How to watch The Bachelor 2022 Season 26 with Clayton Echard—including *that* epic finale

This week’s The Bachelor finale was bonkers. Here’s how to watch the show from the beginning in the US and outside...

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Every year, The Bachelor promises a season of “firsts” that never quite happens—until now. As season 26, featuring bachelor Clayton Echard, wraps up, viewers are left in distress about Clayton’s romantic life.

With a new host in place, fans were expecting an entirely different sort of experience—and they certainly got that, and then some. We don’t want to spoil the ending for you but, if you haven’t yet caught up with the season, it’s certainly time to do that now.


The Bachelor airs on ABC and folks in the United States can either catch each episode live on the network at 8pm on Mondays or stream them all on ABC’s website. You can also stream the entire season from the beginning on Hulu.


Unfortunately, it’s not very easy to catch The Bachelor outside of the US. If you're in the UK, your best bet is streaming service Hayu. Sign up for a free one-month trial and, if you're happy with it, continue paying £4.99 a month to have access to it (you can cancel your subscription at any time). 

There are a ton of other reality TV shows streaming on the platform as well, from The Real Housewives to Vanderpump Rules, Shahs of Sunset and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Another way to watch The Bachelor outside of the US involves the use of a VPN service. VPN (virtual private networks) are a popular way to access TV shows only available in other countries, and many are easy to get.

If you're already confused, don't panic—we've got you covered. Our sister site, TechRadar, has put every major VPN service to the test to save you the hassle of sifting through the web yourself. They've rated ExpressVPN as the best—and here's why.

In their words, “It’s compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services, and ranks among the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, and PlayStation. So for a one-stop-shop, you can’t go wrong with Express.”


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Ranked among one of the fastest VPN providers, this risk-free service is also compatible with all of your devices. Enjoy access to almost any streaming service, and if you don't like it there's a 30-day money-back guarantee.

If you've never installed a VPN before, don't worry, it's quick and easy. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN's easy-to-follow instructions (ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and if you click here you can get 49% off and 3 months free, too.)
  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location to anywhere in the US.
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to US or the UK you can access Paramount network or Peacock's streaming service and watch the show.

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Clayton Echard, 28, is the current Bachelor on season 26 of the franchise. His season has already wrapped up (don't worry, we won't spoil anything) and After the Final Rose (the conclusive episode) has left plenty of people pretty shocked. We promise it is worth streaming the entire season from the beginning. 


As is usually the case, seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette alternate. So we expect a woman to take center stage in the next iteration of the franchise—but no word yet on when that will happen and who will be the star. 

As for The Bachelor, season 27 has not yet been confirmed or cancelled.

Anna Rahmanan

Anna Rahmanan is a New York-based writer and editor who covers culture, entertainment, food, fashion and travel news. Anna’s words have appeared on Time Out New York, the Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Us Weekly, Bon Appetit and Brooklyn Magazine, among other outlets.