Amazon Prime multi-screen: How to watch two or more Premier League games through one account

This is the day that football fans (who can’t afford Sky Sports or BT Sport) have been waiting for. Amazon is showing a frankly silly nine Premier League games on Prime this Boxing Day, which sounds great at first but will definitely lead to you not really wanting to watch tonight’s Leicester vs Liverpool blockbuster. Ah well, let’s see how this thing goes. Some of today’s matches overlap, but you can try to catch as much action as humanly possible by multi-screening.

That’s right, rather than flipping between different games, you can tune into two or even three matches at the same time − well, if your home Wi-Fi (and mind) can handle it − through a single Amazon account with a Prime Video subscription.

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This is because, as standard, Prime Video lets you stream up to three different things at the same time (though you can’t stream the same thing to more than two different devices at the same time). And this applies whether you’re paying for your Prime subscription or if you’re on Amazon’s 30-day free trial.

That means, whenever there are three or more games underway at the same time (as will be the case today) you’ll be able to fire up one game on your TV, another on your laptop and another on your phone. Or three phones. Or three TVs. You get the point.

It’ll be chaotic, and good luck choosing which commentary you have on, but you won’t have to worry about missing out on a goal-fest on the other side.

Personally, I’d recommend firing up Goals Centre on one screen when it begins at 2:30pm. It’s essentially a highlights show in real time, and will show you every goal from every game right after the ball has hit the back of the net, as well as other key moments like red cards, decent chances and, presumably, the latest and greatest VAR controversies.

All you need to do to multi-screen is log in to your Amazon account on the devices you’d like to watch the games on.

You can access Prime Video on a wide range of devices, including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and laptops. Depending on what type of device you’re using, all you need to do is fire up the Prime Video app or visit the Prime Video site, and find the game in the listings.

If you want to watch the match on your TV but don’t own a compatible smart TV, you’ll need to get your hands on some additional hardware.

You can instead cast Prime Video to your TV from your phone, tablet or laptop, or go via an Amazon streaming device like a Fire TV Stick, or a set top box, games console or Blu-ray player.

If you activated Amazon’s 30-day free trial of Prime at the start of the month in order to take advantage of its football coverage, remember that Amazon will charge you £7.99 as soon as your free trial ends. You can set yourself a reminder and cancel it before that happens.

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Here’s Amazon’s fixture list in full (all times GMT):

Tuesday, December 3

  • Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (7:30pm kick-off, coverage starts at 7pm)
  • Burnley vs Man City (4K, 8:15pm kick-off, coverage starts at 7pm)

Wednesday, December 4

  • Chelsea vs Aston Villa (7:30pm kick-off, coverage starts at 6:30pm)
  • Leicester vs Watford (7:30pm kick-off, coverage starts at 6:30pm)
  • Man Utd vs Tottenham (7:30pm kick-off, coverage starts at 6:30pm)
  • Southampton vs Norwich (7:30pm kick-off, coverage starts at 6:30pm)
  • Wolves vs West Ham (7:30pm kick-off, coverage starts at 6:30pm)
  • Liverpool vs Everton (4K, 8:15pm kick-off, coverage starts at 6:30pm)

Thursday, December 5

  • Sheffield Utd vs Newcastle (7:30pm kick-off, coverage starts at 7pm)
  • Arsenal vs Brighton (4K, 8:15pm kick-off, coverage starts at 7pm)

Thursday, December 26

  • Tottenham vs Brighton (12:30pm kick-off, coverage starts at 11:30am)
  • Bournemouth vs Arsenal (3pm kick-off, coverage starts at 2:30pm)
  • Aston Villa vs Norwich (3pm kick-off, coverage starts at 2:30pm)
  • Chelsea vs Southampton (3pm kick-off, coverage starts at 2:30pm)
  • Crystal Palace vs West Ham (3pm kick-off, coverage starts at 2:30pm)
  • Everton vs Burnley (3pm kick-off, coverage starts at 2:30pm)
  • Sheffield Utd vs Watford (3pm kick-off, coverage starts at 2:30pm)
  • Man Utd vs Newcastle (5:30pm kick-off, coverage starts at 5pm)
  • Leicester vs Liverpool (4K, 8pm kick-off, coverage starts at 7:30pm)

Friday, December 27

  • Wolves vs Man City (4K, 7:45pm kick-off, coverage starts at 7pm)

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