Foxtel has soft-launched its standalone sport streaming service, Kayo Sports. They are offering a 14 day trial for new users. Some details are below:
It includes access to over 50 sports such as AFL, NRL, A-League, NBA, NBL, NFL, motor racing and perhaps most importantly, cricket (especially the ODIs and T20s that are exclusive to Foxtel). Foxtel has signed deals to offer both ESPN and BeIN Sports Australia output in Kayo Sports.
It’s priced at $25 per month for two simultaneous streams and $35 per month for three streams. This seems to be better value than Foxtel Now which recently raised its cost to $54 per month for 720p sport streaming (Kayo seems to be offering 1080p).
Kayo Sports is currently in beta, which means it currently only offers in-browser streaming (primarily for Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox on desktop and mobile) and Chromecast compatibility. Speculation is that Android, iOS, Telstra TV, Android TV, and Apple TV apps are in development.
Users can also set favourite sports and teams as well as utilise a feature to block spoilers/scores. Other features are split screen, picture in picture with up to four different streams and even key moment tagging, such as for goals, wickets etc.