Get Windows Media Player

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.) Which version of Windows am I running?

Operating system/browser
Player version
How to get it

Windows 8.1

Windows Media Player 12
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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.

Windows 8

Windows Media Player 12
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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 RT

N/A

Windows Media Player isn't available for Windows RT 8.1 and Windows RT.

Windows 7

Windows Media Player 12
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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 Vista

Windows Media Player 11
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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).

Windows XP

Windows Media Player 11
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Get 64-bit *
* Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (64-bit) is designed to work with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.


For N and KN editions, get Windows Media Player 11.

Windows Server 2008

Windows Media Player 11
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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.

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Get SP2 for x64 editions

Windows Phone

Windows Media Player Mobile
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Included as part of Windows Phone.

Mac OS X

Windows Media Components for QuickTime
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Firefox

Windows Media Player ActiveX control for Firefox

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