Fox Sports launches beta version of Kayo sports streaming service

Fox Sports has launched the beta version of its new stand-alone sports steaming service, Kayo Sports.

The service will provide fans with access to more than 50 sports both live and on demand, including cricket, AFL, NRL and the A-League as well as European soccer leagues, US basketball and surfing.

The beta version launched yesterday

According to the website, Kayo Sports will provide prospective users with a 14-day-trial before giving the option of two ‘no lock in contracts’.

The first is a basic subscription of $25 a month, while premium users can access the site for $35 a month. The difference comes down to the amount of screens a user can watch at the same time. Basic subscribers can use the service on two screens and one time, while premium users can use three screens.

Kayo Sports will also have a number of features including the option for an HD stream, split-view coverage, and coverage of ‘key moments’.

A note on the website describes Kayo is the “game-changing sports streaming service”. It has also been previously described by Foxtel CEO Pat Delany as the “Netflix of sport”.

In the beta version, users can select from a number of avatars, before choosing their sport code and team preferences

Upon signing up to the service, users are asked to chose an ‘avatar’ before searching or listing their favourite sports. An option to avoid spoilers is available. Users can then select whether they want news and highlights, classic moments, documentaries or interviews and discussions, classic moments and understanding sport.

They are also able to select their teams and chosen sports. Should they chose not to, they are taken immediately to the coverage, where they can select from a range of programs and sports.

It is currently available for Mac and PC, mobile and tablet, and Chromecast. Android, iOs & TV and Telstra TV are coming soon. The app will officially launch later this year.

The response so far has been mostly positive.


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