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A major landmark in Premier League broadcasting arrives tonight when Amazon Prime screen matches for the first time.

The internet giant will cover all 10 games played this midweek and that means a significant change in the way football fans will watch their favourite teams.

Here is all you need to know on what to expect from Amazon's offering, including how to watch, what devices you will need, how it will look, and the technological innovations. 

Internet shopping giants Amazon will broadcast live Premier League football tonight

Internet shopping giants Amazon will broadcast live Premier League football tonight

What games will be shown?

All 10 Premier League games will be available to watch live this week as Amazon showcase the first set of their estimated £90m deal to screen 20 matches a season for the next three years.

The big draws will be Tottenham's trip to on Wednesday, which will mark Jose Mourinho's return to Old Trafford, as well as the Merseyside derby.

Nine games will be shown on Boxing Day with another on December 27.

Amazon are understood to be celebrating how well it has turned out for them, especially with their documentary of Tottenham's season capturing the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.

A view of the online interface viewers will see when they select the game they wish to watch

A view of the online interface viewers will see when they select the game they wish to watch

SEE ALL THE AMAZON GAMES FOR FREE! 

Amazon have spent about £90million to screen 20 Premier League matches a season for the next three years and while they are hoping you will sign up to watch for £7.99 a month — or £79 a year — you can see this season's offering for free.

This is because Amazon are offering a free 30-day trial, which will take in all of their matches in December. They have also teamed up with BT to stream matches to pubs, which will be charged between £100 and £600.

Chairman of the British Pub Confederation, Greg Mulholland, said: 'The cost of subscriptions to Sky Sports is now utterly unaffordable to most pubs and the value they get is nowhere near the cost.

'So I hope the addition of Amazon will finally shake up this market and bring down the cost of showing sport in pubs.' 

Can I watch on my TV?

Yes. As well as watching the action on smartphones, tablets and computers, subscribers can beam it to their televisions using their games consoles, or via the Prime Video app on Virgin and BT boxes as well as Amazon's Fire Stick

Can I watch two games at once?

You can watch up to three games on different devices at the same time with one Amazon account. If you want to watch all the goals go in, there will also be a separate Goals Centre channel, hosted by Match of the Day commentator Steve Bower, that will show all the key moments as they happen. The show will run for a marathon 12 hours on Boxing Day.

What will the coverage be?

Amazon are giving every game the 'big-match' treatment, whether it's v Tottenham or Southampton v Norwich.

As well as a studio in Stratford, each match will have its own presenting team at the ground, either at pitch-side or in a studio of their own.

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