Winamp for Android

Despite having been available in the Android Market in beta form for a while now, Winamp for Android was never really officially announced by AOL. Today however, they've updated the app and put the official stamp of greatness on it, including full Shoutcast support. As noted on the Winamp blog, this release pushes Winamp to version 0.9.2 and adds a ton of new features to the already awesome media player. Hit the break for the download and full rundown of features. Be sure to check out our hands on review if you want to see it in action. [Winamp Blog]

What's New in Winamp for Android beta (0.9.2)?

Wireless Desktop Sync
No need to tie your Android phone down. Enable Wi-Fi sync and leave your cable behind. Now your playlists are also synced wirelessly.

SHOUTcast Radio
Extend your listening experience beyond your own library. Search, Favorite and play over 40,000 internet radio stations.

Android Widget Players & Shortcuts
Now in addition to the standard widget there is a new smaller (4x1) widget. You can also add your favorite playlists to your Android home screen, as well as enable playback control from the lock-screen.

Now Playing
Displays song info, album art and more. Press and hold on the song info to interact with other apps like Pandora, YouTube and the Amazon MP3 Store (requires that these additional apps are installed on your device). Get Artist information like bios, pictures, and more by clicking on the info icon.

Persistent Player Controls
Intuitive interface with player controls that are always available. Quickly pause, change tracks, manage your play queue, see what's playing and access the Winamp Home screen.

Play Queue Management
The play queue is a temporary track listing that allows you to easily see what's playing next, jump ahead or change the order of tracks in your queue. And if you like, save it as a playlist.

Supports scrobbling with the app installed (on your Android device). Capture all of your mobile listening history in real time.

Language Support
Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, & Russian. More to come.

There are 27 comments

While I love the player over the stock HTC app because it's laggy as heck. I was really happy about the wireless sync, however 1 I could never get it to work properly and 2 it puts the music on the SD cards root directory, which I don't like :(

etnpnys says:

Yeah the wireless sync is something I really looked forward to as well, but they don't seem to have any way to change the directory that everything goes to - inexcusable.

Is that fixed in this most recent version?

kevinp says:

I guess I'll stay with doubleTwist, at least it has a Windows/Mac app. Yup I've got a Macbook (primarily for the Unix.)

prdstm0nke says:

i typed up a post showing how to get your music to sync to any folder you want, but it got flagged as spam. but long story short....YES you can sync to any folder you'd like now.

icebike says:

Well I can't find how you did this.
Maybe you could put it in a forum post?

jonnyl says:

I wish they'd support scrobbling through the Scrobble Droid API.

icebike says:

I find the whole scrobbling bit just a little creepy, like Apple's Genius stuff.

Smalls says:

Any idea why Shoutcast support is limited to Froyo?

mhunter995 says:

Double twist just got the ability to sync over wifi. No reason to use winamp now!!

Smalls says:

Remember that in order to sync over Wifi with DoubleTwist, you need to pay out $0.99 (or for those waiting later on, $4.99), whereas Winamp does it for free.

icebike says:

Never been a reason to use doubletwist.
Its time for you to shed your Apple ways now that you have a grown-up phone.

icebike says:

At least the annoying start up sound is gone.

wpavlik2 says:

I kind of loved how WinAmp "Whipped the Llama's A$$"

Pl4ub says:

Just awesome, this replaced now both HTC music and tunewiki widgets.
And internet radio seems to work better than on tunewiki.

ro1224 says:

Very easy.

Using TUNESYNC on EVO to sync selected playlists with iTunes library. Yes, Icebike, I know, SHED MY APPLE WAYS. Well for now, that's not practical. Once I find an alternate receptacle for my 4000+ songs then maybe, but for now, this is the best and easiest method I have.



I ditched DoubleTwist when they failed to enable/offer podcast synching on the Mac version of their desktop product. I just got tired of waiting, and waiting, and waiting.

TimeHunter says:

And it still relies on Froyo's lame broke can't read WMA tag info for artist and track details.

bjordan says:

Forgot to mention it now has lock screen controls as well.

That's probably the most useful part of the new update to me.

MowDownJoe says:

It's always had lock screen controls. Although the lock screen widget cut off the edges of the album art.

Really, the best part is that they changed the llama on the launch screen to some kind of cross between a llama and Andy the Android.

mystyal says:

PowerAMP craps all over Winamp all day and night.

RC46 says:

I cant get Shoutcast to work at all on my EVO. Just get message "Error parsing data"

JoeB4ever says:

I'm having the same problem with my EVO. I'm sure they'll have a fix soon.

icebike says:

Because Winamp for the desktop has full metadata editing I have FINALLY been able to get compilation albums (multiple artists on a single themed Album) to appear correctly in the Android music player (as well as the android winamp player).

They now show up as one album entry, not one per artist.

jlaw257 says:

How do you get the android app to show album artist instead of artist? i can get the pc program to do this properly, but it has been driving me crazy on the phone... thanks!

Keven says:

Am I the only one with crash problem everytime the music start playing

Bell Galaxy Tab

bojowaggie says:

It wont play WAVE files.. disappointed..

icebike says:

Someone actually uses wav files?

The 70s called. They want their format back.

denialnw10 says:

It really annoys me that there is no Genre Browse and playlist