As promised earlier, Microsoft today released a DVD player app for Windows 10. Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate, and Windows 8/8.1 with Media Center Pack or Pro Pack users can get this new DVD player app after upgrading to Windows 10. Basically, if you have Media Center installed before upgrade on your PC, you will get this app. The app currently only plays DVD movies on optical discs.
After upgrading to Windows 10, the free Windows DVD Player app will be automatically downloaded via Windows Update, but you can speed up this process by going to Settings from the Start menu, selecting Update & security, and then click Check for updates. You should see a new update available that begins to download, which will install the free Windows DVD Player app.
Q: What if I already upgraded to the Windows 10 Insider Preview from an eligible Windows 7 or Windows 8 edition before the final version of Windows 10 was released?
A: The free Windows DVD Player app is tied to your Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation. To get the free app, you’ll have to use your installation media to re-install Windows 7 or Windows 8 + Media Center, and then upgrade to Windows 10.
Q: Can I get the app if I don’t have one of the Windows editions eligible for the free app?
A: Yes, the Windows DVD Player app will be available for purchase in the Store. There are also many other popular DVD player apps already available on the web that will continue to work on Windows 10.