Thursday Night Football will look a little different as the 2022 NFL schedule kicks off. Starting this season, Amazon Prime will be the exclusive home of the league's Thursday night package.
Originally set to start in the 2023 NFL season, Amazon and the NFL agrees to start the new arrangement this fall instead.
This marks the first time that the NFL will play games locked behind a subscription service. Amazon has carried games before, but always in tandem with a live broadcast on a network TV channel.
It's a big change for the NFL and its fans, who will have to subscribe to Amazon Prime in order to see the league's 15 Thursday Night Football games.
How to watch Thursday Night Football
To watch Thursday Night Football games, you will need an Amazon Prime account and subscription. From there, you can select the game when it's being played live.
Thursday Night Football will continue to kick off at 8:20 p.m. Eastern time, though teams and times are subject to change.
Thursday Night Football announcers
This year, the NFL scored a pair of high-profile names to call its Thursday games. Al Michaels comes over from NBC, where he was working Sunday Night Football, to do play-by-play, and Kirk Herbstreit will provide color analysis alongside.
Herbstreit will also be providing college football commentary for ESPN this season.
Thursday Night Football schedule
(This section will be updated when the NFL makes the 2022 schedule available.)