Season 25 of The Bachelor premiers on Monday, January 4, 2021. The episode airs at 8 pm ET on ABC. This article will explain how you can watch the Bachelor live every week even if you don’t have cable.
Watch The Bachelor Live Without Cable
This season of The Bachelor features 28-year-old Matt James, a real estate broker from Raleigh, North Carolina. He is the first black male lead in the show. Here is how you can watch The Bachelor each week live!
- When The Bachelor airs: Mondays at 8 p.m. ET
- TV Network: ABC
- Best Way to Stream Live: Hulu (Free Trial), YouTube TV (Free Trial)
- On-Demand: Hulu (Free Trial) New episodes available on Wednesdays.
Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV offer you local ABC stations in nearly all U.S. markets. They both offer a free trial, so you can watch The Bachelor free. All the ways you can stream The Bachelor’s 25th season are listed below. All free trials auto-renew when they expire, but you will not be billed if you cancel before the trial ends.
Stream The Bachelor Free
The Bachelor airs Monday nights on ABC, and you can stream episodes as they air free with Locast. Locast streams the local ABC network live in over 42% of US households, and it is 100% free. You can even watch Locast using a streaming device. Locast supports Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV.
Update: On September 1st, Locast lost a significant battle in court against the major broadcast networks. The Networks argued Locast "must secure the consent of the broadcasters to retransmit the broadcast signals." Locast defense claimed they qualified for a copyright-law exemption available to nonprofits. US District Court for the Southern District of New York found that Locast is not eligible for an exemption because it uses donations from viewers to fund its expansion into new TV markets. In response to the court loss, Locast said it was suspending its TV service on 9/2/2021.
Watch The Bachelor on These Streaming Services
The following streaming services carry ABC, so you can watch The Bachelor as it airs live every week.
Watch The Bachelor on Hulu
Hulu offers live ABC in nearly all US markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch The Bachelor every week as it airs on ABC. To see if live ABC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
According to the data we have, live ABC is available everywhere in the US through Hulu except in these markets:
- Alpena, MI
- Glendive, MT
- Helena, MT
- Zanesville, OH
- Victoria, TX
- Casper-Riverton, WY
In these markets, Hulu only offers ABC on-demand. However, be sure to check Hulu’s Website for the latest channels in your area on this page: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month to month contract, so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for a Free-Trial to Hulu + Live TV.
Watch The Bachelor Season 25 On-Demand
If you can wait a day, Hulu’s more affordable on-demand service has new episodes of this season available on-demand. You have to wait a day, but the on-demand service starts at only $6.99 per month and offers a 30-day Free trial.
How Much: The base package for live TV starts at $64.99 per month. Hulu on-demand starts at $6.99 per month with ads. You can go ad-free for $12.99 per month.
Watch The Bachelor on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another great option to watch The Bachelor live. YouTubeTV offers live ABC with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US. The only market where YouTube TV doesn’t offer ABC is in the Rochester-Mason City-Austin market, which covers parts of Minnesota and Iowa. (YouTube TV does offer ABC in Rochester NY and Austin TX.)
Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $64.99 per month.
Watch The Bachelor on fuboTV
FuboTV recently added ABC in the following major markets:
- Chicago, IL
- Fresno-Visalia, CA
- Houston, TX
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York, NY
- Philadelphia, PA
- Raleigh-Durham, NC (Fayetteville)
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
You can check out a free trial to FuboTV here. Fubo TV supports the following streaming devices:
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Generation only)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
For more information on FuboTV features, please see out Fubo TV review.
How Much: FuboTV costs $64.99 per month.
Watch The Bachelor on DIRECTV Stream NOW
DIRECTV Stream NOW offers live ABC streaming in many markets. ABC is available through its “Entertainment” package for $69.99 a month, along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. DIRECTV Stream Now offers ABC in over half the markets in the US. They offer a free trial to allow you to make sure ABC is offered in your area. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV Stream NOW.
How Much: $69.99 per month through the “Entertainment” package.
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