How to watch Thursday Night Football for free on Twitch

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If you’re still wondering how to watch Thursday Night Football online, you’re in luck. It’s never been easier live stream NFL games, and with Twitch, it’s completely free.

As an extension of the NFL’s partnership with Amazon Prime, you can stream some Thursday Night Football games this season on Twitch, a livestreaming site better known for its gaming content and esports. As for the rest of the games, well, it’s slightly more complicated. Week 1’s opening kickoff is available exclusively on NBC—and that’s the only game that’s airing on that network—and every matchup after that is available on NFL Network. But 11 games in total will be available online via Amazon Prime and Twitch. (You can find the complete 2018 Thursday Night Football schedule below.) Here’s everything you need to know to watch Thursday Night Football on Twitch.

How to watch Thursday Night Football for free on Twitch

To watch Thursday Night Football online on Twitch, you don’t even need an Amazon account. All you have to do is visit twitch.tv/primevideo. That’s it. Even better: The free Thursday Night Football live stream will work on desktop or mobile, and it’s a global stream, so you can watch from anywhere but China. You’ll also be able chat, which means you might want to brush up on your Twitch emotes.

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2018 Thursday Night Football schedule

Week 1: Thursday, Sept. 6: NBC

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 2: Thursday, Sept. 13: NFL Network

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 3: Thursday, Sept. 20: NFL Network

New York Jets at Cleveland Browns

Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 27: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams

Week 5: Thursday, Oct. 4: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots

Week 6: Thursday, Oct. 11: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Week 7: Thursday, Oct. 18: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals

Week 8: Thursday, Oct. 25: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans

Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28: NFL Network

Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars: London

Week 9: Thursday, Nov. 1: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers

Week 10: Thursday, Nov. 8: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 11: Thursday, Nov. 15: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

Week 13: Thursday, Nov. 29: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys

Week 14: Thursday, Dec. 6: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Week 15: Thursday, Dec. 13: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime/Twitch

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 15: Saturday, Dec. 15: NFL Network

Houston Texans at New York Jets

Week 15: Saturday, Dec. 15: NFL Network

Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with new details on how to stream Thursday Night Football on Twitch.

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.