Winamp is Coming Back

Doris Richards
October 19, 2018

Winamp, the free, llama-flavoured, fan-favourite music player that launched in 1997, will make a comeback in 2019.

"There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience", said Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO of Radionomy to TechCrunch.

The mission statement for Winamp's new revamped form is to bring everything you listen to - MP3s, podcasts and streaming services included - into one single app. "And we want people to have it on every device", he added. Sadly, AOL stopped paying too much attention to Winamp and the MP3 player's userbase started declining with the rise of Spotify and Apple Music.

For the moment no exact release date scheduled, but the mobile app Winamp should point the tip of his nose in 2019.

As for me, though, I only have one request: bring the green head skin to the mobile app, please. The last update was in 2013, at a time when YouTube and other video platforms took over music playback on laptops. However, no specifications about the new version are confirmed yet. The question now is whether software like Winamp music player still has its place in the landscape today.

On Sept. 16, 2018, a Winamp 5.8 version was leaked online.

According to Executive Director Alexander Sabungan Radionomy, Winamp still has about 100 million monthly users: "Users of Winamp are really everywhere".

As a sort of a very pleasant surprise, things are about to change abruptly for Winamp - not only is this one scheduled to make an enormous comeback very soon, but it's also about to change its goal.

The company behind this development is Radionomy, which bought what remained of Winamp back in 2014, and soon, the fruits of the company's labor should help remind us that the project still has lots of life in it. "It's a huge number", Saboundjian said. For more information, head to the app's official website. But everybody "knows" that Winamp is dead, that we don't work on it any more.

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