Some popular video addons for Kodi already have automatic subtitles capabilities and that’s great, but some times you need more control over your selection process to get the right subtitles for your video. In this guide we are going to enable subtitles on Kodi using a couple of addons so you can watch all your TV shows and movies with subtitles in any language.

 

1.  Click the Add-ons tab on the Home Screen.  addons tab on estuary skin with kodi 17
2. Open the Addon Browser by clicking the little box  icon on the top left corner of the screen. Addon browser on Kodi 17 with estuary
3. Select Install from repository.Install from zip file on Kodi with estuary
4. Click on Subtitles. (If you’ve installed 3rd party repositories on your system you’ll have to select the official Kodi Add-on Repository first).install subtitles on kodi 17 krypton with estuary skin
5. Lets install some subtitles addons. There are many providers, install the ones that suits your language needs. Subscene is great for english subtitles.
If you want to install the official OpenSubtitles addon read the instructions at the end of this tutorial, OpenSubtitles offers subtitles in many languages. subtitles addons for kodi 17 krypton with estuary
6. Click on the Install button. enable subtitles on kodi 17
7. Now we are going to set up the language for subtitles. Go back to the Home Screen and open Settings by clicking the gear icon near the bottom-left corner. Kodi system settings on estuary skin
8. Select Player SettingsPlayer settings on Kodi 17 with estuary
9. Highlight the Language tab and click on Language to download subtitles for.language settings on kodi 17
10. You can select more than one language, click OK to confirm.setting language for subtitles on kodi 17 krypton with estuary
11. Now set the Default TV show service and Default movie service to one of the subtitles addons we installed earlier.select default subtitle addon for kodi
12. You’re ready to go. When playing a video use the Subtitles button near the bottom right corner of the screen to select and download your subtitles. enabling subtitles on Kodi 17 krypton with estuary

 

Enable automatic subtitles

If you use subtitles often you may find that clicking on Subtitles > Download every time you start a video is a bit annoying. Lets solve that by installing the Autosubs service.

13. Go to the Home Screen and click on the Add-ons tab.addons tab on estuary skin with kodi 17
14. Select Addon BrowserAddon browser on Kodi 17 with estuary
15. Then select Install from repository.Install from zip file on Kodi with estuary
16. Click on Services. (If you’ve installed 3rd party repositories you’ll have to select the official Kodi Add-on Repository first)service addons on kodi 17 estuary
17. Select Autosubs.enable automatic subtitles on kodi 17 krypton with estuary skin
18. Press Installinstall autosubs on kodi estuary
19. Now that Autosubs is installed the Subtitle Selection Dialog will automatically open when you start a video. selecting subtitles on kodi 17 krypton with estuary skin

 

When choosing a subtitles file keep in mind the video quality and try to match it with the subtitle file name, this way you’ll have better chances of getting the right subtitles for your video.

 

How to install the official OpenSubtitles addon

OpenSubtitles.org has launched its official addon for Kodi called OpenSubtitles by OpenSubtitles. This new addon doesn’t requires authentication and it gives you access to an extensive collection of subtitles in several languages.

  • Download the addon from its GitHub page or using this link, remember the location of the downloaded file.
  • Go to Add-ons > Add-on Browser (the box icon on the top-left corner) > Install from zip file.
  • Locate the downloaded file and click on it to install.

If you want to search for subtitles before playing a video you can install the Context Menu addon for OpenSubtitles.

Don’t forget to remove the old OpenSubtitles addon if you have it installed on your box. The OpenSubtitles addon on the official Kodi repository requires authentication.

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You can stream Movies and TV shows on Kodi using 3rd party addons, check our tutorials on some of the most popular Kodi addons for streaming:

Tutorial: How to enable automatic subtitles on Kodi
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inky
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thank you

Bob De Silva
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Now that I have installed subtitles, how can I uninstall them as I hate them

Joe
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I thought everyone reading this should know that OpenSubtitles made a custom version of the add-on that works without login. Just search “subtitles by opensubtitles” on Google and find the result from github.com. You can then find the green download as zip button and load this into Kodi via Settings > Add-ons > Install from zip.

Here’s the link hopefully it works:
https://github.com/opensubtitles/service.subtitles.opensubtitles_by_opensubtitles

HowToMediaCenter
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Hi Joe, thanks for letting us know. I’ll update the guide to reflect the new changes.

Mark
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Yes and leaving a credit card details just to get subtitles stopped me registering.

HowToMediaCenter
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Opensubtitles does not ask for credit card info, just email. Check if you are using the correct URL.

selvie.jaos@gmail.com
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selvie.jaos@gmail.com

I have the same problem. Stuck at register? How do you update the system? will that resolve the problem? thanks for your help.

Barbara Murray
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Yes. There is a selection to choose the 1st subtitle right next to where you choose which subtitle service you want in the system menu under subtitles- it is used instead of choosing a subtitle service.

Kev Lee
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It seemed ok until you had to try to register. Fuck what a pain, gave up after 15 mins.

rayn
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You should update system. You are running an old system. If you don’t want to update try to click get addons, and you should see install from repository on the next screen

JCSS
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Is there a way to have it automatically pick the first subtitle file available instead of opening the subtitle selection screen?

Ahya Yaya
Guest

Currently, I also have the same problem… I’ve tried different sub provider, the result is the same… It has gone haywire…

christa
Guest

Hey, were you able to find English subtitles? I’m also stuck yet I love watching Spanish shows

Ed G
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Scratch my last post. I figured it out. I someone hadnt completed the full sign up process on their website. Went back, paid attention to detail and got it done. Now its working somewhat. My only problem now is trying to get the subtitles to match whats being said. Its WAY off for me right now. Also, when “downloading” these subtitles do they automatically erase themselves from where ever they’re at or are they building up on our devices, filling up the drive and require manual deleting later? I have a firestick and we all know theres not much space on that.

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