No, ‘Friends’ isn’t leaving Netflix, despite reports

Despite what you may have heard, Netflix is not removing Friends – at least not yet.

The panic started when users saw a note of imminent expiry next to Friends on the Netflix mobile app, but Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos told The Hollywood Report that it’s a rumor.

We’ve had scares like this in the past, like when The Office was allegedly leaving and, well, didn’t.

Netflix first started hosting Friends in 2015, to the delight of its subscribers, and it also became a big incentive for new users to sign up.

THR did note that WarnerMedia, which owns Friends, is planning to launch its own on-demand streaming service, so losing Friends from Netflix would be akin to losing Disney movies or Marvel shows, in that they’ll likely appear elsewhere in a matter of time.

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