The world’s top badminton players will converge at the Vantaan Energia Arena in Vantaa, Finland, from October 10 to October 15 for the 2023 Arctic Open. The 2023-24 badminton season has been phenomenal thus far, and we’re amped to see who finishes atop the leaderboard in Finland!
If you’re looking for badminton live-streaming solutions, you’ve come to the right place. This streaming guide will provide you with options for enjoying BWF action all season long.
How to live stream the 2023 Arctic Open
You can stream the biggest badminton events of the year in just a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a U.S. server location.
- Head to the BWF’s official YouTube channel.
- Tune in and enjoy!
Can I use a VPN to watch badminton events from another country?
Where to watch the 2023 Arctic Open for free
You can watch every Arctic Open match for free on the BWF’s official YouTube channel. BWF TV is an excellent source of free badminton coverage including both live streams and full matches after the fact. Coverage is restricted in some areas, but should still be accessible from the United States.
Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.
How to watch badminton in India
Price: Approximately 20 USD/year
Hotstar streams the Badminton World Championships is more affordable than many other services and comes bundled with Disney+, making it an appealing all-around option.
How to watch badminton in the UK
Price: From 15 GBP/month and up
Living in the UK? TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) is your best bet for catching live badminton streams, and it’s available as an add-on to Sky Sports. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a valid UK/Ireland credit or debit card.
2023 BWF Events
There are currently 141 tournaments on the BWF calendar. If you’re looking for dates, event category or host city of any of them, you can find a detailed rundown on the BWF website.
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How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
-With the native app for a smart TV, Android TV device, or other streaming device
-By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
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-By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
-With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as Apple TV or gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN. (Note that by connecting your Apple TV or gaming console to a router, you can get the best of both worlds!)
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I connected to the suggested VPN server location but I can’t log in to the streaming service!
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I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow
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-The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
-Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
-Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
-Slow internet connection speed at your location
-Your device type and processing power
Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:
-Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
-Connect to a different VPN server location
-Change your VPN protocol
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What other streaming services can I watch with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN works seamlessly with all the most popular streaming apps from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds). If you want to watch your favorite team from anywhere—even while traveling or on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi—ExpressVPN is a great way to enhance your sports streaming experience.
What does BWF mean in badminton?
BWF stands for Badminton World Federation. The BWF is the sport’s governing body. It was established in 1934 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
What are the most prestigious badminton tournaments?
The Summer Olympics are generally considered the most prestigious tournament in the sport, followed by the BWF World Championships. Other tournaments of note include the All-England Open, Uber Cup, Sudirman Cup, and Thomas Cup.
Who are the top badminton players in the world?
While the rankings are constantly changing, the top-ranked players at the start of 2022 were Mithun Manjanath on the men’s side and Malvika Bansod on the women’s. Both players are from India. The current reigning world champions are Singaporean Loh Kean Yew on the men’s side and women’s player Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, with Japan, China, and Thailand holding the various doubles titles. Find the current rankings on the BWF website.
How are the BWF rankings calculated?
The rankings formula is complicated, but it essentially boils down to players’ performance in the last 52 weeks in recognized tournaments. The more a player wins or advances deep into tournaments, the higher their rank.