Premier League football fans are fuming with Amazon’s venture into airing games on their streaming service, Prime Video. Burnley vs Manchester City and Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth are both online to watch but supporters are complaining of lagging problems.
Amazon announced their plans to show Premier League football in the summer and tonight’s games, along with Wednesday and Thursday evenings’, are the first batch to be shown by the online retail giants.
Amazon will also show games on December 26 and 27, meaning that Premier League fans may have to put up with potential lags yet again later this month.
Michael Owen and Jermaine Jenas, both of whom appear on BT Sport as well, are in punditry and commentary positions for Amazon respectively.
And a couple of fans see their appointments as enough reason to cancel their Prime memberships already.
Tomorrow’s games include two big ones – first up is Liverpool vs Everton in the Merseyside Derby, while Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford as Tottenham boss will be shown too.
There are fans, however, who have been complimentary of the streaming service, with one stating that it’s better than BT Sport.
One said: “Amazon streaming football is the first case of actually reinventing the wheel in terms of PL coverage.”
Another said:”The Amazon Prime video premier picture quality is far better than @btsport 4K coverage. Colours more vibrant, picture looks a lot sharper.”
A third went with: “both games working fine via Amazon app on my Samsung Smart TV and I only have 16 Mbs download / 1 Mbs upload speeds #PrimeVideo.”