Windows 11 Gets a New Media Player App

Microsoft has created a new Media Player app for Windows 11, and it’s beginning to test the app with Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel today.

The redesigned Media Player app will support both audio and video, and it includes a design that better matches Windows 11’s UI improvements.

According to Dave Grochocki, We designed the new Media Player to make listening to and watching your multimedia content more enjoyable on Windows 11, and we are really excited to introduce it to all of you!
The new media app will showcase your local music and video collections and compliments the new look and feel of Windows 11.

If your music collection is in Groove Music, your library and playlists will automatically migrate to this new experience. The update to the new Media Player will replace the Groove Music app.

It is clear that this Media Player app is designed to replace the legacy Windows Media Player app that still exists in Windows 11 today.

Media Player includes full support for browsing, managing, and watching your local video collection too! All your content in the music and video folders on your PC will appear automatically in your library, but you can also tell Media Player where to look for additional content in-app settings.

The new media player app is being tested at the Windows 11 testers in the Dev Channel, but no word yet by Microsoft on when it will roll out globally to Windows 11.

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