Following years and years of planning, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) has successfully launched.

The first round of games launched on Saturday (February 9th) and Sunday with many keen American Football fans in the UK missing out on the action because they had no idea how to watch it.

Fortunately, the competition runs until April… here’s everything you need to know!

TEMPE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 10: Fans of the Arizona Hotshots cheer during the Alliance of American Football game against the Salt Lake Stallions at Sun Devil Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/AAF/Getty Images)

The Alliance of American Football League

The AAF League was set up to fill the void of American football in spring, with the NFL coming to a close in the first week of February following the result of the Super Bowl.

There will be 40 regular season games carried out over 10 weeks in the AAF, leading up to the final ‘Championship game’ on April 27th, in Las Vegas.

The competition has been dubbed an ‘up-tempo slimline style of football’ and features the following eight teams; San Diego Fleet, San Antonio Commanders, Atlanta Legends, Orlando Apollos, Memphis Express, Birmingham Iron, Salt Lake Stallions, Arizona Hotshots.

How to Watch AAF in the UK – Live and Free!

To watch the games, all you need is the Alliance of American Football mobile app.

You can download the app for free from the UK from the iTunes store or Google Play.

The app states that “most games are live streamed on our app”.

TEMPE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 10: Quarterback Josh Woodrum #6 and wide receiver Kenny Bell #80 of the Salt Lake Stallions before the Alliance of American Football game at Sun Devil Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/AAF/Getty Images)

How to Watch AAF Highlights and Reruns

For full coverage of the AAF, including top 10 plays of the league and 7-10 minute match highlights, you can subscribe to YouTube channel AAF Zone.

As a YouTube channel, all of the coverage is free to watch.

Likewise, YouTube channel DofuStream upload full 3-hour re-runs of most matches.

How to Watch AAF Online

There are five USA partners who broadcast every game live: CBS, CBS Sports Network, NFL Network, Turner and B/R Live.

For UK viewers, this means staying up until around 3 am and needing a VPN tool to access the US-only websites.

However, if you’re that crackers about American football then you can follow our easy guide on how to access American websites from the UK below.

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