Watch Dakar Rally Raid Live Stream Free In 2024

Watch the 2024 Dakar Rally Live Stream online on your devices from anywhere in the world. Follow this 100% working guide so you can watch ALL races for FREE!

The Dakar Rally, organized by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), will be held for the 46th edition in Saudi Arabia between 6th January and 19 January 2024.

How To Watch 2024 Dakar Rally Live Stream Online?

dakar rally live stream

You can watch the 2024 Dakar Rally Live Stream matches via SBS, France TV, ORF Sport and Olympic Channel as they will be broadcasting all matches for free.

However, if you’re not in a country where the 2024 Dakar Rally Live Stream is made available, you’ll be blocked from accessing the live stream due to broadcasting rights.

Don’t worry, you can use a free Smart DNS service to bypass these restrictions. All you need to do is just;

  1. Register for a free Smart DNS account.
  2. Set up your device to use SmartDNS servers
  3. Watch the 2024 Dakar Rally Live Stream for FREE.

Complicated? NO! Follow the easy steps below.

STEP 1: Register For A Smart DNS Account

To register, go to the Smart DNS Proxy website and click on Try It Now button.

Smart DNS proxy trial

Next, enter your name, email address and password to register with Smart DNS Proxy and click on SIGN UP.

Smart DNS proxy trial registration

You should now be getting an email from Smart DNS Proxy to verify your email address.

Smart DNS proxy trial account verification

In the email you’ve received, please click on VERIFY MY EMAIL.

Smart DNS proxy trial email verified

You will now be redirected to your account’s page and you should be able to see your account status.

smart dns proxy account activated

STEP 2: Smart DNS Proxy Setup

Next, please set up a Smart DNS proxy service on your device.

To do so, click on the (+) icon next to the system you’re using and follow the instructions.

Right-click on your Network/Wireless icon at the bottom right-hand side of your taskbar and click on Network and Internet settings.

Windows 11 Network and Internet settings

In the next screen, under Network & Internet, please click on Advanced network settings.

windows 11 advanced network settings

Now, choose More network adapter options which can be found under Related settings.

windows 11 network adapter options

Next, Right-click on your active network adapter (Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection) and select Properties.

windows 11 wifi properties

Un-Check Intenet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

windows 11 IPV4 settings

In the General tab, click on Use the following DNS server addresses: and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • Prefered DNS Server: 54.229.171.243
  • Alternate DNS Server: 23.21.43.50

change dns on windows 11

Click OK & OK again to save your changes.

Click on the Wifi/Internet icon at the bottom right-hand side of your taskbar and click on Network & Internet Settings.

Windows 10 Network & Internet Settings

In the next screen, please click on Change Adapter Options under Status page.

Windows 10 Change Adapter Options

Right-click on your active network adapter (Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection) and select Properties.

Windows 10 Network Adapter Properties

Please Un-Check Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) as the service doesn’t work over IPv6.

Next, double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or alternatively, you can select it and click on Properties.

Windows 10 TCP IP/4 Settings

In the General tab, click on Use the following DNS server addresses: and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • Prefered DNS Server: 54.229.171.243
  • Alternate DNS Server: 23.21.43.50
enter manual dns servers on windows 10

When you’re done, click on OK.

Click on the Apple Logo located at the top left hand corner of your Mac and open System Preferences.

macOS System Preferences

Navigate to Internet & Wireless and click on Network.

macOS Network settings

Select your active Internet Adapter (Wi-Fi if Wireless or Ethernet if Wired connection) and click on the Advanced button.

macOS advanced WIFI settings

Select the DNS tab and click on the plus (+) button and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • 54.229.171.243
  • 23.21.43.50

Note: You will need to click on the plus (+) button again to enter the second DNS server.

enter manual dns servers on macos

Click OK followed by the Apply button.

smart dns entered

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Choose Settings from Home screen.

iOS settings

Tap on Wi-Fi.

Find your Wireless connection (which has a tick or check mark) and click on the blue ‘i‘ icon.

iOS wifi menu

You should now be in your Wi-Fi details page. At the Configure DNS section, tap on Automatic.

iOS configure dns

At the DNS configuration screen, tap on Manual and tap on the red (-) minus icon to remove your existing DNS address.

iOS add remove dns server

Now, tap on the (+) Add Server and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • 54.229.171.243
  • 23.21.43.50
ios add manual dns servers

Note: You will need to click on the plus (+) button again to enter the second DNS server.

Once you’ve added two DNS servers as per the image above, tap on Save at the top right corner to save the settings.

For Android, you can use an app to configure your device easily. To do so, follow the steps below:

Download DNS Changer App from Play Store or directly if you don’t have access to Play Store.

Once you’ve downloaded it, click on Install.

download dns changer app

Next, Open the app and enter the following DNS servers as per below in the app and select START

  • Primary Server: 54.229.171.243
  • Secondary Server: 23.21.43.50
enter manual dns servers on dns changer app

At the DnsChanger information, select OK.

dns changer app information

When you see the Connection request message, select OK

dns changer connection request confirmation

If you see the Active status, you have configured your device. Next, just go to your home screen.

dns changer connection on active status

Note: If you no longer want to use the Smart DNS service, just tap on STOP.

Choose Settings from Home screen.

iOS settings

Tap on Wi-Fi.

Find your Wireless connection (which has a tick or check mark) and click on the blue ‘i‘ icon.

iOS wifi menu

You should now be in your Wi-Fi details page. At the Configure DNS section, tap on Automatic.

iOS configure dns

At the DNS configuration screen, tap on Manual and tap on the red (-) minus icon to remove your existing DNS address.

iOS add remove dns server

Now, tap on the (+) Add Server and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • 54.229.171.243
  • 23.21.43.50
ios add manual dns servers

Note: You will need to click on the plus (+) button again to enter the second DNS server.

Once you’ve added two DNS servers as per the image above, tap on Save at the top right corner to save the settings.

Click the status area at the bottom of your screen, where your account picture is located.

Select Connected to … and take note of the network name.

currently network connected in Chromebook

Next, click on Settings…

Chromebook network settings

On the Settings page, click on the network drop down menu and select your active Wi-Fi.

edit network connection on Chromebook

Now, click on the Network tab and select Custom name servers. Next, enter the DNS servers as per below in the two boxes.

  • 54.229.171.243
  • 23.21.43.50
add smart dns servers on Chromebook

Click Close to save your changes.

Go to your Terminal and type in sudo bash. This will give you super user privilege.

Once you have the superuser (administrator) access, type in the command below to back up your network configuration file.

cp /etc/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.orig

backup network configuration file in Linux

Next, type in the command below to remove the resolv.conf file.

rm /etc/resolv.conf

remove resolve.conf file in Linux

Now, type in the command below one at a time.

  • echo “nameserver 54.229.171.243” > /etc/resolv.conf
  • echo “nameserver 23.21.43.50” >> /etc/resolv.conf
add smart dns servers in Linux

Finally, type in the command below to check if you’ve configured the DNS correctly.

cat /etc/resolv.conf
 
If the set-up was successful, it will display the DNS addresses that you’ve specified earlier

check dns servers on Linux

Choose Settings from your Apple TV’s Main Screen.

Apple TV settings

Select on Network.

Apple TV network settings

Select your network connection, Ethernet if you are connected via cable or Wi-Fi if you are using a wireless network.

Apple TV wifi settings

Next, select Configure DNS.

Apple TV dns configuration

By default, this should be set to Automatic. Change this to Manual.

Apple TV manual dns configuration

Enter 054.229.171.243 as your DNS address and choose Done

add smart dns servers into Apple TV

From your Amazon Fire TV homescreen, navigate to Settings.

Firestick TV network settings

Head over to Device > About and select Network.

Take note of the IP Address and Gateway details as you will need this when setting up the connection.

Firestick TV network information

Go back to the Settings page and select Network.

Firestick TV network

Select Configure Network if you are on a Wired connection or select your Wi-Fi network if you are connected wirelessly.

Note: The instructions below were based on a connection to a Wireless network, if you are on a Wired connection, please skip the wireless instructions.

Firestick TV current wifi

If your Wifi network does not show up on this screen, please select See All Networks.

Firestick TV see all networks

Next, forget the Settings of the Wireless network by pressing the Option button (3 lines) that can be found on your remote.

Firestick TV forget wifi settings

Select your Wi-Fi network again and once you’ve entered your password, click on Advanced.

Firestick TV advanced wifi settings

The device network details that we need are the IP Address and Gateway that you note down earlier from the network About page.

IP address: Enter the IP address you noted down earlier.

Firestick TV enter IP address manually

Gateway: Enter the Gateway address you noted down earlier.

Firestick TV enter gateway ip manually

Network Prefix length: Enter 24

Firestick TV enter default network prefix

Enter the following DNS addresses accordingly. (one at a time)

DNS 1: 54.229.171.243

Firestick TV enter dns server 1 manually

DNS 2: 23.21.43.50

Firestick TV enter dns server 2 manually

Finally, select Connect to save the changes.

STEP 3: Check Smart DNS Configuration Status

Now that you’ve configured your device to use the Smart DNS, go to your Account and you should see green checkmarks next to DNS Setup and IP activation.

Smart dns proxy configuration page

Note: If you didn’t get the green checkmarks, simply refresh the page.

Where Can I 2024 Dakar Rally Live Stream Online?

Once you configured your device to use the Smart DNS service, watch the 2024 Dakar Rally Live Stream via the links below.

Some of the Channels above require you to register for a free account before you can watch their programmes. To do so, expand the link below and follow the instructions.

Go to the SBS website and click Play any of the videos. When it asks you to sign in, click on Create an account link.

Now, enter your personal details and click Create Account.

To verify your account, click on the confirmation link sent to your email.

Finally, go back to the SBS page to enjoy the streaming.

Once you configured your device to use the Smart DNS service, go to france.tv website.

When you see the privacy policy consent page below, click on “tout accepter

france tv privacy policy

You will now need to register for a free france.tv account.

Click on the account icon at the top right and choose inscription.

When you see the screen below, click on the blue button (Creer un compte).

france tv account registration

Now, enter your email address and your password must include;

  • 8 Characters
  • 1 Special character
  • 1 Number
  • 1 Uppercase/lowercase

Date of birth: Just any date (above 16-years old)

For the Civility, choose Monsieur (Mr) / Madame (Ms) and for the postcode, enter 75000 or any French cities postcode.

Next, scroll down your screen, select non to opt-out from the marketing email list and click on the blue button (valider le compte) at the bottom right.

france tv account registration details

Note: For Android / iPad / iPhone: If the TV site is redirecting to download their app, you can set your Chrome browser to request for a Desktop site and access it again.

If that didn’t work, you will need to download the channel apps from the app/play store.

If you don’t have an Australian/French app/play store account, you will not be able to download such apps due to region restrictions. To resolve this, please follow the instructions at the link(s) below:

2024 Dakar Rally Route Map

2024 Dakar Rally map

2024 Dakar Rally Stages

StageDateStartFinishTotal/Special
PrologueFridayJanuary 5, 2024Al-‘UlaAl-‘Ula158 km / 28 km
1SaturdayJanuary 6, 2024Al-‘UlaAl Henakiyah532 km / 405 km
2SundayJanuary 7, 2024Al HenakiyahAd Dawadimi662 km / 470 km
3MondayJanuary 8, 2024Ad DawadimiAl Salamiya733 km / 440 km
4TuesdayJanuary 9, 2024Al SalamiyaAl-Hofuf631 km / 299 km
5WednesdayJanuary 10, 2024Al-HofufShaybah727 km / 118 km
6 (Marathon)Thursday-FridayJanuary 11-12, 2024ShaybahShaybah766 km / 532 km
SaturdayJanuary 13, 2024RiyadhRest day
7SundayJanuary 14, 2024RiyadhAd Dawadimi873 km / 483 km
8MondayJanuary 15, 2024Ad DawadimiHa’il678 km / 458 km
9TuesdayJanuary 16, 2024Ha’ilAl-‘Ula639 km / 417 km
10WednesdayJanuary 17, 2024Al-‘UlaAl-‘Ula609 km / 371 km
11ThursdayJanuary 18, 2024Al-‘UlaYanbu587 km / 480 km
12FridayJanuary 19, 2024YanbuYanbu328 km / 175 km

How To Watch 2024 Dakar Rally On Apple TV?

You will first need to download the TV app that supports the 2024 Dakar Rally live stream. e;g SBS and/or France TV apps from the App Store.

If you can’t download due to region restrictions, you will need to create a new iTunes account and set Australia (SBS) / France (France.tv) as the region during registration. You can use a name/address generator to fill up the details.

Next, login into your Apple TV using the new iTunes account you created and you should be able to download Australia (SBS) / France (France.tv) app from the app store.

Note: Please also ensure you’ve followed Step 1-3 in this article.

How To Watch 2024 Dakar Rally On Fire TV Stick / Android TV?

If your device is not linked to the Australia (SBS) / France (France.tv) play store, you will need to download the apps manually.

To do this, follow the instructions at the link(s) below:

Fire TV Stick: Installing app manually

Android TV: Installing app manually

Note: Please also ensure you’ve followed Step 1-3 in this article.

Smart DNS Proxy & fuboTV FAQ

If the service has stopped working or you need more information, please read the frequently asked questions page.

2024 Dakar Rally Resources

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