How to watch the PDC World Darts Championship online

The PDC World Darts Championship will take place from Sunday, December 13, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021 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’re abroad. Luckily, though, you can get around these geographic restrictions and watch the World Darts Championship online, from abroad, with a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

We’ll only be recommending official sources for watching the World Darts 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 there are numerous legal ways to watch the World Darts Championship online.

The PDC World Darts Championship will only be shown on region-locked platforms. As such, you’ll need a VPN to continue watching the tournament on your usual home services while traveling abroad.

How to watch the PDC World Darts Championship live online

Here we’ll take you through the whole process of using a VPN to live stream the World Darts Championship 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 World Darts Championship 2021 online from anywhere:

  1. Sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN 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.
  4. Go to the platform on which you want to watch the World Darts Championship. Note that some services require signing up for an account.
  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 World Darts Championship on UK TV

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Darts fans in the UK will be able to watch the PDC World Darts Championship live on the dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel. If you already have a Sky Sports subscription, this means you’ll be able to watch the event at no extra cost. To live stream the World Darts Championship, all you need to do is access the Sky Go app.

Fortunately, you don’t have to have a Sky Sports subscription to watch Sky’s coverage of the World Darts Championship. You can watch contract-free by purchasing a Sky Sports pass via NowTV. This costs £33.99 a month and provides access to 11 Sky Sports channels.

Note that whether you watch via Sky Go or Now TV, you’ll need a VPN if you’re located outside the UK. By connecting to a server in the UK, you’ll receive a UK IP address for watching online from anywhere. You can try out NordVPN risk-free because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Where else can I watch the World Darts Championship online?

Sky Sports 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.

US

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In the United States, sports streaming service DAZN will be showing the World Darts Championship. DAZN US costs $9.99 and includes a 30-day free trial. An annual subscription works out somewhat cheaper at $99.99. It’s worth keeping 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. Regardless, you can try watching from abroad by using a VPN to get a US IP address.

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.

What should I know about the World Darts Championship?

The 2021 William Hill World Darts Championship is the 28th World Championship organized by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). The tournament is set to take place at Alexandra Palace in London with prize money totalling £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 Peter Wright who beat current world number one, Michael van Gerwen, 7-3 in the 2020 final. While Wright is again expected to contend for the title, van Gerwen is the favorite, having won the World Darts Championship on three occasions (2014, 2017, and 2019). Gerwyn Price (2018 and 2019 Grand Slam of Darts champion) is also among the favorites to win this year.