AMAZON Prime Video viewers may have to turn off their betting and club apps this week.
That’s because there will be a delay between the live action and Prime’s stream.
It means football fans tuning in for games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday may receive some spoiler alerts if they don’t hide their phones.
Amazon are streaming every single Premier League match this game week, starting with Bournemouth’s trip to Crystal Palace and ending with Arsenal’s clash with Brighton.
The three-season deal is worth £90million and challenges Sky Sports and BT Sport for their Prem rights.
There are some top pundits covering Amazon’s games, including Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Harry Redknapp.
And it could change how we watch football forever.
However, one problem with watching live TV through an online service is the delay.
Video streams are split into segments when sent, before being put together again after being received by the punter’s TV or PC.
Amazon are delivering all their content in HD, and that means it takes a while for the video to be reassembled.
In fact, there could be as much as a 90-second delay between the live action and the stream’s coverage.
The issue plagued Amazon’s US Open coverage in September.
And some Crystal Palace fans on Tuesday night were alerted to Mamadou Sakho’s first-half sending off before it actually happened on their screens.
With every single team in action over the next few days, including some tasty ties such as Man Utd vs Spurs and the Merseyside derby, savvy supporters may want to put their phones on time-out for the time being.
One fan tweeted: “Just over a minute delay on Amazon Prime for the game, gonna have to turn off my football apps so they don’t ruin the game.”
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Another said: “Love that Amazon gives you the choice of games! Issue is the delay of over a minute.”
One wrote: “Amazon stream is not quite live, stream is over 80 seconds behind bet 365 app.”
Another added: “The 30 second stream delay is something Amazon are going to have to consider. Know about red card and half time whistle before either had happened.”
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