This essay stated by MiniTool Software Ltd. mainly tells you when Windows 11 Media Player was published as well as the release dates of the various versions of the old Windows Media Player.

About Windows 11 Media Player

Windows 11 Media Player refers to the new Media Player (application name) released by Microsoft for Windows 11 users. It is a default video and audio player for Win11. Media Player is the successor to Groove Music in Windows 10, Microsoft Movies & TV, as well as the old Windows Media Player (app name).

[Old/New] Windows 11 Media Player Download/Install/Reinstall
[Old/New] Windows 11 Media Player Download/Install/Reinstall

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Windows 11 Media Player Release Date

When was Windows 11 Media Player published/released? Windows 11 new Media Player was rolled out on February 15, 2022.

Media Player is embedded in the system installation. You most likely have already got Media Player when you update your operating system (OS) from an old version to a new version that contains Media Player. That is to say, if you once have updated your OS after Feb. 15, 2022, you should have Media Player already installed on your computer. If not, you can update your system right now to get it.

As for Windows 11 Media Player beta release date, it dates back to several months ago. On November 16, Microsoft published the new Media Player for Windows 11 to Windows Insider in the Dev Channel.

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Windows Media Player Release Date

Next, let’s see the release dates of the various editions of Media Player’s predecessor.

  • Windows Media Player 12 release date: July 22, 2009
  • Windows Media Player 11 release date: October 18, 2006
  • Windows Media Player 10 release date: August 25, 2004
  • Windows Media Player 9 series release date: January 7, 2003
  • Windows Media Player 8 for Windows XP release date: August 24, 2001
  • Windows Media Player 7.1 release date: May 16, 2001
  • Windows Media Player 7.0 release date: June 19, 2000
  • Windows Media Player 6.4 release date: September 15, 1999
  • Windows Media Player 6.1 release date: March 1999
  • Windows Media Player 5.1 release date: 2001
  • Windows Media Player 5.0 release date: 1999
  • Windows Media Player 4.9 release date: 2000
  • Windows Media Player 4.1 release date: 1998
  • Windows Media Player 5.0 release date: 1999
  • Windows Media Player 4.9 release date: 2000
  • Windows Media Player 4.1 release date: 1998
  • Windows Media Player 4.0 release date: 1995
  • Windows Media Player 3.51 release date: 1995
  • Windows Media Player 3.5 release date: 1994
  • Windows Media Player 3.15 release date: 1992
  • Windows Media Player 3.1 release date: 1992
  • Windows Media Player 3.0 release date: 1991

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[Official] Download VLC Media Player for Windows 11 & Fix Issues

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