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Today I received my complimentary subscription to Watch AFL as an overseas MFC member (for those who aren’t aware, this is a fantastic subscription service that allows you to watch every game live and in replay, including the GF, but it only works outside Australia. 
 

Does anyone know what resolution it streams at?  I’ve been wondering for a few years now and can’t seem to find any info on their website.
 

I’ve bought myself a new Apple TV 4K as a Christmas present and hoping it goes up to this resolution, although for some reason I doubt it does.  
 

Merry Christmas all 🎄 

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Im pretty sure its 1080p or 720p. 

But I think they've just added a new 'download' link to the seasons' games?  Id do it before the season 2022 rolls over because you cant watch games from previous years. ( Maybe its been there all along. )

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Dang NOW they do this!? I've just returned to Australia and would've loved this deal!

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13 hours ago, Pates said:

Dang NOW they do this!? I've just returned to Australia and would've loved this deal!

Oh....sorry to break it to you but I've been doing this for a few years now.

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On 12/21/2021 at 1:58 PM, Nairobi_Demon said:

Does anyone know what resolution it streams at?  I’ve been wondering for a few years now and can’t seem to find any info on their website.

Unless I'm mistaken, it's determined by your internet speed (if in Auto mode), or limited by it if in manual mode.

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4 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Can this be watched with a VPN?

Yes it can.  (as of 2020, they might have cracked down recently), but if you're in Oz you might as well get Kayo

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On the iPad and iPhone version I can watch all games back to 2017, but on the Apple TV it only has last year and this year. 
 

I did a bit more internet sleuthing prompted by the comments above and found this on the website:


For the best quality streaming on the Watch AFL platform, you'll need a strong, consistent connection of at least 7.5Mbps. 


And according to this summary of Mbps streaming rates, a 7.5 Mbps requirement would seem to imply a HD resolution of 1080p:

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On 12/23/2021 at 3:41 AM, Hellish Inferno said:

Oh nice, I never knew this existed! (the MFC overseas memberhip that is)

It seems to be cheaper to get the membership with the complementary pass than going via the 12 month Watch AFL subscription

I wonder how much of this goes to the club?

I suspect that the club must get a pretty significant discount on the RRP for Watch AFL subscription, as they must also for tickets that they include as part of their membership packages that include admission to home and/or away games at the G. 
 

I hadn’t noticed this before, but I see there’s an $80 membership that basically gets you nothing but registration on the membership roll. I wonder if that amount is indicative of what a club would make across all membership options once the benefits are accounted for. 

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On 12/23/2021 at 12:41 AM, Hellish Inferno said:

Oh nice, I never knew this existed! (the MFC overseas memberhip that is)

It seems to be cheaper to get the membership with the complementary pass than going via the 12 month Watch AFL subscription

I wonder how much of this goes to the club?

I too was unaware of this and am grateful for it being pointed out, (yet another benefit of Demonland.) A membership and a useful saving. Definitely a win-win.

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23 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Have tried Kayo

it’s Rubbish

There has to be an alternative 

Well I guess WatchAFL would be cheaper and it's basically Foxfooty on demand.  I definitely watched it using a VPN (set to a USA location) from Australia last year - no idea about this year.  Also used it from overseas for years prior to 2020.

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On 12/24/2021 at 10:38 PM, Sir Why You Little said:

Have tried Kayo

it’s Rubbish

There has to be an alternative 

Assume your problem with Kayo is the replays which are condensed. I doubt WatchAFL is much different as the source of the replays is probably the same.

The live streams on Kayo are quite good in HD. They might add a 4k premium sub in future years. More likely if Foxtel is sold as has been mentioned by NewsCorp.

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I expect that I'll be in and out of Australia for the course of the upcoming season, though unlikely much in Melbourne bar maybe one or two matches at most. Previously had the membership-linked Watch AFL when living overseas, and am currently subscribed to Kayo while here. is there some solution where I can have constant access without forking out for both? Ideally while channelling money to the club rather than Rupert? 

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On 12/23/2021 at 2:50 AM, Fanatique Demon said:

Received my voucher for 2022. I can confirm that the subscription covers past seasons’ games from 2017.

Hi FD.    Since installing my 2022 voucher on my iPhone I've NOT been able to watch any pre 2022 replays.  Frustrating with no footy to watch for months. 
Crazy thing is, older replays have worked on my girlfriends computer (though I don't watch footy at her place)!?  
Would love to get pre 2022 replays on iPhone though.   Cheers

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11 hours ago, Skuit said:

I expect that I'll be in and out of Australia for the course of the upcoming season, though unlikely much in Melbourne bar maybe one or two matches at most. Previously had the membership-linked Watch AFL when living overseas, and am currently subscribed to Kayo while here. is there some solution where I can have constant access without forking out for both? Ideally while channelling money to the club rather than Rupert? 

Use a VPN whilst in Australia (dialed in to the Country where the subscription was joined)

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How much is OS MFC membership?

I paid for the cheap joint MCC- MFC membership. 
Now in SE Asia. 
How does the MFC offer compare to WatchAFL $39/ month?

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8 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Use a VPN whilst in Australia (dialed in to the Country where the subscription was joined)

Cheers SWYL. Are you in Thailand at the moment? I'll be passing through soon if you fancy a catch-up?

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