New Windows 11 Media Player now available; will replace Groove Music Player
Windows 11 user? Here is some good news for you. The newly announced Windows 11 Media Player will now be available for for more users. The Media Player was recently announced by Microsoft and has been rolled out to testers running Windows 11 Dev Channel. As per the information provided by Windows Latest, users reports have suggested that the new app is now also heading to non-Insiders. "The Media Player has been rolling out to testers running Windows 11 Dev Channel, but users reports suggest that the new app is now also heading to non-Insiders," Windows Latest said in a report.
The new Media Player for Windows 11, which replaces Groove Music is supposed to be the successor to the famous Windows Media Player. "It's worth noting that the new Media Player would replace the existing Groove Music Player and import all its databases including playlist or your saved media locations automatically once updated," the report read.
The new Media Player is specifically built with Windows 11 in mind and it uses WinUI elements, round corners, among others. Also, Media Player works only on Windows 11 at the moment but it will also arrive on Windows 10 without rounded corners and Mica theme which applies to the app's background.
A new update has set Windows Media Player software requirement to Windows 11 Build 22000, that is users can now install the app via the Microsoft Store. In case you do not find the update in the store, you will have to install the app manually. Microsoft had officially announced the redesign in November 2021.
Also, a new update for Media Player enables support for system accent colours in Windows 11. After the latest update, Windows 11 will be able to use accent colour and replace the app's built-in colour system called “Zest”, according to the report by Windows Latest.
However, users who prefer Zest can always go back to the default previous style from Media Player's settings. Also, users can note that if they prefer the classic Windows Media Player, they can still enable it from Optional Settings. However, the old Media Player will be removed from the operating system in a future release.