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Where Can You Watch Korean Dramas Legally?

BY Staff Reporter | Aug 14, 2019 01:15 PM EDT

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We researched alternatives that are free, safe, and very affordable for your budget. We don't need to worry about not being updated on our favorite shows. We prepared this list just for you. Happy K-drama watching!

  1. Viu

This is a free Hong Kong-based streaming service. It offers Korean movies, variety shows, and other movies. You can also choose movies from other Asian countries like Japan and Hong Kong. Start binge-watching K-dramas for free, while some are only available through the premium feature. Viu is now available in the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa.

K-Drama Suggestions: Encounter, Hotel Del Luna, My ID Is Gangnam Beauty, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, and Are You Human? 

2. Netflix

Netflix is a very affordable streaming service that offers Western TV shows and movies. It also has a wide selection of Korean dramas from the year 2000 up to this date. You have to pay for the monthly fees but we know our K-drama idols are worth it. It is available worldwide except for countries like China, Syria, North Korea, Iran, and Crimea.

K-Drama Suggestions: My First First Love, Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung, Arthdal Chronicles, She Was Pretty, Descendants Of The Sun, and Doctors


HOOQ is a Singaporean-based streaming platform with a wide selection of Filipino films, and Korean dramas. Though Korean content is just a pretty small collection in this site, they have Tagalized versions.  We hope they can add more K-dramas in the future. K-Drama Suggestions: Full House, Jewel In The Palace, and the PH adaptation of My Love From The Star. 

4. Iflix

The Iflix has a "K-flix", wherein you can view Korean dramas and South Korean movies. It has free and premium content. You can access more shows by paying an affordable price. The Iflix gained a total of 25 million subscribers as of March 2019.

K-Drama Suggestions: What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?, Descendants Of The Sun, Clean With Passion For Now, My ID Is Gangnam Beauty, and Sky Castle 

5. Viki 

Viki is one of the most popular streaming services which is based in San Mateo, California. The name Viki came from the word video and wiki. It focuses on Asian content and it is mostly free. There is no need to pay a lot of money, just visit Viki's site or mobile app.

K-Drama Suggestions: Heartstrings, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Dramaworld, and Full House Take 2.

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