In the digital era, more and more digital media has been introduced to your daily life. If you are a movie love, you must be very fond of Blu-ray format 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. In the common case, 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. Under the circumstances, something uneasy will happen. 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.

Solution 1: 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. But 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 about 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.

However, if you are not clear about whitch 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.

Solution 2: 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. For example, you can use a universal remote app to help you solve the problem on how to play Blu-ray without remote. If you are 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. 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.

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.

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.

Solution 3: Use Leawo Blu-ray Player

Finally, I will introduce a much easier way to help you play Blu-ray without remote. Since you have obtained a piece of Blu-ray disc, then you can also try to insert it to the Blu-ray drive on your computer which is of course compatible with Blu-ray. Next prepare a powerful Blu-ray player on your computer which has Blu-ray menu navigation support, and then you can freely control your playback even without a remote controller. I know that there are onle a few players have Blu-ray menu navifation support, and among them, what is the best Blu-ray player? Leawo Blu-ray Player will be the top one on the Blu-ray player list for its specially designed Virtual Remote Controller.


Leawo Free Blu-ray Player 

☉ 100% free movie player for Mac users to play Ultra HD 4K, 1080P and 720P video for free.

☉ Free Blu-ray disc player to play 4K Blu-ray disc and 1080P Blu-ray disc, regardless of disc protection and region code.

☉ Support multiple audio decoding systems like Dolby, DTS, AAC, TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc.

☉ Adjust subtitles, video and audio during media playback.

As a 100% free and 6-in-1 media player software, Leawo Blu-ray Player contains all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment, including Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD (4K) and other popular formats supported. With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Free Blu-ray Player software could provide you quality-lossless image for even 4K video, stereo audio enjoyment, all regions free DVD decryption and user-oriented playback control. What's more, the virtual remote controller could be used to navigate Blu-ray menu and select specific chapter on the menu screen of a Blu-ray disc on Blu-ray Player. So even without the remote, you can still control the playback of your Blu-ray.

You can refer to the following steps to activate virtual remote controller.

Step 1: Load the Blu-ray to the program.

Step 2: Move your mouse to the top-left corner and click the last one of the four buttons, or right click on the playback screen and choose "Menu…".


Step 3: Either way will call out the Blu-ray menu and a tiny remote icon on the bottom roll of Blu-ray Player interface. Click the remote icon and the panel will pop out.



In summary, it will be entirely possible to control the Blu-ray even without remote controller by making full use of the buttons on the Blu-ray player, download 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.