How to install new Media Player on Windows 11

Yes, you can install the new Media Player on the stable version of Windows 11, and here's how.

Windows 11 Media Player
Windows 11 Media Player

On Windows 11, there is a new version of the Media Player app that replaces the Groove Music app. The newly redesigned app features a brand-new interface that follows the Windows 11 design language. For example, the new interface has rounded corners, semi-transparent materials, and supports the dark and light color system modes.

The app supports both audio and video playback. As part of the features set, it’s pretty basic. You can create your playlists, and there’s support for album art and artist information. Also, the app will automatically scan and add all your folders containing music and videos stored locally on your computer.

You can watch our hands-on video demonstrating the Media Player design and functionalities at the Pureinfotech YouTube channel.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to install the redesigned Media Player app on Windows 11.

Install new Media Player app on Windows 11

To install the new Media Player app, use these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store app.

  2. Click on Library on the bottom-left corner.

  3. Click the Get updates button.

    Media Player app download

Once you complete the steps, the redesigned app should download and install automatically.

Alternatively, you can install the app directly from the Microsoft Store app.

Sideload new Media Player app on Windows 11

To install the new Media Player on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open the website.

  2. Select the Productid option, paste this ID: 9wzdncrfj3pt, select the Fast option, and click the Check button.


  3. Right-click the Microsoft.ZuneMusic_11.2111.54.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle link and select the Save as link option to save the app package (35MB).

    Media Player download

    Quick note: The browser may refuse to download the file. As such, you may need to force download manually using the Keep option.
  4. Open the Downloads folder.

  5. Double-click the Msixbundle file to update the new Media Player.

  6. Click the Update button.

    Windows 11 install Media Player

After you complete the steps, the package will install, replacing the legacy with the new version of the Media Player app for Windows 11 in the stable channel.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].