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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.

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 Part 1 is currently available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Part 2 will be available in November 2024, when the series returns to Paramount Network for its final episodes.

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.

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.”

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

When asked about when episodes of Yellowstone are released, Amazon support was not able to provide an exact time. This has caused frustration for many Amazon users wanting to stay up to date with the series when episodes are released.

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

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

Season 5 has 14 episodes that are split into two parts. Part 1 premiered on November 13, 2022, and featured eight episodes with the other six being released in November 2024.

An exact premiere date for Part 2 has not been revealed yet. Between scheduling conflicts and the writers’ strike, the return of the series has been pushed back. It will now be two years between Part 1 and Part 2 of Season 5.

While Season 5 Part 2 is slated to have six episodes, there is a chance it could have more.

“If I think it takes 10 episodes to wrap it up, they’ll give me 10. It’ll be as long as it needs to be,” Sheridan told the Hollywood Reporter.

Following the end of Yellowstone, the story of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch will continue with the sequel series 2024. A release date has not been revealed yet for the series but like other Yellowstone spinoffs, the series will likely air on Paramount+.

Where Can I Watch Previous Seasons of Yellowstone?

The best place to watch Yellowstone Season 1 through Season 5 Part 1 is Peacock. 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.

Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 will be available on Amazon Prime Video shortly after episodes are released. If it follows in the footsteps of Part 1, Part 2 will air on Peacock in May 2025. 

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!

Judy Collins

Monday 28th of November 2022

I purchased the entire Season 5 of Yellowstone on Amazon Prime Video and was told by the Amazon rep it would be aired at 10 pm on Sunday evening with each new episode. It is now 10:18 pm and no Episode 4???? I called and spoke to two representatives and supervisor at Amazon and they are completely clueless and unhelpful and do not know when it will be aired?

Why buy something you do not get!


Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

I agree with everyone else so frustrating. I subscribed to prime just so I could watch this show that had so many great comments and now it's not even available with out purchasing every episode,what bullshit.So long Prime, your not getting more money out of me!!!

L smith

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

I have been watching it on my prime which is included in my Amazon prime iam in canada


Sunday 20th of November 2022

If you have prime, you can watch the current season as it airs as they have available on prime, the paramount plus channels, just like they offer amc plus, stackable t.v etc. But of course to watch any of those you have to subscribe. But that's just how they work. I watched the season 5 premiere on my prime app, using paramount stations. If you don't want to wait pay the 6 bucks to view them.


Friday 25th of November 2022

@Roberta, I have prime, and I have paramount plus. Pay for both separately. Still cannot watch because it tells me I have to sign in with my tv provider. My tv provider is Sling and it is not listed as one of the “providers” it’s all a racket!!