Newcastle United on Amazon Prime: the two Magpies fixtures on the streaming service this December

Amazon Prime are showing 20 Premier League games in December.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 3:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 3:43 pm
Newcastle United's fixtures with Sheffield United and Manchester United will both feature on Amazon Prime this December (Getty Images)

The festive period is a typically hectic time for football fans and 2019 is no different.

Newcastle United take part in six fixtures during the month of December, including a Boxing Day trip to Manchester United.

Two of these fixtures will be streamed via Amazon Prime.

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The Netflix rival secured a unique deal with the Premier League in 2018 that saw them earn the rights to stream 20 fixtures to their subscribers.

Which Newcastle United games can Amazon prime subscribers watch in December?

Newcastle United’s game with Sheffield United on December 5th will be one of the first games to be streamed live from Amazon Prime.

The Thursday night fixture kicks off at 7.30pm.

The Magpies’ away trip to Manchester United will also be available to watch on Amazon Prime.

The crunch fixture kicks off at 3pm.

How do I watch the games?

The games are available to stream through Prime Video, and you can also download after broadcast for later viewing

The service costs £7.99 a month, or an annual subscription of £79 a year.

In addition, Prime members are able to watch weekly highlights of all Premier League matches throughout the season.

‘An exciting new partner for the Premier League’

Amazon became the first streaming service to broadcast live football in the UK after securing rights to Premier League games from the 2019/20 season in 2018.

The US tech giant will show 20 matches a season for three years after buying one of the final two remaining packages at an undisclosed cost.

Sky Sports and BT Sport bought the rights to a total of 160 matches for around £4.5 billion, at a slight discount on the previous deal, with two of the seven packages left unsold until Amazon and BT made their move

The rights included one round of midweek games and one round on a bank holiday in December.

In a statement, Amazon said: "This will be the first time a full round of Premier League fixtures will be broadcast live in the UK.

Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said: “Amazon is an exciting new partner for the Premier League and we are very pleased they have chosen to invest in these rights.

“Prime Video will be an excellent service on which fans can consume live Premier League football – including for the first time in the UK a full round of matches – and we look forward to working with them from season 2019/20 onwards.”

No doubt the organisation are excited about tapping into a network of 100 million Prime members worldwide - over ten times the number of subscribers to Sky, who have been experiencing falling viewership in their sports packages in recent years.

Full list of Amazon Prime Premier League fixtures

Tuesday 3 December

Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth - 7.30pm

Burnley v Man City- 8.15pm

Wednesday 4 December

Leicester City v Watford - 7.30pm

Wolves v West Ham - 7.30pm

Man Utd v Tottenham Hotspur - 7.30pm

Chelsea v Aston Villa - 7.30pm

Southampton v Norwich City - 7.30pm

Liverpool v Everton - 8.15pm

Thursday 5 December

Sheffield United v Newcastle United - 7.30pm

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion - 8.15pm

Thursday 26 December

Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion - 12.30pm

AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal - 3pm

Aston Villa v Norwich City - 3pm

Chelsea v Southampton - 3pm

Crystal Palace v West Ham - 3pm

Everton v Burnley - 3pm

Sheffield United v Watford - 3pm

Man Utd v Newcastle United - 5.30pm

Leicester City v Liverpool - 8pm

Friday 27 December

Wolves v Man City - 7.45pm