Kayo Sports 101: What Sports Are on the Service?
- What is Kayo Sports?
- How Much Does Kayo Sports Cost Each Month?
- What’s on Kayo Sports?
When it comes to sports, Australian citizens will not be left behind. Some would even say that Aussies are one of the most sports-loving people, so it makes sense that they have their own dedicated sports streaming service, Kayo Sports. Although free to air TV still keeps sports alive, Aussies were eager to jump to the new technology if it meant they could obsess over sports anywhere they go.
Kayo Sports has an extensive library of sports, from international events to local ones. It's also rather inclusive, ranging from familiar and well-loved sports like basketball and tennis to eSports and extreme sports.
If you're a massive sports fan, it's definitely worth checking Kayo Sports out. But it's indeed better to know more about it before you sign-up for a paid monthly subscription.
In this guide, you will know more about the following:
- What is Kayo Sports?
- How much does it cost monthly?
- What's on Kayo Sports?
- Compatible devices
- Kayo Sports features
What is Kayo Sports?
Kayo Sports is Australia’s dedicated sports streaming service, so it’s basically Netflix for sports fans. T
The majority of the sports available on the app are also available on Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go, and Foxtel IQ, but Kayo Sports provides more comprehensive sports variations, complete with sports documentaries and match commentaries. It’s also a cheaper alternative to Foxtel’s $54 monthly access, the most affordable package.
Moreover, the app also has some great features, such as SplitView and No Spoilers, among others.
Kayo Sports either broadcast sports live or replay. There are moments when the app can only show a sport live for certain events due to Australia’s complex TV broadcasting rights. That means you can only watch NRL games and the finals live, but the Grand Finals will only be available via replay.
If you sign up with Kayo, be sure to check the schedule out to see what’s available.
How Much Does Kayo Sports Cost Each Month?
As mentioned earlier, Kayo Sports is cheaper than Foxtel--and it certainly is.
There are two price tiers available. You can get the Basic subscription for only $25 per month, twice as low as Foxtel’s, and you’re allowed to watch shows from two different screens simultaneously. The next package is the Premium subscription, which is available for $35 per month and will enable you to watch from three screens at the same time.
Unlike Netflix and other streaming services available in Australia, the package you choose will not determine the quality of the shows available since Kayo Sports only offers Full HD 1080p for now. Since most streaming services offer 4K content, it won’t be surprising if they jumped on the bandwagon soon enough.
Of course, you can stop your subscription anytime without a hassle.
If you’re a new subscriber, you can get a 14-day free trial. You won’t be charged until you have finished the trial, which is excellent as you have more time to check the service out and see if it’s worth your money.
What’s on Kayo Sports?
Now, what can you watch from the streaming service?
With over 50 sports available, you can basically watch every sports Aussies obsess over. However, here are the sports you can watch on Kayo:
- American football
- Extreme sports
- Field hockey
- Horse racing
- Ice hockey
- Table tennis
- Weight lifting
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
There are also popular leagues, competitions, and events available on Kayo Sports:
- Formula One
- La Liga
- Moto GP
- Super Rugby
- Serie A
- V8 Supercars
Foxtel has a partnership with ESPN, and since Kayo Sports is under Foxtel, it means Kayo Sports subscribers could also access international programming alongside local Aussie favourites. That means you can watch some US college basketball along with international cricket.
Moreover, the app also has tons of popular sports TV shows like Pardon the Interruption, Sunday Night with Mattie Johns, and The Late Show.
For those who love sports documentaries, the service also has hundreds of hours worth of these, so you can binge them on the weekends. There are also sports commentaries, press conference footage, as well as “Kayo Mini” game digests.
Basically, Kayo Sports offer what’s available on Foxtel Sports--at least the majority of what’s on the latter. Unfortunately, Eurosport and Sky Racing aren’t available, along with the English Premier League, so if you’re specifically looking for these channels, you won’t find them on the service for now.
The beauty with Kayo Sports is that you can open it with almost any device. It has a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices, so you can watch your favourite sports wherever you are. If you’re on your computer, you can also access it via web browsers. It should work on Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
Besides smartphones, tablets, and computers, you can also watch Kayo Sports through smart TVs and streaming devices like Apple TV, Telstra TV, and Google Chromecast.
As of writing, the service isn’t available on gaming consoles yet.
Kayo Sports Features
The app has some amazing features that would make it easier for fans to watch sports.
Perhaps one of the best features of Kayo Sports is the SplitView option, which allows you to split the screen to watch more than one sport or match. However, note that if you’re on your smartphone, you can only split your screen in two ways. On tablets, you can do it in four ways.
Moreover, you won’t be able to use that feature if you’re using streaming devices, except for Apple TV.
Another key feature is the No Spoiler option, which blocks the scores from appearing when you’re browsing the menu. It also has the Key Moments feature, which allows you to skip to the most exciting parts.
There’s also the pop-out player if you’re working on your computer. The mini pop-out player will appear on the bottom right of the screen so you can continue with your work while watching the match.
More features are available, including personalised menu, multiple camera angles, match centre, choose your speed, Kayo Mini, and notifications.