Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player
Component of Microsoft Windows
Windows Media Player in Windows 10
Introduced inWindows 3.0 MME

Windows Media Player is a media library application included with Microsoft Windows. Microsoft ceased active development of Windows Media Player after Windows 7 shipped in 2009, making Windows Media Player 12 the final version of Windows Media Player. It is still included in Windows 8 and later, but its functionality has been superseded by Microsoft Movies & TV and Groove Music.[note 1]

On 16 November 2021, Microsoft began to roll-out the new redesigned Media Player app to Dev Channel, replacing the Groove Music app. The new version of Media Player would later rolled out to Beta Channel on 3 February 2022. The new Media Player was released to the public on 16 February 2022.

In Windows 11 build 22572, the application has been renamed to "Windows Media Player Legacy" in order to distinguish it from the modern Media Player application.

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  1. The Movies & TV and Groove Music applications are not available for server counterparts of Windows 8 and later.