Windows 10 might be free for its existing customers, but the Microsoft Windows official DVD player app certainly isn’t, in fact, it costs $15 or £11.59.
So here’s the deal, Windows 10 does not play DVDs like its predecessors; you have to pay for the official app, which incidentally used to be free with all previous OS. The price has to be paid when downloading the official DVD player from the Windows app store since Windows 10 no longer offers the old native program – the Windows Media Player. RIP WMP (DVD playback removed in Windows 8, but videos could still be watched on a free WMP).
However, there is one good news, if you had upgraded to Windows Media Center on Windows 8, then the new Microsoft DVD player is free for you. But there are always a number of excellent (and free!) alternatives available out there, think VLC, so maybe you could do without the paid Windows one. Here’s what one disgruntled user had to say about the new DVD player:
So you may have saved a bunch on a life-changing software update (for the first year at least and for existing Microsoft users), but you will ultimately shell out the bucks for several apps and programs which we have always received free of cost. Remember Solitaire, the free game we spent hours over? That too will show ads unless you pay a subscription fee! So get ready to pay for an ad-free game of your first gaming love. On the upside, a lot more features seem to have been added.