Let’s face it — being a teen nowadays is no easy task. The HBO Max series Generation shows us a glimpse into the world of growing into adulthood and dealing with issues ranging from confidence, communication, and sexuality. First aired in March 2021, the show centers on a group of teens in high school. Generation dives heavily into exploration of sexuality and speaks to the universal experience of puberty in Western society. Generation on HBO Max does a wonderful job of showing the complex character development of many teens in just one season.
Sadly, the show was cancelled after its first season and will leave you with many questions and loose story lines, but even so the series is well worth a watch! We’ve rounded up all you need to know about streaming Generation, which can be found exclusively on HBO Max.
What streaming services have Generation?
Generation is not widely available to watch on streaming platforms. It’s limited to HBO Max for streaming or through other platforms that include the option to have HBO Max as an add-on. DVDs have yet to be released.
Streaming Services that offer Generation compared
|HBO Max||Apple TV||DirecTV||Hulu + Live TV||YouTube TV|
|Base Price per Month||With ads: $9.99|| With ads: $9.99
Choice Package $69.99
|# of On-Demand Movies and Shows||Over 10,000 hours of movies and TV shows||Large selection – exact number not listed||Varies based on location||4,150+||2,000+|
|# of Simultaneous Streams||3||6||3||2||3|
Generation is a show that is exclusive to HBO Max for streaming. As of yet, physical DVDs aren’t available, and no other services offer the option to purchase or stream it.
The quickest and most direct way to stream Generation is simply through a subscription to HBO Max! HBO offers two options: a subscription with ads (for $9.99 per month) and an option without ads (for a slightly higher $14.99 per month).
And no need to be upset if you don’t have or don’t want an HBO Max subscription right now — there are other ways to get access to shows on HBO Max, including Generation.
HBO is available as an add-on option to other streaming services — these add-ons are a great way to get HBO Max if you are already paying for additional subscriptions. Be aware, though, that most of these other streaming services have a much higher cost than just the subscription fees for HBO Max.
Viewers can add HBO Max to Apple TV, DirecTV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV at cost. Of these options, Apple TV is the lowest cost per month at $4.99 — however, it requires you to purchase hardware for a one-time fee, ranging from $144 – $175 new.
|Hulu + Live TV|
7-Day Free Trial
2 simultaneous streams
ESPN and Disney
Can you watch Generation for free?
Since Generation is exclusive to HBO, there aren’t any free streaming options. You must purchase HBO Max either as a subscription or as an add-on to another streaming service.
Some services offer HBO Max that you may already be paying for, though. In that sense, you can get HBO Max for free!
For example, specific AT&T wireless plans give you access to HBO Max. HBO is also available as an add-on for $10 per month if Cox is your cable provider.
What is Generation about?
Generation is a “dramedy” (drama/comedy) set in Orange County, CA, about teenagers having key experiences in discovering their sexuality. The show also covers other universal themes like family, relationships, love, and coming of age in the modern world, making it relatable for virtually anyone.
As of now, Generation only has one season, with Generation Season 2 yet to be announced. The show successfully found an audience, although some critics claim the show was “too raw” to garner the highest levels of praise. While Generation Season 1 didn’t win any awards, it did receive three nominations. These are for:
- Justice Smith for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series (Black Reel Awards for Television)
- Haley Sanchez for Best Supporting Actress – Television (Comedy) [Imagen Foundation Awards]
- Best Primetime Program – Comedy (Imagen Foundation Awards)
Upcoming seasons for Generation
As of now, Generation is only available to be streamed via HBO Max — which you can subscribe to alone or through an add-on with another streaming service.
There’s only a first season currently, but stay tuned for any announcements on a possible release date for Generation Season 2!
Best Way to Watch Generation
Generation may be the next show for you to watch, especially you are drawn to gritty and raw show themes or just like a well-made dramatic comedy. To find Generation and stream it, make sure you have access to HBO Max through another streaming platform or directly through an HBO Max subscription. Once you have your HBO Max subscription set up, settle in, sit back and enjoy Season 1 of Generation!