How to play Blu-ray on 5K iMac

On October 16, 2014, a new version of the 27-inch (69 cm) iMac was released, whose main feature is a "5K Retina" display at a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels. Now Macgo is presenting you a detailed tutorial of How to Play Blu-ray on 5k iMac.

Play Blu-ray on 5K iMac

Preparations you need to do:

  • Mac El Capitan (OS X 10.11)
  • Intel Core i5 or above
  • Internal or external Blu-ray drive
Step 1: Find a Blu-ray drive

One of the requirements of playing a Blu-ray disc on the computer is having a Blu-ray drive, and Macgo is recommending users one of the thinnest and lightest external Blu-ray drive on the market with features like supporting USB 3.0, BDXL, 3D Blu-ray Movies, and burning BD, DVD & CD.

Step 2: Choose a Mac Blu-ray Player software

Perform an Internet search for 'Mac Blu-ray Player', choose one and click the title and then find the one for Mac, press Download button, after that, follow the directions to complete the installation.


a. Play Blu-ray on 5K iMac

Find Mac Blu-ray Player Pro in the Launchpad, click on its icon to open Mac Blu-ray Player Pro.

b. Play a Blu-ray Disc

Insert the Blu-ray Disc you want to play in the Blu-ray drive. Wait a second till the main menu pops out and you can make some adjustments here according to your own preferences.

c. Play a Blu-ray File

Click "Play" button and Select a Blu-ray file

If you want to play a Blu-ray file, just click on "Open File" on the main interface and choose the Blu-ray video you would like to watch from local media files, then click "Open". When the BLu-ray menu comes up, you can choose where you want to watch in “Chapter”, which language you want to hear in “Audio”and of course select the “Subtitle”. Then you can directly press "Play Movie" and "Return" key to enjoy some Blu-ray time.

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