Amazon Prime makes Premier League matches free to stream

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Amazon Prime has announced that its four allocated Premier League games for the rescheduled 2019/20 season will be streamed for free.

As a result of the announcement, 33 of the remaining 92 matches will be available for free after Sky Sports announced 25 of its 64 fixtures would be available without a subscription. In addition, BBC has also been given four games to broadcast, a first since the formation of the Premier League. 

Alex Green, managing director of Prime Video Sport Europe, stated: “Like the rest of the country, we are excited to see the Premier League return to action.

“We will be making all four of Amazon Prime Video’s additional fixtures in the 2019-20 season available free of charge; fans will not need a Prime membership to view the games on Prime Video.”

This season Amazon streamed 20 Premier League matches after securing a three-year broadcast package. The online service was the first broadcaster to stream a full round of matches in the UK after showing all 10 Premier League games on Boxing Day.

The Premier League will make its anticipated return on 17 June following its operations being halted due to the global health pandemic. A full fixture list has yet to be announced and so it has not been confirmed which games will be available to customers for free and on what broadcaster. 

Nevertheless, the Premier League has revealed that the season will open with Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Sheffield United.

Insider Insight: Amazon’s Premier League debut earlier this year was largely successful and deemed innovative in many ways. However, the e-commerce giant received slight criticism for a lag in its streams. It will be interesting to see how they deal with that during its allocated matches.