14 Days Free Trial @ Kayo Sports (Foxtel's New Sports Streaming Service)

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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.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    waiting to see if some sort of coupon will become available (Telstra?)

    There's a thread on Whirlpool about it
    https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2763582

    most importantly, cricket (especially the ODIs and T20s that are exclusive to Foxtel)

    The Cricket AU app appears to have this for free too. you should be able to sideload it onto android TV/box. or the VLC streams are posted on reddit.

    • +6 votes

      Thanks, media reports I've seen suggest that the free streaming offered by cricket.com.au will end soon. The only reason it is currently offered as such, was due to a delay in the release of Kayo Sports.

      • +3 votes

        Ah you're right

        https://www.cricket.com.au/live-streaming

        Free live streaming of Australia Men’s Gillette ODI Series vs South Africa
        Live streaming of Australia Men’s and Women’s International matches played in Australia **
        Live streaming of the KFC BBL and Rebel WBBL **
        ** Subscription to a streaming service provided by Fox Sports required. More details to be provided in November 2018.

        oh well i'll enjoy the AUS vs SA ODI

        $25/mth is fairly reasonable for most (popular) sports, especially with no contract.

        • +11 votes

          That's only reasonable if you forgot that Australian's voted that major sports was always going to be on free-to-air TV or pay tv wasn't allowed to operate.

          Not that it matters because Australian's have memories that make goldfish look brilliant so now $25 is even reasonable.

          • +1 vote

            @Diji1: Diji,

            Your comment is incorrect on several levels.

            Australians never 'voted' for major sports to remain forever on free-to-air TV. That is just a ridiculous statement.

            You are no doubt referring to the 'Anti-siphoning' regulations in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992. A list of 'protected' sporting events was determined, in consultation with free-to-air providers and the then-Keating Labor government. This was supported by subsequent governments and subsequent free-to-air operators.

            The provisions came into effect in 2006.

            People endlessly seem to complain about sport 'moving off' to pay TV, or not being shown on free-to-air TV any more.

            But this is not the fault of pay TV operators. It is almost totally the doing of the free-to-air providers. There are explicit conditions under the Act which must be met in order for events to remain free. And in many cases Channels 9, 7, 10 have deliberately chosen not to meet those conditions, thus surrendering their exclusive rights.

            There have also been cases of free-to-air providers maintaining rights, and then not actually broadcasting events (just so their opponents may not get a chance at them). Channel Nine for many years not broadcasting the first session of Ashes Tests in England is a great example.

            The free-to-air model of broadcasting huge quantities of sports, for hopefully huge advertising revenues, has been problematic for some years now, and we are never going to return to the 'good old days' of the 70's and 80's.

            Regarding this specific new product from Foxtel, for the sheer amount of live first-level sports involved, $25/m seems fairly reasonable when matched-up against comparable other subscriptions. A movie ticket can be $15-$20 for a couple of hours 'entertainment'. Netflix is $10-$18/m. (BBL tickets are $20).

            As to whether the delivered platform is stable, easy-to-use, etc, that is another matter. For a long time Foxtel Go was…er … problematic. Foxtel's IQ3 was… er… pretty much a disaster for age.

            So, the company has a little headway to make to convince everyone. But, if they actually do deliver what they claim, I think most sports fans would agree that $25/m is pretty reasonable.

          • +2 votes

            @Diji1: Exactly. Paying $25 a month or $300 a year for something that used to be free is not a good deal.

            I simply won't watch.

    • +1 vote

      If you have Apple TV it actually plays in the CA app.

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    Fascinating that there's no native Windows browser.

  • +1 vote

    Pretty damn good quality. Though probably because it aint congested.

  • +4 votes

    Apple TV

    Sure. Just like how Foxtel Now was 'coming soon'.

  • +3 votes

    Speculation is that Android, iOS, Telstra TV, Android TV, and Apple TV apps are in development.

    https://help.kayosports.com.au/s/article/Kayo-on-the-big-scr...
    https://help.kayosports.com.au/s/article/Discover-all-the-wa...

    they're claiming IOS & Android TV & Telstra BOX before the end of the year.

  • +5 votes

    7 NBA games per week.

    They still don't get it do they. I should be able to watch any team, any game and at any time.

    • +3 votes

      buy direct from the NBA like so many of us do with the NHL & NFL

    • +3 votes

      They don’t have the rights to every game, hence League Pass.

      And have to laugh at NBA League Pass been shit - faultless for me.

      • -11 votes

        They don’t have the rights to every game, hence League Pass.

        Then buy them. It’s 2018. Either provide a decent service with all content or people will source it elsewhere for free.

        When will they get through their thick heads, people don’t want to pirate. But shit like this forces them too.

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          Are you 12?

          Just buy it? Do you not understand how the world works at all?

          There is an option to view all games. It's called league pass. It's very clear you just want to go the piracy method but try to excuse yourself with be reasoning.

          Grow up and pay. Or grow up and admit you're just a scummy pirate.

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            @ScruffTheJanitor: I pay for good services. I stopped pirating music when Spotify finally become great.

            I refuse to pay for services that are sub par, when I can get better for free.

            If some guy can stream games better quality and upload replays faster….for free…why would I pay?

            Last year I paid for League Pass and most of the time end up using ‘other’ methods because they are simply better.

    • +1 vote

      That's what the League Pass is for

  • +8 votes

    Finally! $25 is reasonable I will probably take this up. Could never justify Foxtel for 40-50 a month for just the sports.

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      Well $26 for getting Foxtel than an extra $25 for sport and then an extra $10 for HD access, so essentially $61 without negotiation. As soon as NBN comes into my area I will be grabbing this as well (got about 6 months more wait although that should have been 12 months ago).

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        Come on, you know an ozbargainer never pays RRP ;)

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          Yeah, I know that which is why I am still on the $39 deal from earlier in the year. looking forward to that cancellation call :)

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    Something which was free and bringing more viewers, now it’s paid.. hows that good news…

    • +4 votes

      All AFL/NBL/A-League/NRL games were free?

      • +6 votes

        People seem to live in fairyland about sport on FTA - there was barely any of it, and until the last 15 or so years very rarely live. The only sport that’s really changed for the worse is cricket.

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          How about all Motor Racing! Soccer, NBA, Baseball, Rugby, etc. Seems like you are the one living in fairyland! While some only had game of the week during regular season and highlights. They usually showed most of the play-offs and Finals. We've been robbed slowly of almost all sports on FTA. It's been gradual maybe that's why you think it was no big deal. I had Foxtel specifically for Formula 1 & NBA. Now with streaming and quick speeds for downloads I refuse to pay anymore but if they're going to do $25 a month it needs to be in 4K like other countries have

    • +3 votes

      The deal is done unfortunately… We can't do anything.
      This is a more reasonable price though, worth it for all the sports.

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        But not for those of us who only follow one sport (F1 in my case).

        I really don’t think many people follow multiple sports. So this offering and pricing is just overkill.

        • +4 votes

          Of course they do

        • +2 votes

          hopefully f1 tv will be here soon

          • -1 vote

            @sspec56: Yep. Single-sport offerings make a whole lot more sense.

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            @sspec56: Not for a while, probably a few years. Sky Sports have a monopoly on it for certain countries (including us). So the F1 streaming service is blocked. Maybe there's a way around it with VPN?? Someone should check :)

        • +2 votes

          Sports fans follow many sports…

          If you only follow F1 then you should be looking at them to provide an F1 pass

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          I definitely agree, I think they should've made a standalone cricket subscription as cricket just moved off FTA and they'll be expecting some customers.
          Cricket for about $5-$8 a month would've been excellent.

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    Wonder if this will work when OS?

  • +1 vote

    Laughable choice of name.

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    Can I watch from overseas?

  • +1 vote

    I can work with Android TV if it comes along, but I hope they do a PS4 app.

  • +4 votes

    considering the owner of this company toppled yet another Australian Prime Minister, its a no from me.

    • +1 vote

      Laughable. Watch out for goblins under the bridge.

    • +2 votes

      Isn't that a sport?

      Of course if he hadn't of invented the internet which enabled piracy to be so rife and cost our lord & master so much money in lost income. So fair is fair.

    • +1 vote

      Good luck getting all these sports elsewhere

      They finally bring an affordable price, I am all in here

    • +3 votes

      Nothing wrong with a Murdoch boycott, he's scum

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        Careful.. you're talkin about Trump's head boy now… won't be long now before they re-badge Fox TV as 'Trump TV'officially ;)

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    Is their F1?

    • +1 vote

      There is! - https://kayosports.com.au/sports/sport!motor/series-formula-one-world-championship!30

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        No full race replay of Mexico?

      • -2 votes

        *Their is!

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        Is there any way to record, or watch a replay? Many races are in the middle fo the night Perth time.

        Is it in HD?

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          Yeah it seems you can watch it whenever you want. They even have a no spoilers setting so when you go to browse different pages the scores or results don't show up. Yes it's supposed to be 1080p. Maybe no point in recording if you can watch everything as an archive but not sure how long they will keep certain matches on the site. Maybe capture off PC or USB record.

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    I am gonna give this a go… beats watching the aleague on a tiny screen with the My football live app.

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    So what sports is it not going to have compared to regular foxtwl?

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    The only thing that looks like this is lacking is ESPN+ content. Other than that, it's a good deal. Replaces the need of WatchAFL + VPN.

  • +1 vote

    Great timing to test out the trial for the last 2 races of f1

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    any chance it will be on Fetch,,

  • +2 votes

    Do you guys think they will release apps for Samsung/LG Tvs?

  • +5 votes

    Interesting - sport is the last thing keeping Foxtel as we know it relevant today and they've finally decided to offer it separately.

  • +5 votes

    Foxtel has pretty much weaned me off watching sport on tv. I can't even be bothered working out what games are on fta these days. The less I watch, the less I care about sport in general, so my kids are less likely to be interested… I wonder if the AFL and rest of them have factored in people like me? Anyway, hell will freeze over before I pay Rupert's outfit a cent for anything.

    • +1 vote

      Soft fair weather fans?

      Probably not.

    • +2 votes

      It's a double edged sword for the codes particularly AFL. I'm from east coast and have zero interest in AFL. But occasionally I will stumble across it on FTA but can't stand it because of the amount of ads they throw in during the game - compared to league FTA AFL has way more ads. I don't have Foxtel, don't want Foxtel so won't ever be in a position to watch AFL without the annoying frequent ads. Combine my experience and yours and you have a sports code losing existing viewers and not appealing to new viewers either

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        Joey,

        I don't quite understand your point.

        Before the modern era there would be two or three AFL matches shown per week. Only on free-to-air. And yes, laden with ads.

        Now, there are four or five AFL matches per week on free-to-air, still laden with ads.

        There are also all nine weekly matches live on Foxtel, with zero ads during play.

        So, in what way would this broadcasting model lead to fewer viewers?

        Free-to-air: more matches than ever. Same number of ads.
        Pay TV: all matches. No ads.

        Now… there may be other reasons for a decline in viewership, to do with the sport itself being less appealing, perhaps the appalling level of commentary, and of course, greater opposition from other sports and pursuits.

        But I do not think your point re FTA, Foxtel and ads is valid.

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          Ads and poor commentary I agree are a turn off. If the AFL sold their rights for less so broadcasters didn't whore it out with ugly ads every couple of minutes they would win new viewers. It was a great AFL Gand Final but damn man those ads are the reason I only watch one AFL game a year

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    Don't want to waste my trial (trying to time it) but can anyone who has it confirm they show every PGA and LPGA Tournament ?

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    I have Foxtel Now through my Telstra TV, and a Telstra Mobile (20GB for $49pm). Currently when I watch sport (Rugby Union) using my phone as a hot-spot it doesn't use any of my phone data - it never has.

    It's the main reason I haven't moved to a new JB-HiFi account with 50GB of data, just in case it stops allowing me to stream data-free.
    It will be interesting to see if this still works with this new Kayo service once it comes to Telstra TV.

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      Has jb hifi separated from telstra? I used to work at telstra 10 months ago and jb hi fi were just a telstra dealer. If it is still the same you are signed up to telstra just through a middle man so the data free streaming would still apply. Unless they have changed it on their new plans.

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