Chinese Films & Dramas ❥
Sources w/ English Subtitles
These channels offer Chinese films, dramas and TV shows.
Beginner? Use the channel’s search box to search “Eng.”
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Caravan中文剧场 – over 606k subscribers
CCTV中国中央电视台 – over 799k subscribers
湖南卫视芒果TV官方频道 China HunanTV Official Channel – over 3.6 million subscribers
Chinese Huace & TV Official – over 700k subscribers
CN Drama – over 233k subscribers. Most uploads have English subtitles.
Croton Mega Hit – over 1.4 million subscribers
HLBN Entertainment and HLBN – over 43k subscribers
乐视视频官方频道 Letv Official Channel – over 1.2 million subscribers
芒果青春剧场 MGTV Drama Channel – over 975k subscribers
Tencent Video – over 3 million subscribers
Youku – over 1 million subscribers
YoYo Television Series Exclusive – over 1.7 million subscribers
Cost: Requires annual membership, but you also get free 2-day shipping on most Amazon purchases.
About: Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Amazon Prime has a vast collection of Hollywood movies and American television shows.
Not everyone may know, however, that Amazon has been very aggressive in building its library of Asian offerings.
When DramaFever closed its doors, Amazon joined the players looking to fill its void.
Cost: Free with commercials or $4.99 per month for ad free experience. Offers 30 day free trial.
About (From Their Website): AsianCrush is the premier Asian streaming service for movies, TV shows, and web videos online. We curate and distribute the best of Asian entertainment media to a global audience.
Cost: Offers free content with commercials. Paid version offers higher quality video and is commercial free.
About: Crunchyroll is primarily geared toward anime, but does offer Chinese shows and dramas as well.
Although the drama offerings are low in number, you can be certain they will contain English subtitles.
Cost: Hulu offers a discounted plan if you are willing to watch commercials.
About: While its Asian content is much more lacking than Viki, Netflix and Amazon, if you already subscribe you can check out its offerings. Often Hulu has titles the big three does not.
Hulu also offers the American Show, Fresh Off the Boat, a sitcom about a family of Taiwanese immigrants. I love its insights on culture and that Mandarin is often thrown into the dialogue.
Cost: Although a paid service, Netflix allows sharing, as it will only play on the number of screens you pay for per month.
About: Netflix made news recently when it signed long term contracts with two Korean drama production companies.
While we are not discussing Korean, Netflix has been very public about wanting to corner the “Asian drama” fan market.
Yay for us Netflix subscribers! As of late, Chinese dramas with English subtitles seem to be flooding into Netflix’s library.
Cost: Many titles are available free with commericials. Additional content requires a monthly or annual fee.
About: Viki, a play on the words
wiki, is well-know for its primetime shows and movies in more than 200 languages, including Chinese with English subtitles.
Viki also provides apps for you to watch on the go here.
Chinese Sources - Primarily Chinese / Some English
PLEASE NOTE: A VPN is required to watch some (not all) of the content available on the Chinese sources below. APPS: Most of the Chinese sources listed have both Android and iOS apps available on their site.
百度 (Bǎidù) is a Chinese company headquartered in Beijing, China.
百度 has a large library of current dramas, movies, cartoons and TV shows.
Tip: 百度 is attached to the search engine of the same name. English words do not rank in search results. Search in Chinese.
iQiyi (爱奇艺) is an online video platform based in Beijing, China.
It is currently one of the largest online video sites in the world.
You can find a plethora of Chinese entertainment here, including films, TV series, variety shows, web movies, trailers, talk shows, anime, music, fashion, finance & much more!
This is the kids’ version of iQiyi (爱奇艺), an online video platform based in Beijing, China.
You can find TV series, movies, variety shows, anime, documentaries and more all geared toward children.
Le 电视剧 (Diànshìjù) which means “Le TV Series,” is a popular Chinese streaming website originating from Beijing, China.
It provides a seemingly endless amount movies, dramas and shows to choose from.
QQ TV KIDS
You can find many popular movies and drams from China and Taiwan on Sohu TV.
Their are also children’s programs, anime, trailers, variety shows, physical educations, American movies, music, documentaries and much more!
Tutou, a Chinese video sharing platform, actually owns many Chinese movies, dramas and variety shows. All these are available to watch and/or download.
Youku and Tudou merged, so you may find that the content is duplicate to what is offered on Youku.