Foxtel's A-League Coverage

Insertnamehere

Well-Known Member
Excellent news, thanks for the heads up gents.

About a month ago, I subscribed to Foxtel Now. I intended to watch it via Chrome web browser. I have a computer attached to my TV which enables this. I can also watch on my computer in the study to keep the girlfriend happy.

I was not impressed by the video quality, especially for football. The resolution is rather good (HD), but the frame rate was not. The video was a bit jerky. Rather irritating for watching football.

I invested in a Chromecast Ultra, much better result. Smoother playback. This requires running the Foxtel Now app on my phone and casting the match to the Chromecast. No big deal.

Until such time as the Kayo smart phone apps are released, I suspect the video playback for Kayo on Chrome will be the same as Foxtel Now.

It's certainly going to be better than a dodgy stream, but that's free and Kayo isn't.

14 day trial and a away game this weekend, what is there to lose?
The nerds on whirlpool were generally more positive about the resolution than that of Now. Being a beta it can only get better. I’ll wait till it’s out of beta. YouTube and a VPN provides HAL at 720 for now.
 

Scotty

Active Member
I have created a comparison between Kayo and Foxtel Now in terms of image quality.

Compare the two images below:

Kayo - https://www.dropbox.com/s/i3n8b9p91e3xmwc/Kayo.jpg?dl=0

Foxtel Now - https://www.dropbox.com/s/d71ksc76ga8d3p9/FoxtelNow.jpg?dl=0

The images were taken while playing back an on demand A-league match on Chrome (Windows). I paused the video at the same point in the match and took a screen shot.

The difference is remarkable. Kayo is far superior.

Be aware that this is an on demand stream. With Live TV streams, the difference is less so, but still in Kayo's favour.

Well done Kayo!
 

priorpeter

Well-Known Member
iOS (iPhone/iPad/Apple TV4) and Android apps are now available for Kayo. Good time to jump on board a free trial at least.
Resolution is up to 1080, obviously depending on your connection speed. 7.5Mbps should be enough to get you 1080p. 4Mbps should still get you 720p.
 

Capn Gus Bloodbeard

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it's not just image quality - Foxtel Now is really just watching Foxtel, online. Kayo is a new online platform they've built from the ground up.
Jump in live or watch the game from the start. Key events like goals are bookmarked in the timeline that you can see. You can also have multiple 'channels' on the screen at once - watch the HAL and the cricket at the same time and switch audio when something interesting happens.

It's much more progressive than I expected from Foxtel.
 

Ancient Mariner

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Just started Kayo through Apple TV. Pissed off FOX, Netflix and Stan. All Fox sports channels $25/month and in HD rather than the shit quality I had before.
Add in Freeview, SBS on demand, ABC Iview, I have all the tv I can handle without getting ripped off for crap.
 

Insertnamehere

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Just started Kayo through Apple TV. Pissed off FOX, Netflix and Stan. All Fox sports channels $25/month and in HD rather than the shit quality I had before.
Add in Freeview, SBS on demand, ABC Iview, I have all the tv I can handle without getting ripped off for crap.
Yeah it's defs a winner. I've continued to pay after the trial.
 

JoyfulPenguin

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Just started Kayo through Apple TV. Pissed off FOX, Netflix and Stan. All Fox sports channels $25/month and in HD rather than the shit quality I had before.
Add in Freeview, SBS on demand, ABC Iview, I have all the tv I can handle without getting ripped off for crap.
Kayo is great, finally Fox realising that people just want the sport not their product.
 
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