• WarnerMedia officially names its upcoming streaming service HBO Max. 1 / 6

    HBO Max Logo Vertical
  • And while the name calls to mind the company's most popular asset, the news that Friends will be exclusive to the service may be even bigger. 2 / 6

    NBC's Friends cast photo
  • That's yet another blow to Netflix's dominance, as news of Friends leaving the service comes on the heels of The Office doing the same. 3 / 6

  • That puts HBO Max in a unique position to compete with all the existing streaming services, as well as Apple TV+ and Disney+. 4 / 6

  • It's another big move in the streaming wars, as original series may not be as big a draw as familiar sitcoms that remain incredibly popular. 5 / 6

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