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West Ham games to be streamed on Amazon

Online broadcaster Amazon will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years from 2019, after winning one of the final two TV broadcast packages.

The online streaming service has won the rights to show one round of midweek games and one round from a bank holiday.

The matches will be available to Amazon Prime’s UK members.

The other unsold package of 20 matches was bought by BT Sport for £90m, taking their total to 52 games.

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The move by Amazon has been described by one industry insider as a game changer which could pave the way for other legal online streaming of Premier League football in the future.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “West Ham games to be streamed on Amazon

  1. While this is good news, I am disappointed that it is only for subscribers in the UK. It is very tough to see West Ham play here in the States, and would have liked to at least have the option of seeing a few matches via Amazon.

    • Yeah still a mystery to me why they don’t sell global season tickets to all home and away games with cup games an optional extra, seems like a no brainer and would make them far more money than a subscription fee to sky / bt sport or amazon.

  2. get a amazon fire stick download the certain sports channels & that way you don’t need to subscribe to Sky or BT 😎

  3. For my US-based Hammers brethren, getting games in the US is very easy. For US viewing NBC Sports owns the rights and have rolled out a comprehensive service. The first year, all the games were available if you had cable that offered their “Extra Time” service. This past year they decided to make a bit more money by introducing the NBC Sports Gold app. For $50 I got all the games not being broadcast on NBC Sports Channel or the main NBC network. Between NBC Sports Gold and what they put on their broadcast and cable networks, I was able to watch every West Ham Premier League game ( a painful experience at times but I stuck it out!). NBC Sports Gold can be watched on your computer or by using the app on a tablet, smartphone or streaming device. I use Roku. https://www.nbcsports.com/gold

    • USHammer, thank you for the information. Looking over the website now, it looks like the price of the Premier League Pass is currently $9.99, but also does not say that it offers any live matches, only “an extension selection of Premier League shows.” So I will have to keep digging on that one.

      Having a streaming service would be preferable for me, personally speaking, but I will have to look into adding NBC Sports back onto my cable services.

      • The pass only get’s you the Prem so no live matches until the season starts. The only reason it’s on the cheap is because the current subscription runs out 27 June and they’re trying to squeeze a little more juice out of the punters. But all you’ll get is replays and the odd program about the league. They’ll want the full $49.99 for the subsequent season which will start in August. I’d wait until August and then sign up and you’ll get live football when the Prem returns. And, if you can’t watch live, the matches will be available to stream shortly after the end of the live stream. As for cup games, sometimes you can find cup games on ESPN’s app or on BeIN Sports. I was able to watch a couple of matches on ESPN3. They have a new service called ESPN+ for $4.99 a month so we’ll have to see what they carry for free next season. Also, watch for matches on Fox Soccer Channel. Since they lost the prem rights they will show occasional cup and lower league matches along with their rights to La Liga and the Bundesliga.

        • Alright. thanks again USH! Very useful information. That is not a bad price to get to watch the matches live or in replay (figure $50 for the whole year works to a little over $4 a month).

          All I will add is that ESPN+ carries I believe every MLS game which is not carried nationally (ABC, ESPN, etc.) Not sure if that is a benefit or not, but it might be for some fans. I watched quite a few MLS matches earlier this season when the games were streamed for free on the MLS app.

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