Microsoft has released a DVD Player app for Windows 11/10. The new app dubbed as Windows DVD Player for Windows 11/10 allows anyone to watch their favorite DVDs easily. The app allows users to watch both commercial and homemade discs in the DVD-Video format.
Windows DVD Player app for Windows 11/10
Users upgrading to Windows 11/10 from Windows 10/8/7 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 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 the entertainment category of Windows Store, the app measures 8.85 Mb in size and supports 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.
Can I get DVD player app for free if you are using Enterprise edition of Windows and then upgrade to Windows?
If the PCs you are using at your company come with an eligible Windows edition installed, you will get the Windows DVD Player as a free application whenever you upgrade to the latest Windows. As of now, The Windows Enterprise Edition is not eligible for getting the free application. Remember, when you perform a clean install of Windows by formatting the disc rather than upgrading, you will 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 OS.
Currently, I play my DVDs from a file backup, does it mean the Windows DVD Player application support this?
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?
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 11/10, you could directly purchase the Windows DVD Player application via the Microsoft Store using this link.
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