Woodpecker Watch

Immerse and understand foreign language videos like never before


Immerse yourself in a new language

The best way to become fluent is to watch authentic shows and videos created for native speakers.

Woodpecker Watch is a state of the art video player packed full of features designed to help you improve your foreign language skills. Practice commonly used vocabulary, tones and accents while watching a huge library of popular shows from all over the world.

Immerse yourself in thousands of movies, TV shows, interviews and presentations and if you aren’t sure of any words you come across, just tap on the subtitle for immediate definitions in your own language.

Find out more in the video below!

“Finally I can find lots of videos I want to watch and I have the tools to help me understand all of the dialogue”

Effortlessly find translations and content

Use our awesome bilingual dictionaries to look up words and interact with video subtitles and web pages. Our dictionaries are free, work offline and have no ads!

Our comprehensive bilingual dictionaries give you the part of speech, pronunciation, sample sentences and much more.

The words you tap on are saved to your history, so you can review them later or export them to a flashcard file.


A huge range of content

Learn English using some of the world's most popular shows, with over 400 channels and 200,000 videos from the likes of TheEllenShow, TED, The Comedy Channel and National Geographic.

We also have a dedicated teacher section, with over 5,000 structured video lessons designed to help you improve your grammar and vocabulary.

Learn Mandarin with over 40 channels that have over 10,000 videos. Over 500 of these videos also have a second subtitle stream in English.


Just touch on a word

Learn vocabulary appropriate for different settings in videos designed for native speakers. Simply tap on any word you like to receive definitions in your own language.

Tap the “back one sentence” button as many times as you need to train your listening and pick up the tones and accents used by native speakers.


Watch two subtitle streams

Woodpecker Watch has thousands of videos with multiple subtitle streams. Follow along with subtitles in your own language as well as the language you are learning. This will help you properly understand what everyone is saying and match new words or phrases you hear to text in your own language. Switch to portrait mode to scroll through the subtitles.


Browse the web

Our dictionaries work on websites as well as videos. Just touch on a word!

If you are a teacher, we can create a content code for you to send to your students. Your nominated learning materials will appear inside our web browser under your logo.


Set your own schedule

Woodpecker Watch is available on the App Store and on Google Play so you can watch videos, practice your listening and improve your vocabulary on your mobile device anytime and anywhere.

Natively built for iOS and Android and optimised for different screen sizes, you can even mirror Woodpecker Watch to your TV using Apple TV or Chromecast and watch videos on the big screen.


Become fluent in these languages


Practice using over 200,000 videos from over 400 channels including TED, TheEllenShow, Khan Academy and National Geographic. Learn using more than 5,000 structured video lessons from over 40 teachers designed to improve your vocabulary and grammar.

We support these languages learning English:










Learn using over 10,000 videos on a range of talk shows, current affairs, TV dramas and video blogs. Choose your preferred written format with Traditional and Simplified characters both supported.

We support these languages learning Mandarin:


Try out Woodpecker Watch

Need Help?

Woodpecker Watch is free to download and use, with thousands of videos to learn from.

Our FAQ shows you how to get the most out of Woodpecker Watch. If there are any questions we have missed, please email us.

Try out Woodpecker Watch

Woodpecker Watch is free to download and use, with thousands of videos to learn from.

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Need Help?

Our FAQ shows you how to get the most out of Woodpecker Watch. If there are any questions we have missed, please email us.

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