Free Blu-Ray Player Software: 10 Programs to Watch HD Movies On the Go

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We are now surrounded by devices that can enable us to watch our favorite movies on the go. Whether you’re using a smart phone, iPod, laptop or PC, it’s never been easier to sit back and enjoy the show – but what if your weapon of choice doesn’t have the necessary software?

Fortunately, there are a number of software developers out there that offer free blu ray player software. We’ve compiled this list of the top ten such software programs to help you enjoy the viewing process as quickly and as painlessly as possible, and to help you decide which packages to consider buying in the long run.


1. Leawo Blu-ray Player

 Leawo Blu-ray Player

Leawo Blu-ray Player allows you to start watching your movies in just 3 simple steps. The 30 day trial period also allows you to engage with a huge variety of file types, ranging from MP4 through to FLV and beyond.


2. Aurora Blu-ray Media Player

Aurora Blu-ray Media Player

Aurora Blu-ray Media player is a comprehensive software package designed specifically for the Windows platform. It enables you to play virtually every file type you are likely to encounter, making it a one stop shop for all your media player needs.


3. ArcSoft Total Media Theatre

ArcSoft Total Media Theatre

Total Media Theatre caters for blu ray playback as well as 3D, DVD and pretty much every other mainstream video format. It also integrates seamlessly with Windows Media Player and remains incredibly easy to use.


4. SlySoft AnyDVD HD

SlySoft AnyDVD HD

SlySoft frees your blu ray media from restrictions relating to specific media players, regional classification and file formats, allowing you to play any disc on any media player. The package has become renowned for allowing its users to unlock Blu ray and DVD discs that traditional desktop players have difficulty dealing with.


5. PotPlayer


One of the most basic packages on offer, PotPlayer is completely free and whilst it remains pretty basic, it will play blu ray and other HD video formats. It also offers the ability to change skins and alter the look of the program.


6. WinDVD Pro 11

WinDVD Pro 11

The WinDVD package facilitates the conversion of 2D videos to 3D, as well as playing blu ray DVD content. It also offers video clean up tools to improve the appearance of ripped content on both large and small screens.


 7. Windows Blu-ray Player

Windows Blu-ray Player

Suitable for both the Windows and Mac platforms, Windows Blu-ray Player offers a comprehensive package that facilitates the playback of a huge array of video formats besides blu ray itself, regardless of the country of origin. The simple user interface also makes browsing through your content incredibly easy.


8. UFUSoft Blu-ray Player

 UFUSoft Blu-ray Player

UFUSoft Blu-ray Player offers a quick and easy media player package aimed largely at the PC / laptop market. It is capable of playing not just blu ray discs, but blu ray folders and also ISO image files.


9.  PowerDVD Live

PowerDVD Live

PowerDVD Live is another highly comprehensive blu ray media package. Users can choose to receive either quarterly or annual updates, as well as benefitting from an integrated cloud based storage system.


10.  DVDFab Media Player

 DVDFab Media Player

DVDFab also supports blu ray disc playback as well as blu ray folders and ISO image files. Free support is included for the software’s regular updates, and a novel aesthetic appeal is added through users’ ability to alter the program’s skins.


Whilst all of these software packages (with the exception of PotPlayer) offer a restricted trial period, some of these are more generous than others.

With that in mind, why not let us know what you think of them? Which ones would you consider buying? Do you think they’re worth the asking price? Maybe you’ve encountered better alternatives that we’ve missed out on – let us know by leaving a comment below.


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