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Why Isn’t Yellowstone on Paramount Plus? (Including Season 5)

Why Isn’t Yellowstone on Paramount Plus? (Including Season 5)

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Yellowstone has not only become Paramount Network’s most successful show, but also the current most-watched TV show on cable television. The season four finale hit record numbers with nearly 10 million viewers.

Set in the scenic state of Montana, Yellowstone follows the Dutton family as they fight to protect their valuable ranch from outside forces.

The riveting modern-day Western drama stars Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Luke Grimes, and Kelsey Asbille.

The new season of Yellowstone will be airing on Paramount Network on November 13, 2022, at 8 pm ET. The premiere will be a 2+ hour special event.

Kayce Dutton, John Dutton, and Rip Wheeler from Yellowstone

Naturally, you would think that as the Paramount Network’s biggest show, Yellowstone would be available to watch on its own streaming service, Paramount+. However, this isn’t exactly the case.

Why Is Yellowstone Not on Paramount Plus?

Yellowstone seasons 1 – 5 are currently not available to watch on the Paramount+ streaming service in America. However, all seasons are available to watch on Paramount+ in the UK and Canada.

Bear in mind new Yellowstone season 5 episodes will be released on Paramount+ in the UK and Canada after they have been shown live. So, it is likely new episodes will be on the platform 1-2 hours after the shows start live in the US.

Yellowstone isn’t on Paramount+ in the US because NBCUniversal, the owners of Peacock, purchased the streaming rights to Yellowstone in 2020 before Paramount+ was released in 2021.

Yellowstone’s other spinoff and prequel series will also be available to watch on Paramount+. This includes 1923, 6666, and 1883: The Bass Reaves Story. While 6666 and 1883: The Bass Reaves Story don’t have release dates yet, 1923 will be coming to Paramount+ on December 18, 2022.

Also read: Will There Be a Yellowstone Season 6?

How Can You Watch Yellowstone Without Cable?

Yellowstone seasons 1 to 4 are available to watch without cable on Peacock. Yellowstone Season 5 will be on Peacock, but won’t be until a few weeks after the season finale has aired on television.

All seasons of the show are also available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, and Vudu.

Rip Wheeler and Beth Dutton during their wedding in Yellowstone season 4

At $25 a month, Philo is the best and cheapest way to watch Yellowstone season 5 since it has the Paramount Network channel. Other live streaming services also have Paramount Network such as Fubo TV, Sling TV, DirecTV, and Hulu + Live TV.

These live-streaming services will allow you to watch previous Yellowstone seasons when they air live on the Paramount Network if you don’t have a cable plan.

Yellowstone is Available to Watch on Paramount Plus in Canada and the United Kingdom

The first episode of Yellowstone season 5 will be available to watch on Paramount+ in Canada on November 13 at 8 pm ET.

In the UK, Yellowstone season 5 will be available on Paramount+ on November 14 at 1 am GMT. The Paramount+ app is available on most streaming devices and Smart TVs.

John Dutton as the governor or Montana in Yellowstone season 5

In Australia, Yellowstone season 5 will be available to watch on Stan on November 14 at 9 pm (AEDT).

If you don’t have Paramount+, you can purchase the previous seasons and pre-order season 5 here on Amazon Prime Video.

Paramount+ Discount Codes and Tips

Paramount+ doesn’t have an active discount code but does offer a free 7-day trial for users in Canada and the United Kingdom. The streaming service also offers a 25% monthly discount for students.

You can also save money in both Canada and the UK if you purchase a yearly subscription instead of a monthly subscription.

What is the Difference Between Paramount+ and Paramount Network?

Paramount+ is a subscription-based streaming platform, whereas Paramount Network is a paid live TV cabe channel. Although some series like Yellowstone can be watched on the Paramount channel, they won’t necessarily be on Paramount+.

Also, read our guide on where to watch Yellowstone season 5 in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.


Saturday 21st of January 2023

Freakin's like Where's Waldo. I simply can't keep track of which network these shows are playing on. You need a schedule tracker just to be able to find it. I hate the whole damn industry at this point. Between paying for streaming services and then having them move the shows once you've paid, and then having to get yet another streaming service so you can see the end.....absolutely a rip off to the consumer. Keep playing this way and you won't have an audience anymore !!!!! Peckerheads !!!!

Auntie P

Tuesday 29th of November 2022

I would like to know if the guy that signed the paperwork with Peacock to the rights to Yellowstone, is still working at Viacom. Second, do these same people realize what a nimrod idea it is NOT to also air it on Paramount + and the millions of viewers they have LOST due to fat cat GREED!!! I guess I'll wait and watch it on Peacock for $5 a month. SOOOO much cheaper than all the rest. This is why people cut the cable cord.


Monday 28th of November 2022

I'm really upset, I have Paramount + but we still cant watch the show now if someone would be so kind as to explain that i would really appreciate it, why would you do that and think it's ok


Sunday 27th of November 2022

This is ridiculous that after getting paramount plus to watch Yellowstone we can’t! Greedy tv networks! They just can’t take enough money from the fans!


Monday 21st of November 2022

Paramount WAS included on my Xfinity service but they dropped it this year! Now Paramount+ doesn't offer it after I subscribed to it last year to watch the series, now you have to have Peacock for the previous seasons and Paramount for the new season. This has to stop! It's really out of control!