Let’s play darts! The PDC World Darts Championship 2019 final is here with Dutch two-time winner Michael van Gerwen going head-to-head with England’s Michael Smith on the Ally Pally stage. It should be an intriguing battle of arrows, and you can live stream darts from World Championship final using this handy guide.
World Darts Championship final – when and where
The World Darts Championship 2019 has been running since mid-December and finally culminates with the final on New Year’s Day at the Alexandra Palace in London.
Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith are due to step up to the oche at 8pm GMT, 3pm ET, midday PT, 5am AEDT and 9pm in Netherlands.
In something of a new era for the game of darts, 2018 has been the first World Championship since Phil ‘the Power’ Taylor retired, and the last for Dutch legend Raymond van Barneveld. Rob Cross was the champion after his victory over Taylor in last year’s final, but he crashed out at the quarter final stage.
That leaves the number one seeded van Gerwen as strong favourite once again to take home the world title for a third time. He crushed Smith 11-4 when the two of them met in the Premier League final back in May, and it would take a brave person to imagine that Smith will cause an upset on New Year’s Day.
If you want to catch all the action, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out how to watch a World Darts Championship final live stream from anywhere you are using whatever device you like best – it’s even FREE to do so in some territories.
How to live stream darts from anywhere in the world with a VPN
Live stream World Darts Championship with a VPN
Below we have details of where you can watch the World Darts Championship in the UK, Holland, US (where it’s FREE!) and Down Under. But if there’s no official broadcast where you live there’s still a way to watch. Use use a VPN to dial in to a country that does have a stream to pick up their live video feed. A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We’ve tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best three VPNs currently available:
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How to watch the World Darts Championship: live stream in the UK
The World Darts Championship is aired live by Sky Sports in the UK. That means that if you have a subscription already it’s as easy as tuning in at the right time on your TV or via the Sky Go app.
For those that don’t have a subscription you have the option to watch the event on NOW TV. This works by allowing you to subscribe to Sky Sports for just a day for £7.99, allowing you to enjoy the action without committing to a contract. This works on plenty of devices like streaming sticks, smarts TVs, consoles and more.
Out of the UK? You don’t have to miss out on live darts, even if you’re away while the tournament is on. You need to use a VPN, relocate your IP to the UK as described above and watch as if you were back home.
How to watch the World Darts Championship: US live stream
If you’re in the US and love watching the darts then there’s some good news. BBCAmerica.com has somehow managed to grab the rights, which means you can watch absolutely FREE.
That’s great if you’re stateside, but not so great if you’re not. That’s where using a VPN comes in really useful. Download one of our recommendations above, log in to a US server and head to BBCAmerica.com to watch as if you were back at home.
How to watch the World Darts Championship in the Netherlands
Dutch player Michael van Gerwen is a two-time winner and favorite for the 2019 crown. The paid-for TV channel RTL 7 will be hosting the action.
If you don’t have access to an RTL 7 stream because you’re out of the country but still want to catch the darts, then it’s definitely worth checking out the VPN route instead.
How to watch the World Darts Championship: Australia live stream
Fox Sports is the usual host broadcaster for Aussie watchers of the World Darts Championship who want to get up in the early hours of the morning to watch.
If you don’t have Fox or it’s not available for you and you don’t want to pay for a subscription, then it’s worth considering the VPN route instead.
Main image courtesy of Sky Sports