If you’ve ever wished you could watch all the sports you love in one place, then Kayo Sports is right up your alley.
Aussie sports fans have always had a rough go of it. For far too long there have been two main issues: exorbitant price and lack of access.
Trying to watch your favourite sports can be as complicated as filling out a tax form. Rugby league fans need Fox Sports, NFL fans need ESPN and Sunday Ticket and if you want to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Raheem Sterling, you’ll need Fox Sports and beIN SPORTS.
Enter Kayo Sports – a revolutionary new multi-sport streaming service. Including the best of Fox Sports, ESPN and beIN SPORTS, Kayo features all the biggest Australian sports including: cricket, AFL, rugby league and union, motorsports, as well as international favourites like the NBA, NFL and EPL.
The service has live sport, documentaries, entertainment shows and original programs that adds up to over 30,000 hours of content. That’s a lot of sport – all in one place.
But Kayo Sports is more than just a depository for sports matches. Innovative features have been included within the service to give fans a unique sports experience.
Users can customise Kayo by selecting the sports and teams they want to follow, and can receive notifications when games are going to start. You can also watch game highlights with the “Key Moments” feature, and even watch up to four games on one screen with “SplitView”.
My favourite feature of Kayo Sports, which I’ve had for the last few days, is the “No Spoilers” function. You can choose to hide scores so that you can jump in and watch games that you may have missed without knowing the result.
The “No Spoilers” mode is a life-saver for fans of overseas sports in particular, which is often impossible to watch along live. Another great feature is the ability to watch a game from the start, no matter when you’ve opened the app. The Match Centre also gives you complex stats and both pre and post-game videos.
All of this can be streamed on your iOS and Android devices, laptop, PC and on TV with Telstra TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast.
It sounds too good to be true, right? There must be some hidden catch? Well, that’s the weird thing: there isn’t.
Kayo Sports is like a group of executives got a bunch of hard-drinking, hard-working sports fans into a room full of beer and meat pies and asked them exactly what they wanted.
“Kayo is for people who just want sport, streamed on their terms,” Julian Ogrin, Kayo Sports CEO said in a statement. “They want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want.”
“So we threw out the rulebook and built a service that gives fans exactly that: only sports streamed, a simple sign-up process and a personalised experience.
“Kayo has been made for Aussie sports fans, and we can’t wait for them to jump in and try it for themselves.”
Sports fans have been kept in mind all the way down to the pricing. The plans are more than reasonable for average Aussie families.
The $25 option allows users to use the app on two devices at once, while the $35 option allows you to use Kayo on three devices concurrently.
There are no lock-in contracts either, so if you only want to sign up for the NRL season, or to watch a thrilling darts competition, you can do so and not worry about it.
The best thing is that Kayo Sports offers a 14-day free trial that allows you to test out the service before committing to a subscription.
I’ve been using the service for the last few days, and I can confirm that it’s just as good as it sounds. The website is quick and easy to navigate, and the sports options are plentiful.
Though they still don’t have every game live, it’s definitely the best option out there.
But nothing is perfect. There’s an hour-long interview with Anthony Mundine and Paul Kent on there, which is pretty much the most mind-numbing thing I could ever imagine.