Its just a little over 4 years since AOL announced they would be closing Winamp and Shoutcast down.

A lot has happened since that announcement 4 years ago. Although NOT to Winamp…

As we all know now Radionomy came to the rescue when they bought both Shoutcast and Winamp from AOL in January 2014.

“Sadly it would appear Radionomy only wanted them for the Shoutcast part of the deal”

We’ve not been given much information other than the “blurb” that the legal department were holding up the release of 5.8 which was well over a year ago now.

We have since been informed there is no lead developer on the project while the Shoutcast DNAS gets regular updates.

Winamp 5.666

Will Winamp ever gain its position in the market of audio players again when it does get updated?

It’s a real shame because Winamp had so much potential and it seems Radionomy don’t care for the software, They only care about the €€€ they make from Shoutcast advertising slots.

The user base of Winamp isn’t what it once was either… Just a few people hanging onto its glory days.

Most people will have moved onto using other software by now.

Update 22 October 2018

There is a new Winamp Beta 5.8 available from the Winamp website and we’re led to believe there will be a Winamp v6 available next year.

Last updated on: 11th March 2019
at 18:29 PM Europe/London