Review was updated on 25th July, 2019
The 2019 AFL Finals series kicks off September 6, and with the competition as close as it has ever been, it is sure to be compelling viewing. For those who will be travelling outside of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands during this time, there is still an easy and affordable way to catch all of the action, with Watch AFL providing a streaming service for fans outside of the country.
AFL Finals 2019 Preview
The 2019 AFL Finals will run over four weeks, commencing on September 6 and culminating in the Grand Final on September 28. Eight teams will make it through from the regular season, and while the top four will earn themselves a double chance, it’s a do or die situation for the rest, with a loss resulting in the end of their season. It is the 123rd season of the greatest football league in the country, and aside from a couple of teams out on top, this year is arguably closer than ever before.
Watch AFL allows footy fans outside of Australia to watch every minute of every game LIVE and ad-free, as well as providing access to all of the most important AFL shows.
Heading into the finals series four teams find themselves out on top, with the Geelong Cats, the Brisbane Lions, last year’s Premiership winners the West Coast Eagles and the Richmond Tigers looking likely to earn themselves a double chance. Historically the Grand Final winners emerge from this pack, but as the Bulldogs showed three years ago anything is possible, and with the likes of last year’s Grand Finalists in the Collingwood Magpies, the ultra-talented GWS Giants and the dangerous Port Adelaide Power looming large in the bottom half of the top eight, there are no certainties in the 2019 finals series.
Travelling abroad? Catch all the AFL action
via the Watch AFL App!
Stream each and every match of the AFL, AFLW, AFLX, and JLT Community Series live and on demand on your devices using the Watch AFL app. Weekly subscription starts at $19.00/mth, cancel anytime. Only available for subscribers outside of Australia.
What Makes Watch AFL Unique?
Watch AFL, the streaming service from Fox Sports, allows footy fans outside of Australia to watch every minute of every game LIVE and ad-free, as well as providing access to all of the most important AFL shows. The service can be paid for either weekly, yearly, or you can simply buy a finals series pass meaning you can tailor your subscription to suit your needs. If you only need access during the finals series, the finals series pass is a great value option.
Once subscribed, you’ll be in footy fan heaven, with the ability to watch the AFL Finals LIVE or on replay, as well as pause and rewind as you please. Fans can also switch off spoilers, meaning you can easily watch games on delay without seeing the scores. Outside of the games themselves, all of the FOX Footy channel’s best shows, including AFL 360 and On the Couch, will be available for viewing as soon as they’ve finished airing in Australia.
How to use the Watch AFL Pass
Subscribing is simple. Just click on the promo banner shown here, review the details and select the subscription that suits your needs. Following that, all you need to do is to create an account using your email address and enter your preferred payment method. Once you’ve done that you’ll have all the footy content you need right at your fingertips, available to access immediately.
There are a number of ways you can use your Watch AFL subscription. Perhaps the easiest while travelling is live streaming the AFL matches on your Mac or PC through the Watch AFL website, while fans with iOS and Android mobile or tablet devices can download the app and watch in that way. If you have a TV available and would prefer to watch on a bigger screen, you can do so using Google Chromecast or Apple Airplay, while those with Apple TV can also download the Watch AFL app and stream games live on their big-screen TV.
Watch AFL Pricing Options
Fans can subscribe for differing lengths of time, meaning you can optimise your subscription to suit your own needs. If you only need to catch a single match or a weekend of action, a weekly subscription will suffice and will come in at just $19 AUD. For those who will be overseas for the entirety of the finals series, the finals series pass at $85 AUD is great value and will give you access to the content until the end of November. If you’ll be regularly out of the country, a yearly pass will likely be the best value option, and at $189 AUD will last all the way through to the 2019 Finals series if purchased now.
Summary – Ideal for Those Travelling or Living Abroad
Given use of Watch AFL is restricted to those outside of Australia, it’s obviously not an appropriate purchase for the standard fan of the great national game. For those spending time overseas, however, be it extended or more brief, it’s ideal, offering lovers of the sport the opportunity to stay on top of all things AFL while they’re away. And with a number of subscription options, it’s suitable regardless of how long you’ll be out of the country.