Netflix users will have to say goodbye to Central Perk, the apartment on Bedford Street, and Joey, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica, Ross and Rachel in a few months.
Netflix announced that "Friends" is leaving the streaming service at the beginning of 2020. WarnerMedia is launching its own streaming service that will host all 10 seasons of the sitcom.
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
WarnerMedia's streaming service has been officially named as HBO Max. It will launch in spring 2020 with 10,000 hours of streamable content, including previous and upcoming shows from The CW, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Pretty Little Liars" and original films from producer Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon.
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Netflix paid Warner Bros. and its parent company AT&T/WarnerMedia $100 million in December for the rights to host "Friends" for the rest of 2019 after it was initially supposed to leave Netflix Jan. 1, 2019. WarnerMedia reportedly paid $85 million per year for five years to get "Friends" on HBO Max, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
WarnerMedia has not announced how much HBO Max will cost per month.