New WALKMAN update brings new playlists and ‘Now playing’ feature [8.0.A.0.3]

by XB on 3rd December 2013

in Applications

2013-12-03 08.05.34A new update to Sony’s WALKMAN app is now rolling out to Sony Xperia Z devices, which moves the build number from 7.15.A.0.0 to 8.0.A.0.3. The big update in version number brings a number of big changes including new playlists for “Newly added” songs, “Most played” songs as well as your Track ID history. Playlists can also now be saved that have been shared by friends. Other changes includes a long overdue “Now playing” indicator, a 30 second free preview of songs and the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements. The update should be available on your Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and other Xperia Z devices right now.

2013-12-03 08.05.16

2013-12-03 08.05.34

2013-12-03 08.05.46

Thanks Uli!

  • Boris J

    Not yet on my mobile but need some other updates to fix bugs not the same thing which is already good. Sony pls

  • Ahmed Al Raisi

    Just updated
    Great job sony

  • Chee Siong Lee

    Singapore side doesnt have it yet.

  • Patrol619

    Why don’t we, Xperia SP, ZR, T, V and the others receive these updates?

  • Ryan Grimm

    Z Series is the most important series of Xperia,definitely,whoes priority is in every update.

  • jumbo3220

    last time xperia blog mentioned 7.15.A.0.0 version was seeding to Xperia Z series.. and after few weeks my Xperia L also got the update. so like that, again this new update will be available for us. but i got it after update to 4.2.2 .since SP T V still in 4.1.2 , this walkman update might not come till you guys updated to promised 4.3

  • Marinko Agic

    Where?Xperia Z,or Z1?

  • Ahmed Al Raisi

    Xperia Z C6603

  • glein

    Because the SP and some others are not on 4.2.2, we’ll probably get them once 4.3 firmwares are out.

  • Nidhin

    When is it coming to Xperia ZL? :(

  • Jaya Sankar Yakkala

    Ermmm, Xperia S plz :D :P

  • AlessandroBonaventura

    can i have a download link? because i have a ROM and my Xperia Z don’t search the update! Thank!

  • Suhkam

    As long there is no sleep timer, wont use it and will continue to use old walkman w8 version

  • Mike Gonzalez

    German Xperia Z not available yet

  • Brian Byron De Guzman

    none yet on Z1 :) usually when I read stuff that there is a Sony app update here in xperiablog, I already got them. Not this time.

  • LocalPatriot

    I dont get, the previous version.
    This update dont get too… why???

  • osin17

    I got a link:
    Tested on my xperia Z

  • Guest

    Work great on My xperia TX. but. don’t show opition “TrackID History” :(

  • KonGaZ2

    Work great on My xperia TX. but. don’t show opition “TrackID History” :(

  • Pingback: Sony Xperia Update: Walkman Version 8.0.A.0.3 verfügbar | Sony Mobile News()

  • Clarence Alvarado

    I suggest we should have in our Walkman app:
    – Sleep function (like we will set time how long the player will play until it stops, me using it in Poweramp before)
    – ZAPPIN’ function. I enjoyed it in a standalone Walkman player and I think we should have one by holding the Play button on the headset.
    – Gapless playback should be improved. I downloaded the Ministry of Sound album and it skips a merely second for the next song to play. Dunno if it is totally working fine when the songs are inside the internal memory or at microSD card.
    – Crossfade function
    – Better playlist creation. I find it hard to create one since it is better asking to Save the playlist when clicking the back button instead, you should click the Save button above.
    – Search box for playlist creation. While i’m trying to browse songs to be added on the playlist, you need to swipe and swipe all over the list to check it. Better if there’s a search box then filter the songs real-time. (this should be different from the search function on the Walkman itself)
    – Changeable Playlist album art to distinguish each playlist when added as a shortcut in the Home Walkman
    – Swipe to delete the song on the play queue rather than to hold the song name and click the Delete from Play Queue
    – And lastly… Fix that damn thing that whenever we swipe (or accidentally), the Walkman app on the recent apps button, it automatically stops. On previous Walkman, it doesn’t close.

  • shahrin

    i tried to install it on my xperia v but not working. is there anyway i can install it on my V? Z1 album app is working..

  • jangaleon

    of course. it’s the flagship.

  • amr

    Xperia z Kuwait not yet why this time

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    not yet in India for ZR

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    same here

  • Ryan Grimm

    Not only this,it’s a sign of One Sony,which stands for the best of SONY.

  • jag

    2nd demotion

  • Giannikosmo

    The best Walkman version! I LOVE YOU SONY!

  • Brapi

    Just release a hotfix for the Z1 touch screen issue!!!

  • Diego

    Hi, released in Italy, updating … Z1! Cheers, D.

  • Deki

    I’m still waiting for the update on my Z1… :-)

  • Harut Hajin

    You must read this post on the night , try again , and Your dream would come true .

  • mountain

    What is the issue?

  • Sand

    Folder navigation would be nice to! :)

  • flo irimescu

    From where you got?

  • KonGaZ2
  • Legolas

    not yet for ZL india

  • Nawi

    Waiting for the update on my Xperia ZL =)

  • ankith

    worked on my xperia L

  • Denislav Popov

    Still waiting for a Z1 version in Bulgaria

  • xperianer

    good good sony,


    we will take you up on your words about jb4.3
    lets see if this will become true in december, any other small updates from applications are useless…we will nto forget what you said will come in december

    time’s running hahahaha xD

  • Gitarooman

    useless update as FLAC files are still not supported.

  • dvxz

    I have an Xperia Z and the latest OS update is on-board. However, my Walkman version is still at 6.1.A.0.4. My Update Center never really notified me of anything new since I got my phone. What to do? from the Philippines. :)

  • Hjopp

    flac works just fine on my Z and my colleagues Z1..

  • SK

    Am not sure about all ur points, but ur last one the recent app thing was funny,
    Thats a feature that lets you close ur running application. So if u want an app not to close when u close it, then dont close it

  • Billy de Fretes

    download manually all apps :)

  • SugarPie

    Erm, Xperia Arc & Neo please! XD

  • Gaz Almonte

    Thank you! This worked on my xperia z1

  • Gaz Almonte

    Look on top. Some one posted it.
    Here it is anyway

  • Xyor

    Ermm, X2 to wp8 please

  • Dvxz

    How? :)

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    via internet )

  • Xyor

    Walkman is able to play FLAC since 4.0

  • Patrol619

    I hope so.

  • Gitarooman

    definitely don’t work on the flac files I got, read that only poweramp app has the best support of FLAC files on android.

  • djsilentg

    the trackid addition came as part of a track id update, which comes via Google play store

  • Raj Singh

    Don’t have it yet for unlocked international Xperia Z Ultra LTE version in Canada.

  • Legolas

    anyone with ZL?

  • Julio Spinoza

    Ermmm, Xperia X1 to WP8 and X10 to android 4.4 please

  • Pingback: Diggmobile | New WALKMAN update brings new playlists and ‘Now playing’ feature [8.0.A.0.3]()

  • Beniamin Florin Copoiu

    de pe xda ma frend :)) sau cauta pe goagal

  • flo irimescu

    What version you have on TX? I had v.4.1.2 and I can’t install packet,tell that is an error!

  • Guest

    Also, when going into Chrome or certain games (although the latter is more for Music Unlimited), I still want my music to play!!!

  • Reventon

    Still no sleep timer?

  • Reventon

    My entire library is flac and they play flawlessly. It’s one of the best and proudest feature of Android. You should consider upgrading your Android device to 4.0 or above (if possible for your device) then your device is sure to play flac. Unless of course, your files are not actually flac or they are corrupted.

  • T68i to android 4.4 please

  • gues

    works only on rooted tx?

  • Senay Mehreteab

    install link as normal apk :-

  • Senay Mehreteab
  • Gitarooman

    my device is the Z1… running anroid 4.2.2. Its a known issue if you read up on XDA, lots of ppl can’t play flac files with their Z1. I had to use a different app like poweramp to play flac file, which screw up the lock screen player for not showing up.

  • Diogo Simões

    The same here with Xperia S

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    T230i to iOS7 plz

  • zippy z

    Only a request,plz include the tm,mega bass in equalizer,,

  • anshu

    Why it didn’t show the number of songs I have?

  • Felipe Pimenta

    The behavior mentioned above doesn’t happen with other players, like PowerAMP…

  • Sleem LDJ

    Finally. “Recently added” I don’t know why they removed it. Glad that its back.

    Now please let us play music by genre too in a future update.

  • Sahil Naik

    Not on Z1 C6902 in india yet..

  • Legolas

    i restored my phone to factory settings, all stock apps got reverted got the Album App update quick but to my surprise the bloody Walkman update was nowhere in the Update Center not even v7.15 was to be found damn sony servers how quickly they delete the old files…
    but on the other hand lets wait for ver 8..

  • indo ultra

    nice :)

  • Mohamed Sayed

    We’re waiting your promise about updating sp to 4.3 in december xD

  • boiAbtik

    Im from phils. Got my xperia Z last aug. I was able to update my walkman to ver 7.15.A.0.0. Still waiting for this Update though.

  • amr

    Why I dont get yet on my Xperia z (Kuwait)


    Iam on version 6 walkman and still even dont have version 7 via OTA….
    And no 8 version for me now (India C5502)


    Same to me…..


    Same to me…
    Iam India C5502

  • trnz

    will i b able to reverse bak to original walkman app

  • Pingback: L’applicazione Xperia Walkman si aggiorna alla versione 8.0.A.0.3 | Flabbertech()

  • Niclas Sweden

    Unlocked version xz Sweden not yet any update :-/

  • Legolas

    Official Indians models anyone ether Z or ZL or ZR got update? i lost my last 7.15 version update and now no update in Update Center ..

  • spatch

    Still nothing for my unlocked Xperia ZL. Usually once I read about an update on XperiaBlog its ready for me on the phone, but still nothing after a couple of days…

  • schickel

    till now I domn’t receive this update in germany…..

  • Gareth McStravick

    Nothing for NZ yet C6603 :-S

  • Legolas

    Update Center Suxs

  • allaq82

    Walkman latest update is not yet available in the Philippines

  • Shanky Mantri

    No update in India….the last 2 updates were very quick…bt as now i am waiting for 4.3 mostly where most of the world is trying 4.4 …Cmon Sony you dissapoint me with this delay…but if this delay should suppose a very good 4.3 stable n strong like the currnt system…bt definately try 4.4 asap…

  • Chris
  • Verdagli

    On my Xperia Z i’ve v.6.1.A.0.4 still..Why?

  • Legolas

    where is the new walkman sony…if you cant give latest y removed the last update from server…

  • APai

    does it have something god awesome and is SO resource hungry that it needs a snapdragon 600/ 800 that only the Z series can have it ?

  • APai

    ok, that kinda makes sense, but what does it have that needs 4.2.2 at the minimum ? any special features ? it’s just an app. I wonder why they cannot filter out the features that aren’t compatible with 4.1.2 . just have another build. guys like poweramp or others have no problems whatsoever

  • glein

    Beats me, maybe they use api changes exclusive to 4.2.2 and onwards.

  • Martin Ambre

    S series seems to be dead in the eyes of Sony
    “SONY” soon will be called “ONY” :P


    Me too INDIA still have 6 walkman

  • Prasad Tiruvalluri

    I think it plays flac if it is not 192Khz.

  • Shanky Mantri

    Gt walkman update in India rite now…it adds my ‘recently add’ fav tab…overoll smoother than pervious update…

  • raj

    Got it in INDIA :)

    An application is now available for your Xperia™

    Version: 8.0.A.0.4

    Enjoy a 30-second free preview out of millions of songs from the Music Unlimited streaming service
    New playlists for “Newly added” songs, “Most played” songs and TrackID™

    history (dependent on TrackID™

    app version)
    Possibility to save playlists shared by your friends
    “Now playing” indicator for songs, albums and playlists
    Performance enhancements and bug fixes
    The “WALKMAN” application brings new intuitive ways of playing and finding music. Get free access to millions of songs from the Sony Entertainment Network music-streaming service “Music Unlimited”, which leverages the great Sony audio technologies in Xperia™

    smartphones. Share your song or listen to what your friends are playing at the moment. A totally new way of enjoying your music!

  • Pingback: Minor WALKMAN update rolling with build 8.0.A.0.4 | Xperia Blog()

  • Pingback: Minor WALKMAN update rolling with build 8.0.A.0.4 | MOBILE361()

  • Vytautas Makulavi?ius

    More problems trying to play flac type songs. It was better before update.

  • Pingback: WALKMAN 8.0.A.0.3 - Sony | Trend It Up - Sony()

  • Zeeshan Dogar

    hay… I have 4.3 installed in my xperia Z but i did not get this update of walkman … Help me.

  • XYZ

    I just spent over an hour updating album art and song titles and artists for all the songs on my SD card.
    Restarted the phone as headphones were not being picked up.
    All the songs I updated manually one by one reset back to what they were before I changed each one.
    What a disappointment.

    Plus it seems I have to also restart my phone everytime i want to plug in headphones to listen to music. No problem when I use my earphones for calls.

    Latest update was a step back in my opinion.

  • mira

    can you please tell me how to delete a song from Walkman. I transferred from iPhone and all my voicemails (50) have now been added to Walkman as songs…super annoying as I don’t know how/ where to delete them

Previous post:

Next post: