Best K-Drama Streaming Service

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: July 3, 2023 (Last updated: 2 weeks ago)
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K-Dramas have gained immense popularity in recent years. This is likely due to the rise of K-Pop in the mainstream such as artists like BTS and BLACKPINK and well-written K-Dramas making their way onto streaming services. One of Netflix’s most popular streams last year was, in fact, Squid Game, a popular Korean show amongst Western audiences.

We have compiled a list of the best streaming services for you to watch them on. Keep reading to find out where to watch K-Drama online.

We provide the best suggestions of K-Dramas to watch and the only way to stay up-to-date with the latest Korean dramas is through us. Ready Steady Cut offers detailed reviews and recommendations for a variety of K-Dramas.

What is a K-Drama?

K-Dramas are television dramas written and produced in South Korea. They are usually aired on Korean television, but they can be streamed in different language subtitles and voice overs. 

They are often popular for their uniqueness and exploration of love from a female perspective. Popular genres of K-Dramas include Sci-Fi, Romance and Crime to name a few. 

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime TV has some great options when it comes to K-Drama, with a constantly updated catalogue. Their streaming service offers a Korean entertainment section which can be found by searching directly on the platform. Popular titles include The Handmaiden, Hotel Del Luna and Café Midnight. 

Amazon Prime is great because it offers a variety of programmes across different genres. For example, you can watch Korean crime and romance dramas making it a great option if you want to diversify your K-Drama watchlist. 

Netflix

Netflix has a whole breadth of K-Dramas on their streaming service. In fact, many of our suggestions for the highest rated K-Dramas can be found on Netflix, including titles that we’ve reviewed in the past. Some examples of these include Squid Game, Queenmaker and Divorce Attorney Shin

When you’re looking for the best K-Dramas to watch on Netflix, it’s always a good idea to keep up with the recommendations from Ready Steady Cut. 

Disney+

Surprisingly, Disney Plus also offers a range of K-Dramas to stream on demand. Although there is a perception that Disney Plus is for more lighthearted content, there have been many more options added over time including cross-genre dramas such as Shadow Detective, Rookie Cops and Grid. 

One of the most popular K-Dramas to come from Disney Plus is the series ‘Connect’. This mind-bending series follows an immortal human who is followed by a gang of organ harvesters and has achieved popularity with viewers. It’s not one to miss. 

Viu

Viu is the number one streamer from Asia that offers some incredible choices when it comes to K-Drama. Although they do offer a premium subscription, many of the K-Dramas they have available are free to stream which is great to see. 

You will be glued to the screen with their selection. Popular titles include Mouse, Beyond Evil and Times. In Mouse, humans can identify psychopaths before birth through a DNA test which raises great questions for streamers and is considered a really great pick if you are interested in K-Drama.

Viki

Vki is a popular streaming service in the UK, especially for K-Dramas. It focuses on content from Asia and offers unique features. For example, it has curated collections specifically for K-Drama beginners. 

Viki offers access to K-Dramas at any time. Many of these dramas are streamed live with subtitles in various languages, including English. With the thousands of titles that Viki offers, you won’t get bored when looking for your next K-Drama stream.

So, which is the best K-Drama Streaming Service?

Are you an avid K-Drama fan? If so, the main streaming services may not provide enough options. While each streaming service has a number of unique options available, the platform that offers those most to its audience is probably Viki. As it specialises in K-Dramas, this is where you should go to guarantee you get the most bang for your buck.

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