Winamp 5.5 allows music to be streamed to your Nintendo Wii

Gaming, Home audio

winamp-wii.jpg As part of Winamp’s resurgence, they’re not just content with ripping off iTunes iPod compatability, oh no, they’re thinking even more outside of the box. Infact, they’re not even thinking about that box on your computer desk which houses all that software, bits, bytes and chips, they’re thinking about an entirely new box. Specifically, your Wii. Don’t get too scared now…

As you read last week here, Nullsoft are Beta-testing the latest version of Winamp, and one of the new features happens to include the ability to remotely stream music from your computer to your Wii. Using the Winamp Remote feature, it imports an easy-peasy interface onto your Wii, allowing you to pick and choose the tracks you fancy. If you’ve always wanted to pester your mates with your lame nu-rave tracks, a text or email sent on the Wii can transfer a playlist to your contacts, streaming the music from your computer to their Wii, computer or mobile phone. Will this feature usurp iTunes? Probably not, but it may just turn a few people back to what was once their first media player.

Winamp (via WiiWii)

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