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Winamp Media Player to Shut Down After 15 Years

Helping to soundtrack a generation of music lovers, the once ubiquitous media player Winamp will

Helping to soundtrack a generation of music lovers, the once ubiquitous media player Winamp will terminate on December 20, 2013. After running for 15 years, the news was announced alongside the release of the new 5.66 version. Nullsoft, who created Winamp, was acquired by AOL in 1999 for $80 million USD, and while AOL had intended to use Winamp technology for its own AOL Media Player, the app didn’t move past beta status. The team created an Android app to adapt with the times, yet with the rise of the iPod and iTunes, alongside streaming services such as Spotify, Winamp’s appeal has waned. The latest Winamp is still available for a little longer, head over to Winamp for Winamp 5.66.

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