What better way to welcome in a new year than with the World Darts Championship? It's tradition! We've now reached the finale of the 2021-22 tournament, with Michael Smith and Peter Wright going dart-to-dart for the Sid Waddell trophy. Read on for details on how to get a PDC darts live stream today and watch the World Darts Championship no matter where you are in the world.
The final is set to take place at 8pm GMT on Monday, January 3.
Having vanquished the champion Gerwyn Price in a 5-4 thriller and then James Wade in the semis, 'Bully Boy' Michael Smith is now the bookies' favorite to go on and win his first World Darts Championship.
Standing in his way is the ever-flamboyant 2020 champion Peter 'Snakebite' Wright. He dispatched fellow Scot Gary Anderson in the semis despite being dogged by a niggling knee injury. Can the number 4 seed take a second title in three years?
It's been a competition marred by Covid-related withdrawals - including the awesome Michael van Gerwen - and there were calls by some players to postpone the remainder of the tournament. But the tickets have been bought, fancy dress costumes prepared and a rowdy crowd ready to descend upon the Ally Pally.
Watching from home? You can find a World Championship Darts free live stream on Germany's Sport1. Or follow our guide below out how to watch a World Darts Championship live stream from anywhere.
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How to watch the World Darts Championship from outside your country
If the tournament clashes with a trip abroad, you'll want a VPN so you don't miss any of the action. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that could otherwise stop you watching a darts live stream in particular parts of the world.
Virtual Private Networks are a legal means of getting around this issue, and it's nice and easy to set one up. Here's how it's done.
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How to use a VPN
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
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - so that's Sports1 for Germany.
UK: World Darts Championship live stream 2021/22
In the UK, Sky Sports is providing exclusive live coverage of the World Darts Championship.
The afternoon sessions start at 12.30pm GMT and the evening sessions kick off at 7pm, with the final on January 3 set to start at 8pm.
Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.
And if you don't have Sky Sports as part of your TV package, Now TV will let you stream everything it has to offer without locking you into a lengthy contract.
Not in the UK but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream darts as if you were at home.
How to watch World Darts Championship: live stream Canada
Streaming service DAZN is the place to watch the World Darts Championship in Canada.
And it's an absolute bargain - DAZN costs just CAD$20 a month or $150 a year.
DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Premier League and Champions League soccer, and the NFL!
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).
The early sessions start at 7.30am ET / 4.30am PT, the late sessions get underway at 2pm ET / 11am PT, and the final on January 3 starts at 3pm ET / 12pm PT.
World Darts Championship live stream: how to watch darts online in Australia
Fox Sports is showing the World Darts Championship in Australia, which means subscribers can also live stream the action using the Foxtel Go app.
However, streaming service Kayo Sports is showing the World Darts Championship too, and is the ideal option for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.
Kayo lets you stream on two devices with it $25 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 14-day trial.
The early sessions begin at 11.30pm AEDT, the evening sessions start at 6am AEDT, and the final gets underway at 7am.
Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.
How to live stream 2021/22 World Darts Championship in the US
DAZN is also showing the World Darts Championship in the US.
A subscription costs just $19.99 a month or $99.99 for the year, and DAZN offers plenty to watch other than just darts - boxing, soccer and snooker being some of its bigger draws.
The early sessions start at 7.30am ET / 4.30am PT, the late sessions get underway at 2pm ET / 11am PT, and the final starts at 3pm ET / 12pm PT.
Don't forget, any Americans away from home right now can still tune in as normal with a VPN.
Netherlands: 2021/22 World Darts Championship live stream
Darts is big in the Netherlands, and three-time World Darts Championship winner Michael van Gerwen enters this one as the world's no. 3-ranked player.
Subscription TV channel RTL 7 is broadcasting the action in the Netherlands, with the afternoon sessions starting at 1.30pm CET each day, and the evening sessions beginning at 8pm. The final, on January 3, starts at 9pm.
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, check out the VPN route described above. It's well worth a go given that there's a one-month FREE trial.
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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.