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
Operating system/browser

Windows 8.1

Player version

Windows Media Player 12
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How to get it

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.

Operating system/browser

Windows 8

Player version

Windows Media Player 12
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How to get it

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.

Operating system/browser

Windows RT 8.1 and Windows RT

Player version

N/A

How to get it

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

Operating system/browser

Windows 7

Player version

Windows Media Player 12
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How to get it

Included in Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

For Windows 7 N or KN editions, get the Media Feature Pack.

Operating system/browser

Windows Vista

Player version

Windows Media Player 11
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How to get it

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).

Operating system/browser

Windows XP

Player version

Windows Media Player 11
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How to get it
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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.

Operating system/browser

Windows Server 2008

Player version

Windows Media Player 11
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How to get it

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.

Operating system/browser

Windows Server 2003

Player version

Windows Media Player 10

How to get it

Included in Windows Server 2003 SP1 and SP2.

Get SP2

Get SP2 for x64 editions

Operating system/browser

Windows Phone

Player version

Windows Media Player Mobile
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How to get it

Included as part of Windows Phone.

Operating system/browser

Mac OS X

Player version

Windows Media Components for QuickTime
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How to get it
Operating system/browser

Firefox

Player version

Windows Media Player ActiveX control for Firefox

How to get it
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