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2017 NFL Thursday night games

cbssports.com/nfl/news/2017 2017 NFL schedule: How to watch, stream every Thursday Night Football game by Ryan Wilson Apr 21, 2017

NFL Network Only

        Week 2, Sept. 14: Texans at Bengals, 8:25 p.m., NFL Network
        Week 3, Sept. 21: Rams at 49ers, 8:25 p.m., NFL Network
        Week 9, Nov. 2: Bills at Jets, 8:25 p.m., NFL Network
        Week 16, (Saturday) Dec. 23: Colts at Ravens, 4:30 p.m., NFL Network
        

CBS

        Week 4, Sept. 28: Bears at Packers, 8:25 p.m, CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 5, Oct. 5: Patriots at Buccaneers, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 6, Oct. 12: Eagles at Panthers, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 7, Oct. 19: Chiefs at Raiders, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 8, Oct. 26: Dolphins at Ravens, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        

NBC

        Week 10, Nov. 9: Seahawks at Cardinals, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 11, Nov. 16: Titans at Steelers, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 13, Nov. 30: Redskins at Cowboys, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 14, Dec. 7: Saints at Falcons, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 15, Dec. 14: Broncos at Colts, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        

Amazon

        Week 4, Sept. 28: Bears at Packers, 8:25 p.m, CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 5, Oct. 5: Patriots at Buccaneers, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 6, Oct. 12: Eagles at Panthers, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 7, Oct. 19: Chiefs at Raiders, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 8, Oct. 26: Dolphins at Ravens, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 10, Nov. 9: Seahawks at Cardinals, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 11, Nov. 16: Titans at Steelers, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 13, Nov. 30: Redskins at Cowboys, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 14, Dec. 7: Saints at Falcons, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 15, Dec. 14: Broncos at Colts, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 16, (Monday) Dec. 25: Steelers at Texans, 4:30 p.m., NFL Network/Amazon
        

Here’s the Thursday night slate of games (all times Eastern ):

        Week 2, Sept. 14: Texans at Bengals, 8:25 p.m., NFL Network
        Week 3, Sept. 21: Rams at 49ers, 8:25 p.m., NFL Network
        Week 4, Sept. 28: Bears at Packers, 8:25 p.m, CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 5, Oct. 5: Patriots at Buccaneers, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 6, Oct. 12: Eagles at Panthers, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 7, Oct. 19: Chiefs at Raiders, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 8, Oct. 26: Dolphins at Ravens, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 9, Nov. 2: Bills at Jets, 8:25 p.m., NFL Network
        Week 10, Nov. 9: Seahawks at Cardinals, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 11, Nov. 16: Titans at Steelers, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 13, Nov. 30: Redskins at Cowboys, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 14, Dec. 7: Saints at Falcons, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 15, Dec. 14: Broncos at Colts, 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFL Network/Amazon
        Week 16, (Saturday) Dec. 23: Colts at Ravens, 4:30 p.m., NFL Network
        Week 16, (Monday) Dec. 25: Steelers at Texans, 4:30 p.m., NFL Network/Amazon
        

This year, for the first time, you’ll be able to stream 11 games on Amazon Prime.

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www.tomsguide.com/us/ Your Guide to Cable TV Cord-Cutting by Marshall Honorof Jun 26, 2017

tomsguide.com/us/ Streaming Best Picks Best (and Worst) Cable-Replacement Services by Marshall Honorof Jun 27, 2017

tomsguide.com/us/ Streaming Best Picks Best Streaming Video Services 2017 by Marshall Honorof Aug 2, 2017

        Streaming Service - Best For - Starting Price
        Netflix - Overall - $9 per month
        Hulu - Network TV - $8 per month
        Amazon Instant Video - Families - $99 per year or $7.99 per month
        Playstation Vue - Cable TV Replacement	- $50 per month
        Sling Orange - Budget Cable TV Replacement - $20 per month
        Crackle - Vegging Out - Free
        HBO GO, HBO NOW - Premium Content - $14.99 per month
        

Netflix Best Overall Streaming Service

The great-granddaddy of streaming services remains the best. As you probably know, Netflix provides unlimited streaming of TV shows, movies, comedy specials and original programming (including Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards and the fourth season of Arrested Development) for one monthly subscription fee. No other service has yet given Netflix an honest-to-goodness run for its money in terms of selection, quality and performance consistency. You can even create up to five different profiles on a single account to make sure that your favorite content doesn’t mess up recommendations for your friends and loved ones.

Hulu: Best Streaming Service for Network TV

If you want to keep current with the latest TV shows but don’t feel like investing in a cable subscription or an HD antenna, Hulu is the best solution. This service provides access to most major network shows (aside from CBS’ programs) and a handful of cable shows the day after they air. It also lets subscribers access a show’s current season — or often all of the program’s seasons. In addition, the service hosts a number of original shows (including joint ventures with the BBC, like The Wrong Mans and season 4 of The Thick of It), a selection of offbeat movies and a surprising amount of classic anime series. Even with a paid subscription, you have to sit through commercials, but far fewer than if you watched the same shows on cable.

Amazon Video: Best Streaming Service for Families

For those who do most of their shopping online, Amazon Prime is a no-brainer. For $99 per year, you get free two-day shipping on your purchases, a free Kindle book each month, and unlimited access to both Amazon Music and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video is a veritable buffet of movies, television and original programming, like Alpha House, Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle. Thanks to a deal with Viacom — which controls Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon — Amazon Prime arguably has a better selection of comedy and children’s programming than its competitors. The service also offers unlimited access to an extensive collection from HBO’s back catalog of classics such as The Sopranos and The Wire. The separate Amazon Video provides easy access to current movies, but it’s an à la carte service.

PlayStation Vue: Best Cable TV Replacement

PlayStation Vue is about as close as you can get to a cable subscription without actually getting a cable company involved. The service, which is available on a wide variety of systems, is Sony’s first foray into delivering live TV to its customers. Choose from four different packages: Access ($50 per month), which gives you basic channels, Core ($55 per month), which adds sports, Elite ($65 per month), which adds niche programming and Ultra ($75 per month), which adds certain premium channels. Although the service is expensive, it provides up to 90 live channels - including local sports and news - and lets you record your favorite shows.

Sling.TV: Best Budget Cable TV Replacement

If you like the idea of a cable subscription but feel it’s just too expensive and offers more content than you want, Sling TV might provide a happy medium for you. On paper, Sling sounds a lot like a traditional cable service: Pay a monthly subscription fee in exchange for about thirty real-time channels. But there’s no contract and no set-top box rental fee. Sling is especially handy for sports fans, as it offers a variety of ESPN channels. For cord-cutting sports fans, this alone is worth the price. Other popular networks, like NBC, BBC America, CNN, Cartoon Network, TBS and the Food Network, sweeten the deal. If you sign up for Sling Blue, which is the service’s multi-stream option, and bundle it with the more bare-bones Orange, the combo will cost you $40 per month.

Crackle: Best Streaming Service for Vegging Out

If you yearn for the halcyon days of cheesy action movies and anime on afternoon cable, Crackle will take you back in time at no cost. The Sony-owned platform broadcasts movies, TV shows and original programming on a rotating basis. There’s no subscription or à la carte fee, although you do have to sit through a fair amount of commercials. While the programming is not usually blockbuster material, it’s stuff you’ve heard of — think Total Recall rather than The Terminator, or Pitch Black rather than Riddick. Some of the original shows are good, too, like Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

HBO GO/HBO NOW: Best Service for Premium Content

HBO, the original premium content channel, now offers two ways to stream: HBO GO (if you have HBO from a cable or satellite package) and HBO NOW (for cord-cutters). Don’t worry about any differences, as the service’s dual streaming services offer the same top-shelf content you get from the cable channel itself. And it’s library isn’t just limited to only Game of Thrones (the premiere water-cooler-talk TV show), as new seasons of Westworld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Veep are coming up in following seasons. For those looking to keep track of current events, Vice News Tonight offers beautifully produced nightly programming and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver gives audiences sorely needed laughs. At $14.99 per month for HBO NOW, it can be a little pricey.

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playstation.com/en-us/network/vue/ Playstation Vue Site

What devices are supported on PlayStation™Vue?

  • PlayStation®4 consoles
  • PlayStation®3 consoles
  • Roku® streaming devices (firmware 7.1 and up)
  • Amazon Fire TV (all gens)
  • Apple TV® (4th gen running OS 10.0 and up)
  • Android TV (Android OS 4.4 and up)
  • On the web at psvue.com/watch (most recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge, as well as previous “ever-green” versions. PlayStation™Vue on the Web requires Flash Player.)