Winamp for Android exits beta

Just over a month after launching a beta version on Android, Winamp has reportedly exited beta (although the app in the Android Market still says beta, at the time of this writing). The new version adds wireless syncing and ShoutCast support.

The new Winamp requires Android 2.1 or higher. It also requires the latest version of WinAMP for wireless sync to work. Winamp and Shoutcast are both owned by AOL, AOL doesn't plan an iOS version (it would probably be a waste of time anyway, with iTunes on iOS). Kerry Trainor, senior vice president of AOL Entertainment said:
“Now with the Android OS beating out iOS, it is a foregone conclusion that it will beat out iOS over time."
While we know what he meant, we still went, eh?

At any rate, Winamp on the desktop can import your iTunes library, so you can see where they are going with this. Android is still struggling to find an iTunes rival, and Winamp hopes to be that app.

Winamp is a popular Windows desktop music player that’s been around since 1997, written by Nullsoft.
Via:  TechCrunch
acarzt 4 years ago

I would like to be able to sync up to my music at home over 3G.

I can already access my music over 3g, but I have to click each song out of a folder instead of have a nice media player that will just shuffle through my songs or play a playlist...

lifeskills 4 years ago

Winamp 4 life!!!

Installing now...  Hope this works well, as I have been looking for something like this.  I don't want any music on my phone because I only have 8 gigs, and my Ipod suits those needs just fine.  But being able to stream to my phone would be perfect.


Currently the only streaming app I use is "VLC Stream and Convert,"  Wich is cool if its working, but constantly has errors while I'm away from home, so I always have to go home to fix it.  I hope this winamp one works with videos too.

lifeskills 4 years ago

Got a little excited there, but no streaming yet. I hope soon

OSunday 4 years ago

I recently switched to MediaMonkey as an Itunes replacement because of my growing collection of lossless music and FLAC files and its ability to sync with virtually all devices (I Use it for numerous family Ipods and my phone, a DroidX), and I use PowerAmp Pro to play the music on my Droid X


I would totally switch over to Winamp for my computer and phone if they had lossless support (In the mobile platform, I know the desktop one has a plugin) Wireless syncing would be an amazing feature to have, especially with a mobile device. Mobile+Wired = a kind of defeated purpose really

Sarah Hastings 4 years ago

@ OSunday; How was your experience with Media Monkey?

Also I want to ask can we have Media Monkey and Winamp at the same time?

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