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There is hope in Washington. Not in the House of Representatives, which is in complete disarray, but with the professional football team. The Commanders are in their first year under new owner Josh Harris after the unpopular (to put it kindly) Daniel Snyder was pressured to sell the team. The Commanders hung with the Eagles for 60 minutes last week before falling in overtime, with second-year QB Sam Howell looking the part and moving the offense.
The picture is less rosy for the professional football team from Chicago. The Bears are still searching for their first win of the year, but third-year QB Justin Fields looked better in last week’s loss than he did over the first three games, in which the Bears’ offense struggled mightily.
Kickoff for the Bears-Commanders game on Thursday Night Football is set for 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT) tonight with the game streaming nationally on Prime Video and for free on Twitch.
Sam Howell and the Washington Commanders host the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football on Prime Video and Twitch.
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Keep reading to see your options for watching Thursday Night Football on Prime Video, Twitch, NFL Plus and — if you live in the home markets of the Bears or Commanders — a local network channel.
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TNF Streaming: Prime Video, Twitch and NFL Plus
Thursday Night Football games are streamed nationally on Amazon Prime Video, giving NFL fans more incentive than free two-day shipping to for $15 a month or $139 a year. You can also subscribe only to for $9 a month.
Fans in the local market of each team playing on Thursday night will be able to watch on an over-the-air station, while those who don’t pay for either of Amazon’s services can watch for free on Prime Video’s Twitch channel (Twitch is also owned by Amazon).
If you subscribe to NFL Plus, the league’s $7-per-month streaming service (or $15 a month with Red Zone included), you can also stream the game without subscribing to Prime or Prime Video. Note that NFL Plus viewing is limited to watching on just a phone or tablet, not on a computer or TV.
Thursday Night Football games are streamed live on Amazon Prime Video. For millions of Amazon Prime subscribers, the Prime Video channel is already included at no extra cost. But if you’re not an Amazon Prime subscriber, it might be worth it to shell out the $9 a month for the stand-alone Prime Video service, not only for football but also its impressive selection of shows and movies.
Read our Amazon Prime Video review.
Can I watch Thursday Night Football on local TV?
Yes, you can, if you live in the local market of either of the teams playing on Thursday. For this week, that’s WFLD Fox 32 in Chicago and WTTG Fox 5 in Washington. There are two ways to watch local channels on your TV. The first is with a live TV streaming service. And the second is with an over-the-air antenna, if you live in an area that has good reception.
All five of the live TV streaming services carry Fox, but not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries Fox in your particular area.
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All the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.