The 10 Best Ways to Watch Spanish TV Online [Updated for 2023]
Finding Spanish TV services online can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, I’ve found them for you!
Whether you want telenovelas, news, game shows, reality TV, or something else, this list will give you multiple options to choose from no matter your Spanish TV desires.
So, put that popcorn in the microwave while you decide which of these online services is best for you.
- TV Azteca
- Antena 3
- Televisión Pública
- TV Perú
- Caracol Televisión
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Summary: Free or paid streaming service with TV shows and movies.
Available On: Google Play | App Store | Chromecast | Roku | And More!
While Hulu is already a well-known service, you may not know that it has a “Latino” section, offering movies and TV shows in Spanish. Signing up for Hulu Plus will get you additional content and fewer ads, but the basic service is free.
The “shows más vistos” section makes it easy to skim which TV shows are popular. On the main page, you can also browse categories for kid’s shows, action shows, and new releases. Turn on Spanish subtitles by clicking the gear symbol second from the right in the video control bar.
Many series were originally produced in Spanish, but there are also a few popular English-language programs (like “CSI” and “South Park”) available with dubbing. Hulu boasts over 200 series to choose from. You can check out our favorite Spanish movies on Hulu here!
Summary: Free or paid service with a multitude of Spanish viewing options.
Available On: Google Play | App Store
Like Hulu, NBC’s TV streaming service Peacock includes a specific section for Latino programming. On the page for TV shows, find the “Browse by Genre” section and select “En Español” to see the Spanish shows available.
You can find TV shows from NBC’s Spanish-language network Telemundo, as well as a host of dramas, comedies, news programs, and reality TV.
Peacock’s free tier includes an ever-changing list of shows for streaming, but the paid tiers (one with ads and one without) will get you access to the entire catalog.
Summary: U.S.-based streaming service that includes shows from networks in Spanish-speaking countries.
Available On: App Store | Roku | And More!
Univision programming is aimed mainly at the Hispanic-American population in the United States. According to Nielsen Media Research, Univision has the largest Spanish-speaking audience in the world.
It also has strong ties with and carries content from networks like Mexico’s Televisa, Venezuela’s Venevisión, Chile’s Canal 13, and Argentina’s TV Pública. In addition to content from its partners, Univision produces original content as well.
Pay a monthly subscription to find your next favorite Spanish TV series, telenovela, game show, musical program, or anything in between. You can also check out Univision’s video-on-demand service, UVideos, for more shows, novels, and dramas.
Summary: Streaming service for one of the most popular TV programs in Mexico.
Available On: Roku
TV Azteca is one of the biggest producers on the Mexican airwaves with content that covers the whole spectrum of programs: news, variety shows, telenovelas, sports, cartoons, and talk shows.
TV Azteca airs original telenovelas and also produces shows with U.S.-based formats like “¿Quién quiere ser millonario?” (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) and “Desafío de Estrellas” (a singing talent show similar to “American Idol”).
Its programming can also be accessed by those with Hulu subscriptions of a certain level.
Summary: TV programming from one of the largest producers in Spain.
Available On: Google Play | App Store
Antena 3 is a leading television channel in Spain and a sister company of Onda Cero—one of the country’s leading radio stations.
One of Antena 3’s hit programs was “Aquí no hay quien viva” (No one could live here)—a sitcom about the inhabitants of a building in Calle Desengaño that’s still popular to this day.
Antena 3 offers a complete set of programs and even provides up-to-the-minute news and sports updates. But be warned: you might need a VPN for some of its TV shows as a few are blocked from streaming outside of Spain.
Summary: Spanish TV shows from Argentina, including family-friendly options.
Available On: Its Website!
Televisión Pública (often abbreviated as TVP) is a public network in Argentina. It once held exclusive broadcast rights for multiple Argentine soccer teams.
Now, Televisión Pública runs its own news program, along with cultural and educational programs, political talk shows, food shows, and dramas.
Youth programming is available as well. Check out the website for a complete list of the shows offered through its network.
Summary: Spanish TV programming is run by the government of Peru.
Available On: Google Play
TV Perú began in 1958 as a joint venture between the Peruvian government and UNESCO. As a state-controlled station, one of its mandates is the promotion and spread of Peruvian culture through programs and documentaries like “Reportaje al Perú” and “Costumbres.“
TV Perú was the first in the country to broadcast in digital format. And, at the height of Korean drama popularity, it aired titles like “All About Eve” and “Wish Upon A Star” dubbed in Spanish.
The website offers links to TV Perú’s cultural, entertainment, informative, and public service programming.
Summary: TV streaming in Spanish straight from Colombia.
Available On: Google Play | Its Website!
Caracol Televisión started in 1954 and is one of only two private national broadcasters in Colombia. It has produced thousands of programs since its founding.
It is known for action, drama, and fiction series, though it also offers comedy series and reality TV.
The Caracol Televisión website provides its current shows alongside its news broadcasting programs.
Summary: A catalog of TV stations from around the world.
Available On: Its Website!
Streema provides links to 113 TV stations from Spain alone. Talk about covering all genres here: news, sports, weather, and series programming are all available.
To find Spanish programs from other countries, use the search bar at the top to look for the country you want.
With the variety of viewing options available, everyone can find Spanish TV they’ll enjoy through Streema.
Summary: A “choose-your-own” subscription service with Spanish-language options.
Available On: Google Play | App Store | Roku | And More!
The Sling TV service provides a customized programming experience.
It calls itself “à la carte TV” because it offers viewers the opportunity to pick and choose specific channels for their subscription bundle. There are multiple options available in Spanish.
Stream-on-demand TV shows, movies, and sports coverage from your chosen subscriptions on Sling whenever you want.
FluentU doesn’t have full TV shows, but rather snippets of different Spanish-language videos. It’s a valuable tool for learners who want to study with authentic Spanish content, but want the support of a fully-fledged learning program.
Other sites use scripted content. FluentU uses a natural approach that helps you ease into the Spanish language and culture over time. You’ll learn Spanish as it’s actually spoken by real people.
FluentU has a wide variety of videos topics, as you can see here:
FluentU brings native videos within reach with interactive transcripts. You can tap on any word to look it up instantly. Every definition has examples that have been written to help you understand how the word is used.
Plus, if you see an interesting word you don’t know, you can add it to a vocab list.
Review a complete interactive transcript under the Dialogue tab, and find words and phrases listed under Vocab.
Learn all the vocabulary in any video with FluentU’s robust learning engine. Swipe left or right to see more examples of the word you’re on.
The best part is that FluentU keeps track of the vocabulary that you’re learning, and gives you extra practice with difficult words. It'll even remind you when it’s time to review what you’ve learned. Every learner has a truly personalized experience, even if they’re studying with the same video.
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Well, with all these online Spanish TV options, you might need more than one bowl of popcorn. You’ve got a lot of shows to start watching, after all.
Just don’t miss out on the mini-language lessons by skipping the commercials!