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Adding Subtitles to Kodi Kyrypton 17 for Movies and TV Shows

As Kodi users, we all know that new and sometimes old streams may have horrible audio at times leaving you frustrated because you don’t know what they’re saying! There is a solution to the problem….

Subtitles (aka closed captions)!

However, actually getting subtitles to display onto your movies or TV shows in Kodi requires quite a few steps to get working but it’ll be well worth it in the end. You just need to set it up once and the rest should be much easier.

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to download and install the the subtitle add-on, then actually have it displaying on your digital media.

So let’s get right into it!

john-wick-subtitlesInstalling Subtitles

Creating an OpenSubtitles Account

On your computer, phone or tablet, you will need to go to or click here to create a new user account.

  • Enter a Username, e-mail, password.
  • Agree to terms of condition
  • Select I’m not a robot
  • Click Register

Once you select register, you should get an e-mail to confirm your account. Once you are finish confirming your account. Remember you login details because you will need to input them later.

Installing Subtitles Add-on for Kodi Repository

At this point, we want to install the actual program for subtitles so that it allows us to access to our OpenSubtitles account and view whatever we need to view.

Installing the Subtitles Add-on 

  • Go back to your Kodi Home Screen
  • Select Add-ons
  • Select the Add-on Browser Icon [Upper left corner, unpackaged box icon]Kodi add-on browser
  • Select Install from repository
  • Select Kodi Add-on repository
  • Select Subtitles
  • Select
  • Select Install
    install kodi-addon.jpg

Once it finishes installing, open the OpenSubtitles again. This time instead of install, select configure, then you can now enter your login information.


Accessing Subtitles on Movies/TV Shows

Now you should be all set with the subtitle add-on installed and your account created.

  • Access your movie/TV show add-on such as Exodus, Zen (Elysium), SALTS, Specto.
  • Start any movie/TV show
  • Access the video menu, select Subtitles (Photo Below)
OpenSubtitles - Select Subtitles
OpenSubtitles – Select Subtitles

Select Download

Here is where it gets tricky, there will be several different subtitles you can download. Just try to download the closest one to the video. Once it downloads, it should automatically start playing the movie along with the subtitles.


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