Media-Player-Windows-11

Microsoft is rolling out the newest Windows 11 Insider build to the Dev channel. In this latest release (build 25262), Microsoft is fixing a problem in Windows Search while also making changes to Widgets on the platform. However, the star of this show is an update to Windows 11 Media Player that adds a new feature.

Specifically, the new update will allow users to search through folders within the video library. This is coming to Insiders first before a wider rollout at a later date:

Media Player Update

We are rolling out an update to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel for Media Player (version 11.2211.34.0 ) that brings the ability to browse through your video library by folder.

FEEDBACK: Please file feedback in Feedback Hub (WIN + F) under Apps > Media Player.”

Windows 11 Media Player

Media Player is a new version of the classic app designed specifically for Windows 11. It comes with the following features:

  • “A full-featured music library that allows you to quickly browse and play your music, as well as create and manage playlists.
  • Media Player includes full support for browsing, managing, and watching your local video collection too!
  • Watch and listen while you work on other things with the always-on-top mini player.
  • The dedicated playback view features album art and rich artist imagery; these will appear in the full screen and mini player experiences as well.”

You can download the Media Player directly from the Microsoft Store here.

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