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Where to watch AFLW online: Your complete 2022 guide

The AFL Women's competition is back, bigger and better than ever. You don't have to miss a kick.

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The AFLW is back for its sixth campaign, with all 14 teams returning for another crack at the premiership. After the 2020 competition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Brisbane Lions took out their first flag in 2021.

This is all the information you need on the 2022 AFLW campaign.

This week's fixture

Round Date Match Kick-off (AEST) Watch
Grand Final Saturday, 9 April Adelaide Crows vs Melbourne Demons 12:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFLW.Womens.afl, 7mate

Where to Watch AFLW in 2022

You have a range of options for watching AFLW this season. You can watch some matches on Channel 7, while Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports and the AFLW app show every match each week. The details are below.

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Watch AFLW on Channel 7

Channel 7 has access to a select number of live games that vary per round and depending on which state you are in. They will be shown across the main 7 channel, 7TWO and 7mate. You can also watch via its streaming app 7plus. This year's finals series will also be shown on 7.

Stream AFLW via Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports shows every game live and in HD and offers great value for money for all sports fans. It provides access to all the content in HD from Foxtel's sport channels and delivers it with a host of excellent sport-specific features. This includes SplitView, Kayo Minis, Key Moments Timeline and more.

The Basic plan allows for 2 simultaneous streams, while the Premium plan allows for 3. It's a streaming-only experience and also offers a 14-day free trial. For this season's AFLW, it is showing 7 live games a week.

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Stream AFLW on Foxtel Now

This is a jack-of-all-trades service for Foxtel. It acts as a streaming alternative to Foxtel iQ, but it does allow for a set-top box should you want it (at an additional $99 cost). Foxtel Now provides access to all the sports channels in HD. However, you don't get the features of Kayo Sports and you need to buy the Entertainment pack before you can buy the Sport pack, pushing the price up.

At a minimum you'll be spending $54/month, but you can at least utilise the 10-day free trial.

Watch AFLW on Foxtel iQ

The premium iQ range follows Foxtel Now's requirements for needing the Entertainment pack to access the Sports HD pack (all channels). This is the traditional cable TV service, with a box that must be installed in your home, too.

The box means you can record content and where applicable, it can handle 4K resolution experiences. It comes partnered with the Foxtel GO app that allows you to stream your subscribed channels to various devices at no extra cost.

AFLW Official App

Also available for free is the AFLW Official App. The app is robust, with statistics, lots of information and every game of the season broadcast live. If you are a Telstra customer, it's also data-free. The downsides are that it doesn't have the viewing features or additional content (talk shows, pre- and post-match shows, highlights) of Foxtel and Kayo Sports.

You only get AFLW, not the men's AFL or any other sport. You can also watch all games on the official womens.afl website.

How does the AFLW conference system work?

The league scrapped the previously contentious 2-conference format last year and now has 1 ladder for the new campaign. Each team will play 10 matches in an extended 10-round regular season.

For the finals, the top 6 teams qualify. A 3-week finals series will be held, with 2 elimination finals, 2 preliminary finals and then the grand final. The date is still to be determined.

AFLW Teams 2022

Once again this season, Adelaide, Brisbane, Carlton, Collingwood, Fremantle, Geelong, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Richmond, St Kilda, West Coast and Western Bulldogs will compete.

Next season will bring further expansion, with Sydney Swans, Essendon, Port Adelaide and Hawthorn entering teams.

AFLW fixtures

This year AFLW teams will play 10 matches each from January to April. After that there are 3 weeks of finals. You can see the full AFLW schedule here.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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