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Why Isn’t Yellowstone Available to Watch on Amazon Prime Video?

Why Isn’t Yellowstone Available to Watch on Amazon Prime Video?

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With the premiere episodes of season 5 smashing viewer records, there’s no doubt this will be Yellowstone’s biggest season yet.

With there being so many places to watch Yellowstone, many fans have been confused as to where to watch it and when the next episode is coming out.

Perhaps the most popular way to watch Yellowstone season 5 without cable has been by purchasing it on Amazon Prime Video.

Although buyers will own and be able to watch episodes on demand when they like, they won’t be able to watch new episodes live, but only after it’s aired on the Paramount Network channel.

John Dutton and Rip Wheeler leaning on a fence in the Yellowstone TV series

However, some who have ordered Yellowstone season 5 on Amazon Prime Video are reporting that the new episodes aren’t available straight away after it’s aired live on the Paramount Network Channel.

Why Isn’t Yellowstone Season 5 Available to Watch Yet on Amazon Prime Video?

Yellowstone season 5 won’t be available to watch on Amazon Prime Video until after the show has aired live on TV. Typically an episode is released within 24 hours, though this isn’t always the case, and hasn’t been for many who purchased Yellowstone season 5 on Amazon Prime Video.

Update: Upon contacting Amazon support, they could not give us an exact time on when the next episode of Yellowstone season 5 will be released. We have had hundreds of messages about this, so it’s certainly not an isolated incident.

Amazon customer support center also says this about purchasing season passes, “Any episodes of the show that have already been broadcast are immediately available to watch from Your Video Library. As new episodes air, they will automatically be made available in Your Video Library, usually within 24 hours of broadcast.”

Please let us know in the comment below if you found this information useful or if it’s still not been released for you.

While you wait, here is the official episode 3 preview:

If you are wanting to watch the premiere right now, learn how you can watch it for free.

When Does the Next Episode of Yellowstone Season 5 Come Out?

Season 5 has 14 episodes that are split into two parts. The first 7 episodes will air weekly, beginning Sunday, November 13 at 8 pm ET, with the other 7 being released at a later unconfirmed date.

Where Can I watch Previous Seasons of Yellowstone?

The best place to watch Yellowstone seasons 1 – 4 is Peacock. Peacock offer a 7-day free trial. You can also purchase previous Yellowstone seasons on Amazon Prime Video.

In the UK and Canada, you can access seasons 1 – 4 (and 5) with Paramount+. A 7-day free trial is also available.

Although Yellowstone season 5 is not available to watch on Peacock, it will be at some unconfirmed date in the future are all episodes have aired live on the Paramount Network channel.

Joyce Ormes

Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

As a Prime member I expect I should be able to watch Yellowstone season 5 free, especially those episodes that have already aired on live TV. What's the deal?? Dissatisfied member!

Bob Heckman

Saturday 31st of December 2022

It’s bullshit that after paying Prime for every season of Yellowstone, I can’t get Season Five Episode 8 yet, but it’s available on Paramount. Are we chopped liver or what!?!?


Friday 30th of December 2022

Pourquoi la saison 5 n'est pas traduite en francais?


Friday 23rd of December 2022

Very confusing, all other Four seasons are available to Amazon Prime to watch and know to watch the Jeep’s season we have to buy a different company!!

Becky Martin

Monday 19th of December 2022

Still no season 5 on Amazon prime. This is over 1 month from the original air date, which Amazon Prime did state that season 5 will start airing on prime 24 hours after each episode is aired on paramount.

What a cash grab.