Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass

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Rejoice, llama-whipping followers, a brand new model of Winamp is about to be launched in 2019, in line with a Monday report by TechCrunch.

Alexandre Saboundjian, the CEO of Radionomy, mentioned that the improve would carry a “full listening expertise.”

AudioValley, Radionomy’s mother or father firm, didn’t instantly reply to Ars’ request for remark.

The Belgian firm that purchased Winamp from AOL in January 2014 hasn’t actually executed a lot with it since shopping for the remnants of the property simply months after AOL lastly pulled the plug.

“You possibly can hearken to the MP3s you could have at dwelling, but additionally to the cloud, to podcasts, to streaming radio stations, [and] to a playlist you maybe have constructed,” Saboundjian was quoted as saying. “Folks need one single expertise. I believe Winamp is the right participant to carry that to everyone. And we would like individuals to have it on each gadget.”

Ars wrote an intensive characteristic on the rise and fall of Winamp in June 2012, detailing AOL’s mismanagement of the property since its dotcom-boom acquisition. As we reported then, Winamp continued to obtain updates and make a tiny amount of cash for AOL all through the final 15 years. AOL even launched the primary Android model in 2010 and a Mac model in 2011.

“There isn’t any cause that Winamp could not be within the place that iTunes is in immediately if not for just a few layers of mismanagement by AOL that began instantly upon acquisition,” Rob Lord, the primary rent and first common supervisor of Winamp, informed Ars in 2012.

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