Windows Media Player is available for Windows and Windows Phone operating systems. Use this table to find the right Player version for your system. (If you've got a Mac, you can download Windows Media Components for QuickTime to play Windows Media files.)
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Windows Media Player 12
Included in clean installs of Windows 10 as well as upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. DVD playback isn't included. Go to the DVD playback for Windows page to find out how to add DVD playback to Windows 10.
Included in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro, but doesn't include DVD playback. Go to the DVD playback for Windows page to find out how to add DVD playback to Windows 8.1. For Windows Media Player 12 for Windows 8.1 N and KN editions, get the Media Feature Pack.
Included in Windows 8 and
Windows 8 Pro, but doesn't include DVD playback. Go to the
DVD playback for Windows
page to find out how to add DVD playback to Windows 8. For
Windows Media Player 12 for Windows 8 N and KN editions, get the Media Feature Pack.
Windows RT 8.1 and
Windows Media Player isn't available for Windows RT 8.1 and
Included in Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.
For Windows 7 N or KN editions, get the Media Feature Pack.
Windows Media Player 11
Included in Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise editions.
For N and KN editions, get Windows Media Player 11 (for Windows XP).
Get 64-bit *
For N and KN editions, get Windows Media Player 11.
* Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (64-bit) is designed to work with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Windows Server 2008
Included in Windows Server 2008 and installed when the Desktop Experience feature is turned on. See
Knowledge Base article 947036 to learn how to turn on the Desktop Experience feature and to see a list of the other features that are included with the Desktop Experience.
Windows Server 2003
Windows Media Player 10
Included in Windows Server 2003 SP1 and SP2.
Get SP2 for x64 editions
Windows Media Player Mobile
Included as part of Windows Phone.
Mac OS X
Windows Media Components for QuickTime
Windows Media Player ActiveX control for Firefox
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