How to watch The Bachelorette 2020 online without cable

The Bachelorette 2020: Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams
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The Bachelorette season 16 episode 12 airs Monday, Dec. 21at 8 p.m. ET. 

The drama never stops when you watch The Bachelorette 2020 online. This has already been the most dramatic season ever (for real this time). The Bachelorette season 16 started by following Clare Crawley's journey to find love — and she found it with fiancee Dale Moss. Now, the show is following Tayshia Adams on her journey to find love. Will she also wind up engaged? Only time (and maybe Reality Steve) will tell.

In The Bachelorette season 16 episode 12, Tayshia and the three remaining suitors — Brendan, Ivan and Zac — are going on overnight dates (in the infamous fantasy suite). That will be followed tomorrow by the season finale.

This edition of The Bachelorette is very different from seasons past, due to the coronavirus pandemic. But a few things haven't changed: The Bachelorette has a cast of men, is handing out roses and some of her suitors are there for the wrong reasons.

The Bachelorette 2020 was initially scheduled to debut in May and air over the summer, but filming on Clare's season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In July, production resumed within a bubble at a resort in California. 

The intervening months saw an unusual occurrence: One of Clare's initial cast members was promoted! Matt James was chosen to be The Bachelor 2021, and he'll be the first Black Bachelor lead in franchise history.

Here is everything to know about how to watch The Bachelorette 2020 online, even if you don't have cable. 

How to watch The Bachelorette 2020 from anywhere on Earth

Just because ABC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss The Bachelorette 2020 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.

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How to watch The Bachelorette 2020 in the US

American Bachelor Nation members can watch The Bachelorette 2020 every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET 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 on the market. Its affordable Family Plan comes with over 120 channels, including all the broadcast networks. Plus, it comes with 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 Bachelorette 2020 in the UK

Bad news, Brits. The Bachelorette 2020 isn't currently scheduled to air on any UK channels.

For Americans abroad who want to watch the show with the services they already subscribe to, check out ExpressVPN.

How to watch The Bachelorette 2020 in Canada

Bachelor Nation extends to the Great North, so Canadians can watch The Bachelorette 2020 on the same day and time as their American counterparts. It's on Citytv.

The Bachelorette 2020: Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams

The (first) Bachelorette 2020 is Clare Crawley, the oldest lead in franchise history. Clare first appeared on The Bachelor in 2014, where she was runner-up and famously dissed Juan Pablo Galavis. Later, she appeared on Bachelor in Paradise seasons 1 and 2, as well as The Bachelor Winter Games.

Clare will choose among 31 contestants. Learn more about The Bachelorette cast here.

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Over the summer, the rumor mill began churning that Clare had quite the show because she quickly found love with one of the contestants, Dale Moss. These rumors were confirmed by multiple media outlets and Bachelor spoiler king, Reality Steve. 

The reports that Tayshia Adams was brought in to replace Clare as the lead turned out to be true. Tayshia was on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor, as well as Bachelor in Paradise. Get more Bachelorette 2020 spoilers.

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.