Xperia Link app now available – tethers a tablet to your Xperia phone

by XB on 17th September 2012

in Applications

The Xperia Link application, which we previously reported on at the end of August, has now been released onto the Google Play Store. The app is designed to easily tether your Sony tablet with your Sony Xperia smartphone to receive an internet connection.

We’re still not sure of the benefits of this dedicated app versus using the ‘Portable Wi-Fi hotspot’ feature. To use Xperia Link you will need to make sure the app is on both the tablet and phone. The link can be remotely turned on and off from the tablet directly, without using the phone. However, Bluetooth needs to always be on during use for this work. See a video of it in action below.

  • Ambroos

    The main advantage according to Sony is that it’s zero-configuration, something they’re going on hard with the new line of accessories and software tools (SmartConnect, NFC pairing, …). No hassle with typing over WiFi keys etc. And BT sharing should use less power than WiFi.

  • reptile64

    With specs like this the Xperia Tablet is not gonna be a best seller whatever features they’ll provide! Do something better Sony! Some people are willing to pay more!

  • Why would they limit this to being only tablet to phone? Why not phone to phone too?

  • MarkLastiwka

    “Supported tablets: Tablets manufactured by Sony”

    Sony Sony Tablet S
    This item is not compatible with your device.


  • goldenblls

    Isn’t wifi faster and more stable with a bigger range but uses more power. It’s nice to have the choice anyway.

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  • jxPerience

    I hope for the future updates for xperia link, it will enable our sony tablet to use gsm functions(voice and messaging) of xperia mobile while xperia link is connected. And we can also use xperia tablet screen and xperia mobile will serve as mouse and keyboard.

  • Rene Pedroso

    wont let me download the app to my XPS

  • Is there a choice between BT or WiFi connection within this app? My Xperia P is loosing the shared bluetooth internet with every reboot….

  • Whayne

    I’m sure your head is like a huge white carrot that is prepared to get chop by the fruit.
    So kindly head over to the fruit online store and not rant on a BLOG

    If you want them to hear you, you have come to the wrong place.

  • using bluetooth ? this mean it will save more battery than using wifi

  • reptile64

    I hate Apple and Samsung and LG bla bla… I just want finally to see something extraordinary from Sony! They still are to the bottom of the pit and that makes me sad! That’s all, retarded people! Sony is not your company get over it! We, as customers have to demand for more, not praise them for nothing!

  • reptile64

    and believe me or not, Sony’s staff is watching this and many other blogs!

  • ipatz

    Then I hope next time they update the firmware, let users charge the tablet via computer or laptop usb port.

  • Denie46

    Hope they’ll make it compatible with vaio Duo 11, it’s half tablet.

  • rickiking

    The article says, “The app is designed to easily tether your Sony tablet with your Sony Xperia smartphone”. But its not compatible with my Sony Tablet S. :( All my gadgets are from Sony, and connectivity is one reason why. I hope they will make this available to Sony Tablet S (it’s a Sony Tablet isn’t it?)

  • No Tablet S support, what a suprise!

  • thunderboyz

    Wi-Fi Direct….Is that you ?

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  • there is no xperia link in google play store. I mean there is but it won’t download to ion. So I can’t use the link which would be very cool to have that option. What’s up with that. Ion is pretty new phone.

  • OK I understand now. ATT does not support this app. Wants you to pay extra for tethering I think.

  • gladys

    Where can i dload xperia link for pc?

  • marta

    does the tablet need to be a sony too in order to use the xperia link app?

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