Change is constant, and change is inevitable. We had seen this in the broadcasting industry when television moved from the analogue format to digital.
With a new generation of creativeness and advancements in technology, we are witnessing a global movement to online streaming services and essentially “cutting the cord” on cable television.
The streaming platform started with movies and TV series’ but has grown to include live television programs such as the news and, most importantly, live sport. Gone are the days of waiting for your favorite series to be uploaded onto a streaming site while the rest of the country watched the latest episodes on television.
We no longer need to pay the high costs of cable tv to watch the latest movies, TV shows, or sports. These are all available on many online streaming platforms.
One such platform making waves in the industry is Amazon Prime Video, which offers a wide range of entertainment streaming packages to satisfy any avid TV, movies, or sports fan.
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What Is Amazon Prime Video?
We are sure you have come across many names associated with video streaming, such as Netflix, which changed how we view all our favorite shows.
Amazon Prime Video is another streaming service, which is owned by Amazon. It has taken many lessons from Netflix and gone further by not only offering TV series’ and movies, but it has live sports packages on its streaming service.
Prime Video benefits are accessible from an Amazon Prime account. You can get blockbuster movies, watch the Super Bowl or NBA Finals, watch Floyd Mayweather come out of retirement again and increase his unbeaten streak, or check out the latest and most popular TV shows A Prime membership costs $12.99 a month or $119 a year.
If you do not have an Amazon Prime membership or it is not available in your region, it is not the end of the world. Amazon offers Prime Video as a separate package that you can access off the official website or download the app. This costs $8.99.
The app is compatible with all operating systems, so that you can watch off any device. Prime Video also allows you to download shows and movies, watch them offline later using the app, and even watch titles in 4k.
There are many more perks that come with having an Amazon Prime membership, including two free-day shipping from Amazon and music streaming services.
Sports Available on Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime offers a wide variety of channels to watch, and many free sports channels come with the standard package. This is great for the average sports fan who likes to follow different sports as this gives options to pick from.
Prime Video hosted Thursday Night Live Football games for the 2021-2022 NFL season, and as of 2022, it will have exclusive broadcasting rights for Thursday Night Football. This means that no one TV service will have all NFL coverage, and we will need to get a Prime Video subscription as well as another streaming service to keep up to date with all the NFL action.
The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) games are a new addition to Amazon Prime. In 2021, 16 WNBA live games were available on the streaming platform.
It does not stop there; Amazon has an added feature that allows you to upgrade your package to watch more specialized sports channels through Amazon Channels. This helps keep up on the latest odds on all sports, thus never missing an opportunity to place a potentially valuable wager.
The sports channels you can include are:
Paramount+ was previously CBS All Access. On Paramount+, there is a wide variety of sports to check out, including baseball, football, ice hockey, and basketball. A subscription to Paramount+ is needed to watch this off Prime Video.
NBA League Pass
For basketball fans, this is the ultimate NBA hoops channel. It offers coverage of all the NBA games in the regular season as well as the playoffs and finals.
PGA Tour Live
The golf dedicated channel offers many of the PGA tour tournaments, as well as specialized matches, throughout the year, but not all of them.
The Major League Baseball (MLB) channels let us watch many of the live out-of-market games, which is a great way to follow many teams.
Some old games from the different channels are available to watch for free on Prime Video, which is a great way to get the juices flowing for an upcoming season or check out some of the best games.
To Prime Video
Amazon Prime offers us a wide array of sporting options to follow with comprehensive and affordable packages. This is only the tip of the iceberg, as Amazon plans on expanding its sports streaming services.
Exciting times are ahead, and we cannot wait for what more Amazon has to offer.