Microsoft to ‘phase out’ Windows Media Player in Windows 7, 8 & 8.1

In quick effort to push more users to Windows 10, Microsoft is phasing out Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

Softpedia News reports that a new metadata won’t be updated in Windows Media Player and Media Center on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

However the only OS not affected by this is Windows 10.

“Going forward, you may be unable to view information (metadata) such as the title, genre, and artist for songs, and the director, actors, cover art, and TV guide for movies in Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player,” the company said in a statement.

“After looking at customer feedback and usage data, Microsoft decided to discontinue this service. This means that new metadata won’t be updated on media players that are installed on your Windows device. However, any information that’s already been downloaded will still be available.”

With Windows 7 projected to reach the end of support in January 2020, every such change could easily be misinterpreted, especially when Microsoft doesn’t provide too many details about its decision.