FANS watching the AFL outside of Australia will be able to pause and rewind live footy with the introduction of the Watch AFL service.

Every match will be broadcast live and on demand, with the new service the result of a partnership between the AFL and Fox Sports.

The groundbreaking live-streaming service will be available for the NAB AFL Women's competition, the JLT Community Series and for the entirety of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said the football-related shows on Fox Sports would also be provided by Watch AFL.

"The AFL and our partner Fox Sports are thrilled that all games and Fox Footy shows will be available to our fans who live or are travelling overseas," McLachlan said.

"All our games live and on-demand, including the Toyota AFL Premiership Season and finals series, NAB AFLW and JLT Community Series, plus all the favourites that fans get to watch in Australia like AFL360, On The Couch and other great Fox Sports programming, will now be available for the first time in the new offering.

"The AFL is delighted to have such a great partner for our international rights and believe this is a great step for our fans outside Australia."

Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delany said the service would allow more international fans to be immersed in the game than previously.

"We know how passionate AFL fans are about their footy. They live and breathe the sport. That's why we will ensure AFL fans living abroad, or travelling overseas, can watch their team, every week, along with Fox Sports' award-winning AFL shows and the most loved commentary team in the business," Delany said.

"We also recognise the growing number of AFL fans around the world. The innovative new Watch AFL service will deliver AFL to more markets, across more platforms reaching more fans than ever before."

The service will be free until March 23, which is when the men's season kicks off. It can be accessed at, or with the Watch AFL app available on Android and iOS.