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:
Open the Microsoft Store app.
Click on Library on the bottom-left corner.
Click the Get updates button.
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:
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.
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.