Sony details changes in new Media apps

by XB on 8th August 2013

in Applications, Videos

New Sony Media AppsWe have already reported about Sony Mobile’s new Media apps a fortnight back, but Sony took the time to detail exactly what changes are in the new apps. We thought we’d quickly let you know what new features it includes – the main one being integration for Sony’s cloud services (Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and PlayMemories Online).

The update is available for a number of handsets running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia Z Ultra. An update should appear OTA, but if you can’t wait, you can check out the changelog below where we’ve also included links to the apks once again.

New media apps – Changelog

WALKMAN [version 7.9.A.0.1]
•Sony’s Music Unlimited integration – with universal search across local and cloud content…
•New social features making it easy to discover, play and share tunes on your social channels
•Gapless, smooth playback

Album [version 5.1.A.0.4]
•PlayMemories Online integration – ability to upload to, access, browse your PlayMemories library in the cloud
•Recall Playback, that intelligently displays and reminds you of memories, occasions and events
•Favourites – let’s you *star* your best snaps, for easy viewing later

Movies [version 5.1.A.0.6]
•Seamless access to Sony’s Video Unlimited
•A revamped UI with a banner video function for trailers and recently played videos

Thanks Armaan, Ben, George, Nithanth and PowerSonic!

  • ani

    Quite impressive. with quick updates. On apps

  • Pedro Cunha

    Is this exclusive for 4.2 or it will be availble to 4.1.2 Xperia S too?

  • MrWest

    Xperia S won’t even get update like Walkman or Album, all hope for 4.3 is gone.

  • Mario

    are any of these supposed to be able install on Xperia ion? I installed the Album, it works, normally.. the WALKMAN and Movies do not..

  • Andrew Tan

    Not appear for Xperia Z Ultra yet.

  • amaan

    Has anyone in India received this update?

  • anon

    4.2.2 only, just the walkman feat will work,

  • Sander Puus

    all except walkman work on 4.1.2 XS

  • azmadu

    Just got the Jellybean 4.2.2 update last night and have gone from 10.1.A,0.293 to 10.3.A.0.423 which included the update to the media apps.

    In general the updates look nice and there seem to be some general performance tweaks and the phone feels a little more zippy than before. I hope this continues with the next iteration (4.3) so good job SonyMobile dudes :-)

  • Zdenda Delfín?

    i am sorry, on c6603 with ….244 does not work, i do not know why…………..

  • Joel

    Xperia Go can not install walkman.apk

  • Awaraa Don

    i manually downloaded all three updates and installed on my sony xperia SP, two updates were successfully installed and are too goood :) but while installing Walkman it gives error invalid package ..what to do..?? is there any solution .?? i’m from india …OS JB 4.1.2

  • Awaraa Don

    download update manually and install ..and if you are running JB 4.1.2 walkman will not be installed rest all update will work fine

  • Adrian M

    maybe Xperia S/P will get android 4.3 ? We hope :D

  • Mohammad Amin.h

    Walkman only install on 4.2.2 but two other install on 4.1

  • nidou bossy

    Fuck you Sony, because U could’ve bring these simple updates to Xperia S or the same other handsets running JB 4.1.2, you know why im saying fuck you? is because I have the album MOD ported from Xperia Z Ultra and it works flawlessly and AWESOME!

    you can check that in

  • Jroen

    what about the new Widget, with animated play/pause button??!!
    like to get that too on my Z 4.2.2 – 10.3.1.A.0.244

  • humanoid honami

    Yes, I have updated album n walkman a week ago, however, movies app got updated today only..

  • ????? ????????

    It’s not only Sony fault. Novathor is a dead company (for the post bellow with P) and Qualcomm decided not to release much sources for the processors before the S4.

  • Mac

    U haven’t got JB yet?

  • APai

    …so, upgrade phone every 6-8 months ?
    is that what you want sony ?

  • sfordesign

    that’s how retarded sony is. don’t be mad.

  • sfordesign

    com’on, the mighty mind fucked sony didn’t release jelly bean for lt28’i’ yet

  • Andrew Tan

    Manual install at Xperia Z Ultra. All working fine. :)

  • sfordesign

    so sony finally making changelogs for their software updates, good start. took them ages to start doing this..

  • ashishxperiaromea

    I’m from India,I haven’t got the OTA for the new firmware update (Xperia Z) , Its available in via PC Companion though :/ Anyone der ?

  • ashishxperiaromea

    yes , Walkman & Albums i got it a week ago & Movie app 2 days ago. But I haven’t got the Firmware update for Xperia Z through Update center :/ been waiting since long , its there only through PC Companion :/

  • ashishxperiaromea

    Xperia S you’ll get only Album & Movie app

  • ShinOrochiX

    I’ve had a Sony (Ericsson) smartphone since 2009 and know what Sony (Ericsson) is like. I doubt any of the 2012 Xperia’s will get the next major android version, however they (the newer ones, Xperia T/V…) should get new media apps. Obviously not Tipo, Miro, U, Sola, probably not P and S. Just giving my opinion-I may be wrong…

  • Mac

    It should be out but it’s not complete..

  • nidou bossy

    they will not reach to 4.2.2 so don’t dream on about 4.3

  • nidou bossy

    im good , dont worry! lol

  • Etov

    Will the album app work in Xperia V ? :)

  • Billy de Fretes

    dude, you can’t blame sony for everything. it’s qualcom.

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    On the official Sony blog, Sony has stated that they will update the SP straight to 4.3 as well as their other 4.1 devices.

  • rey

    YES there is a solution, try this, it works for me: all media works perfectly :D :D
    All JB phones will also work!

    -xperia SP owners-

  • nidou bossy

    lol, this is not a driver to blame qualcom!

  • rey

    no, there is a version (honami version) that can be installed on 4.1, visit

  • Clarence Alvarado

    What is gapless, smooth playback? is it different from crossfading?

  • amaan

    Well, my update centre is not showing anything. I’ve been checking for over a week now, I got nothing. :(

  • amaan

    I haven’t installed any apks in the past. Are the apk files safe to install? Or should I wait for the notification to pop up?

  • amaan

    Same here. The update centre is showing nothing and so is the pc companion. When i connect my fone it just shows “my phone is up to date” :/
    And I’m hearing everyone in India are getting it! How, i don’t know.

  • amaan

    Oh. Ur talking about firmware update. Oops. My bad :P
    I thought those app updates. N btw even i didn’t get the 4.2.2 update or any update notification OTA. I got it through pc companion.

  • soh

    Can I install WALKMAN in XperiaZ having 4.1.2?

  • Kris

    Yes. For example if you rip a gapless played House Mix CD, then you will have around 20 tracks. However the 1 second gap will interrupt the mix and crossfading will sound strange. With gapless playback the listening experience will be the same as listening to the CD.

  • Jurippe

    The new Walkman seems to have taken away the “Most Played” option on playlists. I kinda miss it. Anyone else have this issue? Or is it really gone.

  • xperiazuserexp

    omg account is disabled OMFG upload walkman and album on mediafire too

  • sfordesign

    there goes one stupid customer, plus the ones who liked your comment. who told you these apps are driver related?

  • ashishxperiaromea

    It always comes through OTA as well , coz i always fail at that “Remove usb & press volume down thingy in PC” , so i update always through OTA. This time it aint seen only.

  • Mario

    It’s out for other lt28’s (I think) but not for AT&T and am being told by Sony Mobile and AT&T that it’ll be released by the end of this month then that month.

    I just need a new Xperia but there are none available on contract for AT&T.

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Oh thanks Kris. I see. But I like crossfading too. I wonder if Sony can add this feature to Walkman soon.

  • Mac

    Oh I see, 2 bad man :-


    can not downloading walkman ._.

  • Awaraa Don

    apks are safe dont worry go ahead if you will wait for notification you have to wait till 4.3 or 4.2.2

  • Senay Mehreteab

    Movies works perfect on my XS but album and walkman said me Error (509)

  • Guest

    Movies and album works perfect on my XS but walkman said me Error (509).

    easy to install

    movies link:-

    album link ;-

  • Senay Mehreteab

    Movies and album works perfect on my XS but walkman said me Error (509).

    easy to install

    movies link:-

    album link ;-

  • Ali Alkhazal

    for some reasons, I think XB are the ones that wrote those change logs lol

  • Usman Sony Fan

    Nothing for Xperia T?respect ur fans sony this is just wrong

  • inderpreet

    is real racing 3 compatible on xperia m

  • mich

    My Movies [version 5.1.A.0.6] in my Sony Xperia Z has been taking ages to download, also i cant cancel the installation. Any suggestions on what should I do?

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  • praha

    Nothing for xperia j… all JB upgraded devices got new media apps, new lock screen, stamina mode etc… but only xperia J is left off… why Sony ? ? ? ? ?

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  • JGuerra13

    Walkman not work xperia arc 4.0.4?

  • Amol

    i want walkman player for xperia mini pro 17ki

  • Udhay94

    can tnese apps be installedi sony’s ics version or only in the jelly bean

  • Udhay94

    can these apps be installed in sony’s ics version or only in the jelly bean phones

  • SA AL Amin

    xperia c update way

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