The two-hour premiere (which originally aired on ABC on Jan. 22) introduced 28-year-old tennis pro and instructor Joey Graziadei (who was runner-up in season 20 of The Bachelorette with Charity Lawson) in his quest to find “a life partner who is outgoing, caring and shares his love for adventure and exploring the outdoors,” according to the network. The first episode is available to stream on-demand on Hulu.
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In the season’s logline, ABC promises “one of the most exciting seasons” of the longest-running reality dating series: “Romance, drama and heartbreak culminate in an ending that is a shocking first in Bachelor history.”
Below, find out more about how to watch The Bachelor season 28 online without cable, the episode schedule and more.
How to Watch The Bachelor Season 28: Premiere Date, Episode Schedule
The Bachelor season 28 premiered Jan. 22, the two-hour episode can be streamed on-demand at Hulu. New one-hour episodes will air weekly on Mondays on ABC, and the network has not announced the final number of episodes. Most seasons of The Bachelor average between 10-12, including tell-all and finale specials.
The Bachelor Season 28: How to Stream Online Without Cable
Every episode will be available to stream on-demand on Hulu on Tuesdays, the day after it airs on cable. Hulu comes with a 30-day free trial, so you’ll be able to watch The Bachelor season 28 premiere and several more episodes for free during that period. After that, pay $7.99 per month with ads or $17.99 per month without ads.
Prefer to cut the cord? One of the best ways to stream The Bachelor without a traditional cable subscription is with Hulu + Live TV, which starts at $76.99 per month and lets you watch ABC and more than 95 more news, entertainment and sports networks with your existing internet connection. If you missed a live broadcast, you’ll be able to watch it on Hulu the next day.
One of the best deals on Hulu right now is the ad-supported Duo Basic package that includes streamer with Disney+, both with ads. Those who prefer a commercial-free experience can opt for the Disney Bundle Trio Premium, which includes Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $24.99 per month (a savings up $17.98 per month compared to subscribing separately).
You can also watch The Bachelor online without cable with any live TV streaming service that carries ABC, including DirecTV Stream ($69.99 and up monthly), Fubo ($74.99 and up monthly) and Sling’s Blue package (on sale for half off your first month for a limited time). Learn more about all of the ways to watch the series — and other Bachelor Nation spinoffs — below.
Watch The Golden Bachelor on ABC online for free using DirecTV Stream’s Entertainment package ($69.99 monthly, guaranteed for the first two years), which has a seven-day trial.
A DirecTV subscription offers online TV, on-demand content and more than 75 other channels, including CNN, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, AMC and others. Other plans offer over 105-150 channels, with prices ranging from $84.99 to $159.99 per month.
For a limited time, new subscribers can also earn up to a $200 Visa gift card; learn more here.
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Watch The Bachelor on ABC and more than 170 other news, entertainment and sports channels with a subscription to Fubo, which starts at $79.99 per month. You can record over 1,000 hours of TV shows, movies, games and more (including Monday, Thursday and Sunday night football) and watch later on your smartphone, tablet or TV.
Other plans include the Elite package (254 channels for $89.99 monthly) and the Ultimate tier that comes with 298 channels, NFL RedZone, Showtime and 4K quality for $99.99 monthly. The online TV streaming service offers a five-day trial for new subscribers, so you can technically watch The Bachelor online for free during that period.
If you don’t mind waiting a day after the finale airs, you can stream The Bachelor every Tuesday on Hulu, where you can also watch past seasons of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Golden Bachelor on demand. Hulu offers a 30-day trial, so you can watch The Bachelor‘s first episode and more for free within that period.
You can also cut the cord entirely with Hulu + Live TV, which lets you watch ABC live without a traditional cable subscription and includes more than 95 other channels. It costs $76.99 per month with ads and $87.99 per month without ads; note that it does not offer a free trial.
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Packages on sale from $22.50 per month
Stream The Bachelor on ABC and more than 40 other channels live on Sling‘s Blue plan ($45 per month) or combined Orange & Blue package ($60 monthly), which let you record up to 50 hours of content and stream on up to three devices. Sling offers DVR so you can record shows to watch offline later.
Sling is currently offering a deal that gets new subscribers half off their first month, bringing the price down to $22.50-$30 for the Blue or Orange & Blue plans. Note that you’ll need to connect an HD antenna and an AirTV device if you want to watch local channels on your Sling service; get more details here.
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