How to watch the Friends reunion from anywhere in the world

Here's how to watch the Friends reunion this week, whether you're in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, or beyond...

The cast of "Friends." Clockwise from top left: Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow & Jennifer Aniston.
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With just days to go, you're probably wondering how to watch the Friends reunion 2021. If like us, you're planning on going all out with a COVID-friendly viewing party for the two-hour TV event of the decade (yes, we said it!), then setting up your stream is top priority right now. 

As you'll know by now, the HBO Max show will be airing on Thursday, May 27th starring a host of celebrity guests alongside the entire cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer.

Here's everything you need to know about how to tune in, no matter where you are in the world...

How to watch the Friends reunion in the US

If you're in the US, you can watch the show as soon as it drops on HBO Max this Thursday, May 27th.  All you'll need is a subscription for the streaming platform, so if you don't have one now is the time to set one up. If you've never had an HBO account before, you can claim a free trial.

What time is the Friends reunion on HBO Max?

The show will be released on the streaming platform at 12 am PT/3 am ET on May 27th. It will then be available to watch on HBO Max whenever you want. 

How do I get an HBO Max free trial?

If you're a first-time user, you'll be offered a seven-day free trial for HBO Max, where you can watch as much content as you like—including the Friends reunion.

Once the seven days are up, you will automatically be opted into a monthly subscription (unless you cancel it) where you will be charged $14.99 per month to use the streaming platform, which is made up of countless categories of movies, TV shows, and documentaries. 

Where can you watch the Friends reunion UK?

Audiences in the UK will be able to watch the Friends reunion on Sky One at 8 pm on Thursday, May 27. If you don't have Sky channels, you will also be able to stream the show on Now TV

If you don't already have a membership, you can sign up for a free seven-day trial for the Cinema, Entertainment, Kids, or Hayu sections. The entertainment section is where you'll find the Friends reunion, so make sure you opt for that one. Once your free trial is up, your subscription will start automatically (though again, you can cancel at any time) for a price of £9.99 per month. 

How to watch the Friends reunion in Canada?

If you're in Canada, you can watch the show via HBO Max on Crave. Canadians who do not yet have a subscription for the streaming platform can sign up for CA$9.99 per month, and like the other streamers, it comes with a seven-day free trial during which you could make the most of to watch the Friends reunion. 

How to watch the Friends reunion in Australia?

Our friends down under will also be getting all the action on Thursday, May 27th when the show drops on Australian streaming platform Binge at 5:02 pm AEST (yes, exactly 5:02 pm—don't ask why). 

The platform is home to all the best HBO content for Australians so you'll likely be familiar with it if you live there. If not, you can sign up for a subscription for just AUS$10 per month and unlike the other streamers, this one offers a generous 14-day free trial so if you've yet to join, what are you waiting for?

Once you've watched, why not prepare yourself for the festive season with one of the best Friends ornaments for your tree?

Sagal Mohammed

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.