“Friends” Vacates from Netflix

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt Leblanc and Lisa Kudrow in "Friends"

It finally happened… Friends is no longer on Netflix. 

If you were hoping to nurse your New Year’s Day hangover with Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe, you may have made your headache worse by trying to find the series on the streaming service. 

In July, HBO Max acquired the comedy for the next five years for $425 million. Netflix announced the deal with a heavy digital heart on its Twitter account, saying, “The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye. 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.”

The move took effect at the stroke of midnight in the United States where Friends disappeared from Netflix’s bouquet. US fans of the show will now have to go without a visit to Central Perk for at least five months as HBO Max is only expected to launch in May.