The venues across Japan are ready, the teams are arriving and the action’s about to kick off in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which has devoted fans of the sport from all over the world glued to their screens for the epic tournament, which runs from September 20th through to November 2nd. It’s the first time in history that the World Cup has been held in Asia, far from the traditional homelands of Rugby Union, and it’s shaping up to be a spectacular contest.
How to Stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup Live and Ad-break Free
For the Rugby World Cup 2019™, Foxtel has the broadcasting rights for Australia – and that means Kayo Sports has the streaming rights for the event – each and every game, live as it happens and able to be replayed on demand.
In the past, rugby fans wanting to stream the Rugby World Cup have had to contend with whatever was available online, because the emphasis was firmly on watching the matches live on TV. But Kayo Sports has changed the game when it comes to sports streaming, and the Rugby World Cup 2019™ is going to be a real showcase for what Kayo can do. Launched just last year, Kayo now has hundreds of thousands of subscribers streaming their favourite sports in high definition every day. For the Rugby World Cup, with many games taking place during the working day for most Australians, Kayo is going to be a game-changer, letting subscribers watch every match at a time that suits them – with no spoilers!
Kayo offers over 50 sports live – including the Rugby World Cup 2019™ – but you can check it out completely free for two whole weeks with all of its advanced streaming features unlocked, and full access to every Rugby World Cup match that’s played during that time. So if you’ve been wondering if it’s possible to stream Every match of this year’s World Cup of Rugby, it’s now easier than ever, here’s how to do it on some of the most popular streaming devices you’ll use.
Stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup with an Apple TV
If you’ve got any model of Apple TV released in the past few years, Kayo Sports is tailor-made for streaming on that clever little device. The Kayo app for Apple TV is one of the service’s most advanced, and includes all of Kayo’s high-tech extra features such as 4-way Split Screen (so you can stream multiple games at once), Key Moments, interactive live stats and the ability to stream live or “as live” – streaming in real time while the match is still in progress. There’s even the brilliant Kayo Minis, letting you catch up with all the action of an entire match in only 15 to 30 minutes, a complete compact story of the game that’s a real time-saver. To get Kayo on your Apple TV, just head to the App Store on the device and go straight to the “Top Apps” tab – Kayo has had a permanent home in the top five since it launched, so you’ll see its green icon there right away! Click to download it, then run the app and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your account and start your two-week free trial.
Stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a Smart TV
If you’ve got one of the many models of Android powered smart TVs made by Sony in the past few years, then your TV is ready to download and use the Kayo app made especially for Android TV, which also includes selected smart TVs made by Hisense, Kogan, Mecool, Panasonic, Philips, Sharp and TCL. The Android TV app also works for popular streaming boxes like Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi Mi Box and Asus Network Player. You’ll find the app in the Google Play Store – just head into the store on your device and search for “Kayo”.
Stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a Telstra TV
You’ll find the custom-built Kayo Sports app on the Apps page of your Telstra TV box – with all models of Telstra TV supported, from the original device right up to the latest, feature packed Telstra TV 3. All of Kayo’s advanced features are available on Telstra TV except Split View, and owners of the original Telstra TV can still stream Kayo in high definition, but only at 720p. One of the great things about Kayo on Telstra TV is that you can subscribe using your Telstra account, and be up and streaming your two-week free trial in seconds.
Stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup with your Phone or Tablet
Of course, Kayo Sports is available for the devices you love to take with you, so if you’re one of the millions with a smartphone or tablet you can grab the Kayo app from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store and get set up for streaming in no time. For iOS devices you’ll need to be running iOS 11 or higher, while Android users will need Android 6 (“Marshmallow”) or newer.
Stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup on your Chromecast
Rugby fans who have one of Google’s highly popular streaming devices are not left out – you can stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup straight to your big-screen TV using your Chromecast and a smartphone, tablet or even a web browser. Just grab Kayo’s iOS or Android app for your mobile device, and make sure your device is on the same wi-fi network as your Chromecast. Then tap the familiar icon in the top right corner and select your Chromecast to start streaming the Rugby World Cup. If you’re using the Google Chrome web browser on desktop or laptop, you’ll even find a Chromecast icon across Kayo’s site so you can send video to your TV direct from your computer!
Stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup on your Computer
Of course, Kayo Sports is fully compatible with all modern web browsers, so no matter which one’s your preferred daily driver on your PC or Mac, you’ll be able to head to the Kayo site, sign in and start streaming, with all the special features at your fingertips. You’ll just need to make sure your computer’s operating system is up to date since Kayo needs the support of the latest streaming tech to work its magic. That means your desktop or laptop computer should be running Windows 10 or, if you’re a Mac fan, MacOS 10.12 or higher. Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Microsoft Edge are all supported, with additional support for Chromecast devices available when streaming in Chrome.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes||Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p|
|Android TV||Yes||Via app for version 7.0 and up|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Yes||2017 and later models|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Soon||App in development|
|Apple TV||Yes||4th Generation or higher|
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2019 Rugby World Cup TV and Streaming Fixtures
|Saturday, Oct 26||7:00 PM||England vs New Zealand||Kayo / Fox Sports / Channel 10|
|Sunday, Oct 27||8:00 PM||Wales vs South Africa||Kayo / Fox Sports / Channel 10|
|Friday, Nov 1||8:00 PM||New Zealand v Wales||Kayo / Fox Sports / 10Bold|
|Saturday, Nov 2||8:00 PM||England v South Africa||Kayo / Fox Sports / Channel 10|
Get Ready for the Action – Have Kayo Ready to Go!
No matter what your preferred device – and no matter whether you want to watch the Rugby World Cup on the go or on the couch, Kayo Sports has got you covered. Download thee app now, sign up and start your two-week free trial and you’ll quickly find out why the service has become so incredibly popular. It’s a home-grown success story – and hopefully, our Wallabies will be one too!