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Friends Is Officially Leaving Netflix for HBO Max

HBO Max, p.s., is the new name for WarnerMedia's streaming platform!

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Amanda Bell

We can't say we're exactly bamboozled by the news that Friends will be leaving Netflix at the end of the year, but we may still be impersonating Joey at the little rain fountain right about now over having to pony up even more subscription dollars to keep the show available on streaming.

WarnerMedia announced on Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will officially be titled HBO Max and will feature all 10 seasons of the sitcom favorite in its library alongside other titles like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Pretty Little Liars, The CW'sBatwomanand theRiverdalespin-off Katy Keene, and original films from Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon.

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Here's One Way Warner Bros. Could Lure Friends Fans to Their Streaming Service

The new streaming service will bring together HBO and other Warner Bros. film and TV properties, including New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, TruTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, and more. Those will add to the already-expanding list of original series which have previously been announced for the new streaming service, including Dune: The Sisterhood, Tokyo Vice, The Flight Attendant, Love Life, Station Eleven, Made for Love, and an animated Gremlins prequel series.

The loss of Friends is yet another major hit for Netflix, which forked over $100 million to keep the series in its library for 2019. The streaming service was previously outbid for streaming rights over The Office, which was scooped up by NBCUniversal for $100 million a year.

Netflix responded to the news that Central Perk was moving virtual locations in a tweet which read, "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." Friends first began streaming on Netflix in 2015.

HBO Max will launch in the spring of 2020.