Snooker World Championship live stream 2023: How to watch free online, Selby 10-15 Brecel

Mark Selby aiming for a fifth Crucible crown

Ronnie O'Sullivan of England in action against Matthew Stevens of Wales during the World Snooker Championship Semi Final match at Crucible Theatre in Sheffield
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Snooker World Championship live stream

You can watch the 2023 World Championship free on BBC iPlayer in the UK. Fans can pay to watch a Snooker live stream on DAZN in the US and Canada, and on Matchroom Live in Australia. Full information on TV viewing options below. Away from home? Use a VPN to watch a free stream from abroad.

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Dates: Saturday, April 15 - Monday, May 1
Watch free: BBC iPlayer (UK)
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Snooker World Championship 2023: latest

Mark Selby is locked in a thrilling best-of-35 encounter to determine who will be walk away with the 2023 Cazoo World Snooker Championship trophy. Selby made the first-ever 147 in a Crucible final yesterday, but trails Brecel 10-15 going into tonight's final session (7pm).

Selby survived a late-night comeback from a reinvigorated Mark Allen to win 17-15 and progress to his sixth World Championship final. Meanwhile, Luca Brecel produced the biggest comeback in Crucible history to beat Chinese sensation Si Jiahui 17-15 in the other semi.

"Luca is very dangerous. He is one of the greatest talents we have in the game and it is great to see him fulfilling his talent. We've known about it for a long time," Selby told BBC Sport.

Ronnie O'Sullivan, who fell to Brecel in the quarter-finals, says The Belgian Bullet faces "the ultimate test" in Mark Selby, but believes that anything can happen.

“Selby’s going to try and shut up shop and try and keep Luca under wraps. Luca’s got to try and not allow that to happen. It will happen, but he's got to try and limit the amount of time that it happens and just try and impose his own game," The Rocket told Eurosport.

It's all to play for as we explain all the ways to get a 2023 Snooker World Championship live stream wherever you are right now - starting with how to watch the Snooker World Championship for FREE in the UK.

What time is the Snooker on TV today?

Monday, 31 April – Final (best of 35)

13:00 & 19:00 Match 31: Brecel v Selby

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How to watch a FREE Snooker World Championship live stream in the UK

BBC iPlayer

Fans in the UK can watch all of the Snooker World Championship action for FREE! 

Every session of the tournament is being shown on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four - and you can use the Red Button to watch action from additional tables. You can live stream the action on BBC iPlayer

Away from the UK right now? No worries:

Use ExpressVPN to watch BBC iPlayer from abroad.

BBC iPlayer is free to use (with a valid TV licence) and works across a wide range of devices including smart TVs, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones, tablets and streaming sticks.

The morning sessions typically start at 10am BST; the afternoon sessions begin at 1.30pm; and the evening sessions get underway at 7pm.

If you're already a subscriber, you can also watch the the Snooker World Championship via Eurosport and Discovery+, with a subscription costing £6.99 per month or £59.99 for the year. 

How to watch Snooker World Championship from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage of the Snooker World Championship, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a snooker live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

Use a VPN to watch Snooker World Championship 2023 from anywhere

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How to use a VPN to watch the 2023 Snooker World Championship

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for iPlayer.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - BBC iPlayer for UK citizens abroad.

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How to watch Snooker World Championship 2023 in Australia

Matchroom Live

In Australia, the 2023 Snooker World Championship is being shown on Matchroom Live

There's currently a full tournament pass available for just $4.99. Alternatively, you can sign up for a day pass for $1.99 per day, or an annual pass for $44.99.

As well as the snooker, Matchroom Live shows live pool, boxing, darts, golf, and plenty more. The only catch is that its device compatibility is fairly limited. You can watch the snooker on your desktop, laptop or mobile - or Chromecast it to your TV.

Play typically begins at 7pm AEST each day, with the later sessions starting at a not-so-sociable 10.30pm and 4am.

Not in Australia? Aussies abroad looking to watch a snooker live stream should find that a top sports VPN helps them access their home streaming services wherever they are.

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How to live stream Snooker World Championship 2023 in Canada


Streaming service DAZN is the place to watch the Snooker World Championship in Canada.

And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Away from home? No problem.

Use a VPN to watch Snooker World Championship on DAZN while abroad.

DAZN is also the home of NFL in Canada, as well as the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Champions League, Europa League and EFL Championship soccer!

It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

Daily coverage typically starts at 5am ET / 2am PT, with the later sessions getting underway at 8.30am ET / 5.30am PT, and at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

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How to watch a Snooker World Championship live stream in China

CCTV China

Snooker fans based in China can watch the 2023 Snooker World Championship on a range of channels and services, including CCTV China, Superstar Online, Youku, Migu, Kuaishou and Huya.

The early sessions typically start at 5pm CST each day, with the laters sessions beginning at 8.30pm and at 2am.

If there are any internet-related obstacles in your way or if you want to access your preferred feed from outside of China, you can use a VPN to watch the snooker wherever you are.

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How to watch snooker: live stream 2023 World Championship in the US

A subscription costs $19.99 per month

DAZN is the place to watch the Snooker World Championship in the US too, with coverage getting underway at 5am ET / 2am PT most days for the early session, and at 8.30am ET / 5.30am PT and 2pm ET / 11am PT for the later sessions. 

A subscription costs $19.99 per month or $224.99 for the year, and DAZN offers plenty to watch other than just snooker - boxing, soccer and darts being some of its bigger draws.

If you're abroad right now, you can still tune in just like you would at home with the help of a good VPN.

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How to live stream Snooker World Championship in New Zealand

Sky Sport

Live Snooker World Championship coverage in New Zealand comes courtesy of Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages. 

Play typically starts at 9pm NZST, with the later sessions scheduled at 12.30am and 6am.

Subscribers can watch online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a pass costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial.

What is today's order of play at the World Snooker Championshipss?

Sunday, 30 April – Final (best of 35)

13:00 & 19:00
Match 31: Brecel v Selby

Monday, 1 May – Final (best of 35)

13:00 & 19:00
Match 31: Brecel v Selby

When is the 2023 World Snooker Championship final?

The 2023 World Snooker Championship final is set to be played across four sessions on Sunday, April 30, and Monday, May 1

The match will be best-of-35 frames, with the sessions set to begin at 1pm BST / 8am ET / 5am PT / 8pm CST / 10pm AEST, and at 7pm BST / 2pm ET / 11am PT / 2am CST / 4am AEST.

How much does the winner get?

The winner will receive £500,000 – the largest prize on the snooker calendar.

For the runner-up, there is the consolation of £200,000.

Players knocked out in the first round win £20,000.

Who has won the most world titles in snooker?

The late, great Joe Davis has more world titles than anyone else, having won each of the tournament’s first 15 editions from 1927 to 1946. His younger brother, Fred Davis, shares second place with John Pulman, with eight wins apiece.

Stephen Hendry and defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan are tied as the most successful players of the modern era, with seven world titles each.

Who are the favourites for the 2023 Snooker World Championship?

Many snooker watchers – including 7-time champion Stephen Hendry – are expecting to see Ronnie O'Sullivan capture his eighth world title at The Crucible. However, The Rocket is far from the only outstanding candidate for glory.

Nobody has tasted more success on the WST than Mark Allen this year. The Northern Irishman has racked up three titles, including the UK Championship. Meanwhile, 20-year-old Chinese sensation Si Jiahui has really caught fire, and is now into his first Crucible quarter-final.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.