Amazon streams NFL on Twitch
September 28, 2018
In its second season streaming NFL in the US, Amazon is making it free to watch the games on Twitch – the online video site best known for video game content.
As per Amazon’s deal, it covefed its first game of the season on September 27th during week 4, which saw the LA Rams beat the Minnesota Vikings. In an attempt to reach as large an audience as possible, Amazon offered Fox feeds of the game for everyone to view for free via Twitch – as well through its Prime Video service to those who subscribe.
Amazon will cover a further 1o Thursday night games throughout the season with the same viewing options.
In addition, Amazon is enhancing the Thursday night games on Prime Video with a new X-Ray experience on Fire TV devices. The features include real-time stats, letting viewers select Game Leaders and Team Stats to keep track of top players rushing, passing, receiving and other stats live.
Those watching through on Twitch have the option to choose commentary from popular Twitch personalities, and can also interact with other viewers through Twitch chat.
Amazon paid $50 million for the rights to broadcast 10 NFL games last year, and is reported to have paid a 30 per cent premium this year to renew the deal, adding an extra game.