Winamp is coming back in 2019
Sometimes I still remember those days when Winamp used to be my primary audio player on the Windows 98 system. Winamp was a freeware media player launched in 1997 and was later acquired by AOL in 2002. Later AOL sold it to Radionomy in 2014, but we didn’t get any update from the company. The outdated media player lost in the crowd.
Now Winamp is working to come back as a mobile app offering all your music including playlists, podcasts, streaming radio stations, and more. The official desktop app will also an official update. The all-new Winamp is set to release next year.
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Radionomy CEO Alexandre Saboundjian had a conversation with TechCrunch where he revealed the plans for Winamp.
“There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience,” Saboundjian said. “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.”
Saboundjian didn’t reveal any details of Winamp 6 but the official website now shows a banner that reads, “There’s more coming soon.” We still have a few months before the Winamp 6 hits the market. It will be interesting to see what the company plans to bring back its old user base and compete against already existing rivals.