By Delia / Last update December 24, 2021


Winamp should be no stranger to those who had access to computers at the beginning of this century. A pioneer in the industry, this PC media player, developed by Nullsoft in 1997, was the first choice of computer users for listening to music and had tens of millions of users in the 2000s.

However, Winamp was not further developed after the release of version 5.666 in 2013. Until October 2018, the 5.8 version was leaked online, and the developers resolved to release it on the official website so that Windows 10 users could also experience the nostalgic glory of this player. But after that Winamp fell silent again, and the 6.0 version promised by the CEO did not arrive in 2019 as expected.

The good news is that Radionomy has recently updated the Winamp homepage, indicating that this classic software will soon return, with a complete reworking of the interface and features, etc. 

It is reported that the new version of Winamp will support different platforms such as Windows (including Win11), macOS and iOS/Android. In addition to retaining the classic local playback function, it will also support online podcasts and integrate streaming media content, which is called a one-stop solution.

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It is worth noting that Winamp is now open for software testing. After filling in your email address on the official website, you will receive a link to download the beta version of Winamp as soon as it is ready.

If you want to regain the beauty of the past, you might as well go to the official website of Winamp and sign up for the software test.