Much of this has been due to changes made in the PDC (Professional Darts Corporation) who made changes to not only how the game is staged (it’s now played in big arenas with Vegas style lights) but the professionalism of the players themselves.
All of these changes have made the game much more watchable but it has also seen the sport not only move to subscription TV but also to venues around the world that cannot be watched on your TV.
Darts Live Streaming
The good news is that here at SportsStream.co.uk we feature live streams of most PDC Darts tournaments featuring the world’s biggest stars that can be watched via your own PC/Mac, phone, tablet and connected tv’s.
If you are looking for a live Darts stream online, you are in the right place.
On the face of it Darts is a simple sport that has a humble background as been a game played in pubs up and down England but at the professional level it becomes a complex battle between 2 combatants in an almost pantomime setting.
At its most basic level, the sport is a battle between 2 players who each take it turn to throw small missiles at a numbered board. With 3 goes each before their opponent gets a go, the winner is the player who get to zero the quickest, of course finishing on a double or a bullseye.
Of course whilst that may sound simple, it takes years of dedication and lots of skill but it also makes for a sport that perhaps is not the most exciting to watch.
Where the excitement does come from and where the sport managers to attract so many fans is the theatrics that comes form the head to head battle between the combatants.
Whilst some other sports, such as tennis, also feature players going up against each other head to head, few feature players standing just feet away from each other and with matches taking up to an hour and with the players almost on display on a stage in front of an often drunk crowd, the players and their interaction becomes a whole new sport within itself.
Despite been a sport that is becoming more and more popular across Britain, it can be difficult for fans to watch the action and that is especially true if you do not want to be stuck with an expensive and ongoing subscription to a pay tv sports channels.
With Darts only shown live on British tv for the biggest events, you will often be paying for when the sport is not even taking place but thankfully now there is a much better option.
No matter if you are a fan of Darts for the skill and expertise of the players or the dramatics and pantomime nature of the events happening at the oche, the great news is that it has never been easier to watch it live online and now you can simply pick and choose to watch just the action that you want to watch.
From day passes to live streaming services to online bookmakers that allow you to watch along live (so long as you have a funded account and are aged 18 or over) and best of all, when using one of the fantastic Darts live stream services that feature on this very page, you can pick and choose to watch just the action that you want to watch.
With a growing number of events and tournaments been played across the globe, there is both more to watch for fans of the sport and less to watch as many of these newer events are not shown liv eon British television but thankfully thanks to the live streaming services featured here, you can now watch live events from across the globe easier than ever before.
All of the streams featured on our website are 100% and are 100% legal. Most live sports streaming websites out there simply stream footage from TV channels, this is not only illegal but to make money many of these sites install viruses and other nasties on your device.
So how is SportsStream.co.uk different?
Here at SportsStream.co.uk we feature live Darts streams from trusted online live streaming websites who have paid for the license to be able to show live Darts through their websites.
What Can We Watch?
Currently there is a large number of PDC tournaments and qualifying that can be enjoyed.
How Can We Watch Darts Live Online?
To watch all of this great action all that you need is a our live streaming partners account.
Simply choose one of the great services below that allow you to watch live Darts from tournaments across the globe.
Wanting a live Darts stream online, check our these streaming services for Darts.
Darts Live Streaming Services
|Registration and deposited account needed|
|Watch Sky Sports live online via Sky Go or on your tv|
Stream Darts Live
No matter if you call the sport arrows, throwers, tungsten or dartsmith or if you are a fan of the PDC (Professional Darts Corporation) or the BDO (British Darts Organisation) or any other company promoting the sports of Darts, the chances are that you will be able to watch their events and tournaments live online and thankfully it has never been easier.
No longer do you need to search the internet for a live stream only to come across a dodgy looking website that infects your computer with malware, viruses and other nasties, now you can simply register with the legitimate live streaming services featured on this page who bring you completely legal live streams of Darts.
No matter if you want to watch the World Championship, the Darts Premier League or a small regional event happening at the other side of the world, the chances are that our partners will bring you the action live and that you can watch the action via your phone, tablet, computer or laptop.
There are a number of choices of how to legally live stream Darts online in the UK and across the world, with the very best services found on this very page.
You can choose how and when you watch the action live and perhaps best of all you can choose whether you want to pay to stream the action, watch live via a bookies live stream service or even subscribe to television streaming services.
All of the options have there plusses and minuses, which can be viewed on this website, and if you do decide to watch arrows live online via one of the incredible live streaming services of the online bookmakers that we feature on this page, you will need to be aged 18 or over and have a funded account but you can then watch Darts live from tournaments and qualifying events held across the globe all season long.
History of Darts
It is difficult to say exactly when Darts first came into existence as the sport we all know and love today as it originated in pubs up and down the United Kingdom, with each region having its own version of the game.
It was around the middle of the 20th century when the sport really started to move away from been a pub game and to start making steps towards coming a sport and it was in this period that the dartboard that is so instantly recognisable nowadays became mainstream and the size of the oche became established.
The origins of the game can be traced back 100’s and 100’s of years to the days of javelins throwing, crossbow bolts and archery with the latter seemingly most thought of as the sport spiritual predecessor.
There are of course lots of similarities in the fact that you have to hit a target at a set distance but of course the action is so much different as is the scoring.
It is perhaps down to the early years of the sport when it started as a outdoor game or even as a ‘garden sport’ with much darts that were known as arrows and that has seen many around the world now informally knowing the sport as ‘arrows’.
As a game developed in pubs and clubs, especially in working class areas of the north of England, it is probably no surprise that gambling was a big part of the sport in the early years as matches were played ‘in-house’ or in informal matches between rival pubs.
This led to authorities taking notice of the developing game when the legality of it coming into question during a court case held in the city of Leeds in 1908 when the status of Darts been a game of chance (illegal at the time due to gambling laws) or a game of skill (legal at the time) was challenged.
Jim Garside, a local publican who was a centre of the legal battle, brought his top player into court and after a demonstration of the skill involved, the court case ended with the game deemed to be legal.
In the pre-WW1 years, regional league competitions started to be developed and that led to the establishment of National Rules been brought into existence by the newly formed National Darts Association (NDA).
In the 1927/28 season, a so called world championship took place but only included players from in and around London but this branched out throughout the 1930’s to start taking in players from across England.
It didn’t proved to be popular everywhere however and it was even banned in many places including Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, and Huddersfield.
As was the case with many ‘local’ sports played in the United Kingdom at the time of World War 2, the sport spread across the world as members of the armed forces introduced the sport to people in the localities they were stationed in.
After the war and up until the 1970’s, the sport was controlled by the National Darts Association of Great Britain (NDAGB) but it was very much focussed on the capital and it remained a very low key game still based around the local and regional pub scene.
In 1973, the sport started to become much wider spread and as the British Darts Organisation (BDO) took control and set up a new World Championship and the game started to be seen as a sport and watched by much bigger crowds- helped by featuring on BBC television.
By the late 1970’s there was a new focus on spreading the sport and aided by the establishment of the World Darts Federation but this also led to problems as it quickly became the case that it was British players sent around the world to play in front of small crowds and with little to no sponsorship.
This led to a decline in the sport but from those lows came one of the biggest change in the sport as a rival to the BDO set up in the form of the Professional Darts Corporation.
First established in 1992 and creating a new World Championship of their own, the PDC and BDO battled it out for top players throughout the 1990’s and with both having television coverage in the United Kingdom, the sport found new fans and a growing reputation that saw it move from a pub game to an elite level sport played by athletes instead of your next door neighbour.
The PDC brought about a new level of professionalism, bigger crowds and bigger pay days for the top players and thanks to a growth in popularity in The Netherlands, a whole new stand of player came around the take the game forward an to become the must watch sport that can now be enjoyed from tournaments across the globe.
To watch live Darts, all you need to do is follow the links found on this page.