Winamp Might Be Returning as a Music Streaming Service

The Winamp website has been updated with its new logo, registration for the beta has begun.

Winamp version 5.8 was released in October 2018. However, the software was initially distributed as closed to the public and later became publicly available. The company Manager made the following statement on the subject;

“Recently, a version of Winamp 5.8 has been released to the public, which has gone viral. As a result, we have decided to make this version of the application available on the Internet. Therefore, we recommend that you download this version instead of another version as we guarantee it will be safer for you.”

We haven’t heard anything new about the app since 2018. However, the company has recently come to the fore again by updating its website and logo. The website also includes an invitation for those who want to become beta testers.

If you want to be a beta tester, you must click the “Become a beta tester” button and submit your application. When your application is received, “Thank you. We will get back to you as soon as the beta trial is ready”.

We also see on the company’s website that it will offer artists the opportunity to share and sell their work through Winamp. However, there is no clear information on how this feature will work. Apart from Winamp being a media playback tool, it is possible to turn it into a music streaming service similar to platforms like Spotify and Deezer.

The company’s statement on the subject is as follows;

“The point for music artists and creators is that you have control over your content. We’ll help you connect closely with your fans and earn a fairer income from the things you love. Are you a solo artist, band or label? Sign up now and learn about updates on the new Winamp and how you can distribute your music to a whole new audience.”


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