Choosing the right platform can be crucial to begin watching Chinese series. Given the immense popularity of Chinese series across the world, international streaming platforms now stream series. However, the choices they offer might be limited in terms of the number of series and options for subtitles. Therefore, viewers must choose the right platform to enjoy the experience brought by series.
Youku, the TV channel of Youku.com- the leading Internet video company in China, broadcasts the latest dramas and series, including those aired in China recently. It also offers mini television series, some of which have received appreciation from the viewers. Youku is available as a website on Android, iOS, and Windows TV.
Baidu TV Series Channel- a subsidiary of Baidu- is another popular choice. It broadcasts the latest series, TV plays, Chinese movies, and cartoons and can bring the most up-to-date content owing to the financial strength of Baidu. Baidu TV Series Channel is available on iOS, iPad, Android, and Android Pad and can be downloaded for TV.
360TV, owned by Qihoo 360, provides users with links to popular Chinese series on other websites. Users can keep changing the links until they find the site they believe provides the best viewing experience. 360TV is available on Android and iPhone. Likewise, LeTV is a popular Beijing-based streaming platform that legally streams Chinese series, making it an ideal choice for viewers interested in exploring series. LeTV streams series across genres like a romantic drama, war drama, costume drama, among others.
QQ TV Channel is another streaming platform for Chinese series, which streams full episodes of series online. QQ TV Channel is supported on Android, Windows Phone, and iOS. Sohu Video Channel, another China-based video streaming platform which streams the latest Chinese TV series in HD and produces its video contents, given the financial strength of Sohu.com, one of China’s largest Internet portal.
Kankan TV is a video-on-demand site that streams Chinese series and other video content in high-definition. Users from anywhere around the world can stream the series. It has a Mainland China TV channel where the users can watch Chinese series for free. Similarly, PPTV offers TV series and other video content on a video-on-demand basis and is recommended for viewers interested in Chinese series for its well-designed user interface, vast resources, and fast speed. It can be accessed on Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS from anywhere in the world.
IQiyi.com is a video streaming platform exclusively for Chinese series and offers them in HD. Apart from legally streaming copyrighted video content, IQiyi also produces video content, including dramas catering to younger viewers, and is one of the most popular and largest Chinese drama websites.
Tudou, a website for video sharing streams TV series, shows from China and other regions. Since Youku has acquired Tudou, the two would share the same set of series available for streaming. Users of Tudou can download the series from its mobile app.