Premier League football on Amazon Prime Video: Everything you need to know
Staff Reporter | On 26, Dec 2019Reading time: 5 mins
A new player is walking onto the TV sports pitch this Christmas, as Amazon Prime Video prepares to broadcast Premier League football for the first time.
The online giant will have more than 350 cameras in Premier League stadiums up and down the country in December, with more than 2,000 camera operators, editors, sound engineers, directors, mixers and producers, as well as more than 70 on-screen talent analysing, commentating and hosting the coverage, with more than 35 hours of football broadcast in total on Prime Video.
While there’s no doubt that Amazon is sparing no expense, though, its entry into the footballing arena does raise a whole host of questions, from how it all works to what exactly they’re streaming. We’re here to break down all the answers in one handy guide. Here’s everything you need to know about Premier League football on Amazon Prime Video:
How do I start watching?
You can sign up and start watching straight away here:
What matches are on Amazon Prime Video?
Amazon has the right to 20 midweek matches, split into two groups: a bunch at the start of December and a second bunch on Boxing Day. Here’s the list of fixtures and their kick-off times:
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton 12.30pm
Bournemouth v Arsenal 3pm
Aston Villa v Norwich City 3pm
Chelsea v Southampton 3pm
Crystal Palace v West Ham 3pm
Everton v Burnley FC 3pm
Sheffield United v Watford 3pm
Manchester United v Newcastle 5.30pm
Leicester City v Liverpool 8pm
Wolves v Manchester City 7.45pm
Crystal Palace v Bournemouth 7.30pm
Burnley FC v Manchester City 8.15pm
Chelsea v Aston Villa 7.30pm
Leicester City v Watford 7.30pm
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur 7.30pm
Southampton v Norwich City 7.30pm
Wolves v West Ham 7.30pm
Liverpool v Everton 8.15pm
Sheffield United v Newcastle 7.30pm
Arsenal v Brighton 8.15pm
Are there highlights in-game or after?
Shortly after the final whistle in each match a 2 to 3 minute highlights package will be available to view. Prime Video will then release a 30-minute highlights package and a complete re-run of each game at midnight on the same day that will stay on the service for one week.
The highlights feature helps fans catch-up on key highlights and moments (such as goals) from the match. These update in real-time throughout the game. For select matches and highlights, fans will be able to re-watch key moments with the click of a button, after which they will be returned to the match.
Premier League fans will also be able to see every goal from every game immediately in Goals Centre. This is an exclusive stream hosted by Steve Bower bringing Prime members all of the best Premier League action, and all of the latest scores from England, Scotland and Wales, as it happens across the UK. Fans will be able to tune in to Goals Centre on 4th December and 26th December.
When does coverage start?
On Wednesday 4th December, each game stream will show Goals Centre during the build-up, with signposting and countdowns to their chosen game, before switching over to the pre-match stadium feed 30 minutes before kick-off.
On Boxing Day alone, Prime members will have the option to enjoy 12 hours of Premier League content across 9 games through 10 streams with coverage starting from 11.30am.
Will match stats be available?
On web, mobile, and Fire TV, customers can search for deeper insights using the X-Ray function. With X-Ray, fans will be able track advanced live match stats (via Opta), catch-up on key highlights and moments from the match, and view player lineups from each club at the click of a button.
Match Stats will include key stats which update live throughout the game and indicate how each team is performing, such as possession, passing accuracy, number of clearances per team and total number of cards. While accessing stats and other information in X-Ray, the match always remains on so fans never miss a moment.
X-Ray stats will also show head-to-head data including team positions, average goals scored/conceded, as well as a team’s number of clean sheets for the season. Fans can also dive deeper into any of the players from each club to learn more about them.
Alongside every single game having its own dedicated on-screen pundits and hosts for prematch build-up and post-match analysis, live from a studio at the stadium ground, Prime Video’s hosts for Premier League coverage in December will include Gabby Logan, Eilidh Barbour and Jim Rosenthal. Amongst those joining them as pundits across the early December mid-week games and Boxing Day matches will be Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Peter Crouch, Roberto Martinez, Lee Dixon, Harry Redknapp, Jermain Jenas, Alex Scott, Peter Schmeichel and Michael Owen.
Commentary across all 20 live and exclusive matches will be delivered by a team of renowned experts of the game including Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion, Connor McNamara, Guy Mowbray and Ian Darke alongside Andy Townsend, Ally McCoist, Glenn Hoddle, Sue Smith and Kevin Kilbane.
What devices can I get Amazon Prime Video on?
The Amazon Prime Video app is available on iOS and Android devices, or via a web browser at amazo.co.uk/primevideo. Devices that support Amazon Prime Vide include Fire TV sticks and boxes, Xbox One and Sony PlayStation consoles, Apple TV and Roku devices. Selected smart TVs also have Amazon Prime Video built in.
There is good news, too, for any BT Sport or Virgin Media customers: the Prime Video app is available on BT TV and the Virgin TV set top box, so you don’t have to miss out on any footballing matches this Christmas. (BT is also offering six months of free Prime Video for new customers.)
Are the matches in 4K?
Some of the matches will be available to watch in 4K Ultra HD at no extra cost, if your device and TV supports 4K streaming (Virgin TV does).
Can I watch more than one match at a time?
Fans can stream up to three matches on different devices at the same time using the same Amazon account, allowing the possibility for multiple games to be streamed under one roof, alongside a dedicated stream for Goals Centre.
How much is it?
The matches are included as part of an Amazon Prime membership, which costs £7.99 a month, with no contract, or £79.99 for the whole year. A 30-day free trial is also available.