Watching AFL on a TV without foxtel


#1

I’ve always just watched the footy on an IPad AFL season pass, was a barely acceptable workaround for a while. However now with the reduction to 5inch ish display it’s not worth it anymore. So I cancelled my AFL season pass before it updated and am looking for an alternative solution.

I’m wondering if anybody has a way I can do a workaround so I don’t have to buy Foxtel. I refuse to pay for those monopolistic gouging ■■■■■■■■.

I’m not against doing streaming or anything just never known/bothered to look how to for AFL.

Happy for people to PM if they are worried about posting sketchy workarounds.


#2

There’s ways a few streams running around(which I will be looking into), agreed it’s ■■■■ as that ■■■■■ with what I used to do too.


#3

As a Telstra customer I get the AFL season pass.
Was fine until they reduced the size of the vision.
It’s farking useless.
And I now get no vision of the game on my Android digital box when I used to be able to access it.
All that money spent going to NFL Superbowls and seeing how other competitions are run has been just as useless.
The AFL really need to stop handing over ownership of how the game is broadcast through their app.

Then again…
The only time I used it was when the Essendon game wasn’t on free to air or the last quarter of the Saturday night game so I guess I aren’t exactly their target audience.


#4

Been trying to hunt down a solution to this also.

Putting aside the streaming websites that have been mentioned in other threads. (I don’t have any links on hand, others may want to contribute this).

I have discovered a way of watching AFL Live full screen on desktop. With all of the controversy of the pathetic AFL app on iPad showing iPhone size footage, a clever fuka (technical term) has released a plugin for Kodi.

So yes, you’ll need a little knowledge of computers (or at very least be able to follow instructions). Install Kodi on your desktop (just do a google search).

Then install inside kodi the AU catchup TV plugin. In there (yes there are step by step instructions) you can add AFL Live app and others like abc catch up, sbs, channel 7 etc.

Now to be able to watch the AFL Live app, its just like using the iPad app, you need an account and pay for the match. The benefit obviously is to 1, watch on a big screen/monitor, 2, push/airplay to your bigscreen TV (yet to test personally).

I am also yet to try this with a live match as I only installed all this yesterday, however I tested a replay of our first JTL game and the quality was excellent on a 27" 5k imac.

links:
Link to the AFL live plugin:
andybotting.com/afl-plugins-for-xbmc
Catch-up TV AU repository for XBMC/Kodi:
https://github.com/xbmc-catchuptv-au/repo
Kodi:
https://kodi.tv/download/

UPDATE Tested airplay to appletv, it works. Audio synced with the video, there was some frame drop though. I’m not sure if that was a airplay issue or a streaming issue. I’m thinking more airplay as I didn’t notice such frame drops on the desktop.

Next step is to test a live game.


#5

Anybody with a streaming link and setup would be greatly appreciated!!


#6
Been trying to hunt down a solution to this also.

Putting aside the streaming websites that have been mentioned in other threads. (I don’t have any links on hand, others may want to contribute this).

I have discovered a way of watching AFL Live full screen on desktop. With all of the controversy of the pathetic AFL app on iPad showing iPhone size footage, a clever fuka (technical term) has released a plugin for Kodi.

So yes, you’ll need a little knowledge of computers (or at very least be able to follow instructions). Install Kodi on your desktop (just do a google search).

Then install inside kodi the AU catchup TV plugin. In there (yes there are step by step instructions) you can add AFL Live app and others like abc catch up, sbs, channel 7 etc.

Now to be able to watch the AFL Live app, its just like using the iPad app, you need an account and pay for the match. The benefit obviously is to 1, watch on a big screen/monitor, 2, push/airplay to your bigscreen TV (yet to test personally).

I am also yet to try this with a live match as I only installed all this yesterday, however I tested a replay of our first JTL game and the quality was excellent on a 27" 5k imac.

links:
Link to the AFL live plugin:
andybotting.com/afl-plugins-for-xbmc
Catch-up TV AU repository for XBMC/Kodi:
https://github.com/xbmc-catchuptv-au/repo
Kodi:
https://kodi.tv/download/

Great write up TB. I’m trying a similar setup although the only hitch I have at the moment is that the live games are only available on the phone that has redeemed the Telstra free pass. Apparently cross platform viewing or linking the live pass to the afl account will come before the real season. Happy to be corrected on this one. :slight_smile:

https://crowdsupport.telstra.com.au/t5/AFL-Live/Unable-to-watch-AFL-Replays/td-p/650528


#7

Could you used to watch the games on foxtel go?


#8

Last year you couldn’t stream AFL to foxtel go on mobile. ■■■■■■ if i know whats the go now.


#9
Could you used to watch the games on foxtel go?

Not unless you have a Foxtel subscription


#10

Full screen video on an android phone can be chromecast to tv where it will be full screen. It’s SD or less.

Of course this breaches the terms & conditions of the afl live app but it’s useful to know these things for other video.


#11
Full screen video on an android phone can be chromecast to tv where it will be full screen. It's SD or less.

Of course this breaches the terms & conditions of the afl live app but it’s useful to know these things for other video.

It’s pretty bad quality on a 50". Almost unwatchable, but not quite.


#12

I have a telstra phone and I was told that I could not watch it on my iPad. My ipad has no data plan it just goes off the school’s wifi and my home wifi. Turns out I had to link my iPad to my phone via a hotspot and it has connected. I was trying to watch our game last week and it just cut out part the way though the final quarter (when we were still in front I think). By the time I got it all going I think it was just a small video on the iPad ie phone sized view.

I assume you cannot watch the footy through the Channel 7 app? Although if you can, I suspect it will only work on the games seven is covering and not necessarily the ones you may want to watch, perhaps you could pick up a game shown interstate through Mate though? That might be handy.


#13

I found a way to watch Foxtel games, for free, in HD, on big screen TV’s.

I walk 100m to the local sports club, buy a beer and sit at the bar.


#14
I found a way to watch Foxtel games, for free, in HD, on big screen TV's.

I walk 100m to the local sports club, buy a beer and sit at the bar.

It’s what I used to do before poxtel.


#15

Crownbet the offical wagering partner and sponsor of the AFL- advertising every game for IOS and Android ( eligibility conditions apply).
With the decline in Seven free to air, whatever happened to anti-siphoning rules re major sports?
Good work there Vlad and Gill, no conflict of interest nothing to see there …


#16
Crownbet the offical wagering partner and sponsor of the AFL- advertising every game for IOS and Android ( eligibility conditions apply). With the decline in Seven free to air, whatever happened to anti-siphoning rules re major sports? Good work there Vlad and Gill, no conflict of interest nothing to see there .....

Lol. Like changing the company that does all the GPS data from one everyone was happy with, to Champion Data, 49% AFL owned.


#17
Crownbet the offical wagering partner and sponsor of the AFL- advertising every game for IOS and Android ( eligibility conditions apply). With the decline in Seven free to air, whatever happened to anti-siphoning rules re major sports? Good work there Vlad and Gill, no conflict of interest nothing to see there .....
can someone sign up and let me know if you can stream live games to a tv.

Thanks


#18

Don’t ask me, apart from the gambling issue, no way am I going to contribute to Vlad’ s salary or bonus.


#19
I have a telstra phone and I was told that I could not watch it on my iPad. My ipad has no data plan it just goes off the school's wifi and my home wifi. Turns out I had to link my iPad to my phone via a hotspot and it has connected. I was trying to watch our game last week and it just cut out part the way though the final quarter (when we were still in front I think). By the time I got it all going I think it was just a small video on the iPad ie phone sized view.

I assume you cannot watch the footy through the Channel 7 app? Although if you can, I suspect it will only work on the games seven is covering and not necessarily the ones you may want to watch, perhaps you could pick up a game shown interstate through Mate though? That might be handy.

The ACCC is approachable on such issues - user friendly site


#20
I have a telstra phone and I was told that I could not watch it on my iPad. My ipad has no data plan it just goes off the school's wifi and my home wifi. Turns out I had to link my iPad to my phone via a hotspot and it has connected. I was trying to watch our game last week and it just cut out part the way though the final quarter (when we were still in front I think). By the time I got it all going I think it was just a small video on the iPad ie phone sized view.

I assume you cannot watch the footy through the Channel 7 app? Although if you can, I suspect it will only work on the games seven is covering and not necessarily the ones you may want to watch, perhaps you could pick up a game shown interstate through Mate though? That might be handy.

The ACCC is approachable on such issues - user friendly site

ACCC is the weakest organisation/watchdog there is. And their lawyers aren’t too bright either (assuming they still use the same firm)