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This article was published on December 20, 2013

Spotiamp: A retro Winamp lookalike music player for Windows that lets you stream from Spotify

Spotiamp: A retro Winamp lookalike music player for Windows that lets you stream from Spotify Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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AOL is today shutting down Winamp, its once hugely popular and influential media player. Before you shed a tear though, Spotify just shared a delightful project called Spotiamp which, as the name suggests, lets you stream its music using a fully functional, Winamp lookalike player.

It’s Windows-only, so Mac and Linux users will need to look elsewhere, and requires a Spotify Premium subscription to access. Just click here to download the installer and login with your account when the relevant window pops up.

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The official site for Spotiamp details some of the controls you’ll need to wrap your head around with the pseudo-Winamp player:

Click the Eject button in the main window to see your playlists. Double click on a track to play it. Click the O button or right click in the Window to bring up the Settings menu. You can paste a link to a Spotify playlist on the main window using Ctrl+V.

Kudos, Spotiamp. We couldn’t think of a better way to raise a glass and wish Winamp a fond farewell. To use its catchphrase just one last time, thank you Winamp. You really whipped the llama’s ass.

➤ Spotiamp (Via Spotify)

Image Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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