Okay, so don’t panic… yet. So you went to see your favorite drama on stream in “DramaFever” the platform that has been providing for good dramas and Asian entertainment and programming for nine years faithfully and without stop. Well, “DramaFever” will be shutting down immediately according to parent company Warner Brothers.
“Today, Warner Bros. Digital Networks will be closing its DramaFever OTT service due to business reasons and in light of the rapidly changing marketplace for K-drama content, a staple of the service’s programming,” the company said in an emailed statement after days of silence on DramaFever’s social media platforms. “Warner Bros. Digital Labs, which encompasses more than two-thirds of the DramaFever workforce, will continue operating, serving as the tech engine behind many of WBDN’s operations.”
Therefore this is a company business thing. However, that’s not your fault! you want to see your dramas right? Don’t freak out; we got you covered. Here is a list of sites where you can see your favorite Asian dramas and shows online, with English subtitles:
Viki, a play on the words
wiki, is the global TV site where millions of people discover, watch and subtitle global primetime shows and movies in more than 200 languages. Together with its fans, Viki removes the language and cultural barriers that stand between great entertainment and fans everywhere. Besides DramaFever, I used VIKI most of the time, it’s free, but you can sign a membership too, this is your second best option to see your dramas. You’re welcome! 🙂
Watch Asian lastest dramas, movies, and variety shows online for free!
AsianCrush is the premier Asian streaming service for movies, TV shows, and web videos online, there aren’t many new dramas, but they have enough content to entertain yourself with, completely free!
It’s a streaming service offered through three big networks in South Korea. It offers a variety of shows from Korea and other South-East Asian countries. You can watch dramas for free with ads. If you don’t like ads, Kocowa offers $6.99/month membership with no ads, no commitment/contract, and it renews automatically at the end of every month. Kocowa also offers “Annual Membership” with a steep discount. You will only pay $69.99/year, and that means you’re getting two months free! You can also opt for “Daily Membership,” which will cost only $0.99/day with no auto-renew. You get all the features of monthly or annual membership for 24 hours.
They may not have the best selection of Asian dramas but it is still nice to have a few options. The three have drama like “Boys Over Flowers,” “Mr. Sunshine.” Black,” “Legend of the Blue Sea,” “Descendants of the Sun,” and few more. Currently, Amazon Prime Video is not streaming or selling any of the dramas because it had an exclusive deal with DramaFever and since the closure of DramaFever, Amazon has not gotten any new deal or agreement.
However, Netflix still offers some interesting Korean shows and movies. However, you might find some of these unavailable in your region. You will have to use a Netflix VPN, as described in this article, and connect to a Korean server first before gaining access to your favorite Korean drama and movies.
For the people that followed “DramaFever” trajectory for this nine years, this must have been a huge shock, it is sad, but this kind of things happen, we can only hope to hear about “DramaFever” in the not so far future and best wishes to the “DramaFever” team, hopefully, you found this information useful and to finish this post with a thank you and a goodbye for “DramaFever”, we quote their touching words for the audience:
Thank you for nine great years
As of October 16, DramaFever has been shut down.
For nine years, DramaFever offered a place for streaming the best Korean, Chinese and Japanese dramas on-demand, straight to your device. We appreciate the passion of our fans and it’s been a privilege to deliver you this content.
While this decision is difficult, there are a variety of business reasons that have led to this conclusion. We appreciate each and every one of our fans and their passion for the content DramaFever was able to bring into your lives.
We’d like to take this time to extend our thanks and gratitude to you, our loyal subscribers. We’ll be issuing refunds as applicable, and subscribers will receive an email from us with details in the coming days.
The DramaFever Team