Snooker live stream: How to watch the 2021 World Snooker Championship final online

Snooker Live Stream — Selby vs Murphy
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Snooker live stream: How to watch the 2021 World Snooker Championship

The 2021 World Snooker Championship final takes place today and tomorrow (May 2-3).  The BBC will have a free snooker live stream throughout on BBC iPlayer. You can watch your country's coverage no matter where in the world you are by grabbing a VPN.

Chalk your cue and fire up a snooker live stream — because it's time to enjoy the 2021 World Snooker Championship final.  

Three-times title holder Mark Selby will face 2005 champion Shaun Murphy in the decider — and we can't wait to find out who comes out on top.

You can watch it all via a snooker live stream, wherever you are in the world; read on for all the details.

Snooker live stream: How to watch the 2021 World Championship final online from anywhere

You might think that if you're away from home you won't be able to access the streaming services you already pay for — but you'd be wrong. By using a virtual private network, or VPN, you can connect to your service of choice through a server in your country, so you can watch the action as if you were in your front room.

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Snooker live stream: How to watch the 2021 World Championship final online in the UK

Snooker live stream – British flag

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The best place for a World Championship Final snooker live stream in the U.K. is, as always the BBC. 

The Beeb will be broadcasting live action from every round, including all four sessions of the final, across all of its various services; you'll be able to find it on BBC TV, the BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and via the BBC Sport website.

Play is spread across three sessions, with the morning session starting at 10 a.m., the afternoon play beginning at 2.30 p.m. and the evening's action taking place from 7 p.m. (all times BST). Times do vary, though, so check the BBC's full guide to its snooker coverage beforehand

BBC coverage is entirely free to view if you're located in the UK, so long as you have a valid TV license. However if you fancy an alternative, you also find a World Championship snooker live stream on Eurosport and its Eurosport Player streaming service. You'll need to be a subscriber in this case though — you can sign up for £6.99 a month or £39.99 for a year.

If you're not currently in the UK and want to tune in to a snooker live stream, you can do so via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Snooker live stream: How to watch the 2021 World Championship final online in the US

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Snooker may not be a huge sport in the U.S., but we're sure there are still some American fans looking for a World Championship snooker live stream. 

The good news for those fans is that they'll find it on DAZN — which is broadcasting the entire tournament. You can sign up for a DAZN subscription for $19.99/month or $99.99/year — and if you're not currently in the U.S. but already subscribe, you can use one of the best VPN services to access it wherever you are.

The World Championship snooker live stream generally starts at 5 a.m. ET / 2 a.m. PT each day.

Snooker live stream: How to watch the 2021 World Championship final online in Canada

Snooker live stream — Canadian flag

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As with the U.S., Canadian snooker fans will want to tune into DAZN for a World Championship snooker live stream. Canadians have an advantage here, though, in that they can access a DAZN free trial; Americans have no such luck.

Snooker live stream: Full 2021 World Snooker Championship schedule

The action started on Saturday, April 17 and continues for just over two weeks. We've got the full schedule for you below:

First round: Saturday, April 17 – Thursday, April 22

Second round: Tuesday, April 20 – Monday, April 26

Quarter-finals: Tuesday, April 27 – Wednesday, April 28

Semi-finals: Thursday, April 29 – Saturday, May 1

Final: Sunday, May 2 – Monday, May 3

Round 1 results (Best of 19 frames)

(Winner in bold)

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan 10 v 4 Mark Joyce
  • Yan Bingtao 10 v 6 Martin Gould
  • Anthony McGill 10 v 5 Ricky Walden
  • Ding Junhui 9 v 10 Stuart Bingham
  • Stephen Maguire 4 v 10 Jamie Jones
  • John Higgins 10 v 7 Tian Pengfei
  • Mark J Williams 10 v 4 Sam Craigie
  • Mark Allen 10 v 2 Lyu Haotian
  • Mark Selby 10 v 1 Kurt Maflin
  • Neil Robertson 10 v 3 Liang Wenbo
  • Jack Lisowski 10 v 9 Ali Carter
  • Barry Hawkins 10 v 3 Matthew Selt
  • Kyren Wilson 10 v 2 Gary Wilson
  • Shaun Murphy 10 v 7 Mark Davis
  • David B Gilbert 10 v 4 Chris Wakelin
  • Judd Trump 10 v 4 Liam Highfield

Round 2 ties (Best of 25 frames)

(winner in bold)

Barry Hawkins 10 v 13 Kyren Wilson

John Higgins 7 v 13 Mark Williams

Neil Robertson 13 v 9 Jack Lisowski

Ronnie O'Sullivan 12 v 13 Anthony McGill

Mark Allen 7 v 13 Mark Selby

Shaun Murphy 13 v 7 Yan Bingtao

Stuart Bingham 13 v 6 Jamie Jones

David Gilbert 8 v 13 Judd Trump

Quarter-final ties (Best of 25 frames)

(winner in bold)

Neil Robertson 8 v 13 Kyren Wilson

Mark Selby 13 v 3 Mark Williams

Anthony McGill 12 v 13 Stuart Bingham

Judd Trump 11 v 13 Shaun Murphy

Semi-final ties (Best of 33 frames)

(winner in bold)

Stuart Bingham 15 v 17 Mark Selby

Kyren Wilson 12 v 17 Shaun Murphy

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