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Streaming services have become more popular than ever in the Philippines, especially with today’s new normal where most of us would rather stay home. There are many choices out there that you may or may not have come across. Check out the list below in order not to miss any free quality sreaming sites.

Streaming platforms in Philippines: Key statistics

Netflix dominates video streaming platforms

Netflix’s domination in the world market of subscription-based video streaming has also taken its course in the country, with a market share of 31 percent as of the first quarter of 2022. While cable channels still have a large share of viewership, Filipino audiences are increasingly accessing video streaming platforms that provide greater content variety, often ad-free. In 2021, it was estimated that about 6.4 million Filipinos were using video streaming services. Apart from Netflix, other SVoD services such as Prime Video, iflix, HBO Go, and Viu are also gaining popularity.

Aside from international streaming platforms, local OTT platforms have also gained viewership in the Philippines, with television networks operating or partnering with streaming platforms. ABS-CBN Corporation, which lost its television franchise in 2020, streamed its shows and teledramas on its OTT content platform iWant. Initially launched in 2015 as a platform that shows the network’s regional television channels, it was relaunched in 2018 to show original content, like Netflix and iflix. At the beginning of September 2020, iWant merged with TFC Online, a platform for overseas Filipino workers to watch ABS-CBN programs online and was launched as iWantTFC. The platform offers selected titles for free and others on a pay-per-view basis. Television network GMA Network has also tapped the streaming platform iQiyi to stream its programs and shows.

Music and game streaming

Apart from video streaming, music streaming is also among the top online activities of Filipino internet users. Free and paid music streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer, and Apple Music were among the well-known platforms. Music streaming services consumption in the Philippines has seen growth in recent years, with the number of music streamers forecasted to reach 6.3 million in 2027. Apart from listening to music, podcasts were also among the leading media content consumed in the country.

Similarly, in a country with an increasing number of online gamers, it is perhaps unsurprising that game streaming is also gaining momentum. Game streaming is not only a way to connect with fellow gaming enthusiasts but a possible revenue-generating hobby. A recent survey shows that a typical gaming session of Filipino online gamers lasts about one to two hours. Among the leading platforms for game streaming are Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.

Top 9 Free Streaming Sites and Services In Philippines

1. YouTube

YouTube is the leading platform for all kinds of video content– music videos, vlogs, and other entertaining clips. Of course, it is also an accessible website for producers to make their movies available for free if they want to! TBA Studios, Black Sheep, Star Cinema, and Viva Films are just some of the local production houses that have uploaded some of their films on YouTube for free viewing.

2. iWantTFC

ABS-CBN’s content platform iWantTFC is packed with shows and films that you can stream for free, with the option to remove ads by paying a monthly subscription fee. Some of the movies you can watch here are Hello, Love, Goodbye, The Hows of Us, and Alone Together, just to name a few.

3. WeTV iFlix

Alongside their decent lineup of Chinese, Korean, and other Asian shows, WeTV iFlix also offers a handful of free Filipino movies. Some of the titles you can now watch on the platform without the subscription include My Rebound Girl starring Alex Gonzaga and Joseph Marco; Woke Up Like This which stars Vhong Navarro and Lovi Poe; and Mikhail Red’s Neomanila.

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4. iQiyi

This Chinese streamer is becoming more popular when it comes to Asian content, with two Filipino original series even slated to arrive on the platform. If you’re interested in seeing movies from China, Korean, and Japan, you might enjoy what iQiyi has to offer. Avail their VIP subscription and you get access to more titles, with no ads to interrupt your watching!

5. Tubi

Tubi, a division of Fox Entertainment, boasts of having more than 35,000 movies and shows on their library that you can all watch for free! While the titles they offer aren’t the most popular ones, viewers will surely find some hidden gems on the website so just keep streaming!

6. Cignal Play

As the leading local cable provider in the Philippines, Cignal offers much more than just cable services. Their subscribers also have access to a streaming platform. You can now watch all live channels on your desktop or mobile device, plus more exclusive titles from Cignal Play.

7. Kanopy

As one of the most interesting free movie streaming websites, Kanopy requires users to have a library card from a supported library. Registering with an institution’s email address will also give you access to free content. As soon as you have created your account, you will access tons of movies across multiple categories.

Although the content selection is limited, there is one exciting aspect of this streaming portal: there are no advertisements during playback, ensuring that the experience is smooth and enjoyable.

The site does not restrict simultaneous streaming, so you can watch your favorite content using a single account from as many devices as you wish.

8. Vivamax

Films are not the only product of a company such as Viva Entertainment. Besides music, talent management, publishing, and food, the company has interests in these areas.

(Viva owns subsidiaries that are food companies, such as Pepi Cubano and Paper Moon). In addition, Viva has also recently rolled out Vivamax, a streaming service.

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Pros: Affordable and great for Filipino film fans.

Cons: International and foreign selections are quite limited.

9. Plex

Plex is actually an app that promises to provide users a more personalized and intuitive experience when it comes to their own media library. But the Plex website also offers you thousands of titles, mostly B movies and old films, that are all available for free streaming with no registration required.

Top 5 paid streaming services in Philippines

1. Amazon Prime

With a premium subscription, you can download content and stream to up to 3 devices at the same time.

Subscription: Monthly – Php 259 /mo

2. Bilibili

Bilibili is one of the newer streaming services on this list. It’s a Chinese app/site that we can only describe as a mixture of YouTube, Netflix, TikTok, and most, if not all other streaming services.

Bilibili is free, but if you want more features (such as premium content, downloads, advance screening, and 1080p resolution videos), then you have to make an account and subscribe.


Monthly – Php 195 /mo

Quarterly – Php 529

Annual – Php 1,850

3. Discovery+

Discovery+ is the newest streaming service in the Philippines. It features content from the Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, Asian Food Network, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, BBC, and History Channel.


Monthly – Php 129 /mo

Annual – Php 999 /mo


HBO GO is an affordable streaming platform, often with updated and new movies and its own roster of original content. In addition, subscribers can also watch live broadcasts of HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Hits, HBO Family, and Cinemax.


Monthly – Php 149 /mo

3 Months – Php 299/mo

5. Viu

If you are into K-dramas and other Asian movies (Chinese and Japanese) and TV shows, Viu is the way to go. Moreover, this streaming service also has a good variety of anime and shows dubbed in Filipino.

Subscription Options

Monthly – Php 49 for the first 3 months, then Php 129 /mo afterward

3 Months – Php 349

6 Months – Php 599

Annual – Php 999 /yr

Via Smart Giga K-video prepaid promos

Via PLDT Home bill at Php 80 /month

Via Globe prepaid promo (text VIU29, VIU 50 or VIU99 to 8080)

Via Codashop for as low as Php 29

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