Yes, you can play movies through the VR helmet. They don't have to be Blu Ray only. You can also play movie files from Youtube or an external hard drive or media drive (even movie files on a USB Stick. You just have to download the free Media Player app and the movie file has to be a standard readable format (.Mp4, MPEG-2, etc.). There's also support to play "VR" movie files though I haven't tried it yet with my Playstation VR helmet.