Blu-ray offers HD video and high quality video effects, and storage capacity five times greater than that of a standard DVD. However, not all devices can play Blu-ray discs, for example, MacBook Pro can not recognize a Blu-ray disc. Why? Is there any Blu-ray player for MacBook Pro?
The MacBook Pro has no native hardware and software support Blu-ray playback. The MacBook Pro comes with Apple's "SuperDrive," which can read CDs and DVDs, but does not have the capacity to read Blu-ray discs. Blu-ray uses a different laser than a standard DVD to read information. You can add an external drive to your MacBook Pro, but it still won't allow you to view your movie until you use Mac-compatible software.
Blu-ray is a patented technology and need Blu-ray licensing purchased for Blu-ray playback, but Mac operating systems didn't purchase such licensing. And Blu-ray discs are encoded with programming beyond that of a normal DVD, such as region codes, AACS, BD+, etc. Therefore, you must have software on the MacBook Pro that decodes it properly for the Blu-ray to play.
Tips and Recommendations
In order to play Blu-ray on your MacBook Pro, you need a Blu-ray drive, and a program which can effectively remove the AACS copy-protection and be able to read Blu Ray information. iDeer Mac Blu-ray player is such a convenient program which can play commercial Blu-ray or DVD discs in different regions. Once you install iDeer Mac Blu-ray player software on your Macbook, you may be able to connect an external Blu-ray drive.You can free download one from official website and have a try.