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?
Windows Media Player 12
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 Media Player isn't available for Windows RT.
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 *
* 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
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
Customize your Player with audio and visual add-ons.
Find help for your version of the Player.
Find add-ons and plug-ins for your version of the Player.