Microsoft recently announced a new media player for Windows 11 that will replace Groove Music and will be the successor to the well-known Windows Media Player. For insiders who are registered in the Windows 11 Dev Channel, the new media player has started, but new information on the Internet shows that the new application has already reached everyone.
Windows 11: New Media Player Coming To All!
A new update shows that Windows Media Player requires Windows 11 Build 22000 and can now install the application via the Microsoft Store. However, if you don’t see the update in the Store, you should be able to manually install the application as long as your operating system is on build 2200.346 or higher.
The new media player for Windows 11 integrates perfectly into the new operating system, especially in terms of design. It shows our collection of local music from the start.
However, the new media player has a full music library that allows you to quickly browse the songs as well as create and manage playlists. One interesting detail is that the music collection you have in the Groove Music app is automatically migrated to this new app. Another detail is a special playback view that shows the album art. We also have a full screen reader and a mini reader.
In addition to music, Media Player offers full support for browsing, managing and viewing our local video collection. However, Microsoft has optimized this app for accessibility, with improved keyboard shortcuts and other assistive technologies.
Microsoft will also add new ways to browse music and video collections in future updates.
The arrival of the new reader is undoubtedly good news. However, the distribution takes place in stages. That said, if you haven’t received the new version yet, you should do so very soon.