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AFL live stream: How to watch the AFL season online, on TV or on radio

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If you want an AFL live stream for the 2019 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.

AFL Live stream online

The best way to live stream the AFL is arguably through Kayo Sports. Kayo is a relatively new streaming service that allows you stream any of Foxtel’s sporting content without the need to subscribe to any other pay-TV packages.

Another way to live stream AFL matches is to use Foxtel Now or the Foxtel App, which allow users to stream Foxtel channels.

The Foxtel App is available for free if you already have an existing Foxtel service. Foxtel Now is better for those who are just looking to access live-streaming services rather than have a traditional installation.

Foxtel Now 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.

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If you have a valid Foxtel TV subscription 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 which 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.

Collingwood and Hawthorn staff links arms in tribute of Phil Walsh.

Streaming overseas
Whether you’re travelling or just living overseas, the easiest way to stream AFL matches if you’re outside the country is through Watch AFL.

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Pricing for Watch AFL is as follows;

Subscription AUD USD GPB EUR
12 Months $189 $149 £125 €149
Monthly $33 $28 £22 €28
Weekly $19 $17 £13 €17
Finals series pass $79 $60 £48 €50

Radio
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.

One station which streams plenty of the footy is the ABC. You can also listen to their Grandstand coverage for free via iHeartRadio, which is available on desktop, iOS and Andriod devices.

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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.

Happy watching.

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