Meet Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football announcers ahead of the Chiefs taking on the Chargers in the first NFL TNF game of the season.
The first Thursday Night Football game of the season is here, kicking off a new era of NFL broadcasting. The Kansas City Chiefs host divisional rivals the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium, in a game exclusively streamed on Amazon Prime.
Prime Video will be kicking off its inaugural TNF game at 8:15 p.m. EST with pre-game coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Amazon are reportedly paying the NFL $13 billion over the next eleven seasons to exclusively televise 15 regular season Thursday night games, as well as one preseason game.
How to watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon
You can watch tonight’s game (September 15) between the Chiefs and Chargers, as well as the 14 other regular-season Thursday Night Football games, via an Amazon Prime membership.
If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you already have access to Prime Video and Thursday Night Football. If you don’t, you can sign up for a Prime membership at $139 a year or $14.99 a month. You can also sign up for a free, 30-day Amazon Prime trial here.
However, each game will also be streamed live on Twitch and broadcast on over-the-air television in the local markets for the two teams in each game. This is the same policy for games carried on ESPN and NFL Network.
Games will also be streamed through the NFL’s new service NFL+, and devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire Stick or Apple TV player should provide access to most of the features during games.
Who are Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football announcers?
The NFL officially entering the modern era will certainly take some getting used to. There will no doubt be some teething issues in the first few weeks, but luckily Amazon have assembled a seasoned team of broadcasters and pundits to make things as smooth as possible.
So who are Amazon Prime’s NFL Thursday Night Football announcers?
Well, Prime Video’s Thursday Night broadcast team features some of the best names in the business. These include legendary play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and longtime college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, as well as Michael Smith and Kaylee Hartung.
The Prime studio team, covering pregame, halftime, and postgame shows, will feature the likes of NFL veterans Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman, Andrew Whitworth, and Ryan Fitzpatrick, as well Charissa Thompson and Taylor Rooks.
Not only that, Dude Perfect, a viral comedy group with 58 million subscribers on YouTube, and who made a name for themselves by completing dazzling trick shots online, will host an alternate game stream.
Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will also return to Prime Video for a fifth Thursday Night Football season in a brand-new capacity. The TNF with Storm & Kremer alternate stream will feature interviews, behind-the-scenes access, and storytelling.
Amazon have certainly spared no expense in what looks to be an exciting night of entertainment.