iOS, Android Subscription-based plans Netflix is officially available almost worldwide, so if you aren't already rocking a Netflix subscription by now, it should be the very next thing you do. But why get the app when streaming would certainly bust your mobile data cap? That's because the app is much more than watching – not only does it share a similar interface with the desktop, you could also use the time spent waiting for public transport or tardy people to bookmark more stuff for the late-night Netflix-binge. If you're in a place with free Wi-Fi, yippee! The app also allows you to cast your show onto a television (if you have the correct accessories, like Chromecast). This could be considered a gift to Korean dramaserial chasers. Viu is an app that streams Korean shows of diverse genres, fully subtitled in English or Mandarin, within eight hours of the episode airing in its home country. What's even more mind-blowing is the ability to watch, free-ofcharge, without the need for an account (though having one would certainly help you keep track of what you've covered and liked). The only catch is the single advertisement before each episode, but the quality and intuitive app experience is a very good for some Hallyu fanaticism delivered to your fingertips. Just before Netflix's international expansion, there's iflix, which also stores a wonderful catalog of shows, including the ones Netflix didn't have during its Asia-Pacific launch. For just RM8 per month, you get access to more than 10,000 hours worth of content, plus the ability to download episodes with a Wi-Fi connection for offline viewing when you're on public transport. They release episodes that are also airing on the same day. iflix is currently available to select SEA countries - Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, but they are working to include more countries in the region. Yes, streaming of Western and Korean content is nice, but what about anime lovers? There's Crunchyroll. A site that originally started by streaming unlicensed anime episodes has since cleaned up their act, providing top-tier content in high quality over browser and smartphone apps. Membership is just US$6.95 per month, granting you full access to their 20,000 titles of 1080p HD episodes in anime and Japanese drama serials, and mangas. The membership ensures zero advertisements, as well as Simulcast and Simulpub - allowing subscribers to watch and read Japanese content within the first hour of original broadcast.
Bookmark, browse, and explore the ever-expanding catalog, even if mobile data streaming isn’t for you.
Get a glance of your favorite anime series with Crunchyroll’s clean and simple app client.
The option to download shows for offline viewing is a tantalizing feature, no doubt.
Free subtitled Korean dramas updated within eight hours of broadcast? What sorcery is this?