The charmingly outdated media player Winamp to be revamped and released as a mobile app next year. The revamped app is said to bring together all your music including playlist, podcasts and streaming radio stations services to a single location.
Winamp was originally developed in 1997 by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, Winamp was a freeware mp3 player which was most popular for the incredible community made skins. Winamp was later sold to AOL in 1999 for $80 million. Winamp, during the ownership of, AOL started to lose its charm amongst the users and eventually crumbled failing to counter the likes of iTunes and the onslaught of streaming services.
In a statement, Alexandre Saboundjian—CEO of Radionomy, the company that bought Winamp in 2014—said, “People want one single experience. I think Winamp is the perfect player to bring that to everybody.” The relaunch of Winamp, which will be available on desktop and mobile devices, is set to arrive in 2019.
The new version of Winamp is reportedly to be released for both iOS and Android. Winamp already has an Android app, but the new version promises to be a different experience. Radionomy is also planning for an update in Winamp for the desktop version.