Kayo Sports, a new streaming service dedicated to sport in Australia has launched. With more than 50 sports live and on-demand with support for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and more. All from just A$25 per month with no lock-in contract.
Here I’ve summarised what Kayo Sports is, the key features of the service, supported devices, and pricing.
Kayo Sports is a new streaming service powered by FOX Sports Australia, ESPN, and beIN Sports. Delivering over 50 sports around Australia and overseas, perfect for sports-loving Australians.
Available sports include cricket, A-league, Aussie rules, NRL, rugby league and union, motorsports such as the Formula 1 and V8 Supercars. Plus, football, golf, tennis, basketball, and lots more.
“Kayo will provide a new way for Australians to experience sport, with the biggest Aussie sports and the best from overseas, plus game-changing features.” – Julian Ogrin, Kayo Sports CEO
Kayo has also partnered with Cricket Australia to be cricket fans’ one-stop shop for all their action, including every international match of the Australian summer, every match of the KFC BBL, Rebel WBBL coverage, plus plenty more.
Interestingly, the service includes some innovative features, some of which I’ve found to be very useful when testing the service from my Apple TV. This includes:
Personalising your own Kayo profile with the sports and teams you want to follow, and notifications for when a game is about to start
Watch the best bits across matches with “Key Moments”, perfect for those restricted by time
A split view feature allowing you to watch more than one game or switching between matches and games
Missed a game and don’t want to see the score? You will be happy to know Kayo Sports also supports a very handy “No Spoilers” function. Meaning you won’t see the pre-game scores when streaming a past live game on demand. (Avoid social media and other parts of the internet though!)
Supported Apple Devices
At launch, a large range of Apple (and non-Apple devices) will be compatible. iPhone and iPad (iOS devices) have dedicated apps by simply downloading them from the App Store, while it is possible to use the service from a browser on Mac computers.
But the best way to watch sports is on TV, and the best way to do this is with the new Apple TV. There is a dedicated Apple TV app which can be downloaded from the App Store on Apple TV, allowing you to use the Streaming Service on your TV.
So how much does Kayo Sports cost? A no-lock-in contract membership starts at A$25 per month, allowing access to two concurrent streams. Or for A$35 per month, you can access three concurrent streams. In up to HD quality, it is unclear is 4K is supported at this time.
You can learn more or sign up now at the Kayo Sports for a membership along with a 14-day free trial.