The latest desktop version of Windows Media Player Winamp would support non-fungible tokens, allowing users to play audio files on NFTs. The new version allows users to link their Metamask wallet to Winamp via Chrome, Firefox, or Brave browsers. The application supports ERC-721 and ERC-1155 audio and video files. Regarding the development, Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO of Winamp, said it aligns with the company’s focus on accessibility and innovation.
Saboundjian said: “Winamp has always been about accessibility and innovation, and today we’re proud to release the first standalone player that reads NFT audio and every other format out there. This new version of Winamp allows users to listen to any file they want using a player they already love.”
More updates, according to Winamp, would turn the music player into a sophisticated listening environment. By the beginning of 2023, a cross-platform creator service will be launched.
Polygon, LGND Music partner for music NFTs
On the other hand, Winamp is one of many companies focusing on upbeat music about cryptocurrency. Today, Warner Music, LGND Music, and Polygon (MATIC) announced a partnership to bring Music NFT to market. This will lead to the establishment of a digital music collection platform LGND Music. The Polygon-based platform will allow users to play collectible music on the go. Some Warner Music artists will also release their NFT music on the platform.
“Web3 has the power to transform the music industry for artists and fans alike,” said Polygon, noting that the platform will be available in January 2023.
This is another step for the Layer 2 network, which already has partnerships with several media houses and joined the Disney Accelerator program earlier this year.