07 December 2019 09:55
Welcome to the brave new world of Amazon Prime, an exciting new frontier in the broadcasting of live football which looks, well, exactly the same as the old one but they want you to pay for it anyway. Much like the grey suits worn by pundits Alan Shearer (yep, him again) Roberto Martinez and new face Nigel de Jong for Burnley vs Manchester City, it was unfussy and safe, much like the joke about them delivered by host Gabby Logan (you might see a theme developing here). Amazon have paid £90m to screen 20 matches a season in the middle of winter for three years, when audiences tend to be higher, but other than the extra cost they are not going to offer anything that revolutionises Premier League coverage and there are some weaknesses, not least the fact the images broadcast were more than a minute behind the live action, which is poor if you are also following the game on social media. Amazon Prime's first foray into broadcasting live Premier League matches got off to a mixed start following multiple complaints from viewers. The American tech giant had secured the rights to show live football for the first time in June 2018 with a three-year deal worth £90million, starting with Crystal Palace against Bournemouth at Selhurst Park.
Amazon had committed to screening all 10 fixtures across Tuesday and Wednesday on its Prime Video streaming platform, but the reception has been mixed on opening night. Amazon's 'Live Events Help Hub' asks users to update the app in the event of problems, while a list we obtained from Amazon lists the following Smart TVs as incompatible with streaming live sport. Kick-off time: 8:15pm GMT Amazon 1/11 Premier League football comes to Amazon Prime Video this week - here are the fixtures... Amazon 2/11 Burnley vs Man City Tuesday3rd December Kick-off time: 7:30pm GMT Amazon 3/11 Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth Tuesday 3rd December Kick-off time: 7:30pm GMT Amazon 4/11 Man Utd vs Tottenham Wednesday 4th December Kick-off time: 7:30pm GMT Amazon 5/11 Southampton vs Norwich City Wednesday 4th December Kick-off time: 7:30pm GMT Amazon 6/11 Chelsea vs Aston Volla Wednesday 4th December Kick-off time: 7:30pm GMT Amazon 7/11 Wolves, Aston Villa Wednesday 4th December Kick-off time: 7:30pm GMT Amazon 8/11 Leicester City vs Watford Wednesday 4th December Kick-off time: 7:30pm GMT Amazon 9/11 Liverpool vs Everton Wednesday 4th December Kick-off time: 8:15pm GMT Amazon 10/11 Sheffield Utd vs Newcastle Thursday 5th December Kick-off time: 7:30pm GMT Amazon 11/11 Arsenal vs Brighton Thursday 5th December Kick-off time: 8:15pm GMT Amazon "Starting [July 18, 2019], Amazon will no longer support Prime Video on Sony Bravia BDP and TV, Panasonic Viera BDP and TV, and Vizio MTK Yahoo TV. Roku SD - A21WMBJJ929L0V Roku XR - A2OAZYH5YHRYJL "Prime Video app will be completely deprecated on these devices by [September 30.
Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Prime in the Premier League. No bother, as it stands, you can watch all of Amazon's fixtures for free by taking out their 30-day Amazon Prime trial. Of course, if you time it right, you can start your trial before their first batch of matches start and cancel after Boxing Day when all the football has finished. How can I watch on Amazon Prime? The beauty of an online streaming service is that there are multiple ways to watch Amazon Prime and not miss a kick of the action. You can stream Amazon through any tablet, laptop and most Smart TVs, all you need is a device that can connect to the internet. You can also watch Amazon Prime directly through your TV if you're a Virgin TV customer with the use of the V6 TV set-top box, however, this isn't available via Freeview or through Sky or BT. Pub owners can purchase an Amazon Premier League and will be able to pick the games they want to show. A host of household names will be leading the coverage for the first ten games of Premier League action. The full list of pundits, commentators, presenters and reporters announced by Amazon is: Adam Hunt, Alan Shearer, Alex Scott, Ally McCoist, Andy Townsend, Catherine Whitaker, Clive Tyldesley, Conor McNamara, Darrell Currie, Derek Rae, Dermot Gallagher, Dion Dublin, Eilidh Barbour, Eni Aluko, Gabby Logan, Glenn Hoddle, Graeme Le Saux, Guy Mowbray, Harry Redknapp, Ian Darke, Jermaine Jenas, Jim Rosenthal, Joe Cole, Jon Champion, Karthi Gnanasegaram, Kevin Kilbane, Lee Dixon, Les Ferdinand, Lynsey Hooper, Marcus Buckland, Matt Holland, Matt Smith, Michael Owen, Owen Hargreaves, Peter Crouch, Peter Schmeichel, Robbie Savage, Roberto Martinez, Seema Jaswal, Steve Bower, Sue Smith, Thierry Henry, Tim Sherwood. Amazon has also confirmed that Prime members will be able to tune in to a live goals show. All fans need to do is select the option 'Every Game, Every Goal' from the Prime Video homepage or from amazon.co.uk/prem and then follow the links. How do I watch highlights on Amazon Prime? When Match of the Day is on for the Amazon fixtures? If you don't have Amazon Prime though, you'll still be able to catch highlights of Tuesday and Wednesday nights' games thanks to Match of the Day. You can catch Match of the Day on Wednesday, December 4 at 10.45pm on BBC One. How much did Amazon pay for Premier League football? Amazon has paid a reported £90million for the privilege of streaming 20 matches per season until 2021/22. Some of Amazon's best Cyber Monday deals include its own devices, like the best-selling Fire TV Stick. Just plug the stick into your TV, connect to the internet, and watch your favorite movies and TV shows from apps like Hulu, Amazon Video, Netflix, and more. The Fire device also includes an Alexa voice remote so you can browse shows, launch movies, adjust the volume, and more completely hands-free. As we mentioned above, this is the lowest price we've found for the Fire TV Stick and a fantastic deal for a 4K streaming device. Amazon's Cyber Monday sale ends today, so you'll need to take advantage of these doorbuster deals while you can. The best Cyber Monday Fire device deals: The streaming player includes an Alexa voice remote and is currently 50% off at Amazon's Cyber Monday sale. Save $30 on the Amazon Fire TV Cube, a hands-free 4K streaming player that's Alexa compatible. You can find more Fire TV device deals with the best Amazon Fire TV deals, prices and sales that are happening now. PREMIER League football fans have a new way of watching their heroes this week. Amazon Prime are making their first foray into screening Premier League matches. All 10 midweek matches, starting with Burnley versus Manchester City and Crystal Palace against Bournemouth tonight, will be shown as the streaming giant muscles in on the UK football market. Here's what you need to know if you want to watch Premier League football on Amazon Prime: Wednesday night's matches will be shown simultaneously, with customers able to watch whichever game they want. Amazon Prime members can watch live Premier League football on hundreds of devices using the Prime Video app. Customers can watch online, on mobile devices, tablets, through games consoles, smart TVs and through systems like BT TV. New customers can join for £7.99 a month or £79 for the year, while non members can start a 30-day free trial. So to watch Amazon Prime's December 2019 Premier League fixtures for free, sign up for a 30-day trial by clicking here, which can be cancelled any time. Amazon have assembled a host of top commentators to call the matches, with Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion and Conor McNamara leading the line-up. This week's matches on Amazon Prime: Tuesday, December 3: Burnley v Manchester City, Crystal Palace v Bournemouth. Wednesday, December 4: Chelsea v Aston Villa, Leicester City v Watford, Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton v Norwich City, Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United, Liverpool v Everton. Thursday, December 5: Sheffield United v Newcastle United, Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion.