Twitch is set to livestream the Premier League on Twitch as an extension to Amazon’s deal to air live matches to their Prime Video service. Here's how and when to catch the streams.
Following Amazon’s acquisition of Twitch for almost $1 billion back in 2014, the livestreaming platform has been constantly expanding its horizons.
After recently venturing into the realm of sports with their Thursday Night Football broadcasts of the NFL and partnering with Formula 1, Twitch are now dipping their toes into football by showcasing the return of Premier League starting with their first broadcast on June 29.
Premier League stream on Twitch
The first Premier League match to be showcased on Twitch will be Crystal Palace taking on Burnley at Selhurst Park on June 29 at 12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM (ET) / 8:00 PM (BST). However, you will only be able to watch it on Twitch if you are in the UK.
As part of the extension from Amazon’s Prime Video deal with the Premier League, there will be four matches livestreamed on Twitch.
However, these haven't yet been announced at the time of writing but should be reeled off by the Amazon Prime Football Twitter account closer to kick-off.
The first game between Palace and Burnley sees too sides who are desperate to move up the table and secure a midtable spot for themselves. Both sides can also put themselves in European contention too – leapfrogging Arsenal and Sheffield United with a win.
Some familiar faces should be part of the broadcast, as Amazon have used the likes of Gabby Logan and Gary Lineker to present the coverage. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, Lee Dixon, and Alan Shearer have provided punditry too while Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion, Peter Drury, and Ally McCoist have been on commentary.
The broadcast will be supplemented by EA Sports’ virtual crowd noises to provide the ultimate immersive experience, with Prime Video offering the option to toggle between crowd noise or the ability to hear the players on the pitch.
Premier League matches are considerably more accessible in the UK following the restart, but this will offer fans the opportunity to tune in and virtually chant for their favorite team from the comfort of their own home.