In this guide, we are going to show you how to set up subtitles on Kodi from two major subtitle providing sites Opensubtitles.org and Subscene.com. You can use these steps to get subtitles on any of the Kodi installed devices from Amazon FireStick, FireTV, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux etc.
Sometimes we need subtitles for watching our favorite shows there can be various reason like when watching a series from another language, need to keep the volume low for some reason, low audio quality. These are some scenarios where we need the subtitles. You can use subtitles on Kodi pretty easily by going through the below guide.
Basically there two ways by which you can set up subtitles on your Kodi. Although the most popular Opensubtitles.org is enough for any reason, if you want the secondly most popular service Subscene.com, we have covered that also.
How To Get Subtitles On Kodi From Opensubtitles
Having a huge database and a rating system to tell how accurate and suitable the subtitle can be before downloading make it the best subtitle provider.
In order to access subtitles for your Kodi with OpenSubtitles.org, you need to register on the official site first. Below we have the illustrated guide to make it even easier.
Steps To Getting Subtitles For Kodi From OpenSubtitles
Step 1: First thing you have to do is to register for a free account on https://www.opensubtitles.org. You will find a link on the top section of the site saying “Register”.
Enter your details for creating a new account by following the instructions and you are all set to access the subtitles from Opensubtitles.
Step 2: After that come back to your Kodi, open Kodi addons > addons browser (package installer).
Step 3: Now, click on the Install from repository section inside the addons browser.
Step 4: After that on the next screen, select the “Kodi Add-on Repository” inside the list.
Note: You don’t need to install any third party repository, the official Kodi addon repository holds the addon for Kodi subtitles.
Step 5: Now, after entering inside the Kodi Add-on Repository, scroll and find the “Subtitles” inside it.
Step 6: Now, select OpenSubtitles from the list inside the Subtitles.
Step 7: You will see the OpenSubtitles installation screen. Click on Install to add the add-on on Kodi.
Step 8: Wait until you see the notification on your upper right screen of Kodi. It will take only a few seconds (depending on your internet connection).
Step 9: Now, Select Configure after opening Opensubtitles again.
Step 10: You will see two option for Username and Password, enter the credentials of your account which you just set up on the official Opensubtitles site. Select OK after entering the credentials.
Step 11: Now, select settings from the home screen of Kodi.
Step 12: Open Player Settings from the System screen.
Step 13: Inside the Player settings, select language from the left sidebar.
Step 14: Now, select the ‘Languages to download subtitles for’ from the Download services section on the right screen. And choose your preferred language for downloading the subtitles.
Step 15: Down to that, you will see “Default TV Show Service”, select it to configure subtitles for TV Shows.
Step 16: Now, you will see multiple options depending on the services you have downloaded. Select OpenSubtitles from the list which we just installed on Step 7.
Step 17: Repeat the same steps, with Movies section as well.
So, these were the steps for setting up subtitles on your Kodi with OpenSubtitles. You will see the subtitle option when you play any Movie and TV show. Opensubtitle will fetch the subtitles according to your preferences which you just set up.
Add Subtitles On Kodi With Subscene
We know that Opensubtitles is far better when it comes to subtitles. But if you want another quick way for setting up subtitles on Kodi, Subscene can do the task without any registration, straight from your Kodi settings.
Although Subscene doesn’t have a database as big as Opensubtitles, it can do the task fairly without any registration.
Check out the steps if you want to set up Subtitles On Kodi using Subscene.
Step 1: Open the settings from the Home screen of your Kodi.
Step 2: On the next screen, select Player Settings.
Step 3: Now, select the language section from left sidebar just like we did for Opensubtitles.
Step 4: After that from Download Services section on the right side, select your preferred language from the first option.
Step 5: Now, select the Default TV Show Service for setting SubScene with your TV Shows.
Step 6: On the next screen, you will see the list of subtitle service, select Get More from the right-hand side. Now, choose Subscene from the list to download it.
If you have already downloaded it, you can directly select it without going into “Get more” section.
Step 7: Now, do the same for choosing Subscene for your Movies section.
By these steps, you can easily set up your Kodi Subtitles with Subscene.
Note: You can always switch between different subtitle services while playing any Movie or TV show from the subtitle option.
Using subtitles with Kodi can be pretty useful in multiple scenarios, above were the steps for setting subtitles on Kodi from two major subtitle providers. Although it can be done pretty easily from the above steps, in case you face any error while setting up, drop in the comment section and we will revert back.
Important: We would recommend using a good VPN service while streaming through Kodi for a seamless and safe experience.
Enjoy Your Streaming!!!