As streaming services like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and others have become mainstream, the DVD is slowly going by the wayside. But, many Windows 10 users still have plenty of DVD’s to watch, and want to watch them on their Windows 10 machines.
Watching DVD’s on your Windows 10 desktop or laptop can be done, but Microsoft hasn’t made it simple unforunately. By either buying the new app or looking for alternatives on the Windows Store, DVD’s can still be viewed with Windows 10.
Windows DVD Player Still Around
With Windows 10, Microsoft is including the Windows DVD Player, but only when the Windows 10 upgrade is done and on certain machines. If you have a Windows 7, Windows 7, or 8.1 machine, you should still be able to watch DVD’s this way.
But, if you aren’t one of those who have upgraded via this path, Microsoft has taken the profit route with the Windows DVD Player. They are selling it for $15, and users must purchase it if looking to watch DVD’s on their Windows 10 machines.
Options To Windows DVD Player
So, if you are one of those who doesn’t want to pay for a DVD player, or don’t like the built-in Windows DVD Player, there still are options available for you. They include freeware type programs and operate better than most expect.
The most recommended DVD and video player on Windows 10 remains the VLC media player from VideoLAN. It’s an open source based video player that plays any type of CD, DVD, VCD, or more. It’s frequently updated and available from the Windows Store.
Watching DVD’s is a little cumbersome on Windows 10. But, wih he stock app or others, it’s still able to play DVD’s for any Windows 10 user.