It's been 21 years since the classic Winamp media player was released for Windows, and it seems like the audio app will be making a return next year.
It will be re-launching in the form of a mobile app that will be able to run all your music, podcasts and radio shows all in one place, according to TechCrunch.
Radionomy's CEO Alexandre Saboundjian, the company that bought the application from AOL said:
"There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience. 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.”
This new version of Winamp will be coming to both iOS and Android platforms while Winamp is already present in the Google Play Store. Having said that, the new version is expected to give a completely different experience and will also be updated on the desktop.
Winamp faced tough competition from mobile apps that led to its decline, as most of its user base was on desktop computers. Saboundjian claims that the mobile app will have everything in one place as currently, mobile audio services are currently fractured and inconvenient.
As of now, there are no details as to what services would be a part of the Winamp app. It could work similarly to the Sonos app and provide services from different applications such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music Library and others.
We can't wait to relive the good old glory days once the application is released and see what services the new application has to offer. For more information, stay tuned to MensXP Technology.