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How to stream ‘The Bachelor’

Matt James is the complete package, looking for love.

 

Jaime Carrillo

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Published Jan 6, 2020   Updated Jan 27, 2021, 5:54 pm CST

A new year means new resolutions, new goals, but most of all, a new season of The Bachelor. The Bachelorette veteran and fan-favorite Matt James is this year’s most eligible man.

The real-estate broker/entrepreneur from season 15 never thought he’d end up on a reality show. Before she passed away, James’ mother submitted him as a contestant for The Bachelorette, and the rest is history. Since his debut, he stole hearts because of his strong family values and natural charm. Now he’s back, to try his own hand at love.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream The Bachelor.

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What is The Bachelor?

  • Launched: March 2002
  • Airtime: Season 25 premiers Monday, January 4 at 8 pm EST.
  • Channel: ABC
  • Genre: Reality
  • Host: Chris Harrison
  • Seasons: 24
  • Status: Pending

The Bachelor Reviews

What the critics are saying:

  • “I hope the guy finds forgiveness and love. Until then, the squirm-factor is fun.” –Tom Gliatto, People
  • “The Bachelor gets off to a slow start but maybe that’s to be expected. It starts with a marathon mixer; Take “hi, my name is Angelique” and multiply it 25 times and you get the idea. Michel tells the women he is “humbled and honored” by the turnout, perhaps forgetting that ABC flew all the women to Malibu for the party.” –Aaron Barnhart, Kansas City Star

How to stream The Bachelor

The following streaming services have ABC in their channel suite, or the case of Sling, can be accessed using some secondary hardware.

The Bachelor on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy. and of course, ABC where you can stream The Bachelor.

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Hulu Live TV $64.99
Hulu Live TV
(no ads on
Hulu content)
$70.99

The Bachelor on Sling TV

Sling offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $15 per month. To be clear, ABC is not normally available on Sling, but through the magic of AirTV, you can get all your local channels in a system that plays nice with Sling. A complete AirTV set up will allow you to get all your local channels and free you up to choose Sling—if a lack of ABC is what’s holding you back.

Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

Sling TV
Orange$35
Blue$35
Orange + Blue$50

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge your CBS affiliate and other local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—gives Sling users the ability to access all local channels to add to whichever Sling package is the best fit for them.


The Bachelor on Vidgo

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. You might be surprised to know that Vidgo’s an option to stream The Bachelor—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.

Vidgo
English$55
Spanish$30

The Bachelor on AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking to stream The Bachelor, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.

at&t TV Now
Plus$55
Max$80
Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


The Bachelor on YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you’re looking to stream The Bachelor, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.

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*First Published: Jan 6, 2020, 4:31 pm CST