Amazon Prime Video has become the main broadcaster of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 French football. We take stock in this file of the price of the subscription, its content and the platforms on which you can take advantage of the formula of the e-commerce giant. To your cleats!
As you probably know, Amazon has become the main broadcaster of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 football after a fierce battle for TV rights, notably against beIN Sports and Canal+. In 2021, to the great surprise of most specialized media, the LFP, the Professional Football League, therefore decided to award the rights to Amazon for an amount of 250 million euros.
Already offering all the Roland-Garros matches on Amazon Prime Video since 2019, the American company scores a big blow here and establishes itself even more as a must for the broadcasting of sports events. “Ligue 1 is an essential investment for Amazon. We believe the price is fair for consumers. It’s an attractive price, an offer that supporters can access anywhere and can be canceled at any time. I hope many people will try it“, had assured Alex Green, general manager Europe of Prime Video Sport.
And precisely, what does Amazon’s new formula have in store for you? We take stock together of accessible content, subscription price, compatible programs and platforms on which you can take advantage of it so as not to miss anything from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.
Let’s start first with the content of the offer offered by Amazon Prime Video. To summarize, Amazon now owns the broadcasting rights for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 for the period extending from 2021 to 2024 for a fee of 259 million euros per season. Amazon will therefore offer 8 matches per day, the last two will be broadcast by beIN Sports (it will therefore also be necessary to subscribe to the channel to watch the entirety of Ligue 1). This represents a total of 304 matches for Amazon.
Of course, Amazon Prime Video will stream the 10 biggest shocks of the season, as well as the three multiplexes of the 19th, 37th and 38th day. The Champions Trophy is also included, as are the Sunday magazines, which will allow you to review the best moments of the various meetings of the weekend. In the comments, we will find many defectors from the “adventure” Téléfoot of the Sino-Spanish group Mediapro such as Marina Lorenzo, Smaïl Bouabdellah, Thibault Le Rol or Julien Brun.
What about Ligue 2?
Here again, Amazon holds 80% of the broadcasting rights for Ligue 2, i.e. eight matches per day. However, you should know that the American company has signed a partnership with the TV channel L’Équipe. In other words, and from July 24, when the championship resumes, all of the Ligue 2 multiplexes on Saturdays at 7 p.m. will be broadcast free and unencrypted on Équipe TV for the entire 2021/2022 season. .
You will therefore have several choices for watching these eight L2 matches:
- For the first 10 days of the championship, you will be able to watch them via eight different channels on Équipe Live, available directly on the official website of the Équipe or via the Android and iOS application.
- From the 11th day, you will have to go to the Prime Video Ligue 1 channel, accessible from the Amazon Prime Video application
You will understand, for the last two meetings, it will once again be necessary to turn to beIN Sportswhich owns 20% of the Ligue 2 broadcasting rights, just like Ligue 1.
💰 What is the price of the Ligue 1 formula from Amazon?
Amazon opted for a subscription plan billed at €12.99 per month, which is in addition to your Amazon Prime membership. The latter is billed as a reminder at €5.99 per month (or €49.99 per year). Note, however, that it is imperative to be subscribed to Amazon Prime to be able to subscribe to the formula.
For the first season, the Ligue 1 Pass at Amazon was accessible via a single, non-binding formula. But it is now possible to subscribe to a Season Pass which commits you for an entire season. The latter is charged 99 €. Again, that’s not counting the Amazon Prime subscription.
Note that with the non-binding formula which is €12.99, nothing obliges you to pay for the off-season months. Moreover, Amazon stops direct debits at the end of the championships. However, the Season Pass can be more advantageous. Considering that a season usually lasts 10 months, the whole season costs you €129.90 compared to €99 with the Season Pass.
📄 The Ligue 1 program week by week
Since it’s easy to get lost between Amazon, L’Équipe and beIN Sports, you’ll find here all the information you need to organize yourself so you don’t miss anything from Ligue 1. Who broadcasts to what? At what time ? We take stock together:
- The Friday match at 9 p.m. preceded by the presentation magazine: On Prime Video Ligue 1
- The Saturday match at 5 p.m.: Prime Video Ligue 1
- The Saturday match at 9 p.m.: Canal+
- The Sunday match at 1 p.m.: Prime Video Ligue 1
- The Sunday match at 3 p.m. (four games only): Prime Video Ligue 1
- The Sunday match at 5 p.m.: Canal+
- The Sunday match at 9 p.m., accompanied by the two Sunday magazines: Prime Video Ligue 1
📺 On which platforms to watch Prime Video Ligue 1?
The advantage with a streaming platform like Netflix, Disney+ or Amazon Prime Video is that they are available and compatible with the vast majority of existing supports on the market. In fact, you should have no trouble finding a device to quietly enjoy Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 on Amazon Prime Video Ligue 1. Let’s take stock together:
- Many connected televisions natively embed the Prime Video application such as Sony, Samsung, LG, Philips, Sharp, JVC, Xiaomi, Panasonic, AOC, TCL TVs or Grundig and Haier TVs
- All smartphones and tablets running Android and iOS
- Many game consoles like PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S
- On LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony Blu-Ray Players
- On many set-top boxes and media players such as Google ChromeCast, Apple TV, Nvidia Shield, Roku, Tivo or Xiaomi
- On the boxes of the four main French operators Bouygues Telecom, Orange, SFR and Free