The Snooker UK Championship 2019 will take place from Tuesday, November 26 to Sunday, December 8 at the Barbican Centre in York. Can’t make it to the event? Don’t worry; we’ll explain how to live stream the UK Snooker Championship from anywhere in the world with a VPN. Better still, you’ll be able to watch the entire championship for free.
Please note that we’ll only be covering official sources for watching the UK Snooker Championship. We don’t recommend unlicensed streams as they typically offer low-resolution video that is prone to performance issues like excessive buffering or lag. What’s more, they also run the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. Fortunately, you can live stream the Snooker UK Championship for free on BBC iPlayer so there’s no need to risk missing out due to a dodgy unauthorized stream.
The UK Snooker Championship 2019 will be shown for free on BBC iPlayer, a streaming service that is only available in the UK. As such, you’ll need a VPN in order to watch the tournament abroad for free.
How to watch the UK Snooker Championship live online from anywhere
The good news is that it’s easy to watch the UK Snooker Championship abroad. A VPN lets you live stream the competition for free. All you have to do is follow these steps and you’ll be good to go!
How to watch the Snooker UK Championship 2019 online, from anywhere:
- Sign up with a VPN that unblocks BBC iPlayer. We recommend ExpressVPN however, CyberGhost and NordVPN are two great value alternatives to consider.
- Download and install one of the VPN’s apps or browser extensions. The above VPNs all offer a variety of options so be sure to select the right one for your device.
- Open the app or browser extension and connect to a server in the UK to receive a UK IP address. This will trick BBC iPlayer into thinking you’re in the UK, allowing you to watch the UK Snooker Championship abroad.
- Go to BBC iPlayer and sign up for a free account if you don’t have one already. Note that you’ll need to provide your email address, date of birth, country, and UK postcode (any UK postal code will work).
- Select a BBC iPlayer live stream. The content should now be unblocked! If you’re still having trouble, we recommend you clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
The UK Snooker Championship will be broadcast live. You can avoid missing out by testing your VPN in advance. This then gives you enough time to contact your VPN’s customer support if there are any issues.
How to live stream the UK Snooker Championship on UK TV
You can live stream the UK Snooker Championship online for free on BBC iPlayer. This is accessible via web browser as well as via the various BBC iPlayer apps. In order to watch BBC iPlayer, you’ll need to sign up for an account. You’ll be asked for some basic personal details including a UK postcode. Fortunately, any UK postal code is accepted.
If you’re trying to watch BBC iPlayer from outside the UK, you’ll need a VPN. That’s because BBC iPlayer content is geo-blocked and unavailable abroad. Simply connect to a server in the UK and you’ll have a British IP address that will let you watch from anywhere in the world. It’s worth knowing that ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it out with BBC iPlayer risk-free and receive a full refund if it doesn’t meet your expectations.
Where else can I watch the UK Snooker Championship live online?
The only other way to watch the UK Snooker Championship online is on Eurosport. You can watch online via Eurosport Player but this is only available to paying subscribers. Prices vary by location but a EuroSport UK monthly pass costs £6.99 while a yearly pass is £39.99. There’s one further annual pass that allows you to pay in monthly installments of £4.99 per month.
If you live in the EU, you can watch Eurosport Player when on holiday in other EU countries. Indeed, you’ll have access to the same content and language. Eurosport Player is available in 69 countries. If your country isn’t one of them, you can still watch the UK Snooker Championship abroad with a VPN. Simply connect to a server in an EU country and the content should play without restriction.
What should I know about the UK Snooker Championship?
The UK Snooker Championship was established in 1977 and is the second biggest professional ranking tournament in snooker. Taking place at the Barbican Centre in York, England, this year’s competition is offering total prize money of £1,009,000 with the runner-up receiving £80,000 and the winner taking home £200,000. Some 128 players will take part in the UK Snooker Championship. Every match up to and including the semi-finals is best-of-11 frames. However, the final is the best of 19 frames.
Who are the favorites to win the 2019 UK Snooker Championship?
Ronnie O’Sullivan is the defending champion and has won the UK Snooker Championship a record seven times. Needless to say, O’Sullivan is one of the favorites to win this year’s title and will be taking on Ross Bulman in round one. However, the current favorite is current world champion Judd Trump who won the title back in 2011. Trump will face Amine Amiri in the first round and is aiming to win his first-ever Triple Crown having already won the World Championship and Masters titles this year.