AFL fans have a big reason to be excited this June, as the 2020 season is set to restart. The calendar has been reduced to 17 rounds this year, which will make the push for the finals all the more exciting. Now that one of the most popular sports in Australia is set to come back to our TV screens, we’re going to review your options for watching or streaming every key match live on your TV, or mobile device.
AFL TV Preview
AFL is back, with the 2020 season set to restart from June 11. The code will become the second major player in Aussie sport to return to a bit of normality after postponements caused by the coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19). Due to this delay, the season has been reduced to 17 rounds from the usual 23.
It still, however, looks set to be an action packed season, with the likes of Collingwood, Greater Sydney and West Coast Eagles all with squads capable of making it to the Grand Final, along with defending champions Richmond.
The remaining rounds of the AFL season are set to get underway again and using the information included in this guide you can find out exactly how to watch them live.
Where to Watch or Stream AFL in Australia
All AFL events air on Foxtel and Seven here in Australia, which can be accessed via Foxtel or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch AFL online using Foxtel Now (Pop or Sports pack), which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app and an eligible mobile device.
Replays of AFL events are also available with Fox Sports in Australia. Fox Sports will be offering full replays via Foxtel and Foxtel Now, for fans who want to view events at a more viewer friendly hour or on demand.
Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream AFL games free using the Foxtel Go app, on one of the devices in the table below. If you can’t make it for the live airing of AFL, you can still catch replays on demand.
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Stream AFL with Kayo Sports
Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with the Kayo Sports streaming service which currently has a 14 day free trial. Kayo offers the exact same sports as Foxtel, but with a reduced price plan (Basic or Premium) and no lock-in contract. For fans who want to catch up on AFL action, Kayo offers game changing features including Interactive Graphics, SplitView and Key Moments, which enhance your viewing experience.
With Kayo you can stream AFL replays to a variety of compatible mobile devices. Eligible devices include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Other sports action on Kayo includes the Supercars All Star Eseries as well as the German Bundesliga football plus much more.
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AFL Live TV Schedule
Each round of AFL will air on Fox Sports with replays available on demand. Seven is the official AFL free to air broadcaster in Australia, showing three live games per round. Foxtel (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra) and Kayo have every match of every round available live in HD with no ad breaks during play. Here’s the upcoming live TV schedule for all AFL events:
|Thu, June 11||Collingwood vs Richmond||LIVE: 7.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Fri, June 12||Geelong vs Hawthorn||LIVE: 7.50pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sat, June 13||Brisbane vs Fremantle||LIVE: 1.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, June 13||Carlton vs Melbourne||LIVE: 4.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, June 13||Port Adelaide vs Adelaide||LIVE: 7.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, June 13||Gold Coast vs West Coast||LIVE: 7.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sun, June 14||GWS vs North Melbourne||LIVE: 1.05pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, June 14||Sydney vs Essendon||LIVE: 3.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream AFL whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Must See TV for fans of AFL
Once you have caught up on the latest AFL action, we have suggested a few events below that may also take your fancy until the next round gets underway.
NRL (Foxtel and Kayo)
The NRL returns as the Roosters look to make history and win a record fifth National Rugby League title. They have been a real force to be reckoned with over the past two seasons, but the likes of the Cowboys, Storm and last season’s runners up, the Raiders will all be keen to stop the Sydney side making it three in a row. You can see exactly how the restart gets underway for free with Kayo Sports 14 Day free trial.
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Bundesliga (Foxtel and Kayo)
The Bundesliga will become the first European soccer league to restart after the coronavirus outbreak, bringing some much needed live action back to hungry football fans. It looks to be a tight race between Munich, Dortmund and Leipzig for honours, with a chase for the title expected to go right down to the final day. Live Bundesliga matches are now available to stream on demand with Foxtel Now, or with Kayo Sports, which currently has a free 14 day trial.
V8 Supercars (Foxtel and Kayo)
The pinnacle of domestic Australian motor racing is the V8 Supercars series, with the twenty-fourth edition promising to be one of the best yet. All our favourite drivers, teams and manufacturers are set to return and battle it out over 12 turbo charged rounds. V8 Supercar races are now available to stream from June on demand with Foxtel Now, or with Kayo Sports, which currently has a free 14 day trial.