5 Best Ways to Add Subtitles to a Movie on Android

Ways to Add Subtitles to a Movie on Android

Watching an scene on your Android device and listening to it on a crowded bus or train is a little difficult. Here is where subtitles can help. Subtitles are quite handy for many reasons, and you can use them to understand a movie in a foreign language, or to make sure you miss nothing. Best ways to add subtitles to a movie on android are:

1. Add subtitles in VLC for Android manually

Most of the video player apps on Google Play Store support the ability to add subtitles. They come as a separate file from your video file and can be downloaded and added separately. So you can quickly download a subtitle file and attach it to the video, or the video player can do this for you. Now, the first w must know the sites from where you can download these files. Some of them are:


Go there and download the subtitles for your favorite TV show or movie easily. It will come with .srt extension. Open VLC player and play video of which you have downloaded your subtitles file. In VLC for Android, if the subtitles file is in “Downloads” folder, it will be automatically attached to the video. If it is not in the “Downloads” folder or not attached automatically, then you need to tap on subtitles button to the left of “Play” button and then tap on “Select subtitle file”. Then you need to navigate to the location where you saved the subtitle file. If the file is on your SD card and you can’t see it, then tap on the “Settings” on the top right-hand corner and from there check the title “Display advanced devices”. Then, you will be easily able to view all the subtitles in real-time.

2. Add subtitles in MX player

This is also similar to VLC, and you need just to launch the player and play the video of which you got subtitles. Tap on the main menu in the top right corner of the screen and then tap on “Subtitle”. Now, just tap on the “Open” button, search and add the subtitles file from your phone. The subtitles are now added, and you can see them in the video.

3. GMT subtitles

GMT SubtitlesGMT Subtitles is a completely free to use an app, but you must have Android 4.0 or higher to use it. The app will search for all the videos in your phone including SD card as well, and display them in the main interface. All you need to do is move on the video of what you require subtitles, and they will be immediately displayed. If subtitles are wrong, you can search manually. It even provides subtitles for videos on other devices.

4. Get subtitle

Get SubtitlesGet Subtitle is an app with a simple interface. It automatically looks for videos in your phone and shows it in the main interface. This app is quite fast and accurate when it comes to finding the subtitles. Once you select a video, all the subtitles linked to it will be displayed. By default, you will see the “English” subtitles, but you can change the language as well with the support for up to 170 different languages. All you need to do is tap on the download button next to the subtitle, and it will be downloaded. You also have a button to play directly the video in your favorite Video player along with the downloaded subtitles.

5. Subloader

SubLoaderSubloader is an ad supported app with a premium version. Like other apps, it will also automatically search for all the videos on your phone, but the manual search characteristic is only available in paid version. It will search for the subtitles for you, and you can easily download with a single tap. Here you can even rename a video file to get accurate results. This app can download subtitles in bulk in the paid version. Download all subtitles with a single tap.