How to watch Friends on Netflix in the US & elsewhere



A connoisseur of 80's action films like 300, Predator, and Terminator, Lee blends his extensive movie knowledge with adeptness at streaming shows worldwide. His love for cinema permeates his lifestyle, from attending Comic Con to sporting Star Wars socks.

Bright colours, oversized shirts, baggy jeans, 2pac & Biggie, Britney Spear’s Hit me Baby One More Time in the charts. From Sunny Delight to Pop Tarts, Saved by the Bell to Clueless.

That’s right, you are in the ’90s!

If you were lucky enough to live through that decade, what a time it was to be alive.

In what some say was the golden age of television there was one TV show that holds its position as the king of all sitcoms, even today.

That, of course, is Friends.

The funny six-some that we all grew to love in the ’90s quickly became the people’s favourite pastime. In fact, it left such a mark on our hearts that Netflix has added it to their library. However, it’s only available in certain regions.

Fear not though, we have your back.

In this article, we’ll show you how you can watch Friends no matter your location.

Is Friends On Netflix?

In short, yes.

But only if you are lucky enough to reside in one of the 31 countries it is currently available in, such as the UK, Canada, Japan, Mexico and more.

However, if you live in the US, then I’m sorry to tell you you’re out of luck.

Couple watching TV

Netflix removed the show from its US service in January 2020 due to production companies wanting their own streaming services. And as it stands currently there appears to be no sign of it coming back anytime soon.

I’m sure if you are living in the United States you will be itching to get your hands on the show and best of all some Joey & Chandler, but more on them later…

How to watch friends in the US and elsewhere?

If you are one of the unlucky ones and Friends isn’t available on Netflix in your region, then you will need to use a VPN.

A VPN is short for Virtual Private Network. It’s primary function is the keep your data and information secure from any unwanted intruders who are lurking about the internet trying to steal your information.

However, because it masks your location, you can use a VPN to trick services such as Netflix into thinking that you are in another region.

This means you can set your location to a region that has Friends available on Netflix, e.g. the UK or Canada. Amazing right?

If you’re currently sat there wondering where you can find a VPN then look no further. We recommend that you use ExpressVPN.

ExpressVPN has one of the fastest connections around, which makes it the perfect choice for streaming video content. Both fast and reliable with over 3000 servers worldwide, you’ll never struggle for a connection.

With a very reasonable price and a 30-day money back guarantee you can’t go wrong.

Other options would be CyberGhost VPN or NordVPN and you’re free to choose.

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Step by Step: How to get Started

Getting a VPN has never been easier and should take you no longer than 5 minutes to get up and running.

  1. Visit ExpressVPN’s website.
  2. Click the button “Get ExpressVPN”.
  3. Select a payment plan that suits your needs.
  4. Choose a payment method and enter your details.
  5. Click “Join Now”.
  6. Download the ExpressVPN app to your chosen device.
  7. Log in using your Username and Password.
  8. Select what region you want to connect to. Using the UK or Canada is a good choice.
  9. Connect.
  10. Enjoy watching Friends on Netflix.
ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Connect to the UK using ExpressVPN to watch.

What is Friends?

What do you mean you don’t know what Friends is?… Everybody knows about this show.

If you don’t, where have you been hiding?

For those of you who have been hiding under a rock or maybe you weren’t even born then. We understand.

Friends follows the day to day lives of 6 friends living in New York who have entirely different personalities, and get themselves into some predicaments.

The show is full of humorous moments, especially from Joey & Chandler, who I mentioned earlier in the article. There truly isn’t a dull moment in the show; even the odd sad moment has a comical twist to it.

If you are looking for something that will keep you entertained hour after hour, then this is the show for you. With ten side splitting seasons each containing 20+ episodes, it will keep you busy trying not to get a stitch.

And after you’ve finished? Watch them all again, that’s what everybody else has been doing since 1994.

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Who stars in Friends?

Probably the most famous out of all the cast is Jennifer Aniston who you might know from films such as We’re the Millers, The Bounty Hunter, Horrible Bosses and Just Go With It.

The other cast members are best known for:

  • Courteney Cox – Scream 1&2, Ace Ventura.
  • Matt LeBlanc – Lost In Space, Man With A Plan and Top Gear.
  • Matthew Perry – 17 Again, The Whole Nine Yards, The Whole Ten Yards.
  • David Schwimmer – Band Of Brothers, Madagascar 1,2 &3, Six Days, Seven Nights.
  • Lisa Kudrow – Romy And Michelle’s High School Reunion, Boss Baby, Easy A.


If you want to watch Friends on Netflix, then depending on your location, you might be left disappointed as it might not be available in your region.

You might be lucky and live in the UK, Canada or one of the other countries that currently have access to Friends on Netflix.

But if you are unlucky and can’t access it, just like US Netflix users can’t (as Netflix removed Friends from its service back in January 2020 for all US regions).

Then you’ll need a VPN service such as ExpressVPN.

To get ExpressVPN, visit their website and follow the steps stated earlier on in this article. Once you’ve got their app and connected to a region that does offer Friends, you can enjoy binging it for weeks on end.

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