Kodi, for all, is a free, simple and open-source media player that allows all-time entertainment. It is capable of playing almost all types of formats making it reliable. You get a plethora of add-ons on Kodi that you can install for free. Kodi is even now available from Android to Amazon Firestick. In Kodi, subtitles become important sometimes, especially where the audio quality is not great or is barely audible. Or even when you need to keep the volume little low to avoid disturbance to others. Well, in case you are watching some show in a foreign language you do need subtitles in Kodi. It is sometimes that movies and TV shows are much more enjoyable with subtitles or captions. So here in this guide, I will tell you how to set up Kodi subtitles without any trouble.

How to Get Kodi Subtitles?

There are several ways in which you can setup Kodi subtitles so as to fully experience the streaming of movies and TV shows.

Method 1- Setup Subtitle on Kodi Using OpenSubtitles

OpenSubtitles is one of the best subtitles services for Kodi. It supports subtitles in a wide range of languages available for almost all the movies and TV shows. OpenSubtitles is the first recommendation while looking for subtitles on Kodi with the best ones.

Step 1- Firstly you need to register for a free account at opensubtitles.org. Make sure you do not pay for anything.

Step 2- Click on Settings icon that looks as a gear.

Step 3- Click Add-ons.

Step 4- Select Install from the repository.

Step 5- Then click Kodi Add-on repository.

Step 6- Click on Subtitles.

Step 7-Now click on OpenSubtitles.org. Finally, click on Install

Step 8- OpenSubtitles.org message will appear on the top-right corner of the screen once it has been installed.

Step 9- Click OpenSubtitles.org item again.

Step 10- Click on Configure.

Step 11- Enter username and password. Then click on Player.

Step 12- Hang over Language on left and then change your preferred subtitle language on right.

Step 13- Click on Default TV show service. And then on OpenSubtitles.org.

Step 14- Again click on Default movie service. OpenSubtitles.org.

Step 15- Play movie or TV show that you want subtitles for. Click on OK button on remote to open playback bar as you see on the screen below.

Step 16- Click the subtitle icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Finally, download the subtitle.

Step 17- Click a subtitle file with a good rating. Subtitles will appear now on movie or TV show.

Once it is done you can now enjoy streaming Kodi with subtitles.

Method 2- Get Subtitles on Kodi Using Subscene (Without Registration)

Of course, OpenSubtitles is the best Kodi subtitles service known. But, if you want to install subtitles on Kodi rather quickly, then Subscene Kodi subtitle service is a good option for you. Subscene although does not has as many subtitles for Kodi as OpenSubtitles but still can be worth using. You can set up subtitles using Subscene directly without having to register an account.

Step 1- Go to the Kodi home-screen and click ‘Settings’ on the top-right.

Step 2- Now, click ‘Player Settings’ from the list of the options.

Step 3- Select the ‘Language’ option on the left panel and under ‘Download Services’ on the right click ‘Languages to download subtitles for’ to change/select the desired language Kodi subtitles. English is the default language and you can change it.

Step 4- Now click ‘Default TV show service’.

Step 5- Click ‘Get more…’ button and download the Subscene.com subtitle service for Kodi. Once you have installed Subscene.com, it will also appear on your list.

Step 6- Now click ‘Subscene.com’ to make it your default Kodi subtitles service.

Step 7- Finally click on ‘Default movie service’ and repeat Step 5.

You have successfully set up Subscene.com and now you can fetch available subtitles for Kodi for your current playing.

Method 3- Enabling Automatic Subtitles Using AutoSubs

It is possible to stream the subtitle process by installing a service called AutoSubs. Follow the given steps below-

Step 1- Open your home screen and click on Add-ons.

Step 2- Now click on the newly appeared Addon Browser.

Step 3- Click on Install from the repository.

Step 4- Select Services from the newly appeared list.

Step 5- Look for an AutoSubs entry and tap on it.

Step 6- Hit Install and wait for the process to complete.

Once the AutoSubs service is installed, the subtitle dialog box will open every time when you will start a video.

Method 4- Manually Add Kodi Subtitles in Kodi Player 17.6

Step 1- Launch Kodi on your system. Go to Add-ons section and click Video Add-on.

Step 2- Open a Kodi add-on showing Movies and TV Shows

Step 3- Once the movie starts playing, click on the Subtitles icon located at the bottom-right corner.

Step 4- Choose the Download option.

Step 5- A box will appear, click on the option Manual Search String.

Step 6- Now enter the name of the movie you are watching.

Step 7- A list of subtitles will appear for the same movie. Click on any one and play your Movie with subtitles.

Method 5- Use your own subtitle files in Exodus Kodi addon

This one is the last way that you can try to set up subtitles in Kodi. So follow the instructions to this method.

Step 1-Firstly, open a movie or TV Show in the Exodus Kodi addon.

Step 2- Click on the Settings option present at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3- Now select the audio and subtitle settings.

Step 4- Click the enable subtitles toggle switch.

Now select the Browse for subtitle and find your saved subtitle file. And you are good to go with your movies and TV shows with subtitles.


Kodi experience is for sure more enjoyable with the subtitles. There are many services like OpenSubtitles and Subscene available that offer subtitles for Kodi. So enjoy your Kodi streaming without any hassle with this simple guide on how to setup Kodi subtitles.

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