Kayo Freebies: Which free sports are included?
Streaming app service Kayo Sports is making some of its live sports content free as part of a new Kayo Freebies tier.
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If you love your sport, then Kayo Sports is likely your favourite streaming app. You can read our comprehensive Kayo Sports review to learn all the ins and outs. But it effectively takes all the best sports content from Foxtel and places it in its own standalone app.
It then makes access to that content far more affordable and polishes off the package with a host of innovative viewing features tailored to sport.
In short, it's the best way to watch sport in Australia. And when you look at the long list of sports available on Kayo, it ticks nearly every box. NRL, AFL, A-League, V8 Supercars, Big Bash, NBA, NFL, Formula 1, WSL ... we could go on and on.
But it is a premium service. It will set you back at least $25 a month after you've enjoyed the 14-day free trial. And with traditional free-to-air TV offering less sport content by the month, that cost has been a frustration for many Australians.
What is Kayo Freebies?
Kayo Freebies is a new Freemium Tier of Kayo Sports. It joins the Basic (two simultaneous streams) and Premium (three simultaneous streams) tiers at $25 a month and $35 a month respectively. This Freemium Kayo Sports tier hopes to heal that wound with Australians missing out on sport. It gives fans access to free live sport content while still enjoying the flexibility and features of the Kayo Sports experience.Kayo Sports offers a different kind of streaming experience compared to other apps like Disney+ and Netflix (although it's similar to sister product BINGE). Not everything is on-demand. There is a live feed of content that you can jump into directly or by simply selecting one of the 14 channels that are always available.
In fact, there are special features such as the ability to split the screen four ways, so you can watch four live sporting events at once. Plus, you can rewind to the start or to key moments such as a try or a wicket.
In addition, there is a stack of on-demand content. This comes in the form of entertainment shows, highlight packages, replays and documentaries.
So, with Kayo Freebies you get the following:
- A selection of all this content – so the live sport and the on-demand entertainment.
- You will also get access to all of Kayo's unique view features, such as splitscreen, raceview, hide spoiler, stats, key moments and more.
- You can also access Kayo Freebies on all compatible devices, including iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung TV, Telstra TV and Chromecast.
Kayo has experienced massive subscriber growth over the past two years and is now established as the go-to destination for streaming 50 sports live. Kayo Freebies is another game-changing moment. We believe Kayo Freebies will increase our audience share for selected events, expand audiences for growing sports and ultimately take Kayo's subscription growth to the next level.”
How to sign-up for Kayo Freebies
With Kayo Freebies, you will be able to access select live events as well as documentaries, entertainment shows and the Kayo Minis highlight packages without subscribing. In fact, you don't even have to hand over any credit card information at all. All you do is sign up for an account here and download the app. The Kayo Freebies content will then be made available to you.
If you've previously been a Kayo Sports member, you will just need to log in with your existing details and you will be able to see Kayo Freebies content.
If you've never been a member before, you can opt to provide your credit card information so you can get the full Kayo Sports experience as part of the 14-day free trial. After the 14-days, you'll need to actively cancel the subscription to revert to just Kayo Freebies. Alternatively, you can stay on to keep full access.
List of Kayo Freebies sports
There will be new live events added to the Kayo Freebies list every month as well as replays, Kayo Minis and special-event documentaries. The 2021 America's Cup is the latest event to be added to Freebies. The current list isn't lengthy, but the following sports are coming to Kayo Freebies:
- V8 Supercars, starting with the Mt Panorama 500
- Select A-League matches
- Select W-League matches
- Sheffield Shield cricket
- La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1
- America's Cup
- Six Nations rugby
- ATP Tennis
- Bowls Premier League
It's unclear how much of the Kayo Freebies content will also be available on other networks. For example, the Mt Panorama 500 is one of six races Channel Seven has the rights to simulcast alongside Kayo Sports. However, even if most of the Kayo Freebies content is free elsewhere, the Kayo Sports viewing features will make it the better way to experience the content anyway.
Kayo is the unrivalled service for streaming the world's best sport. We know when people try Kayo, they love the experience. Freebies is a way of bringing even more sports fans closer to our brand, enjoying the best commentators and production, and experiencing our technology, which has been built specifically for streaming live sport.”
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