Introducing Kayo Sports
Backed by the unrivalled resources of Fox Sports and a long time in the making, Kayo is Australia’s first true sports streaming service. With access to the greatest sporting codes and events in Australia and around the world, the Kayo Sports streaming service brings sport directly to the fans, both live and on demand, in full high definition and with added features you won’t find anywhere else. Finally launched to a keen sporting nation, Kayo is still in beta but is fully operational.
What Makes Kayo Unique?
Though it’s been possible to stream live sport in the past, it’s either been expensive or of poor quality, and yet dedicated sports fans have had to take what they could get, often being asked to pay money for bits of a service they don’t want in order to get the sport that matters. Kayo changes all that. It’s dedicated to one thing and one thing only – sport.
With access to the huge range of sports and events on the Fox Sports network as well as ESPN and beIN, Kayo was built from the ground up for the fans. Instead of having to check a guide and pick a channel to watch at the right time, Kayo hooks you up with your favourite sports right on the front page, giving you instant access to live streams and a full collection of on-demand games to catch up on, all of it in crisp HD.
Unique Kayo features include a “No Spoilers” setting so you can catch up on games without having the result spoiled for you, a “Key Moments” feature that lets you jump straight to the points that decided the game, and a unique split screen mode that lets you stream up to four separate events at the same time on the same screen – heaven for the dedicated sports fan.
How Much Does Kayo Cost?
One of the best features of Kayo is its pricing, which has intentionally been kept affordable and easy to understand. Too often in the past, getting access to streaming sports has been a confusing experience involving packages and tiers and plans and a large bill at the end. Kayo’s chosen to keep it simple – and affordable.
There are only two Kayo plans available, and both of them offer full access to everything that Kayo has to offer – every sport, every video, every live stream, full high definition, the works. The only difference is in how many “screens” are supported – the number of devices you can use Kayo on at the one time.
The Basic plan costs $25 per month, and gives you the ability to stream to two different devices at the same time. That lets you, for example, stream a game on your TV while keeping an eye on another game on your phone.
The Premium plan, meanwhile, costs $35 per month and increases the number of screens to three at one time. That makes the Premium plan great for families, where it’ll help put an end to arguments about whether to watch the footy or the Formula One!
There are no contracts involved at all – you can join and cancel any time – and for new users, the Kayo trial offers the first 14 days completely free. You can sign up and spend the next two weeks bingeing on everything Kayo has to offer, try out all the features, watch sport live online with an eligible mobile device, and cancel without paying a cent if you don’t like what you see.
Which Sports Does Kayo Stream?
Taking full advantage of the peerless live sport coverage from the Fox Sports network, ESPN and beIN, Kayo offers over 50 sports of all kinds – from rugby to darts and everything in between. With the monthly subscription you can stream live action as well as on-demand replays and highlights from sports including:
- Formula One Championship
- Virgin Supercars Championship
- Best of Cricket in Australia
- NBA Basketball and Netball
- Rugby Union and the Wallabies
- MotoGP Championship
- World Rugby Sevens
- Tennis and PGA Golf
- Socceroos and Matildas
- AFL, NRL plus much more
How Much Data Does Kayo Use?
While it uses the very latest in streaming technology to deliver crisp high definition video on as many broadband connections as possible, Kayo does use around 3.5GB of data per hour when streaming in high definition. You can control the quality of the stream from both the web player and the upcoming apps, but if you’re on a home broadband plan with a monthly data limit – or on just about any mobile phone plan – you’ll want to be aware of how much data Kayo might use.
As a comparison, when it’s streaming or playing on-demand in high definition mode, Kayo uses around the same amount of data per hour as an HD stream on Netflix or Stan.
Kayo recommends that your broadband connection be at least at a speed of 7.5 Mbps to stream in high definition, though the service will work at speeds as low as 2.5 Mbps when streaming on a computer.
What Devices are Compatible with Kayo?
At launch, Kayo works with the Chrome and Firefox web browsers on both PC and Mac, as well as Safari on Mac and Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.
You can cast high definition video from your computer to your TV using a Google Chromecast Ultra and the Chrome browser.
On mobile, Kayo works with mobile web browsers as well.
Dedicated apps for iOS and Android phones and tablets are on the way before the end of the year, along with apps for Apple TV, Android TV and Telstra TV for big-screen viewing.
Contact Kayo Support
If you’d like to get in touch with the Kayo team with any questions about the service – content, technical issues or other enquiries – you can send a request via their customer contact page and one of the Kayo team will get in touch with you.
Does Kayo Have Advertising?
Yes. Though Kayo generally tries to limit the amount of advertising subscribers see, many of the broadcasters who provide the stream have partnerships which require them to advertise. Since Kayo Sports shows an unedited version of the broadcast, you will see these same ads.
Is There a Limit to How Much I Can Stream?
No. Once you sign up with Kayo Sports, you’ll be able to stream as much as you want as long as you have a subscription. The only thing that will limit your ability to stream will be your broadband plan.
Can I Follow Particular Sports on Kayo?
Yes. When you sign up, you’ll be asked to choose your favourite sports, leagues and teams. Kayo will then ensure that your home screen is filled with links to sports streams that you’re likely to be interested in.