Microsoft has just released the Windows 11 Insider build 22598 for testers on the Dev and Beta channels. This is the third Windows 11 preview build in a row to ship on both channels, but this release is pretty light on new features.
Starting with today’s build 22598, Microsoft will make Windows Spotlight the default background on select PCs doing a clean install of this build, as well as upgraded PCs that have been using the default Windows 11 background. Windows Spotlight can display different background wallpapers throughout the day, and some Insiders will also start to see high-quality 4K desktop backgrounds after installing today’s build.
The Windows 11 build 22598 has also updated the tooltip on the volume icon to tell you when you’re using spatial sound. Select Insiders who install this build will also be greeted with the Get Started app after signing in, as the Windows Insider wants to know if this app can help people get started with their PC.
A new update for Media Player is also rolling out to all Insiders in the Dev channel, and it brings various UI improvements. Insiders can now switch between two different views on the artist page when browsing their collection, and they can also access new quick actions when hovering their mouse over albums, artists, videos, and playlists.
Other improvements for the Media Player app include a new context menu when you right-click on the now playing screen, and there’s also a new “video enhancements” feature for adjusting the brightness and contrast of your video. “In addition to these new features, we are continuing to work on improving the performance of Media Player for those of you with very large music libraries,” the Windows Insider team said today.
Today’s Windows build 22598 also brings various bug fixes and improvements for the Taskbar, Start Menu, File Explorer, and Task Manager. If you want to do a clean install, ISOs are available on this page.