Your Thursday Night Football viewing experience has changed. Amazon Prime – the streaming service arm of the Jeff Bezos’ retailing behemoth – continues streaming Thursday night NFL games with tonight’s Steelers-Browns battle in Cleveland and will continue to for through December.
Although fans in local markets will be able to watch over the air on TV – in tonight’s case Pittsburgh and Cleveland – out of market fans will need an Amazon Prime Video subscription ($8.99 per month alone and is included in the overall Amazon Prime price of $14.99 per month or $139 for the year) and a streaming device configured to watch on their TV Games will also be available via the Prime Video app on smartphones and tablets.
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More than 18 months ago, the NFL announced that Amazon would be the exclusive carrier of most Thursday night games in a massive, $13 billion deal that runs through 2033. At a cost of about $1 billion a year, that means Amazon is paying roughly $67 million per game in rights fees.
If nothing else, NFL fans can use one of Amazon’s 30-day free Prime trials. That will get you through Washington-Chicago in mid-October, and if you’re willing to watch that, you’re willing to watch anything.
Amazon Prime Thursday Night Football schedule
Week 2, Sept. 15: Chiefs 27, Chargers 24 | Box score, stats
Week 3, Sept. 22: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns | Live Stats
Week 4, Sept. 29: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals
Week 5, Oct. 6: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
Week 6, Oct. 13: Washington Commanders at Chicago Bears
Week 7, Oct. 20: New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals
Week 8, Oct. 27: Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 9, Nov. 3: Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
Week 10, Nov. 10: Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Week 11, Nov. 17: Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
Week 13, Dec. 1: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Week 14, Dec. 8: Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams
Week 15, Dec. 15: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
Week 16, Dec. 22: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets
Week 17, Dec. 29: Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans