How to watch ‘Squid Game’ in Korean with English subtitles or dubbed


If you’ve recently browsed Netflix or spent time on social media, chances are you’ve heard of Squid game or seen TikTok’s many theories about it, although you might not be sure what the show is exactly. The popular Korean drama series is still fairly new – so even though millions of fans are already craving a Season 2, countless people are still discovering it every day.

Squid game seems to have landed the title of the must-see fall TV show since its release on September 17, and now is the time to tune in as everyone will be talking about it all year long. The global phenomenon currently sits at the top of the Netflix Top 10 Today ranking in the United States (not to mention many other countries as well), which is surprising to some people, given that it does not feature any well-known American actors and the main language of the program is Korean.

Creative, engaging and incredibly violent, Squid game is very well done and very bingeable – whether using subtitles or dubbed voices in different languages. This is how you can watch Squid game using either visualization / listening method to figure out all that is happening to the debt-ridden contestants taking part in the deadly children’s playground tournament.

How to watch Squid game With subtitles

This is what it looks like to add subtitles on Netflix.

All you need to watch Squid game is a Netflix account. The nine episodes of Squid game are available now. The actors of Squid game recite their lines in Korean, and while this is great for those who speak the language, everyone in the world needs to find a way to understand what is being said. Netflix has a solution: Viewers can decide how they want to enjoy the violent series, with two options readily available to them:

  • Add subtitles in different languages: Viewers can choose to play captions by clicking on the language icon at the bottom of their screens. In the United States, viewers have the option of seeing words in English, Spanish, Korean, or Chinese.
  • Edit audio dubbing in different languages: Viewers can select the language in which they want the script – or as close to the original lines – to be dubbed. In the United States, viewers can choose audio dubbing in Korean, English, French, Spanish, and German.

Subtitles or dubbing? The fans weigh

Viewers who are not fluent in Korean can either listen to the actors dub the original lines in their language of choice, or read the subtitles while listening to the actors’ real voices, but which one is better? Both will allow the viewer to understand what is going on, but Squid game fans on Twitter seem to have decided almost unanimously that reading is much better than listening.

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