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Paramount makes “Yellowstone” free to stream on Pluto TV

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Paramount Global is making three seasons of their hit television series “Yellowstone” available to stream for free.

Starting Friday, Paramount’s free streaming service Pluto TV will begin running the first three seasons of the critically-acclaimed modern-day western drama on the appropriately-named “More TV Drama” channel.

Season 1 of the show will begin streaming on the More TV Drama channel starting Friday, March 25 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (12:00 PM Pacific Time). Season 2 will debut on Saturday, and Season 3 will stream on Sunday.

While Pluto TV also offers an on-demand library of shows, it appears for now that Yellowstone will only stream on the linear More TV Drama channel, meaning viewers will have to tune in — and keep tuning in — if they want to catch every episode of the show.

Yellowstone follows John Dutton (Kevin Costner) and his family, the owners of one of the largest ranches in Montana, as they battle developers who seek to interrupt their way of live and a Native American community on the nearby Broken Rock Reservation.

Yellowstone emerged as a sleeper hit when it began airing on Paramount Network in mid-2018. It quickly rose to become the second most-watched television program on cable, behind AMC Network’s “The Walking Dead.”

The first three seasons of the program became available to stream in a binge-able fashion when they debuted on Comcast-owned Peacock in 2020. Season 4 recently ended on the Paramount Network and is expected to be offered on Peacock later this year.

Peacock offers a limited amount of programming, including some episodes of Yellowstone, available for free while charging at least $5 a month for an expanded library of episodes, shows and movies. Pluto TV, on the other hand, is making the first three seasons of Yellowstone available to stream for free as long as viewers keep watching the More TV Drama channel through the weekend.

Pluto TV is available as a free app for iOS (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV), Android (Android phones, Android tablets, Google TV), Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, and is accessible across many native smart TV systems and game consoles.

Those without a smartphone, tablet or smart TV can stream the More TV Drama channel on their desktop or laptop computer by clicking here.

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