Shocking! Winamp will shut down on December 21st 2013.
The popular media player in the world, Winamp will shut down next month, December 21st 2013. Winamp shutting down over 15 years after its initial release on 1998 ago. No reason is given for this shutdown, but winamp popularity has certainly waned: simple, built-in audio solutions like iTunes are now ubiquitous across platforms, making Winamp a far more specialized app.Now on December 21st, winamp no longer be available, of course, will always live on somewhere.
Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release. Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.
Above is official statement from Winamp as quoted from its website.
In the late ’90s and early 2000s, Winamp media player was one of the go-to media players for listening to local music or radio streams. In 2002, Winamp with its corporation Nullsoft, was acquired by AOL for over $80 million in stock. Winamp until now still doing development. Nullsoft already release a Mac and an Android version in recent years.