Where to watch Friends online

Thomas Duff 22 March 2017

Friends

You don’t have a TV? Then what’s all your furniture pointed at?

Friendship is one of the most important parts of the human experience. We need it in order to live a fulfilled life. Friends took this idea and ran with it for over a decade, and it worked. The iconic series is full of memorable characters as well as hilarious and emotional moments. If you want to experience the Friends phenomena, you’ll need to know where you can view it.

Friends is one of the biggest, cherished, iconic and beloved sitcoms in television history. It launched the careers of several actors involved and developed a passionate group of fans. If you want to revisit the classic series or want to watch it for the first time, we’ve got your back. We have tracked down the ways you can watch the entire series online.

Where can I watch Friends in Australia?

If you managed to miss out when the series was originally aired on free to air in Australia, you may be wondering where you can watch the show. Luckily, services such as iTunes and Stan have you covered. Both are very cheap and Stan offers a no lock-in contract and a free one-month trial. Get ready, you have over a decade of television to watch.

Friends Season One

The first season introduces us to Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Ross Geller. The series focuses on their lives, relationships and friendships while living in the bustling city of New York.

Rachel has come to New York after leaving her fiancé at the altar. She decides to move in with her friend Monica. Unknown to Rachel, Ross is in love with her and has been since they were children. Unfortunately for Ross, his ex-wife returns to New York and is pregnant with his baby.

Released: 1994

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Friends Season Two

Rachel decides to tell Ross that she has feelings for him but is deterred when she realises that he has a new girlfriend. Rachel decides to keep her feelings a secret, but they are eventually revealed when she leaves a drunken message on his answering machine.

Monica starts dating a man 21 years her senior, played by actor Tom Selleck. Chandler and Joey’s friendship becomes stronger as they spend more time together.

Released: 1995

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Friends Season Three

After finally sharing their feelings with each other and starting a relationship, Ross and Rachel experience relationship difficulties and they decide to break-up. Chandler struggles with his friend’s break-up as it reminds him of his parent’s divorce.

Phoebe is introduced to her half-brother, Frank Jr. and finally discovers the identity of her estranged birth mother.

Released: 1996

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Friends Season Four

The season begins with Ross wanting to rekindle his relationship with Rachel. Unfortunately, things do not go as smoothly as the pair hoped due to a letter causing friction between the two.

Phoebe becomes the surrogate mother to her half-brother, and Joey starts dating a woman his friend Chandler also has feelings for. This leads to their friendship being tested as Joey and Chandler clash.

Released: 1998

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Friends Season Five

Monica and Chandler start dating and decide that they want to keep their relationship a secret from their friends. Phoebe gives birth to triplets.

Monica and Chandler’s secret relationship doesn’t last long. They take a trip to Las Vegas to get married, but a revelation changes their plans.

Released: 1998

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Friends Season Six

Though originally thought to be a good idea, Ross and Rachel decide that their marriage was a mistake fuelled by alcohol. However, not everything is doom and gloom as Monica and Chandler decide to move in together, and Rachel moves in with Phoebe.

Joey scores a role on a cable television show and stars alongside a robot. Ross decides to start lecturing at a local university and (stupidly) begins dating a student in his class.

Released: 1999

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Friends Season Seven

The focus of season seven is the preparation for Monica and Chandler’s wedding, which becomes too real for Chandler. Joey’s TV series is cancelled, and he is offered a not-so-flattering role on another show.

Phoebe accidentally discovers a positive pregnancy test in Monica’s bathroom and the group speculates on who is actually pregnant.

Released: 2000

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Friends Season Eight

The main focus of season eight is Rachel’s pregnancy and subsequent birth. However, there is still some confusion over the identity of the father. Due to Rachel’s pregnancy, Chandler and Monica decide that they should try to have a baby.

Released: 2001

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Friends Season Nine

After the birth of Ross and Rachel’s daughter, Monica and Chandler become more determined to have a child of their own. Unfortunately, they discover that they may be unable to conceive.

After having a dream of them spending a night together, Rachel begins to develop feelings for Joey. Eventually, Joey decides to pursue this potential romance.

Released: 2002

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Friends Season Ten

After ten years of love, laughs, heartbreaks, and iconic moments, Friends ends with season ten. Rachel and Joey continue to try and develop their relationship, much to the dismay of Ross, but events occur that bring Rachel and Ross together at last.

Even though they were told that it could not happen, Monica and Chandler successfully have twins. The entire series concludes and the show fades to black, ending a decade worth of television.

Released: 2003

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