Some popular video addons for Kodi already have automatic subtitles capabilities and that’s great, but some times you need more control over your subtitle selection process to get the right subtitles for your video. In this guide we are going to enable automatic subtitles on Kodi using the AutoSubs service and a couple of subtitle addons so you can watch all your TV shows and movies with subtitles in any language.
If you are using Kodi 17 read our guide How to enable subtitles on Kodi 17 with Estuary Skin.
We are all set, now the Subtitles Selection Panel will automatically open every time you start playing a video. When selecting a subtitle 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 create an OpenSubtitles Account
Since last update, OpenSubtitles requires authentication or you’ll get the following error message: “error searching for subtitles, your open subtitles.org username or password is empty or not valid” or “In order to continue OpenSubtitles.org subtitles service you need to Log In”.
To create an OpenSubtitles account go to http://www.opensubtitles.org/newuser and register, it’s free. Once you have created and verified your account open Kodi and follow these steps:
- Go to System > Add-ons > My Add-ons > Subtitles and click on OpenSubtitles.org.
- Press Update to make sure you have the latest version (at least 5.0.16).
- Then press Configure and enter your username and password.
- Click OK to confirm.
Now you should be able to get subtitles from OpenSubtitles’ extensive archive.
You can stream movies and TV shows on Kodi using 3rd-party addons, let us recommend a couple of our guides to install and configure some of the most popular kodi addons for streaming.
SALTS (Stream all the sources) multi-scrapper addon, supports library integration trough trakt.
Exodus, multi-scrapper addon from the creator of Genesis, supports trakt integration.
Specto, a Genesis fork with the same features but under new management, multi-scrapper, supports library integration and also trakt.
Quasar, video streaming using torrents (peer-to-peer), supports library integration and also trakt.