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Another season of Thursday NFL quarterbacking begins tonight with an Eagles vs. Vikings matchup. We’ll show you how to watch Thursday Night Football for free in this guide.
The Philadelphia Eagles started the season with a win, but not without a rocky start. Jalen Hurts and the Eagles looked pedestrian in their week one opener against the Patriots after lighting up the league most of last year. They will go head-to-head against a Minnesota Vikings squad that underachieved and dropped their first game to an underdog Buccaneers team.
In case you haven’t heard, Amazon is the exclusive broadcaster of Thursday Night Football games, with Al Michaels on play-by-play commentary joining analyst Kirk Herbstreit. Kaylee Hartung has sideline reporting duties. Amazon Prime subscribers can tune in on the web and smart devices as part of their membership. You can also watch for free online via Twitch, and if you live in one of the markets of the teams playing, you can tap into local broadcasts via Fox.
How to watch Thursday Night Football free from anywhere
If you’re in the US, Thursday Night Football streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the United States. The latest game will always air on Amazon’s TNF page. Thursday Night Football also simulcasts on the Prime Video Twitch channel for free. Navigate to the page during the game’s airtime, and you’ll be set. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET, with Charissa Thompson, Tony Gonzalez, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Richard Sherman offering insights and analysis. Kickoff starts promptly at 8:15 p.m. ET.
The Twitch stream is your best bet if you’d rather not pay and don’t mind the detour. It’ll show the full broadcast, from pre-game to the final whistle.
If you’re outside of the US, then a VPN can help unlock these streaming options. This tool lets you trick sites into thinking you’re visiting from within a supported country. However, your best bet for TNF seems to be Prime Video. We were able to get a UK Prime subscription to show tonight’s game when putting a VPN on. Twitch, on the other hand, was able to detect our VPNs, and we couldn’t access the live feed internationally – that’s super rare as we can usually access any site via a VPN from anywhere.
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In the US, if you’d rather tune in via Prime Video, you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription, which costs $14.99 monthly or $139 yearly after a free 30-day trial. Once signed up, head back to Amazon’s Thursday Night Football page to tune in. You can also catch the game from Amazon Prime Video apps on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, streaming sticks, and gaming consoles.
There’s one last option for viewers living in the cities of the two teams playing. Fox broadcasts Thursday Night Football locally in both markets, so you can tune in using an over-the-air antenna, your cable service, or a live TV streaming service like Sling Blue.
How to watch Thursday Night Football for free
Update: Once the game started tonight, we struggled to unlock Twitch from outside of the US with a VPN, you might fare better, and there’s a money-back guarantee from the VPN we’ve highlighted below. If you have Amazon Prime in your country, then a VPN could still help you, as we’ve been able to access it from outside of the US tonight.
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Prime Twitch is usually freely accessible for everyone, but if you live outside the US, you may encounter restrictions watching Thursday Night Football on the Prime Video channel. We’ll show you how to circumvent the block using a VPN ahead. Also, Prime membership from countries outside the US won’t work via a VPN as they’re essentially different services in each country (unlike Netflix), so Twitch is your best route.
- Sign up for a VPN if you don’t have one.
- Install it on the device you’re using to watch the game.
- Turn it on and set it to a US location.
- Go to Prime Video’s Twitch channel.
- Watch Eagles vs. Vikings on Thursday Night Football.
- Pre-game coverage starts: September 14 at 7 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. (Friday) BST / 1 a.m. (Friday) CEST / 9 a.m. (Friday) AEST.
Here’s a list of all upcoming Thursday Night Football games for the 2023 NFL season. The broadcast starts each week with pre-game commentary at 7 p.m. ET before the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.
- Week 2: Vikings at Eagles, Sept. 14 (free on Twitch)
- Week 3: Giants at 49ers, Sept. 21 (free on Twitch)
- Week 4: Lions at Packers, Sept. 28 (free on Twitch)
- Week 5: Bears at Commanders, Oct. 5 (free on Twitch)
- Week 6: Broncos at Chiefs, Oct. 12 (free on Twitch)
- Week 7: Jaguars at Saints, Oct. 19 (free on Twitch)
- Week 8: Buccaneers at Bills, Oct. 26 (free on Twitch)
- Week 9: Titans at Steelers, Nov. 2 (free on Twitch)
- Week 10: Panthers at Bears, Nov. 9 (free on Twitch)
- Week 11: Bengals at Ravens, Nov. 16 (free on Twitch)
- Black Friday Football: Dolphins at Jets, Nov. 24 (free on Twitch)
- Week 13: Seahawks at Cowboys, Nov. 30 (free on Twitch)
- Week 14: Patriots at Steelers, Dec. 7 (free on Twitch)
- Week 15: Chargers at Raiders, Dec. 14 (free on Twitch)
- Week 16: Saints at Rams, Dec. 21 (free on Twitch)
- Week 17: Jets at Browns, Dec. 28 (free on Twitch)