How to watch the PDC World Darts Championship online

The PDC World Darts Championship will take place from Friday, December 13, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Alexandra Palace, London. While the event will be live-streamed on platforms in several countries, these may be region-locked and inaccessible if you are abroad. Luckily, though, you can get around these geographic restrictions and watch the Darts World Championship online, from abroad, with a VPN.

We’ll only be recommending official sources for watching the Darts World Championship. While there will be unauthorized streams, they’re typically of inferior quality. Low-resolution video and frequent lag could lead to you missing key moments. In fact, you could miss out on the tournament entirely because unlicensed streams also run the risk of being taken offline for violating copyright. There’s no need to waste time with unofficial sources because you can live stream the Darts World Championship online for free or through a high quality paid streaming service.

The only way to watch the PDC World Darts Championship online for free is on BBC America. Its live content is region-locked and only available in the US. As such, you’ll need a VPN in order to watch online for free if you are abroad (outside the US). We’ll cover how to do this and take a look at some of the best paid options.

How to watch the Darts World Championship live online

Here we’ll take you through the whole process of using a VPN to live stream the Darts World Championship 2019 from anywhere in the world. Even if you’ve never used a VPN before they’re incredibly quick and easy to set up.

Here’s how to live stream the PDC Darts World Championship 2020 online from anywhere:

  1. Sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, CyberGhost and NordVPN are great value alternatives with excellent unblocking ability.
  2. Download and install the appropriate VPN app or browser extension for your device.
  3. Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the country from which you want to watch the World Darts Championship. For example, connect to a server in the US and you’ll get a US IP address, which you need to unblock BBC America.
  4. Go to the platform on which you want to watch the Darts World Championship. Some services require signing up for an account (this isn’t the case for BBC America).
  5. Select a live stream which should now be unblocked! If the content is still restricted, try clearing your browser’s cookies. Alternatively, try connecting to another server.

Don’t want to miss a minute of the PDC World Darts Championship 2020? Our advice is to test your VPN on your preferred platform in advance of the tournament. You then have time to contact your VPN’s customer support should you encounter any problems.

How to live stream the Darts World Championship on US TV

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You can watch the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship online for free on BBC America. It will be broadcasting a live stream throughout the tournament. While you won’t have to create an account, you will need a VPN if you’re planning on watching from abroad. The reason for this is that BBC America content is region-locked and only available in the US and its territories.

Fortunately, ExpressVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. This is a great chance for you to try it out risk-free but if you’re unsatisfied, just cancel to receive a full refund. Simply sign up and download one of the apps before connecting to a server in the US for a US IP address. This will allow you to unblock BBC America from anywhere in the world.

Where else can I watch the Darts World Championship online?

BBC America isn’t the only place you can live stream the World Darts Championship. The tournament will air in a number of countries. Don’t worry if your country isn’t listed below. You can take a look at the official list of PDC broadcast partners. Furthermore, PDCTV-HD will show the World Darts Championship live online. This is available worldwide and costs £9.99 (roughly $13 USD) for a monthly subscription while an annual subscription costs £59.99.

UK

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The PDC World Darts Championship is broadcast by Sky Sports every year and the 2020 tournament is no exception. Indeed, Sky Sports Arena will be rebranded as Sky Sports Darts for the occasion, featuring 22 days of non-stop darts programming.

If you’re a Sky Sports customer, you’ll be able to watch online via the Sky Go app. The good news is that if you’re not a Sky Sports customer, you can watch without having to commit to a Sky subscription. Now TV offers daily (£9.99), weekly (£14.99), and monthly (currently £20 per month for six months) Sky Sports passes. There’s also a monthly mobile pass for £5.99.

Whether you’re using Sky Go or Now TV, you’ll need a VPN in order to watch outside the UK. You can get a UK IP address by connecting to a UK server, allowing you to watch the geo-restricted content abroad.

Netherlands

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The Dutch channel RTL 7 will once again be showing the PDC World Darts Championship. However, it’s worth knowing that the live stream will be provided by Videoland which requires a paid subscription. This costs €8.99 monthly and is accessible via web browser as well as a variety of apps. A 14-day free trial is also included. The live stream will be region-locked so a Dutch IP address via a VPN is required if you’re watching abroad.

Germany

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Sports streaming service DAZN will be showing the World Darts Championship in various countries including GermanyItaly, and Japan. DAZN Germany includes a one-month free trial after which a monthly plan costs €11.99 while an annual subscription is priced at €119.99. Keep in mind that DAZN is notoriously difficult to unblock so this option is best if you’re in the same DAZN country to which you’re subscribing.

What should I know about the Darts World Championship?

The 2020 William Hill World Darts Championship is the 27th World Championship organized by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). The tournament is set to take place at Alexandra Palace in London with prize money totaling £2.5 million, with a winner’s share of £500,000.

Some 96 players take part in the World Darts Championship. The top 32 ranked players from the PDC Order of Merit enter the competition in the second round. However, the first round consists of the highest 32 ranked players on the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit and 32 qualifiers from around the world, including two female darts players.

Who are the favorites to win the World Darts Championship?

The current champion is Michael van Gerwen. Ranked number one in the world, he has won the World Darts Championship on three occasions (2014, 2017, and 2019). Van Gerwen is the heavy favorite to win again this year. However, Gerwyn Price (2018 and 2019 Grand Slam of Darts champion) and Rob Cross (2018 World Darts Championship winner) are expected to put up a good fight.