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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Remember Winamp, the legendary music player? It’s making a comeback

Winamp, one of the most popular apps of the 20th century, is set to receive an overhaul in 2019 with the ability to play not just the common audio formats but also all your music tracks, podcasts, and streaming services under one roof. This is considered to be the relaunch of the media player that originally arrived in back in April 1997 and was acquired by Radionomy in 2014, a few years after its acquisition by AOL. While the original Winamp version was famous as an MP3 player for desktops, now there are plans to make it beyond a traditional media player and take it to mobile devices, which are rapidly growing in the world of computing devices. The new version is said to debut as Winamp 6, though an update to 5.8 release is also due for this week majorly with compatibility fixes.

Radionomy CEO Alexandre Saboundjian, in a conversation with TechCrunch, revealed the arrival of Winamp 6 as the reinvested 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."