Media Player picks up several refinements

New Media Player

The modern version of the Media Player is one of the many default apps in Windows 11 that got an uplift. And while the program was notably improved, it continues to get better.

Microsoft has reserved some additional refinements to the built-in media player in its new operating system that are exclusively available for Insiders to test right now. These will, in due time, be rolled out to production devices at a later date.

Redmond announced these enhancements alongside the launch of the latest preview build.

The new version of the Media Player that you are looking for is 11.2205, and it comes with a bunch of improvements that add to the media playback experience.

Media Player Update

For starters, we finally have the ability to sort songs and albums in the collection by date added. This, the company says was one of the most requested of features ever since the modern version of Media Player went live earlier this year.

Additionally, the program is getting improvements for CD playback support in this version. And the best bit is that unlike some features that are to be gradually rolled out for Insiders to test, this one is available to all Insiders regardless of the channel they are enrolled in.

Microsoft says that it has also made upgrades to better adapt to theme changes, as well as to the media content drag and drop experience.

For the time being, all these new additions are available for Insiders to take for a spin, with no ETA on when these changes will go live for all users. But given the fact that the release is not tied to an operating system update, we should have these features available as soon as the testing is complete.