Mac does not ship with Blu-ray player software built in, but you can still play Blu-ray disc on your Mac with the help of the third-party Blu-ray playback software and a little hardware. It is a lot easier than you might think. Keep reading, you will learn how to watch your Blu-ray movie collection on Mac.
Turn Your Mac into a Blu-ray Player
A little preparation is necessary before playing Blu-ray on Mac.
- External Blu-ray Drive for Mac
You will need an external Blu-ray drive for playing Blu-ray on Mac. Please note that Apple’s SuperDrive only supports playing DVDs and CDs, you cannot use it for playing Blu-ray disc.
Read more: Best Blu-ray Drives for Mac Computer
- Mac Blu-ray Player
Finding a reliable Blu-ray player can avoid many hassles. BlurayVid Blu-ray Player for Mac runs on macOS 10.8 to the latest macOS. It enables you to play Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder, and Blu-ray ISO on your Mac. There is no loss of quality so the movie audio sounds great and the picture looks amazing. It fully supports the original Blu-ray menu.
If you were using MacBook Pro, you might be surprised that BlurayVid Blu-ray Player perfectly matches the touch bar. You can control the Blu-ray playback process by operating the touch bar.
- Internet Connection
BlurayVid Blu-ray Player needs an internet connection to decrypt the DRM protection that arms on the Blu-ray disc. Normally, once the Blu-ray disc is successfully cracked, it does not need an internet connection when playing next time.
How to Play Blu-ray on Mac Effortlessly
Play Blu-ray on Mac will be super easy if you have already prepared the Mac compatible Blu-ray drive and the Mac Blu-ray Player.
Step 1. Install BlurayVid Blu-ray Player for Mac
After downloading BlurayVid Blu-ray Player, drag the icon to the application folder and install it on your Mac.
Step 2. Connect the Blu-ray Drive with Mac
Insert your Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray drive, and then plug the Blu-ray drive to the USB port of your Mac. Once the Blu-ray drive is recognized, BlurayVid Blu-ray Player will automatically start playing the movie title in it.
Step 3. Playing Blu-ray with the Mac Blu-ray Player
Once the Blu-ray menu shows up, the virtual remote allows you to easily choosing Blu-ray bonuses, chapter scenes and setting up the subtitle/audio track before playing the Blu-ray movie. When the movie is already playing, you can easily change the title, chapter, subtitle track, audio track in the application menu without going back to the Blu-ray menu interface.
[Optional] Enable Hardware Acceleration
If you were running some other CPU-occupy tasks in the background, it would be necessary to enable BluFast MX in the program settings. It can reduce 20%-50% of the CPU usage, which can help you play Blu-ray smoothly on Mac.
Above is the tutorial of how to play Blu-ray on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac or other Mac computers with the most compatible and easy-to-use BlurayVid Blu-ray Player for Mac. Now you can freely enjoy the latest Blu-ray disc on Mac. It will be a great home entertainment.