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How to watch 1883 online to see the Yellowstone prequel right now

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw star in 1883, the Yellowstone prequel
(Image credit: Paramount Plus)

You can travel back in time to the Wild West when you watch 1883 online right now to see the Yellowstone prequel. The Paramount Plus series stars Sam Elliott as a cowboy trail guide and country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as James and Margaret Dutton.

1883 streaming details

1883 releases a new episode every Sunday.
Time — 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus (get the first month free with code PEAKSALE)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

They will eventually settle a ranch in Montana that their descendant John Dutton (Kevin Costner) runs in the present day of Yellowstone season 4

But they'll have to get to Montana first. The Duttons, along with their daughter Elsa (Isabel May) are journeying through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. Guiding them on the harsh, unforgiving path is tough-as-nails cowboy Shea Brennan (Elliott) and Pinkerton agent Thomas (LaMonica Garrett). The Duttons will encounter characters with good and bad intentions, played by guest stars like Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Billy Bob Thornton.. 

Here is everything you need to watch 1883 online. Plus, check out our guide on how to watch Yellowstone, the original series.

How to watch 1883 online from anywhere on Earth

Just because Paramount Plus isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss 1883 if you've traveled to a place where you can't access it. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.)


Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It's also compatible with loads of devices - from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. 

How to watch 1883 online in the US for free

1883 releases a new episode every Sunday at 3 a.m. ET. 

The series premiered on December 19. The first season consists of 10 episodes. 

1883 is a Paramount Plus original, unlike the OG series, which airs on Paramount Network. 

All you need to watch 1883 is Paramount Plus and right now, you can get it for free! The service offers a 7-day free trial

During your free week, you can check out other Paramount Plus originals, like the recent South Park: Post COVID 2 special.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from ViacomCBS partners. Includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight.  You can try Paramount Plus with a 7-day free trial.

How to watch 1883 in Canada

Good news for Canadians — Paramount Plus is available in the country so you can watch 1883 for free, too! Try the service with a 7-day free trial.

After the free week, a subscription costs $5.99 CAD per month.

How to watch 1883 in the UK, Europe, Australia, Latin America and other international regions

If you're not in the U.S. or Canada, can you watch 1883 online? Unfortunately, the answer is vague. 

Paramount Plus is available in Latin America, the Nordics and Australia. However, we can't confirm whether 1883 is streaming in those regions.

The streaming service is not yet in the UK, Europe, Asia or Africa.

If you're traveling outside of the U.S. and Canada, and want to access your Paramount Plus account to watch 1883, you can simply use one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN, to make it seem like your device is back home.

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Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.