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PDC World Darts Championship 2022 live stream and how to watch the final for free, Michael Smith v Peter Wright

PDC World Darts Championship 2022 and how to live stream the arrows from anywhere
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Michael Smith takes on Peter Wright in tonight's PDC World Darts Championship 2022 final.The action is live from Alexandra Palace at 8pm GMT. Here's how to watch the world's great oche jockeys battle it out for the Sid Waddell Trophy and a cheque for £500,000....

German darts fans can watch a PDC World Darts Championship free live stream and catch all sessions on Sport1. Follow our guide to watch darts free of charge from anywhere, using a VPN.

PDC World Darts Championship 2022 live stream

Date: 15th Dec – 3rd Jan 2022  

Venue: Alexandra Palace, London, England

FREE streams: Sport1 (Germany) | RTL7 (Netherlands) 

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN

UK stream: Now (£34/month)

US stream: DAZN ($20/month)

Aus stream: Kayo Sports (free trial)

Rest of the world: PDC.TV (£10/month)

Welcome back to the greatest show on earth! As ever, the 29th PDC Darts Championship started with the top 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit, the next highest 32 ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit, and 32 International Qualifiers. Up to 3000 (double vaccinated) fans have attended each match.

Last year, Welsh pro Gerwyn Price beat Gary Anderson to the biggest prize in professional darts. Price was hot favourite to make it back-to-back crowns in 2022 but was knocked out by Michael Smith in the quarter finals. Number three seed Michael van Gerwen withdrew after a positive covid test.

World number two Peter Wright, who won the silverware at the recent Players Championship Finals, is on a quest for a second Ally Pally title. He plays Smith in tonight's PDC world darts final at 8pm GMT on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Main Event. 

Peter Wright's average stands at 100.66 thanks to a record 24 180s in last night's semi final against Gary Anderson. Can Michael Smith put Snakebite off his game? Follow the guide below to watch the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship final from anywhere.

Free PDC World Darts Championship 2022 live stream

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In Germany, Sport1 will show all 16 days of the 2022 World Darts Championships live on TV. Every session can be accessed through the free live stream at Sport1.de.   

In the Netherlands, RTL7 has the rights to screen the 2022 World Darts Championship. New users get a free 1-month trial.

Aussie darts fans can watch all the action on Kayo Sports. Subscription costs from AU$25 a month but new users get a free 14-day trial.

Remember: use a VPN to access your local streaming service when travelling overseas.

Used up your free trial? The next best option for anyone outside the UK, Ireland and Netherlands is PDC.TV. Subscription costs just £10 a month. Again, you'll need use a VPN when using it inside the UK, Ireland or Netherlands.

PDC.TV Rest of the World Monthly Pass £9.99

PDC.TV Rest of the World Monthly Pass £9.99
Watch full live coverage of the PDC World Championships and other TV tournaments, including European Tour events, on PDC.TV. Make sure to use a VPN to watch when visiting the UK, Ireland and Netherlands.

Watch the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant PDC World Darts Championship rights holders, you won't be able to access these streaming services when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet, and saves you money! What's not to love?

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up

How to use a VPN


Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the darts, you may wish to choose 'Germany' for Sport1.

3. Then head over to Sport1 on your browser or device and enjoy the PDC World Darts Championship live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, then do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.

World Darts Championship 2022 live stream in the UK

PDC World Darts Championship 2022 and how to live stream the arrows from anywhere

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Sky Sports has the exclusive rights to World Darts Championship 2021/22. Sky subscribers can watch every throw live on Sky Sports Darts.

Not a subscriber? Cord-cutters can live stream the darts with a Now Sports Pass (£10 a day or £34 a month).

Sky Sports Darts is also available on Virgin Media as part of the Bigger + Sport TV bundle. It's £65 per month and includes all Sky Sports and BT Sports channels.

Upgrade to Virgin Media Bigger + Sport

World Darts Championship 2022 live stream in Australia

Kayo Sports logo

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Fox Sports has the rights to broadcast every throw of the 2021/22 PDC World Darts Championship in Oz. Cord-cutters can live stream the action on Kayo Sports. Subscription costs from $25 per month but new users get a free 14-day trial.

Remember: use a VPN to access DAZN when outside of Australia.

Kayo  Watch the darts free with this 14-day trial

Kayo Watch the darts free with this 14-day trial
Live stream over 50 sports, from the PDC World Darts Championship to international cricket, with Kayo Sports. After the trial ends, you'll pay from AU$25 a month for Basic membership. No contract, cancel anytime.

Watch the 2022 World Darts Championship in the Rest of the World

Peter "Snakebite" Wright takes aim while his opponent's back is turned

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If you're located outside the UK, Ireland and Netherlands, you can watch a PDC World Darts Championship live stream on PDC.TV.

You'll need the 'Rest of the World' subscription, which costs around £10 per month and includes throw-by-throw coverage of every session.

Remember: use a VPN to access PDC.TV when visiting the UK, Ireland or Netherlands.

Draw: PDC World Darts Championship 2021/22

Tuesday 21st December 2021

Afternoon Session (12.30pm GMT)
Lewy Williams v Toyokazu Shibata (R1)
Jason Lowe v Daniel Larsson (R1)
Mervyn King v Joyce/Benecky (R2)
Dave Chisnall v Labanauskas/Losper (R2)

Evening Session (7pm GMT)
Vincent van der Voort v Hunt/Krcmar (R2)
Michael Smith v Meulenkamp/Ashton (R2)
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Hempel/Schindler (R2)
Devon Petersen v Hughes/Raymond Smith (R2)

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Afternoon Session (12.30pm GMT)
Ryan Searle v Borland/Brooks (R2)
Glen Durrant v O’Connor/Lauby (R2)
Luke Humphries v Rowby-John Rodriguez/Kenny (R2)
Joe Cullen v Evetts/J Williams (R2)

Evening Session (7pm GMT)
Nathan Aspinall v Murnan/Lim (R2)
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Wattimena/Koltsov (R2)
Kim Huybrechts v Beaton/Sherrock (R2)
Simon Whitlock v Kleermaker/Michael (R2)
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Thursday 23rd December 2021

Afternoon Session (12.30pm GMT)
Damon Heta v Woodhouse/Wilson (R2)
Brendan Dolan v Rydz/Yamada (R2)
Mensur Suljovic v Soutar/Portela (R2)
Jose de Sousa v Lowe/Larsson (R2)

Evening Session (7pm GMT)
Danny Noppert v Heaver/Jose Francisco Rodriguez (R2)
Gabriel Clemens v L Williams/Shibata (R2)
Rob Cross v Van Barneveld/Ilagan (R2)
Chris Dobey v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez/Robb (R2)

Monday 27th December 2021
Afternoon Session (12.30pm GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
3x Third Round

Evening Session (7pm GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
3x Third Round

Tuesday 28th December 2021
Afternoon Session (12.30pm GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
3x Third Round

Evening Session (7pm GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
3x Third Round

Wednesday 29th December 2021
Afternoon Session (12.30pm GMT)
Third Round (Best of 7 sets)
3x Third Round

Evening Session (7pm GMT)
Third/Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)
1x Third Round, 2x Fourth Round

Thursday 30th December 2021
Afternoon Session (12.30pm GMT)
Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)
3x Fourth Round

Evening Session (7pm GMT)
Fourth Round (Best of 7 sets)
3x Fourth Round

Saturday 1st January 2022
Afternoon Session (12.30pm GMT)
2 x Quarter-Finals (Best of 9 sets)

Evening Session (7pm GMT)
2 x Quarter-Finals (Best of 9 sets)

Sunday 2nd January 2022
Evening Session (7.30pm GMT)
2 x Semi-Finals (Best of 11 sets)

Monday 3rd January 2022 (8pm GMT)
PDC World Darts Championship Final
(Best of 13 sets)

Prize Fund: World Darts Championship 2021/22

Winner: £500,000
Runner-Up: £200,000
Semi-Final: £100,000
Quarter-Final: £50,000
Fourth Round: £35,000
Third Round: £25,000
Second Round: £15,000
First Round: £7,500
TOTAL: £2,500,000

Role of honour: PDC World Darts Champions

1994 - Dennis Priestley
1995 - Phil Taylor
1996 - Phil Taylor
1997 - Phil Taylor
1998 - Phil Taylor
1999 - Phil Taylor
2000 - Phil Taylor
2001 - Phil Taylor
2002 - Phil Taylor
2003 - John Part
2004 - Phil Taylor
2005 - Phil Taylor
2006 - Phil Taylor
2007 - Raymond van Barneveld
2008 - John Part
2009 - Phil Taylor
2010 - Phil Taylor
2011 - Adrian Lewis
2012 - Adrian Lewis
2013 - Phil Taylor
2014 - Michael van Gerwen
2015 - Gary Anderson
2016 - Gary Anderson
2017 - Michael van Gerwen
2018 - Rob Cross
2019 - Michael van Gerwen
2020 - Peter Wright
2021 - Gerwyn Price 

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