sale of Friends on disc and digital have "roughly tripled" after it left Netflix
Friends is most definitely one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, and while viewers had been glued to Netflix to see the show, it was unfortunately removed form at the end of 2019 and it's currently unavailable on any streaming platform as for right now. But as the popular saying goes, " when there's a will, there's a way"
and the way is, fans are turning to DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital releases to get their hands on the show, and that has caused a major increase in sales for the series.
Variety reported that the sale of Friends on disc and digital have "roughly tripled" since the show disappeared from Netflix. According to Rosemary Markson, senior vice president of TV marketing at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, it has been the "top-selling catalog-TV franchise in home entertainment" since the beginning of 2020.
The show's portal on the Warner Bros website is now directing potential customers towards stores where they can potentially buy the series, which debuted almost 26 years ago. Friends: The Complete Series on Blu-Ray sells for $115 on Amazon.
A Friends reunion, while not officially confirmed, is looking more and more likely, with an apparent budget of $20 million having been set to get the show's six stars back together.
2020 will be the final year that The Office will be available on Netflix, too. It will transition onto NBC's streaming platform, Peacock, in 2021.