Windows Media Player will gain a new youth in Windows 11, and now it goes to other testers. Microsoft seems to be working on a player interface that will most likely be the default on the system and replace the Groove Music app we are using today.
The ONMSFT website draws attention to the ongoing work on the new version of Windows Media Player, which is becoming visible to another group of testers as part of the Insider program. The application is modernized using the typical stylistic elements of Windows 11 and although it was not mentioned before, it would replace Groove music, the latest changes to the code indicate exactly that of Microsoft.
Groove’s music is already old and has not been visibly modernized for a long time. The application remembers the times of music synchronization with Microsoft Zune players and does not offer many options, in practice being only the basic player, currently the default in Windows 10 and 11. The new Media Player could change this, and the shared screenshots suggest that it will have a chance to do so. .in. thanks to the refreshed interface – at first glance similar to that of the Plex desktop client.
At the moment, the new Windows Media Player is not ready to appear on the system. As ONMSFT points out, the application lacks, among others, Support for some codecs and the ability to play music stored in the OneDrive cloud. Currently, it is also not known when users could expect the premiere in the stable release of the system. The rollout seems to be possible in the summer of 2022 with the release of version 22H2 – the only “big” update of Windows 11 planned for this year.
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