Windows Media Player is the next app with a target on its back

By now we are all used to that little pop-up which advertises Edge when we open Chrome, expounding on the battery-saving virtues of the Microsoft app.

It seems Microsoft’s next step is turning on one of their own, however, with Reddit user Noam_ha reporting that Microsoft is now advising users to switch from the venerable Windows Media Player to the more modern Movies & TV app.

The pop-up claims greater compatibility with modern formats, 4K support, a mini-player, support for 360-degree video and better battery life.

It is true that the Movies and TV app is pretty good, but I think most of our readers would agree its user interface is rather horrible and that the app still misses some options present in WMP, such as Play Speed settings or queueing videos.

Unfortunately, like the Reader app, the old Zune app, the Paint app or the Windows Movie Maker app, it appears to be another case where Microsoft is trying to replace a mature app with a new version which may never be as good as the old one at doing basic things well.

Are any of our readers a fan of the new Movies & TV app? Let us know below.

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