Top 10 Websites to Watch Chinese TV Series Online For Free

In recent years Chinese TV dramas have won lots of media attentions and gradually obtained lots of favors in the world. Chinese TV series are similar to TV plays in the USA, but are often longer, and tell a story with complicated plots. If you want to follow Chinese TV series, you should check our list of the 10 most popular websites to watch Chinese TV series online for free without downloading.

When watch videos outside China, you will often find the screen says: “抱歉, 此视频只限中国内地播放. Sorry this video can only be streamed within Mainland China”. That’s because foreign countries are very strict with copyright. TV plays and movies on Chinese video sites such as Youku, Tudou and iQiyi are only available to users in mainland China. If you want to watch films and television shows in your own country, you need to use VPN service to bypass the IP detection. In the past year, I have tested about a dozen of VPNs with servers in China, and I find HideMyAss has the best speed and its servers in China work well. HideMyAss has 3 servers in three locations in China including Shenzhen, Chengdu and Renqiu. Its VPN service also offers 30 day money back guarantee. You can click Here to have a try.

1. Youku TV is China’s leading Internet video company. Its TV Chanel offers thousands of latest TV dramas that just aired on China television screens. Youku also make mini television series itself and some of which are very popular among netizens. At present these contents are just available to IP from China, people from other regions can only use VPNto watch it.

2. Baidu TV

baidu tv Baidu TV Series Channel is attached to Baidu, China’s largest search engine. The site provides a large number of  up-to-date hit dramas and feature programs. With considerable financial strength, Baidu can provide viewers with the up-to-date the most complete TV plays.

3.  360 TV

360 TV360 TV is owned by Qihoo 360, a leading Internet platform company in China. The site provides many resource links which can direct you to the popular TV series from other websites. Users can change among its many links until find the site with the best watching experience.

4. Letv

LeTV, a popular Chinese streaming website based in Beijing, supplies legal TV shows and movies from countries and regions such as Mainland China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand. For users from outside Mainland China VPN service is needed to unlock its region restriction.

5. QQ TV

QQ is the largest free instant messaging application in China and its TV Channel provides the full-episode TV plays online. Its mobile app are supports Android, iOS and Windows Phone platform.

6.    Tudou TV

Tudou, a Chinese video sharing website, owns many full-length TV series, TV shows and movies from China, South Korea the USA, England and other regions. All these dramas are available on its mobile app and are free to download.

7. Kankan TV

Xunlei Kankan is a video-on-demand site which provides high-definition TV and other video contents. At present there is no region restriction for all its dramas, users can watch them anywhere in the world. Xunlei Kankan is also available on mobile platforms including Android and iOS.

8. PPTV If you are a Chinese drama lover, PPTV is the right place to go. PPTV provides video-on-demand of dramas and other contents. I strongly recommend it for its well-designed interface, fast speed and vast drama resources. PPTV is available for a variety of systems, including windows PC, Mac, Android mobile phones, and iPads etc. It is absolutely free to watch all its dramas online from anywhere in the world.

9.  Iqiyi TV, like Hulu in the US,  is a streaming video platform that focuses on Chinese HD TV series and movies. The site is owned by Baidu, China’s largest Internet search engine. Besides the latest copyrighted video contents, IQiyi also produces its own content including drama programs, that cater to young people.

10.  Sohu TV Sohu Video channel provides the latest legitimate HD TV plays from Mainland China,  Hong Kong and Taiwan. The site belongs to, one of the biggest China Internet portal. Its strong financial strength guarantees many exclusive dramas and TV shows. The site also produces video contents itself.

14 Responses

  1. william says:

  2. Consumer preferences these days restrain the entertainment marketplace in ways that has beenunimaginable before the word wide web together with the viral submitting of news, as well astotal entertainment content material. After you add to that distribution online and, news flash, websites online, from gossip to whole videos. This is a completely new world. Much of it wonderful, some not.

  3. dramagirl says:

    Thank you for the list..i watch chinese drama with english sub on

  4. Dianne says:

    I love Chinese dramas online. Since I don’t speak and/or read Chinese, I need English Subtitles. I wish one of these providers would add English Subtitles to the films… I would watch all of the time 😉 Any chance of that happening? Thanks …

  5. Sara says:

    Dianne, I totally agree. I live in China and have been trying to find Chinese or Korean shows with English subtitles. It’s a surprisingly difficult challenge.

  6. Ken says:

    all this is not work. I can’t watch HK TV show is so bad bad and BAD!

  7. fanny says:

    hi… i’m biggest fan for chinese drama but i find its hard to find chinese drama with english subtitle. i don’t understand chinese…so can anyone suggest me where i can watch chinese drama with english sub… especially beauty rivals in palace drama…

  8. jet says:

    i cant watch these videos cause of country restriction, any other sites it can use without country restriction.

  9. Larry says:

    Try for Chinese movies with English subtitles

  10. Shane says:

    Thanks for the list, already find it, Honestly.. i’m biggest fans chinese series, specially chinese martial art/kung fu movie, but i can’t find with english subtitles, somebody share me please..? Thanks

  11. Lotus says:

    Hi, I am Chinese,I am preparing for writing an article about the Chinese tv series in western countries. Could I talk about it with you? This is my email:

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