How to watch Main Event through Kayo Sports
McGregor, Tyson, Tszyu: Main Event has presented some huge fights of late and you could secure them all via Kayo Sports.
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In August 2020, Kayo Sports made it possible to purchase a PPV Main Event broadcast for the first time for Jeff Horn vs Tim Tszyu. That was followed up by Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr (29 November). Then the co-main event of Tim Tszyu vs Bowyn Morgan and Paul Gallen vs Mark Hunt (16 December).
We've since had a single UFC PPV event, Conor McGregor's return to the Octagon at UFC 257, as well as Tszyu's latest fight against Dennis Hogan. Next available on Main Event via Kayo is Paul Gallen vs Lucas Browne on 21 April 2020.
For now it looks like almost all Australian Main Event boxing PPVs along with the odd popular global PPV event will be able to be watched on Kayo Sports.
How do I sign up for Main Event through Kayo Sports?
First of all, anyone wanting to subscribe to these events only needs to know one address – mainevent.kayosports.com.au. That is the only way to access either of these fight nights on Main Event via Kayo Sports. New, returning or existing Kayo customers must all sign up the same way.
- Once at that site, click on "Order Now".
- You then enter your details, including full name, email address and a phone number. If you're already a Kayo subscriber, your details will be there.
- Once you enter a valid credit card, select "Start Subscription" and you're off and running.
You will then have access to the entire cards once they get underway. But for a limited time, it also gets you much more than that. From the time you sign up, you have access to everything else Kayo has to offer. There are more than 50 sports on Kayo plus a bucketload of timeless content all on the one platform.
For existing Kayo customers it's worth noting if you purchase an event via Main Event you'll only be able to have a single stream. It does not matter whether you're running a Basic or Premium subscription. So if you share your Kayo account with friends, make sure they don't jump in or you'll receive an error message.
How much do PPVs cost?
There is a flat, one-off charge for these events, which has been $59.95 previously for Australian boxing PPVs or $54.95 for UFC 257. There are no additional admin fees. It's also worth noting you will be charged as soon as you sign up, not when the event starts.
Do I still have to pay the additional fee if I'm already a Kayo Sports subscriber?
Yes. Anyone that wants to watch a PPV event will need to pay the extra fee, regardless of whether you already subscribe to Kayo Sports.
Kayo Sports compatible devices
Existing Kayo subscribers can watch the big night of fights via their usual devices. A wide range of devices are compatible with Kayo, including iOS and Android, Mac and PCs, Android TV, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Chromecast and more.
New customers will need to download the Kayo Sports app to get started. You can see how to get started with Kayo here.
Which PPVs aren't available on Kayo?
As mentioned at the top Kayo, seems to largely only get Australian boxing PPVs. However, that isn't the full suite Main Event has on offer.
Most surprisingly, Main Event never offered the NRL Fight Night event on Kayo. That's really the only Australian boxing event that wasn't available on regular Main Event broadcast and Kayo.
International boxing is a different story. Other than the special Tyson vs Jones Jr exhibition we haven't had any other global hosted events on Kayo. The likes of Canelo Álvarez, Joseph Parker and the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight have all been available to order on Main Event, but not Kayo. This is less of a surprise as these were also hosted on streaming platforms like DAZN and FITE.TV.
Main Event also has every UFC PPV available, yet just the one has been on Kayo. Given that McGregor takes on Poirier again in July 2021, it's fair to assume that this will end up on Main Event via Kayo.
Though the rest of the UFC PPVs seem to be held up by some type of old contractual agreement with Main Event. Finder was told that Kayo would be aiming to get the biggest PPVs. Yet the likes of UFC 259 Israel Adesanya vs Jan Błachowicz and UFC 260 Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou were nowhere to be seen.
Maybe if we get an Adesanya vs Whittaker rematch Kayo will end up with the fight given the huge Australian demand.
We're also yet to see any WWE PPVs be available via Kayo. This is less surprising given that consumers also have WWE Network available which costs less per month than it does to purchase a single PPV like Wrestlemania on Main Event.
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