Class Is Back in Session: How to Watch & Stream ‘Abbott Elementary’ Season 3 for Free

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The bell’s about to ring, so find your seats! Season 3 of Abbott Elementary — starring Quinta Brunson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James, Tyler James Williams, Lisa Ann Walter and Chris Perfetti — premieres on Wednesday (Feb. 7) at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Created by Brunson, the mockumentary-style sitcom centers around teachers at Abbott Elementary, a fictional Philadelphia public school. The hit series won four Emmys over the last two seasons, including Brunson’s win for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series during the 75th annual Emmy Awards in January.

Read on for all the ways to watch or stream Abbott Elementary on TV and online.

How to Watch Abbott Elementary Without Cable

After being delayed due to simultaneous strikes in Hollywood last year, Abbott Elementary finally returns on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

New episodes will air Wednesdays on ABC and stream on Hulu the next day.

If you already have cable or access to ABC and other local channels through a TV antenna, satellite or streaming, check your local listings for channel information to watch the premiere live, or stream on (you’ll need a cable or streaming provider login).

And if you don’t have cable or access to local channels, keep reading for details on ways to stream Abbott Elementary for free on DirecTV and other platforms.

How to Watch Abbott Elementary on DirecTV

Say goodbye to cable. Streaming is an easier and more affordable way to catch must-watch shows such as Abbott Elementary from any compatible device — your TV, phone, laptop, etc.

Most streaming platforms offer discounts and free trials, including DirecTV Stream, which is free for the first five days.

The streaming plan includes 75+ channels such as ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox along with dozens of cable channels like Bravo, E!, ESPN, TLC, Food Network, A&E, AMC, BET, Cartoon Network, MTV, VH1, CMT, Paramount Network, HGTV, HLN and HSN.

You’ll also get access to Max, Paramount+ with Showtime, Starz and other premium channels for free for three months when you subscribe to certain DirecTV plans.

Fubo TV is similar to DirecTV in that it offers ABC and other local channels. The streamer includes a one-week free trial compared to five days with DirecTV and 175+ channels including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, ESPN, BIG Network, Oxygen True Crime, Magnolia Network, HGTV, Nick Jr., OWN, FX, MSNB, FS1, MSNBC and much more.

Sling TV is another option for streaming live television. You can stream over 30 cable channels and local channels such as ABC in select areas. Plans starting at just $20/month (reg. $40/month).

Streaming internationally? You can access several platforms through ExpressVPN.

How to Watch Abbott Elementary on Hulu

You can stream new episodes of Abbott Elementary for free on Hulu starting on Thursday (Feb. 8). Hulu is free for the first week and $7.99/month for the basic plan (or $69.99 a year). The streamer offers a student discount plan for $1.99/month.

If you’d rather watch live television, subscribe to Hulu + Live TV and stream 90+ live channels for one low price. Hulu + Live TV includes access to Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+.

Hulu’s list of original and exclusive programs includes Only Murders in the Building, The Bear, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Kardashians, Love & WWE, Death & Other Details and Self Reliance, along with most new episodes from network TV the day after they air.

Watch Hulu and Hulu + Live TV via iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Fire Stick, Apple TV (4th gen), Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, select Samsung and LG TV models, Nintendo Switch and more.

How to Binge Abbott Elementary Season 1 & 2 Online

Want to catch up on Abbott Elementary before the season premiere? Binge Abbott Elementary, and thousands of other TV episodes, plus movies and more on Hulu or Max. Single episodes and the first season are available for purchase through streaming platforms such as Prime Video, Vudu and Google Play, and iTunes.

Watch the Season 3 trailer for Abbott Elementary below.

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