Windows 11 new Media Player update

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  • The latest version of the Windows Media Player app is now available in the Windows Insider beta channel.
  • The Media Player has been redesigned to harmonize with Windows 11.
  • Recently Microsoft began testing a new version of Media Player with Windows Insiders.
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It is reported that Microsoft has been testing its new Media Player app with Dev Channel Insiders. Now, the company is rolling out that revamped app to Insiders in the Beta Channel.

Microsoft’s new Media Player app is now available for more Insiders to test. The update was posted as a brief comment on Microsoft’s original Windows 11 blog post about the media player. 

Modern Media Player

It should be noted that the new version of media player integrates well with Windows 11. It supports album art and artist information for music and high dynamic range playback for videos.

In addition this media player can be easily controlled using a mini player or widened into full screen.

The guidance on using the Windows Media Player app on your PC, including how to create and manage playlists or edit track, album, and artist information can be found on Microsoft’s website.

What the Media Player does is to replace Groove Music on Windows 11, but Microsoft Movies & TV will continue to stream content purchased through the Microsoft Store.

Media Player app

We’re excited to share more about the new Media Player app for Windows 11 that we’ve been working on over the past few months. We designed this app to be the music and video player of choice for Insiders. 

The app for the new media player for Windows 11 specifically for insiders in the Beta channel can be found by updates on the Microsoft store. It will replace the music groove through an update.

Microsoft offers the new Media Player app as a replacement for the older Windows Media Player application.

The older one called legacy windows media player can still be accessed by downloading from the microsoft website.

Are you excited to use the new windows 11 media player? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.