A few years ago. the AFL launched a service called AFL On Demand, which provides footy fans with a wide variety of content. Recently, I decided to take a peak at it for myself and see what it is like. Think of it as the "Netflix of the AFL". While you won't get any live AFL games (those can be found on Watch AFL), highlights (in both short and long form) are included, which are uploaded shortly after the games conclude. The service is completely free, and does not require any VPN or log-ins.
Other content found on AFL On Demand includes original programs such as the Yokayi Footy show, which discusses AFL from an Indigenous viewpoint, AFL Exchange, a video podcast discussing the latest AFL news, The W Show, focusing on AFLW, and some documentaries like Unveiling An Icon , which is about former St Kilda and Western Bulldogs player Nicky Winmar and his stand against racism. Each of the clubs have their own section, however most of the content in the club section hasn't been updated in quite some time.
There are also some classic AFL games on here. Sadly, they are all in the form of highlights, although YouTube is a great source to go for classic AFL games in their entirely. Vintage highlights include every Grand Final from 2000 onwards. and a series featuring incredible comebacks in AFL history.
While I'm sure that AFL fans both young and old will enjoy the content provided on the service. I would like to potentially see full match replays added in the future, in addition to classic AFL games in full. I also would like to see the clubs produce more of their own content for the service, as I feel it will spark interest in AFL On Demand. For now, I encourage everyone to check it out.
Article last changed on Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 9:56 AM EDT