You’ll Have to Get HBO’s New Streaming Service to Watch ‘Friends’

updated Jul 9, 2019
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For all the folks who have been rewatching “Friends” on Netflix, that borrowed time will be up soon. We finally have details on where the beloved sitcom will stream from now on.

WarnerMedia divulged plans today for its new streaming service, which will be called HBO Max, Deadline reports. The beta version of the platform will launch this fall, with a more robust version coming in spring of 2020.

And while pricing for the service has yet to be announced, we would assume it’ll be in line with the other video on demand companies, though HBO Now is already on the higher end of the price range. Some, according to Deadline, think that the Warner could set the price of HBO Max above HBO Now’s $15 per month. Subscription plans are set to come first, with ad-supported streaming to follow.

What we do know, however, is that some of our favorite content will be there, including all 236 episodes of “Friends,” along with “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and “Pretty Little Liars.” New content is also in the works, with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine set to create new films for the platform, as well as new CW shows “Batwoman” and “Riverdale” spinoff, “Katy Keene.”

“HBO’s world-class programming leads the way, the quality of which will be the guiding principle for our new array of Max Originals, our exciting acquisitions, and the very best of the Warner Bros libraries, starting with the phenomenon that is ‘Friends,’” says Robert Greenblatt, chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer.

So “Friends” fanatics, will you join HBO Max, buy the series, or none of the above? Tell us in the comments.