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Kayo: Price, content and features reviewed

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Kayo Sports

Although the rights to watch sports can usually be scattered across the TV and streaming landscape, Kayo has positioned itself as the place to watch most sports in Australia all in one place.

Some of the biggest sports in both Australia and from overseas are available to stream live on the service, but live sports streaming isn't the only attraction as it contains replays, documentaries, highlight packages, talk shows and more.

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Take Kayo Sports for a spin and stream over 50 sports live, plus get 15,000+ hours of on-demand archives.

How much is Kayo?

There are 2 paid plans for Kayo. There is the One package that costs $25 a month and allows you to watch on only 1 device at once. The Basic plan is $35 a month and allows you to stream on 2 devices simultaneously. There previously was a Premium plan, but as of 16 January 2024 this was discontinued.

That means the only difference between the paid plans is how many simultaneous streams you can have. Otherwise, all the plans stream in the same quality, allow access to the same number of sports and are compatible with the same range of devices.

Kayo price rise

Kayo is getting another price rise. From 14 February 2024, Kayo Basic will be increasing to $35 a month and will have 4K capability. Existing Kayo Premium subscribers will be moved onto a Basic plan. There is no change to the Kayo One subscription.

Name Product Free trial period Max video quality Simultaneous streams Monthly price
Kayo Sports One
Kayo Sports One
7 days
HD
1
$25
Kayo Sports Basic
Kayo Sports Basic
7 days
4K
2
$35
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Does Kayo Sports have a free trial?

A 7-day free trial is available for new customers.

What sports are on Kayo?

Kayo claims to have over 50 different sports on the service. There is a varied mix including big Australian sports such as NRL, AFL and cricket through to overseas sporting leagues such as the NBA and NFL, plus big events like the FIBA World Cup.

There are however some major sports that Kayo doesn't feature, like tennis and rugby union. We have a full list of sports available on Kayo if you want to delve deeper into what's on offer.

What is Kayo Freebies?

Kayo Freebies allows you to access a limited selection of live sport, replays, entertainment shows and documentaries on the service at no cost. While you don't get access to all the content with the Kayo Freebies experience, it does give you access to the full suite of Kayo's features. What is available as a freebie is limited though and there's no personal choice as to which sports or events you can watch for free.

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Signing up to Kayo Freebies does not require any credit card info to be added. You simply sign up for an account, download the app or log in to the website and then begin watching.

How can I watch Kayo?

Kayo is available on smartphones (iOS and Android), Mac and PC. It also has Telstra TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast compatibility. The only video game consoles available to view Kayo are either PlayStation 4 or 5. You can also watch Kayo on a compatible smart TV.

What TVs are compatible with Kayo?

Watching sport on the big screen is a preferred choice for most viewers and luckily Kayo has you covered there with its app available on selected models from:

  • Hisense
  • Samsung
  • LG

We have a guide on how to watch Kayo if you don't have one of the supported smart TVs.

What features does the Kayo app offer?

The user interface of Kayo has a very Netflix feel, not displaying a classic channel-by-channel listing but a mix of all the available sports live and on replay at any given time as best fits your viewing history. There are plenty of features on offer with Kayo, some specially tailored for sports viewing. These include:

  • No Spoilers – a feature any rabid sports fan will appreciate. If you're late to the game, Kayo will allow you to hide all scores and news from your user interface so you can enjoy the stream without knowing how it all ends.
  • Key Moments – the stream's timeline will be marked with "key moments" as the action happens. So if you say hop in 15 minutes after kick-off, the video's progress bar will let you skip to the key moments you missed (e.g. goals kicked, tries scored, wickets taken) before catching up with the rest of the crowd.
  • From Start – another good feature is if you're late to a game, you can watch a live broadcast from the start.
  • SplitView – allows the viewing of up to 4 different sports at once. This is a great feature as a lot of sports can clash (especially on weekends). On mobile, Kayo allows you to stream 2 different sports in split-screen mode.
  • Kayo Minis – if you want to view a replay of a game but don't have the time to sit through its entire length, you can watch a condensed version of the match in only a fraction of the time.

Kayo review

Kayo Sports review: 2023 verdict

For sports fans, Kayo Sports is an essential service. It's cheap, flexible and offers a vastly superior viewing experience thanks to its array of sports-focused features. We're happy to recommend it as a must-own for any Australian sports fan, but you can try it for yourself thanks to a 7-day free trial.

Pros

  • Good value for money
  • Large range of live sport, documentaries and on-demand replays
  • Unique sports viewing features
  • Flexible range of device compatibility
  • HD included and no contract

Cons

  • Not 4K-compatible
  • Sports viewing features not available on all streams or all devices
  • No entertainment content included
  • Native TV app support still low
  • Product is static and isn't evolving with new features

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How does the Kayo app compare?

Kayo Sports isn't the only sports streaming service out there. We've already compared what's available in Australia, including how Kayo stacks up against Optus Sport, Stan Sport and Foxtel Now.

You can also see at a glance how Kayo compares to even more sports streaming services out there such as DAZN, NBA League Pass and more in the table below.

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Name Product Free trial period Max video quality Simultaneous streams Monthly price
NBA League Pass
NBA League Pass
7 days
HD
1
$21.99
Stan Sport
Stan Sport
N/A
4K
1
$15
Kayo Sports Basic
Kayo Sports Basic
7 days
4K
2
$35
Paramount+ Standard
Paramount+ Standard
7 days
HD
2
$9.99
beIN SPORTS CONNECT
beIN SPORTS CONNECT
7 days
HD
1
$14.99
NFL Game Pass Pro
NFL Game Pass Pro
7 days
HD
2
$52.50
Foxtel Now - Sport Pack
Foxtel Now - Sport Pack
10 days
HD
2
$29
Kayo Sports One
Kayo Sports One
7 days
HD
1
$25
DAZN
DAZN
N/A
HD
1
$13.99
FITE TV
FITE TV
7 days
HD
1
$7.99
Foxtel Sport
Foxtel Sport
N/A
4K
2
$100
Optus Sport Premium
Optus Sport Premium
N/A
HD
1
$24.99
League Pass Premium
League Pass Premium
7 days
HD
3
$29.99
UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass
N/A
HD
1
$10.99
Kayo Freebies
Kayo Freebies
Free
HD
1
$0
F1 TV Monthly
F1 TV Monthly
N/A
HD
1
$4.49
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Mark Neilsen

Mark Neilsen writes about streaming at Finder. He has over 20 years experience in entertainment media, having worked for street bible The Drum Media as well as The Music's magazine and website. He's partial to movies and TV shows featuring explosions and/or zombies, as well as the genteel pace of Test cricket. He's also trying to invent a time machine so as to whittle down the shows on his various watchlists. See full profile

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