Microsoft showed off a revamped media player app design. The tech giant was showing a video of other Windows 11 features, but it didn’t put that video in full screen, so the interface was visible.
The picture of the media player, which is simply called Media Player, can be a bit confusing. Inside the media player, a video plays from the Windows 11 desktop, but it’s the dark bar under the image. Displays the time bar, with control buttons below it. In addition to the standard functions, the buttons for switching, repeating, 10 seconds back, 30 seconds forward, translation, and picture-in-picture can be seen.
The current media player for Windows 10 also includes a video library where users can rent and buy movies and series. This is why the app is also called Movies & TV. This part of the app doesn’t appear in Microsoft’s stream, so it’s not clear if it will return in Windows 11 right away. This new app may also work as a music player; With Windows 10, this is still the separate Groove Music app.
In the live broadcast, Microsoft also talked about Windows 11 gadgets, Snipping Tool, Paint, a photo-editing app and a clock with focus functions. The media player was shown with the latter. Windows 11 will be officially released on October 5, but it’s already available to everyone through a public member of the Windows 10 Insider Program. The media player shown here is not yet included.
The video starts the moment the media player appears