AFL Free to Air TV and 2021 Live Online Streaming Guide

List of the AFL free to air tv fixtures for this round

The 2021 AFL Premiership got underway on March 18th. It’s already shaping up to be another closely fought season, with several sides making an early push for a place in the Grand Final this September.

Richmond has now won three of the past four Premierships, the last coming against Geelong in 2020. These two sides, as well as Melbourne and Port Adelaide, are cementing their places in the top 8 after the first few rounds. Find out how you can watch the AFL season unfold – whether it be on TV or streaming with a mobile device – right here.  

AFL 2021 Live TV Preview

The 2021 AFL season will look a little more normal this year, with all teams prepared for Covid testing and the sport able to return to its spiritual home of Victoria. There’s also set to be more fans allowed into stadia, and fingers-crossed, we will see a jam-packed MCG when the Grand Final comes around in September.

On paper, it looks like being a close-run affair. Port Adelaide will be looking to reproduce their regular-season form from last year, whilst nobody can ever write off the power of the West Coast Eagles, the only team to have won a Premiership other than Richmond since 2016.

You have to go all the way back to 2003 since the Lions have last tasted Grand Final Glory, but Chris Fagan is building something special in the Queensland capital. Fagan has a certain Lachie Neale at his disposal as well as a few exciting new additions which make Brisbane a bit of a sleeping giant this year.

Where to Watch the AFL on Aussie TV

If you enjoy AFL action then the Fox Footy channel (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) is the place for you, televising every game afrom every AFL round Live in HD with no ad-breaks during play (Grand Final excluded). This includes the many contests not available on Free to Air, as well as replays of the games you may have missed, and a variety of streaming options to ensure you can watch every key match when you want.

Watch the AFL LIVE Online

If you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox Footy you may wish to review Foxtel Now, which offers fans of every team an opportunity to watch the AFL live online before the Grand Final with compatible mobile and internet-connected devices (Mac & PC excluded).

Fox Footy is available with the Sports Pack, which offers instant access to over 50 Sports Live and On Demand. For those that wish to avoid lengthy contracts, Foxtel Now can be renewed month-to-month at your convenience, and also requires no set-top box or special connection fees.

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Alternatively, Kayo Sports is offering a 14 day trial. With Kayo you will have access to these exact same Fox Footy broadcasts and can stream the AFL free and Live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded).

Kayo also provides On Demand mini replays of the matches they televise, should you need to catch up on week’s action. Additionally, Kayo offers a range of in-game features such as Split-View, No Spoilers and Interactive Graphics. With over 50 sports shown live and on-demand, there’s also plenty of action to watch once AFL games are over.

AFL 2021 LIVE TV (Sydney time)

Fri, May 14St Kilda vs Geelong CatsLIVE: 7.50pmFoxtel / Kayo / Seven
Sat, May 15Sydney Swans vs CollingwoodLIVE: 1.45pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sat, May 15Hawthorn vs North MelbourneLIVE: 2.10pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sat, May 15Gold Coast Suns vs Brisbane LionsLIVE: 4.35pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sat, May 15Richmond vs GWS GiantsLIVE: 7.25pmFoxtel / Kayo / Seven
Sat, May 15Port Adelaide vs Western BulldogsLIVE: 7.40pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sun, May 16Essendon vs FremantleLIVE: 1.10pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sun, May 16Melbourne vs CarltonLIVE: 3.20pmFoxtel / Kayo / Seven
Sun, May 16West Coast Eagles vs Adelaide CrowsLIVE: 4.40pmFoxtel / Kayo

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Watch the AFL 2021 while Overseas

Watch AFL, the streaming service from Fox Sports, allows footy fans outside of Australia to watch every minute of every game LIVE and On Demand, as well as providing access to all of the most important AFL shows. All coverage comes from Fox Footy. The service can be paid for either weekly, monthly or annually. If you only need access during the finals series, the finals series pass is a great value option. The three main subscription options are $20/weekly, $39/monthly or $199/annual.

Traveling abroad? Catch all the AFL Premiership action LIVE & On-Demand with the Watch AFL App!

Subscribe now and start watching instantly. AFL matches available live and on demand. Every pass includes access to every game of the finals series, including the Grand Final from $20 weekly or $39 monthly.

Latest AFL Ladder

Here are the latest standings in the 2021 AFL Premiership after Round 1. This table will be updated weekly after games so that you can see who is in pole position to make the Grand Final in September.

2Western Bulldogs24
3Port Adelaide20
7Brisbane Lions16
8West Coast Eagles16
9GWS Giants16
11St Kilda12
12Gold Coast Suns12
14Adelaide Crows12
18North Melbourne Kangaroos0

*table updated 11/05/2021

AFL Free to Air Broadcast Guide

New South Wales – Sydney: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by Network Seven, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.

Queensland – Brisbane: All Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.

South Australia – Adelaide: All Port Adelaide Power and Adelaide Crows matches will be televised by the Seven Network across Channel 7, as well as 7Mate and 7HD.

WA – Perth: All Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles matches will be televised by the Seven Network, live, alternating between Channel 7 and 7Mate.

ACT – Canberra: All GWS Giants and Sydney Swans matches will be televised by the Seven Network, primarily on their 7Mate and 7HD channels.

Victoria – Melbourne, NT – Darwin, Tasmania – Hobart: No special channel 7 broadcasting arrangements apply.

Channel 7 vs Foxtel/Kayo TV Fixtures

While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to between three and five contests per week across most locations in Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide), Foxtel and Kayo Sports will televise every match in every round live before the Grand Final, with up to five exclusive games each week including the late matches on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as offering the option to stream the AFL live online or watch at home in HD. Foxtel and Kayo Sports also have secured exclusive broadcast rights to every match of the AFL Women’s league and the AFL Preseason Community series, so you never have to worry about getting your fill of footy.

Day/Event Channel
Friday Night Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday Afternoon Game 1 Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday Afternoon Game 2 Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday Evening Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday Night Game 1 Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday Night Game 2 Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday Afternoon Game 1 Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday Afternoon Game 2 Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday Evening Foxtel / Kayo
Monday & Public Holidays Ch. 7 and Foxtel / Kayo

Popular AFL TV Shows in Australia

Looking for even more live AFL TV coverage and programs to keep you up to date during the 2021 season? Enjoy a raft of extra AFL coverage with Footy shows on Channel Seven, Channel Nine, Foxtel and Kayo, including the likes of AFL 360, On the Couch, Open Mike and the Sunday Footy Show. Take a look below for all the details on where to find the best in off-field AFL TV action.

ShowDescriptionChannelLive TV Times
AFL 360The unlikely pairing of Mark Robinson and Gerard Whateley take an in-depth look at all the latest in AFL newsKayo/FoxtelMonday-Wednesday at 7.30pm Sydney time
On the CouchJoin this panel of AFL legends as they discuss the biggest issues to arise from the weekend of footballKayo/FoxtelMondays at 8.30pm Sydney time
After the BounceHosted by Jason Dunstall, this show takes an irreverent look at all things AFLKayo/FoxtelSundays at 7.30pm Sydney time
Open MikeEsteemed journalist and interviewer Mike Sheehan sits down for a chat with a new guest each weekKayo/FoxtelTuesdays at 8.30pm Sydney time
On the MarkJoin footy’s first all-female panel as they and their weekly guest take a look at the more personal side of the gameKayo/FoxtelTBD
Talking FootyHosted by Luke Darcy, join this panel of experts as they dissect the weekend’s footy actionSevenMondays at 7.30pm Sydney time
The Sunday Footy ShowGet your dose of football humour as this six-man panel reviews all the results and big stories from the weekend so farNineSundays at 10.00am
Footy ClassifiedJoin two of Melbourne’s biggest names in journalism and two of the game’s biggest stars as they take a look at the weekend’s actionNineMondays at 10.50pm
AFL Game DayHamish McLachlan leads a rotating panel of superstars for a review of the weekend’s completed games and a preview of those to comeSevenSundays at 10.00am
The Front BarComedians Mick Molloy and Sam Pang join host Andy Maher for a fun look at everything AFLSevenWednesdays/Thursdays at 8.30pm

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