Thursday night’s matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers is notable for more reasons than the two dynamic quarterbacks facing off in the game. This is the first exclusive Thursday night football streamed on Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service will air games every Thursday night from week 2 through week 17, skipping week 12, which is Thanksgiving week.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to find the games.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
The first method to watch these games is through Amazon Prime Video, the streaming service. Games will be streamed through Prime Video, through the app on phones, game consoles, smart TVs and more, or through a web browser.
You’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription to watch games this way. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial.
Broadcast via Twitch
As Amazon also owns Twitch, the live streaming platform, you can also stream the game live on Twitch or watch a replay after the game on that platform.
Meet at a bar or restaurant with DirecTV
Under Amazon’s multi-year deal to stream Thursday night football, fans can watch the game at bars, restaurants, hotel lounges, stores and other retail outlets and venues that carry DirecTV. So if your favorite restaurant or bar has NFL Sunday Ticket through DirecTV, you’re in luck!
You can use the DirecTV Sports Bar Finder app to find the venue closest to you.
If none of the above options are available, you might still be in luck. Under Amazon’s agreement with the NFL, Thursday night football will be released in local markets every week. For example, the Week 2 matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers will air on the Los Angeles Media Market on FOX 11 and the Kansas City Media Market on KSHB 41.
Here is a schedule showing the stations that will broadcast Thursday night football in local markets: