We all know very well that for more than a decade, the well-known Winamp was the preferred music player for millions of users. Basically, the well-known Winamp music player was launched in 1997 as free software, and it soon became shareware which was sold for $10. Hence, now according to the latest reports, the well-known Winamp music player is coming back in 2019.
Winamp Is Coming Back In 2019
For more than a decade, the well-known Winamp was the preferred music player for millions of users. Although it was neither the first nor the only music player available in the market, by then, the new mp3 format did combine features such as playlist, random playback or the ability to customize its interface to the maximum.
Basically, the well-known Winamp music player was launched in 1997 as free software, and it soon became shareware which was sold for $10. At its peak, its creator, Justin Frankel, came to renew that he was billing $100,000 each month with the program (not counting the huge amount of pirated software, obviously).
In 2002, AOL (a web portal and online service provider based in New York City. It is a brand marketed by Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications) takes over with the aim of turning it into a musical service that never took off. After the serious financial problems of the communication group, Radionomy bought Winamp in 2014 and, since then, silence had been the norm.
However, recently, Alexandre Saboundjian, the CEO of Radionomy and the owner of the well-known Winamp music player just announced in TechCrunch that they have everything ready for their return: the new version will allow to play any audio file, but also to access podcast, radio programs, shared lists and any content that we have stored in the cloud. In addition, there will be a desktop version and not only that even it will be available for mobile platforms as well such as iOS and Android.
Undoubtedly, one of the keys for the well-known music player, of course, I am talking about the Winamp to succeed will be its ability to integrate with other platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music or Google Music. However, currently, there is no information about it, although we are likely to know more in the coming weeks.
During this week we will have a new version 5.8 which will be released in closed beta and will serve to know what will bring us the final return of the well-known Winamp music player. Although the nostalgic element is important, remember to return to compete in a market dominated by well-known streaming platforms like the tech giant Apple’s iTunes and applications as established as VLC.
So, what do you think about the return of Winamp? Will you give Winamp a chance again? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.