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Winamp Is Making A Comeback, Looking To Compete VS Spotify

by Duey Guison  November 20, 2021

Remember Winamp, the Windows media that gained popularity from the late 90s to the mid 2000s? While the last Winamp update was back in 2018, they recently posted on their Facebook page that the iconic media player is making a comeback as an all-new app designed for the next generation.

On its home page, the developers behind Winamp said that they are completely remastering the iconic app to connect you to music wherever you are.”

The last iteration of Winamp: version 5.8 from 2018.

 

“It brings you closer to the artists you love. It’s home to your favourite music podcasts and radio stations,” Winamp said in its home page.

While it is scant on details, Winamp said that it will provide a fair platform for artists and audio creators, giving them complete control over their content. Winamp also promises that it will connect artists and creators close to their fans and be given their due income for their work. The developers behind the remastered, reimagined app are confident, stating that they have “a vibrant community of 80 million active users worldwide today.”

Based on the descriptions, it seems that AudioValley, the parent company of Shoutcast and Winamp, aims to transform Winamp as an audio streaming platform to rival the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

Seeing Winamp make its comeback after people practically forgot about it in favor of music streaming apps will be interesting, and we look forward to what the new Winamp has to offer for everyone.

Those interested to sign up as beta testers can sign up here, while artists and labels who want to avail of Winamp’s services can sign up here for updates.

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