Windows 11 finally got a brand new media player

Windows 11 finally got a brand new media player

Microsoft has finally revealed a brand new Media Player app for Windows 11. The media player can already be tested by members of the Windows Insiders Program in the Dev channel.

The redesigned Media Player app supports both audio and video, and the design matches the interface and feel of Windows 11.

Windows 11 finally got a brand new media player

Dave Grochocki, a senior Windows development executive at Microsoft explained:

At the heart of Media Player is a full-featured music library that allows you to quickly browse, play, create and manage playlists.

He also indicated that the new media player will replace the Groove Music app. Additionally, Windows 11 still has the old Windows Media Player app. Microsoft has clarified that this old app will still be available in Windows Tools. However, it seems that the new Media Player for Windows 11 will soon become the main way to watch videos and listen to music on the operating system.

Windows 11 finally got a brand new media player

In the new Media Player app, when playing music, you can see album art or artist photos, both in full screen mode and in mini player mode. Media Player also supports video playback, which is currently offered in Windows 10 and Windows 11 using the separate Movies & TV app.

The company has not yet announced a date when all Windows 11 users will receive the new Media Player app in stable condition.

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