Winamp, one of the most popular PC-supported media players, has added support for music NFTs. The company has also fixed some existing bugs and added the features in a whole new way. The new features are likely to permit its users to play audio files that are embedded in their non-fungible tokens or NFTs. The company likes to call it a “Web3 desktop upgrade”.
Latest Features Of Winamp Media Player
Winamp media player’s latest version of the Web3 desktop upgraded version will allow music lovers to link their MetaMask Wallet through a host of browsers. Brave, Chrome, and Firefox are in the allowed browser list. In addition to this, Winamp player also supports the ERC-721 and ERC-1155 audio-video files. The platform is compatible with both Ethereum and Polygon.
The CEO of Winamp player, Alexandre Saboundjian stated,
“The genesis of Winamp has always been about accessibility and innovation, and today we are proud to launch the very first standalone player reading audio NFTs, as well as any other existing formats.”
He further added,
‘This new version of Winamp allows people to listen to any file they want, using a player they already love.”
In this context, note that the audio and video media player is well-known for supporting a vast range of media files. On the 7th of December, the media player team disclosed that the NFT support is “officially live and ready to go”.
Music NFTs And Crypto Winter
The crypto winter is running, and it has adversely affected the crypto market. However, the music NFTs are having their best moment amidst this crisis. Various renowned brands have already been a part of the Web3 trend. This includes artists such as Steve Aoki and 3LAU, recording labels like Warner Music Group, and more. The music industry is not leaving any opportunity to monetize its work.
In one of the latest news, the Warner Music Group announced that it would release its music non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The company will release the NFTs via a polygon-based marketplace named LGND. The collaboration will create a Web3 music platform and the collaboration platform will be named “LGND Music.”