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Hey NFL fans, if you’re a Thursday Night Football watcher, you may have found it difficult to watch midweek football. That’s because you can no longer catch the game on cable or even your local broadcast TV station. So what channel is Thursday Night Football on?
You might be surprised to learn that Amazon Prime Video is the new home to Thursday Night Football as part of an 11-year, $13 billion deal between the National Football League and Amazon.
The partnership has been pretty successful so far, with the first 2022 Thursday Night Football matchup between the L.A. Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs generating the most Prime sign-ups of all time during a 3-hour period, according to an internal memo. And Amazon is celebrating viewership beyond their 12.5 million-per-game goal.
You have to be a Prime member to watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon.
Is Amazon Prime worth it? Besides the free shipping, Prime discounts, and other perks, the exclusive Thursday Night Football broadcast might be enough to push you to shell out the $139/year membership fee.
Thursday Night Football is part of Amazon Prime’s streaming video service, Prime Video, and non-Prime members don’t have the ability to access the stream.
TIP: Due to the exclusive nature of the Amazon-NFL deal, you won’t be able to find the broadcast on broadcast TV (even if they’re your local team) or cable TV networks (nope, not even the NFL Network).
There are going to be 15 Thursday Night Football games during the 2022 – 23 season.
Who plays Thursday Night Football? Now that you know the exclusive Thursday Night Football channel is Prime Video, here’s the full 2022 – 23 schedule of all the games:
- Sept. 15, 8:15 p.m. ET – Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
- Sept. 22, 8:15 p.m. ET – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
- Sept. 29, 8:15 p.m. ET – Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals
- Oct. 6, 8:15 p.m. ET – Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
- Oct. 13, 8:15 p.m. ET – Washington Commanders at Chicago Bears
- Oct. 20, 8:15 p.m. ET – New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals
- Oct. 27, 8:15 p.m. ET – Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Nov. 3, 8:15 p.m. ET – Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
- Nov. 10, 8:15 p.m. ET – Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
- Nov. 17, 8:15 p.m. ET – Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
- Dec. 1, 8:15 p.m. ET – Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
- Dec. 8, 8:15 p.m. ET – Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams
- Dec. 15, 8:15 p.m. ET – San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
- Dec. 22, 8:15 p.m. ET – Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets
- Dec. 29, 8:15 p.m. ET – Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Prime offers several alternate broadcasts of the game, including a ‘Dude Perfect’ version and ‘Next-Gen Stats.’
In addition to the standard national broadcast, Amazon has some alternate viewing options available which include:
- TNF with Dude Perfect: Features a split screen of the popular trick-shot YouTubers Dude Perfect reacting to the game in real time.
- Prime Vision with Next Gen Stats Replay: it has the same audio as the national broadcast but has a sidebar of stats visible at all times and features interesting information, like player speed and acceleration.
- TNF en Español Replay: A Spanish-language version of the broadcast.
TIP: Missed a game? Prime members can watch all of the games on demand after the broadcast — even the alternate viewing options. (For example, the record-breaking Chargers vs. Chiefs game.)
Not wanting to pay the membership fee? You could sign up for a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.
A 30-day free trial of Prime won’t get you the full season of Thursday Night Football, but it’ll give you 22% of the Thursday Night Football broadcasts and a good idea of whether you’d use the subscription.
Sharing your Amazon account to watch Thursday Night Football is tricky because of Prime Video limitations.
Can you share an Amazon Prime membership? You can add up to two adults (with separate logins) per Amazon Prime account. And although you can have up to three devices streaming Prime Video content simultaneously, Prime Video only lets two screens stream the same program at the same time — that means only two devices per account can watch Thursday Night Football live.
But that said, $67 per year is better than $134, so if you have a football buddy willing to split the cost of Prime, that amounts to just $4.47 per game.
If 22% of a season isn’t good enough for you, you might consider splitting the cost of a Prime membership with another football buddy. Here’s how you add an adult to your Prime Household:
- Log in to your Amazon Prime account
- Visit the Amazon Household page
- Select the “Add Adult” button
- Enter the name and email address of the second adult
Note: Kids’ accounts don’t get access to the Thursday Night Football channel broadcast. Only accounts with a TV-14 rating or higher can access the stream.