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We can’t deny that at some point of our fangirling life, we’ve relied on some of the illegal sites to watch our favorite dramas. However, supporting those type of websites won’t help our oppas and unnies earn the recognition they deserve as watching from those platforms won’t help them earn viewership ratings.
In case you wanna go legal in streaming different Asian shows, here are 7 streaming platforms that you can check or subscribe to to have an enjoyable binge-watching experience. Don’t worry, they all provide English subtitles!
Viu provides the latest Korean and other Asian related shows available for streaming. It is accessible in the Web and available for download for both Android and Apple devices. You can watch shows available in their site for free!
Viu Premium Perks: HD to UHD Streaming, No Ads, and Early Access to Updated Shows and Movies
Subscription Plan: Php25*/ for the first three months for new users, Php129/monthly.
Viu must watch: The World of Married Couple, Sky Castle, Mr. Queen, The Devil Judge
Aside from the different American and European Series, Netflix now offers variety of content especially Asian programs. Netflix is a subscription-only platform that gives their viewers an outstanding watching experience!
Netflix Perks: Wide options of different shows from all around the world. You can connect your account to different streaming platforms as long as Netflix caters it! You’ll have straight access from the different Netflix Originals shows.
Subscription Plans: Php149/monthly for Mobile Phones. Php369 for Basic Plan, can connect to numerous devices but you can watch for 1 screen at a time. Php469 for Standard Plan, same with the Basic Plan, it can connect to numerous devices but you can watch 2 screens at the same time. Php549 for the Premium Plan for UHD Streaming and you can watch from 4 screens at the same time.
Netflix must watch: The King: Eternal Monarch, Kingdom 1 & 2, When the Camellia Blooms, Something in the Rain, Vincenzo, Law School, Nevertheless, Hospital Playlist
iQiyi is the perfect streaming platform if you are in to Korean and Chinese shows. The platform is also accessible in in the web but can be downloaded in both App Store and Playstore. You can watch some of the programs for free!
iQiyi VIP Perks: Early access to updated ongoing shows, HD streaming, Advance viewing and access to Blockbuster titles
Subscription Plans: Php15 promo for the first month and succeeding Php129 for the Standard VIP Plan. Pay Php249/monthly for the Premium VIP Plan.
iQiyi must watch: Backstreet Rookie, Dinner Mate, My Love from the Star, My Alien Girlfriend, Jirisan, Yumi’s Cells
Rakuten Viki is the ideal platform for anyone who’s looking for any Asian related content. From Korean to Japanese shows, viewers can enjoy a wide variety of content to choose from. They also offer shows with free streaming in their site!
Viki Pass Holder Perks: Access to Viki Exclusives and Original Shows and Contents, HD Streaming with No Ads.
Subscription Plans: You can pay Php50 ($0.99)/monthly for the Standard Viki Pass with delayed access in new shows. The Premium Viki Pass is billed for Php259 ($4.99)/monthly with access to the movies and early access to the shows. Viki Pass subscriber can also pay the bill annually for Php550($9.99) to Standard Access and Php 2,750 ($49.99) for Premium Access.
** USD to PHP $1 = PHP 50 (exchange rate as of writing)
Viki must watch: My ID is Gangnam Beauty, Clean with Passion for Now, Rooftop Prince, The Legends, All I Want Is You
iFlix offers a wide variety of shows for Filipino viewers from Philippine, American and Korean titles. iFlix also offers a lot of programs to be watched for free! Viewers can stream in the Web or their Android and Apple devices.
iFlix Premium Perks: HD Streaming, No Ads, wide variety of titles and iFlix exclusive contents
Subscription Plans: Php129/monthly and Php99/monthly as an additional subscription for PLDT, Smart, and Sun subscribers.
iFlix must watch: When the Weather is Fine, Beauty Inside, The Third Charm, Rich Man, 18 Again
WeTV is the overseas brand of Tencent Video. It is a perfect alternative for anyone who’s looking for streaming platforms to watch different Asian shows for free and legally! WeTV is also downloadable for Apple and Android Devices and can be viewed in the Web.
WeTV VIP Perks: Access contents exclusive to WeTV only, Early access to contents, You can stream with 2 devices at the same time
Subscription Plans: Php 59/monthly, Php 159/quarterly, and Php599/annually.
WeTV must watch: My Girlfriend, Produce 101, Let Go of My Baby, The Love of Hypnotic, Pretty Man
Yes bes! Youtube also offers free streaming for some of the selected Asian shows. For Korean programs, KBS World Youtube Channel usually uploads their past programs that can be accessible for free. Youtube recently launched their Premium and Family Plans for the Youtube Originals contents.
Youtube Premium Perks: No ads, Background play, Downloadable videos and comes with Youtube Music and Youtube Kids.
Subscription Plan: Php159/monthly for single user and Php239 for family plan for up to 6 accounts.
Youtube must watch: 2 Days 1 Night, The Return of Superman, Hi! School – Love On, After the Rain
We hope that this list is a big help for you and your binge-watching experience!
Happy viewing, bes!