Winamp gets an update

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The popular music player (founded in 1997) known as Winamp will (finally) get a remaster of the audio player, AudioValley is working on the update and says it will be more than “just an update”. The new version should offer more intractability between users and audio makers. On their website, you can find out more details.

The idea is that Winamp will be a one-stop platform, where audio lovers can listen to all kinds of different forms of audio, like music, podcast, audiobooks, and much much more. It is not clear if this will become a streaming platform. Audiovalley wants creators to allow what kind of content will be available on the platform. The company also wants to give artists a fairer income. Which could mean that there will be a form of merchandising. Or that users can pay for certain forms of audio within the Winamp application. Perhaps it wants to be another form of Spotify, who knows?

One of the most popular media players to play MP3s was Winamp, with its retro skins and animated visualizers that moved along with the music you were playing. However, Winamp had not seen any further development after its version 5.666 release in 2013.

In October 2018, after Winamp 5.8 was leaked online, the developers decided to publish the leaked version on their website to allow everyone to use it in all its nostalgic glory. Unfortunately, while Radionomy, the owners of Winamp, said they had big plans for Winamp, no further versions have been released since then. That finally seems to change.

Much is not clear yet

To be able to create the new application. Winamp is currently looking for more employees, like a data engineer, DevOps Specialists, and a product owner. It is unclear if it will come in a form of a phone app, desktop application, or something else. A release date is also still unknown. However, you can sign up for a Winamp beta test, which should become available soon.

Personally, I think it would be cool if they could update the amazing visualizations as well, this is one of the things the app was known for back in the time of earlier internet.

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