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Sorry, Friends won’t be coming to Apple TV+ any time soon


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Were you hoping for Friends on Apple TV+? According to Tim Cook, you’re out of luck.

During Wednesday’s shareholder meeting, an investor asked Cook why Apple hadn’t bought the streaming rights to the popular sitcom and its forthcoming special. Cook’s answer not only squashed hope of this happening in the immediate future, it also underlined his vision for Apple TV+.

A big Friends reunion will help HBO Max fight Apple TV+


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HBO Max is on its way to take on the likes of Apple TV+, Netflix, and Amazon Prime — and it’s going to come out fighting. A new report reveals the service is close to securing a big Friends reunion.

Yes, the return we’ve all been waiting for, but never really believed would happen, is close. It is said to be an hour-long special that will feature all six stars from the hit show.

It won’t exactly be the Friends reunion you’ve been dreaming of, however.

Netflix tests ‘Random Episode’ button for finding what to watch


75% of Netflix users have no plans to jump ship to Apple TV+ (right away)
75% of Netflix users have no plans to jump ship to Apple TV+ (right away)
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Figuring out what to watch from Netflix’s massive catalog of shows might soon be as easy as tapping one button.

Netflix is currently testing two new tweaks that give users the ability to watch a popular episode from a TV series of their choosing as well as the option to play a random episode once you’ve finished the last one.

Apple Music adds new Friends Mix playlist


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You don’t want to be that guy who’s never heard the track all your friends are raving about. But if you use Apple Music, you don’t have to be.

The new “Friends Mix” playlist makes it easy to enjoy the songs your friends can’t get enough of. It’s updated every week, and you can enjoy it now across all devices.

Snapchat finally fixes its messy Stories feed for some users


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Your latest Stories are easy to find again.
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Snapchat has finally begun reviving its chronological Stories feed, fixing the mess that was introduced with its most recent visual revamp.

Some users now have a new “Stories” section in their Friends tab, which filters out those who haven’t posted anything in over 24 hours.

Snapchat promises changes after fierce backlash


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Snapchat has promised to make changes to its app after a Change.org petition attracted more than 1.2 million signatures from disgruntled users.

Snap has endured growing backlash from fans following a controversial redesign, with many calling for the company to revert to its old user interface. Now the company says it is planning adjustments to the Friends and Discover sections.

Instagram might finally get a ‘regram’ button


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Currating your feed is about to get even easier.
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Reposting your favorite photos on Instagram is about to get a lot easier if a new feature that’s currently in testing makes it out to the public.

Instagram appears to be testing a button that allows users to “regram” button that allows users to share posts to their timeline. There’s no guarantee when the feature will make it out to the public, but it if it does, it could finally mean the end of horrible third-party reposting apps.

Jennifer Aniston says iPhone would have ruined Friends


Rachel and the iPhone are on a break.
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From 1994 until 2004, the sitcom Friends was a pop culture phenomenon. But according to Rachel Green actress Jennifer Aniston one thing would stop the show from working today: the iPhone.

“If Friends was created today, you would have a coffee shop full of people that were just staring into iPhones,” Aniston told Arianna Huffington on Wednesday’s episode of iHeartRadio’s Thrive Global Podcast. “There would be no actual episodes or conversations.”

Being there for you when the rain starts to pour? Apparently there’s no app for that.