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Thursday Night Football is going on hiatus for Black Friday. The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins will take the field for the first-ever NFL Black Friday game, streaming exclusively on Prime Video on Friday (Nov. 24).
The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. ET with an extended Black Friday Football pregame show, which will feature “a celebration of football, family, food, music, and shopping” leading up to kickoff at 3 p.m. ET from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Do you need a Prime membership to watch? No membership necessary! The Black Friday game will be available to anyone with an Amazon account (click here to open an account).
Additionally, football fans can tune in to score exciting holiday deals that will be announced during the Prime Video broadcast. Make sure to tune in to the game to catch Black Friday football deals throughout the livestream from brands such as TCL, Dyson, LEGO and Nintendo.
The flash deals will only be available while supplies last, so be sure to pay close attention to the screen for limited-deals before, during and after the game.
Amazon is helping Prime members secure exclusive holiday deals during the game. Plus, football fans will find plenty of game-day gear at Amazon and must-haves for tailgating parties. Amazon’s Black Friday event ends on Nov. 27.
Like other TNF games, the Black Friday pregame coverage will launch an hour before the Jets vs. Dolphins matchup. This week’s game is scheduled to start early than usual — 3 p.m. ET — and pregame coverage kicks off at 1:30 p.m. ET.
The TNF schedule will resume on Nov. 30. The season opener hit a streaming high with 15.05 million people tuning in to watch the Philadelphia Eagles win over the Minnesota Vikings (34-28). The ratings increased by 2 million from the previous season, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Prime Video scored another ratings high this season after Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos game on Oct 12.
Swift was in the building to support her new flame, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and witnessed Kansas City triumph over the Broncos (19-8). Ratings for the game spiked to 13.83 million viewers — a 57 percent increase compared to a TNF football game around the same time last year, per Deadline.
The Grammy winner is no stranger to Prime Video and TNF. Swift premiered a teaser trailer for her Midnights album during a TNF game last year.
In other music news, Garth Brooks will headline the Amazon Music Live Concert on Black Friday. The Grammy winner will treat fans to a “Diver-Bar” concert event live streamed from the grand opening of Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk, Brooks’ new bar in Nashville. The first-of-its-kind Black Friday concert will stream on Prime Video and Twitch at 7 p.m. ET.
“Amazon Music Live and Garth Brooks are coming together for Black Friday after the game to livestream a special ‘Dive Bar’ concert from the grand opening of the Friends In Low Places Bar and Honky-Tonk in Nashville,” said Brooks said in a statement. “We’ve already seen over 3 million entries to win a chance to attend, and thanks to our friends at Amazon, this episode will ensure that everybody who wants to see this show can. Not only will the people see the Friends bar for the first time, but they will also hear new music live for the first time…and if you know us, we will be playing the old stuff, as well.”
2 Chainz hosts the second season of Amazon Music Live, which began on Sept. 21. The weekly concert series airs after Thursday Night Football, with season two featuring performances from stars such as Ed Sheeran, Lil Durk, Feid and Metro Boomin.
Last year, Amazon secured exclusive rights to stream Thursday night NFL games on Prime Video, marking a new era for sports fans, including the Black Friday game.
Viewers can log in Prime Video on Friday to begin streaming the Black Friday game in addition to other football programs including previous games from last season that are available to stream right now.
Not familiar with Prime? Read on for the 2023 Thursday Night Football schedule and a step-by-step guide on how to join Amazon Prime for free.
What Is Prime Video?
Prime Video is Amazon’s streaming platform where you can watch Thursday Night Football, the Black Friday game and other sports, including NBA, MLB, WNBA, One Championship and soccer.
Additionally, Prime Video has a mega-library of movies and countless TV episodes, plus Prime Originals and a ton of sports documentaries and docuseries such as Kelce, a docuseries about Eagles center Jason Kelce featuring his brother, Travis. Also streaming on Prime: Coach Prime and All or Nothing featuring the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles and other football, soccer and hockey teams.
How Much Does Prime Video Cost?
Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime memberships, but there’s also an option to join Prime Video by itself under a free, 30-day trial.
Not a Prime member? Subscribe now and get the first month free. The membership, which is $14.99 a month after the free trial, unlocks instant access to Prime Video and Amazon Music, along with free shipping on millions of products, members-only discounts and a year free membership to GrubHub+, so you can order food while you enjoy the Black Friday game or Thursday Night Football.
How to Save on Your Prime Membership
Amazon Prime’s annual membership ($139.99 a year) saves you around $40 a year. Prime also provides a 50% discount for eligible students and SNAP, Medicaid and other government assistance recipients.
How to Watch Thursday Night Football Games on Prime Video
Prime Video is the exclusive streaming destination for Thursday Night Football. All games will begin streaming live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Pre-game coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
How to Stream Prime Video on Your TV & Other Devices
To stream Thursday Night Football games and the Black Friday game, download the Prime Video app (or sign in online via Amazon.com) from a smart TV, laptop or another compatible streaming device to log into the platform. You can also save programs to your watchlist and view them later.
Thursday Night Football recordings are free on Prime Video, which means that you can pause, rewind and replay any TNF games or related programming this season.
See the full 2023 schedule of TNF games below.
Prime Video Thursday Night Football Schedule:
- Vikings vs. Eagles – Sept. 14
- Giants vs. 49ers – Sept. 21
- Lions vs. Packers – Sept. 28
- Bears vs. Commanders – Oct. 5
- Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Oct. 12
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New Orleans Saints – Oct. 19
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills – Oct. 26
- Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Nov. 2
- Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears – Nov. 9
- Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens – Nov. 16
- Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets (Black Friday game) – Nov. 24
- Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys — Nov. 30
- New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers — Dec. 7
- Los Angeles Charges vs. Las Vegas Raiders — Dec. 14
- New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams – Dec. 21
- New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns – Dec. 28