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Thursday Night Football Is Getting an Upgrade on Amazon’s Twitch

A new suite of features are designed to elevate the viewing experience for Thursday Night Football games.

As part of Amazon’s streaming deal with the National Football League, Thursday Night Football games are made available for free on Amazon-owned Twitch.

And for this week’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Minnesota Vikings, Twitch will roll out a suite of features designed to take the viewing experience to a level not possible with traditional television broadcasts.

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The gaming-focused streaming platform is introducing new interactive features that will bring viewers into the game experience — with real-time player stats and no-stakes sports betting game boards. The company is also testing a unique form of on-air commentary on football for the first time.

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Starting with the 9/27 game, Twitch will co-stream the game with all-star-streamers starting with GoldGlove, a Twitch creator who has amassed over 54 million all-time views from 1.3 million followers.  Known for game-play commentary, GoldGlove will serve as a live commentator for Thursday Night Football on Twitch, in what Twitch is calling “the ultimate fan-as-commentator experience.”