Where To Watch Korean Dramas Online

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Today I’m going to talk about my top five places to watch Korean dramas online. I watch all my shows– Korean or not, online since I don’t have (and don’t want) a TV. I’ll also let you know why I’ve chosen these sites as the best by taking a look at everything from their ads to their video and subtitle quality to their selection.


Where To Watch Korean Dramas Online

1. MyAsianTV

This is a new site for me but it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites!

Ads

There are NO ads.

Video and Subtitle Quality

Videos can be watched in 720p or 360p. Here’s the kicker: Unlike with Viki, 720p actually works. There is little to no buffering, which makes for great video AND subtitle quality.

Selection

You can find almost every current and classic KDrama here!

2. SoompiTV

This is a new site that I discovered today through Crunchyroll, which came in second third place on this list.

Ads

Choose minimal ads, or choose no ads with a free 60 day premium trial and $6.95/mo subscription after the trial ends.

Video and Subtitle Quality

Every video is in HD quality– it’s the only option. Now they’re offering 1080p(!), 720p, 576p, 480p, and 360p. There’s NO buffering, and best of all the English subtitles are the highest quality out there. No more scratching your head in confusion after reading these translations!

Selection

Unfortunately, they’re the new kids on the block, so they don’t have as wide of a selection of KDramas as other sites. Okay, the selection is GREAT, and it’s growing everyday! Perfect, especially if you want to watch dramas that are airing this year– not anymore now that’s it’s 2015. 🙁

3. Crunchyroll

I watch all of my anime on Crunchyroll— yes, I love All Things Asian. Lately, I’ve noticed that they’ve expanded their KDrama section as well, which is great!

Ads

Choose minimal ads, or choose no ads with a free two week premium trial and $6.95/month subscription after the trial ends.

Video and Subtitle Quality

With premium membership, you get access to watch your videos in 720P. Otherwise, watch in 420P or SD. The subtitles are also high quality, and again– no buffering.

Selection

The selection here is similar to that on SoompiTV– minus all the new releases. If you don’t watch anime, then just subscribe to SoompiTV.

4. Viki

I love Viki, but lately I’ve been having problems with their video and subtitle quality, but the selection is still great.

Ads

Choose frequent ads, or choose no ads with the Viki pass— 7 day free trial, $3.99/month.

Video and Subtitle Quality

 Sure, there’s great quality, but as soon as I go up to 720P the buffering begins… and doesn’t stop. Watching in 420P is fine, but then again the actual video quality can be bad. The videos themselves are just lower quality for some reason. Nevertheless, the subtitles can be spot-on sometimes. It all depends on the volunteer translators.

Selection

GREAT selection!

5. Dramafever

Why is Dramafever last (but definitely NOT least)? Well, I have problems with the video player and occasionally, the subtitle quality.

Ads

Choose SUPER frequent ads, or choose no ads with premium membership– 7 day free trial, $9.99/month.

Video and Subtitle Quality

The videos are in HD I think? The little HD button is confusing. I can’t tell when it’s on or off, or if it’s even working. A lot of buffering, but not as much as before. The subtitle quality is good but not great sometimes. If you prefer to watch with Spanish or Portuguese subtitles, then it is a great option for you!

Selection

BEST selection, which is probably why the membership price is so high. They even have Korean variety shows, Korean movies, and more from all around the world. Viki.com also has an incredible selection of shows from around the world, though.


So, where do you watch your KDramas?

I also like watching on Netflix (TV) when I go home– when it’s NOT buffering like crazy because our internet is slow….