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Amazon Sweeps NFL Thurdays from Twitter…

Last Year Twitter streamed the Thursday night NFL games with success, but for this season, football is jumping to the Amazon.  Amazon and the NFL have announced a 50 million dollar agreement for the streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games for the 2017 season which multiplies Twitter’s deal by five.



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Amazon has been trying to expand its TV offerings and this, I think, would make for a huge win in that area. You have a lot who have ditched  cable for whatever reason (Kodi maybe) who may have put money into Amazon Prime to fill that missing gap. Twitter was a least an option to get some football into that busy schedule. The idea here overall being to cut the cord that comes from traditional TV. So now the NFL livestreams will be limited to paying Amazon Prime subscribers which costs $100 per year. I don’t see anyone forking out that money just to see football on Thursday alone but the attention is sure to attract new subscribers for Amazon.

There are other streaming sources like CBS and NBC but those streams require CBS All Access premium service and cable authentication, respectively. I will add in that Verizon is also an option but that’s limited to Verizon users which would take something extra to get those streams onto your big screen. I could think of a few ways though. If you want to know how just leave a comment.

A good bet still to this day is the over-the-air TV antenna. The NFL only offers their Game Pass subscription which does not stream live games. You can watch the games though about a half hour after the games are over while DirecTV has the only live streaming option in the U.S.

Expect to see Amazon ads for the NFL streams while they toot their own horn on their other video services but this is nothing new as Amazon is always using whatever it offers to attract you into grabbing Amazon even more with their myriads of ads that you see as you perform your web functions.


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