Premier League football on Amazon Prime Video: Everything you need to know
James R | On 30, Nov 2021
A new player walked onto the TV sports pitch last year, as Amazon Prime Video broadcast Premier League football for the first time.
The online giant had more than 350 cameras in Premier League stadiums up and down the country in December 2020, 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 streamed in total on Prime Video.
With the return of the Premier League season in 2021, Amazon is now a seasoned veteran at the game. But how does it all work? 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 originally bagged the rights to 20 midweek matches, split into two groups: a bunch at the start of December and a second bunch on Boxing Day. This year’s schedule is slightly different. The first fixture round runs from November 30th – December 2nd, including six matches broadcast across a single evening on Wednesday December 1st. The next round of fixtures from 28th – 30th December includes clashes such as Leicester vs. Liverpool and Southampton hosting Conte’s Spurs.
For a full list of fixtures, including dates and times, click here.
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.
When does coverage start?
The pre-match stadium feed begins 30 minutes before kick-off.
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.
Prime Video’s hosts for the 21/22 campaign includes some familiar faces, with presenters Simon Thomas, Gabby Logan and Jim Rosenthal returning, new signings Patrice Evra and Thierry Henry joining the punditry team and fan favourites such as Ally McCoist and Jon
Champion in the gantry. Presenters across the 20 live and exclusive December fixtures on Prime Video includes Kelly Somers, Angus
Scott, Karthi Gnanasegaram, Marcus Buckland and Darrell Currie in addition to the names above. New pundits to join the Prime Video team for this year’s coverage includes a host of former internationals and Premier League players such as: Nigel De Jong, Francis Benali, Neil Lennon, Steve McManaman, Rob Green and Gianfranco Zola.
Insightful punditry analysis will also be provided by the returning team including Les Ferdinand, Eni Aluko, Michael Owen, Clinton Morrison, Guy Poyet, Roberto Martinez, John Barnes, Nedum Onuoha, Owen Hargreaves, Matt Holland, Leon Osman, Lee Dixon, Casey Stoney, Michael Brown, James Collins, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Alan Shearer and Emma Hayes.
A team of renowned experts are primed to deliver commentary including Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion, Peter Drury, Jim Proudfoot, Steve Wilson, Connor McNamara, Ian Darke, Robyn Cowen and Guy Mowbray alongside Andy Townsend, Ally McCoist, Glenn Hoddle, Sue Smith, Craig Burley, Matthew Upson, and Lucy Ward. Steve Bower will host Every Game, Every Goal, a dedicated stream on 1st and 28th December bringing
fans every goal from every Premier League game, as it happens.
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.
Are the matches in 4K?
Some of Amazon’s matches will be available to watch in 4K Ultra HD at no extra cost, if your device and TV supports 4K streaming.
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 Amazon’s 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.