Lingopie Review: Useful Video Tool But There Are Alternatives

  • Lara Scott
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A handy video platform for making popular TV shows interactive in various European languages, and reasonably priced.
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Pricing: $12 per month, $65 per year, $99 per year (4 accounts)
Positives
  • Huge library of quality content in all languages
  • Simple to use and navigate
  • Shows categorized by region
  • Beautifully and professionally designed
  • Competitively priced
Negatives
  • Not a unique concept
  • Lacks decent filtering
  • Not ideal for absolute beginners

Summary

Lingopie offers a massive collection of videos with interactive subtitles in several major European languages. While the library size and overall design of the platform is impressive, it's usefulness can only go so far, and it's not without competitors.

Depth
Depth: This is 'content' richness. How comprehensive is Lingopie and does it take you far in terms of levels, or is it more suited to low level/tourist learners?
Uniqueness
Uniqueness: Is Lingopie innovative or is it just an imitation? Does it have a unique selling proposition (USP) that makes it stand out among competitors?
Quality
Quality: Overall product quality indicator that covers everything from video/dialogue clarity, authenticity, explanations, and effectiveness.
Cost
Cost: Is Lingopie acceptably priced and how does its pricing compare to market competition?

I recently had the chance to try out Lingopie, another interactive subtitle platform for language learning.

Lingopie continues in the footsteps of other services like Yabla and FluentU, providing a vast library of video content in various languages with an interactive caption layer.

What does this mean?

Essentially, it allows you to click on words in a subtitle line for an individual translation and grammar explanation.

You’re then able to save those words to study later using Lingopie’s built-in flashcard feature.

Lingopie is not a unique or groundbreaking innovation by any means (sites like Yabla, FluentU and others have been around for ages). But what makes Lingopie stand out as the better option, is both its stunning design and vast library of high quality content.

For Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese, you’ll find excellent TV content in most genres (stuff you actually enjoy watching).

The ability to select region-specific material is an excellent feature.

It’s also very reasonably priced.

The built-in flashcards and quizzes are quite primitive but useful enough (better to export to Anki).

Overall, Lingopie is quite good considering it’s enormous library of 1000’s of episodes of content but only as a supplemental resource.

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Pricing: $12 per month, $65 per year, $99 per year (4 accounts)
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Donovan Nagel
Donovan Nagel - B. Th, MA AppLing
I'm an Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator with a passion for language learning (especially Arabic).
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J Randle

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I came across your website by accident and looked up your review of Lingopie. I was trying it out as a platform for learning Italian. Your review was spot on. I'll use your site again and recommend it to my students.

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