Nullsoft, creator of WinAmp,  a favorite media player for over 10 million Android users, is adding its premium track directly to the Android Market. Users have previously been able to download the Pro version via an in-app purchase, but now the Pro license is also available directly from the Android Market. So, what do you get for your $5? Here's a look at the feature list:

    • 10-band graphic equalizer
    • Customizable home screen
    • Browse by Folder
    • Crossfade
    • Gapless playback
    • Support for FLAC playback in Folders View (lossless audio playback)
    • Replay Gain
    • Personalized station recommendations
    • Play any streaming audio URL (supported formats only)
    • No ads

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The Pro Bundle may not be for the casual user. Unless the casual user is really into browsing by folder, we suppose. Most of the Pro features are for exactly the audience that WinAmp is best at catering to: music lovers with a taste for tweaking their audio to perfection. It's also for people who hate ads.

If you've already downloaded the free version of WinAmp, fire the ol' girl up and check out the in-app purchase for the Pro license. Otherwise, hit the widget below. If you've already purchased the Pro Bundle via the in-app purchase, you don't need to purchase this license.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • watson387

    The free version is crap. There's no way I'd ever pay $5 for this...

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    One benefit of a key like this is you can refund if you don't like it. In-app purchases, on the other hands, cannot be refunded.

  • Stew Miller

    "fire the ol' girl up" wtf??? seriously? It's getting harder and harder to read Android Police with your articles.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Eric definitely brings his own distinct voice to the blog, but this one did indeed sound a bit odd.

      • sriracha

        it's not that odd 'round he-ah. when i need to start the bulldozer that's what i do; fire the ol' girl up. also works when referring to the starting procedure of a chainsaw.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

          I'm currently in rehab for my being-from-the-south problem. This was a one-time relapse, I swear.

          Please don't tell my sponsor. She'll make me go out in the back 40 and pick out my own switch again.

  • Edd

    Lol browsing by folders is the only way I play music, but I've been avoiding WinAmp since 1999 as I hated the early versions :-)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Same here, I can't use any music player that can't do that, which becomes a major issue with the official Google Music app.

  • http://mgamerzproductions.com Mgamerz

    Sounds like poweramp might have a bit of competition. You can also refund in-app purchases, but the dev has to do it for you. Otherwise Robotek on like 4 of my installations (across 2devices) would be moot. WinAmp is okay, I just don't like the UI that much.

  • Dan

    I must admit - every time I try to not use folders I end up getting really frustrated. I think using a pure db approach to selecting music if fine if you purchase everything you have from online sources, but if you rip music and/or download from 'other' places then everything seems to just be better organised in folders

  • Vishal

    I want my refund for inapp purchase, it crashed my HTC sense, & Incase if refund not possible, then how can reinstall pro again if I reset my phone.

  • Vishal

    How can I get refund for inapp purchase, it crashed my HTC sense, & Incase if refund not possible, then how can reinstall pro again if I reset my phone.