The 2023 AFL season is here! The season will run from March 16 until September 30, comprising a new 23-game home-and-away season, the most in league history, followed by the finals series featuring the top eight clubs. Rivals Richmond and Carlton will open the season at the MCG, but other traditional showdowns will be spread across the key states.
If you’re a footy fan living or traveling overseas, don’t worry; it’s easy to watch AFL games from anywhere. Read on to find out how to get your AFL live stream in buffer-free HD.
How to stream AFL games
You can stream AFL games in just a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a VPN location in Australia.
- Check the schedule of the broadcaster, like Channel 7, Foxtel, or Kayo Sports, and confirm what time the game starts in your location.
- Tune in and enjoy!
Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
Where to watch AFL live games
You can stream the 2023 AFL Season using any of the following streaming services:
Channel 7 is the official free-to-air broadcaster of the AFL and shows up to four games per round.
Cost: 7Plus is free, so you can stream AFL games at no cost.
Kayo Sports is an Australian sports streaming service and will broadcast every game of the 2023 AFL and AFLW season.
Cost: New customers can get a 14-day free trial with Kayo Sports. After that, the Basic plan is 25 AUD/month, and the Premium plan is 35 AUD/month.
Watch AFL offers live streams and on-demand replays of AFL games to viewers outside Australia. You can purchase the subscription service from anywhere, but content can only be viewed outside Australia. Download the app from either the App Store or Google Play.
Cost: A weekly subscription is 20 AUD/week, a monthly subscription is 39 AUD/month, and a 12-month subscription is 199 AUD/year.
FOX FOOTY is a subscription channel available through Foxtel and Optus Television. You can watch all the AFLW games live here and all AFL games barring the Grand Final, which will be a delayed broadcast. FOX FOOTY is also available on Kayo Sports.
Cost: It’s not possible to subscribe to FOX FOOTY independently.
If you’re in Australia you can sign up for a subscription with Foxtel Now or Foxtel iQ4 and watch FOX FOOTY 24/7—you’ll need to get the base pack and add the Sport pack to your subscription.
Cost: New customers can get a 10-day free trial with Foxtel Now. After that, packages start at 54 AUD/month for three months. Foxtel iQ4 packages start at 59 AUD/month for a 12-month package.
2023 AFL fixtures
|Thursday, March 16||Network||Time|
|Richmond vs. Carlton||7:20 p.m. (GMT+11)|
|Friday, March 17|
|Geelong Cats vs. Collingwood||7:40 p.m. (GMT+11)|
|Saturday, March 18|
|North Melbourne vs. West Coast Eagles||1:45 p.m. (GMT+11)|
|Port Adelaide vs. Brisbane Lions||4:05 p.m. (GMT+10:30)|
|Melbourne vs. Western Bulldogs||7:25 p.m. (GMT+11)|
|Gold Coast SUNS vs. Sydney Swans||7:00pm (GMT+10)|
|Sunday, March 19|
|GWS Giants vs. Adelaide Crows||1:10 p.m. (GMT+11)|
|Hawthorn vs. Essendon||3:20 p.m. (GMT+11)|
|St Kilda vs. Fremantle||4:40 p.m. (GMT+11)|
Watch AFL highlights on YouTube
Check out the official AFL YouTube channel for game highlights, recaps, and interviews with AFL and AFLW players and coaches.
Download the AFL Live Official App
The AFL Live Official App no longer offers live streams of games, but you can listen to the live radio broadcast and watch replays on-demand to your heart’s content. You can download the AFL Live Official App from either the App Store or Google Play. You can also test out AFL On Demand BETA—a new video streaming service that’s in development. You won’t be able to watch live games, but it’s free and available everywhere.
Who won the AFL Grand Final 2022?
|Saturday 24 September||Network||Time AEST||Winner|
|Geelong Cats vs. Sydney Swans||Channel 7/Fox Footy||2:30 p.m.||Geelong Cats (133) – Sydney Swans (52)|
Australian Football League Women’s Competition (AFLW)
The next AFLW season will start in December 2023, to avoid overlap with AFL games. Four new clubs will be introduced too, bringing it in line with the AFL clubs.
Is Aussie Rules the same as AFL?
Aussie Rules, or Australian Football, is the name of the national football game played in Australia. Mostly referred to as “footy,” Aussie Rules has been played since around 1858. AFL refers to the Australian Football League, the sport’s governing body.
Is AFL better than NFL?
Definitely! In all seriousness, it depends where you’re from and who you ask. AFL players are renowned for their fitness due to the demands of the game. Although there are different positions, all players need aerobic endurance, strength, speed, and agility.
Is AFL the same as rugby?
Haha, nope. Both sports involve an oval-shaped ball and two teams, but that’s where the similarity ends. AFL is a much more free-flowing game, as players move around the field largely unrestricted. The goal (ahem) is to kick the ball between the two middle posts of your team’s end of the field.
FAQ for streaming AFL
Can I stream AFL on my computer?
Can I stream AFL on my phone or tablet?
Where can I stream this week’s games?
Check out the event-specific information at the top of this page, which will always list the date, time, and streaming platforms available to watch the games.
To watch AFL, simply follow these steps:
1. Get ExpressVPN
2. Connect to a server location in the country of your preferred broadcaster
3. Log in to your preferred streaming services (such as 7Plus or Kayo Sports)
4. Tune in to the games live!
How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
-With the native app for a smart TV, Android TV device, or other streaming device
-By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
-By mirroring or casting wirelessly to your TV or streaming device from your computer or mobile device
-By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
-With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as Apple TV or gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN. (Note that by connecting your Apple TV or gaming console to a router, you can get the best of both worlds!)
For more information on all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your big-screen TV, click here or contact a 24/7 Support agent for step-by-step instructions.
I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow
If your internet speed is slow or your streaming seems to lag, there are a few possible reasons:
-The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
-Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
-Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
-Slow internet connection speed at your location
-Your device type and processing power
Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:
-Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
-Connect to a different VPN server location
-Change your VPN protocol
If you try each of the above and are still experiencing issues with your streaming speed, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team 24/7 and someone will be with you in seconds.
What other streaming services can I watch with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN works seamlessly with all the most popular streaming apps from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds). If you want to watch your favorite team from anywhere—even while traveling or on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi—ExpressVPN is a great way to enhance your sports streaming experience.