Where to watch Friends: Stream every season online

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Friends is one of the most famous TV shows of all time, and it is never hard to find it playing on a channel somewhere. You can watch it the whole way through, but following the passing of star Matthew Perry some people are also looking to find the best Chandler episodes. To do so, you'll need to know exactly where to watch Friends where you are. Read on to find out.

Where to watch Friends online

Air dates: 1994-2004

Total seasons: 10 (236 episodes) 

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman    

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

Streaming options: HBO Max (US) | Netflix (UK/AUS/Ind) | Crave (CA) | Binge (AUS)

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Friends reigned supreme for a decade. The show followed the lives, loves and losses of six characters in Manhattan, New York. They stick together as they navigate their 20s and early 30s. There are more immortal lines, iconic outfits and unforgettable moments in the 236 episodes than we could possibly list here.

Friends has continued to dominate, even after it stopped airing.  It remains hugely popular across a number of streaming platforms. We even had Friends: The Reunion, in which the cast came back together to talk about their time on the show.

Newcomers and long-time fans alike can watch all 10 seasons on streaming services like HBO Max and Netflix, as well as the one-off reunion special. In this article, we show you which service you need to PIVOT to in order to watch Friends if you’re in the US, the UK, Australia, or Canada. 

Can I watch Friends on Netflix?

Netflix subscribers can rejoice as all ten seasons of Friends are available to stream on many of the service's international platforms. It's one of the best Netflix UK shows available, and can also be found on a number of other libraries, including Netflix Australia and Netflix India. You can also find it on Netflix in the likes of Germany, France, Ireland, and so on.


In the UK, the entire Friends saga is available to watch on Netflix. Although there isn’t a free trial, the basic plan which includes ads and costs just £6.99 per month. It gives you access to movies/TV shows in the Netflix catalog.

Currently, if you want to watch back the Friends: The Reunion, you'll need to make most of one of our Sky TV deals to catch-up on the one-off special on Sky Go. Alternatively, you can get a Now TV membership.

Alternatively, every Friends season is available to buy as a one-off purchase for £14.99 each from Rakuten TV, Prime Video, and Apple TV. 

How to watch Friends if you're out of the country 

Found yourself abroad and want watch Friends? You may face geo-blocks with your home country's streaming service. The only alternative that we know is to use a VPN to appear as if you're within the country.

The software is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location - and all through a safe, encrypted connection. Here's how to get started.

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Where to watch Friends online in the US 


HBO Max currently has the rights to Friends in the US, so it is the best choice for streaming all 10 seasons, as well as Friends: The Reunion, which sees all six friends get back together to discuss the decade long cultural phenomenon.

When it comes to the HBO Max price, you have a couple of options. There is now a with-ads plan that costs $9.99 a month, or you can forgo ads for $15.99 a month and also benefit from streaming all Warner Bros 2021 releases simultaneously with its showing in theaters. 

Sadly, there is no longer a HBO Max free trial, but it does offer an expansive library of varied, 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.

If you prefer, every season of Friends can be bought individually for $19.99 from Prime Video. You can also buy all 10 seasons as one-off purchases from Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, and FandangoNow.

Where to stream Friends and watch every season online in Canada


Friends left the Canadian version of Netflix in early 2021, but it can now be found in its entirety on Crave, as well as the reunion episode. You can subscribe to Crave from CA$9.99 a month.

If you wish to buy individual seasons of Friends on a one-off basis, all 10 are available to purchase for $14.99 each from the Microsoft Store and Apple TV.

Where to watch Friends: stream every season online in Australia


For Australian fans, Binge, is another place to watch all 236 episodes of Friends if you don't already have Netflix. Binge costs AU$10 and includes a 7-day free trial. Here you'll also find the Friends reunion episode.

All 10 seasons can also be found on Australian Netflix. Alternatively, you can purchase each season individually from Google Play and Apple TV.

Charlotte Henry

Charlotte Henry is a journalist who has covered all things tech and media for a number of years for various publications. She reported in-depth as tech companies became media companies and vice versa. In her newsletter, The Addition, she focuses on the ever-changing streaming ecosystem as the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+ fight for supremacy. Charlotte is also a close follower of sport (she’s a Spurs fan…) watching everything from Premier League football to Major League Baseball. Charlotte’s first book “Not Buying It: The Facts Behind Fake News” was published in 2019. Away from work, she can often be found at heavy metal concerts and festivals.