How to watch the 1883 online to see the Yellowstone prequel

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw star in 1883, the Yellowstone prequel
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The origins of the Dutton family ranch is chronicled in 1883, the Yellowstone prequel that is streaming online now on Paramount Plus. The series stars Sam Elliott as a cowboy trail guide and country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as James and Margaret Dutton.

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1883 is streaming now on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab).

After a grueling journey through the Wild West, they eventually settle down in Montana and found the ranch that descendant John Dutton (Kevin Costner) runs in the present day of Yellowstone season 5

Their trek is complicated by 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 (opens in new tab). 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.)

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Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), 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 is a Paramount Plus original (opens in new tab) and all 10 episodes are streaming now on Paramount Plus.

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 (opens in new tab)

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Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

How to watch 1883 in Canada, UK and Australia

Good news for Canadians, Brits and Aussies — Paramount Plus is available (opens in new tab) in those countries so you can watch 1883 for free, too! Try the service with a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).

How to watch 1883 in other international regions

Paramount Plus is available in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It's also available in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. 

In Latin and South America, Paramount Plus is in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

If you're outside of those countries and want to access your Paramount Plus account to watch 1923, you can simply use one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), to make it seem like your device is back home.

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Kelly Woo
Senior Writer

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.