Microsoft recently announced a new media player for Windows 11 that is expected to replace Groove Music and be the successor to the famous Windows Media Player. The new Windows 11 Media Player was first made available to testers using the Windows 11 Dev Channel. However, user reports indicate that the new app is now available to non-Insiders as well.
According to the news of Windows Latest, a new update has set the Windows Media Player software requirement as Windows 11 Build 22000, which means you can now install the application through the Microsoft Store. If you don’t see the update in the Store, you should be able to manually install the app as long as the device is running Build 22000.
The new Windows Media Player was first mentioned during a live podcast, and Microsoft officially announced the redesign in November 2021. The company has been testing the new media player for over two months, and the app appears to be ready for regular use now.
Windows 11 Media Player was created specifically with Windows 11 in mind and features WinUI elements, rounded corners, etc. he uses elemendollarser. Currently, the new Media Player only works on Windows 11, but it will also come to Windows 10 without the rounded corners and Mica theme that applies to the background of the app.
It should be noted that the new media player will replace the existing Groove Music Player and will automatically import all databases, including your playlist and recordings media locations, once updated.
However, you can still use the classic Windows Media Player. If you prefer to use the old Windows Media Player, you need to enable it in Optional Settings. However, let us remind you that the classic Media Player will be removed from the operating system with new versions to come in the coming period.