Nov 30 AT 3:51 PM Sean Riley 12 Comments

Winamp update brings SHOUTcast support to an already rich feature set

Winamp isn’t quite ready to shed the beta tag on their Android app yet, but they are one of the most fully baked music management apps available for Android.

The big highlight for the new version is the integration with SHOUTcast which brings with it over 40,000 stations of streaming music and talk for the low price of free. That feature is apparently only available to those on Android 2.2, but the app and the rest of its features are available to those on 2.1 as well.

Really little else has changed from the previous version, but as Clark pointed out in his review last month this was already a very polished app which offered one of the most complete feature sets of any Android media manager paired with a beautiful and intuitive UI.

Some of the notable features of the app include:

  • WiFi syncing with the corresponding Winamp Media Player app (Windows only);
  • 4×1 and 4×2 widgets for playback;
  • Playback controls for your lock-screen;
  • Now playing display that shows song info, album art as well as artist bios and pictures via the info icon;
  • Interaction with Pandora, YouTube and the Amazon MP3 Store by long pressing on song info;
  • Persistent player controls on all screens;
  • Play queue gives you a temporary play list that displays what’s next and allows you to move ahead or change the order of your current queue; and
  • Support for scrobbling with Last.fm if you have the app installed.

The reasons for at least giving Winamp a shot are really stacking up at this point, so if you haven’t tried it yet you should download it and let us know what you think.

Via: TechCrunch

Source: Winamp

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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