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. So koreatechdesk.com has listed three of popular websites where you can watch uninterrupted K-drama for free and with English subtitles.
Viki is the service owned by a Japanese company Rakuten. It 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 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.