This Saturday, AFL fanatics around the country will be cheering on as the 2019 Grand Final is decided between the GWS Giants and Richmond Tigers. 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!
When Is The AFL Final?
The 2019 AFL Grand Final will be played at the MCG on September 28.
How To Watch The AFL Grand Final On TV
Channel 7 has the broadcasting rights to the AFL in Australia. Coverage will begin from 2pm.
How To Watch The AFL Grand Final Online
Unfortunately, Channel 7’s 7Plus web app does not provide live access to AFL games. Instead, you need to download the AFL Live Official App which costs $4.99 per week, $16.99 per month or $99.99 for an annual pass.
Alternatively, there’s the Kayo Sports app which currently offers a free two-week trial. The app includes all the analysis, commentary and review shows that comes with the Fox Footy package.
There’s a very, very big caveat though – you won’t be able to watch the game live. Yup. Access will begin at 6pm AEST. Still, if you’re indisposed for whatever reason during the actual game, this is a good bet.
How To Watch The AFL Finals Overseas
If you’re living outside of Australia, Watch AFL iw probably your best bet. This grants international viewers access to every AFL game live at god knows what hour. Alternatively, you can invest in a VPN with Australian server access and watch on the aforementioned Kayo.
How To Watch The AFL Finals at the pub
If you don’t mind blowing a wad of cash on overpriced beer, a pub is a great place to watch the AFL final. You can find a nearby venue that will be showing the final by visiting the Game On Live Sports page and typing in your post code. Click here!
The subreddit r/AFL is a great community for banter and potentially for updates on the state of play. It’s usually pretty quick to the news cycle which is also beneficial. Click here!
In this weeks AFL Grand Final, a traditional Victorian team - the Richmond Tigers - will take on a plucky interstate team - the Adelaide Crows. But up until 1990, the AFL wasn't even known as the AFL - it was the Victorian Football League. With the expansion into New South Wales in 1982 and then Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia, the AFL was born. This infographic shows just how big the sport has become.Read more