Amazon Prime Video Kicks Off NFL Coverage on Thursday Night: What’s New For 2021 Season
Prime Video launches its 12-game 2021 NFL season schedule this week, as the Los Angeles Rams take on the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football. Prime Video’s schedule this season culminates with an NFL Wild Card playoff game in January.
TNF on Prime Video premieres at 8:20 pm ET with Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm in the broadcast booth for the fourth straight year. Just as in previous years, Prime Video and Twitch will offer multiple-announcer feeds to give fans the opportunity to tailor their game-day experience to their own preferences.
TNF Audio Feeds
- Storm-Kremer on Prime Video: Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm bring a unique voice and viewpoint to every game on the primary feed.
- Scout’s Feed on Prime Video and Twitch: Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah, and Joy Taylor dive deeper into the X’s and O’s, offering fans a different perspective on the action through the lens of former NFL scouts, with the feed available both on Prime Video and on Twitch.
- NFL Next Live on Twitch: Andrew Hawkins and Kimmi Chex are joined by a rotation of analysts including Aqib Talib, Nick Mangold, and current NFL star Malcolm Jenkins, offering a unique viewing experience that engages new and different audiences and provides an alternative to a traditional NFL broadcast. This feed will be available to viewers exclusively on Twitch.
To switch back and forth between announcer feeds on Prime Video, users can simply open the device settings, select the broadcast of their choice, and enjoy the game. The Twitch feeds will be found on separate channels on that platform.
Amazon X-Ray and Enhanced Replays
X-Ray for TNF gives fans real-time access to live stats and data previously only available to coaches and announcers, allowing fans to understand the game without taking their eyes off the screen. Fans watching TNF on Fire TV can also use X-Ray to shop for officially licensed NFL merchandise from their favorite teams, without leaving the app.
Enhanced replays, which launched last season on Prime Video, allow fans to rewatch top plays from throughout the game in real-time, giving them access to deeper analysis and insights derived from in-game team and player-performance data.
This season, enhanced replays are going one step further with player tracking, a new AI-driven feature that highlights and follows the ballcarrier throughout the play, showing fans how the action developed in real-time. The new player tracking feature helps to further contextualize the major plays throughout the game, making it easier for fans to follow the action.
The X-Ray feature is available for fans streaming TNF on Web, Android, iOS, and Fire TV. To access X-Ray during the game, fans watching on Prime Video can simply flip their mobile device or click ‘up’ on their Fire TV remote.
2021 marks the final year of the that Prime Video game will also air on FOX and NFL Network. Beginning next season, Prime Video will become the exclusive home for Thursday Night Football.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 10,000+ movies, TV shows, and Prime Originals like “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Jack Ryan,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Boys,” and more. Subscribers can also add third-party services like Showtime, and Starz with Amazon Prime Video Channels. Prime Video also offers exclusive live access to NFL Thursday Night Football.
The Prime Video interface shows content included with your subscription alongside the ad-supported Freevee library and some shows and movies you need to purchase, so be sure to double-check your selection before you watch.
Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime for $12.99 per month ($119 per year), or can be purchased on its own for $8.99 per month.