If you are a movie lover, you must be very fond of Blu-ray due to its superior audio and video quality compared to other common formats. Well, if you have got some Blu-ray disc at hand, then what would you with these Blu-ray discs? Of course, you need to play the Blu-ray discs in a professional Blu-ray player which could be compatible with various discs types including Blu-ray. Usually, a Blu-ray player will be equipped with a fix remote controller to allow you to control the player while playing Blu-ray discs. However, things don't go smoothly always. Some of you may have encountered that the remote you have can't be matched with the Blu-ray player, or unluckily you have not been provided a remote controller at all. Without remote, it is difficult to control the playback to a large extent. So, how to play Blu-ray without remote? Can you figure out this problem? Today we will talk about the issue on how to play Blu-ray without remote.

Part 1: Why to Use Blu-ray Player without Remote

For most standalone Blu-ray players, a remote is definitely equipped which can be a helpful hand for users to control the Blu-ray player. However, if you fail to be provided with the remote, it will not be convenient to control the Blu-ray player without the remote controller, especially when you are too tired to sit still on your chair. But the possibilities to use your Blu-ray player still exist. All the things are running in a correct order except the remote. You also need to play the Blu-ray player, for example, to show your colleagues the year-around schedules which have been stored in the format of a piece of Blu-ray disc.

Besides, if your naughty boys are very noisy in your car, and your portable Blu-ray player has not equipped with a remote controller, what would you do to calm them down. Playing some Anime movies in Blu-ray discs will be a good choice for them. In such a case, you have to use some additional ways to control your Blu-ray player instead of a remote controller. The list can be added more like this. In a word, if you can get a remote controller for your Blu-ray player, this will be the best. However, if you don't have one, just be relaxed and you can refer to many other solutions which can conveniently allow you to enjoy the Blu-ray disc in a comfortable state.


Part 2: Find Buttons on Blu-ray Players

Generally speaking, in order to play Blu-ray without remote, you can completely control your playback with the buttons on your Blu-ray players. Actually, it is easy to control. If you are only to watch a Blu-ray movie, you don't have to worry too much because the Blu-ray disc will be automatically played since you have loaded the Blu-ray disc in. Sometimes, you may have the need to select subtitles or different audio options, choose specific scenes or pause the movie and so on. If you have the related requirements, without a remote, it will be difficult. Therefore, you had better obtain a detailed outline of your buttons on the Blu-ray players. For most Blu-ray players, there are basic function buttons on the front or on the top of the panel, including "Power on/off", "Eject", "Play/Pause", "Skip" and "Stop" buttons. If you are not clear about the exact meaning of each button, you can refer to the Blu-ray player instructions which can specifically explain their meanings respectively.

Let's stress it one more time, if you are not clear about which button to press, you can choose to refer to the manual of the Blu-ray player which has elaborated the functions of these buttons in details. Just take more time and be patient, you can figure out the functions of these buttons on Blu-ray player finally. In comparison with a remote controller, pressing those buttons to process with your Blu-ray discs would spend more time and energy which will be a difficult task for those "Lazy" groups.


Part 3: Use Universal Remote Smartphone App

Besides the trial on each of buttons on the Blu-ray player, you can turn to some other more efficient method. Maybe for some users, you are not so patient enough to have a further search of each button. You may prefer another more direct method to control the Blu-ray player. Yes, it is still available for you. For example, you can use a universal remote app to help you solve the problem on how to play Blu-ray without a remote. If you are the owner of Android smartphones, then you can make full use of the function of the infrared blaster (IR blaster) in it which could emulate an infrared remote control to autonomously control your Blu-ray players, TVs, streaming boxes, home theater systems and so on. Next, you have to do is to download a universal remote app to your smartphone. There are various remote apps for your options. Here I will take AnyMote as an example and show you how to do this.

Step 1: Download AnyMote and open it on your phone. You had better download the app from the official website and make sure no virus is contained.

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Step 2: Set up and match your Blu-ray player. Once opened it, then you should choose your device type. That is to confirm the model of your Blu-ray player. In most cases, you can choose "Most models" to match with your Blu-ray player. For some Blu-ray player universal remote apps, once your mobile phone has been connected to the Wifi network, it can automatically detect the signal.

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Step 3: Enter the remote button-like screen. Once made a match with your Blu-ray player, select the blaster in your phone and a remote button-like interface will be seen. Then you can use it to control your Blu-ray player as like a real remote controller.

Part 4: Use Leawo Blu-ray Player

Alternatively, you can find an additional way to enjoy your Blu-ray discs. Instead of playing the disc on the standalone Blu-ray Player, you can choose to insert the Blu-ray disc to your computer's disc drive for further viewing. This is quite easy and convenient for PC users because there is no need to obtain a remote controller at all. But before you start playing the Blu-ray discs on your computer, you have to make sure that your computer's disc drive is running in the order, and a professional Blu-ray player programs must be prepared. Furthermore, the Blu-ray player on your computer should have Blu-ray menu navigation support, and then you can freely control your playback even without a remote controller. I know that there are only a few players have Blu-ray menu navigation support, and among them, what is the best Blu-ray player? In terms of the best Blu-ray media player programs, Leawo Blu-ray Player will be the top one on the Blu-ray player list for its specially designed Virtual Remote Controller. Asides from the Virtual Remote Controller, Leawo Blu-ray Player can be powerful in playing all kinds of digital videos and physical discs, including MPEG, AVI, MOV, FLV, DVD, CD, ISO and so on. Virtual Remote Controller is specially designed for the menu screen of Blu-ray discs which enables you to navigate the Blu-ray menu and select your own preferred chapter to play. Next, I will list the steps on how to activate the function of Virtual Remote Controller.

Step 1: Download Leawo Blu-ray Player and install it on your computer.

    Free Blu-ray Player

    – Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
    – Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
    – Play 1080P videos, 720P videos with lossless quality.

Step 2: Insert the Blu-ray disc to the disc drive and you can see the video icon on the main interface. Just click the icon to enter the disc viewing panel.

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Step 3: Right click on the playback screen and choose "Menu…" option.

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Step 4: Then a tiny Blu-ray menu will appear on the screen and click the remote icon and the panel will pop out. Then, you can freely click the buttons when you have the need without returning to the main interface.

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Part 5: Conclusion

In summary, it will be entirely possible to control the Blu-ray even without a remote controller by making full use of the buttons on the Blu-ray player, download the remote app to your smartphone, or try to play the Blu-ray with Leawo Blu-ray Player as the alternative due to its powerful virtual remote controller. Sometimes, you may find it a little bit complex to call out or activate the Virtual Remote Controller within Leawo Blu-ray Player, just take more time and be patient, you will enjoy this function. One more thing you should pay attention to is that don't download the remote controller apps wherever you want. Please make sure that no virus has been contained in it, or once it has been downloaded, the virus might be carried to your mobile phone.