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KAYO

I've just noticed that the sports streaming service KAYO is now available on Telstra TV for 25 Bucks a month, which seems a much better cost option than Foxtel Now if you only want the sport. Looks like all AFL games will be available direct from Fox Sport, along with many other sports covered. Have any of you tried it yet??
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Reply #1
Just signed up for a free 14-day trial.....after i read your post.

Obviously being only 4 days old, there are still plenty of improvements to come, like a search option, but early days are very impressive.

Has all the foxtel sports channels except the horses and specialised EPL club ones, none of which i've ever watched. You also can't do PPV stuff, again, never used it.

It is the netflix of sports.

You can do picture in picture on your laptop, so as i type this i'm currently watching Open Mike with Kenny Hunter.

You can also do multiple sports at once in a split-screen kinda arrangements. With varying displays, a quick click will switch between audio streams, so you won't miss a moment of anything.

Once you have worked out what you want to watch, there is no issues. Finding what you want to watch can be a little bit of an issue, as i said, no search.

Seems limited NFL games from what i've seen. Like, 1, at present. I'll put that down to being in its infancy.

Can't seem to stream to my TV, nor watch it via internet on the TV though. Although, it does work through HDMI, so great success.

So yeah, pretty sweet.

I'll give it a week, and if the NFL catalogue improves, i'll cancel foxtel immediately.

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Just signed up for a free 14-day trial.....after i read your post.

Obviously being only 4 days old, there are still plenty of improvements to come, like a search option, but early days are very impressive.

Has all the foxtel sports channels except the horses and specialised EPL club ones, none of which i've ever watched. You also can't do PPV stuff, again, never used it.

It is the netflix of sports.

You can do picture in picture on your laptop, so as i type this i'm currently watching Open Mike with Kenny Hunter.

You can also do multiple sports at once in a split-screen kinda arrangements. With varying displays, a quick click will switch between audio streams, so you won't miss a moment of anything.

Once you have worked out what you want to watch, there is no issues. Finding what you want to watch can be a little bit of an issue, as i said, no search.

Seems limited NFL games from what i've seen. Like, 1, at present. I'll put that down to being in its infancy.

Can't seem to stream to my TV, nor watch it via internet on the TV though. Although, it does work through HDMI, so great success.

So yeah, pretty sweet.

I'll give it a week, and if the NFL catalogue improves, i'll cancel foxtel immediately.

The HDMI feed to your TV is that from a Telstra TV Box?....or can I run Kayo off an Xbox one like I do with Netflix and Stan?

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@ Kruddler
Thanks for your report K, boy you didn't hang around! I am going to sign up and now have the app on my Telstra tv. I also have Netflix on there so will be well covered for entertainment. I was going to get Foxtel Now purely for the footy but Kayo fits the bill much better, for me anyway.
Everyone has heard of Karl Marx but not many know of his sister Onya, who invented the starting pistol.

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The HDMI feed to your TV is that from a Telstra TV Box?....or can I run Kayo off an Xbox one like I do with Netflix and Stan?

HDMI was from my laptop.

I don't think its as well supported as netflix or stan yet, still in its infancy, but i'm sure it will be available on xbox soon enough if its not already.

The idea is brilliant, the overall layout is great, the tech support / portability is still playing catchup.

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@ Kruddler
Thanks for your report K, boy you didn't hang around! I am going to sign up and now have the app on my Telstra tv. I also have Netflix on there so will be well covered for entertainment. I was going to get Foxtel Now purely for the footy but Kayo fits the bill much better, for me anyway.

I've been looking into these kinda things a bit lately as i'm fed up with foxtels excessive cost.

We recently got netflix and value for money $h!ts all over foxtel. Only reason we still have foxtel is for the sport. This kinda solves this problem.

However, it is a bit laggy with streaming live sport. Not sure how much of that is my internet connection (still not on NBN) and how much is the app/site.

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I've been looking into these kinda things a bit lately as i'm fed up with foxtels excessive cost.

We recently got netflix and value for money $h!ts all over foxtel. Only reason we still have foxtel is for the sport. This kinda solves this problem.

However, it is a bit laggy with streaming live sport. Not sure how much of that is my internet connection (still not on NBN) and how much is the app/site.

I sometimes get a bit of a lag on my tablet but rarely on Telstra tv, although there have been a couple of gluggy periods recently but I have noticed a fair bit of maintenance of cables going on in the area by Telstra contractors.

Btw, I think Fox is part owner of Kayo and I wouldn't mind betting that this is the first step in shifting sport away from Foxtel altogether to this new dedicated service. Hopefully we won't see price increases once we're all hooked.
Everyone has heard of Karl Marx but not many know of his sister Onya, who invented the starting pistol.

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HDMI was from my laptop.

I don't think its as well supported as netflix or stan yet, still in its infancy, but i'm sure it will be available on xbox soon enough if its not already.

The idea is brilliant, the overall layout is great, the tech support / portability is still playing catchup.

Ta for that info....we had Foxtel but it wasnt worth it so I canned it but I do miss the sport and the new season/s of " Outlander" .
Was thinking of " Foxtel now" but Kayo has trumped that idea for the sport.....did read a few reviews and it is laggy on ADSL/ADSL2 but no probs on NBN....

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Can you cast to a Chromecast?

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Reply #9
Can you cast to a Chromecast?

According to the website, yes you can.
Everyone has heard of Karl Marx but not many know of his sister Onya, who invented the starting pistol.

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Ta for that info....we had Foxtel but it wasnt worth it so I canned it but I do miss the sport and the new season/s of " Outlander" .
Was thinking of " Foxtel now" but Kayo has trumped that idea for the sport.....did read a few reviews and it is laggy on ADSL/ADSL2 but no probs on NBN....

Isn't Kayo run by Foxtel?

Foxtel Now has had very poor market response, Kayo feels like a respin of the same service. I think the tactic might be to sign up people through Kayo at lower rates before the content or service eventually merge.
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Reply #11
According to the website, yes you can.

Yep, after I posted I decided I probably can look myself.
I see some mention of only being able to cast to Chromecast ultra.
Has anyone had any experience of trying to cast to a regular old chromecast?

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Isn't Kayo run by Foxtel?

Foxtel Now has had very poor market response, Kayo feels like a respin of the same service. I think the tactic might be to sign up people through Kayo at lower rates before the content or service eventually merge.

Its the same content, but a superior GUI. The split screen options, and picture in picture stuff is a level above.

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Its the same content, but a superior GUI. The split screen options, and picture in picture stuff is a level above.

I think Foxtel has a stake in it but it is a separate entity.
Everyone has heard of Karl Marx but not many know of his sister Onya, who invented the starting pistol.

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What is the screen size? Is it full size, or reduced to 7 inch as the AFL one is.