Monday, 21 October, 2019

Winamp to return as all-in-one music app!

Winamp is being updated and reimagined as an audio app for mobile Winamp to return in 2019 and resume whipping llama ass
Emmett Howard | 19 October, 2018, 01:40

TechCrunch hints that Winamp 6 will allow users to access content from Google Music, Spotify, Audible, podcasts and files stored on the device.

Saboundjian added, "You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts, to streaming radio stations, to a playlist you perhaps have built".

He believes people want a complete experience, and Winamp is the flawless medium for that experience. Fans of Winamp now have reason to rejoice as Radionomy, the current owners of Winamp, have announced that the media player is making a comeback in 2019.

Meanwhile, a mobile version of Winamp came out in 2010 for Android. Though AOL more or less shut it down in 2013, Winamp has remained usable through this time. but the player is returning in a new, state-of-the-art form next year.

Winamp, the legendary music player which was a staple of early 2000s computers, is getting a refresh for the streaming era.

The media player has around hundred million monthly users, most of whom reside outside of the US.

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That's all well and good, but honestly, I'm more excited about the prospect of being able to apply skins to this media player app when it's out.

To review, Winamp was initially possessed by Nullsoft, the company that later sold to AOL in 1999.

The ancient acolytes of the original Winamp may recall its integration with Shoutcast, an Internet radio service that streamed ambiguously licensed music into the desktop app, in case you got bored of your own MP3 collection and didn't want to courageous the peer-to-peer file-sharing that remains controversial to this day. A year later, Winamp for Mac OS called Winamp for Mac Sync Beta was released.

On Sept. 16, 2018, a Winamp 5.8 version was leaked online. "It's a huge number", he said. It has a strong community. This also shows that Winamp is still being worked on and is not completely abandoned.

Nevertheless, the company has already started teasing the new Winamp experience on the official website, saying, "There's more coming soon".

On one hand, this upcoming update is going to appease devout Winamp users who've had bad luck with the application on modern operating systems (read: Windows 10), but on the other, it's simply awesome to see that someone has picked up the torch and will continue development on Winamp as if it never stopped.

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