Super Bowl 2021 will not stream in 4K or HDR

CBS has confirmed to The Verge that Super Bowl LV this year will not be available in 4K or in HDR, due to limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year’s broadcast by FOX was the first time the Super Bowl was available in 4K and HDR, however, that broadcast was actually shot at 1080p and upscaled to 4K. CBS says they’re focusing, instead, on making the stream reliable and low-latency. Super Bowl LV will be on February 7th.

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NFL Thursday Night Football will stream on Prime Video and Twitch for Free

Amazon will once again be streaming Thursday Night Football for free this year. The coverage will kick off this Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8:20 p.m. ET, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears. The full schedule, found here, includes 11 games and culminates in the Christmas Day game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints, which actually lands on a Friday. In addition to streaming on Prime Video, Amazon will also stream the games for free on Twitch. Amazon will be using their X-Ray feature on Fire TVs and mobile devices to provide real-time stats, insights, and, new for this year, is the ability to call up replays on-demand to re-watch top plays. This is the 4th season of Thursday Night Football on Prime Video and Amazon has extended their deal with the NFL for 3 more years, through 2022.

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Amazon renews deal to stream ‘Thursday Night Football’ for the next 2 years

Amazon has renewed their deal with the NFL to be the exclusive streaming home of 11 Thursday Night Football games for the 2018 and 2019 season. Amazon was up against YouTube, Twitter, and Verizon for rights to the games. They streamed Thursday Night Football games in 2017 to 18 million Prime members. In addition to being streamed through Prime Video, Amazon says they will also stream the games through Twitch. Engadget is reporting that you won’t need to be a Prime member to watch the games on Twitch. Fox Sports will broadcast games between weeks 4 to 15 of the season and simulcast on NFL Network.

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Amazon in negotiations against YouTube, Twitter, and Verizon for NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ streaming rights

Amazon is back at the bidding table for streaming rights to the NFL’s Thursday Night Football (TNF) games, according to Variety. They’re up against Google’s YouTube, Twitter, and Verizon. FOX just locked up broadcast rights to TNF for the next five years, but now Amazon is negotiating for digital streaming rights for equally as long. Read more ›

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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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