Good news, football fans! If you want to watch the Giants and Eagles go at it tonight but don’t have a cable subscription, what we’re about to tell you will make your day.
The National Football League partnered with one of the leading social media platforms to bring viewers a way to watch games without having to pay the price of cable.
“The NFL and Twitter will provide free, live streaming video of Thursday Night Football without authentication to the over 800 million registered and non-registered users worldwide on the Twitter platform on mobile devices, tablets, PCs and connected TVs,” according to NFL communications.
The video stream that you’ll find on Twitter is the same broadcast you’ll find on TV, just on Twitter-owned properties.
Viewers can stream the game from Twitter’s mobile app or on Twitter.com. You can find the stream inside its “Moments” tab, as well as the blue banner that appears at the top of the feed (as seen for other big events such as the Oscars or the Super Bowl).
Pro tip: Make sure you have AirParrot 2 on your Mac or PC. AirParrot 2 allows you to wirelessly mirror that live broadcast from Twitter directly to Apple TV or Chromecast using the Chrome or Firefox browser. You can experience all the action on the big screen. Seriously. Watching sports on your TV is better than watching on a small computer screen, especially if you’re in a room full of people.
No more leaving your house during those cold winter months to find a bar or restaurant playing your Thursday Night Football game. Thank you, technology.
Thursday, December 22
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
8:25 p.m. ET
Learn more about the AirParrot 2 desktop mirroring/streaming app.