Microsoft teased Media Participant for Home windows 11 in November 2021 and it was launched to the general public in early 2022. Within the meantime, Home windows Media Participant acquired one other replace for testers with new options final month. That replace is now being made out there on the brand new Microsoft Retailer in Home windows 11 for everybody.
As you’re most likely conscious, Home windows Media Participant replaces Groove Music, the UWP app that’s been the default music participant for Home windows after the corporate discontinued the legacy Home windows Media Participant.
This new Media Participant is a reboot of Groove Music, however Microsoft desires to make it a successor to the enduring Home windows Media Participant. With right now’s replace, Home windows 11’s fashionable Media Participant is getting main enhancements. The model quantity is 11.2203.30.0 and it’s out there within the manufacturing channel with two notable adjustments:
A brand new music library expertise is now out there. As you possibly can see within the above screenshot, it’s now potential to shortly swap between the completely different views on the artist web page when looking your assortment.
For those who don’t see any media recordsdata within the library, it’s most likely since you haven’t linked a folder containing songs to the Media Participant. The default view exhibits the albums in a grid view, the opposite exhibits all of the songs and so they’re grouped by album.
You may also carry out fast actions whenever you hover over albums, artists, movies and playlists. These actions embrace fast choice and playback choices.
One other main change is help for video enhancements choices dialog. This seem whenever you’re taking part in a video in Media Participant and it may be accessed for those who right-click anyplace on the taking part in display screen.
A right-click will apparently open a context menu the place you possibly can view new recordsdata with out navigating to a different web page. It additionally makes it potential to entry the album web page in addition to the artist web page.
A brand new possibility “video enhancements” enables you to regulate the brightness and distinction of your video.
Microsoft says it additionally labored on bettering the efficiency of Media Participant, particularly for gadgets with very giant music libraries.
Along with Media Participant enhancements, Microsoft has additionally began testing a brand new Outlook consumer for Home windows 11.