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.
Why Use Subtitles On Android?
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.
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
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.
While the regular version of MX Player is free, you can also buy the ad-free Pro version.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.