How to watch football on Amazon Prime

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Now with NFL football on Amazon Prime every Thursday night, it’s probably a good idea to discuss how to watch those games in the best possible way.

In this article, I discuss the pros and cons of watching the games on a TV or an iPad in the Amazon Prime Video app.

Typically, I prefer to watch my sporting events on my big-screen TV. Generally speaking, it’s a better experience than staring at smaller screens. Plus, you might have to hold the smaller screens depending on the setup. Or you could use a pillow holder for an iPad.

To watch football on Amazon Prime on your TV, you can:

To get started, you do need an Amazon Prime membership. Personally, I get a lot of out my membership as I can watch NFL games on Thursdays, read some books early for free, and get fast and free shipping.

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The other option is to watch on your iPad or another tablet. I watched a game on my iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch screen, which worked great. And watching on a tablet offers additional interactive features that I found helpful and engaging. Those features include:

Immediate writeups of each play.

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Instant stats.

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Instant video highlights.

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Those highlights and features aren’t as easily accessible when watching on a television set. Indeed, you could open up the NFL website on a device while watching the game on TV, but it’s not all there in one place.

I didn’t necessarily search for these features, but when I got into using them, I enjoyed them. Yes, they show highlight replays on the broadcast, but watching a great play again on your own time and as many times as you’d like is great.

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Seeing the stats as the game progresses also offers a deeper glimpse into how things are going. “Wow, the quarterback has only thrown for 33 yards,” for example.

I have watched games without these features for decades. Nonetheless, they are an excellent addition to the viewing experience.

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