Sony WALKMAN app updated to build 8.1.A.0.3; improves offline download speed

by XB on 27th December 2013

in Applications

Screenshot_2013-12-27-21-34-21Sony has updated its WALKMAN application to build 8.1.A.0.3 which improves upon the previous version (8.0.A.0.4) in a number of areas including improved download speed for offline Music Unlimited content, one-touch transfer of Music Unlimited content as well as easier access to options for each song, album, artist and playlist. The update should be available for the Xperia Z series right now through the Update Centre.


Thanks Georage and all others that sent this in!

  • Stephen

    got mine about 30 mins ago in ireland

  • aman singh

    got it here in germany just now

  • barc00de

    update 4 hours ago in Kosovo

  • lucasarg

    about 4 hours ago, and still not 4.3 update for my ZL :c ¬¬

  • jespiex456


  • jespiex456

    Are you generic or O2?

  • Ryan Macctownfc Pollard

    if you have no 4.3 update you can do it yourself by plugging your fone into the computer and updating via the sony pc companion thats how i updated mine

  • Marinko Agic

    No 4.3 update for my Xperia Z1 yet! :-)

  • lon

    Almost 1 month ago my xperia v didn’t get 4.3 jb

  • Xperia Z Dude

    Updated here in just waiting for 4.3..

  • Ayman F. Herzallah

    So I got excited when I finally saw the number (1) after refreshing the Update Center and thought that I’m going to get 4.3, then it turned out to be this stupid Walkman update the I barely use.. Shame on you Sony, when you write a post on your official blog that an update is “now rolling” to some of your devices, you should be sincere with your customers! This is the 4th day now and still there’s no update, neither on phone nor on PC companion. Xperia ZL C6502 from Jordan.

  • Ayman F. Herzallah

    you shouldn’t be waiting yet, because they didn’t specify a date yet for Xperia T, TX and V

  • P9

    sony lower version android even better than other companies’s just numbered newer android version.
    sony still most care of customer.

    love you the best.

  • Nono

    Not yet in Spain (neither 4.3 for Xperia Z)

  • gotohellsony

    Why release this update? You haven’t even finished your so called December release of 4.3 JB on announced models! BS!

  • RHBH

    As always, no Sony Apps updates available for C6943 (Brazilian version) by Update Center.

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez

    Its almost end of the month yet no ptcrb certification yet for xperia v. Im hoping that sony wont fool us they clearly say that it will also have updates on december. Pls! Thank you

  • Felipe Pimenta

    And you just saw on how Batch Rollout happens.

  • lon

    even xperia z series sony didn’t specify the date

  • boo sony

    Well, it is stated in their website “2013-12”. So it must be this December.

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez

    Yeah :) maybe they should not post that if they are not doing this. Its a torture seing other device having updates whe the t tx aand v were all left out. Yes its old but sony promised it will have updates on dec.

  • jimi

    I have Android 4.3 for 5 days already…you just have to update through sony pc companion…if you want to update over the air you´ll have to wait I guess

  • Faisal Armand

    After upgrading to android 4.3 my xperia z’s benchmark score increased. I usually get 20,000s in 4.1-4.2.2, now I nearly get 22,000. Maybe it is also beacuse of project butter enhancement..

    Off topic, sorry

  • ZLIndia

    Also solved the sound and setting issue with Walkman!

  • vigneshprince

    even Xperia Z got the update yesterday only! so u should wait!

  • vigneshprince

    yeah i got 21990

  • rexperia

    Got it last night, Indonesia here!

  • doraemonboi

    People whom haven’t receive 4.3 on Xperia Z should just chill out. When you finally received it, you will really appreciate what Sony had include in this update.

  • rexperia

    And I already get 4.3 since 5 days ago when SONY released it, my Xperia Z is C 6602 from Indonesia

  • Gayashan

    What’s this guy’s…how can I get this?

  • Micro

    AnTuTu benchmark, look for it @ play store

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    Xperia ZR C5502 from India updated to Android 4.3. Don’t cry for updates just flash it with any region ftt. Mine flashed with US Generic ftf from Xda

  • Micro

    well, you’re lucky ;] on my C6903 (generic stock) with 4.2.2 I had 34604, now with 4.3 all I can get is 33314, major loss is on CPU Integer

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez

    Pls reply are we going to have the update for my v??? Yes it is very low phones but it is sony! I mean why do you need to left t tx and v?? Simply because youre racist. We a dont deserve this kind of treatment! Maybe uts better if you said from the start that we wont have the update. We apprecate if you will post something about the delays. But damn
    No news so we xperia t tx v users are all tired of looking for the good news for the HIGHE END PHONES Z etc. And you let us feel that we are nothing. Nothing but a spoil xperia phones. Thank you!

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    relax Bro. its still December wait for the best. If Sony said to give the update for t tx v they will surely give it. may be in a week or two u gonna love the 4.3 its the best than any other brands. its worth waiting

  • Faisal Armand

    Before you run benchmark test, make sure your phone battery and chipset are in low temperature to ensure optimal score. If you run benchmark in the middle of multitasking or heavy usage, all you will get is low scores.

    If I run benchmark test on my xperia z during heavy multitasking, the score is usually 13,000-15,000. But when I run benchmark test when my phone is cold, I get over 20,000

  • Mhar Jayson Cortez

    Thank you bro :) sorry for being pathetic im just being so excited

  • Micro

    yeah, I know, this is why it concerns me… ice cold phone, killed most crap running in the bg, ram clear, no opened apps. It’s simply a bit worse than it was before. Nothing that could make worry, it’s still very good score.. just a little bit lower than before, no matter what I do, it always differs only like ~20-50pts max.


    Not updating phones make you racist now?

  • Flyguy
  • KonGaZ2

    oh. it worked on my Xperia TX ;)
    Very very smooth :P P:

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    And for ZR too. <3

  • Guest

    I don’t know how you got that many likes…
    First of all, this blog is NOT an official Sony website, it is just FAN made.
    Secondly, Sony is being sincere, there is an update, and it is rolling out now.
    Thirdly, Xperia Blog only regurgitates what Sony has said and some (clearly marked) rumours. So there is no point in cocomplaining.
    And finally, so what if it’s not the update your looking for, I’m also waiting for XB to post that there’s the 4.3 update rolling out for my phone. But some kind of update is nice, I for one, use the Walkman app everyday so I’m very pleased, especially this semi merging of Music Unlimited. So it’s not ‘stupid’, Just because you didn’t like or want it.

  • AK

    i have received update for walkman but not to 4.3 :(

  • AK

    Fast enough to get walkman update , but still waiting for 4.3 update :(

  • Ren

    I am a z1 user but I still have the problem with the sound enhancement crashing…desperately need some help.

  • Sepehr Estaki

    but they said 2013/12
    look at the support page!

  • Gayashan

    Thank you very much

  • karthik

    after updating my z(c6603) to 4.3 sony select app isnt working as before.. does anyone facing the same issue here??!!

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    We all have the update, try connecting it to the pccompanion.

  • prnohftisracist

    You sound like a racist, bro. If T, TX and V users want an update it’s not your problem so stfu.

  • sisore

    Updating in my ZR :)

  • Muhammad Imran Khan

    Where is update 4.3?? I haven’t yet recieved it on Z C6602 in Pakistan??I am so disappointed. Sony is just making us annoyed and compelling us to switch off this brand. This is humiliation for us.

  • Haruto

    4.4 update can imrove this . if You want more than 34000 on Z Ultra must wait 4.4 , only 4.4 has improved project butter . In My Last Z i just get 19200 via 4.2.2 after putting it on refrigator and cleaning all apps I just get 21590 . Sorry for BEST ENGLISH

  • Jemy

    Did not get Update for Xperia Z C6603 -from MALAYSIA… T_T -Feeling tired of waiting 4.3 Update…huh’ :(

  • Michael Hernandez

    Correct! “Project butter” in theory, improves the performance of the OS and apps. and left the ART KERNEL, present in android 4.4 :).

  • mian tayyab

    Same here

  • valentino

    I’m sorry guys but i want to ask something..
    why my xperia z ultra c6802 update center.. always force me to update the updates such as walkman, album, movies via wifi only??
    and i cannot change the settings to turn off update via wifi only.. it is disabled by the system which i cannot touch it or do anything about it.. the option show in gray..
    i don’t have wifi at home only mobile data.. >.< and my mobile data still plenty..
    really2 need help.. I already restore factory settings many time..

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  • Dragosh

    Got it in Romania for my Z1. :)

  • valentino

    yeah but the update center always forcing me to download it in wifi connection only.. it cannot donwload via mobile data.

  • valentino

    in setting it show in gray cannot touch or anything.. >.<

  • valentino


  • valentino

    friend.. why i cannot download walkman, movies, album updates via mobile data
    it always force me to download via wifi >.<.. C6802

  • I Dont Know Sorry But You Can Try Allow Automatic Downloads or Factory Reset.

  • mustafa

    Missing a hamburger menu and better animations

  • SinaKing

    I Receive This Update & Still No Android 4.3 For Lund Sweden (LTE) !
    God , Please Help US With This Poor Sony Support !

  • wick

    y u release so many walkman updates sony….

  • javier

    I downloaded the new walkman update yesterday in ny Xperia Z C6603. However, There are no signs of 4.3 yet :(

  • Meskey

    Could everyone stop moaning about updates, you will all get it soon enough. I’m using the Xperia SP which gets absolutely no love in terms of updates to the walkman app/movies app or even system updates. I’m not gonna moan about stupid little updates as my Xperia SP works like a charm, so why fix something that’s not broken?

  • aman singh


  • Diego

    HI! Updated in Italy but 4.3 not yet released!! Come on Sony… what r u waiting for?? Cheers! D.

  • Micro

    go to settings (upper right corner, 3 dots next to the refresh button), uncheck the very first option under the “network settings” ;]

  • Dáire Mooney

    Hi, would anyone please mind telling me whether the Xperia Tablet Z (Wifi) is considered a member of the Z family. I thought it was but I have yet to receive this and a couple of other app updates on it, when I have received them on my Xperia Z. Thanks

  • Diego

    Sorry but not ALL had received the update … some Sony CLIENTs waiting that support will wake up after Xmas party!! Too drunk for work?? Cheers ;-)

  • jajk

    i just upgraded to 4.3 !!!!! Its so beautiful thanks sony def worth the loooong wait

  • Jiakushi

    Got 22195 score on my Z :D

  • sisore

    You are not alone

  • kurosyamito

    yep. got the same prob. but you can find theme and camera app from playstore. :)

  • kurosyamito

    brader, i totally got the update yesterday. connect your phone to your pc companion. the update will appear. kalau tunggu OTA, mmg berjanggut lerr

  • kurosyamito

    got the update after updating my phone to 4.3. superb update, i must say :)
    i think South East Asia region has start receiving the updates for XZ. connect your phone to pc companion, and enjoy the update. tho the server maybe slow. i got full unlimited internet, but the phone updated very slowly at the first 10%.

    enjoy the update :)

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  • Lemos

    34619 on 4.3 (C6903 stock)

  • Husam
  • Rad

    were is the update for 4.3 in UAE?

  • thumble

    You have the option to switch it off go the update center tab on settings its on the uper right corner and there you have it just switch it off and you problem is gone

  • thumble

    You talking about Xperia Z1/Z/ZL or V the v will get it someday in the next week the the z got it already on friday this so there is the is you xperia phone carrier bounded if this the case you wont get before after new year my xperia z got the update on friday so you can not make sony responsible for that it may you carrier who first will control the update if it is good enough and then they use to put in theire blody bloatwere

  • vigneshprince

    wow! how? i got only 21900

  • vigneshprince

    where to get Music Unlimited, i dnt have it!

  • vigneshprince

    cool guys! 4..3 will com this month may be on 31st! so wait! just before a day i got 4.3 on my XZ! wait and u’ll get it

  • Marinko Agic

    I work with PC Companion only…

  • Marinko Agic


  • ZLIndia

    I also got the issue about this, mine sound alert wasn’t working so did the update and restarted the phone and issue was solved hope it would solve urs too if doesn’t may reset solve it :/

  • Manas Sadhwani


  • panagi?tis

    stock SP. killer !

  • panagi?tis

    why? it got worst screen then 1520 worst battery life and worst camera than the one in 1520. so why support a not so good phone?

  • valentino

    if i turn automatic download its still donwload as wifi.. >.<

  • valentino

    but the option to switch it off is disabled dunno how to enabled it..

  • valentino

    yeah but the option is always disabled dunno why and wunno how to enabled it..

  • valentino

    already but this happened the option is always disabled..
    having this issue for 6 weeks.. >.<

  • Micro

    oh.. that’s weird.. I’d check if it’s still disabled when wifi is on (on the screenshots it’s off), look at your VPN settings, or maybe you have set “data usage” in the settings to some restricted mode, like background data turned off, mobile data limit exceeded, or something like that.. if there everything is fine, I’d delete mobile APN and recreate it, then maybe clear data of the update center and try again. Hard to tell what’s going on.. I tried to replicate this on my one but I failed, so I believe it has something to do with VPN (perhaps some restrictions come from there) or just mobile data account screwed up, you can drop the APN completely and recreate it manually/via “download settings” option, worth to try I guess

  • valentino

    yes everything is worth to try.. thanks i will try it..

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Wht do you mean by worst here ??? Nokia is better, but use of “Worst” isn’t justifying. Consider the price-point and ecosystem and it might change you statement !!!!

  • Daniel Dorestant

    Seriously, you gotta be extremely impatient and ungrateful to like that ridiculous comment

  • Martin Ambre

    Sony says to Xperia S users, “Goto hell”

  • Kean

    Malaysia Still cant use music unlimited!!

  • Mirrorpurple

    omg the animations sucked… this update sucks…

  • vigneshprince

    what is offline download? where it is present in Walkman app??

  • Martin Ambre

    quick suggestion
    use your language on google translate and then post the english scipt here :P

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