How to watch Yellowstone online for free and without cable

Yellowstone cast
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Journey into the wild, wild west and watch Yellowstone online to check out one of the most popular shows on cable TV. 

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 summer 2023).

The show's ratings success led to a spinoff, 1883 that tells the origin story of the Dutton family. Another Yellowstone prequel, 1923, is currently 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

Just because Yellowstone isn't airing where you are currently located doesn't mean you have to miss the show while you're away from home. 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.)

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

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. You'll even get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year, or there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

How to watch Yellowstone online in the U.S.

In the U.S., viewers can watch all four completed seasons of Yellowstone streaming on Peacock (opens in new tab) right now.

You can watch the very first episode of Yellowstone for free, with Peacock Free.

But to watch the rest of the series, you'll need Peacock Premium ($4.99/month). And 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. 

Peacock (opens in new tab)

Peacock (opens in new tab) is one of the newest streaming services but houses a great library, including the entirety of The Office. Peacock Free offers thousands of TV episodes and movies — no subscription needed. Sign up for Peacock Premium ($4.99/month) and get even more content, including originals like the Saved By the Bell reboot.

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.

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

Sling TV (opens in new tab) is our favorite live TV streaming service. The Sling Blue package includes more than 50 channels including AMC, BET, Bravo, CNN, Food Network, FX and TNT. You can get Paramount Network by adding on the Comedy Extra package for $5.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Pro Plan ($70 per month), you get over 120 channels, including all the local broadcast networks and top cable brands like AMC, E!, HGTV, FX, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network. Try Fubo now for free (opens in new tab) with a seven-day trial.

How to watch Yellowstone online in Canada

Canadian fans can watch all four seasons of Yellowstone on Amazon Prime Video Canada. (opens in new tab) 

How to watch Yellowstone online in the UK

Good for Brits. Seasons 1-4 of Yellowstone are available to stream on Paramount Plus UK (opens in new tab)

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 ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

How to watch Yellowstone online in Australia

Down Under, Aussies can watch seasons 1-4 of Yellowstone on Stan. (opens in new tab) 

Stan offers a free 30-day trial to check out the streaming service. After that, the Basic plan costs $10 AUD a month and gives you access to over 600 TV shows and 1,000 movies.

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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.