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|2006–2012||2012||2012–2015||2015–2020||2020–present (Windows 10); 2021-2022 (Windows 11)||2022–present (Windows 11)|
This logo was used only at the E3 Xbox Music announcement.
This logo was used on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Despite the rebranding to Groove Music on Windows 10, the app name and icon for the Windows 8.1 app still remains.
Groove would replace the Windows Media Guide after June 30, 2016.
Microsoft shut down its premium music streaming service, Groove Music Pass on December 31, 2017. However, Groove Music does function as a music player that plays offline music files.
2020–present (Windows 10); 2021-2022 (Windows 11)
This logo was also originally designed for Windows 10X, but was only used on Windows 10 and 11 (until February 15, 2022).
As Media Player is only available to Windows 11, Groove Music app will remain available to Windows 10 users.
Microsoft Media Player
2022–present (Windows 11)
In November 2021, Microsoft announced the addition of video playback functionality to Groove Music, and with it the rebranding of the app to Media Player. The Preview version was released first on Windows Insider Program on Dev Channel in November 2021, and then later in Beta and Release Preview channels on February 3, 2022. The final version became available to the Stable build of Windows 11 in February 15, 2022. This app is only available to Windows 11 users.
- A new era of the PC - Windows Blogs (January 26, 2022)
- New Media Player for Windows 11 begins rolling out to Windows Insiders - Windows Blogs (November 16, 2021)
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