One of the advantages of a big-screen TV is that you can watch high-definition movies on it and get a top viewing experience. But you may still be troubled by subtitles when watching foreign movies. How can you get subtitles to play along with the movie? Don’t worry. This article will tell you two efficient methods to put subtitles on TV so you can watch movies with subtitles smoothly.

Tips. To play a video with subtitles on TV without any error, you are recommended to hardcode subtitles into the video in advance. Download the free video subtitle merger and read on:
Michelle Michelle | Updated on Jul 24, 2023
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Generally, there are two ways to put subtitles on TV. If you have an advanced smart TV that reads subtitles, you can directly play the subtitles along with the video on your TV with some simple settings. Otherwise, you'll need to embed subtitles into the video to play the subtitled movie on TV. Let's take a look at how to add subtitles to movies on TV in detail.

Solution 1. Turn on Closed Captions (for TV that reads subtitles)

Many smart TVs, including Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung TV, LG TV, and more, have a subtitle option that allows you to turn on closed captions/soft subtitles when watching videos. You should first check whether your TV supports subtitles (find the relevant information on the TV manual or the official website) and follow the steps below.

Step 1. Turn on closed captions on your TV. See if there is a Subtitle option on your remote or enter the Menu and follow the on-screen options to get the closed captions setting. For example, on Samsung TV home screen, click Settings > General > Accessibility > Caption Settings > press Caption to turn subtitles on.

Step 2. Name the video and the subtitle the same except for the extension. They should look like this – filename.mp4 (video) and (subtitle).

Note. The SRT file should be in Unicode format.

Step 3. Put the video and subtitle in the same folder and transfer it to your USB.

Step 4. Connect the USB to your TV. Enjoy watching movies with subtitles on your TV now!

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Solution 2. Embed Subtitles into Movies

If your TV does not support subtitle files or the subtitles do not show up properly, you can burn subtitles to the movie and play them together as a single file on your TV. For this, you can use a simple and free program WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory, which can help you hardcode subtitles into any video without syncing problems. Just free download free download the software to embed subtitles to the video now.

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Step 1. Open WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory and enter the Converter module. Next, drag your movie into the program.

Step 2. Go to the right-side output format section and choose an output format in advance. Keeping the same video format is suggested.

Step 3. Now, click the "+" (Add subtitle) button to add your subtitle file to the video. Then click the Subtitle Type box (labled H or CC) and choose Hardcoded subtitles.

Step 4. Finally, specify an output path at the bottom and click “Run” to export the video with burnt subtitles.

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Step 5. Put the output file on the USB and connect it to your TV. You can play the movie with subtitles shown on your TV smoothly.


That’s pretty much everything I want to share about how to play a movie with subtitles on TV. I hope you find this article helpful. Thanks for reading. Have a nice day!

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