Hbo max takes Friends πŸ‘« off Netflix 😳😳😳

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Jul 9 29 Comments

Just read that Friends probably one of the most popular shows on Netflix will be exclusively streamed on HBO’s new service. Is this the beginning of the end for Netflix?

https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/warnermedia-hbo-max-friends-exclusive-streaming-1203262335/

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Microsoft iambored
    Shitty show anyway
    Jul 9 6
    • Microsoft Dr. Root
      Butthurt because it takes Joey 1 week to earn your whole years salary right?
      Jul 9
    • Dr. Root totally doesn't have a complex with salaries. wtf is even that comment lmfao
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft Dr. Root
      Lol who the fuck works at IMDB? πŸ˜‚
      Shut yo irrelevant ass boi.
      Jul 10
    • >Replying on a media and entertainment post
      >Disses IMDb
      >Tries to talk black
      >Probably whiter than Joe Biden
      >Defends Friends

      I can't make this shit up, if I tried.
      Jul 10
    • LinkedIn Kwofjrjw
      IMDB is owned by Amazon btw.
      Jul 11
  • Microsoft Dr. Root
    Netflix: "WE WERE ON A BREAK"
    Jul 9 0
  • HBO VLRG70
    I've always thought Netflix gets by largely by "nostalgia". The Office, Friends, arrested developement, etc are a lot of shows younger people watched growing up. Even Stranger Things (and Ozark to a lesser effect) take advantage of this by invoking feelings of speilberg (or breaking bad).

    That all being said, there's some good original shit of netflix. It got all it's users from shows it's now lost/losing, the question is if they can keep everyone around with originals
    Jul 10 1
    • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
      Our data says we'll do just fine.
      Jul 10
  • Netflix / Eng dunkan
    Can you spare me from articles with subjects like that and calm the FUCK down. What’s wrong with you
    Jul 10 5
    • HBO / Admin QgWN71
      Right! They act like friends is the show keeping Netflix alive. Pretty damn great original content coming out at Netflix right now. Wish I could say the same for HBO.
      Jul 10
    • Netflix Nqac32
      HBO's got some great stuff too. It's just hard to live up to the expectation that GoT has set.
      Jul 10
    • HBO / Eng LongNite
      Aaawwww, you two are making friends here
      Jul 10
    • HBO / Admin QgWN71
      Always fun to make new friends
      Jul 10
    • Netflix Strngethng
      no one told you life was gonna be this way
      Jul 10
  • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
    People who want to watch it have watched it. How many will join HBO max for friends? That's the question you want to ask.
    Jul 9 0
  • Spotify smrtrchild
    Imo this content pulling by hopeful Netflix competitors is too late. A few years ago losing friends and the office would have caused a huge shock to the Netflix subscriber base. But now, Netflix has enough original content to survive networks pulling their shows and continue thriving. Like needing a Kleenex or Googling something, Netflix has become synonomous with video streaming. Nobody is trying to HBO MAX and chill.
    Jul 10 2
    • HBO VLRG70
      "HBO MAX and chill" is what we call going to work
      Jul 10
    • T-Mobile / Design LiWei90
      Lol
      3d
  • Google / Eng πŸ‘β˜οΈ
    HBO's streaming tech is buggy and has poorly designed UX. I'll stick with the other 3 streaming services that don't suck
    Jul 9 0
  • Netflix fMCE7GKL
    Was Friends a resurgent bc it was Friends or bc Netflix has a platform to reach over 150N global audience!
    Jul 10 1
    • Netflix netube
      Good question!
      Jul 10
  • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
    Friends is like this popular dessert in a buffet restaurant, while Stranger things etc are the lobsters.
    Jul 10 0
  • Netflix Nqac32
    Pivot!
    Jul 10 0
  • HBO
    Grunt_

    HBO

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    Username is an insult for Jonah Ryan (Veep!) that didn’t make it to air.
    Grunt_more
    Netflix will be fine. They probably need to keep raising prices to pay for original content and increase profitability metrics, and this trend will make that more challenging, but they’ll figure it out.
    Jul 14 0
  • WCI One, LLC. futureRM
    Looks like HBO Max copied the logo from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi which has been released long before this...
    Jul 10 0
  • Netflix psych0d@d
    It's not the first time Netflix loses some of its most watched titles. Most people don't sign up for the service because it offers Friends. They sign up for a service that allows them to cheaply and reliably stream video, then they find out it has Friends and end up watching it. The important thing is to have a catalog big enough and varied enough that subscribers always find something to watch. If it's not Friends, it can be something else in the same genre that is equally liked.
    Jul 10 0
  • Sirius XM Yndnd
    Every superfan of Friends bought all the seasons on DVD years ago and only watches them on streaming so they don’t have to get off the couch to put in the disc anyway.

    Seems like HBO offering new content compelling enough for someone to switch streaming platforms or add another platform is going to be the adoption driver, not adding old reruns.
    Jul 10 0