How to watch the 2021 AFL season

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While AFL might be a mystery to some, there are plenty of us who can’t wait for the first bounce on matchdays. When it comes to finding out where to catch every pass, kick, tackle and goal, supporters have lots of choice, but which ones are worth tuning in for? In this guide, Canstar Blue looks at where you can access live matches, replays and extras to get your full AFL fix.

How to watch the AFL

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AFL games are available to stream on both Kayo and Foxtel, with the official AFL app and Channel 7 on free-to-air TV also offering a number of coverage options. If you’re looking to catch every game of the season, Kayo may be your best option, with both live and on-demand replays of all games, including the Grand Final, available.

AFL on Kayo

Offering live coverage and replays of every match from every round in the regular AFL season, Kayo also has fans covered when it comes to the Finals, including both live and delayed replay of the big day. However, if you’re big on all things AFL, Kayo might be the best option for you, covering all matches of the AFLW, the AAMI Community Series, coverage of the NAB Rising Star Award Ceremony and the AFL Draft.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $25 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Premium Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 3 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $35 over 1 month

3No. of Screens /same time viewing $35
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
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Telstra Exclusive Offer – Basic Subscription

  • Special Offer: Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 months
  • Available to Telstra customers only. T&Cs Apply
  • Stream over 50 sports, Live & On Demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time – Add up to 5 profiles

min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $25/mth

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25$15
Advertised Cost/month
Get Offeron Telstra’s website

AFL on Foxtel

Broadcasting on Fox Footy (channel 504) or Fox Sports (channel 503), Foxtel provides live streams and on-demand coverage of every game of the regular season, with all finals – except for the Grand Final. Foxtel is also home to a number of AFL talk shows and commentary to keep you up to date on all things footy, making it a handy option for those both new to the AFL or those who have been following for years.

AFL on Telstra & AFL Live Pass

Previously a handy go-to option for Telstra customers, there has been recent changes to Telstra Live Pass offers, with Live Pass no longer available through the official AFL app. However, Telstra Live Pass members can sign up to Kayo for a discount, with the official AFL app still offering plenty of coverage in terms of highlights, score updates and commentary.

AFL on Channel 7

A free-to-air option, Channel 7 has secured part of the coverage for the AFL season, including all play-off matches and the Grand Final. Channel 7 will broadcast multiple games per week, with games shown on either Channel 7 or 7mate, although this will be dependent on which state you’re watching from.

  • If you want to catch your team in action, be sure to check your local TV guides so that you don’t miss a second of play. But you’ll have to put up with the TV ads.

AFL on Radio

If you can’t make it to your spot in front of the TV, AFL matches are also available on radio, although which station you’ll need to will be dependent on your state and local network. If you’re not sure what to set your radio to, the official AFL website lists all broadcasting rights for each state, making it easier for you to catch all the action.

How to watch the 2021 AFL Grand Final

The 2021 AFL Grand Final is expected to be played at the MCG on Saturday, September 25, with times to be locked in closer to gameday. Channel 7 will have the live broadcast, while you’ll be able to catch a full on-demand replay from Kayo once the final whistle blows, ideal for when you can’t make it to the couch in time.


Images: AFL.com

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