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.

  1. TechyChris says:

    I wonder if this means the end of the FTV Twitter app…it never really felt “completed” anyway, sort of a beta.

    • AFTVnews says:

      Who knows, but I agree. The Twitter app always seemed like they rushed it out just because they paid $10 million for the NFL rights and needed to get it on every platform they could. That said, it did a pretty good job as just a live video streamer. Just not so good at the other things you’d expect out of a Twitter app.

  2. Ichijoe says:

    Twitter had the NFL Rights last year?! Chalk it up to thing I never knew. I could only guess the stream broke every 140kb’s lol! In any case assuming this will be accessable for ALL Prime Subscribers, and NOT just those with a US Geolocked IP Addy. Then this may well be yet One more compelling reason to pick up a Prime Account.

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