Windows 8 Media Player App With Inbuilt Search Engine

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Play-Med is a Windows 8 Media Player App. In this app, you have the option to play audio, video, and image files.

You are also provided with an inbuilt Web Browser using which you can find resources from web, via a number of sources like Google, Youtube,Yahoo music, MySpace, Bing, Wikipedia, and many others.

The ability of the app to provide a single platform for doing a number of tasks is what makes it different from other similar tools. Play- Med is freely available in the Entertainment category of the Windows store.


Using this free Windows 8 Media Player App

The main function of the app which is the most impressive, is that it provides a single platform for different things.

Now, at the landing page of this app, the main options for which the app could be used for, are available. The options to play audio files, Video files, to view the image files, and the inbuilt browser of the app to search Internet would appear.

Let me get you some idea about the functions that the app provide you with:

Inbuilt browser for multimedia search

This is one of the most important function of the app. In this browser, you have the option to access some of the most popular search sources. For all of these, shortcuts are available, clicking on which that particular source will open up in front of you, in the app itself. You can do all kind of stuff, that is available from all these sources. You can listen to song, watch videos, and do other things in the browser itself. A search box is also available. But in order to search using the browser, don’t use the search box, as it does not work. You have to go to the button to search that particular source. As you get to the source, the search box will appear there. From there, you can use the search option.

Play-Med- Browser

The sources for which shortcuts are available, are Yahoo Music, Google, Youtube, MySpace, emusic, Bing, Mediapost, and many others.

View images

In this option of the app, you can browse and view images from your local storage. From the interface of this particular option, use the Select Image button that is available there to locate the image from your storage.

Play-Med- View images

The app has support for PNG, JPG, and BMP files.

Listen to songs

In this option, you can browse and locate audio files. The only limitation of the app here is that it has support for MP3 format files.

Play-Med- Play songs

Watch videos

The app also has the option to play video files. It has support for MP4 and WMV format.

Play-Med- Video

Also check PressPlay VideoPlayer One – Lucky Media Player, and Clipshow.

Key Features of Play-Med

  • It provides a single platform to view images, listen to song, watch videos, and to use the inbuilt browser for multimedia search.
  • In the browser option, you are provided with shortcut buttons to reach the sources.
  • This Windows 8 Media Player App is freely available in the Windows store.
  • The working of the app is quite smooth
  • The interface of the app is quite nice.

My Verdict

Play-Med is quite a good Windows 8 Media player App when it comes to providing a platform for doing different things like image viewing, playing audio and video files, and providing a browser. The app really lacks when it comes to playing audio and video file. I tried for different audio and video formats, and as per my experience with it, it was only able to play MP3 audio files, and for videos only MP4 and WMV files. I would not recommend using it if you have different format supported audio and video files.

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Works With: Windows 8.1
Free/Paid: Free

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