Korean dramas and movies are becoming quite popular among world audiences for its simplicity and entertainment value. The Korean entertainment industry has taken the world by what is called ‘Hallyu’ in Korean, meaning a Korean wave. It is not just the Asians, the love for Korean dramas has spread across the American continent as well. Korean dramas are now available to watch for on international websites like Netflix, Prime, Hulu, etc. But there are some very popular sites for Korean drama from South Korea.
Koreatechdesk.com has listed three of popular Korean websites where you can watch uninterrupted popular K-drama and movies for free and with English subtitles.
Viki s the service owned by a Japanese company Rakuten. It is a website for Korean drama that offers over 1,100 K-dramas and Korean variety shows, including popular ones “Boys Over Flowers,” “Suspicious Partner,” “My Love From the Star,” “Descendants of the Sun,” “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon,” “Pinocchio,” “Fated to Love You,” “To the Beautiful You,” “The Great Doctor,” “The Legend of the Blue Sea,” “She Was Pretty,” “Oh My Venus” and “While You Were Sleeping.”
Titles on Viki drama are available to watch free with ads; Viki’s ad-free, HD service costs $34.99 annually; Viki Pass Plus, which includes access to Kocowa’s programming, is $99.99 per year.
Viki has over 40 million fans globally through its platforms Soompi, an English-language news site for K-pop and Korean entertainment, and Viki, which uses a crowdsourced subtitling model with content translated into over 200 languages.
Kocowa, which was launched a year ago, is a joint venture of Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS. The Kocowa service streams popular Korean television programs on-demand in the U.S. delivered five hours after airing in Korea. To date, it has attracted 500,000 users, including for ad-supported VOD content. Kocowa’s lineup of Korean shows includes exclusive U.S. distribution of spy rom-com “My Secret, Terrius,” which previously was available on the popular DramaFever, which has shut down now. Other series include “Matrimonial Chase,” “My Healing Love,” “Where Stars Land,” “Should We Kiss First,” “Heart Surgeons” and “My Only One.”
Ad-free access to Kocowa is available for 99 cents per day, $6.99 monthly or $69.99 per year, besides the bundle offered by Viki. Besides scripted shows, Kocowa also features popular Korean variety programs, including “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth,” “Wok of Love,” “Star Show 360” and “Running Man.”
3) On Demand Korea
OnDemandKorea is a fully dedicated service offering the most recent and popular Korean dramas, movies, variety programs, etc., to those in North/South America. OnDemandKorea has the newest Korean shows and movies, and a huge catalog of popular content from years past. All programs on the platform are updated within hours after they are aired in Korea so you can stay up to date with the latest in Korean programming. All contents are free (excludes certain Plus, Premium, Pay-Per-View contents). The ODK is accessible through a wide variety of devices such as your Computer, Mobile Device (Android, iOS), Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.
Some more K-Drama entertainment can be watched on these international sites as well that are getting quite popular:
Apropos to its name, Asiancrush provides many Asian dramas and movies to watch. What makes Asiancrush a highly recommended website is the number of filters offered to help find the latest recommendation by the movie genre. Some of its most popular dramas are “My Sassy Girl,” “Bad Guy,” “Minyeo-neun goerowo,” “Namgeuk-ilgi,” “Oasis,” “Death Note: The Last Game,” among others. AsianCrush distributes the best of Asian entertainment media to a global audience, and its content is distributed across North America on the leading cable, satellite, telco, broadband, and mobile Video-On-Demand (VOD) systems. AsianCrush is a sub-division of Digital Media Rights.
It is perhaps the most prominent international platform for movies. One gets a free trial for 30 days to watch anything from this website, after which it becomes a paid service. You can stream any drama, movie, or variety show through this website. It has a limited, yet the high-quality selection of authentic Korean drama such as “Something in the Rain,” “A Korean Odyssey,” “Romance is a Bonus Book,” “My First First Love,” “Black,” “Hello, My Twenties!”, Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung “, “Cinderella and the Four Knights,” to name a few. The most popular and recent one is “Crash Landing on You” – an odd romance between North Korean and South Korean pair. What makes Netflix a joy to watch is its break-free, commercial-free service that can dampen the excitement.
This international content platform caters some popular K-Drama series for international audiences. You can watch K-Drama on any device with Hulu – a mobile, smart TV or your laptop. You have convenient viewing option with selecting subtitles as you wish. The entertainment portal has good collection of K-Drama that you can binge watch while under stay at home orders. Some K-Drama popular series on Hulu are ‘Boys over Flowers’, ‘Oh My Venus’, ‘While you were sleeping’, ‘Descendents of the Sun’, etc. So enjoy some K-Drama and K-entertainment while you spend more time indoors.