From K-dramas and C-dramas to Filipino and Thai BLs and anime, there’s really no denying that Asian content is taking the world by storm. And if you’re one of those who loves exploring all kinds of content from all genres, one question you’d probably be asking is where to ~legally~ stream these titles.
In this list, we’re giving you a rundown of 7 streaming sites available here in the Philippines right now. We’re also giving you everything you need to know about each service — from the subscription plans to some of the must-watch titles in it.
Check it out below:
Netflix is undoubtedly one of the biggest players when it comes to giving us all kinds of content. They have a wide selection of licensed Asian dramas and movies, so you’d definitely have something new to watch (or rewatch) every time. What sets them apart from other services is that they also produce original dramas and movies, which you can exclusively watch on the site/app.
Must-Watch Titles: Kingdom, Space Sweepers, Sweet Home, Crash Landing On You, The Girl From Nowhere, Haikyuu!, My Hero Academia, Bungo Stray Dogs, The Untamed, 2gether: The Series, Gameboys, Gaya sa Pelikula
- Mobile Plan: P149/month
- Basic Plan (1 screen): P369/month
- Standard Plan (2 screens): P459/month
- Premium Plan (4 screens): P549/month
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Another popular website when it comes to Asian content, Viu is your go-to for Korean dramas and movies. Aside from scripted content, they also have a large catalog of Korean variety shows, so if you’re one who wants an easy but hilarious watch, a membership or subscription to this site will be a treat.
The site also carries a good number of Japanese and Chinese dramas, as well as anime series, perfect if you’re exploring other kinds of Asian content.
Must-Watch Titles: The Penthouse, Mouse, Mr. Queen, True Beauty, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Running Man, Mother, 2 Days 1 Night, All the Butlers, Youn’s Stay, Miss Granny, Parasite, Attack on Titan, One Punch Man
- Basic Plan: FREE, but you’ll have to wait for a few days before you can watch the latest episodes of dramas and K-variety shows
- Premium Plan: P129/month, with access to movies and the latest episodes of titles
For content from Korea, Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, and Thailand, you can check out Rakuten Viki. It’s perfect for both beginners and ultimate drama fans as it has popular titles, from the classic to the more recent ones. One thing that sets this streaming service apart from other sites, though, is that subtitles are usually done by a volunteering subtitling team, so you might have to wait a few hours before you can watch the latest episodes with subtitles.
P.S. Just like Netflix, Viki has a Watch Party feature that lets members watch the same title at the same time.
Must-Watch Titles: The Penthouse, Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo, Empress Ki, I’ll Go To You When the Weather is Nice, When Your Eyes Linger, Life: Love on the Line, Love Unexpected, Go Go Squid, Kakafukaka
- FREE membership, with ads and limited access to shows and movies
- VikiPass Basic: P49/month or P509/year, for HD-quality streaming and no ads
- VikiPass Standard: P249/month or P2490/year, gives members access to “STANDARD” content, first access to Viki Exclusives and Viki Originals
Another site that has been getting attention from anime and drama fans is iQIYI. Most of its titles are Chinese and Korean dramas, but it also has its fair share of anime series, tvN movies, and Chinese variety shows. Just like Viu and Viki, membership is free, but you might want to pay for a subscription if you want to watch their content instantly and with no ads.
Must-Watch Titles: Attack On Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, Mouse, She Would Never Know. Dating in the Kitchen, Love Revolution, Youth Revolution, A Girl Like Me, One Piece, Tale of the Nine-Tailed, The Spies Who Loved Me
- Free, but with ads and limited access to content
- Standard Subscription (2 screens, Blu-Ray 1080P viewing, advanced viewing, and access to VIP content)
- P99/month (Promo Price P29.99)
- Premium Monthly Subscription (4 screens, Blu-Ray 1080P viewing, advanced viewing, access to VIP content)
- P349.00/month (Promo Price: P249)
iflix is another website which you can check out for a good selection of Asian content. Although most of the titles available are Filipino films, they still do have quite a number of anime series, Thai and Chinese dramas that are worth watching. They even have a “k-flix” section that would satisfy the K-drama lovers in all of us.
Membership is free, but note that it means you might have to watch a few ads while streaming a title.
Must-Watch Titles: Suspicious Partner, The Heirs, The World of the Married, Miracle in Cell No. 7 (Filipino adaptation), Ben x Jim, My Little Happiness, Duoluo Continent, Love by Chance, Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer
Subscription Plan: P129/month
Just like iflix, WeTV is also where you can watch not only Filipino films and series, but also Chinese, Thai, and Korean dramas. The streaming service also has a catalog of anime series, variety shows, and even “WeTV Only” titles which you won’t be able to stream anywhere.
Must-Watch Titles: Lovely Writer, Go Go Squid, Duoluo Continent, Unrequited Love, My Little Happiness, A Girl Like Me, Legend of Fei, Youth With You, Produce 101, Attack on Titan, The Founder of Diabolism
- Monthly Subscription: P59
- Quarterly Subscription: P159
- Annual Subscription: P599
Yup, KBS World TV actually uploads some of their dramas on their official YouTube page. It’s also free, so the only thing you would have to deal with on your binge-watching sessions is the ads that pop up every now and then.
Must-Watch Titles: Full House, My Father is Strange, The Promise, You Are My Destiny, Bigman, Lovers in Bloom, Pinocchio’s Nose, Love to the End
- YouTube Premium: P159/month
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