Winamp is returning in 2019 Winamp is returning in 2019

After a long hiatus, Winamp, the world's most popular music player is making a comeback, but not exactly the kind we would expect. The application will reemerge on the market in 2019, but it will be as a mobile app compatible with both iOS and Android devices. According to the official statement, the new applications will preserve Winamp's old flavor while also adding some more modern features such as cloud playing or support for popular music streaming services.

Winamp has been around for more than 21 years and even though it was immensely popular, Nullsoft, the company that developed it faced some financial difficulties and ended up being acquired by Radionomy in 2014. It may take five years to make a new version of the software, but I'm still glad to see an old name such as Winamp back on the market. Furthermore, despite the huge hiatus, the player still has more than 100 million users, which is pretty impressive, especially in today's market. Lastly, the good news doesn't end here: even though there's nothing official just yet, some reports indicate that a new desktop version of Winamp might also be in the works for 2019.

As far as I'm concerned I wish Winamp all the best in its comeback. I'm pretty sure that if the mobile app turns out to be as good as the desktop version was, we'll soon have to include Winamp as one of the best alternatives for the default Android music player.