Everywhere you looked people in the tech world were excited to to stream the NFL’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ game for free on Twitter. What really got be excited was the fact that you could also watch the game on the newly released Xbox One and Apple Twitter apps. Folks from Cnet to Fast Money on CNBC who I respect were saying this could be a turning point for Twitter. Well turns out sadly the Twitter apps are not what you thought. I totally understand that it is looking to expand its followers but it fails on two fronts. First you don’t need to login or create an account to stream the game on twitter. The 2nd and probably the one that will rub people the wrong way is that you can only stream the Thursday Night Football via Microsoft Edge browser if you own an Xbox One.

Twitter streaming Thursday’s NFL game is a big deal to Twitter and Xbox One, but it’s not the only place you can watch. You can find the stream inside its Twitter’s Moments tab in its own mobile app, as well as the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Twitter apps. They both are working as one would expect.


“Twitter has always been a great complement to TV, and now fans can enjoy even more premium video with live Tweets—and the best content on Twitter—right from their TVs. We’re excited to introduce this new experience to people, without requiring a pay wall or having to log in to Twitter.” ~ CFO Anthony Noto

Here is a list of the 10 games Twitter will broadcast this season:

  • 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

By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |