Recently you might experienced problem – message in KODI (ex-XBMC) while using OpenSubtitles KODI subtitles add-on: “In order to continue OpenSubtitles.org subtitles service you need to Log In”. or “error searching for subtitles, your open subtitles.org username or password is empty or not valid”. In this article we describe how to fix this in two possible ways
Article updated to reflect the latest changes and news 2016-12-22 - added instructional videos 2016-12-04 - opensubtitles addon in official repository is updated, login and password required 2016-11-25 - opensubtitles KODI addon is working as before
Introduction of OpenSubtitles KODI addon
KODI is great media center, we all like it. It is highly configurable, got a lot of skins, offer various services, it is opensource and got huge user base. One of its services is downloading subtitles for your movies and TV series while watching. One of subtitles service providers is opensubtitles using its OpenSubtitles add-on.
Recently we displayed message for OpenSubtitles add-on:
In order to continue OpenSubtitles.org subtitles service you need to Log In
There are 2 ways how to fix this:
1. Enter your credentials in OpenSubtitles KODI add-on
First try, if you can login on www.opensubtitles.org, if you can not login on website, it will not work in KODI!
In KODI navigate to:
System -> Settings -> Add-ons -> My Add-ons -> Subtitles -> OpenSubtitles.org -> Configure
You need to enter your OpenSubtitles.org username and password and subtitles service will work again. Please double check you insert it correctly, you will not get any error message. If you are not registered yet, feel free to register on OpenSubtitles.org. After registration just use same credentials – username and password. There was reports that restarting KODI helps too.
2. Install new OpenSubtitles KODI add-on from OpenSubtitles.org
Steps how to install new add-on, improved by us, where you don’t have to insert your username and password:
- uninstall old OpenSubtitles add-on
- download updated OpenSubtitles add-on
- navigate KODI -> System -> Settings -> Add-ons -> Install from zip file
- select the file you downloaded
- if it doesn’t work, restart KODI
Important note: if you are using Exodus, Navi-X, FreeTelly or other unofficial KODI, please get support on their forums.
Couple of guys make instructional videos, if nothing works for you, check them out:
If you got any questions, feel free to ask them in the support forum.
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