Winamp is a free media player that allows you to sync your music collection to your smartphone and helps you to manage your music library. With Winamp, you can stream music over the internet and share your favorite music with your friends and family. The program allows you to sort your music by category (frequently played, recently added, recently played, never played, favorites), access online services and create bookmarks.
Winamp also allows you to rip music and burn it to disc; although if you want full speed CD burning, you have to upgrade to the Pro version for $19.95.
Winamp was once a popular alternative to iTunes or Windows Media Player but has fallen out of favor; rumor has it though that Winamp is set to release a new update in 2020 that improves the service making it more competitive with modern streaming services. The new service is expected to improve Winamp considerably and allow users to combine all their digital audio in one place, and this includes podcasts, audiobooks, streaming radio stations, and music. Using Winamp has always been easy, as everything is categorized automatically when you select the appropriate directory.
There is great third-party support for Winamp that allows you to pull your music from Windows Media Player and a built-in tool for importing from iTunes. If next year’s update comes about as planned, then Winamp may be your favorite music player once again, especially since the update is supposed to extend to mobile as well. I, for one, would love to see a modernized version of this iconic media player as it is so customizable and literally has decades of third-party support. Winamp is also not the resource hog that iTunes is and can be run well on just about everything.
Provides access to more than 30,000 radio stations