Amazon's Premier League debut: All you need to know about the new broadcasting deal

The Premier League stars will be available to watch on Amazon Prime
The Premier League stars will be available to watch on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime's first foray into screening Premier League matches starts this week.

All 10 midweek matches will be shown as the streaming giant muscles in on the UK football market.

Here, the PA news agency looks at a new way to watch live top-flight English football.

How many matches will be shown?

Amazon will broadcast 20 matches between December 3 and 5 and December 26 and 27. Five matches will be shown simultaneously on December 4, with customers able to watch whichever game they want.

How does it work?

Amazon Prime will stream Premier League fixtures
Amazon Prime will stream Premier League fixtures

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.

Who is hosting?

Every match will have its own dedicated pundits and hosts. Gabby Logan, Eilidh Barbour and Jim Rosenthal will lead the presenting roster, with Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Peter Crouch, Roberto Martinez, Lee Dixon, Harry Redknapp, Jermaine Jenas, Alex Scott, Peter Schmeichel and Michael Owen among the pundits.

Who will commentate?

Amazon have assembled a host of top commentators to call the matches, with Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion and Conor McNamara leading the line-up.


Amazon's first set of fixtures

Tuesday, December 3:

  • Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth (1930 KO)
  • Burnley v Manchester City (2015 KO)

Wednesday, December 4:

  • Chelsea v Aston Villa (1930 KO)
  • Leicester City v Watford (1930 KO)
  • Manchester United v Tottenham (1930 KO)
  • Southampton v Norwich City (1930 KO)
  • Wolves v West Ham (1930 KO)
  • Liverpool v Everton (2015 KO)

Thursday, December 5

  • Sheffield United v Arsenal (1930 KO)
  • Arsenal v Brighton (2015 KO)

  • Click the images below to read our pieces ahead of the midweek action

Is live streaming the future?

This week brings a huge change in televised football with Premier League fixtures on Amazon Prime. Tom Carnduff believes it is a positive move.

Amazon Prime will be showing Premier League coverage in December
Amazon Prime will be showing Premier League coverage in December

Would a 'Redzone' work for PL?

Tom Carnduff stumbled across NFL RedZone in September. With Amazon set to stream Premier League fixtures, he asks if it would work for football.

Tom Carnduff asks if the NFL RedZone concept would work in the Premier League
Tom Carnduff asks if the NFL RedZone concept would work in the Premier League

'Mourinho deserves United reception'

Soccer Saturday pundit Charlie Nicholas assesses Jose Mourinho's time at Old Trafford ahead of his return with Tottenham on Wednesday.

Charlie Nicholas provides his verdict on Jose Mourinho's Manchester United spell
Charlie Nicholas provides his verdict on Jose Mourinho's Manchester United spell

Mourinho can seize the moment

Alex Keble argues that Jose Mourinho's willingness to rebrand can inspire Spurs to victory at Old Trafford in the first real test of his new tenure.

Jose Mourinho makes his Old Trafford return on Wednesday evening
Jose Mourinho makes his Old Trafford return on Wednesday evening

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