How to Clean Blu-ray Discs

By Kallie Johnson

While Blu-ray discs are less prone to scratching than DVDs or CDs, their protective coating is no less susceptible to dirt, dust and fingerprints than any other disc. Carefully storing Blu-ray discs in the cases they came in is the best way to keep them from getting dirty. If you do leave them out or if they get smudged, cleaning them isn't difficult and should take only a minute.

Things You'll Need

  • Blu-ray microfiber cleaning cloth
  • Paper towels

Step 1

Wash and dry your hands before touching the Blu-ray disc.

Step 2

Place your index finger through the center of the Blu-ray disc. Place your thumb around the outer rim of the disc.

Step 3

Wipe the disc with a microfiber cleaning cloth to remove dust, fingerprints and buildup, starting from the inside of the disk outwards towards the edge in straight lines.

Step 4

Place the disc under a stream of cool, running water if the buildup has not been removed. Use your thumb or fingertip to gently rub away the buildup, working from the center outward.

Step 5

Place the disc between two microfiber cloths or paper towels. Pat the disc until all water has been removed from the top and bottom surface. Do not rub while doing this, especially with paper towels. Rubbing paper towels on the surface of the disc can cause scratches.

Tips & Warnings

  • Never use solvents or spray cleansers on a DVD, CD or Blu-ray disc.