Live stream 2023 World Matchplay darts online with a VPN

Opdateret: 8. november 2023

Safely and securely stream every match from July 15-23!

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The summer’s biggest darts event is just around the corner! The 2023 Betfred World Matchplay kicks off Saturday, July 15, with stars Gerwyn PriceRob Cross, and Gary Anderson headlining the first-night action in Blackpool. Michael Van Gerwen will begin defending his title against Brendan Dolan in Sunday’s evening session, which will also see world champion Michael Smith – the top seed and world No. 1 – taking on Steve Beaton.

The tournament will see players compete across nine days of action from July 15–232023, in Lancashire, England.

Read on to learn how to live stream the 2023 World Matchplay securely with ExpressVPN and enjoy every second of the action!

Start dateJuly 15, 2023
End dateJuly 23, 2023
Most recent champion(s)Michael van Gerwen
Inaugural season1994

How to watch World Matchplay Darts 2023 live streams

You can stream World Matchplay matches with a VPN by following just a few simple steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to the VPN server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, if you’d like to stream a British broadcaster, connect to a secure server in London.
  3. Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, such as Sky Sports (UK), and find the match you want to stream.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Where to watch the 2023 World Matchplay in your country


Price: 16 EUR/month

Country: Netherlands

You can live stream darts events through Viaplay, the European online streaming service, which covers several high-profile darts tournaments including the 2023 World Matchplay. Bear in mind that the commentary for this event is in Dutch. 


Price: 33 GBP/month or 12 GBP/day pass

Channel: Sky Sports Action

NOW is the perfect way to stream 11 Sky Sports channels online contract-free, including coverage of the 2023 World Matchplay and other major darts events. If you only want to tune in to one particular match you can also buy a day pass. Check the official Sky Sports schedule to know when to tune in.

Sky Sports

Sky Sports have exclusive TV rights to all the biggest Darts tournaments, including the PDC World Championships, Premier League Darts, and World Matchplay. Sky Sports is available to UK and Ireland residents only and requires a contract. However, subscribers can also watch all of the action online via the Sky Go apps for desktop, iOS, and Android.

Note: You will need a UK or Ireland credit/debit card in order to subscribe.


Price: Varies

You can tune in to darts events live on DAZN. DAZN accepts only local credit/debit cards. Otherwise, you can subscribe via PayPal instead.

Note: Your DAZN subscription will be locked to your resident country (U.S., Canada, Italy, or Germany) and cannot be changed to another country, even when traveling.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.


Price: 10 GBP/month or 60 GBP/year

The official PDC website offers the PDCTV-HD streaming service. All major televised PDC events are broadcast live online (outside of the UK, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands) through PDCTV-HD.

2023 World Matchplay Darts schedule

DatePlay startsFeatured matches
July 15, 20237 p.m. local time / 2 p.m. ETFirst Round
July 16, 20231 p.m. local time / 8 a.m. ET (Afternoon Session)First Round
July 16, 20237.30 p.m. local time / 2.30 p.m. ET (Evening Session)First Round
July 17, 20237 p.m. local time / 2 p.m. ETFirst Round
July 18, 20237 p.m. local time / 2 p.m. ETSecond Round
July 19, 20237 p.m. local time / 2 p.m. ETSecond Round
July 20, 20238 p.m. local time / 3 p.m. ETQuarter-Finals
July 21, 20238 p.m. local time / 3 p.m. ETQuarter-Finals
July 22, 20238 p.m. local time / 3 p.m. ETSemi-Finals
July 23, 20238 p.m. local time / 3 p.m. ETFinal

Who plays in the 2023 World Matchplay?

The top 16 of the Order of Merit are qualified as seeds and they are joined by the top 16 qualified players of the ProTour OoM.

Main Order of MeritProTour Order of Merit
Michael SmithJosh Rock
Peter WrightMartin Schindler
Michael van GerwenRoss Smith
Gerwyn PriceKrzysztof Ratajski
Rob CrossJose de Sousa
Luke HumphriesAndrew Gilding
Jonny ClaytonGary Anderson
Danny NoppertStephen Bunting
Nathan AspinallGabriel Clemens
Dimitri Van den BerghChris Dobey
Dirk van DuijvenbodeRaymond van Barneveld
Dave ChisnallDaryl Gurney
Joe CullenMike De Decker
Damon HetaSteve Beaton
Ryan SearleBrendan Dolan
James WadeKim Huybrechts

How do you qualify for the 2023 World Matchplay?

The top 16 players on the PDC Order of Merit at the cut-off point on July 11 have been seeded for the tournament and they are joined by 16 qualifiers from the one-year ProTour Order of Merit. The ProTour Order of Merit table used for Betfred World Matchplay qualification run from the 2022 Players Championship Finals to the 2023 European Tour.

What is the prize money for the 2023 World Matchplay?

The prize fund is expected to remain 800,000 GBP, with 200,000 GBP going to the winner and 100,000 GBP to the runner-up.

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