DVD playback options for Windows

Applies to: Windows 10Windows 7Windows 8.1

If you have an edition of Windows that doesn't play DVDs and you want to play DVDs in Windows, go to Microsoft Store to buy Windows DVD Player or another app that plays DVDs.

Operating system Steps
Windows 10  

The Windows DVD Player enables Windows 10 PCs with an optical disc drive to play DVD movies (but not Blu-ray discs). You can buy it in the Microsoft Store. For more info, see Windows DVD Player Q&A.

Get Windows DVD Player

Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro don't come with DVD movie playback capability. If you're running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro, you can search for a DVD player app in Microsoft Store.

Windows RT 8.1 doesn't support DVD movie playback.
If you already have a player and are having problems with a codec, see Codecs: Frequently asked questions.
Windows 7   If you're running Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 7 Starter, you can upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, Ultimate, or Enterprise to add full DVD capability or buy and install a compatible DVD movie player app.

If you already have a player and are having problems with a codec, see Codecs: Frequently asked questions.