How to watch Friends: The Reunion now - stream the special one-off episode

Watch Friends: The Reunion online
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The American sitcom that very much feels like a friend, has been there for us from its beginnings in 1994 to 2004, and ever since. It has brought in streams of fans, old and new, through re-runs and binge-watching as Friends arrived on streaming services. Seventeen years later, here's how to watch Friends: The Reunion online right now.

Where to watch Friends: The Reunion online

Premiere date: Thursday, May 27

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer 

Streaming options: HBO Max (US) (opens in new tab) | Sky One (UK) (opens in new tab) | Binge (AU) (opens in new tab) | Crave (CA)

Aptly titled 'The One Where They Get Back Together', Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are squeezing back onto that ratty old coach in an unscripted episode that promises to be full of laughs and some tears, too.

Long overdue, Friends originally found its place in our hearts over 10 years as a heart-warming snapshot of life as a 20/30-something in Manhattan, New York, experiencing the trials and tribulations of relationships, careers, family, and - above all else - friendship.

The HBO Max reunion was originally confirmed for release a year ago in May 2020. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, filming had to be postponed.

Catch up with old friends for this extra-special episode, featuring special guests, including familiar faces from the series, as well as table script readings of some of the most iconic scenes - "They don't know that we know that they know" etc...

Keep reading our guide so you know how to watch Friends: The Reunion online now where you are.


How to watch the Friends reunion online in the US 

exclusively on HBO Max (opens in new tab)

Friends: The Reunion arrived exclusively on HBO Max (opens in new tab) in the US, in the early morning of Thursday, May 27, sitting alongside all 10 seasons of Friends. That's 236 episodes, for the record.

The HBO Max price (opens in new tab) is $14.99 a month, sadly with no HBO Max free trial (opens in new tab) to speak of. That said, its expansive library is full of great-quality content. Fans of Friends, for example, can also enjoy other popular sitcoms, like The Big Bang Theory and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

HBO Max is compatible with a variety of devices, including Apple TVs, Amazon Fire TVs, Fire Sticks, Samsung TVs, Roku devices, Google Chromecast devices, Chromebooks, iPhones, iPads, Android phones/tablets, Xbox consoles (Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Series X), Sony PlayStation consoles (PS4 and PS5), PC computers, and Mac computers.

watch friends: the reunion in the UK

Can I watch the Friends: Reunion online in the UK?

Sky One (opens in new tab)

Oh. My. God. The UK didn't have to wait long to get a slice of Rachel's trifle. Sky TV broadcasts the special Friends episode at 8pm on Thursday, May 27 on Sky One (opens in new tab) and is available to watch back now on Sky Go (opens in new tab).

For those already subscribed to Sky, you're all set. If not, we'd suggest you take a look at our full guide to today's best Sky TV deals and packages (opens in new tab).

Your other option is to grab a Now Entertainment membership, which costs £9.99 a month, though right now you can bag two months for the price of one.

How to watch Friends: The Reunion for FREE in Australia

Binge (opens in new tab)

Down under, Binge (opens in new tab) came through with exclusive rights to Friends: The Reunion. The unscripted, one-off episode landed on the platform on Thursday May, 27.

If you're not yet familiar with the service, Binge is the place where Australian TV fans get most of HBO's output (so think The Wire, Watchmen, The Sopranos, Succession) and much, much more. It's effectively a way to get the best TV from Foxtel, but on a cheaper and flexible basis.

Binge is available from just $10 a month and also offers a FREE 14-day trial (opens in new tab), so you can check out the service (and Friends) for yourself.

How to watch Friends: The Reunion online in Canada

Crave (opens in new tab)

Most HBO Max titles find their way onto Crave (opens in new tab) when it comes to Canadian viewing. The same goes for Friends: The Reunion. You can subscribe to Crave for CA$9.99 a month, and it comes with a seven-day free trial.

Alice Marshall
eCommerce Editor

Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.