On Windows 11, Microsoft is already testing a new version of the Media Player app that replaces the Groove Music app, but it’s only available for devices enrolled in the Windows Insider Program. However, it’s possible to download and install the latest preview on the stable version of Windows 11.
The new Media Player features a brand-new interface that follows the Windows 11 design language. For example, the new interface has rounded corners, semi-transparent materials, and it 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.
In this guide, you will learn the steps to install the redesigned Media Player (preview) app on Windows 11 (stable).
Install new Media Player on stable version of Windows 11
To install the new Media Player (preview) on Windows 11, use these steps:
Select the Productid option, paste this ID: 9wzdncrfj3pt, select the Fast option, and click the Check button.
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).Quick note: The browser may refuse to download the file. As such, you may need to force download manually using the Keep option.
Open the Downloads folder.
Double-click the Msixbundle file to update the new Media Player.
Click the Update button.
Once 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.