Amazon Prime Video NFL

What you need to know

  • The 2019 NFL season starts Sept. 5.
  • Amazon Prime Video streams Thursday night games starting Sept. 26.
  • It's free if you have an Amazon Prime membership.

We're in the back half of a two-year renewal of the partnership between NFL and Amazon Prime Video. The gist is pretty simple: Amazon gets to stream 11 of the Thursday Night Football games for free on Prime Video — which also gives them prime placement on all Amazon Fire TV devices. It's not the only way to watch the NFL on Thursday night, of course, but it's a great little deal for Amazon.

Things get going Sept. 26 with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Green Bay Packers. They continue each Thursday (taking off Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving games) before wrapping up Dec. 12 with the New York Jets at Chicago Bears.

We'll be three weeks into the season when things get going on Amazon, which should improve the quality of the games — plus make the matchups that much more interesting. The Packers, at worst, could be 2-1 by the time we see them on Amazon. The Eagles are in a little more of a whole, having gone 1-1 through their first two games. We'll just have to see how it shakes up.

But for now, we wait one more week. In the meantime, look for the game on your local CBS affiliate, or on the NFL Network.

Here are the Thursday night games that'll be streamed on Amazon Prime Video:

  • Sept. 26: Eagles at Packers
  • Oct. 3: Rams at Seahawks
  • Oct. 10: Giants at Patriots
  • Oct. 17: Chiefs at Broncos
  • Oct. 24 Redskins at Vikings
  • Oct. 31: 49ers at Cardinals
  • Nov. 7: Chargers at Raiders
  • Nov. 14: Steelers at Browns
  • Nov. 21: Colts at Texans
  • Dec. 5: Cowboys at Bears
  • Dec. 12: Jets at Ravens

Streaming giant

Amazon Prime Video

Start the NFL week early

If you've got Amazon Prime Video, you've got free access to most of the Thursday night NFL games this season. Just fire it up, and stream away.

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The one to get

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