On May 27 at 12:00 AM PT on HBO Max, the eagerly awaited Friends: The Reunion special will air. Similar to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, HBO Max is still only available in the United States, so you cannot watch the HBO Max special in India. Many Friends fans have been unsure whether they can watch Friends: The Reunion in India due to this restriction. Where can people view the special, if yes? There is good news for all Friends fans across the nation, though. The Friends Reunion special can be legally streamed in India. We’ll outline where and when you can watch Friends: The Reunion in India in this article.
Watch Friends: The Reunion in India
In this article, we have covered the streaming service you can use to watch Friends: The Reunion as well as the subscription cost, release date, and other pertinent information. To jump right to the information you want to read about, expand the table below:
Where to Watch Friends: The Reunion in India?
Friends: The Reunion was expected to air on Hotstar or Netflix in India by many of its fans. But the information that may surprise many is that India’s own OTT platform Zee5 has obtained exclusive streaming rights for Friends Reunion. On Sunday evening, Zee5 announced the news on Twitter. You can see the announcement tweet below.
#FriendsReunionOnZEE5 Could we BE more excited?#StayTuned
Buy the premium subscription for Rs. 499 & watch Friends: The Reunion exclusively on #ZEE5 pic.twitter.com/DGm2Li5DFT
ZEE5 (@ZEE5India) May 23, 2021
Friends: The Reunion: India Release Date and Time
The precise release date of the reunion special in India has not yet been announced by Zee5. In a perfect world, Zee5 would release Friends: The Reunion for streaming at the same time as HBO Max. Calculating the time, May 27 at 12:00 AM PT is equivalent to 12:30 PM IST. However, there s a possibility that the special sIndia release might get pushed to early June.
In an official tweet, Zee5 has confirmed at what time you will be able to watch Friends Reunion in India. The tweet s caption reads,The one where everyone finds out that they can watch#FriendsReunionOnZee5along with the rest of the world! Zee5 has further added thatFriends Reunion will be available to stream from 12:32 PM IST onwards in India. Check out the official tweet right here:
The one where everyone finds out that they can watch #FriendsReunionOnZee5 along with the rest of the world!
Buy your ZEE5 premium subscription for Rs 499 to be able to watch #FriendsReunion, do it now to avoid the last-minute rush!https://t.co/2475uPAIUF pic.twitter.com/JChbugR9IW
ZEE5 (@ZEE5India) May 25, 2021
In a country like India, where the original FriendsTV seriescontinues to secure its position in Netflix s top 10 list years after the initial release, Zee5 is looking to attract new users by releasing Friends: The Reunion at the same time as HBO Max.
Friends: The Reunion: Price in India
Now that we know Zee5 will bring Friends: The Reunion to India, you might wonder how much will you have to pay to watch the special. And before you ask, this release is not a part of Zee spay-per-view ZeePlex service.
You canwatch Friends: The Reunion in India via Zee5 Premium s Rs. 499 annual subscription. If you are already a subscriber, you can watch the special at no additional cost. With Zee5 Premium, you get access to over 4500 movies and 200 web series. It is worth pointing outZee5 Premium lets you watch on 3 screens at the same time.
And if you are a Vi (Vodafone Idea) subscriber, you can get Zee5 Premium for free on Rs. 355, Rs. 405, Rs. 595, Rs.795, Rs.1197, and Rs. 2399 recharge packs. So yes, there s your ticket to watch Friends: The Reunion for free in India.
Friends: The Reunion: What to Expect
Friends: The Reunion is unscripted and features recreations of iconic sets from the 1994 NBC sitcom. As you would expect, you will see Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), Matthew Perry (Chandler), and David Schwimmer (Ross) in the special. Until then, if you haven t watched the trailer, watch it right here:
Apart from the characters you know and love, Friends: The Reunion will feature many celebrity guest appearances. This includes David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Larry Hankin, Kit Harington, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Mindy Kaling, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon, and Malala Yousafzai.
We’re going to need a bigger couch. Catch these special guest appearances in the #FriendsReunion streaming May 27 on HBO Max. pic.twitter.com/1VVYCdtpqv
HBO Max (@hbomax) May 13, 2021
Watch All Friends Seasons in India
If you are hearing about Friends sitcom for the first time and are wondering what the buzz is all about, you might want to watch the show to catch up. Fortunately, you can watch all 10 seasons of Friends on Netflix. Netflix India s monthly subscription starts at Rs. 199 and goes up to Rs. 799 for the premium plan.
WatchFriends Season 1 10 (Netflix)
Stream Friends: The Reunion Online in India
So, that s all you need to know about how to watch Friends: The Reunion in India. Zee5 is an interesting choice as most Friends fans would have expected the special to stream on Netflix. Will this help boost the adoption of Zee5 in the country? That s something we will have to wait and find out. Regardless of the platform, are you excited to watch Friends: The Reunion? Let us know in the comments section below.