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PDC World Darts Championship 2021 live stream: schedule, TV channel, start time

PDC World Darts Championship 2021 live stream: schedule, TV channel, start time
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Darts fans are in for a Merry Dartmas with the return of the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace. Peter 'Snakebite' Wright and world number one Michael van Gerwen are already though to the next round. Tonight, Dave Chisnell and Scott Waites step up to the oche. Game on – but who will lift the Sid Waddell trophy come 3rd January? Follow our guide to watch a PDC World Darts live stream from anywhere.

PDC live stream

The World Darts Championship runs from 15th Dec – 3rd Jan. In the UK, it's on Sky Sports Darts. Use a £25 Now TV Sports Month Pass to watch every throw. In the US, darts fans can catch all the action live on DAZN. A subscription costs $19.99 a month, but a FREE trial means US darts fans can watch the darts without paying a cent! The other option for anyone outside the UK, Netherlands and Ireland is a PDCTV 'Rest of the World' subscription for just £9.99 for a month. Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access your DAZN account from anywhere in the world.

The 2021 PDC World Darts Championship kicked off on Tuesday 15th December 2020 and the final is set to take place on Sunday 3rd January 2021. Up to 1,000 fans were due to attend each session but the tournament will now be played behind closed doors from 16th - 23rd December due to Tier 4 COVID restrictions.

Scotsman Peter Wright is the reigning king of Alexandra Palace, having claimed his maiden PDC world title on New Year's Day when he outclassed Michael van Gerwen 7-3 in the final. This year, the 50-year-old smashed Steve West 3-1 in round one (dressed as the Grinch, obviously) and won't play again until after Christmas now.  

Nine-dart history-maker Paul Lim, as well as Jonny Clayton, Vincent van der Voort, Ryan Searle and Gary Anderson have all reached the third round of the William Hill World Darts Championship. 

There have been high profile exits too. Adrian Lewis tumbled out of the tournament following a shock 3-1 loss to Danny Baggish and Rob Cross narrowly lost out to Dirk van Duijvenbode in a stunning match that saw the pair clock up huge averages and eleven 180s.   

MVG remains the bookies favourite for this year's title, but Dave 'Chizzy' Chisnall and Scott Waites are both in action this evening and have an outside chance of making it their year.  

Follow our guide on how to watch the best PDC World Darts Championship 2021 stream on your laptop, TV or mobile device...

Watch the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship for free

PDC World Darts Championship 2021 live stream: full schedule, TV channel, live stream

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If you're lucky enough to live in the United States and love darts, sports streaming service DAZN has you covered for the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship. 

A subscription to DAZN costs $19.99 a month, but new users can take advantage of a FREE trial, which means you can tune into the darts without paying a red cent!

Not in the US right now? You can use a VPN to access your US DAZN account as if you were back home in the States. You'll find a step-by-step guide to using a VPN below.

Aussie darts fans can watch all the action on Kayo Sports. Subscription to the streaming service costs from AU$25 but new users can grab a free 14-day trial here.  Again, you'll need a VPN if you're away from Oz and want to access your Kayo Sports account.

Watch the darts on DAZN Get a FREE trial + cancel anytime

Watch the darts on DAZN Get a FREE trial + cancel anytime
DAZN sports streaming is available on a variety of platforms, including iOS/Android app, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, as well as through traditional internet browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

After the free trial ends, you'll pay the usual price of $19.99 per month (or $99 annually) but there's no lock-in contract, so you can cancel anytime.

Subscription to DAZN includes a host of live sporting events, including exclusive boxing, UFC, soccer, sports documentaries and more.

If you've used up your DAZN free trial, then the next best option for those in the US and anyone outside the UK, Ireland and Netherlands, in fact, is a £9.99 Rest of the World PDCTV monthly pass. Don't forget to use a VPN if you're a 'Rest of the World' citizen trying to watch from the UK.

PDCTV Rest of the World Monthly Pass £9.99

PDCTV Rest of the World Monthly Pass £9.99
Watch full live coverage of the PDC World Championships and other TV tournaments, Players Championship and European Tour events, interviews and archive content. Make sure to use a VPN to watch when travelling abroad.

Watch the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship from anywhere in the world using a VPN

PDC World Darts Championship 2021 live stream: full schedule, TV channel, live stream

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Even after spending all that money on a subscription you're still not going to be able to watch the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship from another country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as NordVPN.

NordVPN Get 3 months free + 30-day money-back guarantee

NordVPN Get 3 months free + 30-day money-back guarantee
You can get three months free when you sign up to a year-long plan, bringing VPN access to smart devices including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, laptops, TVs and both Android and iOS mobiles and tablets. Express also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the darts live from Alexandra Palace. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.

Watch the 2021 World Darts Championship live in the UK

PDC World Darts Championship 2021 live stream: full schedule, TV channel, live stream

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As you may have guessed from the image above, every second of the 2021 World Darts Championship will be aired live on the dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel in the UK.

That comes bundled in with all the other sports channels as part of the £18 per month Sky Sports pack.

Build your Sky Sports package

Don't have a Sky subscription? No problem. Anyone can enjoy the 2021 World Darts Championship using Sky's pay-per-view platform, Now TV. Now TV is available on all good smart TVs and set-top-boxes You can choose between a one day or a one month pass. The passes get you access to everything Sky Sports has to offer, including Premier League football, NFL, golf and rugby.

Now TV Get a Sky Sports month pass for as little as £25

Now TV Get a Sky Sports month pass for as little as £25
A day pass for sports on Now TV can cost as little as £9.99 and gets you access to all Sky Sports channels including Sky Sports Darts. A monthly pass is better value at £25 – and covers the whole tournament. Score.

Sky Sports Darts is also available on Virgin Media as part of the Bigger + Sport TV bundle. It's £65 per month but it comes with all the other Sky Sports channels and all the BT Sports ones too, including BT Sports Ultra HD. All of that brings access to just about every televised sports action you'd care to mention including Premier League, Champions League and Europa League football.

If you're already a Virgin Media TV subscriber, then it may be a case of upping your package by just a few pounds per month.

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Watch the 2021 World Darts Championship in Australia

PDC World Darts Championship 2021 live stream: full schedule, TV channel, live stream

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Fox Sports has the rights to broadcast every throw of the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship in Oz. 

Don't have Fox Sports or don't want satellite TV? You can view the channel via Kayo Sports. A subscription to the popular streaming service costs from $25 per month for the Basic package and allows users to stream Fox Sports across two devices as once.

Even better, Kayo Sports offers a free 14-day trial. Away from Oz? Remember, you can use a reputable VPN to access your Kayo Sports account from anywhere in the world.  

Kayo Sports  Get a free 14-day trial and watch the darts free!

Kayo Sports Get a free 14-day trial and watch the darts free!
Kayo Sports lets you live stream and catch up on over 50 sports ranging from the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship to international cricket, rugby, football and Formula 1. You can choose a free 14-day trial of Basic ($25 a month) or Premium ($35 a month) and cancel at any time – there's no lock-in contract to worry about.

Watch the 2021 World Darts Championship in the Rest of the World

If you're located in the rest of the world, we have some good news: you can livestream all the major PDC events through PDCTV-HD.

A 'Rest of the World' subscription, which costs around $10 per month or $60 annually. This includes live, throw-by-throw coverage of all the major PDC events including the 2021 World Darts Championship. 

Outside your home country during he the 2021 World Darts Championship? No problem. Simply use a VPN to access your account as if you were back home.

2021 World Darts Championship draw

PDC World Darts Championship 2021 live stream: full schedule, TV channel, live stream

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TUESDAY 15th DECEMBER
Evening Session (1800 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

WEDNESDAY 16th DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

THURSDAY 17th DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)

First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

SATURDAY 19th DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

SUNDAY 20th DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800)
First/Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

MONDAY 21st DECEMBER
Evening Session (1800 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

TUESDAY 22nd DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

WEDNESDAY 23rd DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 5 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

SUNDAY 27rd DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

MONDAY 28th DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

TUESDAY 29th DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

WEDNESDAY 30th DECEMBER
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

FRIDAY 1st JANUARY
Afternoon Session (1200 GMT)
Quarter-Finals (Best of 9 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

Evening Session (1800 GMT)
Quarter-Finals (Best of 9 sets)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts

SATURDAY 2nd JANUARY
Evening Session (1800 GMT)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts
Semi-Finals (Best of 11 sets)

SUNDAY 3rd JANUARY
Evening Session (1930 GMT)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports Darts
Final (Best of 13 sets)

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