Tech Crunch reports that late-’90s media player Winamp is set to make a comeback in 2019, offering users “a more complete listening experience.”
Originally introduced in 1997, the platform was purchased by AOL in 1999 for $80 million (around $122 million in 2018 money).
Although still functional and publicly available, Winamp hasn’t been updated since 2013.
Alexandre Saboundjian, the CEO of Radionomy, the company that bought Winamp in 2014, stated:
“There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience.
“You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts, to streaming radio stations, to a playlist you perhaps have built.”
Adding that “people want one single experience” when it comes to consuming media, the CEO added:
“I think Winamp is the perfect player to bring that to everybody. And we want people to have it on every device.”