How to watch The Bachelor 2021 finale and After the Final Rose live without cable

How to watch The Bachelor 2021 finale and After the Final Rose online
(Image credit: ABC)
The Bachelor start time, channel

The Bachelor season 25 finale is scheduled to air today (Monday, March 15) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It will be followed by the After the Final Rose special. It's on ABC.

Will Matt James put a ring on it? It's time to watch The Bachelor 2021 finale tonight, and make sure you stick around for the After the Final Rose special thereafter. Matt James must choose between the two final women, Rachael Kirkconnell and Michelle Young. One will get the final rose and maybe an engagement ring; the other will leave with a broken heart.

In The Bachelor season 25 finale, we will see Matt introduce Rachael and Michelle to his mother and brother, and then enjoy one last date before the final rose ceremony. Matt seemed comfortable with his decision, but a shocking last-minute development looks to threaten the course of his entire journey.

Matt James is a real estate broker, entrepreneur and community organization founder from New York City. He's also best friends with Tyler Cameron, the runner-up from Hannah Brown's The Bachelorette season 15. 

Matt was set to appear in Clare's edition until filming was delayed to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before production resumed, ABC announced that Matt would be the new Bachelor and the first Black Bachelor in franchise history.

The Bachelor season 25 follows the Bachelorette's lead in filming entirely in one location. Matt and the cast of 32 women lived in a bubble with host Chris Harrison and the crew at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania.

Here is everything to know about how to watch The Bachelor finale live online, even if you don't have cable. 

How to watch The Bachelor finale from anywhere on Earth

Just because ABC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss The Bachelor if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.


We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied.

How to watch The Bachelor finale live in the US

American Bachelor Nation members can watch The Bachelor season 25 finale on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.  That will be followed by the After the Final Rose special, hosted by Emmanuel Acho, at 10 p.m. ET also on ABC.

The broadcast network can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch ABC on a live TV service, like FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend FuboTV, one of the best streaming services in the market. Its affordable Family Plan comes with over 120 channels, including all the broadcast networks. Plus, you get 250 hours of Cloud DVR, so you can record all your favorite movies and shows.


Fubo.TV offers a 7-day free trial so you check out all of its features without paying upfront. Fubo's channel lineup includes local channels like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox as well as top networks such as ESPN, AMC, Food Network, FX, MTV, Syfy and more.

How to watch The Bachelor finale live in the UK

Bad news, Brits. The Bachelor 2021 isn't currently scheduled to air on any UK channels.

If you want to watch the show with the services you already subscribe to, check out ExpressVPN.

How to watch The Bachelor finale live in Canada

Bachelor Nation extends to the Great North, so Canadians can watch The Bachelor 2021 finale on the same day and time as their American counterparts. It's on Citytv, which requires a cable subscription.

Cordcutters can access their services easily with ExpressVPN.

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.