Want to jump on the Korean Drama bandwagon but don’t know where to start? Check out these websites you can find Korean Dramas with subtitles and easy to use features!
TOP 1 Viu
Watch Korean dramas on Viu with absolutely no need of registering for an account or enduring countless ads just to watch one episode. All of the dramas come with full English subtitles, streaming is smooth and the interface is easy to navigate. What’s more, you get to watch new dramas as they are released as soon as 8 hours after Korea. Korean movies, Korean variety shows and even local drama series and Thai series are available. If you are unsure of what to watch, just pick one that interests you from the top 20 list.
Viu has recently offered Viu premium where users can pay a small fee for a range of added features to suit their needs, including unlimited downloads, all-access pass, priority viewing, full HD, TV access and unlimited viewing.
Link to website: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/
TOP 2 Netflix
Netflix needs no introduction. Apart from all the movies and series that it is famous for, it also carries an impressive collection of Korean dramas and movies in various categories such as romance, history, action and more. Watch the latest dramas such as Crash Landing on You, My Holo Love and Itaewon Class, or classic films such as Train to Busan, The Drug King and Steel Rain, all with complete English subtitles. Netflix is running a 30-day free trial now so hop on and enjoy!
Link to website: https://www.netflix.com/sg/
TOP 3 icdrama
icdrama may be the top site for Hong Kong dramas, but there is a quality selection of Korean dramas too, with most of the newest and hottest dramas on the site. The dramas are free to watch, but you would have to endure an ad before each episode. Those few seconds of ad is well worth your time as you will be able to enjoy smooth streaming with the choice of English or Chinese subtitles.
Link to website: http://www1.icdrama.to/
TOP 4 Viki
Viki is another reputable site to watch Asian dramas, movies, variety shows and more. Most of the dramas and movies are available to watch for free, but there is a need to disable your adblocker and watch an ad before the start of the clip. Catch up on the latest releases and must-watch dramas such as Hotel Del Luna, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Descendants of the Sun, and iconic series such as Running Man. There are also shows from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and many more, including Viki original series. Each listing is accompanied by the approval rating, which makes it easier to chose which drama to watch.
Link to website: https://www.viki.com/
TOP 5 NewAsianTV
Watch the hottest Korean dramas and movies on NewAsianTV without having to sign up for an account or watch a tonne of ads. The site has a number of dramas, movies and shows from different countries such as Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. Most of the latest dramas can be found here, but some may be in raw form (without subtitles) as it takes a while for subtitles to be added. The subtitle status of the dramas and movies are stated on the label to inform the users.
Link to website: https://wwv.newasiantv.tv/
TOP 6 KBS World on YouTube
The KBS World channel has a whopping 12.6 million subscribers on YouTube, which speaks volumes of its popularity. Korean dramas can be watched in a playlist and all of the dramas have English subtitles. Absolutely free and no ads to worry about (except YouTube ads) so you can watch in peace. On top of drama, the channel also serves as a portal for world news, music and entertainment videos, and popular Korean reality shows such as The Return of Superman series.
Link to website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5BMQOsAB8hKUyHu9KI6yig
TOP 7 hulu
hulu has a plethora of Asian and Western TV shows, dramas, movies and even their own productions. You can expect quality HD clips, smooth streaming and full subtitles. It is a paid site that works on subcription (somewhat like Netflix) but you could get the first month free trial if there are only a couple of movies of drama that you want to watch.
Link to website: https://www.hulu.com/welcome
TOP 8 DramaGo
DramaGo has an impressive collection of old dramas that are free to watch, together with some new ones. The interface is simple and plain but fully functional, with the extensive amount of Korean dramas sorted according to alphabetical order. The collection of Japanese dramas is also mindblowing. Taiwanese drama, Hong Kong drama and Mainland Chinese drama make up the rest of the profile along with movies, manga and variety shows such as Running Man, The Return of Superman and 2 Days & 1 Night. The main page has updates on which episodes of which dramas have been newly subbed.
Link to website: http://www.dramago.com/
TOP 9 AsianCrush
AsianCrush has a vast collection of Asian movies, dramas, and animes that you can stream for free. Browse titles according to categories such as Korean Dramas, Asian Horror Movies, Martial Arts Movies or Anime, or choose from the collections of latest movies, award-winning films, staff favourites etc. In addition, there are curated lists based on celebrities and also interviews with selected celebrities.
Link to website: https://www.asiancrush.com/
TOP 10 KissAsian
KissAsian has a diverse collection of dramas, movies, variety shows, cartoons and animes from different countries such as South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and Japan. However, they are not the latest shows, and you’ll need to do a simple verification and disable your Adblock to watch.
Link to website: https://kissasian.sh/
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