The AFL’s grand final will be played this Saturday, September 25, when the Melbourne Demons will compete against the Western Bulldogs in Perth. The 2021 AFL Grand Final is scheduled to take place in late October or early November.
• Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs: Saturday, September 25 at 7:15pm AEST / 5:15pm AWST (local time)
• How to watch in Australia: It will air on Channel 7 or live streamed on 7plus as a free-to-air program.
• How to watch from overseas: Watch Australian rules football
The Melbourne Demons have had a fantastic year and will play in their first grand final in 21 years on Thursday.
If you want to go back to the last time they won a grand final, you’d have to go all the way back to 1967, when they were still playing. It’s a long-standing premiership drought that could be broken tonight, and it’ll take more than just one win for them to do so.
The Western Bulldogs, on the other hand, will be aiming to make sure the fairy-tale ending does not happen. When the Dogs won their first grand final in 2016, they ended an era dating back 62 seasons.
On Saturday night, Melbourne will have just one player with a premiership experience.
The Bulldogs have won their past two matches against the Hawks, including a 24-point victory in round 11. Before that, Melbourne was 28 points up in round 11. It all comes down to which team is willing to work harder on the grand final day now that it’s here.
If you’re in Australia, the AFL grand final will be shown live on free-to-air Channel 7 and streamed live via 7plus. If you’re outside of the country, there are alternatives for you. Here’s how to follow it all happening to see who wins the prize.
How to Watch the 2021 AFL Grand Final in Australia
The only way to watch the 2017 AFL grand final live is on Channel 7. Because the Seven Network has televised rights to the AFL grand final, you may also watch it live or on-demand through 7plus, the channel’s catch-up app. This platform is available in a web browser and has apps for both Android and iOS.
The ultimate game-deciding decider will not be available on Fox Footy or Kayo until after the contest is finished when it will be shown as a replay.
How to live stream the 2021 AFL Grand Final from Anywhere
If you’re a football enthusiast who lives outside of Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Islands, don’t worry.
You can watch everything on the Watch AFL streaming service no matter where you are in the world. For the grand final, Watch AFL offers a new streaming option called the Grand Final Pass, which temporarily replaces its monthly plan for US$29 / £22 / €25 / AU$40.
The only way to get access to the streaming service is through a VPN, but it’s well worth it. The subscription can be obtained from anywhere in the world, and all of the content is region-locked.
It has every Premiership match, as well as live games that may be paused and rewound and downloaded for later viewing.
While you may watch the stream online using the website, the Watch AFL app is also available on iOS, Android, and Apple TV devices. You can even AirPlay or Google Chromecast from your desktop to your television.
If you’re outside of Australia and still want to watch the games, you’ll quickly discover that online access is geo-blocked.
You may download and use a VPN to get around this – assuming it satisfies the Ts & Cs of the broadcaster in question – provided that you follow the instructions carefully.
Use a VPN to:
1. Install a VPN and download the software: Based on our research, we recommend ExpressVPN as our top pick.
2.Log into the appropriate server location: Then, after connecting to the server in a particular country, install the VPN software and open it. Select ‘choose location’ and pick your desired city or region from the drop-down menu.
3. Visit the broadcaster’s live stream: If you’re an Aussie living abroad, there’s no need to miss out on all the action at Kayo. So just log in and stream like you were at home.
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