NBC struck gold when they aired fan-favorite sitcom Friends back in 1994, and fans have survived the show's conclusion by watching endless re-runs. But for those who aren't quite sure where to watch the beloved episodes, you actually won't want to turn to the series' original home, or their new streaming service Peacock, either.
For mega-fans of the show looking to hunker down and binge-watch Friends, you're actually going to have to head over to HBO. As The Wrap reports, once Friends left NBC’s airwaves, the network no longer owned the rights to the show. Since, the reins have fallen to Netflix, and more recently, HBO.
"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 tweeted in July 2019.
Thankfully, HBO has 10 seasons of the hit sitcom available to watch on the new streaming platform HBO Max. This news initially sent fans into a frenzy, as many had come to rely on Netflix for watching the memorable series. But if there's a will, there's a way, and something tells me Friends fans have all flocked over to HBO Max.
Friends’ departure from Netflix marked the second major loss for the company. The news arrived after they announced The Office would be departing as well by the end of this year. Unlike Friends, however, that one will be available to stream on NBC's new streaming platform in 2021.