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  1.    11 Sep 2016 #1

    Windows media player for windows 10


    I have a Dell laptop that has Windows Media Player as a desktop app. I'm pretty sure that this app was not on my computer when I bought it. I have Wi-Fi, and my laptop in is the network with my desktop running Vista and my Samsung smart TV, which has an app that plays mp3 files from folders on the Vista desktop. When I click on "Network" on my laptop, Windows Media Player opens. My primary question; Is there a version of Win Media Player for Win 10? I may have to buy a new desktop soon (mine's around 10 years old) and I still want to be able to play my music files through my TV (it's Samsung app).
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  2.    11 Sep 2016 #2

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    - yes, there is.
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  3.    11 Sep 2016 #3

    I don't understand this reply?? Do you mean there is a Win Media Player for Win 10? If there is, I'm not able to download it from MS. Or do you mean that Media Player comes installed on Win 10 PC?
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  4.    11 Sep 2016 #4

    Fred22 said: View Post
    I don't understand this reply?? Do you mean there is a Win Media Player for Win 10? If there is, I'm not able to download it from MS. Or do you mean that Media Player comes installed on Win 10 PC?
    If you type "media player"in the task bar search, it will be there.
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  5.    11 Sep 2016 #5

    It is an intrinsic part of the package from MS. It's not a program you download. It's already there. You should be able to find it in your start menu as I have shown, or by using the search bar as RobNJ has said (which works 'cos it should be in the start menu).

    It always has been part of Windows from Win 98 onwards.

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    See the above- you can remove or add it as part of Windows features provided by your OS.
    If you can't find it, make sure that box is checked.
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  6.    11 Sep 2016 #6

    Yes, I know I have it. I was just wondering if I was picking up the WMP from my desktop PC through the Wi-Fi. So you're saying I had WMP on this laptop when I bought it, and if I buy a new desktop running Win 10, it will have WMP and I'll be able to play my music files on my TV Samsung app just as I'm doing now?
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  7.    11 Sep 2016 #7

    All Win 10 installations include it.
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  8.    11 Sep 2016 #8

    Great!
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       11 Sep 2016 #9

    Fred22 said: View Post
    ... with my desktop running Vista and my Samsung smart TV, which has an app that plays mp3 files from folders on the Vista desktop. When I click on "Network" on my laptop, Windows Media Player opens. My primary question; Is there a version of Win Media Player for Win 10? I may have to buy a new desktop soon (mine's around 10 years old) and I still want to be able to play my music files through my TV (it's Samsung app).
    Actually in Windows 10 (and 8 before that) you don't need Media Player to send mp3 music (or mp4 video, come to that) directly to your SmartTV. As others have said, Win10 comes with Media Player built in, so you could carry on as before.

    But the easiest way to send any music, video or photos to your TV is to select one or more files in File Explorer, right-click on them, then choose the 'Cast to Device' option. This has been a built-in function since Windows 8 (I believe it was called 'Send to..' back then).

    edit: Oh, and Edge has a 'Cast to...' function too. Try that next time you visit YouTube.
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  10.    11 Sep 2016 #10

    Good to know...thanks.
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