How to watch The Bachelor Season 25 wherever you are in the world

This is how you can watch The Bachelor Season 25 online

Watch The Bachelor season 25: ABC's "The Bachelor" stars Matt James.
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Desperate to watch The Bachelor Season 25 and not sure how to? You're not alone. The highly anticipated new season of the hit dating show  is currently in full swing, airing on ABC  in the US every week, and frankly, those of us outside of the States have been feeling the FOMO. But don't worry, we've got just the thing to make sure you don't miss out on the most dramatic television event of the year *Chris Harrison voice*. 

The Bachelor Season 25: what to expect 

The Bachelor season 25 cocktail party

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This season of The Bachelor is a little different from previous seasons. Not only have we finally gotten the first Black bachelor ever to appear on the show (yes, it took 25 seasons), but unlike previous seasons, this year's bachelor Matt James has not previously been on The Bachelorette or any of the show's other franchises. He's a completely new pick. 

Matt, who is a tall, dark and handsome 28-year-old real estate broker, entrepreneur and community organization founder, is just as new to the show as all the female contestants going head to head to win his heart. 

The first episode of the season, which aired on ABC on Monday 4 January, saw Matt meet 32 bachelorettes, one of whom could potentially become his wife. At the end of the episode, eight of the women were sent home leaving him with 24 women to get to know over the next few weeks, before getting down on one knee. 

When does The Bachelor season 25 air on TV?

The Bachelor season 25 is airing on US cable channel ABC, every Monday night, at 8pm ET/PT or 7pm CT. 

How to watch The Bachelor season 25 from anywhere in the world

If you're in the US but don't have cable (we see you, cord-cutters), you can watch the show on streaming service Fubo TV, which offers ABC programmes among many others. A monthly subscription is priced at $64.99. Sign up and you can watch on desktop, smart TV or even your phone. 

Similarly, if you're in the UK, The Bachelor season 25 (and every other season of the show) is available to watch on Hayu. The streaming service is home to all the best reality TV shows and you can either sign up to a subscription directly on the Hayu website for £4.99 per month or you can add it on to your Amazon Prime subscription for just £3.99 per month. Amazon also offers a 30-day free trial for Hayu. 

However,  one thing to keep in mind when watching on Hayu is that we don't get the episodes in real-time and instead have to fall a week behind the US audience, which can be annoying as it means constantly dodging spoilers on the internet and social media. Luckily, there is a way around it for those of us who simply can't wait the seven days (or for those who are based anywhere else in the world): a VPN

A VPN  is a handy piece of software that allows you to browse anonymously, and to change your IP address so your mobile, computer, or laptop thinks it's in another location. Meaning, you can watch your favorite show, film or event - even if you’re away from home.

Our favorite VPN service is ExpressVPN - rated one of the best VPNs in the world, by our colleagues at TechRadar.

How to get started 

1. First up, sign up to FuboTV so that you can watch The Bachelor on the streaming service once you've set up your VPN. 

2. Download ExpressVPN, using the easy-to-follow instructions (you can get 49% off, 3 months free and there's a 100% risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee).

3. Once you've installed your VPN, open the  app and select your server location as anywhere in the United States.

4. With your ExpressVPN installed and your location set to the United States, head to ABC's website and follow the instructions to stream the latest episodes of The Bachelor.  

Sagal Mohammed

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.