Love Viki App!! 5/5
By Lady of Colors
I love this app! I have it on my phone, but mainly watch it on Roku. I am a huge fan of Viki shows, movies etc. I get to see my favorite Asian stars without all the interruptions. I especially love how Viki secures your watching time and sign in protocols. I have some neighbors constantly trying or do hack and tap into my systems especially my Wi-Fi. Because of Viki I was able to signed on my tv with the code feature. Just go to setting on the app for Roku and look for the sign in codes. Basically letters, enter it on Viki app or the site on browser. Once you put it in then your TV automatically signed the app on your Roku. Whatever you was watch on your device will now be on your TV screen as well. A lot of variety for a reasonable price. This is better then Netflix they are 5.00 more or less. Only thing I wish they add in the Asian culture is India 🇮🇳 movies. I started out on this movies and will not give up on them. Please start adding these in. Then I won’t need Netflix anymore. So much to love!
Love it always have a huge fan of Viki!! Thanks
Great Series and Decent Prices 5/5
There are some really great series on here for free plus some that are decently priced.
I’m not a fan of the ones that are membership only, since I’m not sure if I want to even get a membership but, I suppose I might come around eventually.
Upcharged Everything 1/5
By Cayley C
This app used to be wonderful, you could pay a little to remove ads and have access to everything. Following the recent update, you have to upgrade to their plus pass for 9.99 a month to watch most of your favorite dramas. Don’t waste your money!
It’s a ripoff, stay away 😡 1/5
I am very sad to come to the conclusion that Viki is no longer what it used to be, now they are all out about ripping you off.
You have to “rent” to watch pretty much every other drama or movie on this app now which is very infuriating.
I used to pay the monthly “Viki pass plus” for $9.99/month, then I started paying the yearly subscription for $99.99/year which is basically $100.
Now they have turned all the descent show and movies into rentals and it is not cheap they range anywhere from $2.99-$5.99 one have to pay on top of the $100 subscription to be able to watch a decent movie.
When my yearly subscription ends I am OUT !! and I will make sure all my friends and family do the same, shame on you Viki !!
Middling to Medicore for What You Pay 3/5
The Good: There are many Asian dramas from Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan fully translated to English and Spanish (both languages I am fluent in). The volunteer teams do a great job of explaining Asian norms and idiomatic expressions that help the non Asian audience understand what is going on. I appreciate them so much because I have learned a great deal about Asian culture present in k, c, and j-dramas. The live comment section is genius! I have laughed and had great time watching Asian dramas on Viki versus Netflix just for the peanut gallery comments. Dramas with great viewer comments include Flower of Evil and Lie After Lie. My enjoyment of those dramas increased substantially because of those comments. Love, love, love it🤣🤣🤣 The Bad: The UX is a pain to use. Streaming developers really need to sit and copy Netflix’s UX because you can be completely computer illiterate and learn to use it in 2 minutes. They are the standard for a reason and I wish other streamers would stop fronting and just copy their’s and make life easy for their viewers. Viki’s is a pain to use because they show you all the shows they have but once you are watching a show you don’t know to navigate any settings. I learned how to turn on and off viewer comments from the viewer commenters because so many people were asking how to do it in their commentary. The radio buttons make no sense and you always have to navigate out of your drama to make any changes-subtitle language, etc. The UX also tends to not record you that you watched partially or completely an episode when you have and ends ups restarting instead of leading you back to the last spot you were watching. The whole user experience just tends to be a mess. TRANSLATION TURNOVER and shows deemed premium content!!! These are my biggest gripes. I have a monthly paid subscription. On Netflix if they put an Asian drama on the service, it is completely translated making for a smooth experience. Even if the show is new and is only showing episodically week by week, when they upload it, it is fully translated. For example, I watched It’s Okay Not To Be Okay on Netflix and within a few hours of its airing in Korea it was uploaded on American Netflix FULLY TRANSLATED because Netflix PAYS and acknowledges their translators at the end of each episode of the translated show. My issue is Viki purports to be a service with completely translated dramas but relies completely on volunteers, mostly female, who are UNPAID and unacknowledged until the show’s end. It bothers me that this app, owned by Rakuten, a Japanese company, doesn’t pay their translators, who do a better job than Netflix’s to be honest. Because Rakuten doesn’t pay their translators, you have popular current shows uploaded with no or incomplete translation for days while people in the comments complain and gripe. People who pay for the service feel slighted and wronged when this happens as is happening now with the K-drama Mr Queen. In the summer of 2020 a popular K-drama from 2013-2014 called Empress Ki came to the app after popular demand but it was not fully translated in English and was deemed premium content. A drama over five years old that viewers were clamoring for and they didn’t have a team set up to fully translate it to English before Rakuten uploaded it??? How Sway??? I literally dropped my premium plan for a basic one because of this incident. Rakuten needs to have paid translators because I have moved from a premium plan to a basic plan because I don’t comprehend why I’m paying monthly for raw audio of popular Asian dramas, some of them years old, that I can’t comprehend. Also, their whole business model seems to be exploiting the charity of women in the target language and it sits wrong with me each and every day. If the translators were men they’d be paid money and not verbal appreciation from the commenters only. Shows will change from basic paid content ($4.99 in North America)to premium content ($9.99) without warning or explanation. This happened in the fall with a popular k-drama from 2005 called My Lovely Sam Soon. I watched this drama the entire summer with a basic subscription but when I went back for a rewatch in the fall, it was suddenly premium content. I get Hyun Bin is a hot commodity since Crash Landing On You (a Netflix exclusive) but this was such a money grab by Rakuten that I have soured on them since. I can also watch two fully translated dramas with Hyun Bin on Netflix-the aforementioned CLOY and Memories From The Alhambra-with a basic plan there that I won’t have to worry will suddenly turn into premium content. TLDR: UNPAID TRANSLATORS are good, Rakuten Viki UX and business model is bad and exploitative.
Get it! 5/5
I love watching all my dramas on here🌸
Too fast 4/5
By Kdrama homeboy👨🦲
When I want to rewatch a drama again you always have to have the viki pass. I am a teen that cant get the subscription sadly but I still want to somehow watch my kdramas.
A good source of Asian dramas 4/5
I have watched some really good dramas on Viki. That doesn’t mean all of them are good. Some of them I have not finished because I started not liking what was going on. I think the ratings they give on Viki are a little unbelievable. Most of the dramas are rated eight, nine point something out of 10. It makes it hard for me to know which ones are really good and then I can waste time trying to find something worthwhile to watch. I often read the comments to find out if people liked the endings before I waste 16 hours. There’s nothing I hate more than watching a long drama that has a terrible ending. Viky has two different pricings you can pick from. One of them is about five dollars a month or less and the other is more like $10 a month or less if you buy it by the year. I don’t really understand why they don’t offer everything for one price. Maybe somewhere in between five and $10 would be fair. Viky also offers movie rentals. I like that I can sort by genre, or region, and other categories. I think my favorite dramas are Korean although I’ve seen some pretty good ones made in Taiwan. I am also a Netflix subscriber and they are offering an awful lot of these same dramas. I still like to keep viki.com because I do find some pretty good stuff on there once in a while.
Historical/romance/variety shows 5/5
It’s my kind of entertainment. I love it & keep watching each episodes while waiting for recent episode.
availability of choices for standard pay 4/5
I have enjoyed Viki until I paid for it. Since then it seems glitchy and today it just quit working. The apology has been up for a while but no fix yet.Recently, I have noticed that the availability of choices for the standard pay has decreased and now I am looking for an alternative to Viki due to this issue
My addiction 5/5
Started watching Viki in 2020 after my husband got brain cancer, sitting waiting form him to complete a treatment it became a habit to sit a read the subtitles of the many great movies and series you have in your library. Have enjoyed and still enjoy the wonderful selection on hand. My membership has been a life saver for me and I really enjoy the historical and magical period. But also enjoy the up to date series also.
Go, Go Squid was the first one I watched. Have let my friends know how much I enjoy being able to pick from the many movies and series for many delightful evenings.
Issue with resuming episode at the same time stopped 2/5
Recently there’s been issues with the app playing the correct episode or time that I last watched on which can be very frustrating. I’ve updated the app and tried uninstalling and reinstalling which did not work, not sure if this is a new issue that they need to look into and fix
Love it! 4/5
I subscribed to Viki because I had watched Shopping King Luis (original title) a long time ago and wanted to watch it again and Viki was the only place I could watch it! I love that I can choose the area I want, the genre and whether I want a movie or TV show. The only problem I have and the reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because when I watch on my iPhone, the speaking and the subtitles are not in sync. I don’t know if it is a Viki problem or Apple. Anyway, Viki is one of my go to stations and I love it!
Soooo disappointed 1/5
Cannot view on my smart TVs…Samsung…will probably cancel subscription as I cannot use my subscription 😫🥲
Drama Fun 5/5
Love the wide selection of dramas,
Amazing App!!!! 5/5
By Shontel Beaton
I love this app. I watched all my favorite Kdramas on there. You have to pay but it’s worth it!!
My K-Drama Vitamin 5/5
By Yunho's Gem
The title of my review said it all!
Absolutely love Viki. Both the website and app are amazing.
Negative review 2/5
I don’t like that app because it has too much ads and it annoying because it comes on when the movie is getting good at this point they shouldn’t put any ads at all but overall it have a lot of movies that people want to watch so we have no choice but pls update it
Best kdrama s ever! 5/5
VIKI has absolutely the best K dramas and K-POP stars ever! I’ve been a subscriber for four years now and I can’t say enough about the quality and the depth of the plots that are in these dramas. They are so much better than anything I’ve seen produced here in America and I’m thankful that I have VIKI to be able to watch these fantastic shows with English subtitles! Korean actors and actresses are top-notch in my opinion. Not only are they all good-looking but they are extremely talented. I like the way VIKI presents the profiles of the casts and I feel like I’ve gotten to know many of them as my family; I’ve developed a sincere desire to visit S Korea! 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️
I LOVE THIS APP 5/5
THIS APP IS SO GOOD AND I LIKE IT!
Have to pay for membership 1/5
Generally you can only watch after three episodes before Viki asks for you to pay “Viki standard” or “Viki premium” so there’s rarely anything you can watch for free 🙄 save your money and stream online tbh
The best place for subtitles, but… 4/5
By wowowiwi 🤠
So, Viki is literally the only choice I have or am willing to use for subtitles because I trust their teams’ translation into other languages. I love it and the large variety it has of different series and movies from many Asian cultures, which is mainly why I use it so much.
However, the subscription packages and their prices are not worth it. I can’t go back and watch my favorite dramas after a while because they’re limited to ‘standard’ or ‘plus’ access, which is honestly very disappointing. With the price and all, plus the economic state of the world at this point, I think I’ll just stick with the free version 😅. With most movie/show-related platforms these days, everything seems to have ‘plus’ side only for those who can pay for it, and unfortunately it seems Viki is no different.
I get why they are charging for membership-like subscription packages and all, but it’s just a little frustrating to attempt to return to a drama after a while only for a few episodes to be free and limits to the options I have when using it.
Log in issues 2/5
It won’t let me log in I’ve even deleted the app and re-download it
I love the app it just has so MANY ADS
By The Amom
I can watch all the new shows without interruption I
By sweett lima
I love the app so much but the ads is too much and it is making me loose interest
no subs and late to air 4/5
By Jenna Rich
Viki is really great for a lot of reasons. The quality of the shows is wonderful, there’s a big selection to choose from, and the subscription costs are not bad for what you get.
However, the reason this is not a 5 star app for me is 2 issues: 1. The subs. As a paying subscriber, I don’t understand why we can’t get subs when a show airs. I get that it’s all volunteer subbers but why? Why can’t you pay someone to do it in a timely manner if we are paying for a subscription cost?? 2. The show that promote as “Viki” originals don’t even air first on here. I’ve watched a show on YouTube before it even was airing on Viki. How is it a Viki original if you guys don’t have it first? It makes me very frustrated paying for a subscription sometimes. I hope these issues are worked on in the future. This platform has the potential for greatness but right now it’s just good.
Faltan Dramas 4/5
Deberían subir dramas viejos que ya no se encuentran en otras plataformas. Como Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Put sub titles on all the shows 5/5
I got this site with no commercial nice but they need to put English sub on all of the shows. Not just some of them. And put more new shows. Like eternal love 3 and many more that’s out. This is the only site I’m willing to pay for because of the awesome shows that are ready on it I watch it all day and night
New to Viki 5/5
By Wolf Kansas
I’ve been drawn to this new found addiction to the Korean drama.
Viki allows me to over indulge an be truly entertained. I’m American an I love movies, the variety of shows an movies on Amazing.
Me encanta! 5/5
Es la mejor App!
Thank heavens! 5/5
When Netflix alienated a large chunk of their base by refusing to remove pedophilic content, I though my addiction to Asian drama was going to leave me tormented forever. Then I discoveredVIKI. This is the answer to all my birthday wishes!
One of the greatest advantages that VIKI gives is that the volunteer subtitlers (yes, they are volunteering their time and knowledge!) translate the OST lyrics as well as the dialogue. This adds a whole other dimension to the viewers’ experience.
Another is the wide variety of content. There truly is something for everyone: romance, mystery, fantasy, realistic history and purely fictional “historical,” variety shows. If you want vampires, you can find them. If you want slapstick, it’s available. My watchlist gets longer and longer!
Watching is not clear, it's less than HD.. Please improve it and make it 4k
By مادري شنو اقول
ارجوكم اتطبيق حيل يجنن و حيل حلو وجميل و رائعه بس في شي ما يعجبني فيه ان ما في مسلسلات كل الي ابيهم مثل مسلسل الفتاه القويه و عالمان و سقيفه بطلي الغريب و هل انتَ بشرى ايضا و اذبني البرفق اندر حب و معجب
Lots of choices! 5/5
By KIG player
I started getting into K dramas since Covid and rakuten has been a great choice! Has more choices than Netflix and even though some dramas are not available unless you upgrade, there’s plenty of dramas without upgrade.
The best of all romantic series
Happy to have found... love it! 5/5
Love the app. Best ever!!! Enjoying the content. I can spend all my time on this app. :) It has much of everything in this app. The best of the best honestly. My go to app really. Easy to use and I highly recommend. :)
Viki is my streaming go-to! 5/5
An amazing source for all of us looking for the most and best K-dramas and East Asian movies and shows! I love it and look forward to watching everyday!
True beauty 5/5
By episode 5-16
I love this app but, can you guys please open episode 5-16 on True Beauty I’m need to know what happens next. I watch 1-5 today and it was amazing I was about to cry. So Please open the other episodes because I don’t have the money to pay for the keys. So Please.
App keeps crashing every time i open it 1/5
The app keeps crashing every time i open it. I deleted the app and redownloaded it and it is doing the same thing. I keep quitting the app too and same thing. I don’t understand I just want to watch my kdramas😭
By Layton iPad
I have the Viki pass and am having a hard time getting it to load. Please help! I have to find out if Dal Po is ok!
trouble opening app 4/5
i've been having problems opening viki after using it for hours then closing it after that I’d keep having to reinstall viki just to even open it which is really confusing cause i’ve never had this issue before and it just started like yesterday i think please help
I love this app and all the Various shows and movies you are able to see, that you wouldn’t be able to access otherwise. My only suggestion would be to please have captions available whenever an episode is released for those who subscribe that do not speak the language. 90% off the time translations are available. I highly recommend this app!
Why is it crashing 2/5
The app is not opening. Every time i try to it freezes and crashes.
solid 3/5 could be better 3/5
By mira l :/
i like this app a lot. it’s very useful and user friendly, similar to tubi. the only downsides are that there is no picture in picture and no continue watching section. other than that, i don’t have any other problems.
Not opening 1/5
App screen frozen, not opening, please fix
its great and i love it but i cant open it. today i tried watching my shows but every time i open the app it puts me back to my homescreen. i deleted it and reinstalled it but its still not working. why??
Whats Going On? 3/5
I love Viki but for some reason it won’t launch. I’ve uninstalled, reinstalled, restarted my phone, and disconnected and reconnected to my wifi. Nothing is working.
The app doesn’t want to open 4/5
I paid my subscription and I don’t know why the app doesn’t want to open! Please fix it otherwise I was not having any problem at all