Stephanie Nelson | 

How to Watch Yellowstone for Free Without Cable

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If you’re wondering how to watch Yellowstone for free, you’re not alone. The western drama starring Kevin Costner isn’t easy to get your hands on in general, let alone for free. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible though, and I’m here to point you in the right direction.

Here’s a quick and dirty summary of “how to watch Yellowstone for free.” Keep reading for more details about these tips.

  • The key to watching Yellowstone for free is taking advantage of free streaming trials.
  • In order to maximize your 7-day trials, sign up when you have a week you can spend binging.
  • Space your free trials out according to your schedule. You’ll want to have time to cram as many episodes in as possible.
  • There are a total of four seasons of Yellowstone at the time of this writing. (Season five will start mid-November.) Each season averages about 10 episodes, and episodes average about an hour in length. That’s around 40 hours of Yellowstone you’ll need to get through using three free 7-day trials. Keep the math in mind as you work the free Yellowstone magic.


How to Watch Yellowstone for free? Try Peacock — the first episode is a gimme.

A screenshot from the Yellowstone series page on the Peacock streaming website.

Peacock, owned by NBCUniversal, has three subscription levels, which I’ll get into shortly. For now, you just need to know that the first level requires no commitment on your part. You can enter your email address (no credit card info required!) and watch Season One, Episode One of Yellowstone for free. And I mean completely free, no strings attached. This allows you to decide if you even want to watch this show everyone swears is totally worth it.

This low-level Peacock subscription is very limited in its offerings, so you can’t watch more than that one single episode of Yellowstone unless you upgrade, which you’ll have to do in order to get your free trial…


Opt for the Peacock Premium plan (with commercials) to get a free 7-day trial.

A screenshot of the Peacock subscription options for their streaming service.

Peacock only offers a free 7-day trial with the $4.99 per month (Peacock Premium) subscription. Bad news is Peacock Premium has commercials you’ll need to deal with. The next subscription level is $9.99 per month (Peacock Premium Plus), and that’s the one without commercials, but it’s a no-go if you’re trying to find out how to watch Yellowstone for free. No 7-day free trial at that level. So if you want to watch Yellowstone for free, you’ll need to make peace with commercials.

Get as much Yellowstone in during your 7-day trial as possible.


Sign up for Philo’s free 7-day trial and watch whatever you couldn’t get to with Peacock.

A screenshot from the Philo website's home page with the offer for a free trial.

Finding out how to watch Yellowstone for free on Philo is pretty easy. Like Peacock, you’ll get a free 7-day trial, and after that it’s $25 per month. If you decide not to continue with Philo, you can cancel anytime.

Stuff yourself with as much Yellowstone as possible during these seven days.



Sign up for fuboTV’s free 7-day trial for more free Yellowstone.

If you need another week once you’ve exhausted your 7-day trial at Philo, and you don’t want to pay to keep your Philo subscription, you can cancel it. When your schedule is ready again, sign up for fuboTV’s free 7-day trial.

Use your fuboTV subscription to jam-pack these seven days with Yellowstone over on the Paramount Network.

IMPORTANT: If you decide not to proceed with fuboTV beyond seven days, make sure you cancel your subscription before you’re charged a whopping $69.99. That said, if you cancel before your free trial is over, you’ll lose the remaining days of your trial. So timing is key here. End the subscription before you get slapped with a big fee, but make sure you’re ready to say goodbye to your free trial.


If you’re still wondering how to watch Yellowstone for free, try this trick.

If you’ve used up your three weeks of free 7-day trials, consider asking a friend or family member to sign up for one of the same free 7-day trials, and then ask them to share their login credentials. Maybe you can return the favor with a show they’ve been dying to binge.



Don’t bother trying to watch Yellowstone for free on Paramount+.

In fact, don’t bother trying to watch Yellowstone on Paramount+ at all. Due to licensing agreements, the Paramount original show actually isn’t available on Paramount+. Of course, if you have cable TV, you can watch Yellowstone on the Paramount Network. And Paramount+ offers two Yellowstone alternatives, Mayor of Kingstown and 1883 (a Yellowstone prequel).


If all else fails, go with Peacock for the lowest monthly subscription cost.

A person using a laptop with the Yellowstone series page open on the Peacock website.

How to watch Yellowstone for free when you’ve exhausted all these tips? Well, my friend, you might have to bite the bullet and pay if you want to finish watching the show. If this happens to you, I recommend you stick with Peacock because at $4.99 per month, it’s cheaper than Philo or fuboTV. Plus, compare $4.99 for 30 days of Yellowstone access on Peacock to the cost of one episode of Yellowstone on Amazon for $2.99. Yikes! If you have to pay, Peacock is a no-brainer.

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