Squid Game is a South Korean survival drama television series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk for Netflix.
Where Can You Stream Squid Game?
Squid Game debuted on Netflix on September 17, 2021, with all episodes available immediately.
Netflix subscriptions start at $8.99 per month for a basic plan, $13.99 per month for a standard plan, and $17.99 per month for a premium plan.
The number of simultaneous streams allowed varies by plan: 1 for the basic plan, 2 for the standard plan, and 4 for the premium plan.
Since the show was written and voiced in Korean, it would be considered a foreign language program by American viewers. However, Netflix offers dubbed viewing in English, German, Spanish, and French, in addition to subtitled viewing in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese.
Being one of the highest-rated and most-watched Netflix programs to date, and on track to surpass the platform’s other most-watched program, Bridgerton, Squid Game warrants the purchase of any of the subscriptions.
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— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) September 17, 2022
How to Watch ‘Squid Game’ With English Dub – and is It Worth It?
The subs vs. dubs debate is raging again, thanks to Netflix’s wildly popular Squid Game. The show — which has all but caused the Great Facebook Outage of 2021, with a Korean internet provider suing Netflix over traffic and a bizarre story about a random man receiving thousands of calls due to the series — is already a hot topic online, but the English translation debate is heating up.
So, is it better to watch Squid Game subbed, dubbed, or with closed captioning? We can’t give you a definitive answer, but we can show you how to use Netflix and which option most Korean language speakers recommend.
The debate started when a TikTok user posted a video criticizing Netflix’s “botched” subtitles for the show. The series sterilizes Han Min-gangster Yeon’s character and misinterprets the meaning of “gganbu.”
On the other hand, one Twitter user stated that this is false information, claiming that turning off the closed captioning option improves the subtitles. As a result, Squid Game fans are perplexed about which option to choose.
From subs to dubs, CC, and beyond, here are the ins and outs of watching Squid Game in English.