We also answer why there's only five episodes available on the TBS app.
On Dec. 31, Friends left Netflix for good. It won’t be until May when the show returns to streaming on HBO Max. During this trying time, fans are clamoring to know where they can catch up with their Central Perk faves. Don’t worry, we have you covered.
If you haven’t cut the cord yet, TBS is airing episodes of Friends right now. A TBS rep told EW that they are currently running “50+ episodes of Friends every week so viewers can catch the entire series.”
“Since New Year’s Eve, Friends streams on TBS Digital have grown nearly 6x vs. the prior 3 days, shattering previous series performance records and growing each day,” TBS told EW in a statement.
Unfortunately, if you go on your phone right now you’ll notice only five episodes are available to on-demand stream on the TBS app. TBS explained to us that they only have five episodes of Friends available on a weekly rotation basis because of a “rights limit,” although they are exploring the opportunity for more in the future.
If you’re feeling like keeping the Friends family with you for good, you can purchase seasons on YouTube, Amazon, or iTunes for $20 each. You can also venture out into the real world to buy a full DVD set for just shy of $200.
Friends will make its HBO Max debut when the service launches in May at a cost of $14.99 per month (unless you have HBO Now, in which case you’ll get free HBO Max for now). Netflix initially bought the rights to Friends back in 2014 in a massive deal, shelling out $118 million for the rights for all 10 seasons of the former NBC series.
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