‘Bringing Up Bates’: How to Watch the Show If You Don’t Have Cable

The Bates family is back. After a two-month break, Bringing Up Bates is returning to UPtv on July 23 to finish out the second half of season 9. The new episodes will feature some big moments for the big family, including the birth of Carlin Bates and Evan Stewart’s first child, a pregnancy announcement from Tori Bates, and the return of Lawson Bates from a three-month trip to the Philippines. Fans will also get to see Trace Bates’s reaction to his breakup with girlfriend Chaney Grace and find out how this family with 19 kids deals with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Where to watch ‘Bringing Up Bates’  

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Bringing Up Bates airs on family-friendly network UPtv, along with other original series such as Expecting and Our Wedding Story. Unfortunately for Bates family fans, the channel isn’t offered by all cable providers. Right now, it’s available in about 70 million homes across the U.S. 

So what can you do if you’re not a cable subscriber or the channel is available through your provider? Fortunately, you’re not completely out of luck. 

Stream ‘Bringing Up Bates’ on Frndly TV or Philo

The Bates Family
The cast of Bringing Up Bates (L-R, standing) Erin, Lawson, Michael, Trace, Kelly Jo Bates, Gil Bates, Jeb (on Gil’s shoulders), Nathan, Carlin, Ellie, Tori, Judson (being held by Zach), Alyssa, (L-R, seated) Jackson, Isaiah, Addallee, Katie, Warden, Josie and Callie (sitting on Josie’s lap) | Christopher Martin/UP TV via Getty Images

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Cord-cutters can catch up on new episodes of Bringing Up Bates on either Philo or Frndly TV. 

Philo subscribers can watch more than 50 live TV channels for just $20 a month. In addition to UPtv, you’ll get channels such as HGTV, Hallmark, Lifetime, and TLC. 

Budget-conscious TV watchers who don’t need a lot of channels can sign up for Frndly TV. For just $5.99 a month you get 15 channels, all focused on “feel good” programming. The lineup includes UPtv, Hallmark, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Outdoor Channel, and the Game Show Network.   

Sign up for UP Faith & Family 

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If you’re only interested in UPtv shows, then you can sign up for UP Faith & Family. The network’s streaming service offers on-demand access to past seasons of Bringing Up Bates as well as other exclusive programs such as Growing Up McGhee, Design Twins, and Bulloch Family Ranch. You can also watch the Canadian series Heartland, exclusive movies such as Touched by Romance and How Not to Propose, and many other films and TV shows. The cost is $5.99 per month or $4.49 per month if billed annually. 

Buy individual episodes of ‘Bringing Up Bates’ on Amazon Prime or iTunes

Individual episodes of Bringing Up Bates are also available for purchase on Amazon Prime for $0.99 each, as well as on iTunes. Season 1 is streaming for free for Amazon Prime subscribers. 

Bringing Up Bates returns Thursday, July 23 at 9/8c on UPtv.

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