This Saturday, AFL fanatics around the country will be cheering on as the 2017 Grand Final is decided. Here's everything you need to know about watching the big game live - whether it's free-to-air TV, down the pub or online.
The AFL 2017 Grand Final is about to kick off between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows. If you're stuck at work or don't have access to a TV, it's still possible to watch the match live on your tablet or smartphone with just a few clicks. Here are the links.
When Is The AFL Grand Final On, And Who's Playing?
The 2017 AFL Grand Final will start at 2.30pm (AEST) on Saturday, September 30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The two teams that have made it to the final are the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows.
How To Watch The AFL Grand Final On Free-To-air TV
The Grand Final will be broadcast on free-to-air TV on channel 7 in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Pre-game coverage will start at 11am with the match scheduled to commence at 2:30pm.
How To Watch The AFL Grand Final Online
If you're only interested in the Grand Final, grab the seven-day pass for $4.99. Otherwise, you might want to consider the 365-day pass, which will set you back $89.99. (Just be sure to subscribe on the day so you get access to next year's final too.)
If you're with Telstra, you may be able to score a free pass. Click here to see if you're eligible.
Another option is to sign up for a CrownBet membership. This gives you free access to every AFL game via the AFL Live Vision app. Simply login and click on the "WATCH LIVE" icon. Vision will begin three minutes before the advertised start time and finish shortly after the final siren. Best of all, the app is compatible with Chromecast.
There's no obligation to bet during the game, but you will need to provide CrownBet with your email, phone and home address. So you might want to set up a dummy account to be on the safe side.
How To Watch The AFL Grand Final When You're Overseas
Unfortunately, the AFL app is region locked which means you can't access the live stream outside of Australia. Your best bet is to sign up for a virtual private network (VPN) with Australian-based servers. Here are five or our VPN services. Alternatively, search around for a sports bar popular with Aussie expats: finding a live stream of the game should not be difficult in most English-speaking countries.
How to watch the AFL Grand Final on Foxtel
If you have the FOX FOOTY channel, you can watch a bunch of preliminary expert analysis in the leadup to the match. Sadly, the actual game will not be shown live as Foxtel lacks the broadcasting rights. If you're keen for the pre- and -post game coverage (which promises to be ad free), grab the Foxtel Now app - it has a free two-week trial for new members. Details here.
How To Watch The AFL Grand Final Down The Pub
If you don't mind paying through the nose for snacks and alcohol, a pub is one of the best ways to experience the AFL Grand Final short of being there. The Game On website has a list of every venue in Australia that will be showing the game live. Click here and type in your suburb or post code to find your nearest venue!
This Saturday is the biggest day on the Australian sport calendar. No, it’s not The Melbourne Cup – yes, that race stops a nation, but only for a couple of minutes – and no, it’s not State of Origin – only two states care about that. What about the Ashes? Stop it.
This Saturday is all about the AFL Grand Final. Here’s everything you need to know about Australia’s premier sporting event.