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Viki: Asian Dramas & Movies

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Watch KDrama, Korean Movies & Variety Shows, Chinese Drama, Japanese TV Series

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    Korean drama encompasses many different shows and sub-genres. In order to explore everything, you'll need a platform that is able to cover them all. Viki is the number 1 streaming service that includes series, movies, and other types of TV shows.
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    Never trust viki, not revommended Aug 24, 2021

    By maryrose guerrero
    Never click even the 7 day free trial. I tried it and been charge $99 on the 7th day and when i send email to custumer service i received email that they dont refund. Not a good company. No phone custumer service. Not recommending.
  • I LOVE THIS APP read for some recommendations! Jul 27, 2020

    By n.nnicole
    I’m addicted to this app so many great shows ! Definitely worth the money for the pass! If I may angels Last mission:love , to all the guys who loved me, W , while you were sleeping and suspicious partner, touch your heart, the liar and his lover , and Guardian:the lonely and great god are all 10/10 recommendations to watch! I have plenty of others but those are some of my top picks. The app itself works great for me I never have issues. I love that you can follow actors on there and see all the shows those actors specifically are in because there is a few actors I love and it makes it easy for me to see all the dramas they are in! That is one of my favorite features. Any show with kang ki young is usually hilarious he’s a funny actor I watched him in bring it on ghost and i could not stop laughing he’s usually in supporting roles but he’s great ! as for my favorite main actors are lee dong wook, yoo in na, lee jong suk, jung hae in, ahn jae hyun speaking of ahn jae hyun my love from the stars was good he was more of a supporting role in that one tho however none the less a good show ! OH LEE hyun woo in the liar and his lover SO GOOD! Anyways sorry I know I’ve rambled on if you read this all the way through your a champ thank you haha OH developer wise I’d love to see this app on Xbox one so I can watch it on there.
  • Jan 8, 2022

    By Roxie W.
    Ok, It isn't letting me edit my other comment but although you have to pay to finish some shows, other shows are completely free. You do have to watch an ad even if you left the show for 2 seconds, but they are short adds so it's not to bad. Plus a free app kinda needs ads haha. Also they replied soooo fast to my other comment and I appreciate that!
  • ALMOST PERFECT! One subtitle problem... Jun 12, 2021

    By viola mad
    I love this app! First off, I LOVE that you can try out the app without committing even to a trial, by just watching some commercials. I watched two seasons of a show, completely free, before even starting my free premium trial. So great! I love the comments (although to make it even better, would be cool if they were live comments, like watching it together, rather than just time stamped with the show), I love that I can watch these shows with Spanish subtitles, and I love the shows that are available! I’m not a big tv watcher so I’ve never subscribed to any streaming service before because I could never see myself using it enough to justify the cost. I can definitely see myself using this enough to justify premium! One note though on the premium version: premium allows iPhone users to cast to a chrome cast, which is great because that’s what I have in my bedroom. However, when I cast the subtitles are white with no background like on the app or on the Apple TV, so at times they’re very hard to read. And I would also like the option to show or not show comments when casting as well, because sometimes I like to read them while I’m watching because they can be funny. But the comments is more of a suggestion, whereas I think the subtitles issue is a legitimate need for improvement in terms of accessibility with this app. Otherwise, this is a great app and I highly recommend giving it a go.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Amy Taylor
    Everything seems to work well, and i like the shows that are offered however, the only thing missing is being able to control the speed of the show. While watching K-Dramas on Netflix the have a speed control option and reducing the speed helps read the subtitles without having to pause each sentence or use the ten second rewind to understand what is being said. If this option was available i would give 5 stars.
  • Almost perfect. Dec 7, 2019

    By MchlJmsCts
    I love Rakuten Viki. There is a nearly overwhelming selection of quality, East Asian dramas and movies at one’s disposal 24 hours a day, and the cost of a subscription is more than worth the investment. However, I have 3 complaints: 1) Increasingly, it seems as though their servers are being overloaded, resulting in loss of connection or lag. 2) Not every Viki application works the same way. The Samsung, FireTV, and Xbox apps all differ in functionality, and one of those does not allow for subtitle adjustments. 3) My worst complaint, though, is that more and more often the volunteer translators are placing vulgar language in where it has no place. I speak a small amount of Korean, but my Korean-American girlfriend is fluent in that language, and we both are finding frequent examples of curse words though the actors and actresses are not, in fact, using epithets. Why do this? These foul-mouthed volunteer translators are turning many wholesome, family-friendly shows into R-rated entertainment. Who wants to hear the F-bomb out of context over and over in a romantic comedy? I can’t fathom the reasoning behind it. Otherwise, I take great enjoyment from the service and I hope it continues to be available for a very long time to come.
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By S Dugger-Hardison
    I love watching the costume dramas. It's better than reading books when it has English Subtitles. It has helped me learn some Korean words too. Today, I have been having trouble saying technical problems. I hope they get it fixed soon. I'm having withdrawals cause I miss my dramas. Thank you for brightening my world.
  • I LOVEE IT BUTTT the ads :( Jun 29, 2021

    By GameMaster2525
    Don’t get me wrong it’s a great streaming server and I’m so glad they made it free but the ads !! I’m currently watching True Beauty and maybe it’s because it’s like new or something idk but I get an extreme amount of ads. I want to say I get one about every 10 minutes or so which is fine because that’s what cable TV usually does but when I leave the app to answer a text message or click on a notification and I open the app to continue watching where I left off I get an ad and a lot of the time it’s a 30+ second ad break and when the ad is finally over the screen goes black and the show doesn’t even play and the whole screen basically freezes :( idk if it is my device but it happens kinda often (even after I’ve rest my phone). When I go to close the app because the screen went black and I reopen it and click on the show it plays ANOTHER AD. I have no idea why this happens but that’s about the only problem I’ve been having. Other than that I loveeee the app and I loveeeee true beauty. I didn’t read the webtoon but after this I might because apparently there is a lot different from the show and the webtoon. But all around I would recommend this app to people I’ll just tell them to buy the no ads version or to do the 7 day free trial because the ads are kinda annoying 🤷‍♀️.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Sierra-Anjel Vang
    It's all good if u just want to casually watch something, but dont even bother with the app. Theres always an ad popping up and when u watch an episode theres always an ad here or there. You cant even skip backwards 20 seconds without an ad popping up to say hello. The website has less. Put up with it in your browser and dont get the app. Dont even bother with it unless you're gonna pay to be premium.
  • I LOVE THIS APP read for some recommendations! Jul 27, 2020

    By n.nnicole
    I’m addicted to this app so many great shows ! Definitely worth the money for the pass! If I may angels Last mission:love , to all the guys who loved me, W , while you were sleeping and suspicious partner, touch your heart, the liar and his lover , and Guardian:the lonely and great god are all 10/10 recommendations to watch! I have plenty of others but those are some of my top picks. The app itself works great for me I never have issues. I love that you can follow actors on there and see all the shows those actors specifically are in because there is a few actors I love and it makes it easy for me to see all the dramas they are in! That is one of my favorite features. Any show with kang ki young is usually hilarious he’s a funny actor I watched him in bring it on ghost and i could not stop laughing he’s usually in supporting roles but he’s great ! as for my favorite main actors are lee dong wook, yoo in na, lee jong suk, jung hae in, ahn jae hyun speaking of ahn jae hyun my love from the stars was good he was more of a supporting role in that one tho however none the less a good show ! OH LEE hyun woo in the liar and his lover SO GOOD! Anyways sorry I know I’ve rambled on if you read this all the way through your a champ thank you haha OH developer wise I’d love to see this app on Xbox one so I can watch it on there.
  • Jan 8, 2022

    By Roxie W.
    Ok, It isn't letting me edit my other comment but although you have to pay to finish some shows, other shows are completely free. You do have to watch an ad even if you left the show for 2 seconds, but they are short adds so it's not to bad. Plus a free app kinda needs ads haha. Also they replied soooo fast to my other comment and I appreciate that!
  • ALMOST PERFECT! One subtitle problem... Jun 12, 2021

    By viola mad
    I love this app! First off, I LOVE that you can try out the app without committing even to a trial, by just watching some commercials. I watched two seasons of a show, completely free, before even starting my free premium trial. So great! I love the comments (although to make it even better, would be cool if they were live comments, like watching it together, rather than just time stamped with the show), I love that I can watch these shows with Spanish subtitles, and I love the shows that are available! I’m not a big tv watcher so I’ve never subscribed to any streaming service before because I could never see myself using it enough to justify the cost. I can definitely see myself using this enough to justify premium! One note though on the premium version: premium allows iPhone users to cast to a chrome cast, which is great because that’s what I have in my bedroom. However, when I cast the subtitles are white with no background like on the app or on the Apple TV, so at times they’re very hard to read. And I would also like the option to show or not show comments when casting as well, because sometimes I like to read them while I’m watching because they can be funny. But the comments is more of a suggestion, whereas I think the subtitles issue is a legitimate need for improvement in terms of accessibility with this app. Otherwise, this is a great app and I highly recommend giving it a go.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Amy Taylor
    Everything seems to work well, and i like the shows that are offered however, the only thing missing is being able to control the speed of the show. While watching K-Dramas on Netflix the have a speed control option and reducing the speed helps read the subtitles without having to pause each sentence or use the ten second rewind to understand what is being said. If this option was available i would give 5 stars.
  • Almost perfect. Dec 7, 2019

    By MchlJmsCts
    I love Rakuten Viki. There is a nearly overwhelming selection of quality, East Asian dramas and movies at one’s disposal 24 hours a day, and the cost of a subscription is more than worth the investment. However, I have 3 complaints: 1) Increasingly, it seems as though their servers are being overloaded, resulting in loss of connection or lag. 2) Not every Viki application works the same way. The Samsung, FireTV, and Xbox apps all differ in functionality, and one of those does not allow for subtitle adjustments. 3) My worst complaint, though, is that more and more often the volunteer translators are placing vulgar language in where it has no place. I speak a small amount of Korean, but my Korean-American girlfriend is fluent in that language, and we both are finding frequent examples of curse words though the actors and actresses are not, in fact, using epithets. Why do this? These foul-mouthed volunteer translators are turning many wholesome, family-friendly shows into R-rated entertainment. Who wants to hear the F-bomb out of context over and over in a romantic comedy? I can’t fathom the reasoning behind it. Otherwise, I take great enjoyment from the service and I hope it continues to be available for a very long time to come.
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By S Dugger-Hardison
    I love watching the costume dramas. It's better than reading books when it has English Subtitles. It has helped me learn some Korean words too. Today, I have been having trouble saying technical problems. I hope they get it fixed soon. I'm having withdrawals cause I miss my dramas. Thank you for brightening my world.
  • I LOVEE IT BUTTT the ads :( Jun 29, 2021

    By GameMaster2525
    Don’t get me wrong it’s a great streaming server and I’m so glad they made it free but the ads !! I’m currently watching True Beauty and maybe it’s because it’s like new or something idk but I get an extreme amount of ads. I want to say I get one about every 10 minutes or so which is fine because that’s what cable TV usually does but when I leave the app to answer a text message or click on a notification and I open the app to continue watching where I left off I get an ad and a lot of the time it’s a 30+ second ad break and when the ad is finally over the screen goes black and the show doesn’t even play and the whole screen basically freezes :( idk if it is my device but it happens kinda often (even after I’ve rest my phone). When I go to close the app because the screen went black and I reopen it and click on the show it plays ANOTHER AD. I have no idea why this happens but that’s about the only problem I’ve been having. Other than that I loveeee the app and I loveeeee true beauty. I didn’t read the webtoon but after this I might because apparently there is a lot different from the show and the webtoon. But all around I would recommend this app to people I’ll just tell them to buy the no ads version or to do the 7 day free trial because the ads are kinda annoying 🤷‍♀️.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Sierra-Anjel Vang
    It's all good if u just want to casually watch something, but dont even bother with the app. Theres always an ad popping up and when u watch an episode theres always an ad here or there. You cant even skip backwards 20 seconds without an ad popping up to say hello. The website has less. Put up with it in your browser and dont get the app. Dont even bother with it unless you're gonna pay to be premium.
  • yeah ok Jul 18, 2020

    By taeTaylorr🌻
    The app overall was good, the only few reasons I say that is because of the ads and the subtitles. Before I go into that, I want to talk about the good things first. So one, I would definitely recommend this app to anyone that’s loves kdramas. It has almost everything, Live streaming at specific dates and it even reminds you what new out. Now the only issues I have is the ads and subtitles. Reasons I say this is because there way too many ads in just one episode of I-LAND specifically and the other ones. I get ads like less than 5 minutes. Even during the important parts. I wouldn’t want to waste my money for something that might not work for me and my phone because every time I do get the ad, it comes up again in like 30 seconds. And it’s the same one! So like a few minutes ago, I legit quit the app because of this problem. When I got back into the app, my phone just froze. I didn’t have any other apps open it was just this one. Now I don’t have premium since I do not have my debit card yet, but this was insane! I am getting really upset on about this, almost threw my phone because of the rage. The subtitles will come on even if it says 100% complete, yet a few moments later, there are no subs. ??? I don’t know this problem but I’d love to redo this review after some of this is fixed. Thank u
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By Sweet Mint
    The chromecast errors i mentioned before were fixed!! Thank you!!! Overall i think the app is nice, i dont think it has too many ads tbh unlike a lot of people say. When i had the ads, yeah it was annoying at times but not so much cause it's a way to convince you to get the pass/pay the monthly/yearly you know?? I happily spend my $5 😌😌😌
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    Never trust viki, not revommended Aug 24, 2021

    By maryrose guerrero
    Never click even the 7 day free trial. I tried it and been charge $99 on the 7th day and when i send email to custumer service i received email that they dont refund. Not a good company. No phone custumer service. Not recommending.
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Ba'Lee Hall
    I like the shows and the ads aren't long but we can't watch the full season without the Viki pass and that's annoying.
  • too many subscription shows Aug 11, 2020

    By linh012345
    so i've had this app for a while and it was great, but recently a lot of the kdramas that i wanted to watch became premium. i don't know why it suddenly changed but now i have a bunch of unfinished dramas that i cant watch anymore (one of the main reasons i got this app was to watch those dramas without paying.) it would be better to make the shows that were free a while ago still free instead of changing so many of them to premium. another problem is the ads. whenever i use this app on my phone, i usually get only a few ads or sometimes even none. i really liked that part about viki, but on tv or my macbook, there's so many ads. when i was watching SKY castle, there was an ad every 10 MINUTES. this was seriously annoying, since a lot of the same ads were played over and over again (it was to the point that i memorized the ads and could quote them.) there's also an ad every time you have to skip to a certain part (so if i forget how much of an episode i watched, i could end up watching at least 5 minutes of ads.) and although if you sign in it saves how much you watched, that's only if you're 13 and older. i got this app when i was 12.
  • Keep your humanity. Jul 18, 2021

    By qrvskz
    I rarely write reviews, especially bad ones but this is just insane. The app has a great selection of dramas but there are times when dramas all of a sudden switch to Standard or Plus so you could be in the middle of binging one and you can’t watch it anymore. The worst part is the ADS. I understand that’s how Viki makes its money but 6-9 ads in a row after every 10 minutes of an episode is preposterous. There are often 30 second NON-SKIPPABLE ads too. You could literally spend nearly 5 minutes watching ads after watching every 10 minutes of a drama. Not to mention there are times the ads pause and buffer or the screen turns black and it doesn’t even play. I really have to WAIT for the ad to run smooth so I can get back to the drama. It’s gotten worse and worse over the years. I’d say to keep it to 3 in a row MAX and 30 second ads should be skippable after 5 seconds of watching. If this keeps getting worse I may just stop using the app completely. One other suggestion I’d give is for a “drama” filter because right now there are only “TV” and “movie” ones but I’d like to filter out the variety shows. Otherwise the app runs relatively smoothly/ok and is organized well.
  • amazing but has one problem Jan 7, 2021

    By Catherine the non great
    i absolutely love this app and would definitely recommend to those who want to watch multiple dramas of different languages! it gives you a good amount of free dramas and movies to watch + has a reasonable number of ads for free watchers. the app does have one bug/problem/glitch to it so im going to say what it is bc it’s annoying me a little. ads are freezing and glitching. certain ads freeze on me and i have to exit the app to be able to continue watching my drama/movie. it annoys me because only a few of the ads do that, why cant none do that? i won’t hate on the app for this because it has many various amounts of dramas for me to watch(and i’m desperate😁). but whenever i leave the app so i can exit the frozen ad, the drama brings me way back(further)than where i was watching(before the ad) so when i had to fast forward to get to where i was, it made me still watch the ad. the SAME one that kept on freezing so i’d have to exit one or more times to be able to get a different ad and continue my episode. uh before i started writing this, it happened so i wanted to report my problem in some way. i understand that no app can be perfect but i do hope that this could be fixed!
  • Was a good app until Jan 6, 2021

    By Trickedtowatch
    Yes it was a good app for the 3 years I had it everything was mostly free which is good. For someone who has to save money...but now I have been noticing that some of the series I have been watching. are now locked which is really annoying. When before I was able to watch half of the episode of let’s say 10. But when I come back to it it has a lock key on it. I’m like ok guess I can’t finish the series now & move on to any other..but it’s the same I get half way through a series & it’s locked the next day. When before all the episodes where free. That has been happening a lot for the pass 4 months. I’m guessing this app won’t be free to watch anymore which is disappointing because I really liked the app in the beginning . But whatever guess it was good while it lasted. I just wanted to watch Color Rush but it’s locked too. Guess I need to find another app. I wish they would unlock a series that has already been on the app for a year. so other people can watch it for free even if it has annoying ads. I would have recommend this app but not anymore. To much locked dramas that are unwatchable to us with little money to spend.
  • Good app but some issues Jan 16, 2020

    By NarutoFans01
    I want to start by saying this is a really, really nice app. It has a lot of great features including live comments and easy rewind/forwarding capabilities. That said, I have a particular issue with the app. For some reason, when I’m watching videos, it does not show my episode history under “Continue Watching”, on the app. So if I’m binge watching a series for example, if I leave in the middle of, say, episode 6, it doesn’t show me what episode and what part I stopped at. I have to hunt for the series all over again and then remember the episode I stopped at and then forward through the scenes I remember I watched. Sometimes if I go back a few days later, I don’t remember the episode # and that’s a bigger headache. It’s even worse if I’m watching multiple series. I’ve put in a ticket, with no response on it. Update: I thought this issue was cured when I’m using cellular data. But that’s not the case. Whether on WiFi or on cell data, it doesn’t update properly on the app. Sometimes it doesn’t update on the website either but for the most part the website keeps better track of watched episodes even though I’m watching on the app. Hope that makes sense.
  • Latest update August 2019 Oct 18, 2019

    By KitCatRN81
    So upset right now. I was watching a drama and as it was going to the next episode it froze. I closed the app, updated it today, now it won’t long me back in. Every time they update the app, it takes time to get it back to working, 30 mins later I still can’t get back in the app. Very frustrating. I used to use DramaFever before its untimely demise and then paid double to sign up with viki because I have the plus plan and it still has software issues. All these crashes are not worth $100 a year. October 2019 yet again. Whatever update there was did not help. Right now I can open the app but it fails to play an episode. It keeps saying “error retry”. I never had this problem with DramaFever and you could download episode to watch when there was no service. I have been trying to watch a katana for the last 20 minutes but the app continues to fail. If it wasn’t because it’s the only app I can use right now to not watch ads I would have left it a long time ago. I do have to admit that the selection is getting better. Many more dramas are available now that when I first signed up.
  • Close to perfect Jan 30, 2021

    By Lovegames44
    The app runs smoothly, it never crashes and it’s UI is definitely one of the best. I’m giving it 2 stars though for two reasons. The first being the placement of the English subtitles for shows made in mainland China. I understand that all mainland China shows come with Chinese subs and you can’t remove them, but WHY would you place the English subtitles that are a small white print, directly on top of the white Chinese print!? It’s absolutely absurd!! If you’re going to do that then at least make the background of the English subtitles COMPLETELY opaque not just semi-opaque like it is now! Or put them above or below the Chinese subs like all the other apps do! I avoid using this app for that reason alone. The other app I use the most to watch Asian shows has a horrible UI and not as many shows but at least I can read the subtitles. Second, I really wish you offered the ability to change the playback speed. Not being able to change the playback speed is a very minor complaint compared to the inability to read the subtitles but it would be a very nice addition.
  • Continue your apps Jan 2, 2018

    By Taylor50671
    So I used to pay for Viki pass until I realized that I literally could not watch my dramas anywhere besides my phone and computer. Viki has discontinued all their apps for the Samsung smart tv and the Xbox and those are the only two things I have to stream apps. I’m someone who likes to watch things on the big screen and having to connect my computer to an hdmi cord is just so tiring. It actually pisses me off. If you want more people to pay for Viki Pass, make yourself more available to more people. You say that you can stream these dramas anywhere with just the Viki but I’m afraid that this isn’t true as you have discontinued almost all of your apps. It’s useless. Besides having all your apps discontinued, it’s a good app. I use it to watch a lot of great shows like W and While You Were Sleeping, but when I want to watch on the tv so that I can get more comfortable, I have to watch on Netflix which is horrible because all Netflix has are the shows about teen girls fawning over men. So can the creators of Viki just make themselves more available to people like me who have an Xbox/Samsung Smart Tv?
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    Korean drama encompasses many different shows and sub-genres. In order to explore everything, you'll need a platform that is able to cover them all. Viki is the number 1 streaming service that includes series, movies, and other types of TV shows.
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    2 months ago
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    Never trust viki, not revommended Aug 24, 2021

    By maryrose guerrero
    Never click even the 7 day free trial. I tried it and been charge $99 on the 7th day and when i send email to custumer service i received email that they dont refund. Not a good company. No phone custumer service. Not recommending.

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  • I LOVE THIS APP read for some recommendations! Jul 27, 2020

    By n.nnicole
    I’m addicted to this app so many great shows ! Definitely worth the money for the pass! If I may angels Last mission:love , to all the guys who loved me, W , while you were sleeping and suspicious partner, touch your heart, the liar and his lover , and Guardian:the lonely and great god are all 10/10 recommendations to watch! I have plenty of others but those are some of my top picks. The app itself works great for me I never have issues. I love that you can follow actors on there and see all the shows those actors specifically are in because there is a few actors I love and it makes it easy for me to see all the dramas they are in! That is one of my favorite features. Any show with kang ki young is usually hilarious he’s a funny actor I watched him in bring it on ghost and i could not stop laughing he’s usually in supporting roles but he’s great ! as for my favorite main actors are lee dong wook, yoo in na, lee jong suk, jung hae in, ahn jae hyun speaking of ahn jae hyun my love from the stars was good he was more of a supporting role in that one tho however none the less a good show ! OH LEE hyun woo in the liar and his lover SO GOOD! Anyways sorry I know I’ve rambled on if you read this all the way through your a champ thank you haha OH developer wise I’d love to see this app on Xbox one so I can watch it on there.
  • Jan 8, 2022

    By Roxie W.
    Ok, It isn't letting me edit my other comment but although you have to pay to finish some shows, other shows are completely free. You do have to watch an ad even if you left the show for 2 seconds, but they are short adds so it's not to bad. Plus a free app kinda needs ads haha. Also they replied soooo fast to my other comment and I appreciate that!
  • Almost perfect. Dec 7, 2019

    By MchlJmsCts
    I love Rakuten Viki. There is a nearly overwhelming selection of quality, East Asian dramas and movies at one’s disposal 24 hours a day, and the cost of a subscription is more than worth the investment. However, I have 3 complaints: 1) Increasingly, it seems as though their servers are being overloaded, resulting in loss of connection or lag. 2) Not every Viki application works the same way. The Samsung, FireTV, and Xbox apps all differ in functionality, and one of those does not allow for subtitle adjustments. 3) My worst complaint, though, is that more and more often the volunteer translators are placing vulgar language in where it has no place. I speak a small amount of Korean, but my Korean-American girlfriend is fluent in that language, and we both are finding frequent examples of curse words though the actors and actresses are not, in fact, using epithets. Why do this? These foul-mouthed volunteer translators are turning many wholesome, family-friendly shows into R-rated entertainment. Who wants to hear the F-bomb out of context over and over in a romantic comedy? I can’t fathom the reasoning behind it. Otherwise, I take great enjoyment from the service and I hope it continues to be available for a very long time to come.
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By S Dugger-Hardison
    I love watching the costume dramas. It's better than reading books when it has English Subtitles. It has helped me learn some Korean words too. Today, I have been having trouble saying technical problems. I hope they get it fixed soon. I'm having withdrawals cause I miss my dramas. Thank you for brightening my world.
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By Sweet Mint
    The chromecast errors i mentioned before were fixed!! Thank you!!! Overall i think the app is nice, i dont think it has too many ads tbh unlike a lot of people say. When i had the ads, yeah it was annoying at times but not so much cause it's a way to convince you to get the pass/pay the monthly/yearly you know?? I happily spend my $5 😌😌😌
  • Updating needs fixing Sep 16, 2020

    By Lorns964
    I have noticed that if there is a kdrama that I watch several times, it gets flagged. A friend said that she was paying the minimum just to eliminate the ads. Then after awhile she could not watch certain dramas unless she upgraded to the plus. Since I did not want the aggravation, I got the plus right away. I understand that Viki needs to upgrade the app. But I have noticed that several times I would not be able to watch for almost a day even if you keep trying since “something went wrong, please try again” reason. Now I want to rewatch a drama, I can not since the app needs to be updated. So I go to the App Store to update but I could not update it in their version section even when I clicked on all the new. Why is it that it is only on one drama though? Is it because I have rewatched this drama a number of times? Is it because I have the Viki app on IPad and iPhone? I have also noticed that I could not watch on one device if I forgot to exit on the other device. I am getting frustrated with this app so I think I will cancel my subscription to Viki. What else could they sell me?
  • Best C-Drama app out there! Nov 25, 2021

    By -.sakura.-
    I have been using Viki to watch Cdramas since July of 2021, and I love it! The selection of dramas is fantastic- it has basically every show that I want to watch. It never kicks me out while watching dramas, the subtitles are never slow, and (although the ads were annoying), before I got the standard subscription, i appreciated that there weren’t ads every 5 minutes. I’d say it was more like maybe 2-3 ads every 15 minutes. The subscription is super worth it, though. Even if you only watch jdramas or cdramas, it’s still worth it. Although there aren’t very many standard shows/movies for cdramas, it’s much more enjoyable to use the app without annoying ads. I sometimes browse their kdramas, and although I haven’t watch any myself, they have such a gigantic selection of them! Way over 1,000. If you’re into kdramas, then this is the app for you. I prefer Viki over iqiyi and youku mainly because the variety of cdramas on Viki is so much more diverse and they have well over 500 dramas to choose from. Overall, I’d recommend Viki to anyone who loves Asian dramas! 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Jan 5, 2022

    By Natalie T
    Love ❤️ Viki app. Wish you could add more dramas. Please remove some of the old.... dramas. Otherwise, everything is great! To Viki Fans. FYI- if you have older equipment, it will not support it. You have to buy a new one. I have to do that. Be patient for the translation. It's hard for them to translate all different languages when all dramas are getting ready to come out. Pick something else to watch. If you pay no ads, if don't. Don't complain. Have a pleasant day💛
  • Subtitling delay Jan 28, 2020

    By Atouraia
    The only thing about Viki gets two stars it’s the subtitling. If you can only upload episodes when they are done being subtitled this would make your app beyond good. Don’t worry about being fast to load new dramas, new episodes or movies just because they on air. Because not all of us speak nor understands Korean and Chinese so uploading the episodes it’s not doing any good but makes us to lose the interest and frustrated. But if you upload anything with the sub then it makes us interested to follow the story without getting board. And I believe that you created viki app for your English speaker fans not fit the native speakers so if I’m right them pleases consider my suggestion to you. I as one of your English speaker fan will be satisfied and happy if I can watch all my dramas already subbed and I rather to wait for them to be done with English sub then just to watch the pictures. Other than that I love your app and I appreciate your good job and time. Also I thank all your staff and your translation team. Thank you for all your hard work.
  • Jan 2, 2022

    By Makayla Aguillard
    They have all the best shows and I like how they have subtitles. I love the watch list feature. The only issue I have is the amount of ads you get but it's worth it
  • ALMOST PERFECT! One subtitle problem... Jun 12, 2021

    By viola mad
    I love this app! First off, I LOVE that you can try out the app without committing even to a trial, by just watching some commercials. I watched two seasons of a show, completely free, before even starting my free premium trial. So great! I love the comments (although to make it even better, would be cool if they were live comments, like watching it together, rather than just time stamped with the show), I love that I can watch these shows with Spanish subtitles, and I love the shows that are available! I’m not a big tv watcher so I’ve never subscribed to any streaming service before because I could never see myself using it enough to justify the cost. I can definitely see myself using this enough to justify premium! One note though on the premium version: premium allows iPhone users to cast to a chrome cast, which is great because that’s what I have in my bedroom. However, when I cast the subtitles are white with no background like on the app or on the Apple TV, so at times they’re very hard to read. And I would also like the option to show or not show comments when casting as well, because sometimes I like to read them while I’m watching because they can be funny. But the comments is more of a suggestion, whereas I think the subtitles issue is a legitimate need for improvement in terms of accessibility with this app. Otherwise, this is a great app and I highly recommend giving it a go.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Amy Taylor
    Everything seems to work well, and i like the shows that are offered however, the only thing missing is being able to control the speed of the show. While watching K-Dramas on Netflix the have a speed control option and reducing the speed helps read the subtitles without having to pause each sentence or use the ten second rewind to understand what is being said. If this option was available i would give 5 stars.
  • I LOVEE IT BUTTT the ads :( Jun 29, 2021

    By GameMaster2525
    Don’t get me wrong it’s a great streaming server and I’m so glad they made it free but the ads !! I’m currently watching True Beauty and maybe it’s because it’s like new or something idk but I get an extreme amount of ads. I want to say I get one about every 10 minutes or so which is fine because that’s what cable TV usually does but when I leave the app to answer a text message or click on a notification and I open the app to continue watching where I left off I get an ad and a lot of the time it’s a 30+ second ad break and when the ad is finally over the screen goes black and the show doesn’t even play and the whole screen basically freezes :( idk if it is my device but it happens kinda often (even after I’ve rest my phone). When I go to close the app because the screen went black and I reopen it and click on the show it plays ANOTHER AD. I have no idea why this happens but that’s about the only problem I’ve been having. Other than that I loveeee the app and I loveeeee true beauty. I didn’t read the webtoon but after this I might because apparently there is a lot different from the show and the webtoon. But all around I would recommend this app to people I’ll just tell them to buy the no ads version or to do the 7 day free trial because the ads are kinda annoying 🤷‍♀️.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By silvia fermin
    I love the app and the show they include the only thing is that for some time now the subtitles doesn't match the speed of the show. You could be reading the subtitles from a scene that passed 30 seconds ago so you get confused with what's happening on the show.
  • I LOVE this app, but I have one complaint Jan 11, 2021

    By DWnerd101
    Viki is everything you could want and more, especially for those who obsessively watch Asian dramas a lot (like myself). I don’t mind having to pay for a membership every month, it’s not that big of a deal to me. But the one thing I don’t like about this app is that the membership only allows for you to watch certain things and takes away the ads. I feel that if you pay for a membership every month you should also be able to download content for offline viewing. In fact, I think that those who DON’T pay should be able to download and watch tv shows and movie also. Maybe that option has not been made available yet because it has something to do with translation and copyright, but that is something I would advise for those in charge to consider doing. I would gladly pay more for my membership if it included an option to download. I am unable to pay for unlimited data every month, and where I live it is not possible to pay for internet at my home, so I have to wait until I am at a public to catch snippets of a new episode that I’m dying to watch. I’m sure others would agree with me on this. No hate to the creators or those who handle this app, I still love it
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By That Person
    Overall this is a great app! It is nice that you don't need to pay for a subscription or subtitles. My complaint is that sometimes when an add finishes, they freeze and don't get back to the show. I have to leave the app and when I go back in the program rewinds (annoying).
  • Good but I have a complaint. Jun 4, 2021

    By wowgirl-😊😎🤑😜🤗
    First, I really love this app. I am not a pass member, but over all I would say I have a good selection of shows and movies regardless of that. I will say though I was in the middle of watching what’s wrong with secretary kim when it went pass and I was a little angry because I didn’t get to find out what happened. But ignoring that, the ads are my problem, I don’t believe it is anything on my end, but if you think so tell me, especially at the beginning of an episode, say when I am watching descendants of the sun, the show will appear as normal, but then I have to wait for a few seconds then it goes to the add, maybe it was something with the name like frontier? I don’t know, but the add WILL NOT PLAY, meaning I can not watch my show. It is incredibly frustrating, some times this happens, other times it doesn’t, but also recently, I will be watching the show, it will pause, so I will unpause it, then the add will play In the background of the show instead of me watching it. Either way, if there is something I am doing wrong please let me know because that is what’s happening right now so I wanted to tell you because I am frustrated, thank you please get back to me.
  • Jan 5, 2022

    By Jadeyeyeyeyey
    Love the app because I can finally watch kdramas. I have vikipass. I'm giving it 4 stars because although my internet is fine and the video loads pretty fast, the video itself stutters a lot and that makes my watching experience slightly annoying.
  • Love Viki Nov 18, 2020

    By Beeb102890
    I love this app so much! I rarely have issues with connection, etc. I have the Viki Plus membership and it doesn’t go to waste, especially this year. My only complaint, is when you are looking for a new show in your watch list, you click on the show to read the description, you might decide you want something else. If you decide to go back and keep scrolling through your list, it automatically goes to the start of this watch list instead of going back to where you chose the last show. Makes it hard to go through multiple to read the description....and sometimes you accidentally click on something and bam, you have to start over. My watch list is very long, so it takes too long to scroll. The format also seemed to have changed. There are times when I want to read about a cast member when watching the drama, but if you click on the cast button now, you can click on one person and when you click out, it takes you to the home page. It wasn’t like that before, you could easily go back and forth, so I’m not sure what happened there. This is the best app for watching your favorites!
  • Jan 12, 2022

    By Erica Lopez
    App is good so far, but one issue I face is when I stop on an episode, it's so hard to find a different episode. It doesn't go back to the title when you click on it, it plays the episode you're on, and I have to search the entire episode like I'm looking for something new just to get to the homepage to click a different episode. It's suck a hassle.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Sierra-Anjel Vang
    It's all good if u just want to casually watch something, but dont even bother with the app. Theres always an ad popping up and when u watch an episode theres always an ad here or there. You cant even skip backwards 20 seconds without an ad popping up to say hello. The website has less. Put up with it in your browser and dont get the app. Dont even bother with it unless you're gonna pay to be premium.
  • yeah ok Jul 18, 2020

    By taeTaylorr🌻
    The app overall was good, the only few reasons I say that is because of the ads and the subtitles. Before I go into that, I want to talk about the good things first. So one, I would definitely recommend this app to anyone that’s loves kdramas. It has almost everything, Live streaming at specific dates and it even reminds you what new out. Now the only issues I have is the ads and subtitles. Reasons I say this is because there way too many ads in just one episode of I-LAND specifically and the other ones. I get ads like less than 5 minutes. Even during the important parts. I wouldn’t want to waste my money for something that might not work for me and my phone because every time I do get the ad, it comes up again in like 30 seconds. And it’s the same one! So like a few minutes ago, I legit quit the app because of this problem. When I got back into the app, my phone just froze. I didn’t have any other apps open it was just this one. Now I don’t have premium since I do not have my debit card yet, but this was insane! I am getting really upset on about this, almost threw my phone because of the rage. The subtitles will come on even if it says 100% complete, yet a few moments later, there are no subs. ??? I don’t know this problem but I’d love to redo this review after some of this is fixed. Thank u
  • Needs improvements May 15, 2019

    By Lilyyyyzzzzz
    I am a Viki standard Pass member and I really enjoy using the apps but there are a lot of flaws as well. I will be cancelling at the end of this year. First off, I will start by saying I have had a lot of issues with my ads even though I pay for Viki standard pass. I have opened up tickets but it takes so long to get this fixed. The selection of dramas are not great as well. There are a number of new dramas out recently but Viki only has a few of them. There also also a lot of design flaws within the app. The recently watched section shows each episode individually dramas you recently watched. Instead of listing the name of the drama. This makes it difficult to pick up where you left off if you finished the episode last time. You will have to click on her last episode then skip to the episode. Or if I am watching multiple dramas, then I need to show through the recently watched all the way to the other drama. I am addicted to I will watch 10 episodes in a day, then I have to scroll to find the other drama. The main page where they have top picks for you doesn't recognize when you have already finished a drama. The recommendations are dramas that I have already watched, making this page useless to me. If there are not improvements within the app, I will cancel when my 1 year membership is up.
  • Jan 5, 2022

    By Mârî B
    I used to love this app, especially on the tv. Now, it does what every other app does and ruins it by having to pay money for the good dramas. I wanted to rewatch some of the dramas I've watched in the past, but they're all locked. Hopefully some can be unlocked for a certain amount of days.
  • Jan 3, 2022

    By Lily Smiles
    i like the app, yes, but it has so many random errors. No matter if the connection is good or not the app doesnt load sometimes. I could have the best signal and shows still wont load. It just shows that they are 'figuring out whats wrong, try again' not very helpful
  • This is a great app but some problems Dec 5, 2020

    By ha f a
    So I just started using this app at first it was going smoothly. With a little problems here and there nothing really major. Than I decided to switch up the show I was watching. The new show I was watching was also working smoothly until. I got to the second ad it started to glitch and it had done that before. That means I really wasn’t surprised so I closed out the app like usually. Than I went back on the app thinking that it has had enough time to kinda work through the problem like it usually do. This time it didn’t I went back on the show and I thought it was fine because it started to load up the show but than it went to the ad. It was just frozen and I was confused but I thought I could go to sleep and wake up to it working smoothly again. The next day I woke up and it was still doing the same thing . I have reset my phone, re-download the app and even signed out and signed back on but nothing works . The screen is just frozen on that one ad and I don’t know what to do to get rid of that . I even tried restarting the episode but it just keeps taking me back to that ad screen. Please work out this issue because I really enjoy using this app,
  • Jan 8, 2022

    By KJ Skillman
    There are two different shows that I was in the process of watching and now I can't watch because they're not available.. why am I paying so much every month for the premium package just to have the shows that I'm watching become not available in my region?? I was just watching them so how can they not be available in my region!? That's not cool. why should I keep Vicki if it's going to keep canceling shows that I'm watching?? I may as well just use youtube!
  • Dec 29, 2021

    By Yuvonka Peters
    All around good app. I will change to five stars when they translate to english faster. I hate waiting days and days for them to translate to english. What's the point of watching a show only 61% english translated? Then having to wait 2 more days for them to translate the other 39%? This happens alot with the Japanese and Chinese dramas. It is very frustrating.
  • I love Viki but it needs some improvements :( Apr 23, 2021

    By Debstermta
    Although I love the app, before I bought a standard pass it would glitch a lot. It wouldn’t save the episodes I was on and I would have to start the show from the beginning. I thought it was because my Internet but I was wrong and then decided to buy the standard pass for a month. I realized how Little it was glitching. I thought that’s what fix the problem, but that was not it if I try to fast forward or even go back I can’t unpause it and I have to restart my whole phone for it to work again. I thought this was just because my phone was broken or something but then I tried it on a relatives phone and it did the same thing. It’s just really annoying to spend 20 minutes trying to fix it. I’m not sure why it won’t unpause when I fast forward, I am also not sure if anyone has this problem. I always mirror screen dramas on my TV and it’s really hard to watch when it keeps disconnecting when I fast forward. Most of the time it won’t even connect to my TV and I will just load or I won’t even have a pause button. I don’t know I just think the app needs some bug fixes because it is has a lot of lag.
  • Dec 26, 2021

    By Lisa Lee
    I've been a paying Plus member for 3 years and I've always enjoy watching shows on my TV via cast/Chromecast with family but the subtitles for variety shows and dramas has been off since May 2021!! It is almost October 2021 and it's still not fixed yet. Update&edit: Finally fixed in November 2021. 6 months of subtitles issue SMH. Can we get a refund or credit for this inconvenience?
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Ba'Lee Hall
    I like the shows and the ads aren't long but we can't watch the full season without the Viki pass and that's annoying.
  • too many subscription shows Aug 11, 2020

    By linh012345
    so i've had this app for a while and it was great, but recently a lot of the kdramas that i wanted to watch became premium. i don't know why it suddenly changed but now i have a bunch of unfinished dramas that i cant watch anymore (one of the main reasons i got this app was to watch those dramas without paying.) it would be better to make the shows that were free a while ago still free instead of changing so many of them to premium. another problem is the ads. whenever i use this app on my phone, i usually get only a few ads or sometimes even none. i really liked that part about viki, but on tv or my macbook, there's so many ads. when i was watching SKY castle, there was an ad every 10 MINUTES. this was seriously annoying, since a lot of the same ads were played over and over again (it was to the point that i memorized the ads and could quote them.) there's also an ad every time you have to skip to a certain part (so if i forget how much of an episode i watched, i could end up watching at least 5 minutes of ads.) and although if you sign in it saves how much you watched, that's only if you're 13 and older. i got this app when i was 12.
  • Keep your humanity. Jul 18, 2021

    By qrvskz
    I rarely write reviews, especially bad ones but this is just insane. The app has a great selection of dramas but there are times when dramas all of a sudden switch to Standard or Plus so you could be in the middle of binging one and you can’t watch it anymore. The worst part is the ADS. I understand that’s how Viki makes its money but 6-9 ads in a row after every 10 minutes of an episode is preposterous. There are often 30 second NON-SKIPPABLE ads too. You could literally spend nearly 5 minutes watching ads after watching every 10 minutes of a drama. Not to mention there are times the ads pause and buffer or the screen turns black and it doesn’t even play. I really have to WAIT for the ad to run smooth so I can get back to the drama. It’s gotten worse and worse over the years. I’d say to keep it to 3 in a row MAX and 30 second ads should be skippable after 5 seconds of watching. If this keeps getting worse I may just stop using the app completely. One other suggestion I’d give is for a “drama” filter because right now there are only “TV” and “movie” ones but I’d like to filter out the variety shows. Otherwise the app runs relatively smoothly/ok and is organized well.
  • Was a good app until Jan 6, 2021

    By Trickedtowatch
    Yes it was a good app for the 3 years I had it everything was mostly free which is good. For someone who has to save money...but now I have been noticing that some of the series I have been watching. are now locked which is really annoying. When before I was able to watch half of the episode of let’s say 10. But when I come back to it it has a lock key on it. I’m like ok guess I can’t finish the series now & move on to any other..but it’s the same I get half way through a series & it’s locked the next day. When before all the episodes where free. That has been happening a lot for the pass 4 months. I’m guessing this app won’t be free to watch anymore which is disappointing because I really liked the app in the beginning . But whatever guess it was good while it lasted. I just wanted to watch Color Rush but it’s locked too. Guess I need to find another app. I wish they would unlock a series that has already been on the app for a year. so other people can watch it for free even if it has annoying ads. I would have recommend this app but not anymore. To much locked dramas that are unwatchable to us with little money to spend.
  • Good app but some issues Jan 16, 2020

    By NarutoFans01
    I want to start by saying this is a really, really nice app. It has a lot of great features including live comments and easy rewind/forwarding capabilities. That said, I have a particular issue with the app. For some reason, when I’m watching videos, it does not show my episode history under “Continue Watching”, on the app. So if I’m binge watching a series for example, if I leave in the middle of, say, episode 6, it doesn’t show me what episode and what part I stopped at. I have to hunt for the series all over again and then remember the episode I stopped at and then forward through the scenes I remember I watched. Sometimes if I go back a few days later, I don’t remember the episode # and that’s a bigger headache. It’s even worse if I’m watching multiple series. I’ve put in a ticket, with no response on it. Update: I thought this issue was cured when I’m using cellular data. But that’s not the case. Whether on WiFi or on cell data, it doesn’t update properly on the app. Sometimes it doesn’t update on the website either but for the most part the website keeps better track of watched episodes even though I’m watching on the app. Hope that makes sense.
  • Latest update August 2019 Oct 18, 2019

    By KitCatRN81
    So upset right now. I was watching a drama and as it was going to the next episode it froze. I closed the app, updated it today, now it won’t long me back in. Every time they update the app, it takes time to get it back to working, 30 mins later I still can’t get back in the app. Very frustrating. I used to use DramaFever before its untimely demise and then paid double to sign up with viki because I have the plus plan and it still has software issues. All these crashes are not worth $100 a year. October 2019 yet again. Whatever update there was did not help. Right now I can open the app but it fails to play an episode. It keeps saying “error retry”. I never had this problem with DramaFever and you could download episode to watch when there was no service. I have been trying to watch a katana for the last 20 minutes but the app continues to fail. If it wasn’t because it’s the only app I can use right now to not watch ads I would have left it a long time ago. I do have to admit that the selection is getting better. Many more dramas are available now that when I first signed up.
  • Close to perfect Jan 30, 2021

    By Lovegames44
    The app runs smoothly, it never crashes and it’s UI is definitely one of the best. I’m giving it 2 stars though for two reasons. The first being the placement of the English subtitles for shows made in mainland China. I understand that all mainland China shows come with Chinese subs and you can’t remove them, but WHY would you place the English subtitles that are a small white print, directly on top of the white Chinese print!? It’s absolutely absurd!! If you’re going to do that then at least make the background of the English subtitles COMPLETELY opaque not just semi-opaque like it is now! Or put them above or below the Chinese subs like all the other apps do! I avoid using this app for that reason alone. The other app I use the most to watch Asian shows has a horrible UI and not as many shows but at least I can read the subtitles. Second, I really wish you offered the ability to change the playback speed. Not being able to change the playback speed is a very minor complaint compared to the inability to read the subtitles but it would be a very nice addition.
  • Continue your apps Jan 2, 2018

    By Taylor50671
    So I used to pay for Viki pass until I realized that I literally could not watch my dramas anywhere besides my phone and computer. Viki has discontinued all their apps for the Samsung smart tv and the Xbox and those are the only two things I have to stream apps. I’m someone who likes to watch things on the big screen and having to connect my computer to an hdmi cord is just so tiring. It actually pisses me off. If you want more people to pay for Viki Pass, make yourself more available to more people. You say that you can stream these dramas anywhere with just the Viki but I’m afraid that this isn’t true as you have discontinued almost all of your apps. It’s useless. Besides having all your apps discontinued, it’s a good app. I use it to watch a lot of great shows like W and While You Were Sleeping, but when I want to watch on the tv so that I can get more comfortable, I have to watch on Netflix which is horrible because all Netflix has are the shows about teen girls fawning over men. So can the creators of Viki just make themselves more available to people like me who have an Xbox/Samsung Smart Tv?
  • 5 for content -3 for technology Jul 19, 2021

    By Debk63
    I used to love this app. They have the best content for Kdramas, but starting about a month or so ago the subtitles got out of sync when using Chromecast (works fine on my phone & iPad, but who wants to watch it on small screens). The subtitles now show way before the lines are spoken. I thought it was only affecting the older content, but I tried watching Youth of May, which just came out in May and it has the same problem. I watched one show in spite of this issue, but it was impossible to enjoy. It's so confusing when you can't figure out who's speaking. I tried to go to the Help Center to see if I could find out what the problem was and if there was something I could do on my end to fix it, but it's unavailable right now. I wish Viki would put the movie rental business on hold until they could fix the issue that their paid subscribers are struggling with. I'm about to cancel my subscription until it's fixed. What's the point in paying for something that I can't use. I'll just have to settle for Netflix.
  • Everything is Locked now Nov 4, 2020

    By lyntnicole
    I’ve had Viki now since a little before DramaFever was shut down (RIP) and for the first time ever, I’m thinking about canceling my membership entirely. They have locked almost all the kdramas on the app (new and old)— so now you have to pay double to unlock them. It wouldn’t be as bad if it were just new shows...but they have included older shows as well!! I was in the process of watching a few shows (& had many on my watchlist) I come back and they are all locked!!! Do you know how frustrating that is!??? I’m looking for new platforms now. I gave this app 2 ⭐️ because of the history I have with it. Great shows and things but unless you update to the higher tier one, you are limited in many things you watch. Also I hear that the subbers (people who do the subtitles) aren’t getting paid ...so if I were to pay extra, where is my money even going? Idk. I’m hurt over this. Truly. But if you’re rich lol (not really, just have money to spare) and can afford the new full access version , I’m sure you’ll love it.
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    Never trust viki, not revommended Aug 24, 2021

    By maryrose guerrero
    Never click even the 7 day free trial. I tried it and been charge $99 on the 7th day and when i send email to custumer service i received email that they dont refund. Not a good company. No phone custumer service. Not recommending.
  • amazing but has one problem Jan 7, 2021

    By Catherine the non great
    i absolutely love this app and would definitely recommend to those who want to watch multiple dramas of different languages! it gives you a good amount of free dramas and movies to watch + has a reasonable number of ads for free watchers. the app does have one bug/problem/glitch to it so im going to say what it is bc it’s annoying me a little. ads are freezing and glitching. certain ads freeze on me and i have to exit the app to be able to continue watching my drama/movie. it annoys me because only a few of the ads do that, why cant none do that? i won’t hate on the app for this because it has many various amounts of dramas for me to watch(and i’m desperate😁). but whenever i leave the app so i can exit the frozen ad, the drama brings me way back(further)than where i was watching(before the ad) so when i had to fast forward to get to where i was, it made me still watch the ad. the SAME one that kept on freezing so i’d have to exit one or more times to be able to get a different ad and continue my episode. uh before i started writing this, it happened so i wanted to report my problem in some way. i understand that no app can be perfect but i do hope that this could be fixed!
  • Too many glitches May 19, 2019

    By Leo Vixen
    Seems as if Viki selects which reviews to post. I can’t find my previous review but I see many reviews that give it 5 stars. What a joke. Too many problems with this app and Viki using volunteers to translate into English is almost criminal. Plus, the shows may not be available to the translators depending where they live, which slows down the process even more. Painfully slow subtitles especially if you are watching a drama that is airing simultaneously in a different country. The English often times is grammatically incorrect and the meaning is lost when they directly translate idiomatic expressions. Pay for people to subtitle the dramas in a timely fashion and more accurately. Forgot about the buffering, never finding your spot where you left off, logging on 100 times when you’ve never logged off, being told you need to pay for membership when you do, and having to open and close an episode a minimum of two times for the subtitles to appear. Too frustrating for the money that you pay. Doubt I will be renewing when my subscription is finished.
  • Used to be good until recent outage & subsequent mass reclassify free dramas to paid Sep 14, 2020

    By therealkoolshark
    I didn’t mind the repetitive ads (ie same viki ad asking for subscription repeated twice or a list of its top 5 shows every 15 minutes) at first when there was plenty of free content. However in August 2020, the site went dark for two days without explanation and when it was back up, a flood of free dramas became paid ones (requiring standard or plus subscriptions). So it felt like a bit of bait and switch and left a bad taste in my month. Meant that subscribers who were right in the midst of watching something free suddenly got cut off and asked to pay to watch the rest. So if you want to watch shows that are currently free, maybe hurry up before the dreaded pay wall hits without any notice. As for the app, There are a couple of bugs I noticed too: a)subtitles sometimes gets switched off automatically when the show resumes after an ad. B)Reviews written gets truncated in the final display although attempted to published fully.
  • READ THIS BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD THE APP!! Jan 16, 2022

    By YOU IDOITSSSS
    I won't lie and say the app is completely awful because it does have lots of different shows you can watch. They also have a feature to help you learn the language while you watch the show which is cool. Even though some you have to pay for there are plenty of free shows to watch. HOWEVER.. the ads are awful I sat through 2 full minute ads in a row followed with one ad that was i could skip. And the ads aren't only set per episode it's through out the episode and the ads are repetitive. Also I can't stand the comments why was that feature added in the first place it is so hard to watch the show when the comments are constantly popping up at the top of the screen! I really wouldn't mind this app if it had an option to turn them off but there's is no option and it very distracting and annoying to see all of the hate and obnoxious commentary from so many people.
  • The Subtitle Quality is Meh Jan 4, 2021

    By jwpolley
    Watching these shows reminded me of why I don’t like fansubs. There are timing problems (I had one appear and disappear in about a half second), too much text to read on the screen as well as both trying to explain phrases (rather than translating them to an appropriate English phrase) or making you look up what a Korean word means (instead of using the English equivalent). I hate having to back up the video and then pause it so I can real the two full lines of text. What makes it worse is when 75% is explaining why something is funny or explaining how it applies to Korean culture. Neither of these add value. If the fansubbers want to do this, they should supply two subtitle languages like some anime titles (one of which is closer to the original language). There needs to be some subtitle standards and quality control, neither seem to exist. I understand that this saves money, but this makes the service one of last resort.
  • No subtitles - No Support May 30, 2019

    By 1cutebaby
    5/29 Again - no subtitles, no communication, no compensation, still have not addressed the security concern. My mistake was paying for the full year. One of their offices is near me - I will file suit against Rakuten if they do not compensate me. 5/28 Still no subtitles, no communication, no compensation, still have not addressed the security concern. 5/27 - Still no subtitles - security issue I reported on the 25th still not fixed. 5/26 - Still no subtitles - security issue I reported still not fixed 5/25 - Still no subtitles Developer - Answer to your question is English. I have an open ticket where I have answered all the questions. Tried all of the fixes. Went to Twitter today and this is not an isolated case. Dozens of people are reporting this problem, so what is the fix? Where is our compensation for the missed weeks? 5/24 - Still no subtitle, No further contact, have not received compensation 5/23 - Still no subtitles, Support contacted me with try this and if it doesn’t work use your other devices until our developers can catch up with the new iOS release. I have no other devices so give me my money back. No response. 5/22 - Still no subtitles, Support has not contacted me. 5/21 - Still no subtitles, Support has not contacted me. After the latest upgrade, subtitles disappeared for all shows for me (iPad Pro). Contacted support nearly a week ago and still have not received a reply.
  • Not Subscribing anymore Dec 20, 2018

    By wsdeub
    Since drama fever had shut down, I wanted to try Viki and let just say it not been pleasant. First of all, they don’t have the complete season of running man, the first is episode 265 can’t watch old episodes and secondly some shows have restricted access bummer. Thirdly, the issue of their support system not having a phone number to call but just email which takes a whole lot longer to resolve the issue. Lastly, My issue with Viki is that I subscribed for Viki Pass standard through iTunes and I haven’t seen the benefits of subscribing which I was charged $5.30. Contacted ITUNES phone support immediately was advised to contact the third party which is Viki and unfortunately, Viki doesn’t offer phone support but only email. I logged my complaint and they said will respond in 48 to 72 hours and days have gone by and still, this issue has not been resolved. Definitely never subscribing anymore or watch anymore with Viki. Dramafever was the best too bad they are gone.

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