How to watch Thursday Night Football: schedule and everything you need to know

Miami Dolphins' Tyreek Hill
Miami Dolphins' Tyreek Hill (Image credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football has become a staple of the NFL season, as fans get to kick off each new week of NFL action with an exciting matchup. And the weekly primetime game has an exclusive streaming home, with Prime Video handling the coverage.

How to watch Thursday Night Football

US: Prime Video | NFL Plus | local stations for participating teams' cities
UK: Sky TV | NFL Game Pass

Thursday Night Football is set as the first game in just about each week of the NFL season (there are a few exceptions), with the rest of the week's action playing out on the NFL on CBS, NFL on Fox, Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football.

With that in mind, here's everything you need to know on how to watch Thursday Night Football.

How to watch Thursday Night Football in the US

For Prime Video's special Thursday Night Football broadcast, the best way to make sure you can watch all the action is by having an Amazon Prime account. With Amazon Prime you automatically get access to Prime Video, which also includes the streamer's original TV shows and movies, a library of classic movies and TV shows and access to a range of Prime Video channels.

You can watch Thursday Night Football through Prime Video on a web browser, smart TV, tablets, mobile devices and other connected devices that have the Prime Video app.

For those in the local markets of the two teams playing in a given week, those games are also available on their local broadcast TVs. Channels will differ for each market, but most options are going to be available through a traditional pay-TV service or a live TV streaming service like Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.

In addition,  the Prime Video stream should be available in bars, restaurants and other out-of-home venues, in case you are out and about but don't want to miss TNF action.

The streaming service Twitch is also offering streams of Prime Video's football coverage. Watching the game on Twitch allows viewers to interact through live chat, see stats, participate in polls and make live predictions.

The NFL's streaming service, NFL Plus, can also stream games on Prime Video, but only on mobile or tablet devices.

How to watch Thursday Night Football in the UK

For UK NFL fans, Thursday Night Football airs on Sky Sports' Main Event and NFL channels starting at 12:30 am UK on Fridays. UK viewers can also sign up for NFL Game Pass to stream NFL games.

Thursday Night Football schedule

Here is the 2024 Prime Video Thursday Night Football schedule. All games start at 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT unless otherwise specified.

  • Week 2: Buffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphins
  • Week 3: New England Patriots vs New York Jets
  • Week 4: Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants
  • Week 5: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons
  • Week 6: San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks
  • Week 7: Denver Broncos vs New Orleans Saints
  • Week 8: Minnesota Vikings vs Los Angeles Rams
  • Week 9: Houston Texans vs New York Jets
  • Week 10: Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens
  • Week 11: Washington Commanders vs Philadelphia Eagles
  • Week 12: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
  • Week 13 (Friday, November 29, 3 pm ET/noon PT): Las Vegas Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs
  • Week 14: Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions
  • Week 15: Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers
  • Week 16: Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals
  • Week 17: Seattle Seahawks vs Chicago Bears

Thursday Night Football commentators

Expected to return for the 2024 season is legendary play-by-play announced Al Michaels, with football analyst Kirk Herbstreit joining him in the booth. The TNF sideline reporter is Kaylee Hartung.

In addition, NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman, Andrew Whitworth and Ryan Fitzpatrick serve as analysts for Thursday Night Football's pregame, halftime and postgame shows, with Charissa Thompson serving as host. In addition, Taylor Rooks is a feature reporter for the broadcast, Michael Smith is on board as a news analyst and Terry McAulay is the TNF's rules analyst.

Marshawn Lynch, a Super Bowl winner and recent star of Bottoms, is also part of the Thursday Night Football team, doing special segments that'll run throughout the season.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.