How to watch Friends Reunion outside the US



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That’s right, Friends is back and if you don’t want to miss it, I’ll be showing you how to watch anywhere in this guide.

Friends are getting back together for one last go after about 16 years since the final episode of the show aired on May 6th, 2004.

With millions of fans still watching the show all around the world, the hype has been massive.

However, like many other US shows, movies, and alike – the Friends Reunion will first air in the United States.

If you are outside of the country and you don’t want to miss the premiere or have it ruined for you by spoilers, we can help you watch it from abroad as soon as it’s out.

What you’ll need to watch

As you may have learned, Friends Reunion will be shown on HBO Max – a new service that can only be accessed if you are physically in the United States.

This is due to geo-restrictions, and if you wish to watch it, you need to either be inside the country or make it seem like you are there through the use of an app known as a ‘VPN‘.

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VPNs can make this happen thanks to their server networks, as they can allow you to connect to a server in the US which cloaks your location and makes it appear as if you’re in that country.

That way, when you try to access HBO Max, the service will scan your location, see you’re in the United States and let you watch the Friends Reunion and any other HBO Max show.

Where can I get a VPN?

The big question is, where to get a VPN?

There are hundreds of them on the internet and a quick search of Google will leave you confused. So which one should you use?

Not all of them are the same, as some are faster or more secure than others, not to mention that some can’t even unblock streaming services.

This is why I recommend ExpressVPN.

It has servers in the US, which is critical. It is capable of unblocking pretty much anything in the country, and it has excellent speeds, which are perfect for streaming.

In my tests, I found them to offer the best service for the money.

However, they’re not the only choice. Alternatively, you can also get CyberGhost or NordVPN, both of which are just as good, so you’re free to choose.

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How to unblock HBO Max with a VPN

If you have decided to try our method out, there are a few things that you should do to set everything up.

The process is quick and straightforward, and you can be done within minutes.

All you need to do is follow these steps below:

1. Sign up

Start by choosing a VPN service, and then go to its website and sign up.

I recommend ExpressVPN, which requires nothing apart from your email address and payment details.

2. Get the app

The next step will be to get a VPN app, and you can download it from the website of your service of choice, or your usual app store if you are a mobile user.

Download it and install it as any other.

3. Connect

Once you download and install the app, launch it and log in with the credentials provided by your VPN service.

Next, click on the server selection list and pick ‘United States‘.

You might also need to press ‘Connect‘ depending on the type of device you’re using.

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Watch Friends Reunion anywhere using ExpressVPN.

4. Watch Friends Reunion

All that remains now is to go to HBO Max and watch the show.

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What’s the Friends Reunion all about?

As mentioned before, it has been 16 years since Friends originally ended, and now, the show that has won millions of fans around the world is coming back for a reunion.

The sitcom recently published its return to the small screen with the current working title being “The One Where They Got Back Together.”

Not only that, but the Reunion itself will happen much, much sooner than anyone had expected, and it will air in May.

Further, as it was discovered, the Reunion seems to have happened thanks to the efforts of Jennifer Aniston.

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Recent reports from an inside source had stressed that Aniston was crucial in making the Reunion happen and that she was the one who convinced her co-stars to make it happen.

This was quite the task, as people have been asking the cast members about a reunion for well over a decade and a half now, and they always rejected the idea.

Aniston, however, would not give up, and she regularly held dinners at her home to try and get everyone together and have them talk about the show’s reboot.

Not to mention the constant WhatsApp calls, Facetimes, and other forms of meetups.

Eventually, she succeeded, and now, the Friends are making the Reunion.

Who’ll be in the Friends Reunion?

As expected, all six of the original Friends cast members will return.

In other words, that includes Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer.

Apart from them, the show’s executive producers – Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane – will make a return, as well.

It is unknown whether any other of the former cast members will make a comeback, and more may be revealed as the premiere approaches.


Friends has been one of the most popular and most loved sitcoms in history, and the Reunion is something that the fans have been asking for, for over 15 years now.

The fact that the Reunion is even happening has caused excitement all across the world, and this is definitely not something that you would want to miss, or worse – have spoiled before you get the chance to watch it.

So if you’re outside the US and want to watch at the first opportunity. Sign up for ExpressVPN, download their VPN app, connect to the United States and then head over to HBO Max to get streaming.

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