Brussels-based Winamp, a music media player for Microsoft Windows, announced on Thursday, April 13, the launch of a new player with a range of functionalities aimed at unlocking the relationship between artists and fans.
Winamp has been a household name in the music industry since its launch in 1997. With customisable skins and an extensive plugin library, it became massively popular with a community of 83M users globally.
For the first time, Winamp is available as a mobile-responsive web player, and – set to be released in Q3 – mobile apps (iOS and Android) based on the legacy desktop version.
“A new super-aggregator forms part of the player that welcomes any audio services, building on Winamp’s DNA of openness and empowerment of listeners. It can now offer the best of everything for fans, be it podcasts, radio stations, and – coming soon – the ability to play local files and connect to streaming services,” reads the company’s press release.