To all the grown-ups out there, who have spent the best days of their lives enjoying movies on the Windows Media Player, get prepared as the worst is yet to come. Microsoft’s latest Windows update for Windows 10 Insiders Ring has decided for disabling the Windows Media Player.
This definitely comes as a big blow without any major announcement when in reference to the latest update to Windows 10, Beta Testers has actually the popular media player on the Windows operating system.
Microsoft has been of the opinion to replace the older bits of Windows for a quite a long time now and was carried over from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, with modern and more efficient software. Now, it is expected that majority of the older sections Windows 10 will be redesigned with the upcoming fall creators Update and the removal of the Windows Media Player from the list might trigger off the beginning of the process.
According to BetaNews, this decision of removal of the media player might be the consequence of the abundance of the high-quality third-party alternatives, including this VLC Media Player.
The report further stated that “The feature’s removal came to light when users installed KB4046355 on devices running Windows 10 version 1709 – the Fall Creators Update”.
But even after this, people still missing it might as well reinstall it back via the setting of Add a Feature.
However, Microsoft might be willing to push the new Movies app that came built in with Windows 10 and has improved itself over the course of time with several updates. Apart from that, there are also free-to-download third-party media players such as VLC Player and KM Player, both of which support more formats than Microsoft’s counterparts.