Windows 10, Microsoft rolls out a new media player

The arrival of Windows 11 is, for Microsoft, the opportunity to rework on several native applications of its operating system. The objective is to offer so-called “modern” versions.

For example a new Windows Media player was launched last year. The latter has just found its way to Windows 10. The information is signed DeskModder. The modern version of Windows Media Player is now available on the Microsoft Store for PCs running Windows 10. At the moment this availability seems to be limited.

Media Player and sorting by date added
Media Player and sorting by date added

It is possible that the firm wants a smooth deployment through a measured approach. As a result, we can expect a gradual improvement in availability worldwide. It shouldn’t take too long before all users running Windows 10 can take advantage of this new feature.

Windows 11 and the new Windows Media Player

Launched last year, Microsoft has completely transformed the multimedia experience on Windows 11 devices. In addition, this new media player introduces a modern user interface to align with the design of the operating system. It replaced the Groove Music app which failed to find its audience.

When it launched on Windows 11, Microsoft explained

At the heart of Media Player is a comprehensive music library that lets you quickly browse and play music, as well as create and manage playlists. If your music collection is in Groove Music today, your library and playlists will automatically migrate to this new experience. The new media player update will replace the Groove Music app. The dedicated reading view features album art and artist images; these will also appear in the full-screen and mini-player experiences.

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