Technology giant Amazon is making its four additional live match broadcasts from English top-flight soccer’s Premier League available for free on its Prime Video streaming platform.
Amazon’s debut as a Premier League broadcast partner earlier in the 2019/20 season saw its package of matches made available to Prime members only. It was hailed as a success with viewership reportedly peaking at two million during Liverpool’s 5-2 win over Everton back in December.
Now, having been afforded four additional games due to the suspension in play due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has confirmed users will not need to be paying customers in order to watch games on the online streaming service when the top-flight campaign resumes from 17th June.
Alex Green, managing director of Prime Video Sport Europe, said: "Like the rest of the country, we are excited to see the Premier League return to action.
"We will be making all four of Amazon Prime Video's additional fixtures in the 2019/20 season available free of charge; fans will not need a Prime membership to view the games on Prime Video."
Every one of the remaining 92 Premier League games will be broadcast live domestically across Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport or Amazon Prime.
With Prime making its matches available, it means 33 of those matches will be shown for free.
Adding to the four matches each being broadcast by the BBC and Amazon, pay-TV network Sky Sports has said 25 of its 64 remaining top-flight fixtures will be free-to-air.
BT Sport, Sky’s pay-TV rival, is yet to reveal details for its 20 matches. BT enjoyed strong ratings for its live Bundesliga broadcasts when German soccer’s top flight became the first major European soccer league to return last month. More than one million viewers tuned in over the course of the returning first round of fixtures, setting network records for that property.