Popcorn Time Subtitles Errors? Why Subtitles Are Not Working In Recent Update?

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Due to the recent update in the Popcorn Time App, subtitles are not working. But there are fixes for this problem, and during this post, we are going to discuss all of the solutions which will help you to get subtitles to get on your Popcorn Time App.

“Open Subtitles” Made Registration Compulsory

Popcorn Time and there are so many similar apps which users Open subtitles to get subtitles on there app.

From Apr 4, 2020, it will now be compulsory for all the app/everyone to log in to OpenSubtitles.org.

"Open Subtitles" Made Registration Compulsory

Popcorn Time also uses Open Subtitles to show subtitles on their app. So from now, every user has to make an “Open Subtitles” account and log in from the Popcorn Time app.

How To Create A “Open Subtitles” Account?

  • Go to the “Open Subtitles” website
  • Tap on register
How To Create A "Open Subtitles" Account
  • Now fill all the required information
Open Subtitles" Account

Now you have to confirm your registration, so go to your mail and verify the mail

Now you can log in to “Open Subtitles” by using your registered details

How To Login Open Subtitles Details In Popcorn Time App?

Just go to the app and open it

Go to setting

How To Login Open Subtitles Details In Popcorn Time App?

Find for a subtitles option

How To Login Open Subtitles Details In Popcorn Time App?

Now enter “Open Subtitles” login details to connect

Login Open Subtitles Details In Popcorn Time App

Is Open Subtitles Login Works?

No, for me, it did not work. Log in is compulsory, but still, it does not fixes the error. Yet we can not say that it is the error of Popcorn Time app or Open Subtitles.

Here Are Possibilities

  • Because popcorn time recently updates so it may be the error with the recent update.
  • Or it may be the error with the Open Subtitles because they clearly mentioned on their website that they are facing problems with their server due to the heavy load due to the COVID 19. Because due to the lockdown people are staying home and streaming more.

How You Can Fix Subtitles Issue In New Update?

The first thing which is confirms that “Open Subtitles” is facing server error due to the heavy uses, so even after fixing all the errors, you can still face the error.

Also, in the recent version of the Popcorn Time, there is an issue with “open subtitles”. For some reason, the app’s login doesn’t work from the settings.

Fix 1: Make These Changes

 Just go to \src\app\settings.js and make the below given changes,

  1. Settings.opensubtitlesAuthenticated = true;  
  2. Settings.opensubtitlesUsername = ‘[email protected]’;  
  3. Settings.opensubtitlesPassword = ‘12341234’; 

Instead of edit the code, you can directly go here: 



E.g. for Windows if you installed at the default location, its %localappdata%\Popcorn-Time\src\app\settings.js

Open it with a text editor that respects the linebreaks (e.g WordPad) make your edits, and save it.


But for this, you must have knowledge of app coding. And it is a bit confusing. So you can try the 2nd solution.

Fix 2: Try The New Build

Also, as I can see the update in the Popcorn Time Reddit community that they fixed and released the New build, and so update your app with this version then you can successfully login to Open Subtitles account from the app.

Use Custom Subtitles In Popcorn Time

If the app still has problems while showing subtitles, even after doing all of these fixes. Then you can download the subtitles from the “Open Subtitles” and then use it manually in the Popcorn Time App.

How You Can Do This?

Go to the Open Subtitles

Login to your account, if you do not have any account, then register for one.

Now search for the movie

Use Custom Subtitles In Popcorn Time

Tap on the suitable result

how to Use Custom Subtitles In Popcorn Time

Now on this page, you can see the download option to get the zip file of the subtitles

Use Custom Subtitles In Popcorn Time

As you will click on the download button, it will start downloading the subtitles file to your device

It will download a zip file, so unzip it before moving it to the app.

Next Thing To Do

Now go to the Popcorn Time App

Play your movie

Now go to the subtitles option and tap “custom”

Now go to the downloaded subtitles file and choose “srt” subtitles file.

how to manually setup subtitle in popcorn Time

Maybe this option does not work in the latest version of the app with their default media player. So you have to download and play the video with the VLC player. Then go to the subtitles option in the VLC player and pick your downloaded subtitles file. And it worked for me.

Just go to the subtitles

Tap “add subtitles file”

popcorn time subtitle error

Now go the downloaded subtitles file and then choose the srt file

You are done

Popcorn Time Error Fixed

The Subtitles Delaying

Many times the Subtitle delays a couple of seconds every time a scene cuts. You can use the key G and H to compensate the delay.

If the delay is happening continuously, then it can be the error of graphic card drivers, but it is very rare, but you can check and try to update your graphic card drivers, maybe it fixes the error.

Also, normally for very recent episodes, there aren’t any subtitles.

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Rahul Choudhary is a technology and troubleshooting expert. He gives his expert opinion on different technology trends and provides troubleshooting guides for different apps, websites, & consumer hardware products. He graduated in BA English Honours from the University Of Delhi, and later he learned HTML and WordPress. He also did a certificate course in Hardware and Network Troubleshooting , and a certificate course in Computer Architecture.