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Answering Kayo Sports’ 5 biggest questions

Is Kayo a Foxtel product? Can you watch replays? What's the difference in packages? How can I watch? Does it have Main Event? Answered.

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In late 2018, the Kayo live sports streaming service launched. Dubbed the "Netflix for sport", it's nothing short of an evolution in the way sport is broadcast in Australia. A disrupter that is a genuine step forward into the future of how we will consume our beloved sports content.

In a nutshell, Kayo allows users to browse live broadcasts from approximately 50 different sports and instantly watch whatever they want on almost any device. There's on-demand content and general programming, too, including discussion panels and entertainment shows.

Best of all are the sport-centric features that bring game day to life. Picture-in-picture mode; the ability to split the screen four ways and stream four events at once with SplitView; jump to start, No Spoilers to hide scores; a Key Moments Timeline; choose your own camera view and more – all starting from $25 a month.

Following on from our live hands-on review of the Kayo Sports streaming experience, we got a lot of feedback from sports fans about the service. While for the most part there seems to be genuine positivity around what Kayo is attempting to deliver, there are still a few questions, or perhaps misconceptions, that continue arising. Let's jump in to the Finder Kayo FAQ.Kayo sports FAQ

Is Kayo owned by Foxtel?

Kayo offers an almost identical suite of live sport and programming to Foxtel Now and Foxtel iQ. On Kayo you will find all the FOX SPORTS channels, the two ESPN channels, Racing.com, Sky Racing and three beIN SPORTS channels.

However, Kayo is not a Foxtel product. It's confusing, no doubt. Kayo is a service built by a separate company within the broader organisation that includes Foxtel and Telstra. Think of it like Kmart and Target, which sell much of the same products and are effectively competing against each other, but are both actually owned by the same organisation in Wesfarmers.

Moving back to streaming TV, despite operating in the same space and targeting an overlapping audience to Foxtel, Kayo Sports is not the same company. Yet the new streaming sports app has, effectively by default, access to the broadcasting rights acquired by its sister company.

Can you watch replays on Kayo?

Yes you can watch replays on almost all events on Kayo. Not only can you watch on demand, but if you miss the start of the game you have the option to jump in live or watch from the start and skip through ads till you've caught up.

Kayo's library contains archives dating way back to 2018 when the platform launched. This includes all AFL and NRL matches since then. The same goes with the cricket, where you'll find Australian Test, ODI and T20 matches, including BBL and WBBL.

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There's also a lot of football leagues from around the globe on Kayo. Most of these come via beIN SPORTS channels.

It's the American sports where things aren't available on replay for as long. The big ESPN grouping of NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL matches typically remain on replay for three to four days at best.

Other ESPN events such as UFC Fight Nights are typically available until the end of season or calendar year.

The tricky part of this is that it's all to ESPN's discretion as it owns the content. If for whatever reason it tells Kayo to remove on-demand content then Kayo has to oblige.

What's the difference in packages?

Obviously if there's more than one package, then there are multiple price tiers. Kayo offers 3 options, the One package for $25 a month, the Basic package for $27.50 a month and the Premium option for $35 a month.

Unlike other streaming services whose packages differ by video quality, among other factors, Kayo's only has one attribute difference. That's the amount of devices you can watch from. The cheaper One subscription lets you watch on only 1 device at a time, Basic allows 2 devices at once and Premium gives you 3 simultaneous streaming options.

What devices can you watch Kayo on?

Speaking of devices Kayo has almost every device, with some more in the works. Here's the full list and if you need help setting them up see our step-by-step guide.

Can I watch Main Event on Kayo?

Current, new or returning Kayo users can purchase this standalone bouts on Main Event PPV. You also don't need to have a Kayo subscription to order the fight. You can check out all the details here.

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    RickApril 23, 2022

    Can I go directly to the replay of an NRL game on Kayo with out the pregame Talk Fest?

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      ChrisApril 25, 2022Staff

      Hi Rick,

      You can get straight to the action with the Kayo Minis and Highlights.But the full replay usually has the entire experience. That said, you can easily jump forward just by sliding the timing bar forward.

      Cheers

      Chris

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    DaveFebruary 22, 2020

    Can you download any content at all from Kayo so you can watch when you are off wifi ie flying, just like you can download content from Netflix to watch anytime

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      ChrisFebruary 24, 2020Staff

      Hi Dave,

      Unfortunately at this stage there is no Kayo offline viewing mode, which is unfortunate given it has some great documentaries and on-demand replays of all the biggest sports. I will reach out to the Kayo team to see if this is a feature that is planned for the future.

      Cheers

      Chris

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    JohnFebruary 9, 2020

    will live snooker events be streamed into the future

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      ChrisFebruary 13, 2020Staff

      Hi John,

      Yes, Kayo does show some snooker. You can currently watch last year’s Champion of Champions event on-demand, for example.

      However, at this stage we are unsure what the next snooker comp to air live will be.

      Cheers

      Chris

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    NicoOctober 26, 2019

    Will my kayo still work while traveling abroad?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaOctober 27, 2019Staff

      Hi Nico,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      I’m afraid the answer to your question is no. You can’t watch Kayo overseas, but only in Australia. Thus, if you go outside of Australia and try to access Kayo, you will receive an error message.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    MichaelSeptember 20, 2019

    I would like to use the Kayo service to watch the RWC on my LG smart TV. Is this possible?

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      NikkiSeptember 21, 2019

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for getting in touch! Kayo is currently not supported on all SMART TV’s. This is why you may not find an app available to download, and why Kayo is unable to be streamed via a web browser on your SMART TV.

      Currently, Kayo is available on TV’s running an Android TV OS as well as Telstra TV (Roku TV). If you have a SMART TV that’s running an operating system (OS) that isn’t supported by Kayo, an app for your TV is most likely on our roadmap to be developed.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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