live games. What the app does offer are highlight videos, live press conference analysis, and access to the league’s NFL Films vault. Some of this content is free, while full access requires a $1.99 a month subscription. The NFL has stated that games will eventually be available a la carte through the app, but they’ve refused to comment on live streams.

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NFL’s digital network “NFL Now” coming to Fire TV

nfl-nowThe National Football League’s new digital network, NFL Now, will be available on the Amazon Fire TV when it launches in August. While the service wont offer live streaming games at launch, the NFL says it will have on-demand games, highlights, and original programming, all for free.

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