I just got a 4th generation Apple TV and finally I can watch videos on my NAS from Apple TV after I installed VLC.

But I have not found a way to load my own subtitle files. VLC for iPAD has this option, so I just want to know if this is available. The only option I found is to download from opensubtitle.org.


  • Not tried the AppleTV version, but on the Mac all it needs is to be the same name, in the same folder then it will automatically find it - e.g. myMovie.avi & myMovie.srt
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 6:41
  • @AskandLearn What happened?
    – d-b
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 23:58

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Changing the subtitle file name so that it has the same file name as the movie worked for me.

  • Is this really on appletv? I'm doing this (files served over smb from my mac) and VLC on the Apple TV doesn't find them. VLC on the mac picks them up fine without me doing anything.
    – Isak Savo
    Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 20:12
  • Wow, this really works. I just change the subtitle file name, upload it using Remote Playback and it instantly works. Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 12:12

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