How to install official OpenSubtitles addon in KODI

30. November 2017 Guides 23 Replies
OpenSubtitles addon kodi

OpenSubtitles is one of the most popular subtitle services on the internet, offering subtitles in dozens of languages for all the latest movies and TV shows. We are fortunate enough to have been chosen as the official source for the OpenSubtitles addon. This is the official version of the OpenSubtitles plugin, and does not require you to login. No matter what language you speak, the OpenSubtitles subtitles plugin is likely your best bet. It should only take a few seconds to setup this subtitles addon for Kodi, and will allow you to enjoy automated subtitles for whatever you choose to watch.

Article taken from https://www.tvaddons.co/open-subtitles-kodi/

The OpenSubtitles Kodi addon is located within our TV ADDONS community repository. It is developed by the OpenSubtitles team themselves and as such doesn’t really ever require updates. The instructions below will guide you through configuring our Fusion Installer, and then our new TV ADDONS repository, followed by the OpenSubtitles subtitles addon for Kodi. Once you’ve installed the OpenSubtitles plugin, we’ll also explain how to setup automated subtitles in the language of your choice.

Required: Kodi 17.0 Krypton or Above

Part 1: Fusion Installer for Kodi

The Fusion Installer is your gateway to the world of Kodi addons. It is the first thing you’ll need to begin using unofficial Kodi addons of any kind.

Step 1: Navigate to the Settings cogwheel at the top left corner of the Kodi interface.

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Step 2: Select the File manager icon.

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Step 3: Click on the Add source function.

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Step 4: Click on the top text input area that says <None> under the Enter the paths or browse for the media location heading.

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Step 5: Input http://fusion.tvaddons.co using the on-screen keyboard, and then press the OK button.

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Step 6: Click on the bottom text input box, under the Enter a name for this media source heading.

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Step 7: Input fusion using the on-screen keyboard, then press the OK button.

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Step 8: Click on the OK button at the bottom of the window.

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Step 9: Return to the Kodi home screen at this point.

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Part 2: TV ADDONS Kodi Addon Repository

This will show you who to install the new TV ADDONS Kodi addon repository, which houses popular addons including USTVnow Plus and of course the OpenSubtitles addon.

Step 10: Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar.

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Step 11: Click on the little box icon at the top left corner of the Add-ons menu interface.

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Step 12: Click on the Install from zip file function.

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Step 13: If prompted that installation of addons from unknown sources is disabled, click on the Settings button. Skip to Step 17 if you aren’t prompted by a security message.

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Step 14: Click on the Unknown sources field.

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Step 15: Click on the Yes button.

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Step 16: Return back to the previous Kodi menu.

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Step 17: Click on the Install from zip file function once again.

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Step 18: Select the fusion server folder from the listing.

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Step 19: Select the kodi-repos folder.

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Step 20: Click on the english folder.

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Step 21: Select the repository.xbmchub-3.0.0.zip from the bottom of the listing.

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Part 3: OpenSubtitles Kodi Addon

We’ll now show you how to install the OpenSubtitles addon for Kodi, as well as configure your Kodi system settings for automated subtitles in the language of your choice.

Step 22: Click on the Install from repository function.

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Step 23: Click on the TVADDONS.CO Add-on Repository from the listing.

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Step 24: Select the Subtitles category.

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Step 25: Choose the OpenSubtitles.org by OpenSubtitles Kodi addon.

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Step 26: Click on the Install button at the bottom right of the window.

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Step 27: Return to the Kodi home screen at this point.

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Step 28: Click on the Settings cogwheel at the top left corner of the screen once again.

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Step 29: Select the Player settings icon.

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Step 30: Select the Language tab from the vertical menu bar.

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Step 31: Click on the Languages to download subtitles for field and select your desired language from the listed options.

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Step 32: Click on the Default TV show service field.

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Step 33: Select the OpenSubtitles.org by OpenSubtitles Kodi addon.

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Step 34: Click on the Default movie service field.

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Step 35: Click on the OpenSubtitles.org by OpenSubtitles option once again.

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Step 36: All done! Return to the Kodi home screen at this point.

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Part 4: Using Subtitles While Streaming

If you want to enable subtitles, or change the subtitles source selection, this is how. If you’re getting the wrong subtitles, you’ll want to look in here too.

Step 37: Pause what you’re watching and click on the second to last icon that looks like a message box at the bottom right of your screen. It

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Step 38: Click on the Download button.

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Step 39: Select your desired subtitles source, you’ll likely find many languages for each listing.

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Step 40: Enjoy the Subtitles!

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If you wish to view automated subtitles for everything you watch, be sure to check within each individual Kodi addon’s settings in order to enable this option. Please let us know what your experiences with subtitles are like so that other users can learn from you. Thank you to Open Subtitles for this wonderful service that’s provided free of charge.

 

 

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23 thoughts on “How to install official OpenSubtitles addon in KODI

  • CS

    I followed the instructions to a tee, but “error searching for subtitles” appears when I try and download the subtitles to a TV show. OpenSubtitles by OpenSubtitles.org is the service. the only other thing is the “manual search string”, but don’t know what to type in there. please help. I am hearing impaired and need subtitles.

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      1. MALINI PERSAUD

        Hello, up until last night (March 2018), OpenSubtitles was working fine. Now, all I keep getting is “No Subtitles Found”.

        I have been trying so many tutorials via Google & U-Tube but to no avail. End of my patience! I have now spent too many hours and am quite fed up!! Is OpenSubtitles “NO MORE”??

        What is going on? Please advise. Thank you.

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  • Giova

    Hi I couldn’t reset the movies on kodi i put fast and the furious 4 and get the five not the one I’m looking for

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  • Walter

    since 2 days when downloading via Kodi it says :” Open subtitles.org error”
    I re-installed Kodi , but the same keeps popping up when downloading … This also happens with the laptops of my daughters where I installed Kodi as well …so I fugured this must be something to do at open subs ? ..Right
    Thanks
    Walter

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  • Bart

    Since a week or two I too get the “error searching for subtitles” message. The addon didn’t work perfectly before either (sometimes I had to search multiple times to get a result) but now it doesn’t work anymore at all.
    So now I’m back at downloading subtitles from the website and uploading them to my file server manually.
    Is there anything you can do about this? I’ve included the error message from the kodi log file as that might give you some clues.

    21:01:21.130 T:1179644832 ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : –>Python callback/script returned the following error<–
    – NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!
    Error Type:
    Error Contents: ‘dict’ object has no attribute ‘sort’
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/storage/.kodi/addons/service.subtitles.opensubtitles_by_opensubtitles/service.py”, line 210, in
    Search(item)
    File “/storage/.kodi/addons/service.subtitles.opensubtitles_by_opensubtitles/service.py”, line 43, in Search
    search_data.sort(key=lambda x: [not x[‘MatchedBy’] == ‘moviehash’,
    AttributeError: ‘dict’ object has no attribute ‘sort’
    –>End of Python script error report<–
    21:01:21.422 T:1171256224 ERROR: GetDirectory – Error getting plugin://service.subtitles.opensubtitles_by_opensubtitles/?action=search&languages=Dutch%2cEnglish&preferredlanguage=Dutch

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  • Mohawkward

    Thanks for the guide but you should really add a feature where before getting into the list of subtitles, the users should pick first their language. I know this can be manage through the Player Settings. But for user experience, it would be so much better to go “Pause” -> Subtitles -> Download -> Select Language -> Select subs.

    Regards.

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  • Why the f do you need my name

    Yeah apparently your “temporary error” is more than just that. Now July 2018 and still screwy.

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  • Keith

    I’ve been using this for a month. One “open subtitles” app continuously says I cannot download because I’m not logged in (not that I’d know how to log in anyway since there is no option for it…!). The “other” app entitled “OpenSubtitles by OpenSubtitles “ works 1 out of every 50 tries. Very frustrating!! What is the deal with two apps (and no explanation as to which is the “correct “ one) and neither one works 90% of the time? What’s being done about this? Please don’t just say “temporary error. Now fixed” because apparently this has been happening all year. That’s not temporary… Thanks.

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