9 Ways to Watch Paramount Network Without Cable

Paramount Network has become a popular channel due to the success of “Yellowstone”, “Bar Rescue”, and “Ink Master.” YouTube TV, Philo, Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV and Vidgo all carry Paramount Network.

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Paramount Network has become a popular channel due to the success of “Yellowstone, “Bar Rescue”, and “Ink Master.”

The best way to watch Paramount Network without cable is through Philo

Cord-cutters and streaming fans have a number of options to get Paramount Network without cable. Here are all your options.

How to Stream Paramount Network Live Without Cable

Not too long ago, you would have to rely on a cable or satellite TV provider to watch Paramount Network. That’s now a thing of the past.

There are seven live TV streaming services that deliver networks like A&EHistoryESPN and even your local channels such as NBC over the Internet. These streaming services cost much less than a cable bundle or satellite TV package.

YouTube TV, Philo, Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV and Vidgo all carry Paramount Network. Four of these services have a free trial that lasts about a week.

So you can easily watch new episodes of “Yellowstone”, or “Bar Rescue” for free. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.

All you need to start out is an Internet connection, and a streaming device or Smart TV. A Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick or Apple TV will do the job.


Philo is the best deal for most people in search of a way to watch Paramount Network when it airs new episodes of “Yellowstone” and other TV shows.

It’s the cheapest way to watch Season 5 of “Yellowstone” live or on-demand without a cable subscription. Philo does not carry any sports networks or any locals. A&E, History, all three Hallmark channels, CMT, HGTV, BET, MTV and TV Land are included in the channel lineup.

A subscription costs $25 per month.

You can watch Philo on three simultaneous streams at once. Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR storage for recordings. And you get a huge library of on-demand shows and movies.

Philo has apps for Smart TVs from LG and Samsung, and models using Android TV or Google TV software. You can add the Philo app to your Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV, and Apple TV.

There are apps for mobile devices, including iPhone, iPads and Android smartphones when you’re on the go.

Philo subscribers can activate more than 40 apps. So if you want to activate the Paramount Network app and catch up on an episode of “Yellowstone”, no problem. No cable provider needed.

You can look over Philo’s channel lineup, or sign up for a free 7-day trial.

Sling TV

Sling TV has Paramount Network on its Comedy Extra bundle. You can add Comedy Extra (for $6 per month) to the Sling Orange or Blue plan.

Sling Blue carries over 45 channels, including NFL NetworkFS1CNN and TNT for $40 per month. Sling Orange has AMC, ESPN and Food Network for $40 per month.

Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage. Sling Blue subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once. Sling Orange subscribers can watch TV on one screen at a time.

Sling TV has apps on every major streaming device, so it’s pretty easy to start watching on your Smart TV. You can watch Sling TV with a Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.

When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV. You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.

You can get a free or discounted streaming device by signing up for a brief subscription.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV has more than 75 live TV channels, including CBS Sports NetworkCNBC and Comedy Central. 

Subscribers get more than just live TV channels to watch. You will have full access to ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand library. Hulu Live TV comes with unlimited Cloud DVR storage so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want.

Subscribers can activate the Paramount Network app and more than 50 others to catch up on Season 5 of “Yellowstone” and other shows. You can watch two simultaneous streams at once.

Hulu Live TV works with most streaming devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick, Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV. Gamers can watch Hulu on Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch. There’s apps for mobile devices such as iPhone and Android devices too.

A subscription costs $76.99 per month.

You can look over what live TV channels Hulu offers. If you don’t like it, you can easily cancel online. Unlike cable, there are no contracts, hidden fees or any obligations.


Fubo (formerly fuboTV) has over 170 channels in the Pro bundle such as ACC Network, ESPN, Smithsonian Channel and HGTV.

You get local FOX, NBC and CBS stations. fuboTV has coverage for NBC regional sports networks, and privately owned ones like NESN.

Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage, so you have plenty of space to record Season 5 of “Yellowstone” if you can’t watch the show live. A subscription costs $74.99 per month. You can watch live TV on three simultaneous streams at once.

Subscribers can use their fubo tv account to activate the Paramount Network app.

Fubo tv works on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Smart TVs that use Android TV or Google TV.

You can watch live TV channels on a PC or smartphone. Fubo TV has a free 7-day trial with no obligations. Just cancel online before the trial ends if you don’t want to keep it.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has over 85 live TV channels including FS1FS2AMC, and The Weather Channel. A subscription costs $72.99 per month.

You can watch live TV on up to three simultaneous streams at once.

YouTube TV comes with unlimited Cloud DVR storage. YouTube TV has apps for Smart TVs, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, PCs, iOS devices and Android smartphones. You can stream “Yellowstone” Season 5 online with a web browser. YouTube TV has a free 7-day trial.


DIRECTV STREAM subscription includes Paramount Network in its entry-level channel bundle. You can watch live TV either at home on your Roku, or on the go using a smartphone or tablet.

The Entertainment plan has more than 75 channels for $74.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to 20 simultaneous streams at once. There is unlimited Cloud DVR storage.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial without any obligations.

ESPN, CMT, Nickelodeon and HGTV are included in the channel lineup. You get unlimited Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows. 

You have the option to get a three-month free trial of premium channels, including HBO Max, Showtime, EPIX and STARZ. The regular pricing will kick in if you do not cancel before the three-month promotion expires.

Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.

You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.

Paramount Network on-demand

The on-demand section of TV streaming services, and the Paramount Network app are two other alternative ways to watch Paramount Network.

  • Six out of the seven live TV services that carry Paramount Network maintain an on-demand library of its programming. Philo, DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, fubo TV, YouTube TV and Sling TV all have Paramount Network programs on-demand within their apps. Vidgo does not. 
  • YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, fubo, and Philo all support using your account credentials to activate the Paramount Network app. The Paramount Network has full episodes of TV shows and a live stream that you can use when away from home.

What’s the best way to watch Paramount Network without cable?

Philo is the best deal for watching Paramount Network without cable TV or a satellite service. If you just want a way to watch “Yellowstone” Season 5 live or on-demand, Philo is currently the cheapest option.

Philo carries more than 60 live TV channels for $25 per month and has unlimited Cloud DVR.

Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Smart TVs have the Philo app.

The streaming service offers a free, seven-day trial with no obligations. And you can sign up in under a minute with your mobile number.

Watching Paramount Network without cable FAQ

These are questions TV viewers often ask while researching ways to watch Paramount Network without a TV provider. 

How can I watch Yellowstone without cable?

You can watch Season 1 through Season 4 of “Yellowstone” through Peacock, the streaming service from NBCUniversal. You need a subscription to the Premium plan, which costs $5.99 per month.

On November 13, 2022, Season 5 of “Yellowstone” will debut on Paramount Network with a two-hour season premiere at 8 p.m. ET. The entire cast that make up the Dutton family is expected to return to the ranch, including Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly and Wes Bentley. 

Can I watch Paramount Network on Amazon Prime?

No. Paramount Network is under the ownership of Paramount Global. The company operates its own streaming platforms including Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access), Showtime and Pluto TV. 

Paramount Global also owns Paramount Pictures, which has developed recently blockbuster movies such as “Top Gun: Maverick” and “A Quiet Place.” 

What is the difference between Paramount Network and Paramount Plus?

Paramount Network is a cable TV network that airs new episodes of shows such as “Yellowstone” and “Bar Rescue”. Paramount Plus is the streaming service that has many shows from Paramount Network, but not all of them. 

So for example, you will find full episodes of “Bar Rescue” and “Ink Masters” on Paramount Plus. But you won’t find “Yellowstone” on Paramount Plus at this time due to a licensing deal with NBCUniversal. 

How do I get Paramount Network on my TV?

Smart TV owners can use apps from Philo, DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, fubo, YouTube TV and Sling TV to watch the cable channel Paramount Network. These live TV streaming services are supported by Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast with Google TV.

Is Bellator MMA still on Paramount Network?

No. Bellator MMA fights that regularly aired on Paramount Network are now on CBS Sports Network. The network struck a deal that was announced in September 2020.

Note: This article was originally published on November 5, 2021, and has been updated to reflect new prices and programming.

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7 thoughts on “9 Ways to Watch Paramount Network Without Cable”

  1. What I’d really love to know is why I have to reactivate my Roku every time I want to watch Paramount Network. I pay for it, why can’t the stupid app stay registered?

    • Peacock currently only has rights to Season 1 and 2. So you need a live TV service like the ones mentioned above for Season 3.

  2. I tried to watch Yellowstone season one using the Philo app and the entire season wasn’t there. Just a few episodes. What’s up with that? Same thing with season 2

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