Friends Is Leaving Netflix in January 2019?!

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Friends originally arrived on Netflix in January 2015, and some people noted that the sitcom is the only reason they are subscribed to the streaming service.

That's because there had been a notice on the streaming platform saying episodes would only be available until January 1st, 2019.

"The only reason I have an account with Netflix is to rewatch Friends", singer Hayley Kiyoko tweeted.

These concerns were sparked over the weekend when people spotted that the show would only be available on Netflix until January 1.

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However: An executive familiar with the show's contract told USA Today there aren't immediate plans for Netflix to drop the show.

Losing Friends will be a big blow for Netflix as the comedy is the third most popular sitcom in the United States behind The Big Bang Theory and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

THR also notes that in 2020, the new agreement will give WarnerMedia the option to stream Friends on its own upcoming streaming service, which will rival Netflix. The untitled streaming platform is pegged to launch at the end of 2019. Disney will be launching its own streaming service Disney+ in 2019, and is slowly pulling Disney, Marvel and Star Wars content from Netflix and allowing the Marvel shows it makes in partnership with Netflix to end.

The hit 1990s sitcom, which is still one of the most popular comedies in the U.S. thanks to its availability on Netflix, is leaving the streaming giant on January 1, according to its page on Netflix's website. But given the growing competition in streaming-Apple is also getting into the game, and Netflix and Amazon are upping their content spending-it's curious that WarnerMedia doesn't want to differentiate itself more emphatically with TV shows and movies that can only be seen in one place.

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