Friends has always been our go-to series when we had nothing else to watch. Like, it came so naturally and smoothly to us. You could literally start watching any episode after making a random selection and your selection will never disappoint you. That’s why when Netflix US announced that F.R.I.E.N.D.S is leaving its streaming service for Warner’s streaming service in 2020, it broke many hearts. What’s breaking the hearts, even more, is that Friends is removed only from the Netflix US. Several other Netflix markets’ subscribers can still watch it on Netflix. Moreover, WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max launches in Spring 2020. That leads to one and only question: where to watch Friends now that it’s removed from Netflix for the US?
The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye.
We’re sorry to see Friends go to Warner's streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for the memories, gang ☕
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 9, 2019
Friends’ new home | launch date, price, etc.
Friends’ new home is WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, a streaming service. The upcoming video-on-demand service will be launched in May 2020. That’s like after 4-4.5 months because we do not have an official date yet. However, we do know the pricing for HBO Max. This streaming service will monthly cost $14.99. And if you are already an HBO Now direct subscriber, you do not have to pay extra to get the HBO Max subscription.
Are you ready to pay $14.99 to watch Friends on HBO Max from May 2020? I mean, its Friends and you do not count your money when you gotta watch Friends. Right? You can even catch the Friends Cast & Creators Reunion on HBO Max when they release it after launch.
Well, some people cannot wait until the HBO Max launch. You can get your Friends fix even now. Continue reading…
Where to watch Friends?
Friends stayed at Netflix for four years i.e. from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2019. Until it joins the new home HBO Max in May 2020, you can watch it on a few other networks for the interim period. You can watch Friends on TBS App and Website. However, due to the rights limit, TBS is only showing 5 episodes a week on a rotation basis.
Moreover, Friends is also re-running on a few TV channels like Nickelodeon (Nick at Nite), and Comedy Central. Make sure to check your cable guide schedule.
The digital copies are also available for purchase on Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, and iTunes. Or, you can also purchase the complete DVD set that’s available in the stores and Amazon.
Friends is originally an NBC show that premiered in 1994. The show has 10 seasons, 236 episodes. The sitcom revolved around six friends, Monica (Courtney Cox), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Pheobe (Lisa Kudrow), Ross (David Schwimmer), Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) ran from 1994 to 2004.