September 24, 2022 By Vaseline

How do you view the 2022 Grand Final? AFL Broadcasting and Live Streaming Guide

That AFL Grand Finals 2022 between Geelong cats and Sydney swans features for the first time since 2017 the two winners of the qualifiers from Week 1 of the finals and is a fitting conclusion to a memorable season.

We’ve got all the info you need to watch the game on TV or live stream it from your device so you don’t miss any of the MCG’s action.

After two consecutive seasons away from Melbourne due to the COVID-19 event, the biggest game on the football calendar is returning to its traditional home of the MCG – and its traditional Saturday afternoon time slot.

Here’s everything you need to catch the game via livestream, TV or radio ahead of the first airtime this afternoon at 2:30pm (AEST).

How to live stream the AFL grand final online
Channel Seven’s streaming service, 7plus, is your main option for live streaming the 2022 AFL Grand Final – although like the Brownlow Medal, it will only be available on select devices.

If you have a Telstra TV, Samsung Tizen (version 2016 or higher), Fetch TV, Apple TV, Playstation 4 or 5, Android TV, Google TV or LG TV you can watch the game provided you have the 7plus app downloaded and set up a free account.

This means that neither the 7plus website nor the 7plus apps for iOS or Android will show the match. It will also not be available on Chromecast devices.

For mobile users, the AFL Live app will have a stream available to watch from 1:30pm AEST after a deal was struck last year that would allow the league to live stream its own product.

To access the stream, simply download the AFL app, click on the appropriate link and start streaming! The AFL firmly believes the service will be live and free for all users, so any issues that arise could be an internet issue or, god forbid, a system overload. We’ll keep you posted if we have any news about stream issues.

However, This live stream will NOT be available on the AFL websiteso you need a tablet or phone, not a laptop, to stream the game.

If you have access to any of the above devices, just open the relevant app, create a free account or sign in with your details and watch the game at your leisure. If not…you need to find a place with a working antenna and free-to-air TV access to watch the game live.

The usual streaming services Foxtel Go and Kayo do not show the grand finale live, but both show reruns in the hours after the final siren.

Kayo subscribers can watch replays of the big game on-demand starting at 6pm (AEST) and then continuously throughout the night and Sunday morning.

If you are abroad and want to watch the game, Watch AFL is the best for you. A Grand Final Pass is available for AUD$40 which allows you to watch the game for one month (30 days) after signing up. while they also have season and finale options if you want to capture all the action for the 2022 season as well.

How to watch the AFL finals on TV
For the eleventh year in a row, Channel 7 is your only way to watch the grand final live on TV.

Their coverage of the big day begins at 9:00am (AEST) and continues until 6:00pm (AEST).

It includes the preview of the big day leading up to the game, all of the entertainment at the MCG, the game itself and the awards ceremonies afterwards.

As with your streaming options, Fox Footy will not be streaming the grand finals live on its channel. They will, however, provide their own comprehensive pre-match coverage of the big game, beginning with a longest-kick contest at 11am (AEST). They will also show replays from 6pm (AEST) assuming the game is over.

Here’s how to hear the AFL grand finale on the radio
Can’t reach the TV or just want to hear the big game on the radio? You have four channels to choose from: 3AW, ABC Grandstand, Triple M and SEN will broadcast the grand finale live, including pre- and post-game coverage.

Be sure to check your local frequencies to tune into any of these stations. All stations are also available through their respective websites and apps and are free.

Still looking for options? Don’t worry: Here at the roarwe’ll keep you updated on all the action, talking points and memorable moments from the AFL’s biggest day.