Xbox One is one hell of a great home video game console.
Ever since it’s published in 2013, it has always been the most adorable companion for game lovers. Also, supporting movie playback from some online video streaming applications like Netflix and Hulu, the Xbox One is also a wonderful movie player tool.
Can Xbox One play DVDs?
Apart from gaming and streaming features, a lot of Xbox One users are holding the console, wondering whether or not the Xbox One can play DVDs.
To be clarified, an Xbox One can absolutely play DVDs. Installed with a built-in disc drive for CD, DVD, and Blu-ray disc, this powerful game console can help users to play a game, movie, and music disc.
In today’s tutorial, we will walk through the detailed steps of playing a DVD on Xbox One. Also, for those who have complained about Xbox One not playing DVD, you’ll find several positive fixes.
How to play DVD on Xbox One?
To play a DVD on an Xbox One, you’ll need to download the Blu-ray Player app first. This is the media player freeware that is designed by Microsoft to play inserted DVDs and Blu-ray discs on the game console.
With the Blu-ray Player, you can easily start to play DVD movies on your Xbox One. Now, let’s see how to play DVDs on Xbox One with the Blu-ray Player.
Download the Blu-ray Player
Take out the controller and press the Xbox Home button to get to the home screen. Then, locate the Store.
Choose Search and type ‘Blu-ray’ in the search bar, search for it.
Next, select the Blu-ray Player app, the one with a big blue icon, from the search results. Hit Install to proceed.
Insert the DVD
After the Blu-ray Player is installed, pop your DVD into the disk tray on Xbox One. The console will detect the disc and automatically start to play it with the freeware.
You just need to wait for a while to enjoy the movie.
How to fix Xbox One not playing DVDs?
Some Xbox One users complain that their console won’t play DVD for them after inserting one into the disc tray. No auto-play works, or even worse, no disc information displays.
Luckily, such a DVD playback failure on Xbox One is repairable. To watch a DVD on the console successfully, you will find several fixes in the following sections.
1. Clean and repair the polluted DVD
DVDs are delicate. If you mishandle it by laying fingerprints, scratching the surface, or bending the disc, this disc is likely unplayable. Nothing will happen when you insert the disc into the Xbox One unless you clean and fix it.
2. Check the region code
Most DVDs on the marker are labeled with region codes, for instance,
Relatively, every DVD player and drive (including the one on an Xbox One) has a region code. And a region-coded DVD can only play with a DVD drive in the same region code.
If you purchased the Xbox One in the US, then it cannot play any DVD that isn’t in Region 1. You need to switch to another DVD or try to rip the DVD to your computer.
3. Modify the Xbox One DVD playback settings
Xbox One has a Parental Control feature that is used to limit children to have access to certain functions on the game console. Sometimes, you may have accidentally blocked the DVD playback under Parental Control, which makes the console incapable of playing a DVD.
In this case, you need to change the settings of Parental Control.
4. Try to play the DVD on another device
If none of the disc, the settings, or region code are the reasons for the Xbox One not playing DVD error, you may suffer from a broken-down disc drive on the Xbox One.
Try playing the DVD on your computer, a DVD player, or another Xbox One. If the disc is running alright on the new device, your Xbox One may be out of fix, send it to repair as soon as possible.
To sum up:
With the free Blu-ray Player, Xbox One users can easily play a DVD on the console without further ado. However, if your Xbox One is not playing a DVD, you need to narrow down the reason for the failure first. Then, fix the issue relatively.
Hate piles of diagnosis and fixes? Try to rip the DVD to your computer for later transfer.