“Does Xbox One play 3D Blu-ray?”
“Can Xbox One play 3D Blu-ray movies directly on your storage devices?”

Questions like these are still quite common on Xbox One forums and other Q&A sites. There are still quite a lot of people who are not sure whether or not Xbox One could play back 3D Blu-ray disc. Some want to know this before they make an Xbox One purchase decision, while some others are already Xbox One owners that would like to explore more fun from their devices in hand.

Xbox One is the third generation of video games console developed by Microsoft in 2013. Xbox One is marked as the “all-in-one entertainment system” for playing games, watching TV, chatting on Skype etc. Among them, for Blu-ray movie enthusiast, the Blu-ray drive may be the most exciting function. People could then freely and directly play back Blu-ray discs on Xbox One console. Therefore, many 3D movie fans would like to ask “can I play 3D Blu-ray disc on Xbox One?” They would like to try to enjoy 3D Blu-ray movies with the preset Blu-ray drive on Xbox One. Actually, Microsoft did add 3D Blu-ray disc playback support to Xbox One. But still, many people have failed to play 3D Blu-ray discs on Xbox One. Why?

If you are also a 3D movie fan and would like to know whether or not you can play 3D Blu-ray disc on Xbox One directly, this site would be exactly where you should stop your searching. We will show you how you can play 3D Blu-ray discs on Xbox One effectively.

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Part 1: Can I Play 3D Blu-ray on XBox One?

Let’s firstly answer questions like this clearly: can I play 3D Blu-ray disc on Xbox One? The answer would be definitely yes, with a precondition that the region code of your Blu-ray discs matches the Blu-ray player app installed on Xbox One.

According to Microsoft, when you insert a disc for the first time, you’ll see a prompt to install the player app. The Blu-ray player app allows you to enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies available in your region through your Xbox One console. Each Xbox One console is manufactured for a specific Blu-ray and DVD region, following international standards. Xbox One supports 3D Blu-ray discs when played on 3D TVs. You need to make sure that the region code of your 3D Blu-ray discs is exactly the same as that on your Xbox One for unlimited playback.

Find the region code represented as A, B, or C on the packaging of your Xbox One and Blu-ray discs, and verify that it matches your region.


Geographic regions/countries


Includes most North, Central, and South American and Southeast Asian countries and regions, plus Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, and Korea


Includes most European, African, and Southwest Asian countries, plus Australia and New Zealand


Includes the remaining Central and South Asian countries, as well as China and Russia

If you have both 3D Blu-ray discs and Xbox One at the same region, you could then freely play back 3D Blu-ray disc on Xbox One. If not, you have to remove the region restriction upon your 3D Blu-ray discs for unlimited playback on your Xbox One since Xbox One could play back region-free 3D Blu-ray discs. We will talk about how to make your 3D Blu-ray discs region free in Part 4.

Part 2: Convert 3D Blu-ray to Xbox One Supported Format

Besides, we know that Xbox One could play back videos, musics and view images. Therefore, it would be feasible to play back 3D Blu-ray discs on Xbox One by converting 3D Blu-ray discs to videos supported by Xbox One. In this way, you only need a Blu-ray converter tool that could rip and convert 3D Blu-ray movies to Xbox One accepted video formats. The below table shows you the video formats supported by Xbox One:


3GP video, 3GP2, ADTS, ASF, AVI DivX, DV AVI, AVI uncompressed, AVI Xvid, H.264 AVCHD, MKV, MOV, MPEG-PS, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-2 TS, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, WMV, WMV HD


3GP audio, AAC, MP3, TIFF, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless, WMA Pro, WMA Voice



You could use some Blu-ray ripper tools to convert 3D Blu-ray to video files in WMV, MKV, H.264 AVCHD, AVI, etc. for playing 3D Blu-ray movies on Xbox One.

Part 3: Use Leawo Blu-ray Ripper to Play 3D Blu-ray on XBox One

Just as mentioned above, Xbox One supports MKV and other video formats. So you can play 3D Blu-ray on Xbox One by converting 3D Blu-ray videos to MKV format. Here you need the help of Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter, a professional Blu-ray ripping software tool that could decrypt Blu-ray discs with all protection and from various regions, and convert Blu-ray to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, etc. for various devices and players. It could help you easily get region-free 3D Blu-ray movies in lossless MKV files for playback on Xbox One. The following are the detailed steps.


Step 1: Download Leawo’s Blu-ray to MKV converter and install it. Note: It’s a built-in module of Leawo Prof. Media.
Step 2: Open the “Convert” module and then click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to browse and load source 3D Blu-ray movie files. You could add 3D Blu-ray disc, folder and/or ISO image file.


Step 3: There are 3 options for content loading after adding the movie to the program: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Full Movie allows you to import all titles, and Main Movie only imports the longest title by default while you can freely choose titles under Custom Mode. Choose “Full Movie” mode.


After loading source 3D Blu-ray movies, you could choose the subtitles and audio tracks, play back loaded Blu-ray movies, edit Blu-ray movies, etc.
Step 4: Click the drop-down button right before the big green “Convert” button and then on the drop-down panel choose “Change” option. Now you’ve come to the “Profile” window. Go to “Format > Lossless Video” group to choose “Multi-track MKV” as output format.


Step 5: After setting “Multi-track MKV” as output format, click the big green “Convert” button. Then, on the pop-up sidebar, set an output directory in the “Save to” box. After that, click the bottom “Convert” button to start converting Blu-ray to multi-track MKV file for Xbox One.


When the conversion completes, you only need to play back the multi-track MKV files converted from 3D Blu-ray movies on Xbox One as you usually do.

Part 4: Get Region-free 3D Blu-ray Disc for Xbox One with Leawo Blu-ray Copy

As mentioned above, to play back those 3D Blu-ray discs that have different region codes from Xbox One with your Xbox One, you need to turn your 3D Blu-ray discs to region-free. Then, you could directly insert the region-free 3D Blu-ray disc into the Xbox One Blu-ray drive for playback.

Leawo Blu-ray Copy offers you the best solution to get region-free copies of 3D Blu-ray discs without quality and 3D effects losses. It could remove the Blu-ray disc region restriction and break any disc protection upon 3D Blu-ray discs. You could then freely play back region-free 3D Blu-ray discs on Xbox One released in any region. Now refer to the following steps.


Step 1: Download Leawo Blu-ray Copy and install it. Directly open the “Copy” module on Leawo Prof. Media. (If you have already installed Leawo Prof. Media, skip the installation.)
Step 2: Insert source 3D Blu-ray disc to your computer’s Blu-ray disc drive.
Step 3: On the “Copy” module, click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to load source 3D Blu-ray disc from the disc drive.


Step 4: Set Full Movie mode as the 3D Blu-ray movie loading mode from Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode options. At the bottom, choose the output disc type according to the target blank disc you want to have.


Step 5: Start copying 3D Blu-ray movie file to the blank disc. You need to click the big green “Copy” button, set the “Copy to”, “Disc Label”, “Save to” parameters. If you have one Blu-ray drive only, you could firstly choose to copy 3D Blu-ray disc to ISO image file first by selecting “ISO File” option under the “Copy to” frame, and then use Leawo Blu-ray Copy to copy generated ISO file to blank writable Blu-ray disc. If you have 2 or more workable Blu-ray drives, just insert the target blank writable Blu-ray disc into another Blu-ray drive that has been connected to your computer as well and then choose it as target under the “Copy to” frame on the sidebar.

With all the settings done, click “Copy” button at the bottom to start the copy process. When the entire copy process completes, you get region-free 3D Blu-ray disc that could be played back directly on Xbox One of any regions.