What’s on Kayo Sports – the Top 10 Sporting Events to Watch
In the short time it’s been available to Australia’s millions of sports fans, Kayo Sports has become the go-to way to watch the best of premium sport streamed live from across Australia and all around the world. Backed by the huge resources of Fox Sports, Kayo delivers live sport to fans in a brand new way – letting you take control of the way you watch, where you watch and when.
Kayo Sports delivers the sporting codes that matter and the sporting events that Australians love, from NRL and AFL to Cricket and Formula 1. In fact, Kayo offers over 50 sports with more being added all the time. You can follow the sports that mean the most to you, stream matches live, on delay or on demand, and take advantage of world-leading special features that bring your sports viewing into the 21st century.
There’s more sports covered by Kayo than anyone else, all of them delivered with superb high definition picture quality that looks just as great on your tablet as it does on your TV. Massively popular sports covered by Kayo include:
What Features does Kayo Sports Offer?
Because Kayo operates entirely via broadband internet, it’s able to do more than just broadcast live streams of sporting events at you. The internet is a two-way medium, and Kayo Sports has built their apps with that very much in mind. So alongside the many and varied high quality streams of live sports, you get access to a range of Kayo’s game changing features that give you more options and ways to watch.
One of the best examples is Key Moments, which you can access when watching a game on delay or replay, putting markers on the video timeline for all the big events of the game – marks, wickets, tries and so on – which you can jump directly to. Speaking of watching on delay, not only is Kayo the only way you can start watching a game from the start if you come in half way through, but the No Spoilers feature means you won’t find out the result before you finish watching the game. Split View lets you put up to four streams of different events or camera angles on screen at the same time, great for busy footy weekends! And the brilliant Kayo Minis offer a way to catch up with a condensed version of a game that includes all the important stuff but lets you get up to speed in 15 to 30 minutes, rather than hours.
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This Month’s Highlights on Kayo Sports
There’s plenty of sport to keep sports fans glued to their TV screen with Kayo. As well as the NRL and AFL, you can also see live golf, soccer, motorsports and combat sports. So without further ado, here are the top sporting events that you can catch both live and on demand all month long on Kayo.
AFL fans are happy to see their season now in full swing. The calendar has been reduced to 17 rounds this year, which will make the push for the finals all the more exciting. Every match of every round during the AFL season is available live in HD with no ad breaks during play on Kayo.
|Tue, Sept 1st||Hawthorn vs Adelaide Crows||LIVE: 5.40pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sept 6th||St Kilda vs Hawthorn||LIVE: 1.05pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Sept 12th||Port Adelaide vs Essendon||LIVE: 4.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Brisbane Lions vs Carlton||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
The NRL has returned as the Roosters look to make history and win a record fifth National Rugby League title. They have been a real force to be reckoned with over the past two seasons, but the likes of the Cowboys, Storm and last season’s runners up, the Raiders will all be keen to stop the Sydney side making it three in a row.
|Fri, Sept 4th||Rabbitohs vs Storm||LIVE: 7.55pm||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Tue, Sept 11th||Panthers vs Eels||LIVE: 7.55pm||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Sat, Sept 19th||Roosters vs Sharks||LIVE: 7.35pm||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Fri, Sept 25th||Rabbitohs vs Roosters||LIVE: 7.55pm||Kayo / Foxtel|
3. US Open
The US Open is set to be the second Grand Slam of the year after Wimbledon was cancelled and Roland Garros postponed. Players are itching to get back to big tournament action anfter the coronavirus,
|1-14 Sept||US Open||LIVE: daily from 2.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
4. Formula 1
Lewis Hamilton is aiming for a record-equalling seventh F1 title, but the likes of Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel will all be out to spoil the party. The season may have been shortened due to coronavirus, but if anything this will just make it more exciting. You can watch every F1 race live with Kayo Sports.
|Sun, Sept 4th||LIVE: Italian Grand Prix (Monza)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sept 11th||LIVE: Toscano Grand Prix (Mugello)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sept 25th||LIVE: Russian Grand Prix (Sochi)||Foxtel / Kayo|
MotoGP is the number one when it comes to motorcycles on tarmac. There are very few motorsports that consistently provide such wheel-to-wheel action, and you can watch every practice, qualifying and race live on Kayo.
|Sun, Sept 13th||San Marino Grand Prix (Misano)||LIVE: 10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sept 20th||Italian Grand Prix (Misano)||LIVE: 10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sept 27th||Canalunya Grand Prix (Barcelona)||LIVE: 10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Sign up to Kayo’s FREE 14 day trial offer
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the Super Rugby, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
The NBA playoffs are underway and basketball’s most prestigious league is now at the business end of the season. Can Lebron’s Lakers win their first title since 2010, or will the Raptors make it back-to-back championships?
|September||Playoffs||LIVE: daily 8.00am and 11.30am||Kayo / Foxtel|
7. Super Rugby
What better place to get live rugby union up and running again than in two countries that house some of the sport’s most gifted players. Super Rugby Aotearoa has kicked off in NZ with Super Rugby AU set to get underway from early July. Watch all games live on Kayo.
|Sat, Sept 5th||Rebels vs Force||LIVE: 5.50pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Sept 5th||Reds vs Brumbies||LIVE: 7.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Sept 12th||Qualifying Final||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Sept 19th||Final||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
Dane White ensured the UFC was one of the first sports to get back underway after lockdown with behind closed doors events in Florida and Abu Dhabi. The fighting continues this month live on Kayo.
|Sun, Sept 6th||Overeem v Sakai||LIVE: 8.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sept 13th||Santos v Teixeira||LIVE: 8.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sept 20th||Covington v Woodley||LIVE: 8.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Sept 27th||UFC 253 Prelims -Adesanya v Costa||LIVE: 8.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
9. V8 Supercars
Australia’s biggest domestic motorsports series continues this month with every driver chasing the man of the moment, Scott McLaughlin. Watch every Supercars race live, from Townsville to Bathurst, live on Kayo.
|Sept 5-6||LIVE: Townsville Supersprint||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sept 19-20||LIVE: Sandown||Foxtel / Kayo|
10. PGA Tour
The PGA Tour is the leading golf tour on the planet, and is home to some of the biggest names in the sport. With tournaments running most weeks of the year, the Tour’s consistent presence and high quality make it must see for golf fans worldwide.
|Sept 4-7||LIVE: Tour Championship||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sept 10-13||LIVE: US Open||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sept 25-27||LIVE: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship||Foxtel / Kayo|
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Try Kayo Sports Free with this Trial Offer
One of the best things about choosing Kayo for watching your favourite sports online is that the first two weeks, a full 14 days, is completely free! All you need to do to take advantage of the 14 day free trial offer is to sign up and from there, you can choose to continue streaming either on the Basic or Premium plans.
The Basic plan, for a remarkably cheap $25/month, and lets you stream on 2 screens at the same time, while the Premium plan at $35/month is perfect for busy households, letting you stream on 3 screens simultaneously. No matter which plan you choose, you get all the features that Kayo has to offer included with no restrictions – and with no lock-in contracts whatsoever.
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 full-owned division 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.
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 is a hugely popular device not just for games, but also for streaming video. Kayo is well aware of that, and has been working on a PS4 app for Kayo which is expected to be released before the end of 2020.
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 but at the moment, no time frame has been given for an app for that game console. 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.