How to live stream and watch AFL – Television, Radio and Online
If you want an AFL live stream for the 2017 season, or are looking to follow matches on television or radio – you are in luck.
This is the ultimate guide on how to catch every match of the home-and-away series, and the finals.
Even if you don’t have Foxtel, and don’t live in an AFL-based state, you can still catch all games live during the weekend.
Here is how you can view the AFL in each state.
AFL Live stream online
One way to live stream AFL matches is to use the Foxtel Play or Foxtel Go apps which allow users to stream Foxtel channels.
Foxtel Go is available for free if you already have an existing Foxtel service. Foxtel Play is better for those who are just looking to access live-streaming services rather than have a traditional installation.
Foxtel Play has a two-week free trial available to new users, and after that costs a monthly subscription fee.
Alternatively, to stream matches in Australia, subscribe to the AFL’s Live Pass service. This service allows you to stream every match of the AFL season live via the AFL app on Android, iOS or Windows mobile devices.
An annual pass to use this service costs $89.99, alternatively, users can purchase a monthly pass at $14.99 per month, or a weekly pass at $4.99 per month. A two-week free trial is available for new customers.
If you are looking to stream matches outside Australia, the AFL’s Global Pass service provides essentially the same service as the Live Pass, but can be used outside Australia.
It’s a bit more expensive, an annual pass costs $164, the monthly pass is $28 per month, and the weekly pass is $17 per week.
The Global Pass cannot be used within Australia.
If you have Foxtel you can view every match of the season – except the Grand Final – live and in high definition, along with a range of AFL-related programming on Fox Footy including AFL 360, Bounce, League Teams, On the Couch, Open Mike, and plenty of other shows.
On free-to-air television, Channel Seven has the broadcast rights to four matches per week, but precisely with matches appear can vary from state to state.
Typically Victoria, Tasmania and Northern Territory will receive the same four matches on free-to-air television. These can vary from week to week but will usually include the Friday night match and one Saturday night match, and others.
In other states the coverage tends to suit the teams based there. South Australia will get all matches featuring Adelaide and Port Adelaide, Western Australia get all matches featuring West Coast and Fremantle, New South Wales get all matches featuring Sydney and Greater Western Sydney, and Queensland get all matches featuring Brisbane and Gold Coast.
To see which matches are being televised in your area in any given week, check the AFL Broadcast Guide for more details.
The best place to listen to each AFL match is on the official AFL app which you can download from the App Store or Google Play.
When an AFL match starts, each broadcaster is shown, and you can pick and choose which station you like. It is easy, convenient, free, and ideal for those people who like to listen to the game from their phone or tablet device.
You can also head to the official AFL website to listen to each game from the stations that offer it.
For those who like their games on the wireless, it becomes a little more confusing, as the amount of games covered varies significantly from state to state.
To see which matches are being broadcast on what stations in which areas in any given week, check the AFL Broadcast Guide for more details.
Finally you can always come here for a live blog of the action on The Roar.
We cover all games through either a blog, or live scores page, so you don’t miss a second of the action.
We’ll also have highlights from every match available afterwards on Roar TV.