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’ll enable subtitles on Kodi using a couple of addons so you can watch all your TV shows and movies on Kodi with subtitles in any language.
How to install subtitles on Kodi
How to get subtitles on Kodi automatically with Autosubs
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. These steps are optional.
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. Most addons using file locker website as sources will show a truncated the filename, this makes finding the right subtitle harder.
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, it only works with OpenSubtitles.
Don’t forget to remove the old OpenSubtitles addon if you have it installed on your box. Unlike the official addon, the OpenSubtitles addon available on the official Kodi repository requires authentication.
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:
- How to install Elysium on Kodi.
- How to install Fantastic on Kodi.
- How to install Not Sure on Kodi.
- How to install Bubbles on Kodi.
- How to install Quasar on Kodi.