The Chicago Bears will take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field Thursday night time at eight:25 pm ET / five:25 pm PT.
For the primary time ever, you’ll be ready to watch the sport are living on Amazon.
Amazon paid $50 million previous this yr to circulation 10 “Thursday Night Football” video games, and that is the primary of the bunch. (Amazon additionally secured an 11th sport on Christmas Day as a part of a separate deal, and chances are you’ll recall that Twitter paid $10 million to circulation 10 “Thursday Night Football” video games closing yr.)
Unlike with Twitter, now not everybody will get to watch Amazon’s circulation. Amazon will give you the sport — which would be the similar CBS telecast you’ll see on TV free of charge — solely for Prime individuals. Which manner you’ll want to inform Amazon that you simply’re a Prime subscriber so as to watch.
Once you’ve finished that, you’ll be ready to watch the sport from any Amazon software you personal, together with Fire TV, the Fire pill and the Echo Show. It may even paintings on any Amazon Prime video app for any console or set-top field, together with apps for iPhone and Android units. You’ll even be ready to watch at Amazon.com, however you gained’t be ready to watch on Amazon-owned Twitch.
If you may have voice activation arrange on your software, you’ll merely ask Alexa to display you the sport and it will have to pop up.
You additionally don’t want to be within the United States to watch; Amazon plans to circulation the sport globally. Amazon will circulation the CBS pre-game display, too, this means that you will have to even be ready to watch any National Anthem drama spread.
Amazon may even be offering one thing new: A translation possibility for audience who don’t talk English or perceive American soccer. As Amazon defined it in an e mail to Recode: “Amazon is producing live audio tracks for non-English speaking viewers … [including] Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and even an English language stream that is focused on the educational aspects of the game for those who aren’t familiar with football jargon.”
Weird, and most likely comparable to Amazon’s translation push: It will produce its personal pre-game display, that includes Australian superstar chef Curtis Stone and former NFL operating again Tiki Barber.