In this guide we will explain how to watch Thursday Night Football live and free from Twitter. For the first time in history, the NFL is giving wire cutters and fans a way to watch Football like never before. Here’s everything you need to know about Thursday Night Football for the 2016-17 NFL season and how to watch it live.
For those who don’t know, recently the NFL and Twitter announced 10 games this season will be broadcast live on Twitter. All 10 games are completely free to watch, and fans don’t even need a Twitter account to watch.
Twitter will broadcast 10 Thursday Night Football games along with cable channels CBS and NBC. The NFL Network will broadcast the other six. Users can play on a computer, smartphones, tablets, Xbox One, apple tv, Amazon Fire TV and more. This is an unprecedented move and we have all the details below.
Where to Watch Thursday Night Football
All 10 of these Thursday Night Football games will be available by going to: TNF.twitter.com every week. The first game is September 15, when the New York Jets take on the Buffalo Bills. Users can also click “Moments” on the Twitter site to instantly connect.
Write the date and watch the first #TNF Live broadcast: @nyjets to face @buffalobiller! #NYJvsBUF
Watch live: https://t.co/BrvmVNHWme
– NFL (@NFL) September 13, 2016
In addition to airing the entire game and national television commercials, fans will get tons of additional content. The Twitter partnership will feature pre-game Periscope broadcasts from players and teams, in-game highlights, and more.
It’s a great way to get more content than has been offered to us in the past, watch NFL Football for free, and engage with players and fans like never before.
How to Stream TNF to Your TV
Most users won’t want to watch the entire game on their smartphones or tablets, and luckily they don’t need to. There’s a new Twitter app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox One that includes all kinds of live video streams from Twitter.
The same apps will be released this year with even more from NBA, PAC12 Networks, Campus Insider, and more. Fans can also watch this content on smartphones and tablets with the CBS App, NBC Sports Live Extra or NFL Network app. Not to mention that the games will be televised as usual. Basically this gives us more ways to watch Football and cable cutters benefit the most. Users can also stream from a computer to their HDTV via HDMI.
Do I Need a Twitter Account?
No, you don’t need a Twitter account to watch Thursday Night Football live. Fans will be able to go to the link mentioned above and log in. However, if you want to sign up for Twitter Click here. This will give users the opportunity to interact with players, fans, coaches and more.
Other Ways to Watch Live
Of course, these aren’t the only ways to watch the NFL or Thursday Night Football live, especially on mobile. We have countless apps from CBS, NFL, NBC, Fox Sports, cable providers, Sling TV and more. Learn how to watch games live with this guide.
For the first time in history, the NFL is finally giving fans more ways to enjoy their favorite game. More details can be found on TNF and which games will be on Twitter right here. Head to Twitter tomorrow and enjoy the first ever NFL game broadcast live on a social network.