The legendary custom music player Winamp has been revised to a mobile app that can listen to all music, including playlists, podcasts, and streaming radio stations, as reported in TechCrunch . .
Originally released in 1997, Winamp was a renowned freeware media player renowned for practical music playback and rich community skins. It was acquired by AOL in 2002 and then sold to Radionomy in 2014. Since Winamp was last updated in 2013, news that the revival is coming will be welcomed by app fans for a long time.
"It's a whole new version of Winamp's legacy, but it will be a more complete listening experience," said Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO of Radionomy, at TechCrunch . "In addition to the MP3s you can have at home, you can listen to the cloud, podcasts, streaming radio stations, and playlists you create."
By default, the plan is to update Winamp on both desktops. It will be a single searchable experience for all the audio consumed by various sources, including mobile. Saboundjian did not explain in detail how the services or new versions of applications that Winamp will support will integrate with Apple Music, Spotify or other audio platforms.
No details are available on what this new version of Winamp looks like. The central idea of aggregating and searching all audio, especially on mobile devices, is certainly exciting, but the company is not sure what to do about it. Not only does it sound like a complete departure from where Winamp was, but it is a massive question to integrate with every place that gets audio.
The 5.8 release of Winamp will fix some bugs and compatibility issues this week. , But the fully modified version of the app, Winamp 6, should someday be released in 2019.