How to Update Real Player

By Gregory Hamel

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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

Step 1

Go to the Download RealPlayer site (see Resources).

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Download Updates in RealPlayer

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 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.