How to Update Real Player

by Gregory Hamel

RealPlayer is a computer media player program that you can download and use for free. RealPlayer is a third-party alternative to media players produced by computer manufacturers, such as Windows Media Player and Apple QuickTime. RealPlayer works on both PCs and Macs and can play a variety of media files, such as MP3, MOV, MPEG and WMV. New versions of RealPlayer and new add-ons are released from time to time.

Install the Latest Version Online

1

Go to the Download RealPlayer site (see Resources).

2

Click "Start RealPlayer Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.

3

Open the RealPlayer download file when the download is complete and click "OK" or "Run."

4

Click "Agree" and follow the instructions of the install setup program (click "Next" as necessary) to complete the installation.

Download Updates in RealPlayer

1

Click "Start," "All Programs," open the "Real" folder and open "RealPlayer."

2

Click "Help," "About RealPlayer" and then "Check for Updates."

3

Check the boxes next to each update in the list that you want to install and then click the "Install" button. Click "Select All" to select all updates.

Tips

  • Updating your RealPlayer will help ensure that it functions as well as possible.
  • Some plugins and add-on updates available through the "Check for Updates" option may not be necessary to install.

About the Author

Gregory Hamel has been a writer since September 2008 and has also authored three novels. He has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from St. Olaf College. Hamel maintains a blog focused on massive open online courses and computer programming.

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