Like the previous version, WMP 11 integrates various music stores and services into its interface. Options such as Napster and Rhapsody are carried over from before, and they look essentially the same inside WMP 11 as in their respective client programs. Of course, the real star of the music service show is MTV's Urge, which was designed to go hand in hand with WMP 11.
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