We know the struggle of encountering lots of ads and disturbances while watching your favorite Kdrama. This is the effect of depending on illegal streaming sites. But it does not always have to be like that!
Here we have gathered free and affordable streaming sites where you can watch your beloved Kdramas. All these websites and platforms provide English subtitles for easy and comfortable viewing so you don't have to worry about not understanding the Korean language, in general.
Yes! The global and most popular streaming site where almost all your must-watch Kdramas and variety shows are available for online viewing. Netflix has a wide selection of Korean content in its library. You will probably be shocked to see series dated back to the 2000s but that's what makes Netflix a good place to binge-watch Kdramas.
Some of the famous Kdramas you can watch on Netflix are Vincenzo and Itaewon Class. The blockbuster Korean zombie series Kingdom and Kingdom: Ashin of the North can also be streamed on Netflix.
Subscribing to Netflix costs at least $9 for its basic subscription plan. While an approximate $14 per month costs the standard subscription plan and $18 for the premium.
Many might have been familiar with this streaming platform. Viu is a Hong Kong-based over-the-top video streaming service that houses films mostly from Asian countries.
You can view your desired Kdrama and Korean variety shows through Viu for free but with casual ads. If you want to enjoy a continuous binge-watching moment without any interruptions, the premium feature will cost a couple of dollars depending on your location. Subscribing to Viu's premium feature will also give you early access to English-subtitled content.
Some of the many Viu Originals Kdramas include Lovers of the Red Sky and River Where The Moon Rises.
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Viki is a popular streaming platform based in California. The website houses mainly Asian content such as dramas and variety shows from South Korea, China, and Thailand.
Streaming in Viki is free but if you want to have access to a lot more videos on the site, the paid subscription would cost approximately $9 per month. Kdramas such as the Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo starred Descendants of the Sun and Coffee Prince can be streamed online through Viki.
iQIYI is a streaming service that provides in-demand Asian entertainment content to its international viewers. The website houses mostly Korean and Chinese dramas, movies, and variety shows. iQIYI also has anime and some other content from Asian countries.
Watching Kdramas available in iQIYI is free but if you want to skip the ads, there is a VIP subscription that costs at least $6 monthly.
The survival show Youth With You, where BLACKPINK Lisa is a judge and trainer, is available for online streaming through iQIYI.
The streaming platform iflix has its own "K-flix" section where Korean dramas, variety shows, and movies are available for online viewing. Watching through iflix is free and if you want to have exclusive access to more shows and content, the subscription is very affordable as it lies down to approximately $3 monthly.
Naver TV is an online video streaming service based in South Korea. All exclusive Naver Kdramas and content can be accessed through Naver TV. However, it might be difficult to stream comfortably as not all content has English subtitles provided.
Blue Birthday, where Red Velvet Yeri and PENTAGON Hongseok are starring, is available for online streaming on Naver TV.