A year ago, we wrote an article that we can essentially print verbatim today. We won’t do that, but we will write about the topic again.
On Wednesday, Amazon and the New York Yankees announced that 21 of the team’s games would be streamed on Prime Video.
Of note: these 21 games will only be available in the Yankees’ home footprint, meaning you’re not going to be able to watch with a Prime subscription in, say, Texas. The game broadcasts will also make use of Amazon’s X-Ray feature and will include a pregame show.
Yankees games on Prime Video this season will feature Amazon’s exclusive X-Ray technology, which allows fans streaming on Android, iOS mobile and Fire TV to access live in-game stats, team and player details and real-time play-by-play information as they watch. In addition, Prime Video will air a new 15-minute pre-game show ahead of the first pitch for every Prime Video broadcast, which will feature a lineup of YES Network’s on-air talent. The pre-game show will preview the day’s game, highlight marquee match-ups and top players and provide keys to the game.
It’s important to also mention that these games are only Prime exclusive for streaming. In the Yankees’ market, they’ll (all? I think all, but I might have missed a game or two) air on WPIX, a long-time Yankees broadcast partner.
Here’s the full schedule of games, which mostly take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
If you’re not local, all games will be available to stream, as usual, on MLB.tv.