Winamp music player awaits a second birth

17 October 2018

Many people probably remember the Winamp player. At its time, the program was quite popular among users, until it was shut down in 2013. It seems that all the fans of the good old Winamp will get a pleasant surprise: the media player will be available again next year.

The corresponding information was shared by the resource TechCrunch, citing the director of Radionomy - the company that owns the rights to Winamp. It is reported that the reborn player will become even more functional than before. So, Winamp will allow to listen not only to music stored in the memory device, but also to streaming broadcasts and podcasts, as well as multimedia files stored in the cloud storage.

The nearest update to version 5.8 will be available for Winamp on October 18. It will bring some bug fixes, improve compatibility with new versions of Windows, and eliminate all the paid options previously available only in the Pro version of the player. Nevertheless, the real rebirth will take place only next year, together with the release of version number 6.0. Unfortunately, even the approximate release date of the corresponding update is not yet known.