The 2018 AFL Finals series kicks off September 7, 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 2018 Preview
The 2018 AFL Finals will run over four weeks, commencing on September 7 and culminating in the Grand Final on September 29. 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 122nd 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.
The Richmond Tigers, last year’s Premiership winners, will head into the finals as comfortable favourites, and having finished on top they will have the opportunity to advance through and win their second consecutive Grand Final without having to leave the MCG. The West Coast Eagles, in second, also appear well placed, but there are plenty of high quality teams nipping at their heels. Fourth on the ladder despite a revamped roster, the Hawthorn Hawks have hit their best form at the right time of the season, while the likes of Collingwood, Sydney and the Geelong Cats can match it with anyone on their day.
Sports Streaming Plans
Watch the AFL Finals Live Overseas
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 ($17 USD), yearly ($149 USD), or you can simply buy a finals series pass ($60 USD) 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’sbest 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 $17 USD. For those who will be overseas for the entirety of the finals series, the finals series pass at $60 USD 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 $149 USD will last all the way through to the 2019 Finals series if purchased now.