Kayo Sports - The Streaming Service for real Sports fans
Backed by the comprehensive resources of Fox Sports, Kayo is Australia’s number one sports streaming provider. The service has been a huge success since launching in 2018, allowing Australians the freedom to watch their favourite sports as and when they please.
Never before have so many of the world’s most-watched sporting events, tournaments and competitions been available on one single streaming platform, live and in high definition.
What’s in this Guide?
What Is Kayo?
Kayo gives its users access to over 50 sports available to watch week in, week out, whether it be on a home TV or a mobile device. Instead of having to check a guide and pick a channel to watch at a certain time, Kayo hooks you up with your favourite sports right from the front page, Live or On Demand – in crisp HD clarity.
Kayo is also packed with features that enhance your viewing experience, such as the “No Spoilers” setting so you can catch up on games without knowing the result beforehand. Another useful feature is “Key Moments” that helps you skip straight to the best parts of games or events.
How Much does Kayo Sports cost?
There are only two Kayo plans available, and both of them offer full access to everything that Kayo has to offer – every sport, every replay, every live stream, in full high definition. The only difference is in how many “screens” you can stream on at once. Both of these plans can be cancelled at any time.
Telstra customers can make a saving of $10 a month of either plan with a 12 contract, whichever package you choose. Check out all the latest Kayo Sports plans below.
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What’s on Kayo?
The choice of sport available on Kayo Sports has to be seen to be believed. Here we give you a glimpse of the unbeatable quality on offer, perfect for those who appreciate the best sports around.
Motorsports on Kayo
Attentional all petrol heads. Whether you like your motorsport on four wheels or two, there’s tons of turbocharged action across the year to get your teeth into.
Best of Rugby League
League is like a religion in many parts of Australia. Kayo has exclusive rights to every game of the NRL regular season live, as well as selected matches from Super League in the Northern Hemisphere.
Every AFL game on Kayo
Every regular-season game from the AFL and AFW seasons, excluding the AFL Grand Final, is available Live and On Demand with all Kayo subscriptions.
Cricket on Kayo
If you’re a fan of cricket then you’ll be pleased to know that virtually every major cricket event happening around the world is available to watch live on Kayo.
Football on Kayo
The ‘beautiful game’ is one of the fastest-growing sports in terms of popularity in Australia, and Kayo broadcasts games from the biggest domestic leagues both home and abroad.
US Sports on Kayo
Thanks to its partnership with US sports network ESPN, you can watch live events from the most popular competitions Stateside.
Watch Main Event on Kayo
Main Event is the home of major PPV combat events in Australia such as World Championship Boxing and UFC. Previously this channel was exclusively available with Foxtel, but selected events can now be accessed with Kayo. You don’t even need an existing Kayo account. The next fight on Main Event with Kayo is Tim Tszyu v Dennis Hogan on Match 31st.
Stream Main Event PPVs via Kayo Sports
Watch and Stream Main Event PPVs Live including the upcoming boxing contest between Tim Tszyu and Dennis Hogan.
Watch Kayo Sports from Telstra
Getting access to Kayo Sports was recently made even easier for Telstra postpaid customers. New or existing Telstra customers can add Kayo Sports to their bill for just $15/month over for 12 months.
How to watch AFL and NRL while overseas
If you’re heading outside of Australia for a business trip or a holiday, you don’t have to miss out of the biggest NRL and AFL games. The Watch AFL app gives you Live and On Demand access to every AFL Premiership game including the Grand Final on your favourite device.
The Watch NRL app does exactly the same but for Live League. You also get to watch dedicated League shows like The Late Show with Matty Johns and NRL 360 – as they go out Live or later On Demand.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best 2 offers for Kayo are both on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month). OR, Telstra Live Pass customers can now get Kayo for just $5 per month! Claim this before 31 May.
Kayo Sports Review
It was a long time coming, but the wait has been worth it – Aussie sports fans can now get on board with a streaming service that’s entirely dedicated to premium sport from Australia and around the globe. This heavyweight player in the streaming world has a suitably triumphant name – Kayo.
Kayo Sports Compatible Devices
Kayo is constantly expanding its already impressive compatible device range and currently works with both Chrome and Firefox web browsers for 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 or the third-generation standard Chromecast. Older Chromecast devices will also work, but you’ll be limited to 720p video quality (still perfectly watchable).
Dedicated apps for iOS (11 and higher) and Android (6 and higher) phones and tablets are available, along with apps for Apple TV, Android TV and Telstra TV for big-screen viewing. Apps for popular smart TVs as well as game consoles are also available.
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
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.