How to stream ‘Thursday Night Football’

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The 2022 NFL season has officially begun, and “Thursday Night Football” has a new streaming home this year. Keep reading to check out how to stream all the Thursday NFL football action from now all the way to Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023. 

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Watch “Thursday Night Football” on Amazon Prime: $15 per month or $140 annually

Watch NFL games on your phone: NFL+, $5 and up per month

The 2022 NFL regular season is scheduled to run 18 weeks, and include 272 games in total. “Thursday Night Football” kicks off on Sept. 15 with the Los Angeles Chargers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, streaming live on Amazon Prime Video. For the complete 2022 NFL season schedule, check out this guide put together by our sister site CBS Sports. For a “TNF” schedule, has you covered, and for a comprehensive guide on how to watch every NFL game of the season, we’ve got a guide for that too. 

If you’re used to casually turning the TV on to catch weekly “TNF” games every season, you should know that the world of NFL streaming is changing this year. After a few years of being available simultaneously on up to three platforms, “Thursday Night Football” will now stream live games exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Keep reading to learn more about how to watch “Thursday Night football” now that it’s moved to Amazon Prime Video. Plus, stay tuned for our recommendations for the best TVs to watch football on

How to watch ‘Thursday Night Football’ on Amazon Prime Video

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Starting with the 2022 NFL season, live “Thursday Night Football” games will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. 2022 marks the first year of an 11-year deal between the NFL and Prime Video, meaning you can catch “TNF” games now through 2033 on the retail giant’s streaming platform. 

Play-by-play legend Al Michaels, late of “Sunday Night Football,” and Kirk Herbstreit, best known as an analyst for ESPN’s “College GameDay,” will have the calls. The “TNF” schedule kicks off September 15, 2022, with the Los Angeles Chargers taking on Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs. 

Ahead of “Thursday Night football’s” season premiere, Amazon has updated its X-Ray feature, which enables real-time stats, enhanced replays, trivia, player analysis, polling and merch shopping while you stream the games. 

A subscription to Amazon Prime typically costs $15 monthly or $140 annually. Eligible students, EBT, Medicaid and other select recipients of government assistance can score a 50% discount on the service. 

If you’re only interested in Prime Video and want to pass on the rest of Amazon Prime’s benefits, you can also subscribe solely to Amazon Prime Video’s streaming library for $8 per month. Not ready to commit to a new subscription? Amazon offers new subscribers a 30-day free trial, so you can watch live NFL action all month long, plus check out other TV shows and movies offered by Prime Video

Amazon Prime subscription, $15 per month or $140 annually

NFL Plus

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If you want to watch NFL games exclusively on your mobile device or tablet, NFL+ has you covered. Starting at $5 per month or $30 annually, an NFL+ subscription gives you mobile or tablet access to live local and primetime regular season and postseason games, live game audio for every game and more. You’ll also get live out-of-market preseason games across a broader range of devices. 

NFL+, $5 and up per month

The best TVs for watching football in 2022

We’ve found the best TVs for watching NFL football (based on user reviews) including TV from top brands such as SamsungLG, and Sony. Keep reading to see the best deals on the best TVs you can get in time for the 2022 NFL season.

55″ Samsung Q70A QLED 4K smart TV: $800 

55" Class Q70A QLED 4K smart TV

Here’s preseason deal to get you started: This 55-inch Samsung QLED is on sale at Samsung for $300 off.

No matter what stream of the game you’re watching, this QLED TV lets you watch the game in upscaled 4K resolution thanks to its machine-based learning AI. The smart TV also features apps, streaming services and advanced controls. Plus, it’s compatible with most voice assistants.

55″ Samsung Q70A QLED 4K smart TV, $800 (regularly $1,100)

65″ Samsung ‘The Frame’ smart TV: $1,400 

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Transform your TV into a piece of art when you’re not watching football. The Frame smart TV has a built-in motion sensor that activates your device to display your favorite pieces of art in 4K resolution whenever you enter the room. No matter if you’re admiring Hopper’s “Early Sunday Morning” or jamming along to Carrie Underwood’s Sunday night football intro, this QLED TV produces 100% color volume in the DCI-P3 color space, which is the format for most cinema screens and HDR movies for television. (Translation: Colors on this TV will be more vivid and true-to-life.)

55″ Samsung ‘The Frame’ smart TV, $1,400 (reduced from $1,500)

65″ Samsung ‘The Frame’ smart TV, $1,600 (regularly $2,000)

75″ Samsung 4K smart TV: $950


Watch NFL stars battle it out in gorgeous color and luminosity with this 75-inch Samsung LED TV. The TV features low lag rates and minimized blur, so you’ll always be able to keep up with the plays. The 4K smart device also provides tailored recommendations for streaming and live TV with an on-screen guide.

75″ Samsung 4K smart TV, $950 (reduced from $1,000) 

55” Samsung QN85A 4K Neo QLED: $1,100


Your TV should sound like you’re in the stadium. The Samsung 4K Neo QLED includes top-of-the-line features, including a premium audio technology called object-tracking sound (OTS). With OTS, your television analyzes the action on screen and tries to replicate a surround-sound experience without any external speakers. The Samsung 4K Neo QLED also features a built-in Alexa assistant.

55″ Samsung QN85A 4K Neo QLED, $1,100 (reduced from $1,600)

32″ Toshiba set (720p) with Fire TV: $140

Best Buy

At just 32 inches, this budget-friendly Toshiba TV is suited for small spaces like bedrooms or offices. It runs Amazon’s Fire TV platform, so you can stream new shows from Hulu, Netflix and more without plugging in extra equipment. You can also watch live TV on this device.

32″ Toshiba set (720p) with Fire TV, $140 (reduced from $200)

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