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How to stream ‘Jane the Virgin Retrospective’ online

A look back at five seasons of telenovela drama.


Jaime Carrillo


Published Jul 31, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 7:40 am CDT

After five seasons and 100 episodes, Jane the Virgin is quickly coming to an end. Like many big hit sitcoms throughout history, a simple finale won’t do as a send-off. No, like the Seinfelds of old, the finale will air after a one-hour retrospective celebrating the five seasons, before putting the series to bed. The celebration will cover Jane the Virgin from conception to birth and beyond. 

It’s a good time to look back at the boyfriends, drama, and perhaps most of all, the juicy chisme that made the first American telenovela such a hit—not to mention, launched Gina Rodriquez into stardom. And unlike a real telenovela, you don’t have to have a Spanish degree to understand it. 

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Jane the Virgin Retrospective online for free.

Jane the virgin retrospective cast

Jane the Virgin cast

  • Gina Rodriguez as Jane Gloriana Villanueva
  • Andrea Navedo as Xiomara “Xo” Gloriana Villanueva
  • Yael Grobglas as Petro Solano
  • Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
  • Ivonne Coll as Alba Gloriana Villanueva
  • Brett Dier as Michael Cordero Jr.
  • Jaime Camil as Rogelio de la Vega
  • Elias Janssen as Mateo Gloriano Rogelio Villanueva

When does Jane the Virgin Retrospective air?

The one-hour special will air before the Jane the Virgin finale on Wednesday, July 31 at 8pm ET on the CW

How to watch Jane the Virgin Retrospective online

A few live-streaming services offer seven-day free trials, so you can watch Jane the Virgin Retrospective online for free. There are variations among them, though, especially when it comes to the local channels offered. Depending on which service you choose, the availability of the CW in your area might vary. The links below offer a quick primer on what channels you’ll get with each service.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. You’ll also have almost 60 channels to watch live, including the CW, HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.



2) FuboTV

watch Jane the virgin retrospective free on FuboTV

FuboTV only includes a live stream of the CW in select areas, so be sure to check before subscribing. Otherwise, you can watch on-demand the next day. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.


3) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

YouTube TV is similar to FuboTV in its limitations to the CW, so be sure to check ahead of time. It’s a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


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*First Published: Jul 31, 2019, 7:00 am CDT