Watch cricket on Amazon Prime for free?
Really? Get ready for cricket documentaries, dramas and everything else that Amazon Prime Video offers.
If you like your rugby union too, the Autumn Nations Cup is showing live from 13 November.
How does it work?
This article is flagging up Amazon Prime Video’s free 30-day trial. If you’ve not tried Amazon’s content before, I’ve used the service for years and there’s plenty on there.
Until their entry into rugby, Amazon has shown Premier League matches and ATP Tour tennis. All the signs are that they’re gearing up for more live sports.
No live cricket. Yet. But I can easily see a T20 deal in future. I think it’s important to have free live-to-air cricket but I’ve also come to appreciate the important of valuing content too.
With Amazon, there’s no obligation to buy anything, just set a reminder when your free trial is due to end and either cancel or pay £7.99 a month. You can cancel anytime.
Alternatively, you can also access Prime Video with an annual Amazon Prime membership for £79.
I have powered through all the detective series of Bosch and just starting Truthseekers with Nick Frost. (He’s the lead actor, I’m not sat at Cricket Yorkshire HQ with Nick Frost right now!)
Their All or Nothing sports documentaries are excellent too – I hoovered up all things American football for the first time and couldn’t resist learning more about the secretive All Blacks.
Need inspiration? Here’s 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (Rotten Tomatoes) or The 55 Best Shows on Amazon Prime (Rotten Tomatoes).
How does it help Cricket Yorkshire?
If you sign up for a free trial with Amazon Prime Video on this page then I get a small affiliate commission. If you’ve enjoyed the website content this year, it might be a way of supporting grassroots cricket journalism.
What cricket is on Amazon Prime?
The Test: A New Era For Australia’s Team – Series 1
A brilliant behind-the-scenes, access-all-areas documentary of Australian cricket’s recovery from sandpapergate as they tour all over the world.
Death of a Gentleman
This 2015 documentary considers the health and future of Test cricket and is as pertinent now as it was then. Two journalists explore the power and greed at the top of the game.
Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War
This drama brought to life a turbulent, revolutionary period for international cricket as Kerry Packer set up his World Series.
There’s also weird and wonderful alternatives such as Trobriand Cricket; a look at how Papua New Guinea islanders used cricket or Inside Edge, an Indian drama based around a fictional T20 league.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your live sports, documentaries and films.