News Live Pass scrapped - Kayo now sole streaming option.

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Demonic Ascent

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doesn't affect me personally, but this is a bit of a dog act from the Telstra and AFL.
Some people only signed up to telstra for the live pass, now not getting what they paid for....unless they fork over more money now for a 'discounted' price.
It was always going to go this way eventually, but for the AFL to drop this on the on some of the fans who might've be genuinely relying on it mid-pandemic (or throughout the next lockdown), after so many fans have lost income and are struggling in all sorts of other ways is actually pretty distasteful....
not that I expect anything less from either organisation who both treat their customers/fans as if they are complete idiots at the best of times.
Agreed surely anyone who wants to break their Telstra contract would have an argument that the service they signed up for is not being honoured?
 

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Agreed surely anyone who wants to break their Telstra contract would have an argument that the service they signed up for is not being honoured?
I'm fairly certain you can cancel your contract if this is the case. Being that it is a completely different service and pricing.
 

Tugga27

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My Kayo has stoped working for the past 5 days. Bloody annoying. Using expressvpn. Any tips?

Also tried cleaning the cache on the Samsung tv etc.
I also use Expressvpn.

I've found I have to clear the cache/reboot and then change servers several times to get in.

Haven't tried for about a week but will give it a crack tomorrow for the cricket.
 

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I also use Expressvpn.

I've found I have to clear the cache/reboot and then change servers several times to get in.

Haven't tried for about a week but will give it a crack tomorrow for the cricket.
just logged in to watch T20, looks like Kayo has disabled VPN usage recently.

Now for me, in Aus, it's not a show stopper coz if worse comes to worst, I could always disable VPN and watch kayo....however as forced habit, I always
have VPN on whenever I'm connected to the net.

So, the work around is:

01) disable VPN (kayo login process requires this now)
02) login to Kayo, start watching whatever program
03) enable VPN
04) visit pornhub on other screen...

of course this would not work if you're overseas as disabling VPN would make you ineligible to login.
 

CaptchaProofBot

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Couldn't get mine working today.

Ended up signing up for an IPTV for half the price.
ok, I had to try this again because...the last time it worked perfectly with VPN for me was when I watched UFC on
Sunday !!! yeah 2 days ago.

So, the difference was my browser on the working PC was in incognito mode (i'm using mozilla firefox)

So:
01) open firefox, with VPN on
02) open new private window (the 3 lines in top right corner)
03) now using the firefox window with the purple mask in top right corner, login to kayo

incognito.jpg
 

bl4ke

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Im in the Middle East I was going to see if I could stream Live Pass AFL games via WIFI over here, not sure what I'ii be doing now? Maybe no AFL games attended or watched for 2021 for me!
Hey mate, invest in a VPN if you want to watch AFL in the middle east. A VPN and Kayo does this trick, spent the majority of last year over there.

EDIT: I have just read above that Kayo have disallowed using VPN's? Not sure what you can do in this case.
 

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Tugga27

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Hey mate, invest in a VPN if you want to watch AFL in the middle east. A VPN and Kayo does this trick, spent the majority of last year over there.

EDIT: I have just read above that Kayo have disallowed using VPN's? Not sure what you can do in this case.
Easy.

Just subscribe to WatchAFL.
 

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Hey mate, invest in a VPN if you want to watch AFL in the middle east. A VPN and Kayo does this trick, spent the majority of last year over there.

EDIT: I have just read above that Kayo have disallowed using VPN's? Not sure what you can do in this case.
inb4 your EDIT.....right above your post ⬆
 

Herne Hill Hammer

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no

I'm a capitalist but also smart enough to appreciate we are paying for something that would be free if not for fools.

A rule in finance is "the patient takes money from the impatient". This rule stands true in this case.
Why would it be free?

They have never shown all games live or delayed on fta.

In fact anything more than a delayed game of the round and an hour highlights package are a relative new thing.

sh*t, WA still show games over there on delay featuring their local teams.

I guess if people want to see their team live every week they can either get a membership and attend games or pay $150 for the length of the season to stream it on Kayo or pay $78 per month (unless you can get a deal out of them) for Foxtel. Both you can just shut down at the end of the footy season.

If you only have Kayo for the length of the season, it works out to about $3 per week over a whole year or a loaf of bread per week.
 

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Why would it be free?

They have never shown all games live or delayed on fta.

In fact anything more than a delayed game of the round and an hour highlights package are a relative new thing.

sh*t, WA still show games over there on delay featuring their local teams.

I guess if people want to see their team live every week they can either get a membership and attend games or pay $150 for the length of the season to stream it on Kayo or pay $78 per month (unless you can get a deal out of them) for Foxtel. Both you can just shut down at the end of the footy season.

If you only have Kayo for the length of the season, it works out to about $3 per week over a whole year or a loaf of bread per week.
It was free in the 90s but slowly but surely the game has been taken from FTA to a pay per view model

Is the game any more enjoyable now than before? I' suggest no, so the only benefit is bigger pay checks paid for by many who can't afford it
 

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It was free in the 90s but slowly but surely the game has been taken from FTA to a pay per view model

Is the game any more enjoyable now than before?
I' suggest no, so the only benefit is bigger pay checks paid for by many who can't afford it
God no. Now - like chocolate is to sh*t. Looks a little bit similar.
 

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It was free in the 90s but slowly but surely the game has been taken from FTA to a pay per view model

Is the game any more enjoyable now than before? I' suggest no, so the only benefit is bigger pay checks paid for by many who can't afford it
In the 90s they still weren't televising 7 or 8 games a week live. Maybe 2 or 3 at the most, I'm not even sure that many. Sydney games at the SCG on a Sunday were about the only ones I could say were definitely telecast on fta live. Maybe Friday nights when North were driving it and other non Vic games from WA, SA or Qld.
 

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In the 90s they still weren't televising 7 or 8 games a week live. Maybe 2 or 3 at the most, I'm not even sure that many. Sydney games at the SCG on a Sunday were about the only ones I could say were definitely telecast on fta live. Maybe Friday nights when North were driving it and other non Vic games from WA, SA or Qld.
1 Friday
2 Saturday and
2 Sunday

not bad given the size of the comp
 

vidwhal

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5 bucks for some finely chopped coffee beans, a sprinkle of sugar and a squirt of milk.....and some plain ol water IS a rip-off in it self. People need to value their cash more imo.
I hate the way people now justify almost any rip off in terms of takeaway coffees to make it seem not so bad. A lot of us are not consuming takeaway coffees everyday. I have Foxtel but I know it's a rip off, other than the AFL it's full of rubbish and way less value than the streaming service competitors like Netflix, Amazon etc
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Kayo is actually a good product, I've found over the last few years I've ended up watching a number of other sports on there pretty regularly.

For those only interested in AFL that don't want to stream the Foxtel only games to their TV I can see why it's not appealing though.
If Kayo provided extra options such as nominating a single sport and made it much (much!) cheaper than 25/month, that would make more sense. As much as Kayo let's you watch most sports, I only want to watch afl and I don't want to fill my days watching extra sports just to justify it.

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