Slowly but surely Windows 11/10 users have started showing interest in Microsoft’s Movies & TV or the Films & TV app owing to its ability to load external subtitles while playing a movie. Earlier, this was a major shortcoming in the default apps like Windows Media Player. This made users switch to alternative apps like VLC Player to load subtitles. Not anymore!
Load External Subtitles in Movies & TV App
To load external subtitle in Movies & TV app in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Open the Movies & TV app on your PC.
- Play the video.
- Click on the speech bubble.
- Click on the Choose subtitle file
- Select the subtitle or SRT file.
However, if you are using Windows 10, you can follow these steps:
Movies & TV app in Windows 10 supports loading external subtitles. If you are interested in loading an external subtitles file in the Movies & TV app on Windows 10, here’s how to go about it. Switch audio tracks.
First, try downloading the subtitles for your favorite show or the movie you want to watch. It can be downloaded as a zip file. Following the download, you can save the file anywhere you want, but in SRT format. If you have downloaded the subtitles in a zipped file, extract them at a suitable location.
When done, open the video in the Films & TV app and click the Speech bubble button visible just adjacent to the volume button. If the file has subtitles encoded, they will appear with the following option displayed – ‘Choose subtitle file’.
Click ‘Choose subtitle file’ and select the SRT file you downloaded. The subtitles will start appearing on your screen right away.
Please note that if your media file features multiple audio tracks, you can choose and switch to the desired subtitle from inside the Movies & TV app.
If you would like to modify or change the audio track, click the Language button next to the Play/Pause button.
Here, you should observe a popup list displaying you the available channels. Click the one you want to switch to and the track will change on the fly.
How do I add subtitles to a movie in movie app on Windows 11/10?
To add subtitles to a movie in the Movies & TV app on Windows 11 or Windows 10, you need to follow the above-mentioned guide. That said, you need to play the movie first in the Movies & TV app. Then, click on the speech bubble visible in the bottom left corner. Following that, click on the Choose subtitle file option and select the SRT file.
How do I use SRT files for Movies & TV?
To use SRT files or subtitle files in the Movies & TV app in Windows 11/10, you need to play the movie or video first. Then, hover your mouse over the bottom left side and click on the speech bubble. Then, select the Choose subtitle file option and choose the SRT file that you downloaded earlier.
Hope you enjoy using the updated Movies & TV app!