How to Watch The Fosters Online


Since the year 2013, The Fosters has been a television show that has stirred emotions unlike any other. This show, which airs on the Freeform network, is unlike any other currently airing and tackles difficult issues that many programs may be afraid to.

In January of 2018, it was announced that The Foster’s fifth season, which is currently airing, would be its last. This has left many fans of the show in limbo and those that are late to the party wondering if they will ever be able to watch the show.

Fear not, my friends, as thanks to the internet you can now watch The Fosters both as it airs online and on-demand thanks to the following online streaming methods!

What is The Fosters?


Starring Teri Polo and Sherri Saum, The Fosters follow a same-sex couple and their family of multi-ethnic family as they tackle a world that is changing and full of different challenges and prejudices.

The show has been praised for its portrayal of the struggles and issues of same-sex couples and their everyday lives and has won many awards as a result, including Teen Choice Awards and GLAAD Awards.

The Fosters is currently airing in its fifth and final season on the Freeform network and is scheduled to end in June of 2018.

How to Stream The Fosters Live


DirecTV Now

If you want to watch The Fosters live as it airs, but don’t wish to have the need for cable, then Directv Now is your first stop. This service functions much like the satellite service of the same name except that you pay less and can stream on multiple devices.

Freeform is included in every DirecTV Now package including the most affordable “Live A Little” package. $35/month gets you over 60 channels. If that sounds interesting to you, take advantage of the 7-DAY FREE TRIAL.

Sling TV

Another live television streaming option, Sling TV also offers channels such as ABC and Freeform and allows you to watch The Fosters when it airs. One of the biggest benefits of Sling, however, is the addition of a DVR feature, which allows you to record television to watch on your own time, giving you the chance to catch up on The Fosters if you can’t catch it live.

Freeform is a part of the “Sling Orange” package which is $20/month. They offer a FREE TRIAL if you want to test out Sling TV for a week.

Hulu With Live TV

Is a relatively new streaming service. It’s costs $39.99/month and delivers over 50 channels and 50 hours Cloud DVR. One of the channels is Freeform, so you can watch The Fosters as it airs. The Fosters is also available in the Hulu On-Demand library, which you get when you subscribe to Hulu With Live TV. Maybe Hulu With Live TV is worth a try.

YouTube TV

You can watch Freeform on YouTube TV. YouTube TV costs $40/month and comes with over 50 channels. The channel offering gives you access to local sports and news. You can stream on up to 6 accounts per household AND you get unlimited cloud DVR. It’s quite the service.

How To Watch The Fosters On Demand



Everyone and their grandmother knows about Netflix as it is the streaming service that changed the game in terms of how people enjoy television. With thousands of films and TV shows in its large collection, it comes as no surprise that one of the series available for binge-watching is The Fosters.

If you have been looking to get into the show for the first time or simply want to relive past episodes, this is certainly the easiest, and cheapest, way to go. There are currently 5 seasons of The Fosters on Netflix.


Amazon, the major online retailer, carries several television shows and films that you can buy and then stream on any device, and this includes previous seasons of The Fosters. The biggest drawback to using Amazon’s service is that some of the prices to buy individual episodes or full seasons of television shows can sometimes be more expensive than just using a dedicated streaming service.

Even so, once you buy episodes from the series you want to watch, you own it and can watch it anytime without having to worry about your show getting removed, which often happens with other streaming services.


The Fosters is a show that should not be missed if you love gripping and thought-provoking television. With the many ways in which you can watch the show online, catching up on this hit show isn’t a question of how, but a question of when. So what are you waiting for?

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