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Rejoice cord-cutters! Thursday Night Football is coming back to Amazon Prime for the 2018 season. After a wildly successful run last year, Amazon secured the streaming rights for 11 Thursday night games, starting in Week 4 with the Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 27. The games are available for anyone with an Amazon Prime account. Best of all, watching the game is as simple as logging on. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime and the complete schedule and live links for the live stream.
How to watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime
Here’s how it works for Amazon Prime subscribers. Thursday Night Football games will be available on every device that supports Amazon Prime—even mobile phones, which have a history of blacking out NFL games even during live events. So whether you’re working with a Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or a Chromecast, as long as you have a Prime subscription, you’re golden.
When you activate the app on Thursday evenings, just look for the Thursday Night Football banner and select the game, or you can just click on the live link for each game in the Thursday Night Football schedule listed below. Otherwise, if you want to make sure you never miss a game, head to Amazon’s Thursday Night Football page and add the season to your Watchlist. That way, if for some reason Amazon’s algorithm doesn’t put the Thursday Night Football banner on your home screen, you’ll be able to quickly find the game on your Watchlist.
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Last year, Amazon’s stream didn’t feature the same bells and whistles of competitors like NBC’s Monday Night Football webstream, which allows viewers to see multiple camera angles and real-time stats. But there’s at least one new feature this year: The Drive, a pregame show hosted by Charissa Thompson and Rachel Lindsay that will feature interviews with two players from the game—on and off the field, and interestingly, in their car ride for their daily commute.
There are other ways to watch Thursday Night Football. Every game this season, including those airing on Amazon Prime, will also be available via NFL Network, and the 11 games streaming on Prime can also be watched on Fox, though they’re still subject to regional blackouts. (That may be reason enough to pick up an HD antenna.)
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Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime: 2018 NFL schedule
Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 27: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 5: Thursday, October 4: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 6: Thursday, October 11: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 7: Thursday, October 18: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 8: Thursday, October 25: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 9: Thursday, November 1: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 10: Thursday, November 8: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 11: Thursday, November 15: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 13: Thursday, November 29: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 14: Thursday, December 6: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
Week 15: Thursday, December 13: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
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John-Michael Bond is a tech reporter and culture writer for Daily Dot. A longtime cord-cutter and early adopter, he's an expert on streaming services (Hulu with Live TV), devices (Roku, Amazon Fire), and anime. A former staff writer for TUAW, he's knowledgeable on all things Apple and Android. You can also also find him regularly performing standup comedy in Los Angeles.