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1998–2001[]

DVD Player 1998

Used in Windows 98, 2000 and ME.

Windows DVD Player was discontinued in Windows XP in favor of a built-in DVD playback functionality on Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center. However, there is a stub with the same icon present in XP and Windows' future releases which launches Windows Media Player.

2015–present[]

Windows DVD Player

After Microsoft dropped Windows Media Center on Windows 10, which was the only option to play DVD movies after Microsoft dropped the built-in DVD playback functionality on Windows Media Player in Windows 8, Microsoft relaunched the DVD Player app as a paid UWP-based app, which can be purchased via the Microsoft Store.


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