I think a BD drive plus a Blu-ray player software is more preferable considering the upgrade and future using. We all know that, after install the software on your computer, it is easy to update every time online. Moreover, this software could also be used as normal media player to play other media formats which the hardware can't do. As for the Blu-ray playback on Mac, I'd like to give you some suggestion. Macgo Mac Blu-ray player is a kind of software I have been using for a long time. And you will find the reason why I like it after your trial.