How to buy Kayo Sports for your dad this Father’s Day
If you're looking for a last minute Father's Day gift, you can't go wrong with a Kayo Sports subscription. Here's how to make your sports-mad dad's day.
Dads love their sport. Thankfully for Australian dads, we live in a sports-mad country where every weekend and most weekdays provide an endless supply of sporting content to enjoy. Be it live sports, chat shows, historical games, documentaries, news and more, when it comes to sport, fans can dive in 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
What is the best Father's Day gift for a sports-mad dad?
In late 2018, a new live sports streaming service launched in Australia and changed the entire broadcast landscape. Kayo Sports is its name and it takes the 14 best channels from Foxtel's premium sports pack and separates them into their own standalone app. Then, instead of just showing this content as channels you flip between, it displays a Netflix style user-interface where content both live and on-demand is highlighted, grouped and showcased in a wonderfully easy to navigate way.
The good times don't stop there. Kayo Sports provides a host of unique viewing features you've not seen anywhere else before. This includes SplitView (where you can watch four sports at once on the same screen), multiple cameras to choose between and a Key Moments timeline where you can jump to each highlight as the game broadcasts live. You've got a No Spoilers setting which hides the scores, and Interactive Stats to dive into too. You can read our full review to learn more.
All up, there are over 50 sports on the service, which includes all the biggest leagues. NRL, AFL, Big Bash, V8 Supercars, World Surf League, Super Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Formula 1, A-League, UFC, most of the world's best golf, tennis, baseball and basketball, and plenty more.
Best of all, the price is far more affordable – indeed over half the price – than accessing these sports through other means like Foxtel, Fetch or the official apps of each sport. At $25 per month, you get to have two simultaneous streams at once. Kayo Sports works on PC, Mac, iOS and Android, or on your TV via Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV or ChromeCast.
Three easy steps to getting Kayo Sports as a Father's Day gift
Kayo Sports itself does not have a gifting feature. This is because the owner of the account needs to have their profile and credit card information set up in the system. However, because you can have up to two simultaneous streams with the base subscription, you can sign up for Kayo Sports for your own use, and then set up your dad's home so he can access your account from his own device. This way you're not only giving your dad a great Father's Day gift, but you're cheekily benefiting as well. (Wink! Wink!)
Here are three simple steps to gifting Kayo Sports to your dad for Father's Day.
- Head across to the Kayo Sports website and sign up for an account. There is a 14-day free trial period, but you will still need to enter your credit card information. You just won't be charged until the end of the trial. (In truth, there is no lock-in contract, so you can provide this gift for as long or as short a period as you desire). Just note you will need to enter your phone number and that number will be SMS'd a verification code.
- On Father's Day, get your dad's phone and tablet, and download the Kayo Sports app. Put in the login information and save the information. (Remember; you may need to have your phone handy in order to receive the verification code via SMS). Then open up your father's PC or Mac, head to the Kayo Sports website and log in there as well. Again, save the login information to the device. If you'd like to set it up on dad's TV, then you can either download the Kayo Sports app onto an Apple TV, Android TV or Telstra TV device, or set up ChromeCast. Here is a guide.
- Show your dad how to turn on the Kayo Sports app, log on to the Kayo Sports website or use ChromeCast. Then sit back and bask in the glory of your excellent Father's Day gift.
Note: If you just want to get your dad up and running, but not take on the responsibility of the account, that is possible. Instead of Step 1 involving your details, it simply involves your dad's phone and credit card information. You can just set him up on the day as access instantaneous.
What if your dad already has Kayo Sports?
Don't worry; if you discover your dad already has Kayo Sports, it can still be on your Father's Day gift list. You can buy Kayo Sports credit in the form of a gift card. It's available from Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Australia Post and Kmart, or with an online voucher code from Australia Post online. This way you can top them up for as long as you want.
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