Windows 11 is getting a new Media Player

Rolling out to beta testers fest

For Windows 11, Microsoft has created a new Media Player app which they have recently begun to test out with Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Microsoft has redesigned the app to support both audio and video as well as include a better design to fit their Windows 11 UI improvements. According to a senior program manager lead for Microsoft's Windows inbox apps team, Dave Grochocki has explained in a blog post. "At the heart of the Media Player is a full-featured music library that will allow users to quickly browse and play music as well as create and manage playlists."

The new Media Player will essentially be replacing Microsoft's Groove Music app. The redesigned app will be supporting video, unlike the Windows 10 media player, which is handled in a separate Film & TV app. The Media Player app will have all the user's contents, such as music and video folders will automatically appear on a singular app.

As of right now, Microsoft has not revealed a specific date on which the new Media Player app will be accessible to everyone, so stay tuned for updates.

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