Kayo Review – What you should know about the sports TV streaming service


Summary

Our Verdict

Kayo Sports


Fantastic picture quality, an incredibly low price and access to all the high definition sport you can handle? Kayo’s a winner.

 
Overall 93%
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Review was updated on 1 July, 2020

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 Review

There’s been painfully few options for Australian fans when it comes to streaming their favourite sports online – and like with most things sport, it’s been a case of having a pay TV subscription or missing out. And while you certainly can’t go wrong with a full-fledged satellite install with all the high-tech goodness it brings, that’s not something everyone wants to do, or can even afford. Some simply can’t get satellite TV installed where they live, while others aren’t happy paying for the full service when all they want is the sports coverage, and further scrutiny reveals that each of these decisions were instrumental in the crafting of the Kayo streaming platform.

The recently-restructured Foxtel Now can include a suite of sports channels as an option – which is great, yet again, if you want a bunch of other channels alongside the sport ones. And even then, the bare minimum price of sports with that option is currently $54/month, still reasonably hefty compared to what streaming-savvy people are used to with the likes of Netflix and Stan TV. What we’ve needed for a long time is, as one TV executive put it recently, the “Netflix of sport”. If your priority is watching sports, Kayo has stepped in to save the day – all the sport you love, in high definition, at one incredibly low monthly price with no hidden extras.

In this Review

Kayo Sports Highlights

  • Free trial offer: two weeks full access free, cancel any time
  • Price: $25/month (Basic, 2 screens) and $35/month (Premium, 3 screens)
  • Live Sports included: NRL, AFL, Super Rugby, A-League, and much more. Plus, over 15,000 hours of quality on-demand sport content – new content daily
  • Devices: Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV, Samsung TV, Chromecast Ultra, iOS/Android phones & tablets, web browsers.
  • Support: Online only (web form).

What makes Kayo Unique

Kayo Sports is, of course, owned and operated by Foxtel – something that’s downplayed in the branding, but is pretty obvious from the moment you see the sports that are on offer. And that’s a good thing for more than just the access to a great variety of sport. They’ve been busy perfecting their streaming platform in the lead-up to Kayo’s launch – anyone who’s tried the new Foxtel Go live stream app will already know that it’s been fast and flawless.

What are Kayo’s Best Features?

  • SplitView – Stream up to 4 games at once in real time
  • Key Moments – Jump straight to the events that changed the course of the game
  • Kayo Minis – Bite-sized replays bringing you all the action in a few minutes
  • No Spoilers! – Hides all scores so you can stream a replay as if it were happening live
  • Search – Type in what you’re looking for and go straight to your favourite sports
  • Interactive Stats – Get live analysis and key stats on the biggest sports
  • On-demand – Match replays, popular sport docos and other shows whenever and wherever
  • Multiple Cameras – Watch multiple different camera feeds on demand, even on the same screen, with select events

Kayo isn’t a case of “pay a monthly fee and here, have 15 channels, best of luck to you!” Instead, Kayo Sports streaming delivers exactly what fans have been waiting for – Sport, and plenty of it. AFL, NRL, cricket, golf, Formula 1, supercars… it’s all here for the one monthly price. Kayo has opted to eliminate the idea of “channels” as the main means of navigating the service’s content. And yes, that makes perfect sense – after all, you don’t browse Netflix by “channels”, do you? Kayo’s approach is far more organic and user-friendly (though if you really want to, you can stream any of the source channels live – you’ll just have to find them tucked away at the very bottom of the page!).

Click here to start a 14 day free trial!

What Sports are on Kayo?

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Stream over 50 sports, live & on demand. Photo: Kayo Sports

So which sports can you find on Kayo? Well, put it this way – if there’s any sport you follow that’s available on pay TV, it’s going to be on Kayo – and that’s a huge list, with the cream of Australian and global sport all in the one place. If a particular sport is currently being broadcast in it’s entirety on Foxtel, Kayo promises it will be streamed siren-to-siren, and available on demand for those times you want to go back and relive the action.

The streaming service has demonstrated it will have all the content you’d typically find in a TV sports package. This includes over 50 sports, encompassing the most popular codes including:

Any sport broadcast on Fox Sports, ESPN of Australia and BeIN will be available to stream live on Kayo or watched on replay later in full 1080p high definition. If you’re looking for a specific event or league, search the table below and discover what sports are on Kayo.

How much do Kayo Plans cost?

Kayo will set you back only $25/month for the basic plan (which allows streaming on two screens at one time) or $35/month for the premium plan (which lets you have three screens going at once). We did a comparison of Kayo Sports plans, and even on the basic package, there’s room for two people in the same household to watch different sports without getting in each other’s way!

Kayo Plans

Basic
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Premium
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 3 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
$35/mth
$0 for two-week free trial, $35 for Premium subscription; no lock-in contracts.

Last audited 29 July 2020

Regardless of which plan you go for, the first 14 days are completely free – you can sign up right now and road-test the full service, and not pay a cent if you cancel before the end of your Kayo 14-day trial. With such an appealing price point, though, we’re betting the vast majority of subscribers will stay around for the long haul.

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What’s on Kayo Sports This week – 11 Aug – 18 Aug

Live sport returns to Kayo – NRL, AFL, Super Rugby, UFC & V8 Supercars. Kick it off with a 14 Day FREE Trial!

CompetitionEventStream Start/Dropmm/dd/yy
AFL TonightThursday13/08/2020 17:0008/13/2020 17:00
AFL TonightFriday14/08/2020 16:3008/14/2020 16:30
AFL TonightTuesday11/08/2020 15:3008/11/2020 15:30
AFL TonightWednesday12/08/2020 15:3008/12/2020 15:30
AFL TonightMonday17/08/2020 17:0008/17/2020 17:00
AFL TonightTuesday18/08/2020 17:0008/18/2020 17:00
AFL 360Wednesday12/08/2020 16:0008/12/2020 16:00
AFL 36018/08/2020 17:3008/18/2020 17:30
AFL 360Monday17/08/2020 16:0008/17/2020 16:00
AFL 360Tuesday11/08/2020 16:0008/11/2020 16:00
Open Mike18/08/2020 18:3008/18/2020 18:30
AFLRound 12 Western Bulldogs v Adelaide16/08/2020 11:0008/16/2020 11:00
AFLRound 12 West Coast Eagles v Hawthorn16/08/2020 16:0008/16/2020 16:00
AFLRound 11 Adelaide v Collingwood11/08/2020 16:0008/11/2020 16:00
AFLRound 12 Fremantle v Carlton15/08/2020 17:3008/15/2020 17:30
AFLRound 12 Sydney v GWS13/08/2020 17:3008/13/2020 17:30
AFLRound 12 North Melbourne v Brisbane15/08/2020 11:0008/15/2020 11:00
AFLRound 12 Geelong v Port Adelaide14/08/2020 17:0008/14/2020 17:00
AFLRound 12 Melbourne v Collingwood15/08/2020 15:0008/15/2020 15:00
AFLRound 12 St Kilda v Essendon16/08/2020 13:3008/16/2020 13:30
AFLRound 12 Richmond v Gold Coast17/08/2020 16:0008/17/2020 16:00
AFLRound 11 Gold Coast v Essendon12/08/2020 16:0008/12/2020 16:00
The First Crack PodcastSunday16/08/2020 19:3008/16/2020 19:30
MLBHouston Astros v San Francisco Giants11/08/2020 09:0008/11/2020 09:00
MLBNew York Yankees v Boston Red Sox17/08/2020 07:0008/17/2020 07:00
MLBBoston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays13/08/2020 07:3008/13/2020 07:30
MLBStrikezone15/08/2020 08:3008/15/2020 08:30
MLBStrikezone16/08/2020 08:0008/16/2020 08:00
MLBPhiladelphia Phillies v Baltimore Orioles14/08/2020 04:0008/14/2020 04:00
Baseball Tonight17/08/2020 06:0008/17/2020 06:00
MLBStrikezone17/08/2020 01:0008/17/2020 01:00
MLBCleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers17/08/2020 01:0008/17/2020 01:00
MLBNew York Yankees v Boston Red Sox18/08/2020 07:0008/18/2020 07:00
NBATBC v TBC14/08/2020 04:0008/14/2020 04:00
NBATBC v TBC14/08/2020 06:3008/14/2020 06:30
NBADenver Nuggets v LA Clippers13/08/2020 09:0508/13/2020 09:05
NBATBC v TBC14/08/2020 09:0008/14/2020 09:00
NBADallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers12/08/2020 06:3008/12/2020 06:30
NBATBC v TBC15/08/2020 04:0008/15/2020 04:00
WNBALas Vegas Aces v Minnesota Lynx14/08/2020 09:0008/14/2020 09:00
NBASacramento Kings v New Orleans Pelicans12/08/2020 09:0008/12/2020 09:00
NBATBC v TBC15/08/2020 09:0008/15/2020 09:00
NBALos Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets11/08/2020 09:0008/11/2020 09:00
NBATBC v TBC15/08/2020 06:3008/15/2020 06:30
NBAPhiladelphia 76ers v Toronto Raptors13/08/2020 06:0008/13/2020 06:00
WNBAWashington Mystics v Los Angeles Sparks14/08/2020 07:0008/14/2020 07:00
NBA: The Jump12/08/2020 03:0008/12/2020 03:00
NBA: The Jump13/08/2020 03:0008/13/2020 03:00
NBA: The Jump15/08/2020 03:0008/15/2020 03:00
WNBALas Vegas Aces v Washington Mystics16/08/2020 00:0008/16/2020 00:00
NBAPlayoff TBC v TBC16/08/2020 02:0008/16/2020 02:00
WNBAIndiana Fever v Los Angeles Sparks16/08/2020 02:0008/16/2020 02:00
NBA: The Jump14/08/2020 03:0008/14/2020 03:00
NBAPlayoff TBC v TBC18/08/2020 09:0008/18/2020 09:00
NBAPlayoff TBC v TBC17/08/2020 04:0008/17/2020 04:00
NBAPlayoff TBC v TBC18/08/2020 06:3008/18/2020 06:30
Matchroom Fight CampWeek 3: TBA15/08/2020 02:0008/15/2020 02:00
International Test MatchEngland v Pakistan 2nd Test Day 416/08/2020 17:3008/16/2020 17:30
International Test MatchEngland v Pakistan 2nd Test Day 214/08/2020 17:3008/14/2020 17:30
International Test MatchEngland v Pakistan 2nd Test Day 517/08/2020 18:0008/17/2020 18:00
International Test MatchEngland v Pakistan 2nd Test Day 315/08/2020 17:3008/15/2020 17:30
International Test MatchEngland v Pakistan 2nd Test Day 113/08/2020 17:3008/13/2020 17:30
A-LeaguePerth Glory v Western United FC12/08/2020 15:3008/12/2020 15:30
A-LeagueMelbourne City FC v Adelaide United11/08/2020 17:3008/11/2020 17:30
A-LeagueNewcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix13/08/2020 17:3008/13/2020 17:30
A-LeagueSydney FC v Western United FC15/08/2020 15:0008/15/2020 15:00
A-LeagueWestern Sydney Wanderers FC v Melbourne Victory12/08/2020 17:3008/12/2020 17:30
SPFLSt Mirren v Celtic13/08/2020 00:5508/13/2020 00:55
SPFLHibernian v Motherwell16/08/2020 00:2508/16/2020 00:25
SPFLLivingston v Rangers16/08/2020 23:2508/16/2020 23:25
SPFLDundee Utd v Hibernian12/08/2020 00:5508/12/2020 00:55
ESPN FC PresentsGab & Juls11/08/2020 18:3008/11/2020 18:30
Major League SoccerFinal Portland v Orlando City12/08/2020 08:3008/12/2020 08:30
ESPN FC12/08/2020 18:3008/12/2020 18:30
ESPN FC13/08/2020 18:3008/13/2020 18:30
ESPN FC14/08/2020 18:3008/14/2020 18:30
ESPN FC15/08/2020 18:3008/15/2020 18:30
ESPN FC17/08/2020 18:3008/17/2020 18:30
ESPN FC18/08/2020 18:3008/18/2020 18:30
ESPN FC16/08/2020 18:3008/16/2020 18:30
Liverpool TVMan Utd vs Liverpool17/08/2020 17:0008/17/2020 17:00
Sports Saturday15/08/2020 07:0008/15/2020 07:00
Sports Sunday16/08/2020 07:0008/16/2020 07:00
Sports FirstWednesday12/08/2020 05:0008/12/2020 05:00
Sports FirstThursday13/08/2020 05:0008/13/2020 05:00
Sports FirstFriday14/08/2020 05:0008/14/2020 05:00
Pardon The Interruption12/08/2020 05:3008/12/2020 05:30
First Take12/08/2020 00:0008/12/2020 00:00
SportsCenter12/08/2020 07:0008/12/2020 07:00
Jalen & Jacoby12/08/2020 04:0008/12/2020 04:00
Around The Horn12/08/2020 05:0008/12/2020 05:00
Get Up11/08/2020 22:0008/11/2020 22:00
Jalen & Jacoby13/08/2020 04:0008/13/2020 04:00
Around The Horn13/08/2020 05:0008/13/2020 05:00
Pardon The Interruption13/08/2020 05:3008/13/2020 05:30
SportsCenter13/08/2020 11:3508/13/2020 11:35
First Take13/08/2020 00:0008/13/2020 00:00
Pardon The Interruption15/08/2020 05:3008/15/2020 05:30
SportsCenter15/08/2020 11:3008/15/2020 11:30
Jalen & Jacoby14/08/2020 15:0008/14/2020 15:00
First Take14/08/2020 01:0008/14/2020 01:00
SportsCenter15/08/2020 23:0008/15/2020 23:00
Pardon The Interruption14/08/2020 17:3008/14/2020 17:30
Around The Horn15/08/2020 05:0008/15/2020 05:00
SportsCenter16/08/2020 13:0008/16/2020 13:00
SportsCenter16/08/2020 10:0008/16/2020 10:00
SportsCenter15/08/2020 06:0008/15/2020 06:00
First Take15/08/2020 00:0008/15/2020 00:00
Get Up13/08/2020 23:0008/13/2020 23:00
Get Up18/08/2020 21:0008/18/2020 21:00
Around The Horn18/08/2020 05:0008/18/2020 05:00
Get Up17/08/2020 21:0008/17/2020 21:00
SportsCenter18/08/2020 11:3008/18/2020 11:30
SportsCenter17/08/2020 10:0008/17/2020 10:00
Pardon The Interruption18/08/2020 05:3008/18/2020 05:30
First Take17/08/2020 22:0008/17/2020 22:00
Jalen & Jacoby18/08/2020 03:0008/18/2020 03:00
SportsCenter18/08/2020 00:0008/18/2020 00:00
SportsCenter16/08/2020 23:0008/16/2020 23:00
USPGAWyndham Championship Final Round17/08/2020 02:0008/17/2020 02:00
USPGAWyndham Championship Round 316/08/2020 02:0008/16/2020 02:00
USPGAWyndham Championship Round 215/08/2020 02:0008/15/2020 02:00
USPGAWyndham Championship Round 114/08/2020 02:0008/14/2020 02:00
USLPGAScottish Open Round 214/08/2020 19:0008/14/2020 19:00
USLPGAScottish Open Round 113/08/2020 19:0008/13/2020 19:00
European PGA TourCeltic Classic Round 2 Part 214/08/2020 22:0008/14/2020 22:00
European PGA TourCeltic Classic Round 2 Part 114/08/2020 19:0008/14/2020 19:00
European PGA TourCeltic Classic Round 1 Part 213/08/2020 22:0008/13/2020 22:00
European PGA TourCeltic Classic Round 1 Part 113/08/2020 19:0008/13/2020 19:00
US Amateur ChampionshipFinals17/08/2020 07:0008/17/2020 07:00
US Amateur ChampionshipSemi-Finals16/08/2020 07:0008/16/2020 07:00
European PGA TourCeltic Classic Final Round16/08/2020 21:3008/16/2020 21:30
European PGA TourCeltic Classic Round 315/08/2020 22:0008/15/2020 22:00
Wyndham Rewards ChallengeCharity Special13/08/2020 02:0008/13/2020 02:00
Korn Ferry TourBoise Open Final Round17/08/2020 05:0008/17/2020 05:00
NFL Live12/08/2020 02:0008/12/2020 02:00
NFL Live13/08/2020 02:0008/13/2020 02:00
NFL Live15/08/2020 02:0008/15/2020 02:00
NFL Live14/08/2020 02:0008/14/2020 02:00
NFL Live18/08/2020 04:0008/18/2020 04:00
Hard Knocks16/08/2020 14:0008/16/2020 14:00
NHLVegas Golden Knights v Chicago Blackhawks (JIP)12/08/2020 11:0008/12/2020 11:00
NRL Supercoach13/08/2020 16:3008/13/2020 16:30
NRLRound 14 Roosters v Storm13/08/2020 17:0008/13/2020 17:00
NRLRound 14 Sharks v Titans15/08/2020 12:3008/15/2020 12:30
NRLRound 14 Warriors v Panthers14/08/2020 15:0008/14/2020 15:00
NRLRound 14 Wests Tigers v Bulldogs16/08/2020 14:0008/16/2020 14:00
NRLRound 14 Knights v Sea Eagles16/08/2020 11:0008/16/2020 11:00
NRLRound 14 Eels v Dragons14/08/2020 17:5008/14/2020 17:50
NRLRound 14 Raiders v Broncos15/08/2020 17:2008/15/2020 17:20
NRLRound 14 Cowboys v Rabbitohs15/08/2020 14:5008/15/2020 14:50
NRL TonightTuesday11/08/2020 16:0008/11/2020 16:00
NRL TonightWednesday12/08/2020 16:0008/12/2020 16:00
NRL 360Monday17/08/2020 16:3008/17/2020 16:30
NRL 360Tuesday11/08/2020 16:3008/11/2020 16:30
NRL 360Wednesday12/08/2020 16:3008/12/2020 16:30
NRL 360Tuesday18/08/2020 16:3008/18/2020 16:30
English Super LeagueSalford v Catalans15/08/2020 23:0008/15/2020 23:00
English Super LeagueWigan v Leeds16/08/2020 01:3008/16/2020 01:30
English Super LeagueSt Helens v Wakefield16/08/2020 23:0008/16/2020 23:00
English Super LeagueHull FC v Castleford17/08/2020 01:3008/17/2020 01:30
English Super LeagueHuddersfield v Warrington15/08/2020 19:3008/15/2020 19:30
The Professor and Barney PodcastAugust 1313/08/2020 15:0008/13/2020 15:00
UFC Fight WeekUFC 25211/08/2020 18:0008/11/2020 18:00
UFC CountdownUFC 25212/08/2020 15:3008/12/2020 15:30
Dana White's Contender SeriesWeek 212/08/2020 19:0008/12/2020 19:00
UFC 252Pre-Show and Prelims ONLY16/08/2020 05:0008/16/2020 05:00
The Ultimate FighterRobert Whittaker v Luke Newman13/08/2020 21:0008/13/2020 21:00
UFC Reloaded 193Rousey v Holm12/08/2020 02:0008/12/2020 02:00
Formula 3Spain Qualifying14/08/2020 20:0308/14/2020 20:03
Formula 3Spain Race 115/08/2020 16:2008/15/2020 16:20
Formula 3Spain Race 216/08/2020 15:4008/16/2020 15:40
SupercarsDarwin Day 115/08/2020 09:1508/15/2020 09:15
SupercarsDarwin Day 216/08/2020 10:0008/16/2020 10:00
Porsche Supercup SeriesSpain16/08/2020 18:2308/16/2020 18:23
F1Spain Qualifying15/08/2020 20:0008/15/2020 20:00
F1Spain Practice 214/08/2020 20:4508/14/2020 20:45
F1Spain Practice 315/08/2020 17:4508/15/2020 17:45
F1Spain Practice 114/08/2020 17:0008/14/2020 17:00
F1 Story So FarSpain14/08/2020 23:3008/14/2020 23:30
F1Spain Race16/08/2020 19:3008/16/2020 19:30
F1 Welcome to the WeekendSpain14/08/2020 16:3008/14/2020 16:30
Formula 2Spain Qualifying14/08/2020 22:5808/14/2020 22:58
Formula 2Spain Race 115/08/2020 22:4008/15/2020 22:40
Formula 2Spain Race 216/08/2020 17:0508/16/2020 17:05
IndycarIndy 500 Qualifying 116/08/2020 03:0008/16/2020 03:00
IndycarIndy 500 Qualifying 217/08/2020 01:0008/17/2020 01:00
MotoGPAustria Practice 214/08/2020 19:1008/14/2020 19:10
MotoGPAustria Qualifying15/08/2020 18:3008/15/2020 18:30
MotoGPAustria Race16/08/2020 19:3008/16/2020 19:30
MotoGPAustria Practice 114/08/2020 14:5508/14/2020 14:55
MotoGPAustria Warm Up16/08/2020 14:3008/16/2020 14:30
MotoGPAustria Practice 315/08/2020 15:0008/15/2020 15:00
Trackside SundayDarwin Review16/08/2020 14:5808/16/2020 14:58
Formula EBerlin Race 10 Qualifying12/08/2020 20:0008/12/2020 20:00
Formula EBerlin Race 11 Qualifying13/08/2020 20:0008/13/2020 20:00
Formula EChampionship Berlin Final Race14/08/2020 00:3008/14/2020 00:30
Formula EE-Trophy Berlin Race 613/08/2020 22:3008/13/2020 22:30
Formula EChampionship Berlin Race 513/08/2020 00:3008/13/2020 00:30
Formula EE-Trophy Berlin Race 512/08/2020 22:3008/12/2020 22:30
FIM Moto E World CupE-Pole Round 115/08/2020 22:0008/15/2020 22:00
NASCAR Cup SeriesDaytona Road Course17/08/2020 03:0008/17/2020 03:00
Super Rugby AotearoaRound 10 Blues v Crusaders16/08/2020 11:0008/16/2020 11:00
Super Rugby AotearoaRound 10 Highlanders v Hurricanes15/08/2020 14:3008/15/2020 14:30
Super Rugby AURound 7 Force v Waratahs14/08/2020 17:0008/14/2020 17:00
Super Rugby AURound 7 Reds v Rebels15/08/2020 16:4508/15/2020 16:45
Premiership RugbyHarlequins v Sale15/08/2020 02:4108/15/2020 02:41
WTA PragueQuarterfinals14/08/2020 17:0008/14/2020 17:00
WTA PragueDay 113/08/2020 17:0008/13/2020 17:00
WTA LexingtonDay 113/08/2020 23:0008/13/2020 23:00
ATP Uncovered14/08/2020 12:3008/14/2020 12:30
WTA LexingtonSemifinals15/08/2020 23:0008/15/2020 23:00
WTA LexingtonFinal16/08/2020 23:0008/16/2020 23:00
WTA PragueSemifinals15/08/2020 17:0008/15/2020 17:00
WTA PragueFinal16/08/2020 19:3008/16/2020 19:30
WTA New YorkDay 117/08/2020 23:0008/17/2020 23:00
WTA LexingtonDay 214/08/2020 23:0008/14/2020 23:00

Times are LIVE and in AEST unless stated otherwise. Times are also subject to change.

Kayo Sports Video Review

What TV Shows are on Kayo?

While live and on-demand sports streaming is the reason for Kayo’s existence, keen-eyed new subscribers will have noticed one of the categories you can pick when initially asked about your interests is TV Documentaries. And yes, Kayo has a range of sports docos to keep you entertained and informed – with the ones that directly relate to the sports you’ve highlighted appearing front and centre on the main screen. It’s fantastic to get the chance to dig deeper into the stories behind the people and the sports, and hopefully Kayo will continue to expand this section – it adds depth and variety to what is already a brilliant service.

How’s the Kayo User Experience?

Kayo launched earlier than planned in response to public demand and widespread interest, meaning the service was officially still in “beta” when launched, and all the apps that Kayo had planned were not ready just yet. A few short weeks after launch, however, the full range of apps were ready for download and work continues on adding new platforms (Samsung smart TVs being the most recent addition).

Supported Browsers

On your desktop or laptop PC, you can browse and view Kayo in all the popular web browsers – Chrome and Firefox on both Windows and Mac, Safari on Mac and Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. When looking for an available sport such as Cricket to watch online it’s easy to navigate the site, pick what you want and full-screen it, and especially easy to set up the split view feature as well. You can also use the web browser on your iOS or Android phone or tablet to stream Kayo, though that’s no longer needed with the arrival of native apps for iOS and Android, both incredibly well designed and slick.

If you have a Chromecast Ultra or the latest (3rd-generation) standard Chromecast, right now you’re going to get the best Kayo experience available on that platform – because you can cast streams and replays in full 1080p HD to your big-screen TV, and the picture quality is phenomenally good. It seemed strange that Kayo would specify the Ultra and 3rd-generation versions of the Chromecast, but we suspect it’s to do with those models’ support for fast 50fps video that the older devices can’t handle in 1080p. Older Chromecasts can be used, but will be limited to a lower-resolution picture.

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.

What Devices work with Kayo?

Kayo is currently available on these devices, with more to come, including native apps for smart TVs as well as PlayStation and Xbox game consoles.

How To Watch Kayo on TV

Kayo offers a range of native streaming apps which make for an even better experience. Initially, these apps were only available for iOS and Android phones and tablets. But now Android TV and Samsung smart TVs are supported with native apps as well, so those of you with devices based on the Android TV 7.0 platform (such as the Nvidia Shield as well as most recent Sony televisions) or more recent Samsung models will be able to sit back and enjoy Kayo from the couch.

The iOS app, meanwhile, comes with a native app for the 4th and 5th generation Apple TV boxes (those are the two currently sold by Apple – the old 3rd-generation Apple TV won’t be supported since it can’t run apps).

And Telstra TV owners aren’t being left out – there’s an app available for that popular box as well, with the ability to sign up for Kayo directly on the device and have it charged to your Telstra bill. Convenient! The app even works on the original first-generation Telstra TV, but with slightly reduced picture quality (720p) due to that box’s relatively low processing power. Split View also cannot be used on Telstra TV devices

What else does Kayo Sports offer?

When you first sign up to Kayo, you’re presented with a list of sports, both general (tennis, golf, soccer etc) and specific (AFL, NRL, Rugby World 7s and so on). You’re asked to select the ones that interest you the most and, for the specific sports, pick a team or teams that you follow. What you choose here then feeds into what you see every time you load up the main page of the site. For example if you’re obsessed with tennis and golf, then you’ll find everything you need right there on the front page – live games, times for upcoming matches, and full replays of games that have been played. It’s incredibly easy to use and really encourages browsing and discovery. Multiple user profiles are supported so everyone in the household can customise Kayo and see the sports they care about, front and centre.

Split View Feature

Kayo’s not stopping at just streaming sports to you, though. A deeper evaluation of Kayo reveals they’ve built some very useful functions into the platform, including a split view feature that allows you to watch up to four streams at the same time on the one screen – this is going to be phenomenal for those days when you’d otherwise be flipping back and forth to check progress in the sports you’re following. Split View works especially well on Apple TV 4 devices, which have the processing power to seamlessly run four high definition streams at the same time and swap between them smoothly.

Key Moments

There’s also a “Key Moments” feature with certain sports that lets you jump straight to the good bits when watching a stream of a past event. If you’re watching a replay of a cricket match, for example, you’ll see little timeline icons showing you where each wicket fell – just click on them to go straight to the moment where it happened. Key Moments are available while a game is still in progress, too. The Key Moments feature will be expanding in the future, with some very welcome sport-specific enhancements (“Goal Moments,” anyone?)

Interactive Statistics

With Kayo’s unique Interactive Stats you can gain even greater appreciation of the game being played, with real-time updates from a dedicated team of statisticians letting you take a deep dive into all the moving parts of the game. If you’re into an analysis of the facts and figures behind the scores, you’re gonna love it. The interactive stats feature is soon to be enhanced with even more crucial stats and smart graphics – and likely the ability to look up historical data as well!

Kayo Minis – Compact Replays

For sports fans who don’t want to fall behind in what’s happening across their favourite codes, a thorough examination of Kayo Minis reveal that they are an incredibly useful innovation. After an event has finished, Kayo’s team of editing and stats wizards get to work, producing a version of the game that you can watch in minutes, rather than hours. But it’s more than just a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it highlights reel. Kayo Minis are put together so that you still get a feel for the rhythm and pace of the game. You see the moments that mattered – all the highlights are there. But you’re still taken on the journey, so you can see how the outcome happened – just in much less time. It’s a feature that Kayo’s been honing to perfection, and it’s more useful than you’d think. Imagine being able to watch your AFL team’s game and then, as an encore, watch condensed “mini” versions of the day’s other games so you get the big picture of exactly what happened in that round. Kayo Minis make that possible – and you can catch up with the weekend’s Masters golf when you’re done!

RaceView

Motorsports fans are in for a treat with Kayo’s unique RaceView feature – letting you get up close and personal with the cars and drivers or take in a birds-eye view of the big race picture. Best of all, RaceView is designed to work in tandem with Kayo’s unique Split Screen feature, so you can have the main race video in one window and up to three extra camera views in other windows on the same TV screen. It’s almost like being the director of your own sports broadcast.

RaceView is enabled on Kayo for the three big ones – the Formula One World Championship, MotoGP World Championship and the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. With each event you’ll be able to watch views from in car with the driver (Co-Pilot View), above the track (Heli-View) or even on board the lightning-fast MotoGP bikes. There’s also the Race Centre view which brings all the up-to-the-moment stats and leaderboard info together. You can’t do this stuff on regular TV – and that’s what makes Kayo even more essential for motorsport fans.

No Spoilers Option

And to make sure that you won’t have the game ruined if you’re coming in late and watching it hours after it’s happened, Kayo has a unique “No Spoilers” mode (turned on by default) that actively blocks any reporting of final scores on the site while you’re using it (note that to use the Key Moments feature you’ll need to turn off the No Spoilers feature, for reasons that should be obvious!).

Search

One of the more recently launched features, Kayo’s Search feature allows the user to type in the sport, event or league they are looking for and head straight to the content with the click of a button. This means less time trawling through the huge range of sport Kayo offers to find what you’re looking for, and more time enjoying the action.

Kayo has clearly put a lot of thought into features that directly enhance the sport viewing experience, and they’ve very much gotten it right, from what we’ve seen so far.

Even more Features on the Way

Kayo’s quite unique in that it’s a platform that’s been built from the ground up with one purpose in mind – delivering streaming sport to true sports fans as seamlessly as possible, and enhancing the experience with the kinds of features you just can’t get with a TV broadcast. At launch, Kayo incorporated dozens of features big and small, all working together to create a unique sports viewing experience. And the development team at Kayo’s just getting started.

Alongside newly developed apps for in-demand platforms like smart TVs and game consoles, the clever people at Kayo have been coming up with even more enhancements to your viewing experience. You’ll see those appear in the app in the coming months – and there’s a lot to look forward to! A sampling of some upcoming features includes:

  • Expanded casting support including multiple screens
  • Autoplay support
  • Dynamic Kayo Minis – choose 10, 15, 20 minute versions
  • Key Moments enhancements

Can you get Kayo on Telstra?

Getting access to Kayo Sports was recently made even easier for Telstra customers. The sports streaming service can now be added directly to your Telstra bill, enabling you to keep all your payments in one place. And it’s the same great service – you still get the Kayo game-changing features like No Spoilers and Key Moments, High Definition coverage, and the ability to watch on multiple screens, all for the same price. And what’s more, new or existing Telstra customers adding Kayo Sports to their bill will still have the opportunity to make use of the two-week free trial, meaning if you decide the service isn’t for you you can cancel before you pay a cent. And there’s even better news for Telstra Postpaid mobile phone customers – you can get Kayo for a full year for only $15 a month, a huge $10 off the usual price!

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Last audited 28 July 2020

Kayo – The Pros and Cons

The Good

  • Vast range of sports, available live and on demand
  • Superb high definition picture quality
  • Great interactive features unique to Kayo
  • Low monthly cost for what you get

The Gotchas

  • Best picture & features requires newer devices
  • On demand streaming not available for some sports due to licensing

Kayo Summary: It’s a Knockout!

While we’ve seen attempts at sport streaming services before, they’ve always been very limited – like the narrow focus and availability of Optus Sport, or the deliberately low picture quality of the official AFL Live Pass and NRL digital streaming platforms. Kayo rewrites the rulebook when it comes to sports streaming and make no mistake, this is the game-changer.

With an incredibly low monthly price point, Kayo sits right in the “very affordable” range, substantially cheaper than Foxtel while providing access to literally all the live sports that Foxtel offers, (ESPN, beIN, Fox Sports) and in full high definition. Picture quality is superb, streaming is rock-solid and the added features work really well with the content while never distracting from it. The native device apps provide the missing link in terms of convenience, but it’s already a great experience even in a web browser, and with the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial you can test the service and cancel at anytime.

The final analysis is simple: Kayo is a must-have for any sports fan.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kayo Sports

  • Who Owns 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.


  • How Much Does Kayo Cost?

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.


  • How Much Data Does Kayo Use?

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.


  • What Sports are on Kayo?

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.


  • Does Kayo Work Overseas?

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.


  • Can You Get Kayo on PS4?

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.


  • How Do You Get Kayo on Apple TV?

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.


  • How Many Devices Can I Use with Kayo?

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.


  • How Do You Get Kayo on a Samsung TV?

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.


  • Does Kayo Have the Main Event Channel?

No – the Main Event programs seen on Foxtel are “pay per view” events that require an extra payment to watch, something that doesn’t work with the simple monthly subscription that Kayo costs.


  • Can You Record Kayo?

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.


  • Can You Get Kayo on Fetch TV or Xbox One?

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.


  • Can You Get Kayo on a LG Smart TV?

There’s no Kayo app for LG smart TVs just yet, though it’s possible there will be in the future. In the meantime, the best option for LG owners would be a dedicated streaming device that supports Kayo, such as the Telstra TV, the Apple TV 4 or Google’s Chromecast.


  • Does Kayo Have a TV Guide?

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.


  • How Can I Get Kayo Sports for Free?

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.


  • How Do I Cancel Kayo?

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.


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