September 12th heralds the return of Thursday Night Football to our evening routines. There are 13 games planned through December, but only 11 are available on select streaming platforms.
If you plan on watching football on Thursdays this fall, you’re going to need a game plan. We’ve assembled the members of your dream stream team so you can choose which provider will carry you to a win.
Will you opt for the full 13-game experience? Or will you choose the cheapest offer? These are the best ways to watch Thursday Night Football for 2019.
How to Watch Thursday Night Football
Already connected with a TV provider like DirecTV ? Check to see if your subscription includes the NFL Network. If it does, you’re already set, and you’ll be treated to the full Thursday Night Football spectacle. Two games (Weeks Two and Three) air exclusively on the NFL Network, so this is the only option for the complete experience.
If you don’t already have access to the NFL Network, providers like fuboTV can get you there. The Standard package comes with 92 channels, including the NFL Network, and costs $54.99 a month. You can also enjoy a free seven-day trial.
Fox Sports Go
Fox Sports Go will also be streaming Thursday Night Football, but without the same privileges as the NFL Network. You’ll only get 11 out of the 13 Thursday night games, excluding Weeks One and Three. Fox Sports Go, like the NFL Network, is watchable through a secondary service provider.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has offerings that compete with other providers like fuboTV. Hulu Live TV and the whole streaming library is available at $44.99 a month, and the free trial lasts a full week for new subscribers.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member and a casual football fan, you’re in luck. Thursday Night Football is available on Prime Video streaming for no extra cost. The first streamable game is on September 26th, and just like with Fox Sports Go, only 11 games are included instead of the full 13.
For the 2019-2020 season, Amazon is introducing AWS X-Ray Analytics functionality to TNF, offering Amazon-exclusive gameplay analysis and commentary. The Next Gen Stats real-time player tracking feature shows player statistics on-screen for fans who don’t want to check their phones every time they need to remember their favorite quarterback’s average throwing time. X-Ray is available to anyone streaming TNF on Android, iOS and Fire TV devices.
Mobile viewers can can bring up — or dismiss — these real-time stats by flipping their phones and tapping the “Stats by X-Ray” button. For those interested in a fresh new post-game live show, Amazon is also introducing NFL Next, a weekly 30-minute commentary by Super Bowl Champion Chris Long, NFL Network’s Kay Adams, James Koh of Next Gen Stats and a variety of other featured guests. Prime users can opt for several Prime-exclusive audio broadcast options, including a UK-based broadcast and FOX Deportes, a Spanish-language broadcast.
Not a Prime member? An annual membership costs $119 — unless you’re a student, and then it’s $59. The Amazon option is a solid offering for the viewer less keen on getting more TV for their buck than more products for their buck.
Other Streaming Deals
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- 55″ TCL 4K Roku LED Smart TV – Sale Price: $269.99 | Regular Price: $329.99
- 55″ Vizio Quantum 4K UHD HDR Smart TV – Sale Price: $498 | Regular Price: $828
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