If you are a Windows user with any level of interest in music, chances are less you’d not remember Winamp among the most popular audio players. Winamp lost traction over the years due to its own low-quality updates and the arrival of music streaming services. But Winamp might soon turn into a platform where creators can connect and earn money as well.
As reported by XDA, Winamp’s parent company Audio Valley is working on a major overhaul of the media player brand. It will soon turn into a streaming service like Spotify with support for internet radio and audio podcasts. There will be a dedicated space for creators to interact with their listeners.
“The new Winamp connects you to your music wherever you are. It brings you closer to the artists you love. It’s home to your favorite music podcasts and radio stations,” reads the Winamp website.
The media player first arrived in 1997 and has a community of over 80 million users globally. But the upcoming will mark the most significant overhaul of Winamp. If you want, you can become a beta tester when its preview version goes live and try out the new changes before others.
As of now, there is no word on whether Winamp’s upcoming music streaming service will be free or it will come at a price tag. However, let’s wait to see what Winamp has in store for us.