Disappointed by this decision by the NFL. It was nice to have them for free on Twitter. Now you have to pay to have Amazon Prime to stream the games and you are still going to suffer through the enormous amount of ads that are aired during all NFL games.
Last year, the National Football League experimented by letting Twitter livestream 10 Thursday night games.
This year, pro football will continue the test, but will switch it up: Amazon has bought the rights to the league’s streaming package, and will offer the games for free to its Amazon Prime subscribers around the world.
Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube had also expressed interest in carrying the games this year.
Amazon is paying around $50 million for the 10 games it will show next fall, according to a person familiar with the deal. That’s a big increase from the $10 million Twitter paid for last year’s games.