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How To Add Subtitles To Kodi

How To Add Subtitles To KodiThis tutorial will show you how to add subtitles to Kodi by using OpenSubtitles.org.  There are times when we attempt to play movies or tv shows through Kodi and the sound quality isn’t that great.  Adding subtitles takes care of this problem and makes it enjoyable to watch your movie or television show.

Or, if you are like me and hard at hearing (my wife says that), the movies and tv shows are much more enjoyable with subtitles which are often also referred to as closed captioning.

There may also be times when someone may want to see subtitles within a different language.  Again, once you learn how to add subtitles to Kodi, you can take care of this problem as well.

Within this tutorial, we will be using a free Kodi addon called OpenSubtitles.org.  As of this writing, this is the most popular subtitle service and provides the best results when adding subtitles to Kodi.

One of the nice features of OpenSubtitles.org is the ability to see how other users have rated a certain subtitle prior to downloading it.  You can quickly determine which subtitle will be best for your Kodi device by simply looking at the list within the download list.

Below you will find steps on how to add subtitles to Kodi and I strongly suggest that you watch the video below for detailed instructions.

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How To Add Subtitles To Kodi Tutorial

IMPORTANT!  Users must now register for a free account at opensubtitles.org then go into opensubtitles.org Kodi addon settings and input your username and password.  

Step 1:  Register for a free account at opensubtitles.org.  DO NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING!  THIS IS FREE!!  WATCH MY VIDEO BELOW TO SEE DETAILS.

Step 2: Open Kodi 17 Krypton and Click the Addons button on home screen.

Step 3:  Click open package at top of screen.

Step 4:  Click install from repository.

Step 5:  Click subtitles category.

Step 6:  Click OpenSubtitles.org and then click install on next screen that comes up.

Step 7:  Click configure while in same installation screen and input your opensubtitles.org username and password that you setup in Step 1.

Step 8:  Return to home screen of Kodi and click Gear icon toward top of page to enter settings.  Click Player Settings icon.

Step 9:  Within player settings, change the download language for subtitles if you need different language.  You must enable advanced settings toggle at bottom of settings menu within this area.

Step 10:  Play movie, click subtitles button and choose subtitle file.

Important:  Watch video below for tip on how to fix sync issues with subtitles that you will often encounter within Kodi. 

How To Add Subtitles To Kodi Video Tutorials

How To Add Subtitles to Kodi 17.0 Krypton

 

How To Add Subtitles to Kodi 16.1 Jarvis

 

IMPORTANT!  Users must now register for a free account at opensubtitles.org then go into opensubtitles.org Kodi addon settings and input your username and password.  

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2017-03-11T15:45:10+00:00 By |Kodi|47 Comments
  • Doug Cecere

    My wife and I have used subtitles with a few episodes of Breaking Bad and a few episodes of Mozart In The Jungle, as our limited Spanish was insufficient to keep up with the fast-paced dialogue. Took me a bit to figure out how to enable it, but Google and I got the job done. That said, it was curious that some of the subtitle entries on the list worked better than others and I was not quite sure why. So I look forward to reading your latest post on this for additional pointers. Thanks!

    • Troy Christensen

      Thanks for your post, Doug! Glad to hear that you got the subtitles running within Kodi.

  • Danny Gonzalez

    I have needed this from day one and I’m sure this is something that will help a lot of people. I Googled it a long time ago and go the info but there are still people with questions on how to do it so it’s def a good, useful tutorial.

    • Troy Christensen

      Hello Danny. Thank you for posting your past experience with Kodi subtitles. I find them very useful myself and won’t watch anything without them.

  • Robert Jones

    Both my wife and I use subtitles as it makes it easier to follow a movie. She is chinese and the subtitles help her very much. Thank you so much for all your lessons, really enjoy learning about kodie.

    • Troy Christensen

      Hey Robert, glad to hear subtitles are helping you and your wife. Thanks for your comment. Thanks for subscribing!

  • Art

    Worked for me my second movie but on the first one the words weren’t even close to what they were saying. I’ll keep working with it.

    • Troy Christensen

      Hello Art. When you come across movies where the words aren’t correct, go back and click the subtitle icon on the player menu and download a different subtitle file. Sometimes you may need to do this a couple of times until you get a good one. Seems like the ratings within OpenSubtitles.org helps with that.

  • Robert

    Does downloading the subtitles take up some of my fire tv memory, or is it cached and the memory released after closing the movie, tv show or kodi? Will doing this many times eventually use up all of my fire TV memory or buffer space?

    • Troy Christensen

      Hello Robert, don’t worry about that. These subtitle files are very, very small.

  • Bishop

    Troy how can I download Mobdro on to my fire tv?

    Bishop

  • Bails52

    Troy, when I hit pause, I don’t get a nice menu like you do, including subtitle options. Just time remaining.

    • Are you using a specific build or just straight Kodi?

      • Bails52

        Gorilla. Is that what you mean?

  • charmander

    troy, i’m getting an error msg now saying that the username and pw is invalid when trying to enable captions for a show/movie. can you please help or is there an updated version or video?

    • Katrina Shipley

      I’m having the same problem.

      • S. Patel

        Myself as well

      • Anna Smith

        did you fix it?

    • Jack

      The same problem. Anybody has any solution. I put the correct login and password and still not working

      • l stevan

        Hey jack i have the fix for u. 4get everything these people post on utube. What u need to do is go to addons and uninstall opensubtitles. Next go to install from repository. If u have good build for kodi go to kodisreal repository go to subtitles. Not addons. Now u should have opensubtitles and one that says opensubtitleswithout login in. Install that one. Then everything will work. Here is my email if u need more help. 1972louie@gmail.com

  • Leroy

    Pw invalid etc

  • Leland Mapp

    what if the movie you are watching is not on the sub list?? im trying to watch “i saw the devil” korean movie, but opensubtitles does not have it

  • Anna Smith

    yes i have problems with subtitles for days. i used to use subscene then it started asking me to log in but there is no place to log in? then i started using opensubtitles and got the same problem kept asking me to log on even though i had aleady entered valid account details?

    • It seems like I’m not the only one. I have the exact problem. It’s frustrating sometimes even when I enter the correct credentials. *sigh*

      • l stevan

        Hey vivian i have the fix for u. 4get everything these people post on utube. What u need to do is go to addons and uninstall opensubtitles. Next go to install from repository. If u have good build for kodi go to kodisreal repository go to subtitles. Not addons. Now u should have opensubtitles and one that says opensubtitleswithout login in. Install that one. Then everything will work. Here is my email if u need more help. 1972louie@gmail.com

  • Simon McDermott

    How do you add subtitles to scenes in movies that are supposed to have them? I don’t want subtitles for the whole movie, just for the subtitled scenes.

    • True than Believe!

      This add subtitles for hearing impaired or deaf, No subtitles if you like no problem.

    • l stevan

      U have to find one that says only foreign subs when searching for one. Or just watch the movies from pelispedia. They r usually good on nust having foreign subs on. Hope that helps u. But search on opensubtitle only foreign subs. It will tell u on there.

  • Duh!

    Why do they need my credit card info if its free?

    • l stevan

      Hey DUH i have the fix for u. 4get everything these people post on utube. What u need to do is go to addons and uninstall opensubtitles. Next go to install from repository. If u have good build for kodi go to kodisreal repository go to subtitles. Not addons. Now u should have opensubtitles and one that says opensubtitleswithout login in. Install that one. Then everything will work. Here is my email if u need more help. 1972louie@gmail.com

    • Nicki Usry

      Were you ever able to get around the credit card issue? I really don’t want to do that either. Or did you happen to find a ddifferent add on that doesn’t require that?

    • ribbitz

      You’re talking about the “Ennymedia” paywall. Don’t do this. It isn’t free. After 5 days they charge your card $39.95 per month. Yup, 39.95 per month, for subtitles. If you’ve done it, go back, log in, click support, and cancel account.

  • Amy Lee

    I have done all of that.. My biggest problem is how I get movies that have a few scenes with a different language. I’m English so sitting there having no clue what they are saying. I’ve tried everything downloading English, Spanish, but it always just shows up the same language they are speaking which doesn’t help me. Any ideas?

  • Ronald Rust

    I have followed the video on my iPad step by step and still no subtitles. Says error in password and name.

  • l stevan

    Hey michelle i have the fix for u. 4get everything these people post on utube. What u need to do is go to addons and uninstall opensubtitles. Next go to install from repository. If u have good build for kodi go to kodisreal repository go to subtitles. Not addons. Now u should have opensubtitles and one that says opensubtitleswithout login in. Install that one. Then everything will work. Here is my email if u need more help. 1972louie@gmail.com

  • Rich A

    What setting, configuration, or service does one use to see scenes in movies that already subtitled (translated) the foreign dialogue? In other words, the movie The Kingdom, with Jamie Foxx, has some scenes with Arabic soldiers speaking, and at the bottom, their discussion is translated in subtitles, just for when they were speaking. I don’t want to see American subtitles for an American movie, only for the scenes where the foreign language is spoken. The DVD has the translated subtitles in it, but the same movie on Kodi, does not. Thanks

  • Hello everyone, please find new video above for how to add subtitles to Kodi in Krypton 17.0.

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  • Daniel Walkup

    Hey Troy, thank you for all of your tutorials pertaining to Kodi Krypton. I signed up for your supercharged guide a while back and have not yet seen it. I’ve checked my junk mail and no luck. How can I get a copy, my email is walkupd4@hotmail.com
    Thanks again sir for all of your time and help to the group!

  • Marie

    This hasn’t worked for me any more ideas?

  • Stephen Kusz

    Great video thanks, although keeps telling me Error searching for subtitles. Username or password is not valid. Have double checked and everything is entered correctly. Any ideas?? Thanks.

  • George Adam

    dosen’t work like that for me

  • Robert Key

    I have the same problem, I have entered username and password correctly. I have registered and account. When I try use subtitles the error message is “username and password are blank”. They are not blank. Is this a bug?
    thanks,
    Rob

    • lorispeakman

      Robert, I have the same problem. Did you ever work out the problem? I really could use some help. I’m trying to watch Schindlers List and have the subtitles for the German in it. Please help if you can

  • Alange

    Keeps taking me to a creditcard form, I don’t want to fill in this info…

  • handsome70

    Hey Troy I didn t receive my free guide on the free supercharge is there a way u can send me a copy plz….