Where to Watch Yellowstone Seasons 1, 2 and 3 Without Cable
Yellowstone Season 1 used to be on cable or live TV services when it first became a breakout hit.
Now you can find Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Yellowstone on Peacock, the streaming service from NBCUniversal. A subscription costs $4.99 per month after you sign up for a free 7-day trial.
Yellowstone, the breakout drama starring Kevin Costner, has moved beyond cable TV.
If you have Paramount Network through cable or a live TV streaming service, then you have had a couple of free shots at watching all 29 episodes. But there have been only two Yellowstone-related marathons on the network in the last year.
So your only other streaming option is through Peacock.
Peacock is available on Roku, Google Chromecast and a wide variety of Smart TVs that use Android TV software. LG Smart TVs using WebOS 3.5 or above also support Peacock. But you currently cannot stream Peacock on Fire TV devices.
Comcast/Xfinity customers using X1 or its Flex 4K streaming device can also watch Peacock.
Peacock does have a free plan, but it doesn’t include the Kevin Costner-led drama. If you want to watch Yellowstone Season 1 through Season 3, you need to be a paying subscriber to Peacock.
Is Yellowstone on Netflix or Hulu?
No. In January 2020, NBCUniversal revealed that its new streaming service, Peacock, would become the exclusive streaming home of Yellowstone.
Season 1 and Season 2 of Yellowstone became available to Comcast subscribers with “early bird” access to Peacock. Season 3 was added after it debuted on the Paramount Network.
Yellowstone is easy to find. But if you’re an Amazon Fire TV owner, you’re going to need another streaming device for Peacock.
What is Yellowstone about?
Shot entirely on location in Utah and Montana, the drama centers on the family of John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. The Dutton family fends off itself from land developers, and outside forces seeking to break their land apart.
With a backdrop of vast mountain ranges and landscapes, Yellowstone has landed as a huge draw for viewership in key demographics. It was the #1 scripted series of the summer on cable TV among 18 to 49 year olds and 25 to 54 year olds.
The show was created by Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water” and “Sicario”). Season 1 only has 9 episodes. The debut episode ran one hour and 32 minutes. Season 2 and 3 have 10 episodes each. Yellowstone has a Rotten Tomatoes of about 74 percent.
Yellowstone was a breakout hit for Paramount Network when it debuted in the summer of 2018.
It returned with an even stronger showing for Season 2. The season finale on Aug. 28 averaged 5.7 million total viewers. Viewership in Season 2 had a double digit increase from its first season.
When is Yellowstone Season 4 coming out?
Yellowstone is about to kick off its fourth season in June 2021 on Paramount Network. New episodes will continue to air on Paramount Network. Fans without cable TV service will be able to live stream Paramount Network to watch Season 4 when it debuts.
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