Macgo Player review

Macgo is versatile Blu-ray and DVD player that works with multiple file types. It's ideal for Mac users.

Macgo Player Review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

This is a great player for Mac users, with full compatibility and a wide variety of features and control options.


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    Good compatibility

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    Loads of features and controls


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    Requires high CPU usage

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    Isn't that cheap

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The Macgo Player is versatile Blu-ray player software that works with multiple operating systems and file types. It gives you control over multiple audio and video settings and even lets you customize the player skin and share comments on videos directly to your social media pages. While it used to be an inexpensive option, we've seen the price creep up in recent years, so it has moved down in our estimations, as we no longer feel it's good value.

This movie player software is available for Mac only. Macgo makes watching your entire movie collection easy, as it can play a variety of physical and digital video formats, including AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV and WMV. During our testing, we liked how seamless the player was at switching between video types, never once lagging or buffering.

MacGo Player review: Features

Just because you're using your computer as a video player rather than a physical player doesn't mean its performance or usability should suffer. As we tested the Macgo player, we found the software to be easy and enjoyable to use. Menus and icons are easy to find and understand, and any adjustments you could think of making are easy to do within a few clicks, so you don't have to waste time. Digital video started playing fairly quickly, and discs took barely ten seconds to load and start playing (the fastest time we recorded was Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player at five seconds). We also liked that the player has a minimalistic and intuitive interface.

Whether you're watching a treasured DVD or a new digital movie file, the player lets you stretch the time of your video or adjust the hue, saturation and brightness of the picture. However, we were disappointed to see that Macgo's player software does not offer BD-Live support or a touchscreen interface capacity for Windows users. The fact that it doesn't seem to have any power manager options to save your battery life is also a drawback, especially considering its uses 45 percent of your CPU. As such, you'll need a decent home computer to use it. 

While Macgo is cheaper than some at $60 - compare that to our top pick, PowerDVD 20, which costs almost $80 - it still isn't great value for money. This software was much cheaper in previous iterations, and we don't feel enough has been added to the latest version to make it good value for money.

Macgo is excellent Blu-ray player software that allows you to optimize the picture and audio quality, connect with social media, and even change regions as needed. It also has helpful customer service that lets you get back to watching your favorite flicks quickly. However, it's value has gone down because of a higher pricetag on the most recent version, and it can't out-perform other players we tested.

J.D. Chadwick

J.D. Chadwick started writing articles for Top Ten Reviews 2008 and, after filling the role of Multimedia Editor, the keen video creator and expert in software was one of the most prolific members of the TTR team, authoring articles on things like antivirus software, video editing apps, and more.