Kayo subscribers finally score 4K streaming (but it will cost you)

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Brodie Fogg
Jan 16, 2024
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Foxtel's sidekick Kayo Sports will finally offer Australian sports fans 4K Ultra High Definition sports streams in 2024. But it will come at a cost... kind of. 

Just a few months after Foxtel's other streaming service Binge added 4K streaming (and increased plan prices,) Kayo will begin rolling out 4K across all compatible devices from the 29th of February 2024.  Things aren't quite as straightforward for Kayo customers, however. 

Rather than adding 4K to the existing $35 Premium tier (which offered streaming on three devices,) Kayo is removing the Premium tier altogether. Instead, Basic customers (who can stream on two devices,) will get 4K streaming, but the Basic plan will go from $30 per month to $35 per month. So Basic is sort of the new Premium. 

Kayo One customers will continue to pay $25 per month for HD streaming on one device. 

Kayo One and Kayo Basic customers can both give the service a whirl for seven days without paying a cent thanks to Kayo's free trial for new customers

It's not exactly clear what will happen to existing Basic and Premium customers come March 2024 but we've reached out to Kayo for further clarification. 

New Kayo Sports plans

So if you're looking to sign up to Kayo Sports after March 2024, these are your options.
Service
Details
Monthly price
More info
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Free trial: 7 days
$25/mth
Kayo SportsKayo Basic Plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Free trial: 7 days
$35/mth

Here's how that compares against Kayo's old pricing and plans, and against Stan and Foxtel Now's sport streaming offers too. 

Service
Details
Monthly price
More info
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
$25/mth
Kayo SportsKayo Basic Plan
HD streaming
2 streams
$30/mth
Kayo SportsKayo Premium Plan
HD streaming
3 streams
$35/mth
StanStan Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
$21/mth
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaEssentials + Sport plan
HD streaming
2 streams
25+ channels and access to 24/7 sports coverage
Deal: 10-day free trial
$59/mth
$25 (Essentials) + $29 (Sports)

Which sports will stream in 4K on Kayo?

There isn't an exhaustive list of 4K sports streams available for Kayo at the time of writing. But Kayo has stated there will be over 1,000 hours of 4K content to stream when the feature goes live. Upcoming events such as the season opening Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix and upcoming AFL, NRL, Cricket and Netball tournaments will all stream in 4K where available. 

Can I still get free Kayo?

If you want to try Kayo for free you've got two options: use the seven-day free trial or check out Kayo Freebies. This is a free version of the Kayo app that simply offers a small selection of free sports streams. It's a good way to test if you like the app before signing up for a full subscription. 

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Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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