How to watch The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart online, start time, channel and cast

watch The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart online
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Bachelor Nation’s diehards will, tonight, watch The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart online (again) and find out if this spinoff can get better. ABC's spinoff to the hit Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise is looking for success in its third week, continuing to see if this group of single male and female musicians can find The One.

The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart start time, channel

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart airs at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

In short? You got your American Idol in my Bachelor. Over the course of six, two-hour episodes, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart will follow the singletons as they pair up, sing songs individually and as a couple and demonstrate their romantic and musical chemistry to celebrity judges.

By the end of the six weeks, only one couple will remain on The Bachelor stage. The Bachelorette season 16 with lead Clare Crawley should've been filming over the last two months, but has been postponed indefinitely (let's hope it gives the show's casting department a chance to find more age-appropriate suitors). 

Listen to Your Heart will work similarly to Bachelor in Paradise (filming of which is also likely to be delayed). In the premiere episode, women will give out roses to their chosen men, and those who don't receive one, leave. In the following rose ceremony, men will have the upper hand, with women facing elimination.

In episode 1, Ryan and Matt got date cards. Ryan took Jamie on a date where they recorded a cover of John Mayer’s Gravity, while Matt took Mel to a backyard concert by  the Plain White T's. In the end, Savannah picked Brandon, then Mel picked Gabe, then Bekah picked Danny, Bri picked Chris, Cheyenne picked Matt, Julia picked Sheridan, Jamie picked Trevor and Rudi saved Ryan. 

The following four dudes left: Jack Mason, Josh Hester, Michael Todd and Russell Johnson. In episode 2, the guys are gonna give the roses (and some of the ladies will be eliminated), which should prove interesting.

How to watch The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart online anywhere, with a VPN

Just because ABC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean Americans need to miss the premiere if they're away from home. Watching The Bachelor's latest season 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.

We've evaluated many VPN services, and our top pick is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.)


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How to watch The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart premiere in the US

Bachelor Nation in the US tunes into Listen to Your Heart at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The broadcast network is available if you have an antenna or cable subscription. You can also watch the premiere on demand or Hulu the next day.

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch the finale live on several live TV streaming services, including Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Hulu, which also offers original programming like High Fidelity and Shrill. It's also got a 1-week free trial. YouTube TV is a better choice if you want to record a lot of shows, since it offers a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage. We do not recommend AT&T TV Now.

  • Hulu With Live TV: 60-plus channels and access to Hulu's library and originals for $54.99
  • YouTube TV: Unlimited DVR storage, 70-plus channels for $49.99
Hulu + Live TV

ABC is one of the many channels on Hulu + Live TV, which includes top original programming, including The Handmaid's Tale and the new High Fidelity series. It's also got CBS, FOX, NBC  and 24x7 news networks including CNN, FOX News and MSNBC. Hulu's Live TV service is currently offering a 1-week free trial.

YouTube TV

You can start a 2-week free trial to check out YouTube TV , which has more than 70 channels, including all four major networks — ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. YouTube TV also has an unlimited cloud DVR storage. 

How to watch The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart in Canada

Canadian members of Bachelor's nation can tune into The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart premiere at the same time and day, 8 p.m. on City TV.

How to watch The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart in the UK

Sorry Brits, it doesn't seem you'll be able to Listen to Your Heart live on any UK channels. Check out our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, so you can watch online with the rest of us. 

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart cast

Here are the hot, single women and men who will search for romantic and musical connections within the house.

The women:

  • Bekah, 25, musical theater, Washington, D.C.
  • Bri, 28, pop, Provo, Utah
  • Cheyenne, 23, R&B, Lawndale, Calif.
  • Jamie, 21, country, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Julia, 27, pop, Wayne, Pa.
  • Mariana, 23, R&B and pop, Dallas, Texas
  • Mel, 27, indie rock, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Natascha, 33, pop, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Ruby, 25, indie pop, Austin, Texas
  • Rudi, 24, R&B and pop, Los Angeles, Calif
  • Savannah, 25, acoustic pop, Nashville, Tenn.

The men:

  • Brandon, 34, American folk pop, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Chris, 30, soul, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Danny, 26, singer-songwriter, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Gabe, 28, soul/folk, Houston, Texas
  • Matt, 32, neo soul, Encino, Calif.
  • Ryan, 28, jazz, funk, pop and R&B, Dearborn Heights, Mich.
  • Sheridan, 27, R&B soul pop, Austin, Texas
  • Trevor, 29, country pop, Encino, Calif.

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart celebrity judges and performers

Listen to Your Heart will feature a glittering array of celebrity judges and performers who are well-known and respected in the music industry. They include Jason Mraz, Kesha, Toni Braxton, Andy Grammer, Train's Pat Monahan, Ashlee Simpson-Ross, Evan Ross, Rita Wilson, Jewel, Taye Diggs, Plain White T's, producer John Alagia, radio hosts Valentine in the Morning, jazz duo Marty and Elayne, Bachelor franchise stalwart Chris Lane, and Shaggy.

The show will also bring in Bachelor Nation alums including JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo, Arie and Lauren Luyendyk, and Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick.

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.