Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs AFL grand final: Get live stream here

Posted: 25 September 2021 10:09 am

The 2 best teams of the AFL season, the Melbourne Demons and the Western Bulldogs, are set for battle in the 2021 grand final.

Melbourne will enter Perth's Optus Stadium for Saturday's AFL grand final with a better win-loss record at the venue than opponents the Western Bulldogs. In 6 games at the ground, the Dees have won 3 and lost 3 while the Dogs have won 2 of their 6 games.

Melbourne are playing in their first grand final in 21 years and will take whatever advantage they can get as they embark on the quest to claim a first premiership since 1964. These are your streaming options.

2021 AFL grand final bounce Australian time

The 2021 AFL grand final is a twilight affair, starting at 5:15pm (local time) in Perth, Western Australia. Sunset in Perth is scheduled for 6:15pm. Opening bounce times around Australia are:

  • Adelaide – 6:45pm
  • Brisbane – 7:15pm
  • Darwin – 6:45pm
  • Hobart – 7:15pm
  • Melbourne – 7:15pm
  • Sydney – 7:15pm
  • Perth – 5:15pm

Where is the 2021 AFL grand final?

For a second consecutive year, the grand final will be played outside Victoria with Perth's Optus Stadium having the honour this year. The Gabba in Brisbane hosted the 2020 match.

How to watch the 2021 AFL grand final

The grand final is live and exclusive to Channel 7 and 7plus right across Australia. Right after the full-time siren, you can watch a full replay on Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports.

If you are a Foxtel customer, you are all set. If not, we recommend Kayo Sports, which has a range of unique special features and access to more than 50 sports in total. It also has a 14-day free trial for new customers. You can also access a 10-day free trial for Foxtel Now.

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Stream AFL grand final on 7plus

Channel 7 is making the 2021 AFL grand final available for streaming on 7plus. But there's a catch, it's only available on select connected TV, set-top box and gaming console devices.

If you have Telstra TV, Samsung Tizen (2016 and later), Fetch TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and 5, some Android TVs, Google TV and LG TV, you're in luck. It is not available on Chromecast or AirPlay and can't be replayed on 7plus.

Stream AFL grand final on Kayo Sports

You can watch Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs on delay for no cost using Kayo's 14-day free trial for new users. You can watch it as often as you like on Kayo. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.

Kayo also has a range of special features you won't find anywhere else. SplitView lets you watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers and Key Moments are also among the options.

In total Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports. It is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).

Keen to know about more sports streaming? Check out our full guide here. If you're not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.

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