Techcrunch reported on Monday, October 15, Winamp would be back next year with Winamp 6. "There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience", he said. As for what that entails, Saboundjian says that you'll be able to listen to MP3s, but also to the cloud, podcasts, streaming radio stations, and your own pre-built playlists with the service. People want one single experience. Everyone's favorite lo-fi MP3 playing application Winamp is getting a major facelift, and I'm not just talking about skins. Saboundjian said that he wants to make Winamp available on every device.
Now, as revealed in an interview with TechCrunch, Radionomy CEO Alexandre Saboundjian has announced that Winamp 6 is in development, and due for a 2019 release.
Most of the 90s kids and even those born a few years before are well aware of "Winamp" one of the most popular audio players of its time for desktops. But mobile audio is fractured and inconvenient.
Nothing actually happened after that, though, and the dream seemed dead-until last month, when a Winamp 5.8 beta leaked online. Further, the app will support both iOS and Android. After being abandoned by AOL the service was sold to Radionomy in 2014.
Despite the announcement, the official website continued to function amid reports of newer versions unofficially making it to the web. "It's all audio, and it's all searchable in one fashion or another". The question now is whether software like Winamp music player still has its place in the landscape today. The 5.8 release of Winamp will be coming this week to fix some bugs and compatibility issues.
According to Executive Director Alexander Sabungan Radionomy, Winamp still has about 100 million monthly users: "Users of Winamp are really everywhere". The number is huge.