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'Friends' Is Leaving Netflix And Viewers Are Devastated

'Friends' Is Leaving Netflix And Viewers Are Devastated

Grab your lobster, you might need some serious TLC after this news - Friends is leaving Netflix in the New Year and people are, absolutely understandably, devastated.

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After four years on Netflix in the US, it's time on the digital shelf has come to an end and as of January 1, 2019, subscribers Stateside will no longer be able to enjoy the 90s ups and downs of New York's most iconic gang.

Fans of the sitcom have, of course, taken to social media to voice their anger over the show leaving - many are simply devastated that the news came so swiftly, it means they have just less than a month to binge-watch over 200 episodes.

In reaction, one person tweeted: "If @netflix takes friends away I might actually cancel my subscription."

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Another said: "Netflix is removing friends. How do I tell them that they're making a horrible decision?"

A third commented: "Netflix is taking friends off Jan. 1 and tbh I might just cry. I hope u pay for this Netflix."

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According to the show's page on the US Netflix the leaving date is exactly four years, to the day, since it first appeared on the streaming site.

Among all the devastation there has been news that Friends is being taken from Netflix to be moved to AT&T's Warner Media streaming service that's set to launch in 2019.

Last week the major company announced it would be launching its own streaming service that would feature content from Warner Bros, Turner, and HBO - this could mean Game of Thrones people!

Warner Bros has an incredible catalogue of movies that it says it would be able to throw into the service to attract people, including Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, LEGO, and Lord of the Rings - although, you can already watch that on...Netflix.

It's move into wireless streaming is obviously a bid for the giant company to take on the likes of Disney, Google, Amazon and, of course, Netflix - all of which currently have millions of subscribers.

Of the 140 million Netflix subscribers, it's believed that 60 million are in the US - so this new service could, potentially, put a dent into the streaming giant's customer base. Or it could mean that AT&T are doomed to fail before they've even kicked off due to entering the world of online streaming too late into the game.

Who knows? All we know so far is there is less than a month to get as much Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler and Joey into our lives and we can't waste a minute - get your pyjamas on - it's time to binge.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros/Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, Netflix, Friends

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.