Winamp is available on PCs (Windows), Macs (MacOS) and Android-based mobile devices. With Winamp installed on your computer and on your mobile device, we have full control over media.
MacOS (previously Mac OS X and later OS X) is the current series of Unix-based graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. MacOS is designed to run on Apple's Macintosh computers ("Macs"). It has been preinstalled on all Macs since 2002. Within the market of desktop, laptop and home computers, and by web usage, it is the second most widely used desktop OS after Microsoft Windows.
The goal of the Winamp for Mac Sync product (now in Beta) is to eventually evolve into a full featured media player. For now, application is very simple - it can sync library with iTunes, scan folders with music and create and manage playlists.
Winamp is designed to get you up and running quickly with one-click buttons to import your library from iTunes or from the Mac OS default music folder. If you select the "Keep Updated" option, Winamp will check for changes and add new tracks and playlists every time you restart the application. In the Preferences menu you can add specific folders to "watch" for music added to your Mac desktop, called "Watch Folders". Winamp also supports moving tracks and playlist from your phone to your Mac desktop and you can set the default transfer folder for that as well. All of these features make it really easy and powerful to keep your Winamp library in sync and up to date.
Winamp for Mac Sync provides a straightforward solution for syncing and transferring your music library to your phone. Connect your phone and your Mac desktop to the same WiFi network and you will see your device pop up under the "Devices" node in the nav (make sure you have enabled Wireless Sync in Winamp for Android). Click on the Device name and confirm the simple pairing request on your phone. You only need to do this once and then Winamp will always remember your device. You can set it up to sync your entire library or specific playlists.
The features of Winamp for Mac can be categorized into four groups and these are – Desktop music player, Wireless Android Sync, Playlist management and iTunes and Mac Desktop Sync. Let’s look at how these features work.
Play all your local music and playlists in an intuitive Winamp look and feel with album artwork and the uniquely Winamp play queue.
No need to tie your Android phone down. Enable Wi-Fi sync and leave your cable behind. Requires Winamp for Android.
Winamp imports and automatically syncs all of your playlists from your iTunes. Edit, create and sync those playlists with your Android handset.
Keep your Winamp library up to date with automatic sync between iTunes and Watch Folders you specify. Plus, Winamp lets you copy tracks from an your Android handsets to your Mac desktop.
In 2014, Radionomy (online radio aggregator) acquired the Winamp media player and SHOUTcast technology. As a result, Winamp for Mac Sync Beta is no longer being developed. However, you can still download the latest AOL version from Download section.