Welcome to a New Year and … no Friends on Netflix?
Starting Jan. 1, if you’re in the U.S. you can no longer watch New York City’s most beloved fictitious friend group and listen to Phoebe’s smelly cat songs on Netflix.
Instead you’ll have to buy (online or IRL) Friends DVDs and Blue-rays from sellers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target. You can also catch up (or let’s be honest, re-watch your favorite 10 episodes of Friends on loop) through online platforms like Amazon Video, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu.
Or (gasp!) you can actually watch episodes as they air regularly on networks such as TBS and Nickelodeon. It’s like going back in time!
Fans of the sitcom are not too happy about the change.
really bad start to 2020 when i woke up at 5:42am and they already took friends off of netflix. frick.
— sophie temple (@sophietemple1) January 1, 2020
But it’s not all bad news. Friends will be available to stream again in May when the subscription video service HBO Max launches.
Until then, get reacquainted with late-night TV and your DVD player (hope you still have one!).