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How to Enable Subtitles on Plex?

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Subtitles on Plex

Plex is a popular media server which lets you stream your favorite media on various devices. Along with streaming, it also organizes your personal files with the perfect artwork, metadata, and other details. Plex has the greater ability to analyze and find the information your media files. In this article, we will show how to enable Subtitles support on Plex. By enabling subtitles, you can watch the movies and TV shows that aren’t available in your mother tongue. It also comes handy when the streamed media had poor audio quality.

Related: How to enable Subtitles on Kodi?

Enable Subtitles Support on Plex

First of all, you have to enable subtitles support before configuring the third party source. For that, go to the server settings and select the Languages tab. Now, select your language in the “Prefer audio tracks in” box and make sure that subtitle mode is Always enabled. After configuring those details, click Save Changes and return to the home page.

Subtitles on Plex
Plex Subtitles

Configure OpenSubtitles.org to Turn on Subtitles

After enabling the subtitles support, you need to configure OpenSubtitles.org source on Plex to get the subtitles while playing the movies and TV shows. You can also use other third-party sources to get subtitles.

  • On the Settings page, click Agents.
  • Select Movies -> Plex Movie.
  • Locate the OpenSubtitles.org source and drag it to top of the list.
  • Click the gear icon located next to the OpenSubtitles.org source.
  • Enter your OpenSubtitles.org Username and password.
Subtitles on Plex
Configure your Opensubtitles.org Credentials

Select your Subtitle language and click Save.

For TV Shows:

  • Select Agents -> Shows -> TheTVDB.
  • Drag the OpenSubtitles.org source to the top of the list.
  • Click the gear icon and enter your OpenSubtitles.org login credentials.
Subtitles on Plex
Subtitles on Plex
  • Select your preferred language and click Save.

Refresh your Library

After configuring the settings, refresh your library to add subtitles to your media library.

  • Select all the libraries and click the setting icon located on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Click Refresh All.
Refresh the Media
Refresh the Media
  • It will take some time to add subtitles to all your existing media files.
  • After refreshing the media, select the movie or TV show that you want to watch.

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Final Thoughts

This is how you have to enable subtitles support on Plex. You can also install the sub-zero plugin to get the subtitles for your media automatically. But OpenSubtitles.org is the best way to get subtitles on Plex media server and Kodi.

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