Due to the superior audio and video quality, Blu-ray has been embraced by a large number of movie enthusiasts nowadays. However, what embarrass people most is that the Blu-ray disc is not compatible with the common disc drive all the time. Especially for Mac users, they may find that they are not available to play any Blu-ray discs because some Macs do not have the Blu-ray drive. Under the circumstances, the external Blu-ray drive has been produced to meet Mac users’ needs. In other words, you have to prepare a professional external Blu-ray drive if you hope to play or read Blu-ray discs with your Mac. Just as its name implies, external Blu-ray drive is a portable tool for writing and reading data on Blu-ray disc, DVD/CD disc and other high-capacity media. Usually, you only need a simple USB cable to connect the external Blu-ray drive to your Mac. Then insert the Blu-ray disc and it will be played automatically by the media players on your Mac. If you are looking for such an external optical Blu-ray drive for Mac, then you are in the right place. I will introduce three external Blu-ray drives for Mac based on some reviews.
Part 1: ASUS 12X Blu-ray drive
The first external Blu-ray drive for Mac on my recommendation list is ASUS 12X Blu-ray drive. With diamond-shaped design based on aesthetics of technology, ASUS 12X is capable of writing 12X Blu-ray disc formats which is the fastest of the optical drives out there. Besides, compared with USB 2.0, with the newest USB 3.0 Magic Cinema technology, ASUS 12X Blu-ray drive will provide you double transmission speed and data writing speed. Due to its powerful data reading and writing capability, it will not miss a little desk space. Just as mentioned above, the Magic Cinema technology could also enable 2D to 3D conversion. Plus, according to the professional reviews on it, you can clearly see that ASUS 12X Blu-ray drive also has excellent security standard with encoded file name functionality and password control. For some people, its cons are also obvious, for example, the eject button on the front side may not work at all times.
Part 2: SEA TECH Blu-ray drive
SEA TECH Blu-ray drive could be the second choice for you. It is packed in a beautiful aluminum casing which matches the aesthetic of any Mac perfectly. With fast external Blu-ray writer super-Multi speed, SEA TECH Blu-ray drive has used a UJ 260 Panasonic drive that supports the BDXL format and could also read and write regular CD and DVD. Plus, it adopts the technology of USB 3.0 connection which means it can provide faster data reading and writing speed. It is completely compatible with Mac and you do not need to install any software in order to run it perfectly on your Mac. Therefore, if you are looking for an external Blu-ray drive with good-looking, fast data reading speed and complete compatibility with Mac, then you can choose SEA TECH Blu-ray drive for Mac. But pay attention, the edges of the machined aluminum are a bit sharp.
Part 3: LG BE14NU40
One more external Blu-ray drive for Mac will be recommended is LG BE14NU40. It is another bulky drive with 14X reading and writing speed which is faster than ASUS 12X. You can now write up to 128GBs of data on a single quad layer BDXL disc and you can enjoy 2D to 3D converting features. Also it has used USB 3.0 connection technology and provides data protection with M-Disc support. Among them, the function of Jamless Play is the most outstanding which can allow you to play content from damaged or scratched discs without any stop. If you pursue high standards of reading ability and wonderful characteristics, then you can’t miss LG BE14NU40 without consideration of its higher price.
Part 4: One more thing you need to enjoy high quality Blu-ray movie
Now that you have acknowledged some great external Blu-ray player for Mac, you are one more step from an extraordinary Blu-ray watching experience, preparing an excellent Blu-ray player. Here Leawo Blu-ray Player for Mac will be your best choice. 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), MPEG, WMV and so on.
With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides you extraordinary movie playback and cinema-like experience. Furthermore, within Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could obtain the personalized settings according to your preference and all the settings could be done automatically.
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.
With the help of the above three external Blu-ray drives, you can play the Blu-ray discs with ease and accuracy. Furthermore, if you own a piece of Leawo Blu-ray Player, then you can enjoy the best Blu-ray watching experience. You can just have a try!