'Friends' leaving Netflix for good in 2020 to go to HBO Max

AT&T, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business, announced its HBO Max streaming service on Tuesday. It will include "Friends," which will leave Netflix next year.
AT&T, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business, announced its HBO Max streaming service on Tuesday. It will include "Friends," which will leave Netflix next year.

Credit: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File

Credit: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File

"Friends" is the latest sitcom leaving Netflix for a new streaming service.

The streaming platform announced Tuesday that the popular show is leaving at the start of 2020. The news comes nearly two weeks after Netflix announced it will lose "The Office" to NBCUniversal's new streaming service.

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"The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye," the company tweeted. "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."

E! News reported that "Friends" is going to WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service, which is set to launch in spring 2020. WarnerMedia announced the name of the new streaming service Tuesday. It will also include "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air."

Netflix reportedly spent $100 million to keep "Friends" available on the platform through 2019 after fans panicked about it leaving at the top of the year.