Fire TV gains new Alexa commands for Thursday Night Football on Prime Video

The first regular season Thursday Night Football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs kicks off tomorrow at 4pm PT and Amazon has added some new Alexa commands to make the experience a bit better on Fire TV devices. Of course, you can say “Alexa, play Thursday Night Football” to jump into the game but you can now also say “Alexa, open X-Ray” to see real-time access live stats appear on the right of the screen. If you don’t want to be distracted with on-screen stats, you can just ask Alexa for specific stats, like “Alexa, how many rushing yards do the Chiefs have today?“, “Alexa, who has the most tackles today?“, or “Alexa, who leads the NFL in touchdowns?“, and Alexa will reply with the answer without interrupting the game. As a reminder, Thursday Night Football is the first Prime Video content that can be recorded for viewing later. You can set games to record in the Prime Video app on Fire TV devices, or you can achieve the same thing by simply saying “Alexa, add Thursday Night Football to my watchlist.” Adding Amazon’s NFL coverage to your watchlist will make all game playback available “until 2023,” according to Amazon.

7 comments
  1. BeHumble says:

    Two AFTV max and one 2nd gen cube showing as fully updated @ 7.2.9.2 and they just says it does not know how to help me with that.

  2. drizzt09 says:

    Let me guess. Only USA and not Canada.

  3. Tj says:

    They seriously need to work on the audio for these games.

  4. BobR says:

    Is it just me, but the video is horribly choppy making football unwatchable on Fire TV streamers. Now that Prime video is the only way to see the game, I have to use my TV or Apple TV Prime app to watch it without choppy video. This has been a problem for years for me in all sports using Fire TV devices, and I can’t fix it even after spending lots of time changing settings, cables, TVs, etc. It must be something in the Fire TV device because it works on other devices just fine even with the Prime app.

    • Tj says:

      It did look choppy on my 2021 Fire TV. Not only that it appeared the noise reduction was on max with no way to change video settings. Hopefully they can smooth it out some more in the upcoming broadcasts. But im not getting my hopes up, it was also an issue during their preseason game.

    • anon_001 says:

      No issues on Fire TV 4K Max.

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