Here’s How to Watch Michelle’s ‘Bachelorette’ Season For Free, So You Don’t Miss Who She Picks

Michelle Young, "The Bachelorette"
Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin.

If you’re a member of Bachelor Nation, you may want to know how to watch The Bachelorette online for free to not miss Michelle Young’s drama-filled season—and, of course, who she chooses in the end.

The Bachelorette, a spinoff of The Bachelor, premiered on ABC on January 8, 2003, with lead Trista Rehn (now Sutter), the runner-up on season 1 of The Bachelor. Since then, there have been more than 17 Bachelorettes, including fan-favorites like season season 12’s Kaitlyn Bristowe, season 13’s Rachel Lindsay and season 15’s Hannah Brown. The Bachelor franchise has also produced several more spinoffs since The Bachelorette‘s premiere, including Bachelor Pad, Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor Winter Games and The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart.

Though there seems to be a never-ending supply of Bachelor shows these days, The Bachelorette still remains as one of our favorite moments for its female-centric seasons and must-talk-TV moments, such as when Hannah B. eviscerated Luke P. in season 15 or when Clare quit in the middle of season 16 to be with her winner, Dale. If you’re a longtime Bachelor fan, you may want to know how to watch The Bachelorette online for free to not miss a second of the new season. Ahead are various ways to do so.

Michelle, Katie: 'The Bachelorette' 2021

Image: ABC/Craig Sjodin.

Who is The Bachelorette 2021?

The season 18 Bachelorette is Michelle Young, a teacher from Minnesota, who was the runner-up on season 25 of The Bachelor with Matt James. Her season premieres on October 19, 2021. As Bachelor Nation fans know, Michelle isn’t the only Bachelorette this year. Katie Thurston, a bank marketing manager from Washington, was the season 17 Bachelorette. Katie was eliminated in 10th place on Matt’s season and walked away engaged to Blake Moynes after the season 17 finale in August.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in October 2021, Tayshia Adams, who hosted Michelle’s Bachelorette season with Kaitlyn Bristowe, teased that Michelle’s finale is unlike any recent Bachelorette finale. “How it ends? I don’t think we’ve seen an ending like what happens in a couple of seasons now,” Tayshia said. “We’ve seen a lot. So there’s a lot of highs and lows. It’s all good things. I would just say she definitely leans into her heart and puts it all out on the line.”

When does The Bachelorette 2021 air?

The Bachelorette airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

How to watch The Bachelorette online for free

Below are various free trials to watch The Bachelorette online for free. If you already have a cable provider, you can go to ABC’s website, sign into that provider and watch The Bachelorette as it airs. Otherwise, here are some free trials you can sign up for to watch The Bachelorette online for free each week. Just sign up for a different free trial each week and set a reminder for when the free trial ends, so you avoid being charged.

Sling

Sling is one of the more affordable options to watch The Bachelorette live. The service offer a seven-day free trial and more than 30 channels, including ABC, so subscribers can watch The Bachelorette as it airs on TV. Unlike Hulu, Sling doesn’t have a catalogue of past episodes, but it’s one of the better options if you’re caught up on The Bachelorette and just need to watch new episodes.

Free trial: 7 days

Price: $35+ per month

Hulu+ With Live TV

Hulu+ with Live TV is another solid option to watch The Bachelorette. Service also offers a seven-day free trial, as well as more than 75 channels, including ABC, so subscribers can tune into The Bachelorette live. Along with its channel selection, Hulu+ With Live TV also offers 50 hours of DVR footage, so fans can record The Bachelorette in case they miss it when it airs. Hulu+ With Live TV also provides customers with access to Hulu, which has past episodes of The Bachelorette and uploads new episodes the day after they air.

Free trial: 7 days

Price: $64.99 per month

Fubo

Fubo is another option to watch The Bachelorette. The service offers seven-day free trial, as well as one of the most expansive channel selections on the market, with more than 120 channels (in case you’re a fan of TV shows other than The Bachelorette.) Along with its channel selection, Fubo also allows users to record 250 hours of DVR footage, in case you can’t catch The Bachelorette when it airs.

Free trial: 7 days

Price: $79.99 per month

Hulu

Hulu is the most affordable option to watch The Bachelorette if you can wait a day. The service offers a seven-day free trial and upload new episodes of ABC shows, including The Bachelorette, less than 24 hours after they air live. Though you can’t watch episodes live (unless you subscribe to Hulu+ With Live TV), Hulu, which starts at $5.99 per month, is much more affordable than its live-TV counterparts for those who can wait to watch new episodes of their favorite shows.

Free trial: 7 days

Price: $6.99+ per month

"Bachelor Nation" by Amy Kaufman

Image: Courtesy of Penguin Books.

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman

To get more of an inside scoop, check out Los Angeles Times writer Amy Kaufman’s book, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure, for a deep dive into the Bachelor franchise. The book uncovers the secrets of Bachelor Nation, from how much the Bachelor and the Bachelorette are paid to the rules contestants have to follow, that producers don’t want fans to know. It’s a must-read for any Bachelor Nation member.

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