Media player that can handle audio CDs, MP3, and streaming audio broadcasts

Winamp for Mac

Winamp for Mac

  -  4.78 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Winamp LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X

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Winamp for Mac is a famous free multimedia player that allows users to enjoy a wide range of audio formats inside a stunning user-friendly interface. The app features customizable skins and extensive plugin support, making it a popular choice for media playback and management for both novices and seasoned Mac users.

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As the starting point, the stylish dashboard empowers users to quickly discover a large catalog of free online songs, videos, and online radio stations, while providing easy-to-use tools for creating libraries of local song content.

In addition to the standalone Mac app, the latest version of this popular multimedia player is currently available as a cloud-powered web app, enabling users to easily access their libraries of songs inside any modern browser. A standalone mobile app is currently accessible only on the Android platform.

Key Features
  • Powerful Audio Player – Once the world’s most popular multimedia app now available on modern Macs.
  • iTunes Integration – Import and automatically sync playlists from iTunes.
  • Find Artists with Ease – Built-in search tools for popular music, podcasts, and online radio content.
  • Customizable Skins and Plugins – Access to thousands of skins and plugins for personalizing the look and feel of the player.
  • Podcast Management – Streamlined access to podcasts and other long-form audio content.
  • Streamlined UI – Access all your audio content inside an easy-to-use dashboard that promotes easy discovery of songs.
Installation and Setup

To install Winamp on a Mac, users can simply download an automated installer from the secure FileHorse servers. This is an old version of the app that provides easy access to a stylish local multimedia player app, which is in stark difference to the most up-to-date version of this service that is accessible only as a webapp music, podcast, and online radio player.

How to Use

After starting the app, users can easily import their music library, manage playlists, and enjoy their favorite audio and even video content. The app is compatible with a large array of popular formats (MP3, WAV, AVI, and many others), ensuring that local backup libraries of audio content can be reproduced in high quality.

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The app promotes the use of custom playlists and can help users easily discover content using a built-in search engine that scans not only for file names but also monitors various metadata hidden in Audio files (Artist, Track, Album, Genre, Release Year, and others).

The playback of the audio content can be easily managed with on-screen controls or convenient keyboard shortcuts, empowering users to always have full control over the reproduction of their multimedia.

User Interface

The UI of this app is very traditional, promoting the use of a large dashboard that promotes easy loading and management of music playlists.

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The top of the app is home to the basic music playback tools, while below are playlist modules, an upcoming queue of songs, a cover art preview window, and a configuration module where users can access connected devices (Android Smartphones), content storage services (iTunes), and more.


What is Winamp for macOS?
It is a popular multimedia player for Mac computers that supports a wide range of audio formats.

Is it safe?
Yes. However, Mac users should be aware that the local client app is no longer in active development and that new features, fixes, and stability updates will not be added.


VLC for Mac – A popular and versatile media player that supports a wide range of audio and video formats.

Elmedia Player for Mac – A streamlined audio player for modern Macs, providing a large variety of free and premium tools.

VOX for Mac – Audio client that focused on flawless reproduction of Hi-Res audio content.

Clementine for Mac – A feature-rich music player, offering users a seamless experience for organizing, streaming, and enjoying their music library on the macOS.


The app is free for all Mac users.

System Requirements

Mac OS X

  • Seamless playback of all modern audio formats.
  • Excellent content library tools.
  • Seamless file synchronization with Android devices.
  • iTunes library import and automatic syncing.
  • Customizable skins and plugins.
  • Access to podcasts and streaming radio content.
  • Support for over a dozen international languages.
  • Free!
  • Outdated desktop app.

Winamp for Mac is a versatile multimedia player that offers a wide range of features for media playback and management of local audio libraries. The app is a popular choice for Mac users looking to enjoy their favorite audio and video content inside a traditional dashboard interface.

Note: Requires 64-bit processor.

Also Available: Download Winamp for Windows

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What's new in this version:

- Now Playing indicator on playlists view showing in the wrong column
- Volume slider mute and unmute states
- Crash when importing music folders
- Crash when trying to Wifi sync with Winamp for Android
- Assorted bugs