Media Player for Windows 11 gets improved library and now playing screen

The illustration Windows 11 Media Player shows on launch

Microsoft has released a new update for the modern Media Player app for Windows 11. Version 11.2203.30.0 is now rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel with several interface improvements and user experience tweaks.

According to a post on the official Windows Blogs website, the latest Media Player update brings an improved media library UI. Users can now switch between two different views on the artist page. The first view displays all available albums from the current artist in a grind and the second one groups all songs by albums in a list.

The Windows Media Player app showing a music library

Another change is quick actions. You can hover the cursor over albums, artists, videos, and playlists for quick selection and playback.

Finally, the latest Media Player version lets you right-click the "Now playing" screen to access several options, such as the ability to open new files or go to the album or artist page. It also contains a new set of video enhancements you can use to adjust the brightness and contrast of the video.

Microsoft says developers keep working on improving the app under the hood so it can handle large music libraries better. The new Media Player for Windows 11 remains a relatively new program, needing more polish and improvements. You can share your thoughts and ideas with Microsoft regarding the Media Player app using the Feedback Hub and the Apps > Media Player section.

The updated Media Player app went live alongside the latest Windows 11 preview build, but it still might take a few days for all Windows Insiders to receive it.

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