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How to watch Kayo Sports on your TV: A step-by-step guide to Chromecast

Live sports streaming service Kayo works a charm in browsers and on mobile devices, but watching it on your TV can be a little tricky.

We're really big fans of the disruption Kayo Sports caused to the way we stream sports in Australia. Great features and great content delivered at a reasonable price. Built from the ground-up as a streaming service, it's the perfect partner in crime when you're face-first in a device, but that is not how we often enjoy sport.

Indeed, we are inundated with questions from Australian sports fans wanting to know if they can watch Kayo Sports on their TV. Lounging on the sofa and relaxing in front of a big screen.


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The answer is yes, but it's more complicated than just turning it on. While native Kayo apps are among the features available for some TVs – Samsung and Sony TV range, with LG finally added in November 2021 – it has been a slow rollout.

So how do you watch Kayo on your TV? You use Chromecast. If you haven't used it before it may seem a little overwhelming at first, but it is actually quite straightforward. Here is a simple step-by-step guide you can follow, which will get you relaxing on the couch in front of your favourite sport in no time.

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If you want to watch Kayo Sports – or indeed anything streaming from a web browser – on your TV, then you need to use Chromecast. Thankfully, setting it up is a lot easier than you might think.

Step 1: In order to identify whether your home setup is capable of Chromecast, you need to check 3 things. Do you have a Smart TV (which is effectively any TV bought this decade)? Have you got a mobile, tablet or laptop? Is there a Wi-Fi network setup in your house?

Step 2: If the answer is yes to all these questions, then you can go ahead and buy the Chromecast dongle device. There are 3 generations of Google Chromecast and then there is a Google Chromecast Ultra or Chromecast with Google TV dongle as well.

The Ultra and Google TV are the most expensive and the most feature-rich in that they can handle 4K casting and have a more powerful "brain". As it stands, however, Kayo Sports does not stream in 4K resolution. So, unless you have a 4K TV and plan on streaming other media in 4K, Chromecast Ultra or Chromecast with Google TV is not worth the price upgrade.

Instead save some money and pick up a third-generation Chromecast dongle. You can expect to pay around $55 to $65 depending on the merchant. They're available on eBay, which could be your best bet if you can wait out the postage time.

Step 3: Once you have your Chromecast dongle, plug it into an available HDMI slot in the back of your Smart TV. You will also need to run power to the dongle. The most elegant solution is to use a nearby USB port, but otherwise a standard wall outlet will do the job. Cables for both options are supplied in the box.

Step 4: Turn on your TV and use your remote to change the input source to the HDMI number in which you just inserted the Chromecast dongle. You should see the Chromecast setup page, which will include your Chromecast ID.

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How to Chromecast Kayo Sports on your phone or tablet

Step 5 (Mobile and Tablet): Now turn on your phone or tablet. Make your way to the app marketplace and locate the Chromecast app. It's a free download. Open the app, at which point it will begin looking for your Chromecast Dongle.

Step 6 (Mobile and Tablet): Head to your Wi-Fi settings on your phone or tablet and it will auto scan for nearby networks. You should see the Chromecast ID identified in Step 4 appear as a wireless device. Select it and allow it to connect, then head back to the app you previously opened. It should now have synced your device to your Chromecast dongle, and matching codes should appear on your device screen and TV screen.

Step 7 (Mobile and Tablet): Follow the instructions, which are straightforward and involve selecting your country and setting a more personal name for your network. You will then need to connect your Chromecast directly to your home Wi-Fi network by just following the straightforward instructions. Make sure you know your home network ID and your login password.

Step 8 (Mobile and Tablet): You are now ready to go. When you open up Kayo Sports, you should see a logo appear in the top right of the video that looks like the below. Tap this and the sport you are watching on your device will begin displaying on your TV. You're done!

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How to Chromecast Kayo Sports on your laptop

Step 9 (Laptop): Turn on our laptop and make sure it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device.

Step 10 (Laptop): If you haven't already installed the Chrome browser on your laptop. Simply head to to download it - it's free. If you have it already installed, just make sure it is updated. If it needs an update, it will be indicated in the drop down menu that appears when you click the three vertical dots in the right top of your browser.

Step 11 (Laptop): Once installed, look for the vertical three dots in the top right corner. Click this and from the dropdown menu you should see the option "Cast." Select this and your browser will begin looking for your Chromecast device. If you cannot see your Chromecast device, make sure you have completed the setup procedure in steps 5 through 7.

Step 12 (Laptop): Head to the Kayo Sports website in your Chrome browser. Login and begin watching some sport. If you've selected the cast option, that sport should now display on your TV screen. You're done!

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    MayJune 15, 2023

    Hi I want to book pay per view boxing match thru kayo , I have a hisense smart tv ( getting Netflix) internet wi fi , but don’t know how to get the fight once I book it ?

      MarkJune 15, 2023Finder

      Hi May,
      Once you have ordered the fight, you can watch it on any device that you can watch Kayo on.
      There is a Kayo app for selected models of Hisense smart TVs, so you could see if your model is compatible here:
      If it is, you can just download the Kayo app to your TV and you’ll be able to watch the fight that way.
      If your TV is not compatible, there are plenty of other devices that you can use to watch Kayo, including mobiles, tablets, laptops, Chromecast and more. You can check out the full list of available devices here:
      Hope this helps.

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    GlennDecember 10, 2022

    I have signed up to Kayo, I have a Sony Bravia TV with the Kayo app installed. When I press it gives me options and a 6 letter code and to go to I did this and signed up but can only get on laptop and no where to insert code. I want to watch on TV not laptop. Please help.

      ChrisDecember 13, 2022Finder

      Hi Glenn,

      Have you tried logging in on your phone using the Kayo App. Usually if you have the app logged in on your phone, you can just scan the QR code on the TV and it automatically unlocks the TV app so it can start playing.



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    AndrewApril 17, 2022

    I have a Samsung TV with the Kayo App pre-installed. There is no option for me to access the search function. Please advise.

    I have tried reinstalling the app to the TV but this doesn’t resolve the matter.

      ChrisApril 25, 2022Finder

      Hi Andrew,

      You’ll have to take that one up with Kayo’s customer service mate. Not sure if that’s a feature yet to come to the app or an issue with your version secifically.



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    RalphMarch 24, 2022

    Is there a fast forward function when watching a replay on KAYO, so that you can leave it at some stage and come back to where you left off

      ChrisMarch 25, 2022Finder

      Hi Ralph,

      It sounds like you are referring to a RESUME feature. Sadly this has not been implemented as yet, which is a real shame as it would be quite useful.

      You can fast forward a replay though simply by using your remote or sliding the progress bar.



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    marcFebruary 15, 2021

    I have an LG smart tv which has appletv as an app. However I can’t seem to find a way to download the Kayo app even though its ‘Áppletv”? Any thoughts? I have an older apple tv unit however i can’t get Kayo on that either. It looks like my only solution is cast to tv (least preferred) or purchase the latest Apple tv unit?

      ChrisFebruary 15, 2021Finder

      Hi Marc,

      Unfortunately, you need the Apple TV box, rather than the app, to download Kayo. And that Apple TV box needs to be 4th generation or higher – it sounds like yours is not. Very frustrating! Kayo has been promising us for over a year that a native Kayo app will be coming to LG Smart TVs but there has been no movement on that much to my surprise. Hopefully it will happen soon!



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