How to Play MKV files with subtitles on Samsung TV?

Can Samsung TV Play MKV?

According to Samsung TV supported formats, we clearly know that MKV is really one of Samsung TV compatible video formats. If so, why we still encounter the issue “Samsung TV won’t play MKV”? That’s because MKV is a container format, which is a kind of Matroska media files while Matroska is a new multimedia package format, also known as multi-media containers. So, comes the question, when we try to play MKV with Samsung TV unsupported audio codec, image or subtitle, and more. The direct way is to transcode MKV to Samsung TV playable videos for smooth playback.

Can Samsung TV Play MKV with subtitles?

We found many poeple encountered the problem of can’t play some mkv files with subtitles on Samsung TV, then can Samsung TV play MKV with subtitles? According to our tests and searchings, we found you can download the right subtitles for Samsung TV from,,, etc and add them to your MKV files.

And here is what I learnt with my ordeal with subtitles and TV:

  • Your TV should be advanced enough to read a subtitles. Mine is.
  • Name the folder, the video file and the subtitle files exactly same. Just the extension should be different, nothing else.
  • Keep the subtitles file in the same folder as the video file.

 All in one solution: Convert MKV to Samsung TV > Download a .srt subtitle > Add .srt subtitle to MKV for Samsung TV playback.

MKV to Samsung TV Converter – Play MKV with subtitles on Samsung TV 

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate  is a professional MKV to Samsung TV encoder which can convert MKV to Samsung TV more friendly videos and you can use it to add subtitles (*.srt and *.ass, *.ssa) to MKV files for Samsung TV streaming and playing quickly. (Read review)

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How to Make Samsung TV to Play MKV with subtitles with 4 steps?

Step 1. Load mkv video/movie files

Run the program and load your source mkv video files into it by clicking “Add video”.


Note that you can only add subtitles to videos in MKV, MP4, AVI or other video format which has the ability of adding subtitles. If your original movies are Blu-ray, DVD or other media files, you need to convert these files to a proper format e.g. .mp4. Then start the conversion to get the output files and reload the movies to the converter.

Step 2. Add subtitles to MKV movie

Click on “Edit” button, the video editor will pop up. Tap “Subtitle” option and check the “Enable” icon. Then, by clicking on “Browse” to import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you’ve downloaded. After that, you can have a preview of the subtitle effect to make sure all goes OK.


Step 3. Decide Samsung TV output format

After you have loaded the external subtitles, you need to figure out the output format. Here in order to make you play MKV on Samsung TV well, you can select the Samsung TV (*.mp4) format from “TVs”.


Step 4. Start adding subtitles and convert MKV

Click the green arrow start MKV to Samsung TV conversion and add subtitles to MKV video files quickly. When the conversion done, click “Open” to find the converted video files. Then you can effortless transfer the video files to Samsung TV via USB/DLNA server for freely playback.

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