To view available languages, open the video details for a movie or TV show and look for the Subtitles section. So, you’ve been warned, you’re going to have to do some sifting. Closed captioning is in Spanish, at least here in LA. Even the machine-generated subtitles, like what YouTube offers, are now more than good enough for what we want to do (they used to be absolute crap). In special, one that has videos with subtitles in english and spanish. It’s currently available in both e-book and paperback from: The Telenovela Method 2nd Edition – How to Learn Spanish Using TV, Movies, Books, Comics, And More. The way you get to the videos is to just hover your mouse arrow over “Videos” in the blue toolbar at the top, then select a show or type of show from the drop-down menu that appears. The largest collection of subtitles for TV Shows. How to Learn Spanish with TV Shows Use subtitles to guide you. Check it out, try it, let me know if you like it. I just found this one the other day, they currently list 4,626 videos in Spanish with Spanish subtitles (note that you can search and sort by language of the speakers and subtitle language using the search bar on the videos homepage, just pull the menu down and select your languages). haha), and I really like that the whole story is spread across 4 different Spanish-speaking countries (they did this intentionally so you would be exposed to a variety of dialects and accents, very clever and an excellent educational technique in my opinion): Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu. BookBox – Fantastic little site, though they’ve only got 13 videos right now. Click the subtitle language you want in the pop-up. EuroNews – Fantastic site, they provide videos in one of several available languages and then there are transcripts directly below each video. 3. – 4 Pages Worth! What they do is take Spanish-language media that was originally produced in Spanish-speaking countries and intended for native speakers (TV shows, movies, news casts, cartoons, documentaries, etc.) Though short, his life was exciting, and not only thank to sport career. You can turn on captions or choose subtitles in one of the other languages we have available. 3. When you select Spanish the horizontal menu below should change and say “View 13 Stories in Spanish”, then just select whichever story you’d like to listen to. Extr@ (this is a YouTube channel that has all 13 episodes with subtitles in Spanish) – This is a TV show in Spanish specifically designed for Spanish learners, the actors speak slowly and clearly and use vocabulary that’s not too advanced. Our database s got over 8,092 Movies and 1,279 TV Series. This is Spain’s state-owned corporate television station, very similar to the BBC in the U.K. or PBS here in the U.S.  They’re the largest and most popular broadcaster in Spain, and they show a wide variety of news, documentaries, fictional dramas, reality shows, etc. BBC’s Mi Vida Loca – This is a fantastic little show put together by the BBC specifically intended for the sole purpose of teaching Spanish to complete beginners. 2. Most videos that support subtitles include English text; however other languages may also be available. OpenloadFreeTV is the best free social movie network that lets you to manage your Movies and TV Show in a very convenient way. It seems that, with the exception of news, the more recent a show is the more likely it is to not be available outside Spain. In some videos, you may be able to select Auto-translate, and select a language. An important note: I’ve found that you have to wait for the actual episode to start, the subtitles don’t work for advertisements. For TV and movies I use subtitles/captions if the show has them but some don't. You don’t need to use telenovelas, no, pick what appeals to you. Eventually, you’ll be able to watch Spanish movies without any subtitles at all, which is even more effective! Anymore, for me, Netflix, YouTube, and RTVE are where I’m getting all my Spanish-language content (and a bit on Instagram, too). 1. Consequently, their website. You can activate it in the main menu before starting the episode. An excellent course that would probably interest you if you’re just getting started in Spanish and want to focus on learning how to speak it with perfect pronunciation, that relies on immitating native speakers in the sort of media that’s on this list, is called The Mimic Method, specifically their “39 Elemental Sounds of Spanish”. I’m not sure how many of their videos they’ve done this for, it appears that all the recent episodes of all of their telenovelas have them (the older episodes don’t appear to), and some of their other shows as well (but not all, they haven’t done it for any of the sporting events). United Nations Multimedia Page for Spanish – Here you can find videos and radio broadcasts in Spanish, all of which have transcripts with them, plus the videos have subtitles in Spanish, just click the little “CC” button at the bottom of the video. Ok, that’s all I’ve got for now. 2019 year. Several! This will automatically switch the video's subtitles to the selected language. Streaming Platform: Netflix. Now, that said…what Netflix movies and series can I recommend here and now? Consequently, their website,, offers a lot of material that’s all in Spanish and free to view by anybody, anywhere in the world. I’ve sorted the list of Spanish TV channels below by country and included short bits of pertinent information where appropriate. 6. I am in Belgium and can watch Spanish movies and series … 2. Note: Subtitles are not available on Fire TV Stick. Learn Spanish for Real #9: Four Ways to Say Somebody Is Naked! It’s the same thing as the first few, a community of people who subtitle YouTube videos for free in their spare time, basically just helping each other out by subtitling videos in their native language so that people who speak other languages will do the same for videos in their native language. and then integrate them into a whole Spanish-learning interface they have that allows you to see word-for-word Spanish subtitles and their English translation at the same time  (you can turn either or both off while watching the video), plus you can click on any word in the subtitles and it will automatically pull up the definition in the dictionary next to the video player as well as add that word to your flashcards for later review. I emphasize the last part because that’s specifically and solely what this site is designed for, and it’s the only one on this list that is solely intended for that purpose. I have a whole method and a book I wrote about it called The Telenovela Method where I teach you how to learn Spanish from popular media like TV shows, movies, music, books, etc. To watch the entire series online just go to the Destinos homepage, select which series of episodes you’re on from the bottom, then select the specific episode once you’re on that series’ page. Using the Spanish subtitles will help hammer home the way real Spanish is used. They have a ton of videos there with subtitles, but again these are just YouTube videos that Spanish-speaking users have selected and elected to write up some subtitles for, the community does all the work (again, just like with Amara you, too, can sign up and help out by doing some subtitles in whatever languages you speak). The talks are in many different languages, their search function allows you to search by language, and most of their videos have subtitles, however…I did a little investigating before posting this and found that some videos had English subtitles, some videos had good Spanish subtitles (such as this one), some videos had crappy Spanish subtitles, and some videos had no subtitles at all. If you want i search it and post the name. All subtitles here are packed with WinZip, you must unpack to use it. Check out…. It’s available for $7.99-$9.99 for the e-book version depending on who you buy it from (Kindle version on Amazon is now $7.99) and $16.99 for the paperback (occasionally a bit cheaper, again, depending on who you buy it from). Here is where there’s more sheer quantity than anything else. 8. Mextalki DE. It’s filled with drama and action, it’s very interesting and entertaining, you learn a lot about Spanish culture, and it is absolutely not boring. If you don't know the language at all, then you're just like me. Don't forget to click on the CC button to see the subtitles...on Youtube I see both English and Spanish subtitles available (you must choose which one you want by clicking on the Settings button next to the CC button). First, watch the movie a couple times with the English subtitles. If you’d like more information about them, including show recommendations, check out my post about RTVE here (and skip the first two paragraph, because you just read them). What is it? Thank you, Dally. It took me a little over a year to scrape together a list for you guys (lots of help from readers like you sending me suggestions), but I’ve finally got a respectable-sized list for you guys. of material that’s all in Spanish and free to view by anybody, anywhere in the world. These are three Mexican TV shows that I liked. Watch Spanish-based programs with Spanish subtitles. 5. What they do is make an animated video based on a children’s story into a video and then read that story out loud during the video. 1. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. The second Telenovela I watched (after Teresa , see above) was Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (the Boss of Evil), about the famed Colombian drug trafficker. posted by Ideefixe at 1:26 PM on September 4, 2010 Otherwise click "CC" button, click "English" to "On". that you can all find online for free. Of course I have to throw in some Shakira videos…, And for the Juanes fans there are a ton, including…. Just out of curiosity, I opened the subtitle options while watching the first part of s1-ep1. A summary of the plot, from Wikipedia: “Sam, with only a very basic grasp of the featured language, comes to stay with his penpal, Lola. It was the #1 new release in the Spanish Language Instruction section on Amazon for nearly a month after it came out and currently has 17 reviews there with a 4.9/5 stars average. I discovered that myself a long time ago, and it’s why I used to recommended movies to people over TV shows or just about anything else, because you could get Spanish-language movies on DVD with Spanish subtitles; they’re not that rare, after going through hundreds of Spanish-language movies on Amazon I found that about one in three had Spanish subtitles (a great example is Pan’s Labyrinth, I love that movie). Again, these are just videos that people have found on YouTube and decided to do the subtitles for. My link goes to the Spanish version of the site, the main homepage is here where you can select from various languages using the menu at the very top left of the page, the default is English. to learn Spanish on your own. Fantastic sites, they’re adding new videos all the time, and, of course, the biggest benefit is that they’re completely free. How Many Words Do You Need to Know to Be Fluent in Spanish (or Any Foreign Language)? 7. From the website: “A complete index of video interviews and podcasts, as well as related grammar, vocabulary, and phrases contained in this site is listed below. Spanish TED Videos (118 pages of them at the time of this writing) – First contribution by a reader, and only a day after I first posted this–excellent. Check out an impressive compilation of Spanish films with English subtitles on YouTube. Their YouTube channel is here, they have about four pages worth of videos. Catálogo de voces hispánicas  by the Cervantes Institute – This is really cool in my opinion, this is a collection of videos of native speakers from all over the Spanish-speaking world speaking their dialect of Spanish, so you can hear and compare how people speak in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guadalajara, Mexico; Bogotá, Colombia; and Barcelona, Spain; etc. It’s centered almost entirely around online resources, the overwhelming majority of which are free (those that aren’t are very inexpensive and not necessary). Why are Spanish subtitles so important? If you'll subscribe to my email list right now I'll immediately send you my list of the Top 10 Free Online Spanish-Learning Resources as well as the first in my "Getting Started Learning Spanish" series, with much more to follow (e.g. It was founded in 2006.. Malaga 24 TV (Spanish) Malaga 24H is a television channel dedicated to information. Mextalki DE is designed to help Spanish learners improve their skills. I don't think Univision or Azteca or Telemundo offer English language subtitles. Normally you should have this function on Netflix and there are a wide variety of films and series to choose from. Here’s their YouTube channel: Telemundo en YouTube. Well, I really recommend you just read the Wikipedia article on it, but in short: Destinos is a Spanish TV show consisting of a series of 52 episodes, each about half an hour long, that was specifically designed by Professor Bill Van Patten who was, at the time, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to help teach Spanish to beginning and intermediate learners. 4. For … Thanks to Jennie for being the first to alert me to their YouTube channel. How to watch Spanish TV online, tips for getting the most out of it, and a guide to channels and programmes However, for those of you desperate to watch this with English subs, I have stumbled across a way that may work for you. Currently, as best I can tell, just their telenovelas have Spanish subtitles on YouTube. If you really want to improve your Spanish while watching TV Shows you need to listen to them in Spanish and follow along with Spanish subtitles. The e-book version is about $7.99 and the paperback is about $14.99 (varies a bit by retailer). my "Learn Spanish for Real" series where I teach idioms and slang from real-life contexts, "Learn Spanish from the News", "Learn Spanish on YouTube", and more!). Spanish Conversation Connectors: “it seems to me”, “all joking aside”, “I presume”, etc. Credit for the original find of the videos on their website goes to a reader who e-mailed me about it: thanks, Darcy! English subtitles might seem helpful, but you’ll be concentrating on the English rather than the Spanish. Articles/Posts (go here to start learning Spanish!). If you have a friend that already has Netflix, test it out at their home first. Julio makes it his mission to find her and infiltrates the hotel under the guise of a footman. Just like my List of Best Free Sites to Watch Spanish TV Online, I will be constantly updating and adding to this list, so bookmark it and check back in on it occasionally. I’m not familiar with Hulu at all so I can’t comment (those who are, please do comment, below, in the comments), but I have both Netflix and Amazon Prime and…Netflix wins handily. The only way you'll get a Spanish to English translation on a TV show is if the Production company making the show does it. I’ve many more but I think what I’ll do is make a separate post out of that list and then link it here later. This is essentially an entire Spanish course based on videos of native speakers speaking…which is actually pretty good, to be honest, and it’s free–you can’t argue with free. They are now putting all of their telenovelas online, for free, and with both Spanish and English subtitles, though you do need to sign in with a participating cable provider (Cox, AT&T, Dish Network, and many others are on the list) to be able to view the full episodes. Haha! There’s no difference, don’t worry about it, that’s why I haven’t distinguished between the two in the list below and the ones with transcripts instead of subtitles are mixed in with the ones with subtitles. (And CS--daytime dramas are dropping like flies. Note that you can sign up for an account and help subtitle videos of any language you speak. System), Manners in Spanish – The Basics of Being Polite in Spanish-Speaking Cultures, Spanish Transition Words (Muletillas) and Sentence Starters: The Grease of the Language Gears, Respond in Spanish Like a Native: Common Spanish Phrases, Expressions & Comebacks. I'll also tell you my story about how I got fluent in Spanish in six months (yes, it's difficult, but yes, it can still be done), mainly by STUDYING (not just watching) Spanish-language TV shows, movies, and music. I'll also tell you my story about how I got fluent in Spanish in six months (yes, it's difficult, but yes, it can still be done), mainly by STUDYING (not just watching) Spanish-language TV shows, movies, and music. Univision – Univision has now joined the party! Destinos – Yes, Destinos! If you have an iPhone, you can install a lot of apps to learn spanish. I find it very motivating to watch Almodóvar films, and if you need the English subtitles to follow them, then so be it! Netflix, in particular, has gotten so much better about doing this, most movies and shows they offer now have subs in the language spoken, which is wonderful if you’re trying to learn that language. Going online (or having something akin to TiVo) is preferable when trying to learn a language. 2. More options: in google chrome (mac or windows) exists a plugin to watch international TV sorted by countries and more, it's "chrome TV" (tools - extensions).