Share DVDs and CDs on Mac
If your Mac has an external optical drive connected, you can share the drive with another Mac on the same network with macOS 10.14 or earlier installed.
Note: You can’t access a shared optical drive on a computer with macOS 10.15 or later installed.
Set up a Mac to share its optical drive
On a Mac that has an optical drive connected, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click General in the sidebar, then click Sharing on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)
Turn on DVD or CD Sharing.
To be notified when a computer tries to access your optical drive, click the Info button , then select the “Ask me before allowing others to use my DVD drive” checkbox.
Use another computer’s optical drive
On a Mac with macOS 10.14 or earlier installed, you can access an optical drive shared from a Mac or Windows computer on the same network.
On the computer that has an optical drive, make sure DVD or CD drive sharing is set up, then insert a disc into the drive.
On the Mac that doesn’t have an optical drive, click the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window.
Select Remote Disc below Locations in the sidebar, then double-click the computer that’s sharing the optical drive you want to access.
If you don’t see a Connect button, click Ask to Use, then wait for a response from the other computer.