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Amazon Prime will stream Premier League games for free (Micky)

Amazon Prime U.K. is set to stream Premier League games, free of charge, when England’s top-flight soccer tournament resumes on June 17.

As noted by BBC, the online streaming platform will be showing a total of four Premier League matches for free during its upcoming restart date.

To date, the most recent season of the Premier League still has 92 remaining games that need to be played. Those 92 matches will be broadcast live through Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport, and of course, Amazon Prime.

Out of those 92 scheduled fixtures, 33 of them will be streamed via Amazon Prime, completely free of charge.

Managing director of Prime Video Sport Europe Alex Green told BBC:

“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.”

Coming soon…#PrimeVideo will be showing four extra @PremierLeague games this season free of charge

Fans will not need a Prime membership to watch these matches#PLonPrime pic.twitter.com/u8KB2plpBT

— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) June 3, 2020

Building on last year’s debut

Last year, many witnessed Amazon Prime U.K. offer Premier League viewing in the United Kingdom for the first time.

During the Christmas holidays, the streaming service broadcasted a couple of rounds of fixtures for paying Amazon Prime tier subscribers.

Less than two weeks from now, soccer fans will be treated to four more matches streamed live and they can access the streams even without an Amazon Prime subscription.

Amazon Prime Premier League streaming

Adjusting to a post-coronavirus EPL

June 17 will mark the official restart of the Premier League season and fans will be looking forward to seeing Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City take on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.

It goes without saying that the Premier League will look and feel different this time around, especially when compared to pre-COVID-19 games.

For one, the absence of a stadium crowd will require a lot of getting used to, considering everyone has been accustomed to seeing and hearing supporters cheer for their teams for the longest time.

Social distancing protocols will also be strictly enforced among the players, officials, coaches, and coaching staff, which might make goal celebrations a little bit awkward, to say the least.

Even the game itself has introduced some changes—squads will now be allowed to field additional substitutions.

Still, general excitement is in the air, especially among the players themselves, who surely can’t wait to get back on the pitch after weeks of isolation.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said as much through his tweet, while also acknowledging that he will be missing playing for the fans in the stands.

WE. GO. AGAIN. 🙌🏾 We’ll miss having you with us at the stadiums, but we’ll do everything we can to make you proud ❤👊🏾#PremierLeague #YNWA #Liverpoolfc pic.twitter.com/mBIlbnxEvD

— Gini Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) May 28, 2020

Tottenham’s striker duo of Harry Kane and Dele Alli also took to their respective social media accounts to express their excitement.

Football is back soon 💪pic.twitter.com/LlDfU7lWaX

— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 28, 2020

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Did someone say 17th June restart? 😁

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