Windows DVD Player app for Windows 10 released

Microsoft has released a new DVD Player app for Windows 10. The new app which is dubbed as Windows DVD Player for Windows 10 allows anyone to easily watch their favorite DVDs. The app allows users to watch both commercial as well as homemade discs in the DVD-Video format.

Windows DVD Player app for Windows 10

Windows DVD Player app for Windows 10

Users who are upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium or Windows 8.1 with Media Center would get this application for free for a limited time as an automatic Windows Update. The Windows DVD Player app requires a DVD-capable optical drive in order to function. Those who are not in the advantage of getting this for free, can get this app via Windows Store on their Windows 10 machine which has been priced at $14.99 currently.

Features of Windows DVD Player:

  • Plays DVDs on PC
  • Simple controls for disc navigation

Published by Microsoft Corporation under entertainment category of Windows Store,  the app measures 8.85 Mb in size and has support for many languages.

Here are some of the commonly asked questions about this app:

Does anything change if I already have a DVD player app of my choice in my PC?

Answer: If you are the one who already have a DVD player application installed, it would continue to work even when you upgrade to Windows 10.

Can I get DVD player app for free if you are using Enterprise edition of Windows and then upgrade to Windows 10?

Answer: If the PCs which you are using at your company comes with an eligible Windows edition installed, you would get the Windows DVD Player as a free application whenever you upgrade to latest Windows 10. As of now, The Windows Enterprise Edition is not eligible for getting the free application. Remember, when you perform a clean install of Windows 10 by formatting the disc rather than upgrading you would not get the free app. As mentioned earlier, the application is made available for purchase in the Store for $14.99. If your PC already has popular DVD player apps already available that shall continue working even after upgrading to Windows 10 OS.

Currently, I play my DVDs from a file backup, does it mean the Windows DVD Player application support this?

Answer: No, as of now, the DVD Player Windows application only plays DVD movies on optical discs.

Does the DVD player application play Blu-ray discs?

Answer: No, Currently the DVD player app only plays DVD movies. If your system already comes with an application that plays Blu-ray movies, it shall continue to work even on Windows 10 after upgrade.

Download Windows DVD Player app

If you are on Windows 10, you could directly purchase Windows DVD Player application via Windows store using this link.

Let us know what do you think by commenting below

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Chethan Thimmappa is a technology blogger and a mobile app developer. His areas of interests lies in Windows, Windows Phone, Cross-Platform App development and End-user design paradigms. He is passionate about cars and bikes.


  1. Robert Nielsen

    I’ve played DVD’s with either KMPlayer or Daum’s PotPlayer for a long time.

  2. Eternal Optimist

    $15 dollars. What a joke.

  3. heyidiot

    Just get VLC Player – eiher “VLC for Windows Store”, or VLC Player desktop application. Desktop application will open ISOs (AKA DVD “backups”, such as those created with DVDShrink or AnyDVD) directly.

  4. Arch Stanton

    For what!
    And what’s cool is that these free programs don’t have advertisements, track what you watch or share information.

    What drugs does the CEO of Microsoft use because I want in on them. They have to be good for this crap to exist.

  5. Edgar Caliero

    KIDDING? xD 15dlls? hahahahahahah really what a treat..

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