Sports bars show exclusive Browns vs Steelers game
Thursday night football kicks off this week with a match up between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers exclusively on Amazon Prime.
While not everyone has access to the streaming service, a few local sport bars will broadcast the game. Some owners say the limited access to the game could possibly lead to an increase of customers.
Keg Bar and Grille owner, George Warren, predicts this will help his business as not everyone has an Amazon Prime account.
"A lot of people don't get Amazon at home. So, they're coming out to watch the games. That means they're going to go to bars and restaurants that are getting the games. So it helps us," Warren said.
Sports bars with the NFL ticket has year long access to Amazon exclusive games but that package deal is set to expire at the end of the year.
Manager of Thelma's Sports Nook in Sharpsville, PA , Toby Alexander, says he is concerned about accessibility for next year's football games.
"As far as it's [Amazon Prime Direct-TV package] only for a year. I believe Next year they're [ Direct-TV] kind of going away with that," Alexander said.
Legal factors restrict restaurants from streaming content from their businesses.
Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals will show on Amazon prime on Sept. 29.