Online Films Websites in Spain
There are a number of options for streaming films online in Spain, all you need is a high-speed internet connection. Most of the films available for rent or purchase online come with dual soundtracks, so you can watch them in your preferred language.
Online films websites offer image quality comparable to any TV channel in Spain and superior to most free downloads. High definition (HD) is also available as long as you have a HD TV or monitor. Renting online films guarantees there‘s no risk of computer viruses – something that can’t be said for many free download sites.
Although not cheap, prices are getting more competitive and it’s often worthwhile to compare flat-rate monthly tariffs with pay-per-view rates depending on how many films you expect to watch per month.
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Sign-up for Netflix (website available in English) to get a free month’s viewing, then choose from three different subscription options:
- Basic for 7.99€ – one screen, no HD.
- Standard for 9.99€ – two screens simultaneously, HD, no ultra-HD
- Premium for 11.99€ – four screens simultaneously, HD and ultra-HD
You can watch Netflix on your tablet, smartphone or computer as well as your TV. Films and series are available in the original language and come with subtitles in several languages. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Makers of Game of Thrones and Mad Men, HBO launched in Spain in 2016. Their website is available in English and Spanish.
In common with other providers, the first months is free. Then it’s 7.99€ every month and you can cancel at any time.
Note: When signing up you’ll be asked for a 1€ payment. This is to verify your personal info and if you decide not to go ahead with your subscription the amount will not be charged.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Premium members get free access to Prime Video with films and series. The selection on offer is probably not as good as Netflix or HBO, but as Amazon Premium is only 19.95€/year it’s a lot cheaper and it comes with all the other Amazon perks.
All programmes are available in English, some with subtitles in other languages. Download the app (in English) on your laptop, tablet and phone to access content wherever you are.
Wuaki belongs to Rakuten and has an extensive catalogue of films and TV series. The website is in Spanish, but most films are also available with the original soundtrack (choose title and check “idiomas”).
Films cost 3.99€, although many are cheaper and there is a selection of free films too. Wuaki offers the opportunity to sign up for a month’s free trial.
Pricing: First month is free. Monthly tariff 6.99€, which allows you to watch from a selection of over 1000 films as many times as you want. You can cancel at any time, which means that there’s no risk of being tied to a long expensive contract.
- Rental period: 30 days
- Time to watch once film started: 48 hrs
- Parental control available.
You’ll need to have a Google account in order to be able to watch films via Google Play. If you visit the Spanish store, films have either a Spanish or English soundtrack.
When you use the Play Movies App, you’ll be able to watch films offline.
On the plus side excellent quality and the possibility to download films to watch on another device. On the negative side, as the terms and conditions of the iTunes store state that each store is country specific, you may need to open another iTunes account.
Free Classic Films to Download
You can download for free over 1150 classic, indie, westerns and more at Open Culture.