TrackID version 4 with new UI finally starts to roll

by XB on 16th September 2014

in Applications

TrackID 4.0.B.5.0_1_resultBack in mid-July we brought you news of an updated version of the TrackID (music recognition) app that introduced a new UI. At the time, there was a very limited rollout, so the only way to update to that version was via the APK download link (this moved the build number to 4.0.B.1.0).

Well Sony finally released this new version via the Google Play Store, which updates the build number to 4.0.B.5.0. We have noticed no changes since the previous v4 build, which apart from new UI, includes the ability to sync searches across devices (using SEN or Facebook) and faster recognition speed.

TrackID 4.0.B.5.0_1_result TrackID 4.0.B.5.0_2_result

2014-09-16 21.12.30

Thanks Ben!

  • RbbrDcky

    I actually really like TrackID. It works better than Shazam. Only thing I wish it had was lyrics once it found the song. SoundHound has this so that’s what I’m currently using.

  • Arturo Pastrana

    For me the better right now is SoundHound, they’re always improving and adding features :D

  • SM


  • Killian Khoo

    I think it already rolled out long ago, if I am not wrong at here, Malaysia ~
    I think about 1 month ago ~

  • Ayman F. Herzallah

    don’t really care, got Shazam

  • Raj Singh

    TrackID is better.

  • Gary Ohanian

    I used it a lot while driving and a song is on the radio. The new version is definitely faster, but there is no longer a landscape mode??. Not good for me :(

    Having said that, it’s probably easier now just to say “OK Google, What song is this?”.

  • i love the new version but i hate that it dosn’t record in offline any more and has to login every time before you can identify

  • Confused

    Compared to other music identifying apps. How so?

  • Sadman Khan

    I got it quite a long time back. And through the play store too. Also got TrackID TV which i don’t even use!

  • Chris Brown

    I’m so bored about the virtual button, I hope Sony will change it to physical or capacitive botton

  • Ritwij

    Plus, SoundHound can also recognize the song I sing or humm. I really like that!

  • Akira Y? (??)

    that’s more of a step backward… it’s less likely to happen. If you want physical/capacitive buttons, Samsung welcomes you with open arms! :) (…or Apple)

  • Mullawi

    I think Sony should take time to improve thier Android experience instead of wasting time on lots of extra apps that not many uses. Is people really using all these Sony apps they release?

    For music most uses Spotify or other streaming service and power users who have downloaded music uses third party players that are better than Walkmap app. Same thing with movies and tv-series, most uses MX Player as Sonys video app dont support some features like subtiltes SRT-files.

    Sony should for example make a really good launcher that have similar features that good third party launchers have like support for icon packs and they should improve their theme-functions in which they have something unique that could stand out form other brands.

    Instead they make lots of apps like this and photo apps with “funny” effects that you can play with a few times but then loses interest because they have no real use.

  • KKTK

    SoundHound has better song DB. Useless app.

  • Jiyeon90

    They are equal, duh


    weird that xperia S got this latest version in July

  • gourav

    Soundhound is better than track id,it can even recognise humming and singing

  • ShinOrochiX

    UK got it just under a week ago, they should really add support for the Xperia account, the one used for my Xperia and the forums.

  • RoberMC

    I am in Spain, and, here, it rolled out about 2 weeks ago.

  • RoberMC

    The use of this app is obvious, it recognizes songs and then give to you a direct link to buy that song in their Music Unlimited service, search on Youtube, and others. The app also works pretty well. You don’t have a music unlimited subscription?, then it is not that usefull to you, that’s it. But i use it all the time in my car.

  • arcu de triumf

    Off topic:
    They just don’t get the market needs and trends. More losses.

  • Chris Brown

    A Step backward? How?

  • João Gabriel Silva

    Eu adoro a câmera social da Sony, ontem mesmo fiz um video timelapse e gostei muito. Nenhuma outra fabricante me deu uma experiência parecida. Assino o Music Unlimited e estou satisfeito.
    Não julgue a todos por sua própria opinião. E use mais os apps que você redescobre o seu telefone

  • imnotfroginthewell

    LOL how dare are you! Such a stupid blind fanboy ever, because fanboy like you no wonder why now Sony is less innovative.

  • Akira Y? (??)

    well, one of the reasons Google implemented on-screen navigational buttons is to reduce screen bezel size while increasing screen size. would you like a new Xperia flagship with physical navigational keys but with larger bezels? if you want to make a large-screen phone, you also need to make it “compact” as possible…

  • Akira Y? (??)

    this physical buttons vs. virtual buttons debate is never ending. both have its pros and cons. in the end, it’s a matter of personal taste… :)

  • minimaLL

    I would love the feature of recognizing tracks while using headphones. When you listen to FM Radio it is possible, but with my own media it isn’t. Isn’t that just strange?
    I listen mostly to livesets, so this features would be fantastic for great tracks in a liveset/recording.

  • mullawi

    What is the reason to pay money for that instead of Spotify? I dont like to pay money for media, I like to have what IU want and need downloaded to my computer and my phone.

    And how often do you need to check out what music is playing? 2-3 times/year?

  • I get a microphone error

  • Adrian L

    What has the announcement of a new TrackID version to do with Sonys choise of buttons?

  • RoberMC

    I am a Google Play Music Premium subscriber from day 1, at a promotional price of $7,99 / month forever, for me is a better service than Spotify, but that is my opinion, and i will not say anyone thay Spotify is a useless service, like the other user said about TrackID, do you gety my point?. Everybody should understand and respect that things that might look useless to one, might be useful to others.

    I have internet radio in my car, i hear radio stations all over the world, with new songs everyday, everywhere. Some stations stream song titles to the iDrive screen, and some don’t, so i use TrackID service to identify songs at least 2-3 times a week. I even have the widget in my home screen, just push it in the middle of the round button, and it recognizes the song without further user intervention. For me it does the job.

  • Guest

    Really? I do love Sony but this app is terrible compared to Shazam.

  • Irimescu Flo

    Yes,you are right! Same time ago,I received!

  • Raj Singh

    Oh. Well good thing there’s choice. For me, I used Shazam but I found that TrackID worked better. Plus, it integrates with my Music Unlimited subscription.

  • Vasilis K.

    Nice one. But the Greek special characters appear completely messed up in the app!

  • Apollo89

    The time I still used an iPhone (yes I know, everyone makes mistakes), I used SoundHound because it was better than the much overhyped Shazam in many ways. Now that I have a Sony smartphone and tablet with TrackID integrated very nicely and working just fine, I don’t really need either of the two anymore.

  • Revan Sadiva

    for japan song i prever you trackID

  • matticitt

    Well, I’m a huge fan of on-screen buttons. They are much nicer to use while in normal aps/home screen and disappear when they’d be bad like in movies/images or games. I actually hate the capacitive/physical buttons on Samsung devices but my friend loves them. And that’s why we have choices.

  • matticitt

    Great app, works much better on my device than Shazam. I’d love to have integration with Deezer though :(

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