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 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 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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    I want the big news already!! I’m dying to know!! ;-) Can’t wait for the post! Keep up the great work guys!! Love the site!

  • http://Website Pwntastic

    My only complaint about Winamp for Android is that the wifi sync service kills my battery.

    Even with wifi disabled, the service still destroys it. Hopefully they’ve fixed that with this build

  • MitchRapp81

    I love Winamp for Android. Before it came out, I went through a dozen music players… they all had sucky features.


  • http://Website AC

    Worst photoshop ever, heck they probably used paint instead

  • http://Website Andrew

    I like the idea of wifi sync.. but is it 2 way?? I actually download a lot of music straight onto the phone.. does that copy back to the PC per chance? or is it one way only?

  • Azeem

    Winamp continues to win my heart all over again. Using it as my default music app on my desktop as it is, and I’ve been using this beta since it came out. This update today really makes it difficult to consider going to something else on my phone, or even going back to iTunes on the desktop.

    Rock on, Winamp.

  • http://Website watbetch

    Still no EQ. Lots missing here over the Samsung Music and PowerAMP players.

  • http://Website Guy Bailey

    Winamp is ace – all it needs now is video playback capability and it will be the no.1 Android player

  • http://Website Willard Potter

    First release got me hooked. This makes it better. Still some things missing, but it’s an awesome start. Keep the beta tag in mine when complaining about features. Overall, top notch music player for Android. Hope they keep it going in the same way.

  • taras

    I wanted to like Winamp when it first came out – I’m still a loyal Winamp desktop user – but it kinda forced my hand when it started playing music in the middle of a meeting. Maybe they’ve fixed that bug now, but I’m still wary :(

  • http://Website Dave

    Does it still automatically mount the sd card when you plug in the usb cable? I hate that!

  • ZackC456

    Looks like Winamp may become my default player when I get my Android device.