Since it launched back in 2018, Kayo Sports has become the go-to source of live and on-demand sports from Australia and across the globe. With hundreds of thousands of subscribers enjoying its high definition streaming and innovative features, at $25 a month it’s a bargain.
But thanks to a new offer from Alinta Energy, you could turn that cost per month to zero for an entire year, thanks to their new Sports Pack electricity and gas plans.
No matter where in Australia you live, the energy market has become intensely competitive, and many energy retailers have long been testing out special offers for customers to tempt them to switch. But those offers have usually just been a slight discount for a limited period, or a booklet of discount vouchers. With the Sports Pack, Alinta’s stepping things up to a new level of value.
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What is the Kayo Sports offer with Alinta Energy?
If you’re thinking about switching electricity or gas providers, Alinta’s new Sports Pack offers may tempt you simply because of the value they give to sports fans. If you’re new to Kayo Sports, this is a great way to get it and save money. Kayo Sports is normally $25 a month – so that’s effectively $75 off each quarterly energy bill for an entire year.
You get access to the Kayo Basic plan, which allows HD streaming of all their content on up to two screens at one time. As long as you remain an Alinta Energy customer on one of both of their Sports Pack plans for electricity and gas, you won’t be charged a cent for your Kayo subscription for 12 full months, a total saving of $300.
Can Existing Kayo Subscribers take up the offer?
If you’re one of the thousands of current Kayo subscribers, don’t worry – you can switch to one of the Sports Pack plans, link your existing Kayo account details and you’ll start getting 12 months of free Kayo without having to change anything. Once your first 12 months ends, you’ll simply revert to the regular Kayo subscription rate.
What to Do if You’re New to Kayo Sports
If you’re interested in Alinta’s Sports Pack plans but haven’t used Kayo Sports before, as part of the setup process you’ll be asked to create a Kayo account and provide a valid credit card during the process. However, your card won’t be charged at all for 12 months, as long as you stay with Alinta and on one or both of the Sports Pack plans.
How much will it Save you?
With all electricity and gas retailers, prices will vary widely depending on where you live, as different energy wholesalers (and state governments) determine market prices. Alinta’s offers are all designed to be excellent value, but be sure to compare the rates with what you’re currently paying. It’s very likely you’ll find Alinta’s Sports Pack to be great value, especially if you take the extra $300 saving across the first year into account. If you were already planning to be subscribed to Kayo regardless, these plans represent very real savings.
Can Existing Alinta Energy Customers Get This Offer?
Yes, even if you’re already with Alinta for electricity or gas, you can switch over the Sports Pack plan and get your free 12 months’ worth of Kayo Sports. All you need to do is give Alinta a call; they’ll give you all the details and make the switch for you if you decide it’s the right plan for you. Your supply won’t be interrupted, however the pricing of your plan will change, so be sure to compare your current pricing with the Alinta plan you’re currently on.
Should I get this Offer?
For anyone who loves their sports, Kayo has proven to be a hub of everything to do with over 50 different sporting codes around the world – and it’s not just simple live streaming of those sports either. Kayo adds features like Kayo Minis for a quick catch-up on an entire match, live statistics, Split View for multiple sports feeds on the one screen, the ability to watch any event live, delayed or later on demand, and tons of other features – if you love your sport, it’s a must (and you can read our review to find out more!)
If sports streaming is for you, getting all of Kayo absolutely free for a year by going with one of Alinta’s Sports Pack plans seems like a logical choice. But remember, do check the rates for the plans in your area and compare with your average usage and what you’re paying now.
It’s a great offer, and one to check out for anyone who’s a sports fan.
What people are asking about Kayo Sports
A company called Streamotion owns and operates Kayo, which is why you’ll occasionally see references to things like creating and managing your Streamotion account. Streamotion is a part of the Foxtel group of companies, which is how Kayo gets access to all the content from Fox Sports.
The pricing for Kayo Sports is kept very simple and straightforward. It’s either $25/month for Basic (which allows streaming on up to 2 screens at one time) or $35/month for Premium (3 screens at a time). Telstra mobile customers who choose to add Kayo to their bill can get a $10/month discount off either of those plans for the first 12 months, and any Telstra customer who’s used the free AFL or NRL app access in the past can do even better, with 12 months of Kayo Basic for only $5 per month.
While the exact amount of data you’ll use while streaming Kayo varies depending on what you’re watching and whether you’re using any of the special features (especially Split View) in general you should expect data usage to average around 3.25GB per hour. If you want to limit your data usage, you can set Kayo to stream in Standard Definition, which takes data usage down to 0.5GB per hour.
Thanks to its access to the full resources of Fox Sports as well as ESPN and beIN Sports, Kayo delivers over 30 sporting codes featuring multiple different leagues and competitions from Australia and around the world. If there’s a sport you follow, you’re almost certainly going to find it on Kayo. The 14-day free trial lets you check out the range of sports for yourself without spending a cent.
Because Kayo is the Australian licensee of the various sports that it streams from Australia and around the world, the service can’t be used from outside of Australia, even if you’re an Australian customer who’s travelling. Using a VPN to access Kayo from overseas is also not supported. Remember that as there’s no lock-in contract, you can pause your Kayo subscription if you’re heading overseas and seamlessly resume it when you return.
With a user base of nearly 3 million Australians, PlayStation 4 and its successor the PlayStation 5 are hugely popular devices not just for games, but also for streaming video. Kayo is well aware of that, and has been working on PS4 and PS5 apps for Kayo which are expected to be released soon.
The versatile Apple TV is one of Kayo’s best-supported devices, and accessing Kayo on it is as easy as heading to the App Store app on the Apple TV itself. If you then move over to the “Apps” tab, you’ll see a list of the top free apps. Find the green Kayo logo in that list, click on it, and select “INSTALL”. You then just need to run the app from the Apple TV’s main menu and follow the on-screen instructions to get started.
You can have as many compatible devices as you like set up to access your Kayo account, but the amount of them that can access Kayo at the same time depends on which Kayo plan you’re on. For Basic plan users, up to 2 devices can stream at one time; the Premium plan increases that to 3 at once.
The Kayo app for Samsung smart TVs works on all smart Samsung models released in 2017 and later. You can find it by pressing the Smart Hub button on your TV remote, then heading to the Samsung Apps tab. Find the green Kayo app icon and select Download Now. The Kayo app will then be added to your Smart Hub menu.
While the Main Event channel doesn’t always appear on Kayo, you can now order and stream events from the channel as they happen and watch them directly on Kayo. You don’t need to have a current Kayo subscription to watch. You can see what’s coming up and buy access to the events you want at Kayo Sports’ website.
No – as a streaming service, Kayo doesn’t offer a recording feature at all. But it doesn’t need to, since all sports streamed by Kayo can be watched live, on delay “as live” or watched any time after the event has finished, complete with extra features for many sporting codes. On-demand replays are generally available for several weeks after the event, though how long depends on the particular sport.
Not at this stage; there have been plans mentioned to bring Kayo to Xbox One, with the company’s current roadmap looking at a release during 2021. For Fetch TV it’s unlikely there’ll ever be a Kayo app.
Because it’s designed to be used as a service focused on sporting codes and events rather than a TV schedule, Kayo doesn’t have a regular TV guide even though it offers some live channels. Instead, there’s a “Fixtures” menu which lays out what games are on when, code-by-code, making it easy to jump straight to what you want to watch.
Aside from the free 14-day trial which gives you access to all of Kayo Sports for free, you can actually access free months of Kayo if you’re a Telstra Plus member on the Silver or Gold tiers. Silver members get one month free, while Gold members get a full three free months of full Kayo access. Check your Telstra account page for details.
If you’re done with Kayo and want to cancel, head onto the Kayo web site and make sure you’re signed in. Click the menu icon at the top right, then click on “My Account”. Scroll to the bottom of that menu and click “Cancel Subscription,” then follow the prompts.