Some TV shows are worthy of the honor of being binge-watched, and Yellowstone is one of them. First airing in 2018, this program has everything; a star-studded cast, incredible cinematography, and a riveting story that will keep you glued to the screen. There are a lot of characters and plots to understand in the first few episodes, but once you’re introduced to everyone, it is impossible not to get addicted to this cowboy drama. There is a reason it was one of the most watched TV shows of 2020.
In a nutshell, Yellowstone is a drama series set in present-day MontaSna. It follows the Dutton family, self-made ranchers who are trying to protect the land they believe is theirs. Who’s trying to take their lands? The Native Americans surrounding them, and city investors who want to take over the land.
Now, I know what you are thinking. This story sounds like dangerous territory for a TV show to be in this day and age. But trust me when I tell you that this neo-western is in a class of its own. It masterfully steers clear of offensive stereotypes as it develops its characters and weaves its tale throughout four seasons.
When I first told Michelle about Yellowstone, she was the least interested. She said it sounded like a silly spaghetti western. But I convinced her to watch a couple of episodes with me, and guess what? She’s hooked!
So if you haven’t started watching, you need to get on board and catch up. This is the perfect time, as season five is just around the corner. So, my fellow Roku user, if you are asking yourself how can I watch Yellowstone on Roku, I have some options similar to my step-by-step breakdown of how you can watch Jeopardy on Roku.
By the way, I am working on a series of how-to guides for watching content on Roku, so keep an eye out, and don’t forget to leave any suggestions in the comment section below. Ok, back to business.
Now, if you want to know how to watch Yellowstone for free on Roku, I have some sad news. You can’t, but there are some ways to access the episodes without breaking the bank.
If you have a cable setup and want to know how to watch Yellowstone on Roku, all you need to do is go to Paramount Network. But what if you don’t have cable and want to know how to watch Yellowstone on Roku? In that case, you can stream it on Peacock TV or use other streaming services with Paramount Network in their channel lists, such as Philo or YouTube TV. If you don’t already have subscriptions to these, you can use the free trial period and watch as much Yellowstone for free as you can in the time offered.
How to Watch Yellowstone on Roku with Cable
If you have a cable subscription, the answer to “Can I watch Yellowstone on Roku?” is a resounding yes! Check your channel listing for Paramount Network, a basic cable channel broadcast nationwide. If you don’t see it, contact your cable provider because you should have it.
Paramount Network is constantly airing Yellowstone marathons while season 5 is in production, so you have plenty of opportunities to watch missed episodes.
As Paramount Network is officially available on Roku’s channel store, you can add it to your TV following these easy steps:
- Using your Roku remote control, press the home button to open the Home Screen
- From the menu on the left of the screen, scroll down and select Streaming channels to open the Roku Channel Store.
- Using the search option, type “Paramount Network.”
- Select Add channel to install Paramount Network on your Roku TV.
- Once installed, open the channel and log in with the username, password, and activation code that your cable provider gave you when you first subscribed. In case you don’t have it, no worries. Give your provider a call, and they will be more than happy to provide the information.
Note that Yellowstone is unavailable on Paramount Plus despite being a Paramount production. This is because of the licensing deal that gives Peacock TV exclusive streaming rights to all four seasons. So make sure you install the cable network channel, not the streaming app.
How to Watch Yellowstone on Roku Without Cable
Peacock TV is your best bet if you are still searching for how to watch Yellowstone on Roku without cable. This streaming app is from NBC Universal and is the only answer for anyone asking how to watch Yellowstone season 1 free on Roku. For that, you will need to sign up for a paid subscription.
On the bright side, Peacock TV has two pocket-friendly plans. For a mere $4.99 a month, you can get Peacock Premium and get everything NBC Universal has to offer from TV shows, movies, and live sports.
Since this service has an exclusive streaming deal with Paramount Network, Peacock TV is the only service with all the episodes on demand. That also answers the question of how to watch Yellowstone season 4 now that it is not on air.
On Roku, Peacock TV is available on Roku Channel Store, so you can follow these steps to install it on your Roku TV after you have signed up for the monthly plan:
- Go to the Home Screen and select Streaming Channels to open the Channel Store
- Go to Search Channels and type “Peacock TV.”
- Select Add Channel to install Peacock TV to your TV.
Select the channel app and sign in with your credentials to start streaming Yellowstone. Search for Yellowstone, and there you go. All the seasons are right at your fingertips, and the latest episodes for season 5 at the same time it airs nationwide.
Philo is the cheapest cable alternative on the market right now. You won’t get access to local networks or major broadcasters like Fox, NBC, or CBS, but it has plenty of content, including Paramount Network. So all you cowboys now have another answer to how to watch Yellowstone live on Roku when season 5 airs.
Philo has one plan. For $25 a month, you can sign up and get 64 channels and a seven-day trial period that gives you a week to fit in as many episodes as you can for free. So in a roundabout way, it temporarily provides a solution to how to watch Yellowstone for free on Roku for a limited time.
To use this streaming service on your Roku TV, you will have to download the app from the Roku Channel Store, following these steps:
- From the Home Screen select Streaming Channels to open the Roku Channel Store
- Go to Search Channels and type “Philo”
- Select Add Channel to install Philo
To start watching Yellowstone, just launch the streaming app, sign in and search for either Paramount Network to watch a live episode or Yellowstone for previous ones.
Fun fact, Philo started at Harvard as a super cheap streaming service for students. Nowadays, it is backed by super investor Mark Cuban, the infamous Shark from Shark Tank, also available on Philo (obviously).
Youtube TV is one of the premium live TV options for those who have cut the cable cord and are looking for access to as much content as possible. Signing up will give you over 85 channels at $64.99 every month.
While this is definitely the pricer option, you also get unlimited DVR space, six sharing accounts, and a very generous two-week trial period. So if you can clear your schedule, you can squeeze in a couple of seasons, and it’s the best legal answer to how to watch Yellowstone for free.
On Roku, you will have to install the app to your device after signing up online, as follows:
- Select Streaming Channels from the Home Screen to open the Roku Channel Store
- Go to Search Channels and type “YouTube TV”
- Select Add Channel to install YouTube TV
Q1. What Channel is Yellowstone?
Answer – On Roku, you can find Yellowstone on the cable channel broadcast by Paramount Network.
Q2. Is Yellowstone on Paramount Plus?
Answer – No, Yellowstone is unavailable on Paramount Plus, which seems surprising as Paramount Plus is a service that is offered by Paramount Network. This TV show is licensed to Peacock TV, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal.
Since 2020, Peacock TV has exclusive streaming rights to all four seasons.
Q3. Can you watch Yellowstone on Roku for Free?
Answer – Unfortunately, Yellowstone is currently unavailable for free streaming on Roku. The most you can do is avail the free trial period offered by streaming services.
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