Winamp will be back in 2019 - with an all-in-one music service

Donna Miller
October 19, 2018

Winamp was first released in 1997, and it was a popular media player that experienced a huge rise before it was sold to AOL in 2002.

Until Winamp 6 comes out in 2019 with its promised features, loyal fans may check on the website's trademark Llama periodically for updates. You can listen to the MP3s you have at home but also to music stored in the cloud, podcasts, streams, radio stations or a playlist, why not, that you would have made.

Winamp still has around one hundred million monthly active users, with this we can expect that there will be a large number of people who will switch to the upcoming app. As a Winamp fan myself, I can not wait to relive my childhood memories with the media player. "And we want people to have it on every device", said Alexandre Saboundjian who is the CEO of Radionomy. That's in the final year of Winamp in AOL's possession.

As TechCrunch is now reporting, the 5.8 update may pale in comparison to Radionomy's long-term plans for the audio player, as it works on turning Winamp into a mobile app.

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As for me, though, I only have one request: bring the green head skin to the mobile app, please.

Winamp, the well-known music playing program which has been quietly chugging along without significant updates, is planning a comeback in 2019. The revamped version of Winamp is slated to arrive on both iOS and Android.

However, the company did not fully disclose further details of the new version.

For those unaware, Winamp is one of the oldest popular MP3 players for Microsoft Windows devices, that supports numerous audio and video formats. However, this closure never happened, and in 2014 Winamp was acquired by online radio platform Radionomy. Or you can get the official non-leaked version 5.8 that should come out anytime this week (most probably on the 18th). However, with the advent of streaming services and touchscreen phones, the classic music player lost its place. Or maybe ever. But here we are, with newfound knowledge that Winamp isn't dead.

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