Amazon debuted the first round of Premier League matches on its Amazon Prime streaming platform this week, a lot of feedback on Twitter on the first night was pretty positive, users mentioning the price, picture quality and the features of the app.
The fact that Amazon Prime costs £7.99 per month and is now showing Premier League football is incredible, especially when compared to the complete rip off cost of Sky and BT Sport.
— Jamie Ainge (@JamieAinge_) December 3, 2019
You can turn off commentary on Amazon Sport. It is now officially better than Sky and BT. pic.twitter.com/otgRhIjso0
— Joe (@cfcjoew) December 3, 2019
Amazon Prime showing six Premier League games live at the same time is how I have always dreamed of watching football at home. RIP Sky Sports and BT Sport. #AmazonPrimeSport
— Steve Hughes (@StevenLHughes) December 4, 2019
— я¢ 🇬🇧 (@_Cargill) December 3, 2019
Amazon’s record sign-ups
Amazon has said this week, that it has set a new record for the number of new sign ups for Amazon Prime over the first two days this week for streaming the Premier League matches. Amazon charges £7.99 per month or £79 for Prime and you get access to Amazon’s original programming such as The Grand Tour.
Amazon has also said that millions of fans watched the games live on Tuesday and Wednesday night, over 10 games were on over the two days.
It is reported that Amazon spent £90 million obtaining the streaming rights for three years. Further matches to be shown are nine on Boxing Day this year and one game on 27th December.
Millions tuned into the #PLonPrime this week!
Thank you for making our debut so special 🙌
See you on Boxing Day! 🎅 pic.twitter.com/PGzbgnw4mh
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) December 6, 2019
“We’re delighted that millions of football fans enjoyed watching Amazon’s first ever round of Premier League matches on Prime Video. We are excited to be the first ever broadcaster to bring fans all 10 games live in a fixture round. We are thrilled and humbled by the positive response from Prime members.”
Alex Green – Managing director of Prime Video Sport Europe
Lineup for Boxing Day and 27th Dec