There is some major confusion over how people can watch the current season of Taylor Sheridan’s hit series. Because Yellowstone is a Paramount production, people logically assume they can watch it on the company’s streaming service. But they can’t.
NBC’s streamer Peacock actually owns the exclusive streaming rights. And fans can’t quite figure out why. And as the show aired tonight, people, especially those in Canada, made it known that they are furious about missing tonight’s episode.
“@[email protected] want to explain how episode 3 isn’t uploaded into the app?” one person asked on Twitter. “Many of your Canadian viewers got the paramount plus app. And subscription solely to watch the show and it’s not even on ??”
‘Yellowstone’ isn’t Available on Paramount+ in the U.S. or Canada
Unfortunately, people all over North America are feeling the sting of missing the newest Yellowstone installment. The only way to watch Season 5 is by catching it on the Paramount Network or the Paramount Network app. Yes, the app is different from Paramount+, which is also confusing.
The two-hour season premiere did play on Paramount+, however. So, that made people even more unclear about how to watch the show as it continues.
“It’s not on @paramountplus in Canada. The first 2 episodes of season 5 were, but nothing today….” wrote @SarksSark.
“Not on paramount plus in Canada,” added @JeffMacKay10. “This is total bullshit.”
The reason Peacock is the only streaming platform for Yellowstone actually makes sense. The company bought the rights in 2020. Paramount + didn’t exist until March 2021.
When the new service debuted, Peacock wasn’t willing to let go of the show. Because as it stands, Yellowstone is one of the biggest draws for the streamer. So we’re sure that Paramount + would love the option to add the series to its queue. But legally, the Peacock is the only place that can.
As it stands, people can only watch new episodes of Yellowstone on Paramount Network every Sunday at 7 pm. Or, as stated above, they can stream it on the network’s app.
Seasons 1 through 3 are available on Peacock’s free tier and people can watch Season 4 through the paid subscription. Fans can also buy single episodes or full seasons through Amazon, Apple, or on Blu-ray/DVD.
This is a developing story.