Is Thursday Night Football Back? How to Watch Games on Prime Video for Free

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Confused about the NFL schedule? The 2023-24 NFL season launched Thursday (Sept. 7), but Thursday Night Football hasn’t started yet.

Thursday Night Football kicks off next Thursday, Sept. 14, exclusively on Prime Video. Tonight’s game, between the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions, will be available on NBC and Peacock.

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The Minnesota Vikings are set to face the Philadelphia Eagles for Prime Video’s first Thursday Night Football game of the new season. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 14, while TNF Tonight pregame coverage kicks off at 7 p.m. ET.

Thursday Night Football on Prime Video

2 Chainz will return to host the second season of Amazon Music Live starting on Sept. 21. The weekly concert series airs after Thursday Night Football and will feature performances from Ed Sheeran, Lil Durk and more.

Last year, Amazon secured exclusive rights to stream Thursday night NFL games on Prime Video, marking a new era for sports fans, including the first-ever Black Friday game.

Prime Video subscribers can log in to the platform to begin streaming the game on Thursday in addition to previous games from last season that are available to stream right now.

Not familiar with Prime? Read on for the 2023 Thursday Night Football schedule and a step-by-step guide on how to join Amazon Prime for free.

What Is Prime Video?

Prime Video is Amazon’s streaming platform where subscribers can watch Thursday Night Football and other sports, including NBA, MLB, WNBA, One Championship and soccer.

Additionally, Prime Video has a mega-library of movies and countless TV episodes, plus Prime Originals and a ton of sports documentaries and docuseries such as Prime’s All or Nothing featuring the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles and other football, soccer and hockey teams.

How Much Does Prime Video Cost?

Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime memberships, but there’s also an option to join Prime Video by itself under a free, 30-day trial.

Thursday Night Football on Prime Video

$free with Prime membership

Not a Prime member? Subscribe now and get the first month free. The membership, which is $14.99 a month after the free trial, unlocks instant access to Prime Video and Amazon Music, along with free shipping on millions of products, members-only discounts and a year free membership to GrubHub+, so you can order food while you enjoy Thursday Night Football.

How to Save on Your Prime Membership

Amazon Prime’s annual membership ($139.99 a year) saves you around $40 a year. Prime also provides a 50% discount for eligible college students and EBT and Medicaid recipients.

How to Watch Thursday Night Football Games on Prime Video

Prime Video is the exclusive streaming destination for Thursday Night Football. All games will begin streaming live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Pre-game coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. 

How to Stream Prime Video on Your TV & Other Devices

To stream Thursday Night Football games, download the Prime Video app (or sign in online via from a smart TV, laptop or another compatible streaming device to log into the platform. You can also save programs to your watchlist and view them later.

Thursday Night Football recordings are free on Prime Video, which means that you can pause, rewind and replay any TNF games or related programming this season.

See the full 2022 schedule of Thursday Night Football games below.

Prime Video Thursday Night Football Schedule:

  • Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Sept. 14
  • New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers – Sept. 21
  • Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers – Sept. 28
  • Chicago Bears vs. Washington Commanders – Oct. 5
  • Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Oct. 12
  • Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New Orleans Saints – Oct. 19
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills – Oct. 26
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Nov. 2
  • Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears – Nov. 9
  • Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens – Nov. 16
  • Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets (Black Friday game) – Nov. 24
  • Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys — Nov. 30
  • New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers — Dec. 7
  • Los Angeles Charges vs. Las Vegas Raiders — Dec. 14
  • New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams – Dec. 21
  • New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns – Dec. 28

Thursday Night Football

$free with Prime membership