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Winamp for Android reaches 1.0, brings plenty of new features

Whether you're not a fan of the default music player, want ShoutCast on your phone or are just loyal to Winamp from the days when it was the best Windows media player, the new 1.0 release for Android has plenty to offer. The ability to stream you media library from your computer to the app easily, have a well-designed lock screen player and stream thousands of radio stations was nice, but the new features and the UI redesign add great value to an already awesome app. Read past the break for more info. 


 In the shots above you can already see two great features. The first shows the new lock screen; it's now closer to the player itself, and the pesky unlock button isn't on the top of the screen anymore (if you're driving and you've got a 4.3" screen it can drive you crazy, trust me). The second shows the newly added "Free Music" tab, that holds a bunch of mostly indie music that you can stream and, if you like them, download them straight to the device. 

The "Now playing" tab also got a more streamlined design: there's an added info bar that pops up artist info, including news, discography and photos, and the backgrounds for scroll bar and info/shuffle get some nice texture to them. They also added a notifier that pops up additional song info when you play/pause, like the one already included in the desktop version.

More features include the ability to swipe left and right on the album art area to move between tracks and integration with Google's voice activated features so you can tell Winamp what to play using search-button long-press instead of using menus, say, when you're driving. It was already a solid product, the best in my opinion, but the new features make for a more unified experience and give it some features to stand out. If you're sold, you can grab it for free in our store and start enjoying it. 

Images: Winamp Blog

Source: Winamp Blog

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