Published Oct 15, 2018Here's some news that really whips the llama's ass — once dominant music player Winamp is set to make its mighty return next year.
According to TechCrunch, the player that was once synonymous with playing fake Weird Al parodies and mistagged Metallica songs from Napster will be back and better than ever in 2019.
"There will be a completely new version next year, with the legacy of Winamp but a more complete listening experience," said Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO of Winamp parent company Radionomy. "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."
He added, "People want one single experience. I think Winamp is the perfect player to bring that to everybody. And we want people to have it on every device."
Shockingly, there are still millions of people who have stuck to their Winamp guns (and garish Winamp skins) all of these years while the rest of us struggled through each confusing iTunes update.
Whether you're a Winamp lifer, an iTunes user returning to their first love or an all-around noob, you'll be rewarded with a new version of Winamp next year.