2 ways to install Windows media player in Windows 11

How to install Windows media player in Windows 11 through 2 methods – Optional features and Windows features.

install Windows media player in Windows 11

Windows Media Player has earned a great number of followers and despite this is an old app people are trying to install it in Windows 11. If you are a newbie Windows Media player is software from Microsft that can arrange and play video and audio files. The player has outstanding features to create library, list, and album, sync across devices, and burn a disk drive. The earlier versions of Window provided installer of the tool and allow you to manually download it on your computer. Windows 10 includes Windows media player in the optional features category and the same with Windows 11. You can install Windows Media Player in Windows 11 via 2 ways.

Settings app Optional features will automatically install the player in Windows 11. If necessary you get the feature manually from Settings. Furthermore, you are able to get the same from Turn on Windows features located in the Control panel.

Install Windows media player in Windows 11

Here is how to install Windows media player in windows 11 –

Way-1: From Optional Features

  1. Press Windows + I keys.
  2. When Windows Settings appears, click on Apps.
  3. From the right pane, select – Optional features.
how to install Windows media player in windows 11
  1. You will see a list of all installed Optional features; find if Windows Media Player is there.
  2. You can use the search bar located at the top for this.
  3. If you find the Windows Media Player in the list means it is already installed. So just open from the start menu.
  4. Otherwise, click on View features from Add an optional feature.
View features
  1. Type ‘Windows Media Player’ in the search box.
  2. Check the box before the player in the result.
  3. Click – Next.
Windows media player optional feature
  1. Now click – Install.
install Windows media player installing Windows media player in Windows 11
  1. Alternatively, go to the last of the Settings > Apps > Optional features page.
  2. Click on – More Windows features.
More Windows features
  1. On the window, move down and check the box for Windows Media Player.
  2. Click OK.
windows features

Way-2: Via Program and features

  1. Click on – Start.
  2. Type – appwiz.cpl.
  3. Press Enter to open up Programs & Features window.
  4. Select – Turn Windows features on or off.
  5. A small window named Windows features will appear, move down to “Windows Media Player” and select it.
  6. Click OK to install Windows media player.

Methods list:
Way-1: From Optional Features
Way-2: Via Program and features

that’s all!!

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Topics:  Windows 11
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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.