The variety of software that I've had installed on my different Windows computers over the past decade and a half has changed dramatically throughout time. However, there is one piece of software that I have had on every PC I've ever owned: Winamp. I first used Winamp at version 1, and have just stuck with it ever since; no matter how many other media players I tried, I always went back to Winamp. It works, is lightweight, and is stable as a rock.

Back in October of '11, Winamp made the jump from Windows-only to Android. The Android app proved to be just as awesome as its desktop counterpart, offer just as many kick-ass features, and it just keeps getting better. Today, the Winamp team has introduced yet another new feature to the Android application to celebrate Winamp's 15-year anniversary: the In-App Store and Album Washer.

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The In-App Store is a place to, you guessed it, buy Winamp add-ons from directly within the app. What kind of add-ons, you ask? How about the new Album Washer? That's a fancy piece of software gadgetry that will make sure all of your music is correctly tagged and has correct album art. And, for a limited time, you can get it for $0.99 (normally $3.99). Then you'll have a squeaky-clean music collection, and cleanliness is next to godliness.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Juxli125

    can not buy .. click but nothing happens

  • aerojad

    Albumwasher for $3.99? You mean that thing that does the same thing mp3tag does on your PC for free?

    • Jason E Perkins

      I've had mixed results with mp3tag. I wonder if this would work any better.

  • Blue

    ..and breaks the ability to add MyFavoriteStation to ShoutCast ?

  • Billy Kent

    you mean...."in the day" it was lightweight..now it is bloated..

  • http://twitter.com/pachi72 Cubamus Prime

    Poweramp does this already.....and you buy it one time and it does everything..

  • petrochemicals

    Does this fix the problem with not being able to wireless sync flac and other lossless files? Even the wired sync doesn't sync lossless files, it just converts/muxes them.

    This has been a long ongoing problem on their forums that have not had a single response from the programmers in over a year.

    Not to mention the wireless sync also does not let you choose what folder the files are sent to. Creating a problem with most SGS II's that the songs are sent to internal memory instead of the external sd. This has also been an ignored problem by the devs for over a year with no reply.

    Frankly the only thing usefull about this app is the way it communicates with it's pc app, except for the fact that it is broken in the way it handles sync and the devs are not willing to fix it or even respond in their own user forums. Really I have no idea why anyone would ever pay for this app. Sadly most of these problems are tucked away on the forum and people will purchase this and then find out too late to get a refund.

  • Robert Oliveira

    Oh, Sweet Jebus... Another fracking App store? Listen developers, what we want are apps that work (e.g., if it's a music app, it should just play music - end of story) not more places to be charged for content and add-ons. The last time I tried Winamp on my Android (OG EVO) it royally sucked. Uninstalled and never looked back. The same goes for the awful doubleTwist. Now, Poweramp and jetAudio have both worked flawlessly as alternatives.

  • DaveNull

    Winamp also includes FlurryAgent which sends out data without an option given to disable this.

  • Suzi Matola

    No! WinAmp is a great music player! Everything works!!! I have always gone back to it every time because I am so frustrated with others:( Why???