What is HBO Max? Some Beloved Shows Are Leaving Netflix for WarnerMedia's New Streaming Service

Some people say all good things must come to an end, and to many Friends fans this means the day where their beloved '90s sitcom leaves Netflix.

The day fans had been dreading came Tuesday, when the streaming giant confirmed via Twitter that Friends would officially leave Netflix in 2020 and join WarnerMedia's independent streaming site, HBO Max–which is set to launch next spring. Yep, that means if you love binging long stretches of both The Office and Friends, those will be two separate subscriptions just a little less than a year from now.

"We're sorry to see 'Friends' go to Warner's streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in the US)," Netflix tweeted Tuesday, following WarnerMedia's announcement. "Thanks for the memories, gang."

Along with all 236 episodes of Friends, HBO Max will also be the home to DC Universe content (Wonder Woman, Shazam!, Teen Titans Go! and more), Pretty Little Liars and Game of Thrones–just to name a few–and any new Warner Bros.-produced series for The CW, starting with the fall 2019 seasons.

This is not the end to The CW shows; however, shows will be available on HBO Max 30 days prior to the TV premiere moving forward, according to a Variety report.

HBO Max will also include content from HBO, along with programming from Warner Bros., CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Looney Tunes and more.

"HBO Max will bring together the diverse riches of WarnerMedia to create programming and user experiences not seen before in a streaming platform," Bob Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer, said in a statement to Variety.

For the first time, WarnerMedia announced today that Batwoman and the Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene would also stream exclusively on HBO Max. The company also announced two new exclusive production deals with Oscar and Emmy-winner Reese Witherspoon, as well as Greg Berlanti, known for his work on Dawson's Creek, Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

WarnerMedia had previously announced several big-ticket shows for the platform, including one set in the world of Dune to be directed by Denis Villeneuve, a mystery series based on horror icon Stephen King's The Outsider, and an adaptation of Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America starring Winona Ryder and John Turturro.

It's not yet clear how HBO and HBO Max will be differentiated nor the monthly subscription fee for the new streaming site–however, a price tag of $16 or $17 has been floated around, according to Collider.

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The cast of the hit NBC series "Friends," (L-R) Courteney Cox Arquette, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc, listen to Lisa Kudrow, sing a during one of their last shows on the Warner Bros lot Sept. 12, 2003 in Burbank, CA. Getty
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