SubSearch for downloading subtitles

This article focuses on a very simple Windows app that helps in downloading subtitles for any movie or TV series – the SubSearch app. It’s a very lightweight instant subtitle downloader.

This software is a subtitle downloader implemented using the .NET framework. It needs .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed in the system. So, if you do not have it, the installer will install it itself.

Downloading and installing the SubSearch app:

Go to and install the latest .exe release of the app. The latest one is SubSearch version 1.0 Beta 6.

Follow the on-screen instructions and install the app to your system.

Now, you can use the app and download the subtitles by just using the Windows Explorer shell context menu.

Go to the folder that contains the movie or TV series for which you want to download the subtitles. Then right click on the movie or TV series name, and click Download Subtitle.

SubSearch - Right-click movie file
SubSearch – Right-click movie file

The SubSearch app will open now and display a list of all subtitles available for the movie or TV series. You can just pick the one that you like, and then click Download.

Download subtitles
Download subtitles

That is it! Your subtitles will be downloaded to the same link as the movie or TV series file. Go ahead, play the video and enjoy the movie with your family along with subtitles of your language.

Play video
Play video

You can also right click on a folder and check the subtitles for all the video files available inside the folder. If you are facing any issues regarding the app and for any further clarifications, inquiries, questions or bug reports kindly contact page.

It is one of the many programs that uses OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy the free subtitles service of opensubtitles and if you like it, consider making a small donation.

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  1. what is the default installation directory for this application? It installs without asking for the destination of the files and also there are no shortcut in the start menu neither the desktop.

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