Media player Winamp now supports non-fungible token (NFT) audio.
In a tweet yesterday, the company announced its latest upgrade to increase security and minimize memory footprint. It also mentions NFTs as an additional feature that enables fans to play their own music NFTs.
As a result, fans can now connect their MetaMask wallet to Winamp and listen to their favorite music NFTs.
Winamp now supports audio and video files distributed via the ERC-721 and ERC-1155 standards, as well as the Ethereum and Polygon/Matic protocols.
“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, CEO at Winamp.
This appears to be the first step in a mission to make the Winamp player a worldwide and more advanced listening library.
This is not the first time the 25-year-old media player has been involved with NFTs. It launched its first project in March, announcing the sale of an NFT tied to its media player’s original 1997 graphical skin while also giving NFT artists the ability to sell their artwork inspired by the original skin.