Kayo Basic vs Premium: what's the difference?


Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports has established itself as Australia’s number #1 sports streaming service, giving sport-mad fans unparalleled streaming options. A big part of their appeal is the Kayo free trial (14 days) which gives you access to everything they offer. Full stop.

Once your free trial is over you are left with two Kayo Sports subscription options – the Basic Plan, and the Premium Plan. But what is the difference between the two, and what perks do you get for your dollar? Well, we are going to show exactly that and more right here.

Kayo Subscription plans

When all is done and dusted, and you have fallen in love with the idea of having access to over fifty live and on demand sports in your pocket via the Kayo app or on your home TV, 24/7, you’re likely to want to keep Kayo in your life a little longer. So, with this in mind, how much does Kayo cost?

Kayo is one of the few streaming services that like to keep things simple. No bull, lets say! With two price plans and two prices, it doesn’t get much more simple. And the great thing is, there is only one difference between the two – how many devices you can stream live sport on at once!

The Basic subscription ($25 per month) allows simultaneous streams on two devices, meaning you and a friend, family member or partner can use the same account to watch whatever you like at the same time. Nice!

If your family or household is a little larger, the Kayo Premium subscription ($35 per month), allows you to stream on up to three devices and once. This is a monthly subscription, which you are free to cancel when you want. No lock in contract!

And this is where the difference stops. Simple as that. It basically works out a $10 per person to stream the Kayo app on their favourite device, in high definition. Which when you think about it, is great value.

As well as live and on demand sports, Kayo is filled to the brim with great sports shows, documentaries, live news thanks to dedicated sports channels from Fox Sports, ESPN, beIN and Sky Racing. There’s also heaps of game-changing viewing features included in both plans, no matter which one choose.

Kayo Subscription plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Basic
  • Free 14 day trial
  • Basic
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • SD or HD, stream on two devices
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $25/mth
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Premium
  • Free 14 day trial
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • SD or HD, stream on three devices
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $35/mth
$35/mth
$35 after 14 days free trial; for Premium subscription; no lock-in contracts.

How to watch Kayo Sports

The benefits well outweigh Kayo Sports‘ cost. So how do you go about watching it? Well, it’s pretty simple. All you need to do is head over to Kayo using the link below, sign up for your free trial (don’t forget to choose between Kayo Basic and Premium), and you’re done. Instant access to sports like Formula 1, BBL, Football, NRL and much more are at your disposal.

Kayo is compatible with a huge range of TVs such as Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Android TV. Thinking you’ll be watching more on the move? No problem, you can stream Kayo on PCs, tablets, mobile phones and even games consoles. All you need is a stable internet connection (or good data usage).

Watch Kayo on Telstra TV

If you have a Telstra account (mobile or broadband Telstra customer) you can get your Kayo subscription even cheaper. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, Telstra customers get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) Kayo plans. Again, there is no difference between both plans. The one difference here is that you need to subscribe to a 12-month contract, which lets’ face it, ain’t a problem for real sports fans. You can also subscribe to Kayo through your Telstra TV, or stick to the streaming app.

Best sports on Kayo

Kayo Basic

All your favourite sports are included with a Kayo subscription, this is due to the fact that you can access everything that goes out of Fox Sports. All the same sports are included with both services, meaning you get 14 channels of premium action, including Foxtel Sports channels like Fox Cricket, Fox League and Fox Footy. Check out some of the most watched sports right here.

Kayo Sports features

Watch multiple matches, hide results before you have seen games or watch super condensed highlights (Kayo Minis). Kayo is packed full of features that you will use over, and over again. Kayo’s special features include.

  • SplitView — Stream up to 4 games at once in real-time.
  • Key Moments — Jump straight to the events that changed the course of the game.
  • Kayo Minis — Mini replays bringing you all the action in a few minutes.
  • Interactive Graphics — Get detailed insight into the game with exclusive statistics.
  • No Spoilers! — Hide all scores so you can stream a replay as if it were happening live.
  • Search — Type in what you’re looking for and go straight to your favourite sports.
  • Interactive Stats — Get live analysis and key stats on the biggest sports.
  • On-demand — Match replays, popular sport docos, and other shows wherever.
  • Multiple Cameras — Watch multiple different camera feeds on demand, even on the same screen.

Kayo Sports review

Kayo Sports ticks a lot of boxes for sports fans. Check out our Kayo review to get a closer look at just why so many Australian’s consider it as the best option for live sports streaming.

Kayo Freebies

If you’re not interested in having a paid Kayo account and want to keep your credit card details to yourself, Kayo Freebies is a good introduction to the streaming platform. Each and every week Kayo gives fans the option of streaming a wide range of live sports without paying a dollar. It’s like a free to air sports pack!

Other streaming services you might like

As we are in the golden age of streaming, there has never been so many options when it comes to streaming TV and live sport. Check out some of these other providers that each offer their own unique content. There’s never been less of an excuse to watch and stream sport on live TV and also watch your favourite teams.

Compatible devices to use with Kayo

Here is a list of compatible devices for sports streaming via the Kayo app or the Kayo website.

What people are asking about Kayo Sports

  • Who Owns 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.


  • How Much Does Kayo Cost?

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.


  • How Much Data Does Kayo Use?

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.


  • What Sports are on Kayo?

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.


  • Does Kayo Work Overseas?

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.


  • Can You Get Kayo on PS4 and PS5?

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 that’s why Kayo is now supported on both PS4 and PS5.


  • How Do You Get Kayo on Apple TV?

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.


  • How Many Devices Can I Use with Kayo?

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.


  • How Do You Get Kayo on a Samsung TV?

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.


  • Does Kayo Have the Main Event Channel?

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.


  • Can You Record Kayo?

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.


  • Can You Get Kayo on Fetch TV or Xbox One?

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.


  • Can You Get Kayo on a LG Smart TV?

There’s no Kayo app for LG smart TVs just yet, though it’s possible there will be in the future. In the meantime, the best option for LG owners would be a dedicated streaming device that supports Kayo, such as the Telstra TV, the Apple TV 4 or Google’s Chromecast.


  • Does Kayo Have a TV Guide?

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.


  • How Can I Get Kayo Sports for Free?

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.


  • How Do I Cancel Kayo?

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.


  • What are the alternatives to Kayo Sports?

Kayo Sports is the most extensive sports-only streaming service in Australia. However, Foxtel has the same Fox Sports programming available as add-ons to other Foxtel subscriptions, or as part of the Foxtel HD bundle. All the Foxtel options are significantly more expensive than what Kayo has to offer.

Another player in the market is Stan Sport, which offers a more limited selection of sports including rugby union, French Open and Wimbledon tennis, and European championship football. This service is available as a $10 add-on for the Stan streaming app.


  • What’s the best way to get Kayo Sports

Getting a Kayo Sports subscription is super easy. Visit the Kayo Sports website and click the free trial button on the home page. Then select the package you want to try out and follow the steps required to register an account and submit your credit card details.


  • What video quality does Kayo Sports stream in?

Kay Sports streams in HD (high definition) video, which requires a connection of at least 7.5 Mbps. At lower bandwidth Kayo will stream at SD (standard definition) video. Currently, Foxtel is the only sports streaming Fox Sports content in 4k resolution video.


  • How is the Kayo Sports app different?

Kayo Sports may not be the first sports streaming service to make an appearance in Australia, but it is the first to customise its service around the sports viewing experience. The user interface draws on advances made by Netflix, customising the flow of programming according to your viewing history and preferences. Many of the app’s features are designed specifically with sports viewers in mind, such as the SplitView streaming option, ability to disable spoilers and integrated stats.


  • Kayo sign up: What you need to subscribe

To sign up for Kayo Sports you need three things:

  1. a valid email address
  2. a password
  3. a credit card or other valid payment method.

If you have all the above, you can head over to Kayo and sign up for a 14-day free trial immediately.


  • Kayo login: How to access your account

Once you have signed up for a free trial you can load the Kayo app or visit the Kayo website and submit your username and password to access Kayo’s content. If you hit your subscription limit for simultaneous streams you will be blocked from viewing live streams on additional devices and may encounter issues logging in to your account.


  • What TVs are Compatible with Kayo?

If you’re the owner of a Samsung smart TV made in 2017 or later, then Kayo is ready to go – just head for the Samsung app store and download the latest version of the Kayo app and you’ll be up and running in no time. HiSense smart TVs made from 2019 onwards also directly support Kayo – the app should be pre-installed in the app carousel, but if not, head into the TV’s settings and check for a firmware update. Sony Bravia TVs that run the Android TV system – most models released in 2016 and later – are ready for Kayo too; just head to the Google Play app store to download the app and get started. Split View is only available on newer (2019) Bravia models. This Android TV app can also be used on other brands of TV that use Android TV 7.0 or later, including selected models by Panasonic.


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