There is a new media player on the horizon for Windows 11

by Don Sharpe
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  • Microsoft has been updating a number of apps ahead of Windows 11 release.
  • The new media player was leaked during the Windows insider webcast.
  • It is still unclear whether it will be an entirely new app or a revamp of the old one.

Off late, it seems nobody is working harder than Microsoft. Users continue to sit in awe of all the new updates being dished out. Now on cue is the new media player for Windows 11.

The new app design was inadvertently leaked during the Windows Insider webcast, but the video on Youtube has since been privatized. 

Revamped apps are the new tune.

As you may already know, Microsoft has been revamping apps to fit the Windows 11 operating system. The photos app recently received a facelift, and it seems the media player is next in line.

The leak was captured when pausing a video, and it appears there will be new controls for the player. This is entirely different from the Movies and TV app, which makes it ambiguous whether it is a refresh or a new app that will be launched.

New features

Some of the features leaked include enabled shuffle and the ability to change tracks which are missing in the current Movies and TV app.

Microsoft has been tuning the new apps to align with the Windows 11 design, so it is no surprise that the media player will follow suit.

Hold your horses

While this may seem like exciting news, Microsoft is yet to make any official statement regarding the rumors. While it is possible the app could be receiving an update, there are also high chances these are entirely rumors, and this shall not come to pass. 

Judging from the reaction on Twitter, it seems users are ready for the new update.

For now, we can only wait and see whether the rumors materialize. In case you are looking for more features, check our list with the best universal media players.

Would you like an updated version of the media player? What features would you like to see updated? Start us off in the comment section below.