The NFL regular season is going to start on September 10, 2023, and Thursday Night Football (TNF) will start on September 14, which will finish on December 28. If you want to watch Thursday Night Football from your home, you should know that Fox doesn’t hold the broadcasting right anymore.
Starting from the 2022 NFL season, TNF gets a new and only one broadcasting home. From this year, Amazon Prime holds the broadcasting right. Let’s see the TV schedule and more detail about Thursday Night broadcasting.
Thursday Night Football Schedule 2023
|2||Thu, Sep, 14||Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|3||Thu, Sep, 21||NY Giants at San Francisco 49ers||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|4||Thu, Sep, 28||Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|5||Thu, Oct, 05||Chicago Bears at Washington Commanders||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|6||Thu, Oct, 12||Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|7||Thu, Oct, 19||Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|8||Thu, Oct, 26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|9||Thu, Nov, 02||Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|10||Thu, Nov, 09||Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|11||Thu, Nov, 16||Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|12||Fri, Nov 24||Miami Dolphins at NY Jets||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|13||Thu, Nov 30||Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|14||Thu, Dec 7||New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|15||Thu, Dec 14||LA Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|16||Thu, Dec 21||New Orleans Saints at LA Rams||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
|17||Thu, Dec 28||NY Jets at Cleveland Browns||8:20 PM||Prime Video|
How to Stream Thursday Night Football?
This is the most common question NFL fans are asking because Fox will not broadcast the game this year. While there were different options to watch Thursday’s NFL game, beginning from the 2022 season, everything has changed as NFL signed a new deal with Amazon Prime.
From now on, there will be only one option to watch Thursday Night Football: Amazon Prime. Previously in March 2021, Amazon got the exclusive rights to broadcast TNF after Fox’s deal expired last season. NFL signed an exclusive broadcasting agreement with Amazon from 2023 through 2033.
Hence, Fox and NFL Network don’t hold the broadcasting right anymore, meaning that Amazon Prime will be the only way to watch TNF. This agreement leaves the fans in confusion as it will not be available on cable TV for at least the next 10 years.
So, how will things work?
Amazon will broadcast all 15 NFL Thursday Night games starting from Week 2. However, the games will be free for the local market of the playing teams. But, out of the market, fans will have to subscribe to Amazon Prime to watch the games.
The game can only be watched via the Amazon Prime app, and it will not be telecasted to any national network. Hence, cord-cutters and cable subscribers will need to stream Thursday Night Football using Amazon.
Additionally, Amazon is going to enhance the viewing experience as they will add 2 sky cams, 13 super slow-motion cameras, and a TrackMan ball tracking system. Also, the broadcaster will change the theme music.
Furthermore, Amazon is planning to add a special package for the Black Friday game. But, this might be started from next season as this year, the US men’s national team will play England at the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Thanksgiving Friday.
Do Any Ways to Watch Via TV Streaming Service?
Since Amazon Prime holds the streaming right exclusively, you will not be able to watch via any TV streaming services. That being said, your fuboTV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and other online TV subscription will not work for TNF.
Therefore, a subscription to Amazon Prime will be the only solution.
However, Amazon has signed an agreement with DirecTV to broadcast TNF in 300,000+ restaurants, sports bars, retail shops, and hotel lounges across the USA.
So, if you don’t want to subscribe to Amazon Prime to watch the football games only, you can head to a sports bar or restaurant during game time.
When is Thursday Night Football on?
Thursday Night Football will start from Week 2, September 10, 2023. The game will be on every Thursday until Week 17, December 28.
The games are scheduled to start at 8:20 PM ET on Amazon Prime. You can expect to start the game on time every Thursday. Also, don’t forget your home team’s games, as you can watch those for free.
What Channel is Thursday Night Football on?
Thursday Night Football 2023 will be available on Amazon Prime only. Therefore, you cannot watch on any TV channels or even via third-party TV streaming services.
How Much Did Amazon Pay for Thursday Night Football?
Amazon paid $1 billion to NFL for an exclusive 11-year deal. From 2022 to 2033, only Amazon Prime holds the right to stream Thursday Night Football nationwide. That being said, NFL Network also lost its right for the Thursday football games.
Where to Watch Thursday Night Football?
You can watch Thursday Night Football only on Amazon Prime. However, you will need to subscribe for $14.99/month. The good thing is that it comes with a free trial period. So, if you don’t like it, you can cancel before starting the paid subscription.
So, watching Thursday Night Football with Amazon Prime will surely enhance the viewing experience. Most importantly, Amazon will certainly try to increase its rating by providing better service than the past broadcasters.