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How to Watch Thursday Night Football 2022

Thursday Night Football is now in the hands of Amazon Prime Video, and we’ve outlined if the streaming service is a touchdown for NFL fans.

Every Thursday night NFL game

Amazon Prime Video

Price: $8.99–$14.99/mo.

Free trial: 30 days

NFL content: 15 exclusive TNF games

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Amazon and the NFL announce Black Friday game

Starting in 2023, Amazon Prime Video will host an exclusive NFL matchup on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The “Black Friday” game will increase Prime Video’s regular season slate of games to 16.

Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is the exclusive home of the NFL’s Thursday Night Football broadcast through 2033. Each season, Prime Video will stream 15 regular season games and one preseason matchup.

Amazon Prime ($14.99 a month) is an enticing service with its free two-day shipping and extensive Prime Video streaming library. Adding 15 Thursday Night Football games into the mix makes it a must-have for football fans who want access to the most NFL games.

As the 2022 NFL schedule shows, several crucial matchups are on Thursday Night Football, and each game comes equipped with Amazon’s X-Ray and Next Gen Stats functions. These interactive features allow you to view real-time analytics alongside the game. But you’ll need an Amazon device like an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K or Amazon Fire TV Cube for the most optimized experience.

Both Amazon Prime and standalone Prime Video subscribers receive Thursday Night Football games. But we break down whether the service truly deserves a place in your streaming roster. Keep scrolling to learn how to watch TNF on Prime Video—including a complete 2022 TNF schedule.

NFL on Amazon Prime Video pros and cons

Pros

  • Inexpensive pricing
  • Live in-game stats through X-Ray on select devices
  • Over 25,000 movies and TV shows

Cons

  • Limited live sports included
  • Confusing interface

2022 Thursday Night Football schedule

Below is a list of every Thursday Night Football game streaming live on Amazon Prime Video during the 2022 NFL season. Missing from the table are Thursday night games from weeks 1 and 17, which will air on NBC at 8:15 p.m. eastern.

Week Game Date Time (ET)
Week 2 Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs September 15, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 3 Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns September 22, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 4 Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals September 29, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 5 Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos October 6, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 6 Washington Commanders at Chicago Bears October 13, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 7 New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals October 20, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 8 Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 27, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 9 Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans November 3, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 10 Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers November 10, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 11 Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers November 17, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 13 Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots December 1, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 14 Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams December 8, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 15 San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks December 15, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 16 Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets December 22, 2022 8:15 p.m.
Week 17 Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans December 29, 2022 8:15 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans are the only team to play in multiple Thursday Night Football games this season. But the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants feature in none of the 2022 TNF matchups.

Free ways to watch Thursday Night Football

If you only want to see your favorite team play on Thursday Night Football, you might not need an Amazon membership. TNF games will still air locally in the broadcast regions of the two teams playing. Plus, you can catch alternate broadcasts for free on Twitch if you don’t live in the region of your favorite team.

You could even sign up for an Amazon Prime 30-day free trial, catch the game you want to see, and cancel your subscription. There’s no shame in that.

NFL content on Amazon Prime Video

NFL content on Amazon Prime Video is pretty scarce. But the service does host select replays and highlights. Plus, you can watch the weekly Amazon Original The Pile On with Taran Killam—the NFL’s first comedy recap show.

The NFL has its own Prime Video storefront where you can view the service’s exclusive games and content. Accessing the storefront can be confusing because Prime Video is both a streaming service and a digital video store. But you can reach this content by selecting the Sports tab on the Prime Video home page. (Depending on your device, you might have to select the Categories tab before selecting Sports.)

The live sports storefront on Amazon Prime Video displays rows of league content and channel offerings.
The Amazon Prime Video live sports storefront as seen on a Google Chrome web browser.

Besides its 15 regular season games, Prime Video will also broadcast at least one NFL preseason game each year. The streaming service also hosts several on-demand movies and series centered around football worth checking out—including the All or Nothing docuseries.

Other options for watching NFL games

The NFL is everywhere on TV these days—meaning you’ll need a comprehensive TV plan to watch the most football games this season. Our How to Watch NFL Games page outlines this in greater detail.

DIRECTV is the best overall provider for watching the NFL. Not only does it carry every NFL channel, but it also holds the exclusive rights to NFL SUNDAY TICKET. Of course, only the most diehard NFL fans will want to go that route because the satellite TV provider is pricey and requires a two-year contract.

Pro tip: Apart from Prime Video, other nationally televised NFL games air on CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network.

The easiest way to watch NFL games is by connecting an over-the-air (OTA) HD antenna to your TV. A combination of locally and nationally televised games are accessible with an antenna, and a good one costs only between $20 and $60. We recommend entering your zip code on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Reception Map Tool to verify which channels are within range of your home.

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Is Amazon Prime Video worth it for NFL fans?

Thursday Night Football has made the jump entirely to Amazon Prime Video. Now, you’ll need an Amazon Prime ($14.99 a month) or a standalone Prime Video ($8.99 a month) subscription to watch every Thursday Night Football game.

Signing up for a streaming service to watch only 15 NFL games is less than ideal. But Prime Video has an immense library of movies and shows to keep you entertained when games aren’t on. That’s a lot of value for a low monthly cost—especially if you’re already an Amazon Prime member soaking up its fast and free delivery benefits.

How to watch Thursday Night Football FAQ

Is Thursday Night Football only on Amazon Prime?

Yes, Thursday Night Football is now an Amazon exclusive. You’ll need a subscription to Amazon Prime ($14.99 a month) or Prime Video ($8.99 a month) to watch all 15 games.

However, for the 2022 season, you’ll still be able to catch one game on NBC: the Thanksgiving (November 24) match between the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots.

You can also still catch local games in the broadcast regions of each of the teams competing, and select broadcasts might be available on Twitch.

Why is TNF only on Amazon Prime?

The NFL signed an exclusive deal with Amazon Prime Video, so Amazon owns Thursday Night Football until at least 2033. Sorry, sports fans, you belong to Jeff Bezos now.

Is Thursday Night Football on NBC?

Two Thursday night games air on NBC during the 2022 NFL season. The first game comes in week one when the Buffalo Bills visit the Los Angeles Rams on September 8. The second game is a Thanksgiving matchup where the Minnesota Vikings host the New England Patriots on November 24.

How can I watch Thursday Night Football?

During the 2022 NFL season, you can watch 15 Thursday Night Football broadcasts on Amazon Prime Video. Two other Thursday night games will air on NBC during weeks 1 and 17.

Will bars show Thursday Night Football?

Yes, you can still watch Thursday Night Football games in select out-of-home venues like bars and restaurants. Amazon and DIRECTV struck a deal that provides all TNF matchups to DIRECTV Business subscribers. Games will air on DIRECTV channel 9526.

Is Thursday Night Football still on NFL Network?

NFL Network no longer airs Thursday Night Football games, but you can still catch a small handful of other regular season games on the channel.

Can you watch Thursday Night Football on Sling TV?

Thursday Night Football is exclusive to Amazon Prime Video. But if you have local channel access through a live TV streaming service like Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, or YouTube TV, you’ll be able to watch Thursday Night Football broadcasts when they involve your local team.

Who are the announcers for Thursday Night Football?

Former Sunday Night Football play-by-play announcer Al Michaels is on the call for Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football. Analyst Kirk Herbstreit and former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez join Michaels in the commentary box.

Methodology

Our football experts spent the 2021 NFL season researching and watching select Thursday Night Football games on Amazon Prime Video. We examined the streaming service’s worth for NFL fans by comparing its pricing, game count, and in-game experience to other NFL viewing options.

Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.

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