How to Watch Snooker World Grand Prix 2016 Online
Updated: February 24, 2016
- Begin by choosing which online channel/service you want to watch the Snooker World Grand Prix from (channels listed below)
- Next choose a VPN and setup an account (VPNs recommended below)
- Install the VPN software onto the device(s) you want to watch the Snooker World Grand Prix online on
- Then open the software and choose a server location to connect to that matches the online channel/service's location you decided on
- Enjoy watching the Snooker World Grand Prix 2016 online from anywhere in the world
How to watch the Snooker World Grand Prix 2016 online in more detail:
There is something intoxicating about snooker. It’s certainly not a high octane sport like soccer or rugby, nor does it instil the sorts of loyalty from most spectators that you see at such team events. Yet in this age of instant gratification, with all manner of different means of entertainment being carried around in our pockets on our smartphones, people still pay to sit in a dark room and watch two blokes knock some balls around a table.
Once you get into the game, you appreciate the finesse and the skill of the top players (anyone who has tried to play snooker knows just how difficult it is), the different styles of play, and the levels of intelligence and anticipation that are needed.
Seeing the world’s top players battling for the sports big crowns still draws capacity crowds to arenas and big TV audiences as well. And with the Barry Hearn-inspired revitilisation of the sport in recent years, tournaments are becoming even more unpredictable and exciting. It is not often that a sport where one player, Ronnie O’Sullivan, dominates so utterly, is still compelling viewing, but that’s to Ronnie’s spectacularly natural and entertaining style, Snooker still is.
One of the recent changes has seen a new tournament, the World Grand Prix added to the calendar. It is an invitation event for the top 32 players in the world and this year’s event, which takes place between 8th and 13th March and is a ranking tournament for the first time, will see defending champion Judd Trump and the very best players in the world compete for the £100,00 prize money.
As a fan, you will be keen to watch every ball being potted, and if you are new to the sport, it is a great tournament to get a taste for it as it will host some of the best snooker anywhere in the world this year.
You can tune in no matter where in the world you are, and below you will find solutions to how to watch the snooker World Grand Prix 2016 online from anywhere in the world.
Despite Snookers efforts to broaden its global appeal, the sports key fan base is still in the UK. It is therefore no surprise that the best coverage of the Snooker World Grand Prix can usually be found on the British broadcaster, which this year is ITV4.
ITV4 is a cable channel owned by British terrestrial TV channel ITV. It is available free to air in the UK, and all of its programs are also streamed live online via the ITV Player. If you are not located within the UK but are still keen to watch the most comprehensive coverage of the World Snooker Grand Prix, there is a way to evade the geo-blocking software ITV4 uses.
All you need to do is access the ITVPlayer via a VPN which is linked to server located in the UK. ITV will then be fooled into thinking that you are in the UK, even if you are not, and their shows will be available as usual. For a simple step-by-step guide on how to do this, take a look at our guide, or simply check out these three VPNs I've personally reviewed and can confirm will allow you secure instant access to ITV from outside the UK:
If you are not keen on watching the ITV coverage, the next best option is EuroSport. They hold the rights to broadcast the tournament in various countries around the world and their coverage is always thorough, although the amount of sport they broadcast means there is no guarantee of beign able to watch every game live.
EuroSport also streams all of its content online and the service is available free if you live in one of their designated countries. If however you don’t, then you will once again need to turn to a VPN such as ExpressVPN to help you out. Our handy guide on how to use a VPN to watch EuroSport can once again help you to log in no matter where you are in the world and enjoy the action.
If your priority is the action and you are not interested in all the build-up and analysis that surrounds a tournament of this stature, then perhaps the official online stream of the World Snooker governing body is the best option for you.
This service is available online for just $5.99 a month (or you can also buy an annual pass for $44.99) and will stream all of the major World Snooker events live online. Unfortunately, World Snooker will only broadcast games on here in countries where they have been unable to sell the TV rights to a broadcaster, so if you are keen to tune in from the UK for example, you will find the service is blocked.
Again, you can use a VPN to get around this, and by accessing the site via a server in a country where the match is screening, you can enjoy every frame of the World Snooker Grand Prix 2016 live online.