Yellowstone on Dish Network – Updated Guide (2023)

/ Updated Jan 24, 2023 | Pub. Jun 22, 2022

Yellowstone on DISH Network – Updated Guide (2023)

In the early hours of 2023, one question held much of America captive: how soon can we see more episodes of Yelllowstone?

We got our answer later that day during the mid-season finale. This summer in 2023, all-new episodes of Yellowstone Season 5 will return to DISH through the Paramount Network.

Yellowstone Returns to DISH TV, Summer 2023

Yellowstone is a wildly popular western American drama starring Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly and Luke Grimes and created by hit-maker Taylor Sheridan.

There hasn’t been a TV phenomenon like Yellowstone in years. The show premiered in June 2018 and has already spawned two hit spin-offs (1883 and 1923), with a few more spin-offs in the works.

Now, your DISH subscription including the Paramount Network is your chance to return to the good old days of linear TV. Enjoy a fun community experience when you and all your friends got to see each new episode weekly as it goes live. Afterward, you all talk it over while you wait in suspense for the next episode. It’s fabulous! But you can’t do it without live TV from DISH, because that’s the only way to get these new episodes hot off the griddle.

The Secret to the Success of Yellowstone on DISH Network

Yellowstone is a Primetime Emmy-nominated TV drama available through DISH TV on the Paramount Network, channel number 241. Kevin Costner just won a well-deserved Golden Globe for his starring performance in the show.

Yellowstone centers on a powerful family who runs the largest ranch in Montana, the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. The ranch is called Yellowstone, which can be initially confusing to those who think the title refers to Yellowstone National Park. The ranch is privately held, though, which leads to the central problem of the show. How can any family hold on to that much land, when they are constantly battling greedy developers and righteously angry local Native Americans? And is it even ethical for one family to own that much land?

The Dutton family could care less about the ethics. To them, that’s just their ranch. Led by patriarch John Dutton (Kevin Costner), they will do whatever it takes to hang on to it. And “whatever it takes” can get very nasty indeed.

Queen of Nasty at Yellowstone Ranch is Beth Dutton, John’s 40-something blond daughter. In a tour-de-force performance as Beth, actress Kelly Reilly has probably inspired more love-to-hate fan chatter than any TV performer in decades. Not since J.R. Ewing in Dallas has a character sparked such popular horror. Fortunately, Yellowstone can also boast much better acting, cinematography, and writing than Dallas ever dreamed of in its 80s heyday.

The high quality of the show is why so many people are raving about Yellowstone. The pure pleasure of seeing gorgeous landscapes and beautiful horses soothes us. And we need that soothing after watching the cast of characters, their disturbing decisions, and violent actions. Thanks to its inventive but believable writing, Yellowstone can still shock us even in this cynical age.

Key Takeaway: The intense drama and brilliant cinematography of Yellowstone have attracted millions of fans to the show. Awards and accolades have followed. Somehow, the series manages to convince us of its claim to realism, despite its lurid plots.

How Many Yellowstone Seasons Are Available?

Season 1 debuted back in June 2018. Season 5 premiered on November 13, 2022 and is split into two installments of seven episodes each. That’s why the second installment of season 5 won’t be out until summer 2023. Fans will be able to watch the new episodes on Dish Network during Paramount airtime or through the Paramount app.

 Are All Five Seasons Available on the Paramount Network App?

No, previous seasons are not currently available on the Paramount Network app. The first four seasons stream through Peacock Premium, and every current season eventually joins the lineup a few months after its live airing.

Yellowstone fans should know that Peacock Premium is integrated into the DISH Hopper Plus, which makes it easy to watch all your favorite content from one user interface. The DISH Hopper Plus will let you stream Peacock Premium or watch live TV with one remote control and no need to change inputs. If you have a DISH TV plan and the DISH Hopper Plus, you are all set to binge-watch hours of Yellowstone!

Can I Watch a Yellowstone Season Without Ads?

Absolutely. By subscribing to Peacock Premium Plus, you can catch the first four seasons without ads. Peacock Premium will still include ads.

When Does the New Yellowstone Season Come Out?

We will all have to wait until this summer, 2023, for the seven new episodes of season 5.

When Does Yellowstone Air?

You can watch Yellowstone episodes on live TV on Sunday nights at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT through DISH TV on the Paramount Network, channel 241.

Don’t forget that you can use your DISH Hopper to record those live episodes, if you happen to be tied up one Sunday night. And keep your eyes open for when Paramount Network airs Yellowstone marathons, if you want to record those too on your Hopper.

Everything You Need to Know About Paramount vs. Paramount Plus

Yellowstone fans need to know the difference between the Paramount Network and Paramount Plus.

The Paramount Network is a live TV channel (currently channel 241) that comes with your DISH Network TV packages.

Paramount Plus is a streaming app that offers programming. Paramount Plus streams some of the Paramount Network content, but not all. For example, the current live season of Yellowstone is on the Paramount Network. But no Yellowstone episodes are on Paramount Plus streaming. They are on Peacock instead

So which parts of the Yellowstone franchise are on Paramount Plus, the streaming channel? The Yellowstone content on Paramount Plus is the spinoffs, 1883 and 1923, which are about previous generations of the Dutton family at Yellowstone Ranch.

The good news is that with a DISH plan and the Hopper Plus DVR, you can watch the live TV Paramount Network AND stream the other episodes of Yellowstone and its spinoffs.

 What Do You Need to Watch Paramount Network on Your TV?

Watching Paramount Network through DISH is simple. If you don’t have DISH yet, it’s quick and easy to sign up for a plan and start watching Kevin Costner in action. That’s just the beginning of the massive number of entertainment options that come with a DISH plan. And there’s a reason DISH is ranked number #1 for customer satisfaction.

If you give DISH a call, a customer care representative will help you choose an affordable plan including over a hundred channels with live TV, movies, music and  sports. DISH works through a satellite, so a professional service tech will come to your home and install a dish for you. You get free installation in up to 6 rooms and a 3-year price guarantee!

To get the most out of your plan and access both live TV and streaming networks, you’ll need an internet-connected Hopper, Joey, or Wally device. After everything’s installed, you can sit back, relax, and break out the popcorn.

 Can I Watch Yellowstone On Demand?

Absolutely! You watch Yellowstone broadcasts live as they come on the air on the Paramount Network, or catch those new episodes on demand. DISH customers can enjoy on-demand features for free. There are no additional costs or fees for on-demand services.

 Other Popular Shows on the Paramount Network

68 Whiskey

Like Yellowstone, 68 Whiskey is a show for hard-core drama fans. The show follows a group of medics as they work through day-to-day struggles while living at an operating base in Afghanistan. Watching an episode of 68 Whiskey is like watching Grey’s Anatomy in the desert – hot, chaotic, and full of drama.

Lip Sync Battle

For a light-hearted change of pace, try Lip Sync Battle hosted by Chrissy Teigen and LL Cool J. Could anything matter less or be more ridiculously fun than lip-syncing? That’s the whole point! When you need to cool down after an intense episode of Yellowstone, this show is a great choice.

Ink Master

If you like artistry and you don’t mind needles, Ink Master and its spinoffs will fascinate you. A crowd of tattoo artists square off against each other to prove their mastery of skin-based art. Be aware that this is not a show for the squeamish: the first show featured tattooing on pig carcasses, and there is liberal profanity and plenty of shade thrown. But if you like a more artsy, gritty version of Project Runway, this could be your bag.