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WinAmp celebrates 15th birthday with Album Washer, in-app store for add-ons, and more

WinAmp for Android is one of the oldest and most storied audio players in all of computing, and it’s just turned 15 years old. To celebrate the milestone, the Llamafied media player for Android has gotten itself a very nice update.

One of the main new features added is the Album Washer, a tool that allows you to get correct tags and high quality album art for any of your albums. They’ve also added an in-app store for purchasing add-ons for the client.

The Album Washer is one of the tools featured in the store and it is available for $.99 for a limited time. You can also buy the Pro bundle in the in-app store:

Also available in the new in-app store is the Pro Bundle, a bundle of premium features including a customizable home screen, ability to browse by Folders, crossfading between tracks and a 10 band graphic equalizer. The new release includes:

  • New Winamp In-app Store
  • New Album Washer in-app purchase
  • New Move to SD Card feature — great for user’s who have limited internal storage
  • SHOUTcast radio search and notification optimizations

It’s a great new update worthy of celebrating the joyous occasion so be sure to find it in the Google Play Store. Don’t forget to pin the tail on the llama while you’re at it. Read on for full press details.

AOL Unveils New Winamp Album Washer in Celebration of 15th Anniversary

Debuts Upgraded Versions of Winamp for Android, Mac and PC

#1 Free Third-Party Music Management App on Android Now with Almost 20 Million Download

New York, NY (June 25, 2012) – AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) announced today the release of Winamp Album Washer, powered by Gracenote®, a new feature in Winamp for Android that allows users to clean-up and organize audio files creating a more seamless user experience for passionate music fans. Winamp also plans to unveil updated offerings for both Mac and PC platforms demonstrating Winamp’s continued commitment to innovation as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.

“We’re excited to introduce Album Washer and these latest updates which include a richer experience across Android, Mac and PC platforms,” said Geno Yoham, GM of Winamp. “These product releases are another step in our roadmap and vision to provide our users with the most robust set of tools to enhance and customize the way they listen to and manage their music on multiple platforms, empowering the user has been a strategic focus and part of the Winamp DNA for the last fifteen years.”

Winamp for Android (v1.3)

The latest version of the free player includes Album Washer, a premium add-on available in the new in-app Store. Album Washer makes cleaning up audio files easy by updating users’ incorrect or missing tags (Artist Name, Track Title, Album Name, etc.) and by downloading high quality album art. In celebration of Winamp’s 15th anniversary, Album Washer will be available for only $0.99 for a limited time.

Also available in the new in-app store is the Pro Bundle, a bundle of premium features including a customizable home screen, ability to browse by Folders, crossfading between tracks and a 10 band graphic equalizer. The new release includes:

  • New Winamp In-app Store
  • New Album Washer in-app purchase
  • New Move to SD Card feature — great for user’s who have limited internal storage
  • SHOUTcast radio search and notification optimizations

Winamp for Mac Sync Beta

Winamp for Mac is the OSX version of the popular Winamp media player available on Windows and Android. Winamp for Mac allows users to wirelessly sync their iTunes music library to their Android device, manage their music and playlists, and playback their music. The new release includes:

  • Album Art Views
  • Play Queue Window & Drag and Drop
  • Auto-update, including a Beta channel for the latest feature releases
  • Support for Growl and in application notifications
  • Faster performance and high quality playback

Winamp Media Player for PC

The iconic Winamp is still the Ultimate Media Player! With a robust feature set for managing and consuming audio, video, playlists, podcasts, internet radio and more. There over 6,000 add-ons including built-in services for ticketing, lyrics, and downloading music. The Winamp Media Player is translated into 16 languages and is home to SHOUTcast Radio – one of the largest internet radio directories with over 54,000 stations.* The new release includes MPEG Surround Playback support and an update to the popular Winamp browser toolbar, newly translated into 16 languages.

Released in 1997, Winamp offers a complete end-to-end media player solution that features wireless desktop sync, iTunes import, and access to thousands of SHOUTcast internet radio stations. “With the launch of today’s latest offerings, Winamp furthers its position as a full service music management companion, helping consumers download, organize and manage the music they love using multiple devices,” said Jay Kirsch, SVP and General Manager, AOL Media Group.

*Custom list built by AOL

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  • FlamingoAttack

    WinAmp is cool, but I miss Sonique.

  • Imparus

    Does anyone know if “Album Washer” attach the album art to the music file or link the album art like poweramp?

  • RitishOemraw

    The stock music app fulfills all my needs.
    Well only because it lets me manage my music from the pc (Google music servers)
    So I don’t bother with other music apps, although before google music, I did use mSpot for basically the same but fewer reasons

  • http://twitter.com/jcunwired Jody

    What I would like to see from winamp is the capability to manage music playback from either PC or portable device. I stream my library to two receivers and one squeezebox but inevitably must return to my PC for control. With foobar2000 I can have this, but Winamp is in a better position to architect this freedom.

  • NightAngel79

    Test

  • Imparus

    Great I get a reply by a spammer, sigh. So does mSpot attach it to the file or only link it?

  • Brian

    This problem of “album washing” was solved more than a decade ago. I use “Tag & Rename”
    http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm
    It gives you all kinds of control to rename files from tags, extract tags from filenames, extract tags from online DBs, etc.
    But all of this is only really useful for ancient non-scene mp3s (e.g. napster, gnutella, kazaa, etc). Any good CD-ripper automatically fills in the tags from the same online DBs.

  • Del373

    I’m still not very fond of the UI. They need to update it, or at the very least incorporate a theme system (like the desktop version has) so that those of us who dislike the current interface can change it.