Call me old-fashioned, but I think the capacity to play / use DVDs should be considered a basic part of the OS, even if the machine doesn’t have a built in unit.
Homer is walking through the town dump when he passes a big pile of VCR tapes. The sign above reads, “Betamax.” Next up, another pile, this time with a sign reading, “Laserdiscs.” Finally, he walks past an empty space; the sign says, “Reserved for DVDs.”That episode aired in 2003. Here in 2015, the handwriting is definitely on the wall (if not the dump sign), as Windows PCs can no longer play DVDs without help. Windows 10, like Windows 8 and 8.1 before it, lacks the necessary software.20th Century FoxOf course, Microsoft will be happy to sell it to you: The Windows DVD Player app is now available from the Windows Store for $14.99.If that seems like too steep a price to keep your DVD collection alive and spinning, here’s good news: You can watch DVDs on your Windows 10 PC for free. Here’s what you need: