Snowdrop actually began airing back in December 2021, so if you haven’t started already, you have some catching up to do. Still, with 16 episodes in total, there’s still plenty left to look forward to. While this show is only normally available in Asia-Pacific countries, there is a workaround that can help you stream it while traveling abroad. Below, we’ll let you know how to watch Snowdrop online, without the need for a JTBC account or Resident Registration Number (RRN).
Note: we strongly advise sticking with official sources. These not only provide the highest possible video quality, but they also ensure that your video won’t be taken offline halfway through. Further, you run the risk of being left without subtitles, or perhaps even with poorly translated unofficial ones. With one inexpensive broadcaster showing Snowdrop in multiple countries, it’s quicker, easier, and more ethical to simply watch via official streams.
Snowdrop is only available in a few countries. As such, you may have to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to regain access to your usual content while traveling abroad.
How to stream Snowdrop online from abroad
VPNs are primarily designed to improve your online privacy. However, as they hide your true location, they can also be used to access region-exclusive services from abroad.
Here’s how to stream Snowdrop from the US (or anywhere else):
- Not every VPN is able to access the appropriate content libraries, so it pays to research providers carefully. We were able to unblock Snowdrop in no time using NordVPN but ExpressVPN, and PrivateVPN worked too.
- Install the VPN onto any device you use for streaming. Most providers let you secure at least five at a time, so it’s fine if you have a few.
- Log in and select a server in a supported country. We didn’t have any luck with servers in Hong Kong but were able to view this show using servers in Korea and Japan.
- Visit Disney+ and log in. You should see a message that says “It looks like you’re travelling!”. Type “Snowdrop” into the search bar, and if it shows up, everything has worked perfectly. If not, clear your cookies and try a few other Korean and Japanese servers, or ask your VPN’s support team if they have one that definitely works.
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How to watch Snowdrop online from anywhere
While this show is broadcast live every Saturday and Sunday at 22:30 KST (08:30 ET) on JTBC, this platform requires you to sign up with a Korean RRN or copy of your ID, which isn’t ideal. On the plus side, new episodes will be available for streaming outside of Korea just a few hours later on select countries’ versions of Disney Plus.
At the moment, only a few specific countries in the APAC region are getting Snowdrop, including Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Singapore. While a wider international release is possible, it hasn’t yet been confirmed. In fact, all we have to go on is a tweet from Disney+ Hotstar saying that the show “will not be available immediately” in India.
If you’re traveling outside of your home country and no longer have access to Snowdrop, you can just use a VPN to continue watching. NordVPN includes a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee that makes it easy to pick up where you left off. If it fails to meet your expectations, just cancel within 30 days for a full refund, no-questions-asked.
What is the Korean drama Snowdrop about?
Snowdrop follows the tale of Im Soo-ho and Eun Young-ro, two students who fall in love at the peak of Korea’s 1987 fight for democracy. So what’s the twist? Simple: Im is being pursued by the government for his activism, whereas Eun just happens to stay in the dorm where he’s hiding. Still not sure if it’s for you? The official Snowdrop trailer should help you decide.
Can I watch Snowdrop online for free?
At the time of writing, it’s not possible to stream Snowdrop for free unless you have a JTBC account. There are a couple of problems with this method, though. First, this service doesn’t support subtitles, so you’ll have to speak Korean fluently. Further, to register, you have to send a photo of your ID to the company, which obviously isn’t ideal.
Disney+ used to offer a free trial in select markets, including Japan but this is no longer the case. Additionally, for a very short time, Amazon Music Unlimited would grant new subscribers free access to Disney Plus, but this offer has now expired.
Who stars in Snowdrop?
Snowdrop has plenty of famous faces, including BLACKPINK singer Kim Ji-soo (or Jisoo, as she’s known professionally). Here’s a quick guide to who’s starring in what’s arguably the biggest K-drama of the year:
- Jung Hae-in (D.P.) as Im Soo-ho
- Kim Ji-soo (Inkigayo) as Eun Young-ro
- Jang Seung-jo (Splendid Politics) as Lee Kang-moo
- Yoo In-na (Touch Your Heart) as Kang Ching-ya
- Yoon Se-ah (The City Hall) as Pi Seung-hee
- Kim Hye-yoon (Extraordinary You) as Kye Boon-ok
- Jung Yoo-jin (Catch the Ghost) as Jang Han-na