Another incredible World Snooker Championship reaches its climax today with a blockbuster showdown between the Jester from Leicester and the Magician. It's the biggest game of the snooker season, so read on as we explain how to get a World Snooker Championship final live stream and watch Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy online from anywhere - including for free thanks to the BBC and its easy-to-use iPlayer streaming service.
The Crucible has already witnessed some plenty of potting prowess and safety smarts from these two former champions. But it's Selby who has taken a slender advantage into the final day of the tournament.
Dates: Sunday, May 2 - Monday, May 3 (session times below)
Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England
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Murphy has arguably been the star attraction at the Crucible. The 2005 champion followed up his shock comeback victory over world No. 1 Judd Trump with a semi-final fightback for the ages to best 2020 finalist Kyren Wilson.
Having gone 10-4 down, Murphy looked set to sink without a trace, but he burst into life in the third session and ended up romping his way to what had looked a most unlikely victory, eventually winning by five frames.
He could become the first player to triumph at the World Snooker Championship as both a qualifier and a ranked player, but standing in his way is a three-time world champion who's in formidable form. After hammering Mark Williams 13-3, Selby had to dig deep to get past Stuart Bingham, edging a tactical war of attrition that overran its allotted time and had to be concluded after hours on Saturday night.
Could that have a say on the final? Read on as we explain how to watch Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy and get a World Snooker Championship live stream for FREE!
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Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy session times
Local times for the World Snooker Championship final are below - for additional times, scroll down to the relevant country section. Play gets underway at 1pm BST on Sunday, May 2.
- Sunday, May 2 at 1pm BST
- Sunday, May 2 at 7pm BST
- Monday, May 3 at 1pm BST
- Monday, May 3 at 7pm BST
FREE Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy: live stream World Snooker Championship final in the UK
Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy starts at 1pm BST on Sunday afternoon, continuing at 7pm in the evening, then 1pm on Monday afternoon, before concluding at 7pm on Monday evening.
The BBC (opens in new tab) goes all out with its coverage of the World Snooker Championship final, which means you can watch Selby vs Murphy for FREE.
If you're not in front of a TV, the BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) streaming service is the way to tune in. As a national broadcaster, it doesn't cost a penny to stream if you're located in the UK (though you should possess a valid TV license).
If you're already a subscriber, you can also watch the snooker final via Eurosport and its Eurosport Player (opens in new tab) streaming service, which costs £6.99 a month or £39.99 for the year.
Not in the UK for the World Snooker Championship final? No worries - residents of the country can just download and install a VPN (opens in new tab) to port themselves back home to a UK location, then watch live as usual.
How to live stream snooker if you're not in your country
More domestic watching options are explained below. But if you're outside your country of residence and try to stream the World Snooker Championship final via your native broadcaster, you'll soon discover that you can't, as it's location restricted. But there is a way to tune in regardless.
By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream - assuming you comply with the broadcaster's fine print, of course - specifically its terms and conditions.
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Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy: live stream snooker final in Canada
The Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy match starts at 8am ET / 5am PT on Sunday morning. It will continue at 2pm ET / 11am PT, and again at 8am ET / 5am PT on Monday morning, before the final action from 2pm ET / 11am PT.
You can watch Selby vs Murphy and all of the World Snooker Championship final action live from the Great White North via DAZN Canada (opens in new tab).
Better still, there's a FREE DAZN Canada trial (opens in new tab) available to new subscribers, lasting a month. If you like what you see, DAZN Canada then costs either $19.99 a month or $150 for the year.
And don't forget, Canadian residents who are out of the country right now can always follow the VPN route (opens in new tab) as outlined above to live stream the snooker as they would at home.
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Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy: live stream World Snooker Championship final in China
Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy starts at 8pm CST on Sunday evening, and will continue at 2am on Sunday night/Monday morning, and again at 8pm on Monday evening, before concluding at 2am on Monday night/Tuesday morning.
Viewers in China can watch Selby vs Murphy and the 2021 World Snooker Championship final on a range of channels and services, including CCTV China (opens in new tab), Superstars Online, Youku, Zhibo.tv, and Now TV (Hong Kong).
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 (opens in new tab) to watch the snooker wherever you are.
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Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy: live stream Snooker World Championship final in the US
DAZN US is broadcasting Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy and all of the World Snooker Championship final action.
A subscription costs just $19.99 a month (opens in new tab) or $99.99 for the year, and DAZN offers plenty to watch other than just snooker - boxing and cricket being two of its bigger draws.
The Selby vs Murphy match starts at 8am ET / 5am PT on Sunday morning. It will continue at 2pm ET / 11am PT, and again at 8am ET / 5am PT on Monday morning, before the final action from 2pm ET / 11am PT.
Don't forget, any Americans away from home right now can still tune in as normal with a VPN. (opens in new tab)