Kayo Sports is a game-changer
Foxtel's new "Netflix of Sport" is already winning over sports-mad fans.
Foxtel has launched a beta website for Kayo Sports, its new stand-alone sport streaming service.
The Beta offer is $25 per month subscription for HD sports on 2 screens and $35 a month for 3 screens on Mac, PC, mobile, tablet and with Chromecast. An app, Apple TV and Telstra TV are all coming soon.
Set to become the “Netflix of Sport” the service under new CEO Patrick Delany will offer over 50 sports. both Live and On Demand, from FOX Sports, ESPN and BeIN, including AFL, NRL, Cricket, A-League, NBL, NBA, NFL and Formula One.
The service is also set to come with split-screen with up to four videos at once on selected devices and a Spoiler Free mode to hide scores. A video with navigation explained reveals several more snazzy features.
Kayo Sports will come with no lock-in contract and a 14 day free trial.
The pricing is considerably lower than the Sports package on Foxtel which comes in at $58 a month (with Entertainment base package) but while there is a risk of cannibalising its current service, Foxtel is betting on thousands of sports fans across Australia as new customers.
Social media is already responding favourably to the new offer.
So Kayo Sports took me literally all of sixty seconds to sign up with. That's a plus.
— Joey Lynch (@joeylynchy) November 8, 2018
Took me all of 5 seconds to fall in love with Kayo Sports
— Nick Rance (@NotAlexRance) November 8, 2018
Kayo Sports seems like a goer so far. Interface is good with being able to select which sports and teams you like and no spoilers mode is a nice touch. Reckon $25/month is great value too for live sport. Real test will be the streaming quality because Foxtel Now is awful.
— Slatts (@trentslatts) November 8, 2018
The new Kayo Sports sounds promising but I will wait and see the viewer feedback before making a decision.
— Jeremy (@jez99) November 8, 2018
Corr this Kayo Sports thing is quality 👍
— Jason KV (not ALM) (@JasonKVOfficial) November 8, 2018
It will launch officially later this year.