‘The Bachelor’: How to Watch Matt James’ Finale and ‘After the Final Rose’ Without Cable

The season finale of Matt James‘ season of The Bachelor airs on ABC on March 15. After 10 weeks of dramatic episodes and behind-the-scenes controversies, fans will find out if James chooses Michelle Young or Rachael Kirkconnell.

For fans interested in watching The Bachelor finale live, the episode will air at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC. There are also numerous ways fans can watch The Bachelor season finale without cable.

Matt James during Season 25 of 'The Bachelor'
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What to expect from Matt James’ finale of ‘The Bachelor’

The Bachelor season finale consists of two parts, the finale itself and the “After the Final Rose” special. The finale will begin airing on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT and will last until 10 p.m. EDT.

During the finale, fans will see James go on his final dates with Young and Kirkconnell, and the women will also meet James’ family. By the end of the episode, James will make his choice between Young and Kirkconnell.

After the finale ends, “After the Final Rose” will air. During this special, James, Kirkconnell, and Young will be interviewed about the finale and season by Emmanuel Acho, the host for “After the Final Rose.”

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How to watch ‘The Bachelor’ finale

The Season 25 finale of The Bachelor will begin airing on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT and will last until 10 p.m. EDT. At 10 p.m. EDT on ABC, the “After the Final Rose” special will begin.

The simplest way for fans of The Bachelor to watch the finale is to watch it live as it airs on ABC. For those with a cable subscription, fans can stream the season finale on ABC.com or via the ABC app by logging in with a TV provider.

For fans of The Bachelor who do not have a cable provider, there are still a number of ways to stream the finale. Through the streaming services fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV, fans can get access to ABC without purchasing a cable subscription.

Hulu + Live, Youtube TV, and fuboTV all have a free trial period of seven days. Because of this, fans of The Bachelor can watch the final episode and “After the Final Rose” without spending any money as long as the subscription is canceled before the free trial ends.

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Chris Harrison will not host ‘After the Final Rose’

During James’ season of The Bachelor, Kirkconnell became the focus of controversy after photos of her attending an Old South antebellum ball in 2018 leaked online.

Chris Harrison, the host of The Bachelor, defended Kirkconnell on Extra in an interview with Rachel Lindsay, the first Black woman to lead The Bachelorette.

After being accused of defending racism, Harrison issued multiple apologies and announced he will take a hiatus from the franchise. As a result, Acho was chosen to host “After the Final Rose” in Harrison’s place.