How to Stream Thursday Night Football

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Thursday Night Football is on the NFL Network throughout the 2021-2022 season. Many of the games will also be available on Fox, Amazon Prime Video, and Twitch. See our guides to Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football for details on those games.

Thursday Night Football Details

Season start: September 9, 2021 (Even though the season opener is on a Thursday, it's on NBC and isn't an official Thursday Night Football game.)

First official Thursday Night Football game: September 16, 2021

Game time: 8:20 PM EST

Channel: NFL Network (all 19 games), Fox (11 games), Amazon Prime Video (11 games)

Stream: NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch

How to Watch the Official Thursday Night Football Live Streams

The streaming picture for Thursday Night Football is extremely complicated. In addition to Fox and NFL Network, some games will also be available on Amazon Prime and Twitch.

Here are the official streaming sources for Thursday Night Football:

In addition to these official sources, you can also stream Thursday Night Football through any service that includes the NFL Network or your local Fox station.

The Thursday Night Football brand includes games that aren't actually on Thursday nights, including the week 5 Live from London game (Sunday, Oct. 10 at 9:30 a.m. EST), the week 15 Saturday double-header, and a Christmas Day special (Saturday, Dec. 25 at 8:15 p.m. EST).

How to Live Stream Thursday Night Football on NFL Network

The easiest way to watch every Thursday Night Football game is on the NFL Network since it's the only network that broadcasts all 19 games. If you have access to the NFL Network through your television provider or a qualifying streaming service like fuboTV, you can watch Thursday Night Football on your computer, phone, tablet, or streaming device.

Here's how to stream Thursday Night Football online with NFL Network:

  1. Using your favorite web browser, navigate to nfl.com/watch.

  2. Click Watch Live.

    NFL Network website with Watch Live highlighted
  3. Click Authenticate Now to log in with your TV provider.

    NFL Network website with Authenticate Now highlighted
  4. Choose your television provider. If you don't see it, type your provider in the search field and press Enter.

    NFL Network provider login page with Search function highlighted
  5. Enter your username and password for your television provider if prompted, and click Continue. You may not need to enter your username and password if your television provider and internet provider are the same.

  6. Click Watch Now, or wait for the timer to finish counting down.

    NFL Network website with Watch Now highlighted
  7. Return to nfl.com/watch on game day to watch Thursday Night Football.

Stream NFL Network Thursday Night Football Games to Your Phone

If you have NFL Network, you can also watch Thursday Night Football on your phone, tablet, or streaming device with the appropriate NFL Network app:

Streaming Thursday Night Football games through official NFL apps requires a qualifying subscription to a television package that includes NFL Network. Most cable and satellite providers, and some streaming services, are compatible but check with your provider to be sure.

Live Stream Thursday Night Football Through Fox

Fox has the television rights to broadcast 11 out of the 19 Thursday Night Football games. Fox also has some digital distribution rights for games that it broadcasts, so subscribers to qualifying television services can stream some Thursday Night Football games through Fox.

Here's how to stream Thursday Night Football games on your computer through Fox.

  1. Using your favorite web browser, navigate to Fox Sports.com.

  2. Select Live TV.

    Fox Sports.com website with Live TV highlighted
  3. Click Sign In, and then select TV Provider Sign In.

    Fox Sports website with Sign In and TV Provider Sign In highlighted
  4. Select your television provider, or scroll through the complete alphabetized list to find your provider. You can also use the search function to find your provider.

    Fox Sports Select Your TV Provider page
  5. Enter the username and password for your television provider as prompted. If your internet and television providers are the same, the process may be automated.

  6. After you've successfully signed in, return on game day to stream Thursday Night Football.

Live Stream Fox Thursday Night Football Games to Your Phone

Fox also has the rights to stream 11 Thursday Night Football games to mobile users through the Fox Sports: Watch Live app. If you have a qualifying television subscription, here's where you can get the appropriate app for your device:

Live Stream Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime and Twitch

Amazon has secured the streaming rights for 11 of the 19 Thursday Night Football games, so Prime subscribers have easy access to these games through Prime Video.

In addition to streaming Thursday Night Football to Prime subscribers through Prime Video, Amazon also makes games available through its official Twitch channel.

To watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon:

  1. Subscribe to Amazon Prime, if you haven't done so.

  2. Navigate to Amazon Prime Video on game day.

  3. Type Thursday Night Football into the search field and press Enter or Return on the keyboard.

    Amazon will not have a listing for Thursday Night Football until the season is underway.

  4. Click Play to start the game.

Additional details about streaming Thursday Night Football on Twitch are released throughout the season. Check with Twitch directly for updates.

Live Stream Thursday Night Football on Your Phone, Tablet, or Streaming Device With Amazon Prime or Twitch

Stream Thursday Night Football to a phone through Prime Video

If you want to watch Thursday Night Football through Amazon or Twitch on a mobile device or television streaming device, here are the apps you'll need:

Do Any Online Streaming Services Include Thursday Night Football?

If you're a cord cutter without a television subscription and don't want to watch on Amazon Prime Video or Twitch, you may be able to stream Thursday Night Football through a streaming service.

Television streaming services are basically cable replacements for cord-cutters, and most of them include Fox. The catch is that if the Fox affiliate in your area doesn't have a deal with any online streaming services, or there is no local Fox affiliate, these services aren't allowed to provide you with a live Fox stream.

Some streaming services also offer plans that include NFL Network, which is the best option if you live in an area where Fox isn't available.

Choosing a streaming plan with NFL Network allows you to watch every game, not only the ones that are broadcast on Fox. You can use your login credentials from the streaming service to sign in to the NFL Network website or mobile app if you want to.

Here are the best streaming services to watch Thursday Night Football:

  • fuboTV: NFL Network and Fox are both included in the basic subscription plan.
  • Sling TV: The Sling Blue plan includes both Fox and NFL Network. However, you'll need to subscribe to the Orange + Blue plan if you also want to watch Monday Night Football on ESPN.
  • DirecTV Stream (Formerly AT&T TV NOW): You can get Fox through this service, but not NFL Network.
  • YouTube TV: Includes the NFL Network and Fox, if you live in a qualifying area.
  • Hulu with Live TV: Includes Fox and the NFL Network.
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