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How to watch ‘The Bachelor’ online for free

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Colton Underwood is looking for love.

Will the third time be the charm for Colton Underwood? After his breakout on season 14 of The Bachelorette and coming up empty-handed last summer on Bachelor in Paradise, the all-American hunk takes the spotlight for the 23rd season of The Bachelor on ABC. Given how much the former football player’s virginity has factored in thus far—especially during The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All reunion—expect it to drive most of the conversations leading up to those rose ceremonies. Here’s everything you need to know to watch The Bachelor online, starting with the season premiere on Jan. 7.

Who is the next Bachelor?

Colton Underwood is the new bachelor. He’s 26 and a former football player. He played tight end for Illinois State, and while he was signed by the San Diego Chargers, he never made it off the practice squad. You probably remember him from the 14th season of The Bachelorette. He was eliminated after the hometown dates, as star Becca Kufrin felt the weight of his virginity on their budding relationship.

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Colton Underwood

What time is The Bachelor on?

The Bachelor airs on ABC at 7pm on Mondays, starting with the season 23 season premiere on Jan. 7.

How to watch The Bachelor online for free

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV offers the best of both streaming worlds: live TV and a huge catalog of on-demand content, including most of your favorite shows. With Hulu, even if you miss The Bachelor live, you can always watch it the next day, along with hundreds of other moviesdocumentaries, and Hulu original series. Plus, you get nearly 60 channels, including FX, CNN, Lifetime, HGTV, and plenty more. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

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2) YouTube TV

Much like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV offers one standard collection of live TV channels, and it has almost everything you can think of. YouTube TV balances specialty sports channels with entertainment (FX, Freeform) and news (CNN, Fox News). Plus, with YouTube TV, you can add up to six accounts for each subscription, and each of those gets unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


3) DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now’s Live a Little package

DirecTV Now, the streaming version of DirecTV, offers the most channels of any live TV streaming service, spread across four different channel packages. You’ll get ABC and other local channels with the Live a Little package ($40 per month), along with AMC, ESPN, Freeform, HGTV, and plenty more.


4) PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is Sony’s streaming service, and you don’t necessarily need a PlayStation to use it (though it works great on the console). It’s a little more expensive, but it’s still a lot cheaper than cable and offers most of the channels you’ll need after cutting the cord. Plus, you can stream on up to five devices at once. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, Sundance TV, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Willow, AMC, FX, Fox News, Freeform, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, FS1, TBS, TNT, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel, Syfy, HGTV, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, PBS, the CW, BBC, CSPAN, NBA TV, MTV, Comedy Central, Food Network, TLC, HLN, A&E, Animal Planet, National Geographic, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.