Back in 2015, “Friends” was released on Netflix. While the series has ended its run years ago, the fact that it is still one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time means that many still tune in to watch or rewatch it. However, according to a report from last year, it was suggested that the series could be leaving Netflix soon.
It turns out that the rumors were true because in a tweet by Netflix’s Twitter account, the company has confirmed that the show will be leaving their platform at the end of the year. The show will be making its move to HBO Max, which for those unfamiliar is AT&T’s WarnerMedia’s new streaming service.
The show will be exclusive to HBO Max which means that you’ll need to subscribe to the service if you want to be able to stream the series. It is unclear how long this exclusivity will last, but it is expected to be exclusive at launch. No doubt this will be a blow to Netflix who seems to be losing shows to various streaming services, such as their Marvel shows to Disney+.
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
It was also previously reported that prior to launching on HBO Max, both Apple and Hulu were rumored to have placed bids on getting Friends onto their respective streaming platforms.