If you are missing Spanish movies and TV there is a solution that will allow you stream your favorite Spanish content from anywhere, even if it is usually geo-blocked. We’ll show you the best free and paid streaming services for Spanish TV and movies and how, with the help of a VPN, you can watch from abroad.
We’ve taken a close look at streaming platforms from several countries, including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and the US, to decide which has the best selection of movies for Spanish speakers and learners. To cater to all budgets, we’re recommending a selection of both free and paid platforms.
Note: Many of the services below are region-locked, meaning they’re only available in certain countries. If you’re traveling abroad, you’ll need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access your usual home streaming services.
How to watch Spanish movies online with a VPN
By using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you can spoof your location and access Spanish language content from anywhere in the world. Don’t worry if you’ve never used a VPN they’re incredibly simple to set up. Just follow the steps below.
Here’s how to watch Spanish movies (and TV shows) online from anywhere:
- Start by signing up for a reputable VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN, although NordVPN and CyberGhost are both excellent, low-cost alternatives.
- Next, install the VPN app on your device.
- Log in to the VPN and connect to a server in the appropriate country. For instance, you’d need a Mexican server to watch Las Estrellas abroad, or a Spanish server to use RTVE.
- Finally, visit your chosen service and try watching something. You should find that the stream is now unblocked! If not, most problems can be fixed by clearing your browser’s cookies and trying again.
As always check you have the legal right to watch on any content you stream or download.
How to watch Spanish movies online for free
Who doesn’t like free movies? Below, we’ll cover the best free streaming services for Spanish movies, and give you an idea as to what kind of films each of them offers. We’ll also let you know if they offer movies in Spanish with English subtitles.
Rakuten is mostly known for its movie rental service, but it also offers more than 100 free-to-watch films (including Dredd, La Señal, and St. Vincent), as well as a handful of free children’s TV shows like Morph and Glumpers.
These are all available in Spanish, although many can be viewed in English with Spanish subtitles. Users do have to create an account before watching anything, but this just requires you to verify your email address.
As Rakuten TV is an ad-supported service, you’ll have to disable your ad-blocker before it’ll let you stream anything. However, there’s usually only one minute of ads at most before the movie starts, so this isn’t a major issue. Note that these ads will pause themselves if you switch to another browser tab.
Available in: 42 European countries including Spain, Italy, Germany, France, and the UK. Spanish movies are only available in Spain, however.
Tubi offers access to hundreds of free Spanish movies and over 30 children’s TV shows, including plenty of semi-recent hits like The Objects of Love, Aurora, and Raúl. There’s no need to create an account before watching and although this service is ad-supported, it doesn’t prevent you from streaming with an ad-blocker installed.
Users can choose to reduce the video quality if their internet connection is particularly slow. Further, most of the movies offer English subtitles, and the ones that don’t tend to be lower-budget, straight-to-video type releases.
Available: Worldwide, except for in European countries. Content changes from one country to another but regardless of where you are, there is always a Spanish-language category.
Pluto TV is a bit of a strange service; it’s designed to mimic traditional TV with never-ending playlists of videos sorted into different “channels.” That said, it also offers a strong on-demand library and a dedicated Latino section with 22 live Spanish channels, six of which are devoted entirely to movies.
So what kind of content can you expect to find? Well, there are plenty of recognizable titles including Daybreakers, War of the Worlds, and Friday the 13th, plus an entire channel that just plays old, Spanish-dubbed Bond movies. Ads are shown more frequently than on some other services, but the breaks are far shorter than if you were actually watching on TV.
Many of the titles we tested supported English subtitles, and we were pleased to find a good range of customizable options here. For instance, it’s possible to change the size, color, and opacity of the font.
Available in: Dozens of countries worldwide. That said countries with a large Spanish-speaking population like the US, Mexico, and Colombia have the most Spanish content. Interestingly, users in Spain have no Spanish movies available due to a significantly smaller European library.
Popcornflix primarily provides English-language content, but it offers a few dozen Spanish movies too, including dubbed versions of The Guilty, Under Heavy Fire, and Turn the River. Most of this platform’s Spanish films are fairly old at this point, and there’s an overabundance of low-budget horror movies, but that’s pretty much par for the course with a free streaming service.
On the plus side, you can watch without creating an account. In fact, the biggest problem we have with this service is that very few Spanish movies offer English subtitles and those that do display them in the top-left of the screen.
Available: US and Canada. Interestingly, content seems to be blocked on a film-by-film basis, with most Spanish-language titles available worldwide.
Best paid Spanish movie streaming services
Although you may well find something to watch on the platforms above, it goes without saying that paid streaming services tend to have higher-quality content. Below, we’ll explore some of the streaming services with the best collections of Spanish movies.
Netflix might be an obvious choice, but that’s only because it’s one of the biggest streaming services in the world. Prices vary from one country to another, but monthly subscriptions start at $8.99 in the US and €7.99 in Spain, and plans come with a one-month free trial.
TIP: Only a handful of VPNs allow you to watch Netflix España abroad (full list here)
Immediately upon logging in, it becomes clear that there are several major differences between Netflix and the free services above. There are no ads for a start. Further, Netflix has a huge library of Spanish movies (such as No Estoy Loca, Perdida, and the award-winning Roma), but also offers thousands of TV shows, documentaries, and cartoons, with more being added all the time. Further, the vast majority have subtitle support, and many even offer audio-descriptive captions.
Availability: Over 190 countries worldwide, but the catalog is different depending on which location you’re in. Spanish-speaking countries are more likely to have Spanish-language movies and TV shows available.
Pantaya is a lesser-known service but it’s owned by Lionsgate, and as such, can afford to offer a solid mixture of recognizable titles and original content. There’s plenty of variety, too, with everything from reality TV to children’s shows to movies (Día de Muertos, Soy De Rancho, and 3 Metros Sombre el Cielo, for instance). This service costs $5.99 USD per month, although it comes with a seven-day free trial so you can try it out before committing.
While newer content tends to offer subtitles, many of Pantaya’s classic movies don’t. Additionally, to sign up, you’ll need a payment method linked to a US address. On the plus side, users can download most films and TV shows for offline viewing.
Available: Pantaya is only available in the United States, so you will need a US IP address if you’re traveling abroad.
Hulu has a huge library of Spanish-language content. As well as letting you stream movies like Desperado, Miss Bala, and Yuli, this service offers telenovelas (Land of Kings, Cappadocia), kid’s TV shows (El Perro y El Gato), and English-language shows dubbed over in Spanish (CSI, Fear the Walking Dead, WWE).
This service comes with a one-month free trial, and afterward costs $5.99 USD per month. English subtitles are available on most titles, but you also have the option of Spanish subtitles on all Spanish-language content and Hulu Original shows like The Handmaid’s Tale.
Available in: Hulu’s Spanish-language content is only available in the US.
Amazon Prime Video is available almost everywhere, and it makes sense that in Spanish-speaking countries, it’d have an impressive selection of Spanish movies. In the US, for instance, you can stream titles like No Rest for the Wicked, Il Trovatore, and La Buena Vida. If we had one complaint, it’s that you can’t filter titles by language. This means that, to find Spanish movies, you have to browse the international category and ignore all of the films that aren’t in Spanish.
Prime Video is included for free with an Amazon Prime account. This comes with a free one-month trial, after which they cost $12.99 USD per month. One of the great things about this service is that it lets you add channel packs so you can watch all of your content in one place; Pantaya and Flixlatino offer Prime addons for an extra $5.99 and $2.99 per month, respectively.
Note: Amazon Prime Video changes its content based on your location. As such, you’ll likely find that there are more Spanish movies in places like Mexico, Spain, and Argentina.
Sling TV is an over-the-top streaming service that lets you watch live TV online. Better yet, this platform goes further than most others when it comes to Spanish-language content, with a special package called Sling Latino. This costs $10 USD per month and includes movie channels like Cine Latino, Pantaya, and A3Cine, as well as a variety of other popular channels like beIN Sports en Español, ESPN Deportes, and Babytv Español.
If you’d like, you can add Spanish, Mexican, South American, or Central American TV channels like TV Azteca and Canal Once to your package for an additional $10 per month.
Available: Only in the United States.
Can I watch Spanish TV online too?
Absolutely! Many networks allow you to watch their channels online for free, although you’ll have to create an account beforehand in some cases. Below, we’ll list a few free-to-watch Spanish-language TV channels from various countries.
- Spain: RTVE, Antena 3, Telecinco
- Mexico: Las Estrellas, Imagen TV
- Colombia: Caracol TV, RCN TV, Canal Uno
- Argentina: Telefe, El Trece, El Nueve
I’ve found a great site for movies – how do I know if it’s legitimate?
Unfortunately, there are thousands of websites out there claiming to let you watch movies in Spanish, and not all of them are legitimate. Remember: if something appears too good to be true, it usually is. This means that if a website claims to have movies that are still in theaters, or that only came out recently, and is willing to let you watch for free, it’s likely not using official sources.
These sites tend to provide very low-quality video, often filmed right there in the movie theater. Further, they’re notoriously unreliable, since their links can be taken offline at any moment for copyright violation. We strongly recommend that you only use reputable, well-established streaming services when trying to watch Spanish movies online.
- 1 How to watch Spanish movies online with a VPN
- 2 How to watch Spanish movies online for free
- 3 Best paid Spanish movie streaming services
- 4 Can I watch Spanish TV online too?
- 5 I’ve found a great site for movies – how do I know if it’s legitimate?