New Movies (7.0.A.0.8) and Video Unlimited (12.0.B.0.3) updates rolling; brings MKV support and pinch-zoom during playback

by XB on 28th May 2014

in Applications


Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_3Sony has updated its Movies and Video Unlimited media apps. The Movies app has moved from build number 6.2.A.0.10 to 7.0.A.0.8, introducing .mkv (Matroska) file support and the ability to select subtitles and audio from various options. Another new feature is the ability to pinch zoom during playback so that you can zoom up to 2x whilst watching your video content to get that extra detail.

The Video Unlimited app has also been updated, moving from build number 11.0.B.0.4 to 12.0.B.0.3. The preview screen for content has been improved allowing for automatic playback and preview control (seek, pause, play). The welcome screen has also been improved. See some pictures of both updates below.

Movies and Video Unlimited update

Movies app updated to build 7.0.A.0.8

The apk for Movies v7.0.A.0.8 can be downloaded here.

Movies 7.0.A.0.8_1 Movies 7.0.A.0.8_2

A Podcast option has been added to the menu list. The settings menu remains unchanged.

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Video Unlimited app updated to build 12.0.B.0.3

Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_1 Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_2

Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_3 Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_4

Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_5 Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_6

A new trailer setting option exists in the new update, it allows you to play a trailer automatically when you move to a video detail view. There is also another new setting for storage location, allowing to select the storage location for every video. The other minor change is that “Redeem prepaid card” has now been renamed “Redeem Code” in the new update.

Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_7 Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_8

Video Unlimited_12.0.B.0.3_9

Thanks to all that sent this in!

  • Vitali

    I think that the 4.4 kitkat update for Tablet Z WI-FI is out:
    http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/software/tablets/xperia-tablet-z-wifi/
    Check if someone gets it.. idk..

  • GSL?

    KitKat still no Turkey :s

  • jumbo3220

    can anyone share the link of apk file of video unlimited 12.0.B.0.3 ?

  • cyleo

    Nope, nothing here (NL)

  • Mirrorpurple

    Still no mkv embedded subtitles support… Sigh back to MX

  • Tech Gospel

    MKV files with Dolby Digital or DTS audio streams still don’t play. Was hoping I could ditch MX Player already.

  • TimmY

    I got an update for Walkman too. Performance and bugs fixes.

  • Anon

    I noticed that this movies app doesnt handle internet movies. On my old Xperia S it works perfectly, but on my brand new Z1 I have to use Mx Player to do this task.. Anyone else has noticed this? tks

  • Killian Khoo

    Receiving on Xperia ZR Malaysia Jelly Bean 4.3 ~

  • Amr Mohamed

    Mkv doesn’t work.!??

  • sgsgsg

    no 10bit MVK hardware support still. :(

  • sshhhh

    Are you expecting an update would have that?

  • Mahinthan So

    I’m waiting for kit kat (zr).. any way… It might take ages..

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  • SM

    version? link? ss?

  • Ambroos

    It’s not possible because of licensing issues. Dolby (AC3) might work out in the end but DTS isn’t even allowed in MX Player in the Play Store.

  • Jonfensu

    One word: Flashtool …..

  • spatch

    Am I insane, or did this Movies update also introduce a Podcast section? I don’t remember seeing this before (although I’ve only just started using the Movies app since the big update), but it’s actually quite good. It can’t find & subscribe to all my podcasts, but it’s a good selection.

    Really, this should be a part of Walkman or at least it’s own app, considering the ratio of audio to video podcasts out there. Movies just seems to be a strange place to bury it.

    I’m going to try this for a while instead of Pocket Casts and report back.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    No ftf yet for c6602 :(

  • TonyBZ

    My question to you, Guys is this update any good for the last OS update on the Xperia Go, that is one feature I’d like to have on my phone the ability to play mkv files.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Pinched to Zoom was already present….

  • Malik Shahid Farooq aWaN

    Current update doesn’t work in my Xperia tx, no option I found to select subtitles and change the audio

  • el_sur

    No subtitles options on z1s. Can anyone Confirm this?

  • sora77

    And please support 10 bit too.

  • Riccardo

    Yes SP

  • darannechelle

    Still gracenote has a problem. I cant search The Wolverine details while the other has a details. Pls. Fix that!!! I want a clean movie folder with poster

  • Akuma

    what bout WMV and FLV formatts?

  • JcGross

    My update centre crashes every time it tries to install something and I have no idea why (Xperia SP)

  • el_sur

    Grace note tends to be very specific about how to search for movies. Try more broad search terms.

  • Tech Gospel

    Ya, was wishful thinking. Considering no mobile video uses SDDS, I think at least DD should be built in this native video player

  • darannechelle

    Nope. Even captain America and sony own film like pompeii and other film.

  • Killian Khoo

    yes xD

  • vrnmdn

    Its already there, amy be they take some time to roll region wise. Patience pays.

  • Mahinthan So

    My phone is bought in Saudi Arabia though I live in srilanka. I don’t see a point of updating this apps when there is a big update to come..

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  • CoolRaoul

    Still doesn’t play any video files stored on my NAS reachable via DLNA.
    Not an hardware issue since MX player+BubbleUPnP have no issue.

  • Tech Gospel

    Then again, for all practical purposes, not a single 1080p HD DD/DTS movie fits on a FAT formatted card anyway. So I’d still need to transcode my movies just so they’ll be under 4GB anyway. Hahaha! Oh well, it’s either transcode to play on native app, or just keep using MX Player for files under 4GB, and still transcode the rest.

  • josesl16

    No, but that would be so awesome that I wouldn’t be willing to change from Sony for years ahead.

  • inspire

    This looks something weird! The movies app in my z1 was already supporting .Mkv, pinch zoom, subtitle selection! I don’t know if xperiablog have some miscommunication!

  • spatch

    A few podcasts downloaded automatically last night and instantly populated my Walkman app with new content. Still seems strange that the Podcast section is located in the Movies app, but it works really well.

  • Wrundawan Botke

    still no audio for mkv files after this update on my xperia c

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