AFL Preseason Live Stream and Community Series TV Guide


AFL Live free to air TV schedule

The AFL Community Series is the key pre-season competition of the AFL, and with new players emerging and past rivalries still every bit intense, the 2021 edition is shaping up to be another fascinating lead-up to the regular season.

The Richmond Tigers will enter 2021 as reigning premiers of the AFL, but there’s plenty of reason for optimism among the league’s other teams. It’s for that reason that the AFL-pre-season is a highly anticipated event, and you can watch every match at home on TV, or stream the games live to a mobile device with a Free trial.

2021 AFL Community Series TV Guide

The 2021 edition of the AFL pre-season competition sees each side play two games, with the event running across a little over two weeks. In the past, the competition has run over a longer period of time with each side playing three games, but the series was recently shortened due to the AFLX fixtures and the condensed format will continue this year.

We will see some of the league’s best rivalries across the two weeks, including a match on the 20th of February when the GWS Giants host their cross-town rivals, the Sydney Swans. On the 27th of February, there will be another tantalising clash between Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions to see who gets early bragging rights in Queensland.

How to Stream the AFL Pre Season Live and Free

While you won’t find Free to Air AFL Pre Season telecasts in Australia, the Fox Footy channel (Foxtel/Kayo) as seen in the TV schedule provided below, will provide complete Live coverage with no ad-breaks during play. This includes watching the AFL Community Series 2021 online with eligible internet-connected devices (PC & Mac excluded) using the Foxtel Now 10 days free trial, and replays so you can enjoy the action no matter your schedule.

Alternatively, you may wish to check out Kayo Sports which is offering a free trial for 14 days and will likewise televise these same Fox Footy matches LIVE. With the Kayo trial you can stream the AFL free using eligible mobile devices, and there’s no set-up or equipment fees. 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, with new platforms arriving soon.

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AFL Community Series Live TV Times (Sydney Time)

Date Event Time Channel
Wed, 3rd MarSwans v CollingwoodLIVE: 7.10pmFoxtel / Kayo
Thu, 4th MarSt Kilda v GeelongLIVE: 7.10pmFoxtel / Kayo
Fri, 5th MarGiants v EssendonLIVE: 7.40pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sat, 6th MarBulldogs v SunsLIVE: 1.40pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sat, 6th MarCarlton v LionsLIVE: 1.40pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sat, 6th MarHawthorn v Port AdelaideLIVE: 7.40pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sun, 7th MarAdelaide Crows v RichmondLIVE: 12.40pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sun, 7th MarMelbourne v North MelbourneLIVE: 4.10pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sun, 7th MarWest Coast v FreemantleLIVE: 4.10pmFoxtel / Kayo

Matches shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Community Series is exclusive to Foxtel and Kayo, and is not available on Free to Air TV in Australia.

2021 AFL Premiership on Australian TV

Regardless of your schedule, you can watch the AFL Free to air, or take the matches with you by streaming the AFL Live (Mac & PC excluded) so you never need to miss a minute of this year’s exciting action before the Grand Final.

Additionally, Foxtel will be televising select AFL matches on 4K Ultra HD via channel 444. Fresh off the successful 4K summer of sport, which included the Bathurst 1000 and a series of key Aussie Cricket contests, Foxtel will be broadcasting more than 40 AFL premiership matches in 4K Ultra HD. The contests will air live in 4K with no ad-breaks during play, offering a viewing experience only rivaled by actually attending the games.

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