Settle In and Get Ready for Season 15 of ‘The Bachelorette’: Stream Live Online

Dating game shows have a way to pull us in, wondering who will end up with whom, whether or not this contestant will win or maybe it’s that other one. It’s a whole lot of crazy that we can call our guilty pleasure and be done with it. So, if you also want to have fun watching The Bachelorette live online this time around, we’re here to help you out.

The season that will premiere on May 13 on ABC will be the fifteenth and it will feature Hannah Brown in the main role. Hannah was one of the early favorites of the 23rd season of The Bachelor, but she was dumped after meeting Colton Underwood’s family. Everything is for the best, apparently, because the 24-year-old former Miss Alabama USA will get the chance at love on her own terms.

The show will air on ABC on Mondays. The time the show will air is still unclear, but the previous series filled the 8 PM ET timeslot. Let’s go ahead and learn all there is to know about watching The Bachelorette.

Can You Watch The Bachelorette for Free on ABC’s Website?

Well, yes and no. You can watch The Bachelorette on ABC live, but you can’t do it for free. More specifically, you need to set up an account and associate credentials you have from a cable provider or a live TV platform. This means that you’re certainly paying to watch ABC. We suggest going for a live TV platform, however, because those are better at handling high volumes of traffic.

What Live TV Services Can You Subscribe to watch The Bachelorette?

Nowadays, we already use the Internet for pretty much anything, whether we’re talking about chatting with our friends, having fun on YouTube, gaming, watching our favorite shows, and more, so why not also watch TV online? Cable has become extremely expensive and it’s impossible to make those plans your own. Plus, that contract they make you sign doesn’t allow you to cancel early without paying an arm and a leg for it. On the other hand, live TV platforms are far cheaper, they can be customized, and you can cancel whenever you feel like it because there’s nothing keeping you from that. Plus, you can watch your favorite shows no matter where you are when they start airing because you only need a smartphone (or another compatible device) and an Internet connection. Let’s see what options you have moving forward.

Hulu – Topping our list, we have Hulu, which is a great service that offers loads of channels for only $44.99 per month. The list of channels they offer is pretty extensive and it does include ABC, so you’re good to go. Make sure to also customize the service by adding two channel packs and premium networks if you so desire.

YouTube TV – Our next suggestion is YouTube TV, which is a great single-bundle platform. Priced at only $40 per month, you can have loads of fun watching dozens of channels, including ABC. If you want to customize the service, you only have premium networks to pick from. On the other hand, the perks subscribers are offered, which you can read below, are pretty great in themselves

PlayStation Vue – Another great option is to pick PlayStation Vue, which comes with loads of great perks. There are four bundles to pick from here – Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra – and ABC is part of them all. There are also several premium networks available, as well as extra channel packs and the sports pack which includes NFL Redzone.

DirecTV Now – DirecTV Now is another option we’re sure you’ll want to check out. There are now two featured bundles here – Plus and Max – and five older bundles that used to have a different name and used to cost half of what they do now – Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Mas. ABC is part of all seven bundles, so you can pick whichever one you like best. If you want, there are also two packs featuring Spanish-language channels, as well as several international bundles, plus several premium networks.

Sling TV – Last on our list, we have Sling TV, which is a platform that doesn’t actually feature ABC. But, if you find yourself liking this platform enough to subscribe to it, consider paying for two or three months in advance because they’ll give you a free TV antenna. It is through that antenna that you’ll be able to watch ABC.

What Can You Do If ABC Isn’t Available in Your Area?

Across the United States, there are several channels that can be watched via local stations, including ABC. Live TV platforms are also affected by this location issue, but the good news is that you can easily overcome the problem with the help of a VPN. You see, live TV platforms judge your location like any other website – by reading your IP address. If your IP address would show you are in a different location, such as a large metropolitan area, for instance, then you could watch ABC. Here’s what you need to do.

  • The first step you must take is to choose a VPN. We’ve reviewed dozens of these over the years and our favorite continues to be ExpressVPN. So, make sure you visit ExpressVPN and subscribe to the service.
  • As soon as you download and install the app, you can launch the app and log into your account. Make sure to pick a server located in a big metropolitan area and connect to it.
  • Once that process is complete, you should go to the live TV platform you chose, log in and enjoy watching all the local channels available in your new area.
  • Enjoy watching The Bachelorette!

How Can You Watch The Bachelorette With a TV Antenna?

There are several channels across the United States that you can watch with the help of a TV antenna, and ABC is part of that list. The benefits of having such an antenna start with the low price one of these devices has and continues with the fact that you get to watch TV for free. The only downside we can think of is the very limited number of channels you’d actually get to watch.

How Can You Watch The Bachelorette With a TV Antenna?

There are several channels across the United States that you can watch with the help of a TV antenna, and ABC is part of that list. The benefits of having such an antenna start with the low price one of these devices has and continues with the fact that you get to watch TV for free. The only downside we can think of is the very limited number of channels you’d actually get to watch.

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The Amazon Fire TV 4K Stick, Fire TV Cube, & Fire TV Recast DVR Are All On Sale

Good News! Right now Amazon has it’s line of Fire TV products once again on sale. Right now you can get the Fire TV Recast DVR 500GB version for $189.99 or the 1 TB version for $229.99. Need a Fire TV to use this? Right now you can get the Fire TV Stick for just $29.99. You can also get the Fire TV Stick 4K for just $39.99. (This is the same price the HD Fire TV Stick is being sold for.) Want the Fire TV Cube? Right now the Amazon Fire TV Cube is once again on sale for just $79.99. This is a limited time deal so don’t wait!

Additional information on the Fire TV Recast.

  • Fire TV Recast is a DVR that lets you watch and record over-the-air TV at home or on-the-go with a Fire TV, Echo Show, or compatible mobile device—with no monthly fees.
  • Watch and record live sports, local news, late night shows, and other can’t miss TV from channels available through an HD antenna (sold separately) like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and The CW.
  • With 2 tuners, you can record up to 2 shows at once. Plus, store up to 75 hours of HD programming.
  • With a compatible Alexa-enabled device, you can use your voice to search for shows, manage and schedule recordings, and help with other requests. Say things like “Alexa, open Channel Guide” or “Alexa, record ‘Riverdale.’”
  • Fire TV Recast delivers the most reliable video streams over Wi-Fi of any over-the-air DVR.

Additional details of the Fire TV Cube

  • The Fire TV Cube is the first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa. From across the room, just ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim the lights, and play what you want to watch.
  • With far-field voice recognition, eight microphones, and beamforming technology, Fire TV Cube hears you from any direction. Enjoy hands-free voice control of content—search, play, pause, fast forward, and more. Plus control the power and volume on your TV, sound bar, and A/V receiver, as well as change, live cable or satellite channels with just your voice.
  • Fire TV Cube has a built-in speaker that lets you check the weather, listen to the news, control compatible smart home devices, and more—even with the TV off. Fire TV Cube is always getting smarter with new Alexa skills and voice functionality.
  • Experience true-to-life picture quality and sound with access to vivid 4K Ultra HD up to 60 fps, HDR, and the audio clarity of Dolby Atmos.
  • Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills. Get over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, NBC, and more.
  • Access YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, and more websites with Silk and Firefox browsers.
  • An Amazon Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes including “Thursday Night Football” and Prime Originals like “The Big Sick” and “Sneaky Pete”.
  • Now includes all-new Alexa Voice Remote with power and volume controls.

Additional details on the Fire TV Stick 4K

  • The Fire TV 4K is the most powerful 4K streaming media stick with a new Wi-Fi antenna design optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming, with more storage for apps and games than any other 4K streaming media stick.
  • Launch and control content with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote. Watch favorites from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, or CBS All Access, plus stream for free with Pluto TV, IMDb Freedive, and others.
  • Enjoy brilliant picture with access to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+. Experience immersive sound with Dolby Atmos on select Prime Video titles.
  • Choose from 500,000 movies and TV episodes. Watch favorites from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and others.
  • Experience tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, plus millions of websites like YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit.
  • Alexa on Fire TV provides the most comprehensive voice experience of any streaming media player—view live camera feeds, check the weather, dim the lights, and stream music.
  • Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes, plus ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.
  • No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch live TV and sports with subscriptions to Hulu and PlayStation Vue.

How to Watch Grammys 2019 Online for Free

So you’ve cut the cord and want to stream the Grammys, well here’s where to find it online for free.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to be held on February 10th, 2019 from 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. As always, CBS will be broadcasting the Grammys 2019. If you’re looking to watch Grammys online, you have come to the right place, as we tell you the different ways to watch Grammy awards 2019 on various devices of yours. And guess what? Alicia Keys will be hosting the Grammys 2019, following the footsteps of recent hosts which included James Corden (2017, 2018) and LL Cool J (2012-2016).

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The Grammys performance lineup includes Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Ricky Martin, Janelle Monáe and a whopping ten more impressive live acts. Kendrick Lamar leads the pack for the 2019 Grammys, with eight nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “All the Stars”. In the past, CBS was known to delay the streaming of Grammys, but that got changed a couple of years back. While the live broadcast of the actual Grammys starts at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, the red carpet will start much earlier. And cord-cutters can still stream Grammys live online.

Much like last year, CBS will be live streaming the Grammys online through the CBS All Access subscription service. The live stream will be viewable on the desktop or the CBS mobile app for All Access subscribers. You can also stream it on your Apple TV, Roku or Amazon Fire TV Stick. In case you are wondering, the subscription for CBS All Access will cost you $5.99-per-month, but here is a trick to watch Grammys online for free! You can sign up for a free one-week trial! The CBS All Access service also allows people to watch other live events and CBS shows on demand. If you ask me, it’s worth the subscription beyond the free trial.

Unlike previous years, Grammys live stream on CBS All Access won’t be restricted to few states but will be available across the country. The Grammy Awards 2019 live stream will start at 8 PM ET. The official Grammys and CBS apps will have a live stream of the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony and red carpet festivities starting at noon PT/3 p.m. ET, and the app will offer a second screen experience of sorts for those viewing the awards on TV at home.

If you pay for an online cable service like Hulu Live or YouTube TV, you should still be able to watch the awards show live by tuning into CBS while it airs. Do note Hulu Live TV comes with a seven-day free trial, while YouTube TV has five days free. DirecTV Now will also live stream Grammys and has a one-week free trial.

But what if you don’t have CBS subscription, well, you aren’t completely out of luck. E! Online will be the live streaming the Grammys red carpeton their website. For those who can’t catch the Grammys live stream, can go visit the YouTube channel for frequently updated clips.

If you are outside of the US, there’s no official legal live stream of Grammys 2019. But in the past we have seen some low quality (and probably illegal) streams on sites like Ustream.tv. Alternatively, subscribe to CBS All Access and use one of the Free VPN services to bypass the geo restrictions. Let’s see who will rule the roost at Grammys 2019. Will it be Cardi B or Drake or Brandi Carlile?

AT&T’s New Subscription Streaming Service Will Be Partially Supported by Ads

Today AT&T announced new details about their new subscription streaming service they plan to launch later this year. For some time now we have known that there would be multiple subscription plans. Now we have learned the lower level plans will include ads even though you are paying. If you want an ad-free experience you will have to pay a higher cost similar to Hulu’s ad-free option.

“Customers have become accustomed to advertising-free subscription services,” AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said. “And we think HBO and a lot of the Warner Brothers content, that’s really premium content, will fit into that mold,” he said. “But there are other elements where advertising-supported models are going to be important to keep prices down, to keep costs for the consumer down and actually fund additional content acquisition and purchasing,” Stephenson went on to add.

According to AT&T, their new on-demand service will launch in the fourth quarter of 2019 and it will include three levels: a basic entry-level option that will offer movies, a premium service level with original HBO programming and “blockbuster movies,” and a final level that will include the first two plus additional content from WarnerMedia and other content providers. It is very likely that the basic entry-level option will be the one that has ads included. Higher level plans will likely be ad-free.

Source: Tech Crunch

Live TV competitors worth trying

Sling TV is the undisputed leader in live TV streaming. It offers the most flexibility, a budget-minded price point, and some of the best channel packages around. In the last year or so, Sling TV has also added the ability to order some pay-per-view events, more premium channel offerings, and the ability to rent movies, making it a compelling alternative to cable. But there are plenty of Sling TVcompetitors, and each of them has its own selling points worth considering. Here’s what you need to know about each one.

Sling TV competitors

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV is the most comprehensive streaming service out there. Not only do you get more than 50 channels of live TV—including Syfy, Freeform, and a better selection of local channels than what you’ll find on Sling TV—but each subscription comes with free access to Hulu’s on-demand library. That means you can watch thousands of movies and all your favorite shows when you can’t find something to watch on TV, not to mention critically acclaimed Hulu original series like The Handmaid’s Tale(Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

Why it’s better than Sling TV: No service can compete with Hulu when it comes to on-demand entertainment. (Here are our picks for the best movies on Hulu, Hulu documentaries, anime, and the must-see Hulu original series.) Hulu is also the only live TV service that works with Nintendo Switch.

Why it’s not: While Hulu offers HBO and Showtime, it’s still lacking premium channels like NFL RedZone, subscription services NBA League Pass, and pay-per-view events. Sling TV also offers more flexibility with its channel packages.

2) Philo

Sling TV used to be the cheapest option for live TV streaming. Then Philo came out and undercut the market. For just $16 per month, you’ll get AMC, HGTV, Comedy Central, BBC America, and some entertainment options you’d have to upgrade with Sling TV to receive. (Here are all of Philo’s channels)

Why it’s better than Sling TV: It’s significantly cheaper, and it comes with free cloud DVR, which costs an extra $5 per month with Sling TV.

Why it’s not: Philo offers only a fraction of what you’ll find on Sling TV, and it lacks local channels and premium upgrades.

3) FuboTV

  • Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
  • FuboTV devices: Roku , Apple TV , Amazon Fire TV , Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)

FuboTV is best known as a streaming service for sports, but it’s so much more than that. In addition to specialty sports options like NBA TV, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, and beIN Sports, FuboTV offers family favorites like HGTV, History, Hallmark Channel, and Syfy. While Sling TV offers add-on packages that cater to Spanish-speaking viewers, no one offers more for bilingual families than FuboTV. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)

Why it’s better than Sling TV: FuboTV is the best service for international soccer, and it offers three-day replay for games and 30 hours of free cloud DVR. It’s also starting to experiment with 4K channels.

Why it’s not: The major flaw with FuboTV is that it lacks ABC and ESPN channels, which is an instant deal-breaker for many. Sling TV is also more convenient, giving you a way to order UFC fights and rent movies all from one place.

4) YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers a comprehensive solution for quitting cable. Its channel package is incredibly well-rounded, covering sports essentials (ESPN, FS1), college networks (Big Ten Network), news (BBC World News, Fox News, CNN), and plenty of entertainment (AMC, Disney, Bravo). Unlike Sling TV, YouTube TV offers all of the local channels you need, even the CW. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

Why it’s better than Sling TV: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.

Why it’s not: What you see is pretty much what you get. YouTube TV lacks a lot of the premium upgrades you’ll find with other services.

5) DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now is basically DirecTV without the contracts and hassle. DirecTV Now offers five different channel packages, including one that caters specifically to Spanish-speaking viewers. You’ll find pretty much every channel you could hope for—you just might have to upgrade to get it. With DirecTV now, you can also add HBO for just $5 more per month. (You can view the full DirecTV Now channels list here.) 

Why it’s better than Sling TV: No service offers more channels than DirecTV Now, with its largest package, Gotta Have It, boasting more than 125 channels. AT&T Unlimited customers can also save $25 a month off every DirecTV Now package.

Why it’s not: There’s a lot of filler with DirecTV Now, especially in some of the bigger packages, and Sling TV offers a cheaper entry point for a basic package.

6) PlayStation Vue

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a PlayStation to use PlayStation Vue. In fact, it’s the only streaming service that’s Kodi-compatible. PlayStation Vue offers a similar collection of channels to other services, with its entry-level package offering ESPN, Syfy, and AMC, in addition to local channels. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.) Plus, you can stream on up to five devices at once (compared to just four with Sling Orange + Blue), and there’s unlimited cloud DVR.

Why it’s better than Sling TV: PlayStation Vue offers a great user experience, especially if you’re streaming from a PlayStation console.

Why it’s not: PlayStation Vue is one of the more expensive options on the market, and it lacks a lot of the premium add-ons and other features you’ll find on other services.

YouTube TV, Another Live Streaming TV Option for Cord Cutters

YouTube TV is a live cable TV streaming service aimed at cord cutters who want to ditch their regular cable subscription. It is similar to other over-the-top (OTT) services that we have already covered such as DirecTV Now, Fubo TVPlayStation Vue, and Hulu Live. YouTube TV started out in limited markets and took a slower approach in launching nationwide as it was working on deals in getting local channels in all markets first. Google recently rolled out YouTube TV to virtually all markets in the U.S. and is available to 98% of the country. Here is a look at some first impressions and what you can expect.

Getting Started with YouTube TV

To get started you need to sign up for YouTube TV. You need to enter your zip code and it will give you a list of the channels included in your package.­ You will get a one-size-fits-all service that includes a short 5-day trial and costs $40/month. It has about 60 channels – including supported local affiliates such as ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX (CW is available in some areas, too). The lineup also includes major cable networks like ESPN, FX, AMC, USA, CNN, and others. You can also add on premium channels like Showtime and Starz if you want, but that will cost extra.

One of the more positive features to note off the bat is YouTube TV has unlimited DVR. Other services like DirecTV Now took quite a few years to get its cloud DVR implemented. PlayStation Vue has a cloud DVR that has been highly developed and available for years. And other services like Fubo TV and Hulu Live offers around 50 hours of recordings for free but you have to pay extra for more storage room.

One important thing to note about the DVR, though. It will replace the recording with the on-demand version of the show if it’s available. And most on-demand versions of shows do not allow you to skip ads. As part of the deal to get local affiliates, Google succumbed to allow on-demand versions to be placed in the DVR according to a WSJ report. It’s worth noting that all shows won’t do this, and your results will vary. PlayStation Vue has also started replacing some of your DVR’d content with on-demand.

Recording a show is easy, just like it is with PlayStation Vue. Just find the show and select the “+ Add to Library” icon. Your shows, movies, sports and other programs you add will be kept on the DVR for up to nine months. It will all be accessible in your own personalize DVR library. Finding the icon varies depending on the device you’re watching it on. You add programs through the guide or also while you’re watching the show. Another icon to look out for is the bell. It allows you to receive notifications when your favorites are available to watch.

YouTube TV is available on virtually any device you want to view it on either via an app or through a browser. Now, when it comes to a YouTube TV subscription, its other services like YouTube Music and YouTube Premium is a bit confusing. With a YouTube TV subscription, you get commercial-free YouTube Originals like Cobra Kai and Origin. You also get select trending YouTube videos. But you don’t get a commercial-free regular YouTube experience – you need YouTube Premium for that. And YouTube Music is not included, just consider that a separate service — unless you subscribe to YouTube Premium, too. See, it’s a little confusing.

Overall, YouTube TV is a solid cord-cutting service that works well and the price is comparable to similar OTT services. From my initial testing, the streams are reliable. The picture quality is good with support for 1080p content at 30fps on supported channels. The interface is intuitive and responsive on all devices I’ve tested it on so far. And if I weren’t already so loyal to PlayStation Vue, I would probably go with it if I had to.

2019 Super Bowl live stream: How to watch on CBS, CBS All Access, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, devices

If you don’t have access to watch the Super Bowl on TV, there are ways to stream it online

The upstart Rams with Sean McVay will take on Bill Belichick’s marching, dynastic Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, and you can watch it all via the Super Bowl live streamJared Goff and Todd Gurley will lead the Rams against the Patriots’ Tom Brady and Sony Michel. McVay will try to become the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl, while Belichick will strive to become the oldest. There’s a lot going on.

Brady is looking for his sixth Super Bowl title and fifth-career Super Bowl MVP. There were those who said the Patriots were done earlier this year, but they were very, very wrong. Like death and taxes, Belichick and Brady will come for us all. The Patriots beat the Chiefs on the road to get here, something that has proven extremely difficult to do all year, but experience wins out.

The Rams are trying to repeat what the Eagles did last season and upset the Pats as underdogs. With an immensely talented team that includes the likes of Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods on offense, not to mention Aaron DonaldAqib Talib and John Johnson on defense, if nothing else the Rams are one of the NFL‘s most exciting teams on paper.

Before anything, you need to know how to watch the game. Here’s how you can watch on both CBS and connected apps.

How to Watch Super Bowl LIII

  • What: Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots
  • When: Sunday Feb. 3, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  • TV: CBS
  • Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (color commentator), Tracy Wolfson/Evan Washburn (sideline reporters)
  • National anthem: Gladys Knight
  • Halftime show: Maroon 5
  • Online streaming: CBSSports.com, CBS All Access (Try for free)
    • There are a number of ways to watch through different platforms and devices CBS All Access. Viewers can use:
      • iOS
      • Android
      • Windows
      • Amazon tablets
      • Vizio
    • Or watch through connected devices, including:
      • Apple TV
      • Roku
      • Android TV
      • Chromecast
      • Amazon Fire
      • Xbox One
      • Playstation 4
    • NFL Game Pass (available to watch online after midnight)
    • You can also catch the game on fuboTV (Try for free)

The matchup

As of Friday morning, the Rams are 2.5-point dogs in Super Bowl LIII, but they’ve overcome worse odds. Given that this game is at a neutral site, they won’t have to deal with the cold of Foxborough. However, bettors are learning not to go against the Patriots, because time and time again they’ve made anyone who does pay (literally).

Brady vs. Goff is an interesting game in its own right. Brady has valuable experience, and Michel has given the Patriots a new back to lean on. Gurley may or may not be running at 100 percent right now, but Michel’s fellow Georgia alum has had an unbelievable season. C.J. Anderson is waiting in the wings if Gurley isn’t quite right, and he’s had a solid postseason thus far. The Rams will need to get out to a fast start against the Patriots, who have shown that if you don’t jump on them they’ll cause problems.

Credit to Kevin Skiver from CBSSPORTS.com