Winamp was the media player of choice back when I first got into computers and I used it religiously for years. It might have been the first media player I used to listen to MP3s, I am not sure, but we all know it was incredibly popular for a long period of time.
Since then iTunes and streaming services have really taken over and Winamp has not seen an update since 2013. Well Radionomy, the company that purchased Winamp back in 2014 has announced there will be a new version of Winamp released 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. He also added “You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts, to streaming radio stations, to a playlist you perhaps have built.”
“People want one single experience,” he concluded. “I think Winamp is the perfect player to bring that to everybody. And we want people to have it on every device.”
It will be interesting to see what the team at Radionomy can do with Winamp, I guess we just have to wait till 2019 to find out.