Amazon paid a lot of money for the rights to show Thursday Night football games and some fans are not happy that they need an Amazon Prime membership to watch the game.
Amazon is reportedly paying the NFL $1.2 billion a year for the next 11 years to stream the Thursday Night Football games.
In exclusively streaming Thursday Night Football, the deep pocketed Amazon will pay the NFL $13 billion over the next eleven seasons. Each year Amazon will stream 15 regular season Thursday night games along with one preseason game. This is part of a new contract media companies made with the NFL with renewal agreements increasing between 40% and 80%.
The first ever Thursday Night Football game between the Chargers and the Chiefs is one of the most hyped games of the first week of the season.
A NEW ERA
— NFL On Prime Video (@NFLonPrime) September 15, 2022
Unfortunately, some fans found out that they had to be subscribed to Amazon Prime to watch the game, which seemed to anger many.
Sucks that we gotta pay for Amazon prime subscription to watch an nfl game😬
— AC (@LADYLUVSDABEARS) September 15, 2022
Possibly the best NFL matchup of the year, what would be the highest viewed game of the year, stand alone TNF game, is on Amazon prime video… this means you can’t watch it at most sports bars near you. Majority of viewers will be illegally streaming, where views aren’t counted.
— Braxton (@Bet_Stety) September 15, 2022
It’s stupid that you need another subscription service to watch a Thursday night game. NFL network should at least broadcast the game.
— Armament Haki (@jimmy6m) September 15, 2022
I hope NFL on prime video is a colossal failure just because I hate Amazon and I think hiding Thursday night football behind a prime subscription is ludicrous
— Kevin Durant Official (@ihearttraeyoung) September 14, 2022
The NFL having the best QB and a top 3 QB confined to a Prime Video subscription is wild lmao
— Aub (@Indubitable_Aub) September 15, 2022
This whole Thursday night football only on Amazon prime is going to be hard to get use to it. I really don’t want to be paying Amazon prime for next 11 years. JUST so I can watch TNF 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
— Denzel Flowers (@WoahDenzel) September 16, 2022