Channel 7 smashed over quality of AFL grand final as fans experience crashes and delays on footy’s biggest day: ‘7Plus is the North Melbourne of the streaming game’

Channel 7 has been lashed by footy fans on AFL Grand Final with viewers forced to ensure crashes, delays and buffering on the broadcaster’s streaming service 7PLUS.

The broadcaster has the exclusive rights to the decider between Brisbane Lions and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG.

However fans choosing to stream the game on the 7PLUS platform have reported crashes, delays and extended buffering periods – even with high speed internet connections.  

Footy fans have complained about the quality of Channel 7’s streaming service 7PLUS for the AFL Grand Final

‘7plus is SO delayed,’ one fan complained.

‘7Plus is the North Melbourne of the streaming game. What the fudge guys?! I can’t load the biggest sporting event of the year on my phone,’ posted another.

‘Wild that it’s 2023, I’m on a 250Mbps wired connection, and the 7plus app is still so bad I can’t actually see the ball.’

Some supporters have abandoned the platform completely. 

‘Okay 7plus, time for me to watch the game as God intended. On the AFL score update page,’ posted one fed-up supporter.

Others pointed out that the 7PLUS platform was working fine, it was only the AFL coverage that was crashing.

‘It’s not like 7plus is down because I can absolutely watch Million Dollar Listing,’ posted one irate supporter.

And many pointed out that this is not the first time the Channel 7 streaming platform has left them down, after the FIFA Women’s World Cup broadcast was also riddled with issues.

‘The @7plus site is so awful. I couldn’t stream the World Cup and I can’t stream the Grand Final. Pathetic,’ posted one supporter.