Top 10 Websites to Watch Chinese TV Series Online For Free

Many people often ask where to watch Chinese drama. Here I sum up a list of websites for you to watch Chinese dramas.

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. Some modern Chinese dramas have English subtitles.

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 PandaVPN has the best speed and its servers in China work well. PandaVPN has servers in Xuzhou, China. Its VPN service also offers 7 day money back guarantee. You can SAVE 83% for its annual plan by click Here.

1. Youku 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 VPN to watch it. It has both website and Android, iPhone and WePhone app, and Windows TV software available. Check and download the apps at Youku App.


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. It also has other channels including Chinese movies, tv shows, cartoons.

It has iPhone, Android, iPad and Android Pad available on smart phones available. Down load the TV software at


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.

You can download its Chinese drama apps at, both Android and iPhone apps are available.

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. It provides different dramas including costume drama, romance drama, Wuxia drama, war drama, fantasy drama and so on.

For users from outside Mainland China VPN service is needed to unlock its region restriction.

It has different versions apps available. You can download it here at


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 apps support Android, iOS and Windows Phone platform. It has both overseas and Chinese drama available online and is one of the best website to Chinese drama watch online.

QQ TV has almost all versions of software available on smart phone, windows, mac, iPad and TV.


6.    Tudou TV

Tudou, a Chinese video sharing website, owns many full-length TV series, variety 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.

Tudou is has already been acquired by Youku, so they should share the same dram database.

7. Kankan TV

Tiantian 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.

Its drama channels including Mainland China TV, Hong Kong and Taiwan drama, South Korea and USA dramas for you to watch for free.

Tiantian Kankan is also available on mobile platforms including Android and iOS.



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. Iqiyi is probably the most popular and the largest Chinese drama and movie website at present.


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.

Above are the most popular websites to watch Chinese drama online. Do you know other websites that allow you to watch Chinese TV series online for free? Please leave a comment below.

32 Responses

  1. M3u editor says:

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  2. Both the iQiyi APP and the online platform are incredibly user-friendly (if you speak Chinese), intuitive, and most importantly – fast.

  3. Ashley Jones says:

    MovieZoot is a free, live-streaming website delivering fast, free classic movies to anyone with access to cellular or Internet capability. Recently launched, it has 11 movie categories including Romance, Horror and Drama, plus binge watching Mystery and Comedy shows, and all are readily available for mobile phones, tablets and computers.

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  5. alexiswang says:

    Awesome! thank you for sharing these list. I can watch Chinese movies using the said sites above. However, there are times that i can’t watch them because of my bad internet connection. That being said, I decided to download some of them so that I can watch offline. With that, I used the Acethinker Video Keeper, this software helps me to grab chinese movies anytime I want.

  6. John says:

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  7. jiming says:

    Just use VPN will do, I’m using OpenWorld VPN it’s free and fast, for watching China drama or listening music on QQ music. very nice

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  9. BS says:

    All the above doesn’t work outside China. It all advertising only.

  10. Mercy says:

    Is there any apps to watch Chinese Drama

  11. gord says:

    Can anyone let me know of a live tv app for mainland Chinese channels that works on a android box?

  12. Nina says:

    Hi all..can anyone give suggestion about where can i watch china reality show that has english subtitle?.thank you

  13. Anita says:

    I want best site for Chinese dramas with English Subtitles can anyone help

  14. Terri says:

    I am trying to find a television drama but show it in China around 2000 to my Chinese is limited so all I got out of the title was something about a triology and it was a story about a wealthy Chinese liquor manufacture whose son went to Russia to help them make the same liquor and he had a love affair with the man’s daughter but had to return to marry a Chinese wife . If anyone can find this you looking for and I remembered to that it was one of the rare ones that actually had a English subtitles and I was living in China at the time.

  15. kevin says:

    Most options from these sites do not provide english subtitles, please give me sites with english translation

  16. 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:

  17. 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

  18. Larry says:

    Try for Chinese movies with English subtitles

  19. jet says:

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

    • Peter says:

      You can use vpn to unlock it, as I mentioned above, I suggest you use hidemyass vpn, they offer vpn servers from China.

  20. 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…

  21. Ken says:

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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 …

  24. dramagirl says:

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

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