The Thursday night football watching experience is about to change. Amazon Prime — the streaming service arm of retail giant Jeff Bezos — begins broadcasting NFL games Thursday night with the Chargers-Chiefs tilt tonight in Kansas City and will continue to do so for the next four months.
Although fans in local markets will be able to watch it live on TV — in the case of tonight in Los Angeles and Kansas City — fans of the market will need an Amazon Prime Video subscription (only $8.99 per month and is included in the $14.99 total price of Amazon Prime). per month or $139 per year) and a streaming device configured to watch their TV games will also be available via the Prime Video app on smartphones and tablets.
Over 18 months ago, the NFL announced that Amazon would be the exclusive carrier for most Thursday night games in a massive $13 billion deal that stretches through 2033. At a cost of about $1 billion annually, that means Amazon is paying roughly $67 million Per game rights fee.
If nothing else, NFL fans can use one of Amazon’s free 30-day trials. This will take you to Washington-Chicago in mid-October, and if you’re willing to watch, you’re ready to watch anything.
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