Amazon has revealed that the company’s four allocated Premier League matches will be streamed on Twitch for free.
It was announced earlier this month that Amazon would make its fixtures free to watch, however, how the games would be streamed had yet to be revealed until now.
This means that Premier League football will be aired on the streaming site for the first time, with Twitch’s first fixture being Crystal Palace’s clash with Burnley on 29 June. Additionally, Twitch chat will be enabled during the broadcast allowing fans to engage with each other during the broadcast.
Amazon Prime Video will also air its four allocated matches alongside Twitch as well, widening the firm’s potential audience.
The news directly follows the Premier League’s second batch of UK broadcast partner allocations, from matchweek 33 – 35. As a result Amazon has secured Everton vs Southampton on 9 July and Watford’s clash with Newcastle on 11 July, with the firm’s fourth fixture yet to be decided.
Additionally, the BBC, which is broadcasting live Premier league matches for the first time, has revealed its third match to be Southampton vs Manchester City on 5 July. Sky Sports, who own the majority of the Premier Leagues broadcasting rights in the UK, will broadcast a further 20 fixtures in July, with the North London derby being the firm’s stand out match from its fixture release.
Finally, BT Sport subscribers can witness Liverpool face Burnley next month, along with five other fixtures secured by the broadcaster.
Every Premier League match will be aired in some way shape or form, according to the competition’s organisers, with the tournaments final three matchweeks yet to be allocated broadcast partners.