Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

Friends fans are raging again, this time because Netflix could be about to lose the show.

When fans logged on over the weekend it appeared the rumours were confirmed and the comedy is set to leave the streaming platform in January 2019.

"Netflix is going to stop streaming Friends on January 1st. I don’t expect expressions of sympathy, but they’d certainly be appreciated," one user wrote, while others shared the screengrab as proof from the app.

There’s even a Change.org petition, which at the time of writing is rapidly approaching its goal of 1000 signatures.

So what’s going on? WarnerMedia, the company behind Friends, looks like its launching its own streaming service. After all, who isn’t?

Disney is launching Disney+ and announced earlier in the year Netflix would be losing its titles too.

Read More

  • Netflix Christmas 2018: What to watch from Christmas Prince to Bojack Horseman

Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

We hear ya
(Image: Friends)

"Content like Friends is likely to disappear from Netflix in 2019 as WarnerMedia launches its own SVOD service," wrote BTIG media analyst Rich Greenfield. "As more content creators launch their own SVOD services, how should investors think about the impact of losing high-profile syndicated content?"

Fans shared their anger and despair at the news on social media.

If Netflix does lose Friends it’ll be a big blow to the site. Friends is still the third most popular sitcom in the US, only behind Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Big Bang Theory.

Netflix in the mean time is pushing its original content, such as A Christmas Prince, 13 Reasons Why and The Crown.

Read More
Binge-worthy shows

  • Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

    The Crown Season 3

  • Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

    Riverdale S3

  • Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

    Stranger Things season 3

  • Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

    The Haunting of Hill House

  • Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

    13 Reasons Why season 3

  • Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

    Sabrina reboot

  • Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

    Black Mirror

  • Is Friends leaving Netflix? Fans share clue from app that reveals final date

    Upcoming Roald Dahl series