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How To Watch 1883

Need to catch up on Yellowstone prequel series 1883? We’ve lassoed up all the details to watch it on Paramount+.

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How to watch 1883

Yellowstone’s spinoff 1883 is a Dutton family prequel series set in 19th century America, and it’s only available to view on the streaming service Paramount+. To watch all 10 episodes of the original Western, you’ll need to cowboy up with either an Paramount+ Essential ($5.99 a month, with ads) or Paramount+ with SHOWTIME ($11.99 a month, no ads) subscription.

In June of 2023, 1883 began running its first and only season on cable’s Paramount Network as weekly episodes (sorry, no binge-watching).

Worth noting: Unlike 1883, Paramount Network cable series Yellowstone is available to stream only on Peacock. Confusing, we know, but at least Paramount+ offers a free seven-day trial to take the service for a spin, which is ample time to sample the service’s 30,000 other hours of TV shows and movies.

Paramount+ plans and pricing

Plan Price Video Streams Details
Paramount+ Essential (with ads) $5.99/mo. or $59.99/yr. 1080p 3 View Plan
Paramount+ with SHOWTIME (no ads) $11.99/mo. or $119.99/yr. 1080p 3 View Plan

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

What is 1883?

Paramount Network series Yellowstone is such a massive cable hit that Paramount+ has put several spin-offs from creator/writer Taylor Sheridan into production, the first being 1883. The 10-episode limited series, which premiered in December 2021, follows the post–Civil War Dutton family as they cross the Great Plains to establish the original Yellowstone Ranch in Montana.

This rugged Western series stars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and (of course) Sam Elliott, and it also features guest appearances from Tom Hanks, Billy Bob Thornton, and Sheridan himself. Unlike Yellowstone, 1883 is a standalone, one-season limited series. The second Dutton family prequel saga, 1923, premiered in December 2022 on Paramount+.

Final take: Go west to 1883

If you’re a fan of Yellowstone, you’ve probably already made your way through 1883. The series is one of Paramount+’s biggest hits, alongside Mayor of Kingstown (coincidentally, another Taylor Sheridan production). Paramount+’s days of being known as just a Star Trek streamer are officially over.

If you’re new to the Yellowstoneverse, we recommend starting with the o.g. Yellowstone series on Peacock before diving into 1883 on Paramount+. That way, you’ll have context for not only 1883, but also the upcoming 6666, a current-day spinoff about the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas coming in 2023.

How to watch 1883 FAQ

Where can I watch 1883?

The full season of the Yellowstone prequel series 1883 is available to stream only on Paramount+. On cable, Paramount Network began running the series Sundays on Paramount Network in June 2023.

Can I watch 1883 for free?

If you take advantage of Paramount+’s seven-day free trial, you can technically stream 1883 in a week at no cost. After that, you’d have to sign up for the Paramount+ Essential ($5.99 a month, with ads) or Paramount+ with SHOWTIME ($11.99 a month, no ads) plan.

Can I watch 1883 on Amazon Prime Video?

Amazon Prime Video doesn’t carry 1883, but you can subscribe to Paramount+ through Prime Video Channels and watch it that way. But you’ll still have to pony up $5.99 or $11.99 a month, buckaroo.

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