Euphoria won’t spare the gritty details as many teen shows do. It won’t have to—it’s on HBO.
The show, based on the Israeli series of the same name, follows a group of high school students as they navigate the tricky waters of love, friendship, drugs, sex, identity, trauma, and yes, even social media. Euphoria features celebrity powerhouse Zendaya and rising stars including Maude Apatow, Sydney Sweeney, and trans activist Hunter Schafer. The executive producer Drake (yes, that Drake) and is sure to be a guilt-free pleasure television drama.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Euphoria for free.
What is Euphoria?
- Launched: June 16, 2019
- Airtime: Sundays, June 16 at 7pm ET. Subsequent episodes will air on Sundays at the same time.
- Channel: HBO
- Genre: Teen drama
- Starring: Zendaya as Rue Bennett, Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn, Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs, Algee Smith as Chris McKay, Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez, Maude Apatow as Lexi Howard, Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard, Barbie Ferreira as Katherine “Kat” Hernandez, Angus Cloud as Fezco, Storm Reid as Gia Bennett, Nika King as Leslie Bennett, Eric Dane as Cal Jacobs
- Seasons: 1
- Status: Renewed for season 2
What the critics are saying:
- “By the end of episode 4, some of the parallel storylines in ‘Euphoria’ begin to cross paths, sometimes in stunning fashion. If the second half of this story is as compelling as the first, this will end up being one of the best-limited series of the year.” –Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
- “It’s a gripping performance by a charismatic young actress with a very good supporting cast and a tightly woven artistic vision. It’s also, honestly, a bit of a drag. Incredibly well-executed, yes. Problematic too. On balance, highly worth a watch.” –Amy Glynn, Paste
How to stream Euphoria for free
Euphoria is only available on HBO. But there are plenty of options to access the premium cable channel for free. Each of these services offers a one-week trial so you can catch the return of Euphoria for free.
Euphoria on Hulu or Hulu with Live TV
While most services allow you to watch HBO online at the same price point—$14.99 per month—Hulu offers the cheapest entry point. A basic Hulu subscription only costs $5.99 per month cost, which unlocks its entire collection of movies, shows, documentaries, anime, and the must-see Hulu originals—albeit with commercials. That brings your total to $20.98 a month. HBO is also available as an add-on for Hulu with Live TV if you’re looking for a full suite of cable channels.
|Hulu with ads||$5.99/mo. or $59.99/yr.|
|Hulu with no ads||$11.99|
|Hulu Live TV + Hulu with ads||$64.99|
|Hulu Live TV + Hulu no ads||$70.99|
Euphoria on Amazon Prime Video
Subscribing to HBO via Amazon requires a Prime membership. Membership costs $12.99 per month. Then you have to pay $14.99 per month for HBO. Still, there are advantages to using Amazon Prime’s video service as your primary streaming source. Rather than teach your family how to use multiple apps, Amazon Prime has a simple menu that puts all of your favorite Prime content right alongside your add-on channels. Ultimately, you’ll pay around the same cost per year for HBO through Prime as you would Hulu, Sling TV, or PS Vue. It boils down to what interface you prefer and what service you might already be subscribing to (or considering). It’s worth noting that Amazon has a considerable library of best Amazon originals, documentaries, and movies, including some in 4K Ultra HD, and there’s something new on Amazon every month.
Euphoria on HBO Max
HBO Max is the newest way to watch HBO, featuring an array of WarnerMedia holdings in addition to all your HBO favorites. It’s also got a new series of shows, Max Originals, exclusive to the service. Plus, it’s a great place to catch Euphoria.
Other ways to watch Euphoria
You can catch the first episode of Euphoria totally free on the HBO website.