One of the most popular media players across the world, Winamp will be shutting down on December 20 this year. The shutdown will affect not just the website,, but also the Winamp Media players and associated web services.

The announcemed was made  through an  abrupt, small post on the Winamp website that urged users to update their existing Winamp players before the last day.


Winamp was released in 1997 as a media player by two college students, Winamp gained popularity with the rising trend of MP3 file sharing.  Its parent company, Nullsoft, was acquired by AOL in 1999.

The company recently released a Mac and Android versions of the app. They, however, did not become half as popular as its earlier avatar with customisable skins did.

Credit: TNW