The highly-anticipated Friends: The Reunion special is all set for release on May 27 at 12:00 AM PT on HBO Max. Much like Zack Snyder’s Justice League, you cannot watch the special on HBO Max in India as the streaming service is still available only in the United States. Due to this limitation, many Friends fans have been wondering whether they can watch Friends: The Reunion in India or not. If yes, where can they watch the special? Well, there is good news for all Friends fans in the country. You can legally stream the Friends Reunion special in India. In this article, we will show when and where you can watch Friends: The Reunion in India.
Watch Friends: The Reunion in India
We have not only included the streaming platform you can use to watch Friends: The Reunion but also detailed the subscription price, launch date, and more in this article. You can expand the table below to jump directly to the information you want to read about:
Where to Watch Friends: The Reunion in India?
Many Indian fans were expecting Friends: The Reunion to come on Hotstar or Netflix in the country. But the news that might come as a surprise to many, homegrown OTT platform Zee5 has secured exclusive streaming rights for Friends Reunion in India. Zee5 took to Twitter to share the news Sunday evening, and you can check out the announcement tweet below:
— ZEE5 (@ZEE5India) May 23, 2021
Friends: The Reunion: India Release Date and Time
Zee5 has not shared the exact release date of the reunion special in India. In an ideal world, Zee5 should make Friends: The Reunion available to stream at the same time when it goes live on HBO Max. Doing the math, 12:00 AM PT translates to 12:30 PM IST of May 27.
However, there’s a possibility that the special’s India 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 #FriendsReunionOnZee5 along with the rest of the world!” Zee5 has further added that Friends 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!
— ZEE5 (@ZEE5India) May 25, 2021
In a country like India, where the original Friends TV series continues 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’s pay-per-view ZeePlex service.
You can watch 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 out Zee5 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.
— 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.
Watch Friends 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.