Beginning today, Sept. 27, Amazon will start live streaming Thursday night NFL games for 2018. The coverage will offer unique features not seen before for this type of sports programming.
For the 11 Thursday Night games, Amazon’s offering the option to listen to all-female audio commentary from veteran sports journalists Andrew Kremer and Hannah Storm. This is the first time two women commentators will cover an entire NFL game. Prime Video customers can choose between the Fox broadcast with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, and two other audio streams: Spanish-language announcers and a U.K. English language broadcast team.
Prime members can select their desired audio track from the Prime Video player menu.
Amazon is also hosting a new pre-game show that will air each Tuesday before a Thursday night game. Called “The Drive,” the show will be hosted by Charissa Thompson and Rachel Lindsay. As part of the program, they will interview two opposing players both on and off the field.
Besides offering Thursday Night Football through the Amazon Prime app, Amazon’s also co-streaming the games on its video game streaming site, Twitch. It’s also planning to use its “X-Ray” technology to give viewers access to real-time stats, and team information.
Being Amazon, X-Ray will also offer the ability to shop for team merchandise on Amazon.com.
On Twitch, Amazon is offering NFL emoji that include team logos and other Twitch originals, like those for touchdowns, flags, catching, and running with the ball, and more.
Prime members will be able to stream all 11 games via the Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, Apple TV, mobile devices, and online. All 11 games will also be available on NFL Network.
Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial through the Amazon website.
This year’s Thursday Night games are:
- Week 4: Thursday, September 27: Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams
- Week 5: Thursday, October 4: Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots
- Week 6: Thursday, October 11: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
- Week 7: Thursday, October 18: Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals
- Week 8: Thursday, October 25: Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
- Week 9: Thursday, November 1: Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
- Week 10: Thursday, November 8: Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers
- Week 11: Thursday, November 15: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
- Week 13: Thursday, November 29: New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
- Week 14: Thursday, December 6: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans
- Week 15: Thursday, December 13: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
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