How to stream ‘The Bold Type’ season 3 for free

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The ladies at ‘Scarlet’ are back.

Inspired by the work of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, The Bold Type follows three quirky 20-somethings making their way in the cutthroat New York City publishing scene. This series is occasionally outrageous, sometimes political, and still packed with humor and heart.

Jane Sloan, Kat Edison, and Susan Brady are all employees of Scarlet, a global woman’s magazine. During their gig, they not only write about trends, birth control, and Yoni Eggs, but also develop their own voices while exploring their sexuality, identity, love, and of course, fashion sense.

The Bold Type is the kind of guilty pleasure that Freeform is known for, but it’s more than just fluff. The show has been extremely well-received by critics, with an impressive 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes for season 2. The bar has been set and expectations are high for this season.

Here’s everything you need to watch The Bold Type for free.

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The Bold Type cast

  • Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan
  • Aisha Dee as Kat Edison
  • Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady
  • Sam Page as Richard Hunter
  • Matt Ward as Alex Crawford
  • Melora Hardin as Jacqueline Carlyle
  • Stephen Conrad Moore as Oliver Grayson 
  • Nikohl Boosheri as Adena El-Amin

When does The Bold Type season 3 air?

The first episode of The Bold Type season 3 premieres on Tuesday, April 9, at 8pm ET. 

What channel is The Bold Type on?

The Bold Type airs on Freeform. There are 10 episodes booked for this season.

How to watch The Bold Type for free

Freeform is available on a handful of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you pick, you’ll start with a one-week trial, so you can watchThe Bold Type for free. 

1) Sling TV

Sling TV offers two cable packages based on your particular needs (Sling Orange and Sling Blue), both of which cost $25 per month, but only Sling Orange (channels shown above) comes with Freeform. That package also offers three ESPN channels, AMC, and more than a dozen other channels. But it’s worthwhile to upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue package, which costs $40 per month and comes with great sports channels like FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and NFL Network, and lots more. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)

TRY SLING TV


2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV not only gives you access to on-demand content, but you’ll also be able to stream live TV, including local networks. If you miss The Bold Type when it airs, it will be available on-demand along with countless movies, classic programs, and original series available exclusively on Hulu. You’ll also get access to almost 60 channels, including Bravo, ESPN, USA, and plenty more. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

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TRY HULU LIVE TV


3) PlayStation Vue

While you don’t need a PlayStation console to use Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming service, it certainly wouldn’t hurt. It looks fantastic on a PS4 and lets you jump from gaming to streaming on one device. But you can also watch on Amazon Fire devices, Chromecast, Roku, and even Kodi. One subscription lets you stream on up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage. PlayStation Vue is competitively priced. Its entry-level package includes Freeform, ESPN and ESPN2, FX, HGTV, and more. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

TRY PLAYSTATION VUE


4) YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers more than 60 popular cable networks, including local channels. Among them are Freeform, The CW, and Syfy, so you can get your fill of supernatural and science fiction. One YouTube TV subscription lets you add up to six accounts, each with unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

TRY YOUTUBE TV


How to watch The Bold Type episodes

1) Hulu

  • Cost: $5.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

If you want to watch episodes of The Bold Type after they air, there’s no better option than Hulu. The streaming service just slashed the cost of its ad-supported version to a mere $5.99 per month. Plus, you can catch up on episodes you missed from season 1 and 2 demand. If you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV (featured above), you’ll get the on-demand portion of Hulu included for free. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $11.99 per month.

TRY HULU


2) Amazon Video

Seasons 1 and 2 of The Bold Type are available to purchase a la carte for $1.99 per episode. If you prefer, you can buy the entire season for $9.99.

BUY ON AMAZON


3) Freeform Nonstop

  • Devices: iOS, tvOS app/Apple TV, Freeform.com

Freeform lets you watch past episodes of its original programming and movies on its online service Freeform Nonstop, which is still in Beta. For every minute of Freeform you watch, you earn points, which can be redeemed to watch programming commercial-free. You’ll need a provider like Sling TV, Hulu, or a standard cable account to unlock the rest of the season. For other ways to earn points or to create an account, check out the official Freeform Nonstop hub here

VISIT FREEFORM NONSTOP

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.