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Winamp is back! Version 5.9 is available for download

If you used a PC in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, you probably know what we’re talking about. Winamp, the hugely popular media player, is finally back, opening the download to a brand new version. The update 5.9 it represents not only the return to the scene of an iconic mp3 player, but also “4 years of work”, to use the words of the developers.

The software, until the early years of the new millennium, was one of the most appreciated multimedia players by users, especially by music lovers. In 1999 the brand was bought by AOLbut the rapid evolution of the market led it to lose ground compared to the rise of new services, such as iTunes.

Following this, in 2013, AOL decided to permanently stop the development of new versions of Winamp, selling the brand to the Belgian company. Radionomy. In 2018, however, the turning point arrives: the developers announce the imminent arrival of “a completely new version” of Winamp. Thus was born the version 5.8which, however, has gone by a lot on the sly.

How to Download Winamp 5.9

After a long silence, also thanks to the pandemic, the announcement arrives today: Winamp 5.9 is now available for download (on Windows 7-8.1). You can download it by clicking on this link.

“This is the culmination of 4 years of work since version 5.8”, reads an official post. The statement further stated that with this release “the foundation has been laid” to allow developers to focus on new additional features.

Meanwhile, last March, we talked to you about how Winamp was throwing a the token is not redeemable (NFT) linked to the original graphic skin from 1997 of its multimedia player, becoming the latest company to merge nostalgia and crypto.

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