Watch and Stream AFL in Australia
AFL footy is easily one of the most-watched sports in Australia, attracting millions of viewers every round on the lead up to the Grand Final. There are now several ways in which you can get your dose of weekly action, across both free to air and Pay TV, in Australia, all of which we are going to explore in this guide.
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Stream AFL Live in Australia
The 2021 AFL season is now in full swing, with teams in Victoria now able to fulfil their home fixtures and the Grand Final set to return to the MCG in October. Richmond Tigers are the defending champions and this year are out to make it three Premiership titles in a row.
This season’s men’s competition will run from March to September across 23 rounds before the finals. The women’s competition kicked off in January and will end with the Grand Final in April, with Adelaide the current reigning champions.
How to Watch AFL in Australia
There are several ways to get your daily dose of AFL and AFLW in Australia, and here we go through all of those options, all of which you can try out for free! From Foxtel and Kayo to Seven and Telstra, get the low down of which games you can watch live now below.
Watch AFL on Foxtel
Foxtel is unquestionably the home of AFL in Australia, thanks to their dedicated channel, Fox Footy. Not only can you watch every game from every round of the AFL and AFLW seasons, but you also get access to shows like AFL 360, Fox Footy Live and AFL Tonight.
Foxtel’s AFL coverage is headed by the likes of Garry Lyon, Sarah Jones, Kelli Underwood, Kath Loughnan, and Eddie Betts. If you don’t like the idea of a satellite installation, you may want to check out Foxtel Now’s 10 day Free trial offer.
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Kayo Sports 14-day Free Trial
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Kayo from Telstra $5/mth
Stream AFL on Kayo Sports
If you like the idea of accessing all of Foxtel’s sports channels, including Fox Footy, without the need for a long term contract, then Kayo Sports is made for you. The sports streaming service will also give you access to every game from every round Live with no ad-breaks during play.
Kayo currently offer a free 14 day trial so that you can sample a whole two weeks of AFL on a wide range of devices including PCs, Smart TVs, Games Consoles, Tablets and Mobile Phones. Basic $25/month (watch on two devices) or Standard $35/month packages are optional thereafter, which you are free to cancel at any time.
There’s also a number of great features on Kayo, such as the No Spoilers feature, which hides results of a game you plan to watch later on demand. Split View will also be handy for AFL fans who want to watch multiple games (or sports) at the same time. For example, you can have AFL and AFLW games live on one screen so you never miss a key moment of the action.
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Stream on Kayo from Telstra
Alternatively, you can watch AFL on Kayo Sports with Kayo from Telstra, a 12-month contract service that works out $10 cheaper every month over an annual period. The Basic package is reduced to $15/month, whilst the Premium option costs only $25/month. That’s a big saving for those all-year-round sports fans who love their Cricket and Motorsport as much as their Footy and League.
On top of that, customers who previously held and NRL or AFL Live Passes with Telstra can also get Kayo for as little as $5/month, an exclusive offer running until May 31st. That’s a huge saving, and a way to access the best of world-class sport.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best 2 offers for Kayo are both on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month). OR, Telstra Live Pass customers can now get Kayo for just $5 per month! Claim this before 31 May.
Watch AFL on Free To Air
The Seven Network is the official home of free to air AFL in Australia. They broadcast games per week, including the playoffs and the Grand Final at the MCG. Coverage will feel a little different this year as veteran Bruce McAvaney has stepped away from commentary duties, being replaced by Brian Taylor.
Taylor will be joined by James Brayshaw, Hamish McLachlan and Luke Darcy as the network’s lead commentators. There are also some notable names joining Seven coverage this year in the shape of Wayne Carey, Leigh Matthews, Tim Watson, Cameron Ling, Jimmy Bartel and Abbey Holmes.
Upcoming Fixtures (All Times AEST)
Here’s our full listing of upcoming Live AFL games available to watch in Australia. All fixtures are shown in AEST.
|Thu, Apr 15||St Kilda vs Richmond||LIVE: 7.20pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Fri, Apr 16||West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood||LIVE: 8.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sat, Apr 17||Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants||LIVE: 4.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Apr 17||Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns||LIVE: 4.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Apr 17||Brisbane Lions vs Essendon||LIVE: 7.25pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sat, Apr 17||Carlton vs Port Adelaide||LIVE: 7.25pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Apr 18||Adelaide Crows vs Fremantle||LIVE: 1.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Apr 18||Hawthorn vs Melbourne||LIVE: 3.20pm||Foxtel / Kayo / Seven|
|Sun, Apr 18||Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne||LIVE: 4.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Devices for streaming AFL
Here is a selection of compatible devices you can use to stream AFL, whether at home or on the go.
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.
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.
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.
You can watch AFL on your phone using either the Foxtel Go or Kayo Sports apps, which come free with respective free trials and subscriptions.
You can watch AFL live via Foxtel, Kayo Sports and Seven Network. Only three games per round are broadcast live on Seven.
All of this season’s AFL games are available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports. Kayo has a free 14 day trial for new customers that can be used during test matches.
You can stream cricket in Australia using both the Foxtel Go, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports apps, which are available via Google and Apple stores.
Yes, AFL games are available to watch on free to air with the Seven Network.
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