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Windows 11: The new Windows Media Player for those on the Dev channel

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Microsoft has begun distributing the new Windows Media Player to participants on the Dave Channel of the Windows 11 Insider program, which is specifically targeted at developers and experienced users. The most notable innovation is the new design of the UI that follows the model of a completely redesigned operating system.

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New Media Player for Windows 11

The new Windows Media Player will transform the “Groove Music” application built into Windows 11 in the future into a “full-featured music library” as a focal point for music and video interaction. According to Microsoft, the new Windows Media Player should be particularly suitable for browsing and playing music and creating custom playlists. Windows Blog.

New Windows Media Player for Windows 11

New Windows Media Player for Windows 11

New Windows Media Player for Windows 11

New Windows Media Player for Windows 11

According to Microsoft, the app’s exclusive background display not only supports the cover of the respective album but also a large database of artist images for the respective artist, which can be displayed perfectly in the “mini player” view. The video functionality of the new Windows Media Player must be compatible with the ability to browse, play and organize local videos. The “Music” and “Videos” folders are automatically added to the player’s libraries.

New Windows Media Player for Windows 11
New Windows Media Player for Windows 11 (Image: Microsoft)

The new Windows Media Player will be released to the airwaves as usual for all participants in the Dave Channel of the Windows 11 Insider program. Users are currently using two versions of Windows 11 22499.1000 and 22494.1000. The change to build the 22500 is to be followed this month.

If you use the traditional Windows Media Player today, it will continue to be available in Windows Tools.

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Unlike Groove Music, which is removed with the update of the new Windows Media Player, older versions of Windows Media Player can be used in parallel.

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