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Telstra kicks off AFL season with mobile, tablet app

Australian Football League (AFL) fans can stay in touch with the footy action on their smartphone or tablet with the release of an AFL Live Official app.

While the app has been developed by Telstra, it is available to Optus and Vodafone customers. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play marketplaces.

The app provides fans with live match radio stations, match highlights, live scores, statistics and player positions as well as live official AFL expert commentary.

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AFL fans also have the option of a monthly subscription for $14.99 or a season pass for $89.99. This will give them access to a live video stream of every 2013 Toyota AFL Premiership season, finals and 2013 NAB Cup games.

Telstra Media executive director J-B Rousselot said the introduction of a carrier agnostic app was due to customer feedback.

"Everything from live game streaming and official AFL game commentary to breaking news, scores and stats is within reach for more Australians, while fans in New Zealand can enjoy live game streaming for the first time," he said in a statement.

In addition, customers also have access to Wi-Fi capability and multi device porting of subscriptions for the first time.

"We listened to our customers and found these are the two features that fans have wanted the most," he said.

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