FOX Sports is about to give its Thursday Night Football broadcasts a huge quality boost, offering them in 4K Ultra HD resolution for the first time starting with the upcoming football season. The broadcasts will offer improved quality over the Full HD broadcasts, bringing the option to fans who have compatible displays and either the FOX streaming apps or a pay-TV plan.
This will mark the first time FOX Sports has offered Thursday Night Football games in 4K Ultra HD quality, the company said in its announcement today. In addition to offering 4K broadcasts through its FOX Sports distributors (DirecTV, Xfinity, etc), the company will also offer the 4K Thursday Night Football games through its FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps.
Assuming a fan wants to stream one of these 4K games, they’ll need a compatible device that supports Ultra HD video: either the Roku Premiere through Ultra models or the Apple TV 4K. It should be noted that the games are produced in FHD HDR and upconverted to 4K HDR.
The National Football League is making its 2019 season games available to stream on different platforms again this year, including on mobile devices using Yahoo Sports. In addition to using the FOX NOW and FOX Sports apps, Amazon Prime Video customers will be able to stream the FOX Thursday Night Football games on Amazon’s platform, as well as on Twitch.
To help simplify things for cord-cutters, the NFL lists the available streaming options for each upcoming NFL game on the League’s official website here. The NFL 2019 season will kick off with the Eagles and Packers on September 26.