Winamp is still alive and kicking 10 days past the December 20 deadline and its seems that either AOL is forgotten to flip the kill switch or it isn’t bothered about the player any more or it may have found a saviour who will take on the reigns of the multimedia player.
AOL announced last month that it will be pulling the plug on Winamp on December 20 and users should download the latest version of the player if they wish to use it past the deadline.
“Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date”, AOL said at the time.
However, just a couple of days after the announcement reports emerged that Microsoft was looking to buy Winamp and Shoutcast Media streaming service from AOL. The reports were not supported by any evidence or leaks. However, as the player has managed to live on past its deadline, we are inclined to believe that something is brewing behind closed doors at AOL.
In our survey, we asked whether Microsoft should buy Winamp and 21.6 percent of our readers replied with an affirmation, while 20.1 percent said no. Just under 30 percent said that they don’t use Winamp and the rest didn’t like the idea at all.