How to watch 'Yellowstone' online for free and without cable

Kevin Costner as John Dutton, next to a horse, in "Yellowstone"
(Image credit: Paramount Network via Twitter)

Journey into the wild, wild west and watch "Yellowstone" online to check out one of the most popular shows on television. It'll be easier than ever to watch "Yellowstone", with the show now airing Sundays on CBS

The drama, starring Kevin Costner as a ranch patriarch, is a huge hit for the Paramount Network. "Yellowstone" season 5 generated record ratings until it went on break. It'll be back for a final batch of episodes in November. Yes, "Yellowstone" is ending, but a sequel series is in the works.

The show's ratings success led to a Paramount Plus spinoff, "1883" that tells the origin story of the Dutton family. Another "Yellowstone" prequel, "1923", is also available to stream on Paramount Plus. Several more spinoffs are in the works.

In "Yellowstone", Costner plays John Dutton, head of his family, which has owned the Dutton Ranch for six generations. The ranch is located near Yellowstone National Park and Native American reservations.

He oversees the ranch alongside his son, Kayce Dutton (Lucas Grimes), a former Navy SEAL. Kayce is married to a Native American woman, Monica (Kelsey Asbille Chow), and they have a young boy named Tate. John's adoptive son, Jamie (Wes Bentley) is an attorney and aspiring politician.

Then there's John's daughter, Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly), a financier who has struggled with substance abuse problems. She married the ranch foreman, Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser). 

The Duttons are continually fighting to maintain control over the ranch. They deal with thorny political machinations, battle greedy land developers and manage tensions with the local indigenous tribes. 

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch "Yellowstone" online for free and without cable.

How to watch 'Yellowstone' from anywhere on Earth

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching "Yellowstone" on your usual subscription?

You can still watch the show as you usually would thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for "Yellowstone" fans away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


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How to watch 'Yellowstone' on CBS for free

"Yellowstone" has been airing on CBS (a corporate sibling of Paramount Network) on Sundays with season 3 having recently concluded. 

There's no news yet on whether CBS will continue their reruns with season 4, but it seems likely, with new episodes of the show not due until November. 

You can watch "Yellowstone" on CBS for free if you have one of the best TV antennas. It'll bring in your local CBS station over the air. 

How to watch 'Yellowstone' online in the U.S.

In the U.S., viewers can watch all four completed seasons and half of season 5 of "Yellowstone" streaming on Peacock right now.

Peacock Premium costs $5.99/month). If you don't want ads interrupting your binge, you have to upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus ($9.99/month).

Peacock is also available internationally through Sky in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. 


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New seasons of "Yellowstone" air on the Paramount Network, which is available with many cable packages. If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can get the Paramount Network on one of the best cable TV alternatives, like Sling TV or FuboTV.

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How to watch 'Yellowstone' online in Canada

Canadian fans can watch all seasons of "Yellowstone" on Paramount Plus in Canada. 

How to watch 'Yellowstone' online in the UK

Good for Brits. All episodes of "Yellowstone" so far are available to stream on Paramount Plus UK

Paramount Plus offers a free seven-day trial, then costs £6.99 per month or £69.90.

Current seasons have aired on Channel 5 and also streamed on the My5 service, so it's possible that season 5 may eventually do the same. 

Any travelers who are in the U.K. can still get access to their subscription services with the help of NordVPN.

How to watch 'Yellowstone' online in Australia

Down Under, Aussies can watch seasons 1-5 pt. 1 of Yellowstone on Stan. 

Stan offers a free 30-day trial to check out the streaming service. After that, the Basic plan costs $12 AUD a month and gives you access to over 600 TV shows and 1,000 movies.

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Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor 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.