How Do I Download Music To Windows Media Player Free

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Windows Media Player is available for Windows-based devices. Use this table to find the right version of the Player for your system. (If you've got a Mac, you can download Windows Media Components for QuickTime to play Windows Media files.)

How do you download music to windows media player for free

Operating system/browser

Player version

How to get it

Windows 10

Windows Media Player 12
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Included in clean installs of Windows 10 as well as upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. In some editions of Windows 10, it's included as an optional feature that you can enable. To do that, select the Start button, then select Settings > Apps > Apps & features > Manage optional features > Add a feature > Windows Media Player, and select Install.

DVD playback isn't included. Go to the DVD playback for Windows page to find out how to add DVD playback to Windows 10.

Windows 8.1

Windows Media Player 12
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Included in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro, but doesn't include DVD playback. Go to the DVD playback for Windows page to find out how to add DVD playback to Windows 8.1. For Windows Media Player 12 for Windows 8.1 N and KN editions, get the Media Feature Pack.

Windows RT 8.1

N/A

Windows Media Player isn't available for Windows RT 8.1.

Windows 7

Windows Media Player 12
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Included in Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. For Windows 7 N or KN editions, get the Media Feature Pack.

Mac OS X

Windows Media Components for QuickTime

How Do I Download Music To Windows Media Player Free

If you want to reinstall Windows Media Player, try the following:

  1. Click the Start button, type features, and select Turn Windows features on or off.

  2. Scroll down and expand Media Features, clear the Windows Media Player check box, and click OK.

  3. Restart your device. Windows Media Player should be uninstalled.

  4. Repeat step 1.

  5. Scroll down and expand Media Features, select the Windows Media Player check box, and click OK.

  6. Restart your device. Windows Media player should now be reinstalled.

Note: To troubleshoot issues like playback and codec problems, see the 'Get help' section in Windows Media Player.

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When you hear the phrase 'downloading music,' it is only natural to assume that someone is engaging in copyright infringement over the Internet. That is not, however, necessarily the case all the time. You can use Windows Media Player (or more specifically, the digital media store that is built into the program) to legally download music to both your computer's hard drive and your Windows Media Player library.

Step 1

Music

Step 2

Click 'All Programs.'

Step 3

Click 'Windows Media' and then 'Windows Media Player' to launch the Windows Media Player software on your computer.

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Step 4

Click the 'Browse All Online Stores' button in the lower-left corner of the Windows Media Player program window. This will take you to a new screen allowing you to choose one of the four compatible online music stores you'd like to download music from. To make your selection, click on the logo for the store you'd like to use.

Step 5

Search for a song you'd like to download. You can search by artist, genre, track name or album name. Once you find a song that you're interested in downloading, click once on the 'Download' button. Certain songs will cost money to download (prices will be as marked), while others will be free (and clearly indicated as free). If you need to pay for a song, you must do so using a debit or credit card. Once you initiate payment, the music will be legally downloaded to your Windows Media Player library and simultaneously be saved on your computer's hard drive.

References

Tips

  • If you have a legally downloaded song outside of Windows Media Player, you can drag and drop the file into the WMP window.

Writer Bio

Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.