What is VLC?
VLC is a popular cross-platform open-source media player. You can find VLC on different platforms like desktop operating system including macOS, Windows and linux and mobile operating systems including Android, iOS, and Windows 10 Mobile, etc.
Does Apple have Blu-ray playback software?
No, it doesn’t. Apple had never taken Blu-ray seriously. The company didn’t really care to release a computer with a Blu-ray drive, not even once. The company only had a DVD drive featured in some of its Mac computers and laptops which had been put to an end recently. Apple had stopped giving DVD drives to users in order to make its computers slimmer and lighter. The last MacBook that you can find with a DVD drive in it is the Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 15, which Apple had stopped selling in 2016. So it’s only logical that you won’t find Blu-ray player software on a Mac computer.
Can VLC play Blu-ray?
One of the reasons why it’s so popular is because it’s free. Since Apple’s never been fans of Blu-ray, which can be seem from its attitude towards Blu-ray, you shouldn’t expect Apple to give you an official player on Mac to play Blu-ray, which it doesn’t. So a third-party Blu-ray drive and Blu-ray player app is needed. Some Blu-ray player apps on Mac are not free, if you don’t want to pay for it, then VLC is the one you want to go with. But VLC doesn’t support playback of Blu-rays, not without some modification. There are things you can do to make VLC play Blu-ray discs on Mac, and it’s fairly easy to make that happen.
How to enable Mac VLC to play Blu-ray
To enable VLC to play Blu-ray on Mac, here are all the things you need.