How to Stream Thursday Night Football

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Thursday Night Football is on NFL Network throughout the season, with 13 games set to air between week two and week 15. Most of the games will also be available on FOX, Amazon Prime Video, and Twitch. In addition to the slate of 13 Thursday night games, the same team at FOX is also set to produce two Sunday games and an exclusive week 16 tripleheader that will air exclusively on NFL Network.

There was no official Thursday Night Football on week one because NBC owned the rights to broadcast that game. Similarly, there was no official Thursday Night Football on Thanksgiving. Check out the Sunday Night Football schedule for more information.

Thursday Night Football Details

Game time: 8:20 p.m. EST

Channel: NFL Network, FOX

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

How to Watch the Official Thursday Night Football Livestreams

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 for Prime subscribers and on Twitch for everyone else.

Here are the official streaming sources for Thursday Night Football:

In addition to these official sources, you'll also be able to stream Thursday Night Football through any service that includes NFL Network or your local FOX station.

How to Livestream Thursday Night Football on NFL Network

The easiest way to watch every Thursday Night Football game is on NFL Network, since it's the only network that broadcasts every game. If you have access to NFL Network through your television provider or a qualifying streaming service like fuboTV, you can watch the game 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 and select Go Now in the NFL Network box.

    Using your favorite web browser, navigate to nfl.com/watch and select Go Now in the NFL Network box.
  2. Select Authenticate Now.

    Select Authenticate now
  3. Select your television provider. If you don't see it, type your provider into the search field and press Enter or Return.

    A screenshot of the NFL Network TV provider selection page.
  4. Enter your username and password for your television provider if prompted, and select Continue. You may not need to enter your username and password if your television provider and internet provider are the same.

    Enter your username and password for your television provider if prompted, and select Continue.
  5. Click Watch Now, or return to nfl.com/watch on game day to watch Thursday Night Football.

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

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. Check with your provider to be sure.

Livestream Thursday Night Football Through FOX

FOX has the television rights to broadcast most of the Thursday Night Football games. FOX also has some digital distribution rights for games that it broadcasts. 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. Navigate to foxsportsgo.com.

    Navigate to foxsportsgo.com.
  2. Select TV Sign In.

    Select TV Sign In.
  3. Select your television provider, or click More TV Providers if you don't see yours in the list.

    A screenshot of the Fox Sports Go TV provider selection page.
  4. Enter the username and password for your television provider if prompted. When verified, you'll see your TV provider's name and logo on the website. Return on game day to stream Thursday Night Football.

Livestream FOX Thursday Night Football Games to Your Phone

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

Livestream Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime and Twitch

Amazon has secured the streaming rights for some 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 will also make games available through its official Twitch channel.

To watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon as a Prime subscriber:

  1. Navigate to Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime.

  2. Select 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.

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

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:

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Do Any Online Streaming Services Include Thursday Night Football?

If you're a cord cutter without a television subscription, and you 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 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 isn't a 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 just 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.

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

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

Use Ace Stream and Reddit to Watch Thursday Night Football Online

If none of the official sources work for you, Ace Stream is the next best option to stream Thursday Night Football. Ace Stream is a media player that relies on other users to rebroadcast sports games. The quality isn't always the best, and it can be difficult to find streams.

To stream Thursday Night Football with Ace Stream, download and install the player. For complete instructions to walk you through this process, check out our full guide to streaming sports online with Ace Stream.

Once the program is installed, the final step is to locate a valid content ID for the game you want to watch. If you install Ace Stream, you can usually find content IDs through a search engine. For example, on game day, search for something like Bears at Packers Ace Stream content ID, using the names of the teams in the matchup you want to see.

Ace Stream content IDs are free. Don't pay anyone for a content ID, and be careful when visiting sites that offer content IDs. Don't click any suspicious links or ads, and consider installing a good ad blocker.

Free Online Sports Sites to Stream Thursday Night Football

If you tried all the other options, and you're still coming up empty, check out some sites that aggregate links to unofficial Thursday Night Football streams. These sites are often full of intrusive ads, and the video quality can be low. Still, it's an option worth considering if nothing else works.

These sites offer free Thursday Night Football streams:

For more information about these sites, check out our full guide to streaming free sports online.

Sites that host unofficial sports streams and link to unofficial sports streams are usually ad-supported. The ads are often intrusive and sometimes misleading, so you may want to install a good ad blocker. Never click the ads on these sites, and be aware that ads can sometimes be disguised as messages that you need to update your browser, Flash, or other components. Clicking these ads may open your computer up to malware.