What are the best websites to watch Chinese dramas online?

Not everyone has time and ways to watch the latest and popular Chinese television drama on the screen. Yet, the following Chinese drama sites below will let you satisfy your cravings for Asian shows. Catch up on popular culture with these!

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    Free Trial

    #1Viki

    Viki

    Viki offers instant access to a full catalog of Chinese shows. Users can watch the latest Chinese television series for free or in HD for a monthly fee. 

    Websites

    $4.17- 1 month

    María Sandoval
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "Viki is one of the trusted sites when it comes to streaming drama online, I watched my favorite drama Love 020 here!!"
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    #2Vidfish

    Vidfish

    This free entertainment application lets users watch Chinese dramas, movies, and variety shows without ads. It provides multi-language subtitles for the contents that they offer. The app is available for Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Jane Campbell
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "If you are looking for a site for solely Chinese shows then this one is for you! They offer a 30-day free trial so maximize it ;)"
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    #3iQiyi PPS

    iQiyi PPS

    iQiyi PPS - TV Drama Movie Variety Video Online is a free application that offers Hong Kong, Chinese, Korean, and Taiwan dramas, TV, and variety show made available for Android users. It is offered by QIYI and has over 10,000,000 installs.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Xiang Feng
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "I was looking for a taiwanese drama eng sub when I stumbled upon this site... This is probably one of the best sites that you can use to watch dramas. Site is really neat and the navigation is really easy."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know the 2016 Chinese television drama Ode to Joy became the top urban-themed Chinese TV drama of all time? It is also one of China’s most popular domestic series overseas and has been screened in more than 10 countries from Asia to North America. However, when the show first started airing it only received a viewership rate of 0.49 percentage but soon climbed up to the top with a viewership rate of 1.92 percentage. The show has obtained more than 200 million views and still counting on YouTube surpassing Nirvana In Fire, which was the most popular Chinese show on the video streaming platform before. Additionally, it has been hailed as China’s counterpart to the American television shows Big Bang Theory and Friends. An article written on Chinese website mt.sohu.com, claimed the reason the show became popular was not only due to its high production quality but because it revealed the realistic portrayal of life and a window for the international community to know more about China.

Famous Sina Weibo microblogger Yule Ziben Lun stressed Ode to Joy breaks from the usual nature of recent Chinese TV dramas, especially South Korean shows which often feature a pure and kind-hearted Cinderella-like figure that earns the love of a handsome and wealthy man by the end of the series. It comes as modern Chinese shows have been gaining traction among Western viewers although Chinese TV has been long dominated by historical shows. Even some shows which received a lukewarm response in China have gotten a warm welcome overseas. This follows the exportation of Chinese TV series to more than 2,000 countries and regions. Huace CEO Zhao Yifang believes the growth of Chinese TV series in popularity will make an even greater contribution to the communication and exchange of cultures.

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    #4ViewAsian

    ViewAsian

    This website lets users watch dramas for free. It has a wide collection of Chinese dramas and movies. The website constantly updates the new episodes of the offered shows. 

    Websites

    Free

    Liu Lee
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Really glad I found ViewAsian now I'm always updated with the shows I watch. I also discover a lot of popular chinese tv shows here :D"
  2. 0
    Free Trial

    #5Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Joe Hawkins
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Really glad that Netflix is incorporating more Asian shows... I'm planning to take a vacation in china for 3 months and I want to understand their lifestyle so I'm binging Chinese dramas "
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    #6Fast Drama

    Fast Drama

    Fast Drama was formerly known as Kiss Drama. It is a website that provides Cantonese, Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese and Thai dramas for free. It also offers Asian movies. Users can watch without having to sign up for an account.

    Websites

    Free

    Linda Duan
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "I love that its free and it offers a lot of dramas, like a lot including Thai and Chinese dramas which sometimes are really hard to find (those with subs) Like this!!"
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    #7Viu

    Viu

    Viu is a streaming service that lets users watch and download various TV shows, music, and movies in HD quality. Most of the content being offered here are Korean dramas and movies, with more Asian content being added regularly.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    $5.98- FREE Download

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    #8360 TV

    360 TV

    360 TV is a website for watching Chinese dramas online owned by Qihoo 360. They offer shows in genres like historical, military, romance, and more. It also provides resource links which directs to other websites when a show is unavailable.

    Websites

    Free

    Melissa Bryant
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "NIce site! There are a lot of Chinese dramas available but its confusing at the start cause all I can see is Chinese characters. LOL"
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    #9Kankan TV

    Kankan TV

    Kankan TV is a video-on-demand service for streaming various Asian-made content like dramas, movies, and more. Among its collections are Korean and Chinese shows. It features genres like drama, historical, and comedy shows.

    Websites

    Free

    Lu Gong
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "This site is really updated and has a lot of shows! Streaming quality is also really good!"
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    #10PPTV

    PPTV

    This free online streaming and hosting platform offers different Chinese movies and dramas. It is available in Chinese language and dialects and is owned by Suning Holdings Group. 

    Websites

    Free

    Elizabeth Delgado
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "I like microblogging in my spare time and PPTV stuff really help me develop relevant content. Catching up to popular culture is SUPER important "
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    #11Sohu TV

    Sohu TV

    Sohu TV is a website that operates as an online TV station to provide point-to-point video services that started in 2006. It was founded by Charles Zhang and Carol Yu. The platform offers dramas, reality TV shows, as well as other genres.

    Websites

    Free

    Rebecca Ross
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "Just like PPTV not only dramas but you can also see random videos of celebrities like Blackpink here, I enjoy browsing this site."
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    #12Baidu TV

    Baidu TV

    Baidu TV is an online streaming website for watching Chinese dramas, other popular television shows, and movies. This website is attached to China's largest search engine Baidu. 

    Websites

    Free

    Guillermina Solís
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Helpful when I was trying to learn Mandarin and was trying to expose myself to their culture 👌"
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    #13NewAsianTV

    NewAsianTV

    Various Asian dramas like Chinese, Taiwanese and more can be watched online on the platform for free and without registration. It also offers movies dating back from 2014.

    Websites

    Free

    Cheryl Woods
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "It does not only caters chinese drama but also korean as wll, the site is nice perfect for watching asian drama online."
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    #14KissAsian

    KissAsian

    The latest and previous Chinese dramas and movies with English subtitles and in high quality can be watched on this streaming platform. KissAsian provides free solutions for users who want to watch Asian dramas online.

    Websites

    Free

    Sandra Ortega
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "This is the site that I use to watch asian drama online, the site is easy to navigate and there are no lag at all. All the shows that my favorite mandarin microbloggers love are here as well :)"
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    #15QQ TV

    QQ TV

    QQ TV is a Chinese video streaming website owned by Tencent where television shows can be found. It supports online VOD also known as Video on Demand. It also has television broadcast and provides list management and video volume amplification.

    Websites

    Free

    Zhao Gong
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "YO THE BEST SITE FOR ALL THE CHINESE CONTENT THAT YOU WANT!!!! Love this site!!!!"
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    #16DramaFever

    DramaFever

    DramaFever is an on-demand video streaming website owned by Warner Bros. in which you can watch the best classic and latest Korean, Chinese and Japanese shows and movies that are translated in your language.

    Websites
    Alice Wan
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "REALLY SAD THAT THIS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. This is my go-to site whenever I want to watch drama online, so sad that they have to close after nine years."

Summary

Best What are the best websites to watch Chinese dramas online
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VikiWebsites 6 Paid
2VidfishApps 3 Free
3iQiyi PPSApps 2 Free
4ViewAsianWebsites 1 Free
5NetflixStreaming Services 0 Paid
6Fast DramaWebsites 0 Free
7ViuApps 0 Paid
8360 TVWebsites 0 Free
9Kankan TVWebsites 0 Free
10PPTVWebsites 0 Free
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