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This article was published on September 15, 2016

Twitter is set to stream its first NFL game tonight — here’s how to watch

Twitter is set to stream its first NFL game tonight — here’s how to watch Image by: Twin Design/Shutterstock
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Twitter, once thought of as a second screen service for NFL fans to bitch about pass interference penalties and talk about what a washed-up hack their teams’ quarterback was, is now a full-service broadcast destination. We brought you the news back in April of Twitter’s agreement with the NFL to livestream games each Sunday, and tonight marks the first of 10 games you can catch on the platform.

They are:

  • Week 2, Sept. 15: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
  • Week 3, Sept. 22: Houston Texans at New England Patriots
  • Week 5, Oct. 6: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
  • Week 6, Oct. 13: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers
  • Week 7, Oct. 20: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
  • Week 11, Nov. 17: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
  • Week 13, Dec. 1: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
  • Week 14, Dec. 8: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
  • Week 15, Dec. 15: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
  • Week 16, Dec. 22: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

Each of these games will be available globally, except for Canada. Canada has an exclusive agreement with carriers to broadcast games on TV only, so unless you can think of a way around this, you’ll have to just deal with the second screen bitching.


To watch, all you need is Twitter —, to be exact — but a handful of apps on set-top boxes will probably offer a better experience. Apps are currently available for Apple TV, Xbox One and Amazon Fire TV. If you go the set-top route, you’ll also benefit from other streaming partnerships with the NBA, MLB and NHL, as well as Twitter-owned services like Periscope and Vine.

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