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