Friends reunion Australian broadcast confirmed: How to watch for free

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SUMMARY: The HBO Max Friends Reunion is exclusive to BINGE, Foxtel Now and Foxtel IQ in Australia. So unless you're already an existing Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live or on-demand on BINGE. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial.

The speculation can now be put to bed. As we predicted, BINGE has confirmed that the HBO Max Friends reunion special will be available to stream in Australia at the same time as the US. What is not yet confirmed, although it's likely, is whether it will also be on other Foxtel services Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now.

The Friends reunion special will release on Thursday 27 May at 5:02pm (AEST). Those on the east coast of Australia will likely need an early mark from work if they're to watch live with the rest of the world. If you're on the west coast maybe you're feeling under the weather (fake cough) and need to work from home that day.

Most importantly Aussies will be able to watch it without paying a cent thanks to BINGE's 14-day free trial for new customers.

With the Friends reunion being just six days away, that means you can get started with the BINGE free trial now and begin rewatching every season of the show.

The latest trailer showed David Schwimmer conducting trivia with the rest of the cast in the original studio. So you'll most likely want to brush up on your knowledge to feel all of the nostalgia.

That's right, remember that the Friends reunion isn't a new episode, but an unscripted special.

Yes, all of Friends is also on Netflix, which you're likely already a member of. But given that you'll likely need to sign up to BINGE to watch the reunion, you may as well use this weekend to avoid the cold weather, rug up and keep streaming.

How to watch the Friends reunion in Australia

As stated at the top, the Friends reunion is exclusive to BINGE, Foxtel and Foxtel Now in Australia.

Currently new on BINGE is the brand new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, murder mystery series Mare of Easttown, season four of Snowfall and Young Rock. You can see the full list of shows on BINGE here.

If you're yet to come across streaming service BINGE, it launched in May 2020. It's another Foxtel-owned streamer that claims to be the Australian home of HBO.

Stream BINGE for 14 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Test out Binge's Basic, Standard or Premium plan and stream 10,000+ hours of shows and movies on demand.

Prices start from just $10 per month, but that will only give you standard definition. If you're after HD there are $14 or $18 monthly options. It's compatible with iOS and Android devices, Mac, PC, Chromecast, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2017 models or later). If you need help setting up BINGE we have a step-by-step guide.

It's also worth flagging that if you aren't eligible for the BINGE free trial, you could instead opt for Foxtel Now and its 10-day free trial to watch the Friends reunion.

However, just be aware that Foxtel Now starts at minimum $25 per month so if you forget to cancel you'll be on the hook for even more than Netflix Premium.

Not sold on BINGE? You can see a comparison of BINGE vs Foxtel here.The Friends reunion isn't the only thing coming to streaming this month. See every new season and title coming this month to Australian streaming services here.

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