This Saturday, AFL fanatics around the country will be cheering on as the 2018 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, online or overseas!
The AFL 2018 Grand Final is about to kick off between the West Coast Eagles and Collingwood. If you're stuck at work this weekend 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.
AFL Grand Start Time, And Who's Playing
The 2018 AFL Grand Final will start at 2.30pm (AEST) on Saturday, September 29 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The two teams that have made it to the final are the West Coast Eagles and Collingwood.
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 AEST.
How To Watch The 2018 AFL Grand Final Online
One of the best options is Kayo Sports - a new online sporting platform from Foxtel. Kayo Sports will be streaming every game of the season live. You will also get all the analysis, commentary and review shows that comes with the Fox Footy package.
Best of all, it's a cinch to watch to your TV - simply plug in your laptop via HDMI or beam through a Google Chromecast. (You can also watch it via your phone or tablet if you're that way inclined.)
You can currently sign up for a free two week Kayo trial. After that, prices start at $25 per month. However, for a limited time, Foxtel is offering two months on a basic plan for just $5! This offer is available to new and returning customers. To get the deal, use the discount code 'TLSTFF' during the signup process.
How To Watch The 2018 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. The easiest solution is to sign up to Watch AFL which has a range of subscription plans available.
You could also 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 2018 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 2018 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!