Winamp Announces Ethereum and Polygon Music NFT Support
The Windows media player Winamp has added music NFTs to its platform in its most recent release. Users of Winamp's new functionality will be able to listen to audio files that have been encoded in their non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The most recent version of Winamp enables users to connect their Metamask wallet to Winamp via the Brave, Chrome, or Firefox web browsers. Winamp is compatible with Polygon and Ethereum and supports audio and video files encoded with ERC-721 and ERC-1155.
“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,” said Alexandre Saboundjian, Winamp CEO. “This new version of Winamp allows people to listen to any file they want, using a player they already love.”
A cross-platform creator service will be introduced in early 2023, according to Winamp, and its NFT support will be combined with other enhancements to make Winamp a global and advanced listening platform.
“Winamp was a key part of the first digital music innovation, when mp3s changed the way we listen and enjoy music,” Saboundjian said. “Now we’re supporting the leading edge of the next one, as more and more artists explore web3 and its potential.”
Warner Music Group announced earlier today that it will make music NFTs available through LGND, a Polygon-based marketplace.