A Quick 5-step guide To Add Subtitles To MX Player

There are numerous video players available for Android and my personal favorite is MX Player, as the app lets you customize various different options while playing videos.

Do you think your phone’s default video player is good? Well, think again!

You should definitely give MX Player a try if you want some advanced features, such as adding subtitles.

While watching any movie, I usually like the picture to take up the entire screen which is why I don’t use subtitles often.

However, subtitles are necessary when you’re watching a movie that’s in a language you don’t know or if the movie has some bits and pieces in another language.

Who else wants to have subtitles while watching a movie?

In this post, I’ll show you how you can easily add subtitles to MX Player. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite movies on your Android smartphone or tablet even if you don’t know the movie’s language.

Related: 7 Best Video Players for Android to Watch Movies and More

Why Use Subtitles On Android?

See the beauty of poetry through subtitles!

Subtitles can be a great way to take your movie experience to the next level and here are the reasons why you should use them while watching movies.

  • You can easily watch and understand foreign movies. Some people avoid watching movies if they don’t know the language and they can miss out on a really good movie.
  • Several movies have small sections in other languages. For example, you might find a scene in French and a subtitle can be really useful for understanding these short scenes.
  • Sometimes, audio isn’t really clear and it’s hard to understand certain actors. I’ve had this problem several times and in some movies, I just can’t understand what an actor is saying. Subtitles can be really helpful in these situations as well.

What’s more?

The Galaxy S20+ with its massive 6.7″ screen!

Having subtitles allows you to use every bit of your screen especially when you have one of the 16 Biggest Cellphones like the Samsung Galaxy S20+!

It’s exciting, right?

So what are we waiting for? Let’s get right into it!

How To Add Subtitles To MX Player

Step 1: Download MX Player On Android

MX Player- A solid Android Video Player

You might be thinking why so here’s the answer:

MX Player has a simple yet versatile interface, can play lots of video of formats, and most importantly—it has excellent subtitle support.

If you don’t have MX Player installed on your Android device, you can download the app using the Google Play button below.

Download on Google Play

While the regular version of MX Player is free, you can also buy the ad-free Pro version.

Download on Google Play

Step 2: Transfer Subtitles To Your Android Device

Transfer the subtitle file to your Android device. If the subtitle file is on your PC, connect your Android device to your PC using a micro USB cable, click on Open folder to view files if you see an AutoPlay popup and transfer the subtitle file to your phone.

AutoPlay Android

Step 3: Open The Movie On Your Android Device

Launch MX Player and open the video or movie that you want to watch.

Step 4: Select Subtitle In MX Player

Tap on the Menu button and select Subtitle.

mx player subtitle select

Step 5: Add Subtitles

Tap on Open, navigate to the directory where you transferred the subtitle file and select it. That’s it! You have successfully added subtitles for your video or movie.

mx player subtitle

Frequently Asked Questions

Which file format should I download for subtitles?

You need to download files with the file extension “.SRT” on them and make sure that they are written in the language that you understand.

Where can I find subtitles to download?

There are many websites where you can download. However, we recommend to get your subtitles from YIFY Subtitles and OpenSubtitle as they have lots to offer including multiple language choices for everyone’s comfort.

What should I do after downloading my subtitles?

After downloading, you need to transfer it to the folder where your movies is located. That way, it will not be hard to find. Then, you can easily add them on MX Player by following the instructions given above.

Improve your movie experience!

Subtitles are a great way to improve your movie experience whether you’re using an HD TV or your Android device. If you’ve had problems understanding certain parts of a movie you watched on your Android device, then you should definitely use subtitles.

Adding subtitles is extremely easy and you can add subtitles to MX player in just a couple of seconds while in the middle of a movie. Make sure that you follow all the instructions properly for a smooth and efficient movie experience!

Feel free to shoot any questions in the comments area below.

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  1. Actually,I m able to run subtitles but the main problem is that while doing forward the subtitles does not come with their original position.
    Please resolve it asap

  2. when I going through those folders…I didn’t get any subtitles in that folders… (that is not visible to me)

  3. suddenly i can’t use subtitles online through

    i keep get the message no subtitle found, i was able to download the files before but not now.

  4. Do you need an extra app to open subtitle on MX player. The video file is mkv and after I have Downloaded the SRT file try to open it,it says unsupported format or don’t have an app to open the file. Plz help

    1. Hi Ram,
      Try VLC instead, that should be OK for MKV videos along with SRT closed captions. Hope this helps. =-) Thanks for reading.

    2. Hey Ram,

      The .srt file is the subtitle file, you dont need to open it. Simply place it in the same folder at the movie you are watching and MX Player will show it in the subtitle option. I just watched a movie last night. Hope this helps.

  5. Hi…
    While watching movie in MX Player..the movie is in 2 parts but the subtitle file is one for whole movie. The subtitle file is running good for part-1 but when I am playing part-2 the subtitle file start from beginning. So how can I run subtitle file for part-2 i.e. near by after 70 min.
    Sync option i have already used….not working

    1. Hi Prjapati Mal,
      Have you checked to see that the subtitle file is complete? Maybe it starts over because that is all it has. Please check and let me know what happens. =-)

  6. Cant convert zip subtitle file to srt on my android device for mxplayer. Need solutions asap…

  7. I download srt file in English version but that doesnt displayed in English, like Espaneol or something else like that what can i do?

    1. Hi There,
      Have you tried repeating the process, maybe there was a problem with the downloading the file. =-)

  8. Pls hellp.
    I’m using MX player for Showbox on LG G2 mobile phone. Working fine first part and in second part and later, I dont have subtitles at all.
    Can I fix it?

  9. I watch my video from my NAS on house network. The .srt file has same name and location with the video but when I go on MX Player to subtitles tab I don’t have an option to browse and can’t get them to work…

  10. When I add subtitle then one notification show on screen
    (Please login to mx player)
    How I login to mx player please help me

    1. Hi Rayhan. Subtitles have their own file type, .srt. Just about any source you download the subtitle file from will have the file in this format.

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