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Just went to look up what channel the opening T20 match against India is on this evening to find that it too is behind the paywall.

As part of the search I came up with foxtel's new sports streaming product called Kayo.

I see it includes AFL and has a price of $25 per month with a premium price of $35.

Would be very interested in reviews and comments.

In particular is it streamable to my TV and is it HD? Is there an app that I can put on my smart TV or is it simply a glorified version of phone streaming.

Also what about contracts.

Many thanks

https://www.comparetv.com.au/kayo-sports/

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My understating it can be chromecast and apple played (is that a thing) and there is no contract.

Similar to Netflix and Spotify. Whose model no doubt depends on people simply not ever bothering to stop it.   

it is tempting for the footy i have to say, in so far as i usually go to the pub to watch interstate games that are not on free to air and if you add together pub priced drinks, the occasional bet on the pub tab and perhaps a meal, i'm not getting much change from $70.

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From this article: https://www.news.com.au/sport/kayo-sports-dubbed-netflix-for-sport-now-available-in-app-form/news-story/235080eb7d59fbd349da4e0a2357e76c

What has been described as the “Netflix for sport” is now available as an app on your mobile or tablet.

A trial of Kayo Sports has been released and is tipped to be a game-changing streaming service for Australian sports lovers.

After a successful web trial launch two weeks ago, Kayo Sports apps for Android and iOS, along with Apple TV, have also been released in trial form and are available in their respective stores.

Kayo offers a smorgasbord of more than 50 sports including a full summer of Australian cricket, AFL, NRL, Wimbledon, NFL and NBA.

Australia’s leading sports broadcasters, including Fox Sports, ESPN and BeIN, are key partners to Kayo, and their TV channels are the source of much of the content the new platform provides.

The service delivers live sports, as well as streaming matches on demand, in high definition, without ad breaks. Its different formation allows sports fans to watch multiple sports - be they live or replayed - at the same time.

The days of having to choose between NRL, AFL, rugby or football are over - you can have it all at once. The service also offers an extensive library of matches and other programming including documentaries and panel shows.

Subscribers can watch sports without the need to pay for extra, non-sports content and a spoiler-free mode is also being offered to hide scores from sports fans.

Users can sign up for a 14-day free trial, before activating a $25 per month “basic” deal or $35 per month “premium” deal, which can be cancelled at any time.

There has been a huge amount of positive feedback since the trial started.

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apparently the difference between standard and premium subscriptions are the number of devices.

Two for standard... three for premium.

Sharing the service between friends/family members makes it attractive.

Anything about quality on the big (70-80 inch) TV's and internet speed needed to get a good stream.

As Binman says this could be worthwhile and that coming from someone who hates Foxtel is a BIG concession.

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The cricket quality is good (a lot better than what the AFL has ever been streamed in), but no one knows what quality the AFL will be shown at. The replays on Kayo are the same low q rubbish on the Telstra site

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4 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

The cricket quality is good (a lot better than what the AFL has ever been streamed in), but no one knows what quality the AFL will be shown at. The replays on Kayo are the same low q rubbish on the Telstra site

I hope the AFL games aren't iPhone sized on an 80 inch TV like they are on the iPad. 

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50 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

Kayo is HD and has chrome cast as well as Apple TV integration 

Kayo is great as someone who does not have Foxtel I've signed up for the free trial and will keep it going. It should have been done years ago.

However, do you how I can watch on Apple TV without mirroring off the phone app on to Apple TV?

Does anyone know if there will be an Apple TV app for it?

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

I hope the AFL games aren't iPhone sized on an 80 inch TV like they are on the iPad. 

It's full resolution, basically all of Foxtel sports in a Netflix situation.

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The attached article talks about data usage and more importantly for those of us still on ADSL, required internet speed.

It's suggesting a minimum speed of 7.8mb/s for high definition at a data useage rate of 7Gbs per hour.

Just did a speed test and I'm showing 2.8mb/s for my old ADSL line so probably no go until NBN arrives in 2020.

Potential category killer if Foxtel gets it right.

The flip side is that it may well destroy the "normal Foxtel" as one the sports discriminator is reduced.

https://www.finder.com.au/kayo-data-usage

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11 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

The attached article talks about data usage and more importantly for those of us still on ADSL, required internet speed.

It's suggesting a minimum speed of 7.8mb/s for high definition at a data useage rate of 7Gbs per hour.

Just did a speed test and I'm showing 2.8mb/s for my old ADSL line so probably no go until NBN arrives in 2020.

Potential category killer if Foxtel gets it right.

The flip side is that it may well destroy the "normal Foxtel" as one the sports discriminator is reduced.

https://www.finder.com.au/kayo-data-usage

Normal Foxtel is dying anyway, this will save them.

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Does it cost more or less to get rid of the Commentary. I'd KO an extra buck for that......

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So let me get this right, it’s only available on app for ph / tablet use?

how can I watch it on my smart tv?

dying to give Foxtel the flick, nothing on it but sport and over priced. 

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The beta version looked decent, if I ever give up Foxtel which is a big possibility I’ll probably get it. Would just hate to chew up a whole lot of internet watching games in HD being a quality snob and all. 

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3 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Kayo is great as someone who does not have Foxtel I've signed up for the free trial and will keep it going. It should have been done years ago.

However, do you how I can watch on Apple TV without mirroring off the phone app on to Apple TV?

Does anyone know if there will be an Apple TV app for it?

There is an app for it on Apple TV. Just go into the app store on your Apple TV and type Kayo.

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8 hours ago, Demonland said:

There is an app for it on Apple TV. Just go into the app store on your Apple TV and type Kayo.

I think my Apple TV is too old to download apps, I need to look into it.

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15 hours ago, Demonland said:

I hope the AFL games aren't iPhone sized on an 80 inch TV like they are on the iPad. 

80 inch screen!

You have too much money!

i have often wondered how far away from an 80 inch screen you have to sit, you must have a big room.

Nothing to do with anything but why in our world where everything is metric do we still have wheel sizes and TVs screens in imperial?

 

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24 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I think my Apple TV is too old to download apps, I need to look into it.

You probably need the ATV4 I don't think the 3 has the app store

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8 minutes ago, old dee said:

80 inch screen!

You have too much money!

i have often wondered how far away from an 80 inch screen you have to sit, you must have a big room.

Nothing to do with anything but why in our world where everything is metric do we still have wheel sizes and TVs screens in imperial?

 

I actually only have a 65 inch screen. Times are tough.

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26 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I think my Apple TV is too old to download apps, I need to look into it.

 

Just now, Dr. Gonzo said:

You probably need the ATV4 I don't think the 3 has the app store

This.

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7 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I actually only have a 65 inch screen. Times are tough.

 

8 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I actually only have a 65 inch screen. Times are tough.

That is big in my world however glad to see you are still in the real world of normal size rooms and a normal ego Dland. 

When the Dees are winning they look great on my iPad. Much better of course on the 55 Panasonic.

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Many people I know share Netflix and Foxtel Go subscriptions between friends and family.

The Foxtel Go allows you one device change per month so you can't just flick them around as people want to use them. It has five devices but only allows two simultaneous uses.

I see Kayo offers two devices for $25 and three for $35 per month.

One plus of streaming to a phone/tablet and then streaming to the TV is that it makes VPN usage easier overseas.

Might take advantage of the 14 day trial and see how it goes.

 

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Many people I know share Netflix and Foxtel Go subscriptions between friends and family.

The Foxtel Go allows you one device change per month so you can't just flick them around as people want to use them. It has five devices but only allows two simultaneous uses.

I see Kayo offers two devices for $25 and three for $35 per month.

One plus of streaming to a phone/tablet and then streaming to the TV is that it makes VPN usage easier overseas.

Might take advantage of the 14 day trial and see how it goes.

 

My family share Netflix and it works well for $13 / month.

Lets know how Kayo goes DJ.

The big danger in this house is a disgruntled Mrs OD from all the sport being watched.

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The service and quality of the streams are fantastic.  Make sure if you are going to stream vis a Chromecast, make sure to get the ultra version as Kayo streams at 60fps where the normal Chromecast runs at 30.

There customer service is really good and gets back really quick with any issues.

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15 hours ago, inanunda said:

The service and quality of the streams are fantastic.  Make sure if you are going to stream vis a Chromecast, make sure to get the ultra version as Kayo streams at 60fps where the normal Chromecast runs at 30.

There customer service is really good and gets back really quick with any issues.

Thanks inandunda

what is your normal internet download speed if I may ask

cheers

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