Netflix is great. It’s arguably one of the best innovations of the 21st century. It has been a companion to many insomniacs, procrastinators, and couch potatoes. But the service is not exactly cheap. For some, 500 is still pretty a hefty amount to pay monthly. So for those who are in tipid mode or Ilokano mode, here are great alternative streaming platforms that are absolutely FREE. Cause in this day and age, nothing should get in the way of getting your content binge on.
For the Kdrama fanatic: Viu
Korean dramas or K-dramas as they’re commonly called, have gotten significant following from Filipino fans in recent years. And for good reason. Not only are K-drama love teams kilig worthy, stories are very well written and actors deliver moving performances.
Enter Viu. Viu is a Hong Kong-based video provider available in Asia. Viu offers a wide selection of Korean dramas, movies, and even variety shows. From classics like Autumn In My Heart and Coffee Prince to fan favorites like Goblin, Descendants of the Sun, What’s wrong with secretary Kim, Viu has it all. You can watch shows for free through their website or you can download their app. The best part, you can download videos through the app for offline viewing. Perfect for commuting!
For the couch potato: Popcornflix
If you’re into old and obscure films, Popcornflix is for you. They also show tv shows not available on Netflix. Great for you film buffs out there who are into indie movies. Popcornflix has no limit on how many movies or shows you can watch and more movies are added daily. Did we mention it’s completely free? With their extensive list of shows, you’ll never run our of things to watch.
For the aspiring filmmaker: Vimeo
Vimeo is a great platform to stream content from indie directors and budding filmmakers. From trippy music videos, short films, and tutorials, Vimeo will surely satisfy the creative curiosity of those who love creating videos. Some creators use Vimeo to showcase their portfolio so you won’t be starved for inspiration when you’re browsing. My suggestion? Start with staff picks and let yourself be taken down a wormhole of quality indie content.
For everything else: YouTube
YouTube used to be where you could stream music videos both old and new. Now, it’s grown into so much more. From tutorials, documentaries, even full movies – you can get them all on YouTube (Pro tip: Try putting a movie’s title and add ‘full movie’ in the search term and you’re likely to get a free stream of your movie). YouTube is like a one-stop-shop for all when it comes to video. Whether that’s obscure documentaries, clips from movies, archives of comedy shows, pet videos, you name it, YouTube has it. Prepare to spend most of your time (data) down the YouTube wormhole.
Do you know other FREE platforms to stream content? Comment them below!