Amazon Prime has made its Premier League streaming debut and customers have had a chance to see how well Amazon performs at streaming live football games.
The coverage of Tuesday’s two fixtures began at 7pm London Time, with Crystal Palace competing against Bournemouth in the first of the evening’s kick-offs at 7.30pm.
Amazon Prime will be streaming 20 Premier League fixtures throughout December.
Amazon signed a £90 million ($116 million) deal with the Premier League to show 20 matches a season in the UK for the next three years and was supposed to be a great way to get customers to sign up to Amazon Prime as the games will be exclusive to Amazon Prime Video.
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But customers haven’t all been entirely pleased with the experience.
It’s not just the extra subscription that customers have been complaining about – many customers are having technical issues with streaming the game over their internet.
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) December 3, 2019
Watching the footie on #AmazonPrimeVideo .. a quick check reveals I’m 1 minute and 15 seconds behind real time. That’s quite a lot.. great picture though
— James Freir (@JamesFreir) December 3, 2019
Amazon’s nearly a minute behind live here isn’t it? Turn your live score apps off if you want to enjoy football this midweek. Shambles.
— Nick Goff (@nickgoff79) December 3, 2019
This #AmazonPrimeVideo stream for the premier league is horrendous !! Non stop stuttering and freezing !! So glad I've only got this on trial …. will be cancelling after a month !! Very poor #PremierLeague
— Sausages (@Sausages27) December 3, 2019
Great game on Amazon prime sport!!! pic.twitter.com/DVfbQwAaLc
— Tom Bennett (@Tombennett82) December 3, 2019
— Doing the 92 (@the92dotnet) December 3, 2019
Gone off twice in 10 minutes. Not great. #AmazonPrimeVideo
— David Hickman (@DavidHickman87) December 3, 2019
We’re receiving reports that Amazon says it’s only affecting a small number of users.
However, not everyone is having a negative experience. Many have praised Amazon for the extra features that they’ve provided with the service, such as options to see stats.
— я¢ 🇬🇧 (@_Cargill) December 3, 2019
Sky and BT should be shitting their pants.
This way of broadcasting – with all the games available to choose from – on #AmazonPrimeVideo is the future.
If they ever offer a digital season ticket (a logical next step) where I could pay to see every Arsenal game…I'd be like… pic.twitter.com/EfgXyOr3TD
— Brân the Blessed (@branblessed) December 3, 2019
Pretty impressed with #PLonPrime so far , the odd refocus but the option to choose stadium atmosphere or commentary is a nice touch.
— Wookie (@ThugWookie) December 3, 2019
You can turn off commentary and just hear crowd noise of PL matches on #AmazonPrimeVideo. Imagine muting Gary Neville, Robbie Savage and Michael Owen😍😍😍😍
— Liyah (@rcliyah) December 3, 2019
With a full six matches to be broadcast tomorrow evening, many are hoping that any issues are going to be fixed by then.