Cricket fans have never had it so good, with 2020 proving to be an incredible year for the great game – and the perfect year for cricket fans everywhere to discover the best way to catch the action yet. With Kayo Sports now bringing live and on-demand sport to nearly half a million Australians, it’s all you need to get set for a great summer of cricket!
Stream the 2020 Summer of Cricket Live or On Demand
Cricket remains one of the world’s biggest sports – and what a year we’ve had so far in the great game! The Cricket World Cup saw England grab their first title in front of billions of viewers around the world, and then we got to watch Australia successfully retain the Ashes in a thrilling 2019 series. With so much cricket action happening, Australian fans would’ve missed much of it because of overnight broadcasts and limited TV coverage. And with a packed summer schedule coming up for the great game, having the option to watch matches when you want has never been more crucial.
Kayo offers the most comprehensive summer of cricket coverage in Australia, delivering every Australian men’s and women’s home international, every match of the KFC BBL and rebel WBBL, plus select international matches, LIVE and On Demand. Watching on demand with Kayo, you never need to worry about tuning in late for a match or having to remember to record them. Several of the on demand replay options are unique to Kayo, and will make your cricket viewing experience far more immersive than simply watching a TV broadcast.
Catching Cricket Replays with Kayo Minis
Whether it’s the fast-paced action of the T20 games, the strategic play of the traditional one-day matches or the colour and spectacle of the Big Bash League, keeping up with everything that’s happening over the summer of cricket can be daunting. In the old days, it would mean remembering when games were being broadcast and on which channel, often missing big chunks of matches when you just couldn’t be home at the right time. Kayo Sports changes all that, offering some innovative features that enhance your cricket viewing and gives you a whole lot of options to watch the way you want, when you want.
And top of the list has to be the unique Kayo Minis. You’re probably used to watching “highlights” on TV, but these ‘mini’ cricket Australia replays are more than just highlights collections – they’re designed to convey the excitement and flow of the match, smartly edited to give you the full game experience in a fraction of the time. Kayo has its own team of editors that put together a condensed version of the entire match once it’s completed, resulting in an on-demand cricket replay stream that takes you through the match from start to finish in a far more satisfying way.
A Kayo Mini replay takes around 15 to 30 minutes to watch, so you can quickly catch up with a game on your lunch break, before bed or anywhere you’ve got a bit of free time. Once you’ve tried watching a game with a Kayo Mini, you’ll never be satisfied with quick-fire “highlights” again!
Stream Cricket with Kayo Sports
Watch all the action as New Zealand take on Australia in their five match T20 International Series
Key Moments Take You Straight to the Action
When you’re streaming a game either on delay or on demand, you’ll see little markers appear above the on-screen timeline when you bring it up. These are another unique Kayo feature known as Key Moments – a way of jumping straight to the things that decided the course of the match. Wickets, boundaries, epic catches and more, they’re instantly accessible at your command. Every highlight and match-winning moment is there on the streaming timeline and instantly accessible! If you’re watching through a full match replay, Key Moments also give you an easy way to quickly jump back to events and decisions that you want to see again.
*Key Moments available for selected matches.
Unlike other sport streaming services, Kayo blurs the line between live and on-demand – to the point that you can start streaming a game even while it’s still being played. That means you can get comfy on the couch when you’re ready to go and watch the match exactly as if it was live. To make sure that experience isn’t ruined by score spoilers, the “No Spoilers’ option makes sure you won’t see the live score anywhere in the Kayo interface before you watch the match for yourself.
Split View – Great for Cricket!
Another Kayo innovation is the ability to choose up to three additional streams and put them in windows next to the one you’re watching, with the ability to swap between them any time you like. This makes for some great fun as you get to play at being your own TV director – but it can also be incredibly useful. Some matches, for example, offer alternate camera views, such as “Spidercam”. You can pull up those extra live streams at the same time to get the ultimate view of the action. Split View is best accessed on streaming devices like Apple TV and Telstra TV, or when streaming in your web browser.
*SplitView available on selected, compatible devices.
Stream Cricket LIVE with Kayo’s 14-Day Free Trial
Across the entire summer, you’ll find a huge amount of top-shelf cricket action ready to watch when and where you want via Kayo – which has access not only to all the big broadcast matches, but also many that can’t be seen on television at all. Everything is streamed live and direct, available to watch immediately, on delay, on replay, or later via Kayo Minis, and you can get instant access to the complete service using their 14 day free trial.
As well as the summer of cricket, Kayo features comprehensive high definition streaming of over 50 sports from across Australia and around the world, including everything from live coverage of AFL, NRL, Formula One, tennis, soccer and many more. Alongside the live streams, replays and Kayo Minis, there are many extra goodies for fans including documentaries and interviews that are great for filling in the breaks between innings. It’s all available for the one monthly subscription price, and there’s no lock-in contract making it the best sporting value around.
Kayo can be streamed in any modern web browser on both PCs and Macs, and via its dedicated apps on Apple TV or the new Telstra TV 3. There’s also apps for your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, and you can cast Kayo to your Google Chromecast (Ultra or third-generation recommended) from the mobile apps or direct from the web browser. There’s even an app for Android TV (including most recent Sony smart TVs) with support for more smart TVs to come.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming
– Telstra TV: Yes – Split View not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models
– PS4 and Xbox One: Soon – App in development
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher
Get Instant Access to Kayo Sports and Start Streaming Today!
Australians love their cricket, and watching a match from the comfort of the couch is nothing less than a summer tradition! Thanks to Kayo Sports, the sheer amount of matches available to watch live is bigger than it’s ever been, and for the first time you can control when and how you watch. Ever wished you could pause a match so you can take a quick break? With Kayo you can, and you won’t miss a second.
Kayo doesn’t need any installation or special hardware – just sign up and start streaming either on the web or in the apps. You can try out all of Kayo by grabbing a 14 day free trial. It gives you complete access to all the cricket as well as all the other sports covered by Kayo, and by the time that second week is up we’re pretty sure you’ll be joining the hundreds of thousands of sports fans that keep Kayo around for good.
The 2019/20 Summer of Cricket – Complete Schedule (Sydney time)
With so many matches to cover, the 2019/20 summer of cricket is a huge challenge for fans because there’s multiple providers involved. Kayo Sports will be providing the most comprehensive coverage, as well as all the recent on demand replays and Kayo Minis.
|21 September – 26 November||Marsh One-Day Cup||Foxtel / Kayo|
|18 October – 8 December||Women’s Big Bash League||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|1 November – 3 December||England Tour of New Zealand||Foxtel / Kayo|
|4 November – 27 November||Bangladesh Tour of India||Foxtel / Kayo|
|21 November – 3 December||Australia v Pakistan Test Series||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|7 December – 22 December||West Indies Tour of India||Foxtel / Kayo|
|12 December – 7 January||Australia v New Zealand Test Series||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|17 December – 8 February||Big Bash League||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|26 December – 16 February||England Tour of South Africa||Foxtel / Kayo|
|5 January – 10 January||Sri Lanka Tour of India||Foxtel / Kayo|
|6 January – 11 January||Zimbabwe Tour of India||Foxtel / Kayo|
|8 January – 19 January||Ireland Tour of West Indies||Foxtel / Kayo|
|14 January – 19 January||India v Australia ODI Series||Foxtel / Kayo|
|24 January – 4 March||India Tour of New Zealand||Foxtel / Kayo|
|1 February – 12 February||T20I Tri-Series (women’s)||Seven / Foxtel / Kayo|
|21 February – 8 March||Women’s World T20||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|22 February – 7 March||Australia Tour of South Africa||Foxtel / Kayo|
|12 March – 18 March||South Africa Tour of India||Foxtel / Kayo|
|13 March – 29 March||Australia Tour of New Zealand||Foxtel / Kayo|
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.