Melbourne Demons AFL Live Streaming and Free to Air TV Guide


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The Melbourne Demons Football Clubs is the world’s oldest recorded football club in any sport, having their origins dated back to 1858. They then went on to establish the VFL and soon to become AFL, and hold possibly the most heritage out of any football club. Having demolished almost every team in their way so far, the Melbourne Football Club are top contenders to dethrone the 2020 Tigers Premiership side. 

All-Australian Christian Petracca is one of the game’s most dominant forwards, and continues to lay waste to teams in his way. The Demons’ impressive lineup of AFL greats also includes captain Max Gawn, vice captain Jack Viney and Nathan Jones. Find out how to watch and stream their games here.

2021 Melbourne Demons Preview

Dual-premiership winner and now head coach, Simon Goodwin understands AFL Grand Final glory, and what the Melbourne Football Club need to do to get there in 2021. The club have been the league favourite right out of the gate and continue to destroy clubs on a match by match basis.

Currently sitting at the top of the league ladder, the Demons have the least amount of losses amongst all the teams. While their record has been fantastic so far, their losses have been embarrassing, losing to some of the worst teams currently in the AFL.

Part of their inconsistency issues can be put down to long-term rivalries and ego. A season or two ago, a Melbourne loss to Collingwood or the Giants meant little if anything, the rival team’s may have simply done their homework. The only difference now is that the club is almost unbeatable and the one team who understood their weakness may still expose it. Thankfully, Max Gawn has rallied his Melbourne troops back on track and hopefully sees the end of their season losses.

Melbourne Demons TV Rights and 2021 Broadcast Guide

Fortunately, there are several options for watching the Melbourne Football Club live in Australia, including the Seven Network, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports. Seven is the official AFL free to air broadcaster and will show only selected Melbourne Demons matches live during the 2021 season across Seven and 7mate. Seven’s TV coverage is headed by Hamish McLachlan, Brian Taylor and James Brayshaw, alongside some new recruits in the shape of retired stars Luke Hodge and Jobe Watson, and the returning Daisy Pearce. Seven also offers a range of programming dedicated to AFL such as The Front Bar, Talking Footy and Armchair Experts. 

For comparison and as shown in the TV schedule below, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports will televise all 22 Melbourne games during the 2021 AFL season. That’s every Dees match before the finals shown live on their dedicated Fox Footy channel.

As well as these live matches and the option to watch replays at a later time, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports will also have a wide range of AFL programming that includes AFL 360, AFL Tonight and a new look Bounce. There will also be some familiar faces in the studio this season with live games fronted by Eddie McGuire and Sarah Jones. Match commentary will be made up of a team of former stars including Ben Dixon, Gerard Healy and Dermott Brereton.

What time is the Demons game today on TV? (Sydney time)

Check out all the upcoming AFL fixtures including Melbourne Football Club games today, as well as the providers who will show games live.

GameDate / TimeChannel
Melbourne vs Western BulldogsLIVE: Sat, 24 July – 7.25pmSeven / Foxtel / Kayo
Gold Coast Suns vs MelbourneLIVE: Sat, 31 July – TBCSeven / Foxtel / Kayo

*Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Demons free to air matches on channel 7 do not offer full TV replays and are limited by the AFL broadcast agreement.

How to watch the Melbourne Football Club live online

If you enjoy AFL action then Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising every AFL game from every round Live and in HD before the Grand Final. This includes the matches not available on Free to Air TV and replays of the games you missed.

Stream the Demons Live and FREE with Kayo Sports

You can watch the Melbourne Football Club with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy so you can stream all Melbourne FC games live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo Sports doesn’t have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.

For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after play has concluded. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.

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Watch Melbourne Demons with Foxtel

Fox Footy can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. 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 the Melbourne Football Club online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream AFL using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Footy comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.

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Stream Melbourne Demons games with Telstra

Telstra customers can get great deals for watching the Melbourne Football Club on both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack ($29) on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract.

Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season

The best offer for Kayo is on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month)! Claim this before 31 May 2022.

Watch Melbourne Demons on Free To Air

Selected games across the AFL season, including the Grand Final, are available to watch on free to air via Seven and their streaming platform, 7Mate. This is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Melbourne game from every round.

Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures

While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL live online.

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

Stream AFL with your favourite Device

Here are some of the best devices to use when streaming sport on your home TV.

Apple TV

For years, Apple TV devices have been an ideal instant streaming solution that does it all. There are two models available – Apple TV HD handles video up to 1080p, while Apple TV 4K adds full support for 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision. Kayo Sports is great on Apple TV, with flawless 4-way Split View. 

Google Chromecast

A hugely popular low-cost streaming solution, Google’s Chromecast got a make-over in 2020, and now comes in two very different flavours. The basic Chromecast is still available, but the newer Google TV version (which replaces the Ultra) adds a remote control and an on-screen interface.

Telstra TV

Now in its third generation and boasting better performance than ever, Telstra TV is a great choice for those who want to plug in and get streaming with no hassles. It has a friendly user interface and all the apps you need to get streaming, including full support for Kayo and Foxtel.

Foxtel Now Box

Foxtel’s own streaming box is an Android TV device that brings the Foxtel Now experience front and centre in its user interface – making it a natural choice if your preferred way of streaming sports is via the live channels that Foxtel Now offers, with on-demand streaming and live free-to-air channels as well.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

This easy alternative comes in three flavours – a budget Lite model, the standard one, and a 4K version. All of them are simple “plug in and go” stick-shaped devices that work similarly to Google’s newest Chromecast, except these use Amazon’s custom user interface and support Alexa voice control.

Nvidia Shield TV

A powerful Android TV streaming device from one of the world’s leading PC graphics companies comes in the form of a small “tube” with connections at either end, along with a slim backlit remote control. It can easily deal with every streaming app under the sun, including Kayo and Foxtel. 

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