BWF World Championships 2023: How to watch Badminton live stream from anywhere

Malaysia's Wong Mew Choo prepares to return a shot ahead of the BWF World Championships 2023 badminton tournament 2023.
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You can watch the 2023 BWF World Championships live online and for free on YouTube in the U.S., Canada, Australia and almost anywhere else, and on TNT Sports in the U.K.. Read on and we'll show you how to watch BWF World Championships badminton from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

2023 BWF World Championships live streams: TV schedule, dates

The 2023 BWF World Championships live stream runs from Monday (Aug. 21) to Sunday (Aug. 27).
Venue: Copenhagen Royal Arena
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The BWF World Championships is the most prestigious standalone badminton tournament of the year, and a surefire way to separate the best from the rest. But which of the planet's top shuttlers will pick up a gold medal Copenhagen's Royal Arena over the next seven days?

Reigning men's single champion Viktor Axelsen, the world No.1, would love to repeat the trick in front of thousands of fellow Danes, though he would have hoped for an easier opener than Nhat Nguyen. Having only just missed out on a seeding, former world No.2 Lee Zii Jia will have to take on No.5 seed Jonatan Christie in what promises to be the standout early tie.

Yamaguchi Akane is the reigning world champion in the women's singles, but An Se-young enters the tournament as the top seed, having hoovered up seven BWF World Tour titles this year alone. The 21-year-old South Korean is in the same section as Indian superstar P. V. Sindhu who, as the No.16 seed, just managed to clinch a first-round bye. 

Just as well, considering she's lost her opening match at seven tournaments in 2023. Here's how to watch a 2023 BWF World Championships live stream online from anywhere.

FREE BWF World Championships badminton live streams

The 2023 BWF World Championships are being live streamed for free on the BWF TV YouTube channel in the U.S., Australia, and Canada.

But what if you're based in one of those countries but aren't at home to catch that free BWF World Championships coverage? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch the badminton for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

BWF World Championships live streams around the world

It's only natural that you might want to watch a BWF World Championships live stream from your home country, but what if you're not there during the event?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view coverage from the U.S., you'd select U.S.A. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to YouTube or another website and watch the 2023 BWF World Championships live stream.

How to watch BWF World Championships live streams in the US

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If you're in the U.S., you can watch the 2023 BWF World Championships on YouTube, which is of course completely free. 

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can live stream the BWF World Championships by using a good VPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN.

How to watch BWF World Championships live streams in the UK

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TNT Sports - the broadcasting service formerly known as BT Sport - is showing the BWF World Championships in the U.K..

You can get it by subscribing to the Discovery Plus Premium plan for £29.99 per month, or you can add TNT Sports through Sky, BT, EE or Virgin Media

To stream TNT Sports, you'll need Discovery Plus - a combo subscription allows fans to access TNT Sports, Eurosport and entertainment all in one place.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the BWF World Championships live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch BWF World Championships live streams in Canada

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Badminton fans in Canada can watch the 2023 BWF World Championships on the BWF TV YouTube channel

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to tap into your home coverage from anywhere.

How to watch BWF World Championships live streams in Australia

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The 2023 BWF World Championships are being shown for free in Australia on YouTube

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, to watch the badminton as if you were back home.

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.