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Here's How You Can Watch Yellowstone Season 1 And 2

In case you haven't heard, Paramount Network's Big Sky Country drama Yellowstone is a big hit, and it appears there's no ceiling in sight for the show's viewership numbers.

Over the course of Yellowstone's first two seasons, the series has surprised many industry insiders by becoming one of the most-watched series on television, earning as many as five million viewers per episode. In reaching those numbers, the Kevin Costner-starring Western melodrama has also become one of the most talked-about shows around, and continues to build buzz with it's savvy blend of political intrigue, family drama, and classic Western motifs. 

If you don't yet count yourself among the show's growing fandom, we'll fill you in. Yellowstone is set on the fringes of the titular national park, and follows the ongoing battles of the Dutton family (headed by Kevin Costner's John Dutton) as they try to defend their ranch from the likes of dodgy land developers, greedy businessmen, local indigenous tribes, and unscrupulous politicians. From that caustic mix of characters, series creator Taylor Sheridan crafts a fiery neo-Western saga about modern-day cowboys clinging to the ways of the past by any means necessary. Those means frequently involve stealthy scheming, bunkhouse beat-downs, and, of course, murder most foul.

Needless to say, those are exactly the sort of elements that tend to make for must-see TV. While Yellowstone can't quite make that lofty claim just yet, the show's reputation for delivering salacious narratives with a cinematic feel has new viewers lining up by the week. If you're eager to join their ranks, you're probably wondering how you can watch Yellowstone from the very beginning.

Until recently, there's only been one easy way to stream the first two seasons of Yellowstone. Every episode was available to watch exclusively on Paramount Network's streaming app, which was only available to traditional cable subscribers. That all changed, however, with the launch of NBCUniversal's new Peacock streaming service.

Yellowstone is now streaming on Peacock, and will soon be on Paramount+

If you're looking to saddle up for some Yellowstone action that includes season 3, you now have an option that doesn't include an extended cable package. The ad-supported version of Peacock is currently only $4.99 per month, and the first two seasons of Yellowstone are just sitting over there, begging to be binged. As of November 22, season 3 has been added to that catalog, as well. Peacock is now the streaming home of the entire Yellowstone series to date. If Peacock's not your thing, ViacomCBS' forthcoming Paramount+ streaming service will carry Yellowstone, as well, and if you sign up you'll be ready to binge Yellowstone prequel series Y: 1883 when it drops later in the year.

If you don't want to register for Peacock for some reason, and you're not planning to sign up for Paramount+, you can still pay to play on a per-episode basis. Sling TV is one option that's likely already in the homes of many viewers. (Sling TV offers Paramount Network on its Blue Channel package.) The only potential issue with Sling TV is that it only offers live viewing of Paramount Network, which means you'll have to track down individual episodes of Yellowstone as they air in their usual live TV spot.

Of course, if you're already looking to throw a few coins into the streaming bucket to dive into seasons 1 and 2 of Yellowstone, it might be a little easier to head over to iTunes or Amazon and pay for your wild ride through southern Montana on an episode-by-episode basis. This route will cost you about $3 per episode, or $20 per season.

Whichever way you choose to watch seasons 1 and 2 of Yellowstone, be sure you choose wisely – once you're hooked on this slick Big Sky saga, you're really not going to want to get caught out in the cold on the new season, which will be different than anything fans have seen before.