Pantaya streaming service review 2020: Product, price and features
Hundreds of Spanish titles at the click of a button, but don’t hold your breath for new content.
Pantaya offers Mexican and Latin American movies and TV series for Spanish speakers or those who simply enjoy a good Spanish-language flick. While it advertises itself as the Netflix for the Spanish-language titles, subscribers have mentioned a lack of fresh content and a less than user-friendly interface.
Pros and Cons
- Hours of Spanish-language content. Both new and classic movies, all in Spanish.
- 10+ free previews. About 10 movies let you watch 30-second snippets for free before you watch the entire movie.
- Parental controls. Keep an eye on what your kids watch by setting restrictions.
- Multiple streams. You can stream on 4 devices simultaneously.
- No ads. It might show a preview of another title before a movie begins, but you won’t be interrupted by commercials.
- Spanish subtitles. Subtitles aren’t offered in English.
- Constant crashing. Pantaya subscribers have complained about the app crashing constantly.
What features does Pantaya offer?
In addition to sharing the work of Mexican and Latin American filmmakers and directors, it offers a few features like casting and a streaming queue to ease the viewing experience.
Stream movies onto a larger screen using either your Chromecast device or the AirPlay feature on your iOS phone or tablet. Both devices need the same Internet connection.
Similar to a watch list, add titles you want to watch to your playlist by clicking the yellow button on the movie’s description page.
An advanced version of a search bar, the browse function has various filters — collection, release year, alphabetical and run time — to help you find movies and TV series.
Download movies while you have Wi-Fi to watch them offline to save data, on a flight or road trip. Not every movie is available to download and the movies you do download automatically disappear after two weeks.
What devices are compatible with Pantaya?
Not every device is compatible with Pantaya, but with an iOS phone, tablet or Chromecast, you can cast content between devices.
- Smart TV devices
- Apple TV
- Samsung TV
- Mobile devices
- iOS iPhones and iPads
- Android phones and tablets
- Windows laptops
- Mac OS laptops
- Other devices
How much does Pantaya cost?
Access to Pantaya’s streaming library is available with either a monthly subscription for $5.99 opt for an annual subscription for $49.99 — saving you $22.
A 7-day free trial comes with every Pantaya subscription.
What can I watch with Pantaya?
Spanish dramas, animations, adventures, comedies and thrillers as well as Pantaya originals, documentaries, concerts and TV series are available in its library. Titles come with a brief description and a selection of other similar titles.
Some of the titles that can be found are listed below.
- Cindy la Regia
- Dulce Familia
- Dia de Muertos
- Las Ninas Bien
- Tigers Are Not Afraid
There are also six full-length concerts available including Shakira: En vivo desde Paris, Romeo Santos: The King Stays King and Ricardo Arjona: Circo Soledad.
What Internet speed does Pantaya recommend?
The minimum Internet speed necessary to access the Pantaya app or website is 2.5Mbps, but it recommends an Internet speed of 6Mbps to enjoy content.
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Frequently asked questions
Alex Shea was a tech and telco writer for Finder.
Pantaya streaming service won’t fill that void for American films about Latin American pop stars like Selena. And it doesn’t dub American films in Spanish.
For $5.99 a month, Pantaya streaming service is for anybody genuinely interested in Latin American and Mexican productions. While it’s only available in Spanish — both audio and subtitles, it could push you to learn another language. It’s extremely representative of the Hispanic community and could be a nice addition to your streaming catalogue.