Xperia “Music” app appears on Play Store to replace Walkman; not live just yet

by XB on 25th March 2015

in Applications

Xperia Music_0Sony Mobile is moving a step closer to rebranding the Walkman application to “Music” as the new app is now listed on the Google Play Store (although it cannot be updated just yet). Music or “Xperia Music” as it sometimes referred to in the listing looks like the same app as the current Walkman app, but as you will notice from the screenshots below, the top of the app is now called “Music” instead of “Walkman”.

Previously, the Walkman app was updated through Sony’s “Update Centre” application, however it appears that Sony will bring its new music app to the Play Store in what has been a continuing trend in bringing its key apps to the Play Store. We’ll keep you posted as soon as the listing is live.

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Thanks Jonathan!

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I knew it that this will eventually happen

  • I’m happy they are moving the internals app to the play store, is the best way to host them. The update center is a reinvention of the wheel …

  • aekara21

    so why do they abandon the walkman brand after all?WALKMAN was so special for sony mobiles…

  • T2 Ultra Dual D5322 Owner

    I still Love The Walkman Name….
    Music Sounds Pretty basic..
    Walkman Sounded Cool…

  • Bonfaina

    I prefer the Walkman name. I’m not going to update. Music sounds ridiculous, Walkman means Sony DNA.

  • SM

    apk? anyone?

  • noooooooooooooooooo :(

  • ????

    So I can’t do nothing to stop it, can I?! F**k you, Sony! I should have bought a Moto X or an LG G3 !!!

  • Jaissal S

    Ahh it will be arrive soon. Maybe newcomers aren’t sure about what the Walkman app provides or even know about the Walkman brand.

    People will instantly know what the ‘Music’ app does. I for one preferred the Walkman app.

  • Shelta

    Most important for me is if I can connect the new Music App with my existing Spotify account. This would be great! Any news on that topic?

  • 3rdflyleaf

    I’m ok with rebranding Walkman, but to name it “Music”, No. How about “XMusic”?

  • Rock Kickass

    Right Sony, enough updating apps now and update your flagship phone *cough* Z4 :)

  • Tangent Lin

    How about Xman. :-)

  • The Flash

    It distinguished itself but the name is meaningless. It has no effect on people buying the phone, so changing just means that the new generation who have no idea what a Walkman actually is/was aren’t confused.

  • Dion

    <.< You wanna fuck sony for changing a name?

  • quan

    older Sony phone can…@@

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    I don’t care :P The name and logo are not important for me.

  • Rohit Patil

    Your name suggest you are a superhuman !!

  • Messup7592

    Off topic, Smart connect app has its update as well

  • shhh

    The Walkman brand offers Sony’s best audio quality by utilizing both hardware and software. Naming their music player doesn’t do justice to the brand. It didn’t offer Walkman-like quality, it was just a regular music player.

  • Shaik Farooq

    They should atleast name it Walkman Lite..or something else.

  • David Hvatov

    Nooo! Fuck you, sony!

  • theblucandy

    I’m already searching for the new update.. It’s ridicules when u actually listen music using that app. Just WALKMAN name is useless. There is no plus point. Many third party music players sound better than that so called walkman :P

  • theblucandy

    I’m already searching for the new update.. It’s ridicules when u actually listen music using that app. Just WALKMAN name is useless. There is no plus point. Many third party music players sound better than that so called walkman :)

  • Fadi Obaya

    Not yet

  • Ravi _111

    Stupid fullest sony run wasted company in the world where is Z3 lollipop india

  • EPGuest


  • Indashio
  • Jecht_Sin

    Thanks. How can it have the user rating? I see the trolls are in a rampage already.

  • gerardo

    Walkman = SONY
    Music = ??? nothing

  • Indashio

    Rating on the name. Not on the application. Human stupidity. We know it’s the best music app. Now available in play store :)

  • Simi401

    Just wait for that for that new PS Music Service to launch, as it’s a corporate with Spotify, you might either use it with your account or switch to ps Music or add a Spotify account or stuff like that, just stay tuned :) … I’m also pretty excited but am crying due to MusicUnlimiteds Death :(

  • Alaa Essam

    Wt**** Walkman is just for sony smartphone!!

  • Pwnlowed

    Mark my word, Sony will release the next iteration of Xperia phone, aka the z4, with s-master chip in it. Then, all old models will stuck with just an ordinary “Music” app, and the z4 will get “Walkman” app with the same superior audio experience as a walkman player.

  • Abdullah Robben

    Walkman is sooooooooo much better

  • goldenblls

    I’m not updating.

  • Omeed Heydari

    Comments On Google Play Store are from 2012! HOW???

  • parental92

    is the answer, people now do not know what walkman is.

  • xperiaDROID

    Who would want an insanely overpriced Walkman device these days? No one even wants an iPod anymore. There’s nothing wrong with using the “Walkman” name as their music player because their music player is pretty unique.

  • xperiaDROID

    Because these are kids. Kids these days only know Frozen and Barbie, even if tech, they only know Samsung and Apple.

  • xperiaDROID

    So, you buy a Sony phone just because of a music player that’s called “Walkman”?

  • brick

    Stop complaining nobody cares you big impatient baby. With all the problems you have in your country all you care is a stupid phone update, lel.

  • shhh

    What I’m saying is the Walkman brand has a reputation, and using it’s name for just another music player (admit it, it is, it just looks better than the others) does not do justice to the brand. If Sony could somehow fit in quality hardware inside, like really good audio components from their Walkman devices (although unlikely), to produce Walkman-grade quality then that should be the time they should use the Walkman name not for the player but for the device. It was a shame they used the name on those “Walkman” phones when they only had a really loud loudspeaker but no audio quality improvements.

  • Guest

    link been removed from Play Store

  • Miss That Name WALKMAN -_-

  • Rodrigo Conde Benitez

    sony se esta yendo a la basura, wlakman era una diferencia unica de los xperia

  • Clusten

    Latest Version: 5.0.A.0.10

    Size: 3,6M

    Old screenshot of xperia U with music app:

    I think the music app was replaced with Walkman, so dont worry angry walkman lovers.

  • Azar

    It’s removed from play store now. “Item not found”

  • Timel

    Sony fanboys are always love to lie themselves, the sound quality of Walkman is in Xperia devices never come close to Walkman Player, Walkman is in Xperia devices is just bullshit, it is nothing except maketing hype. But Sony made something that really make sense now, I mean this is the right decision that Sony get rid Walkman brand and replace with Xperia Music.

  • spatch72

    While I loved the fact my phone had a Walkman music app, I’m 42 so the brand means something to me. At least this app looks the same from a functional standpoint, and I’m glad other Android users will be able to use this excellent music player without having to buy an Xperia device (let’s face it — they weren’t buying them anyway).

    I will mourn the loss of the Walkman brand in my own quiet solitude…

  • nick

    Who are you to bother about problem in india..mind wat u talk buddy..if u t not indian u dnt have any right to point a finger at other’s country and he has freedom to express his thought

  • Indashio

    Google Dialer 2.0 Works on my Xperia Z2 5.0.2 Lollipop. Copy to priv-app.
    I can not imagine the dialer without functions search contacts and place.

  • Nazareno Pisani

    No… no… no… NOOOOOOOOO!


  • Raj Singh

    I’m vexed Walkman is being replaced.

  • Raj Singh

    TrackID list in Walkman not working with Music Unlimited anymore…

  • rename only for play store.i opened it and it still show walkman..

  • parental92

    there are always reason to reject the facts. but that video is valid. even not many teenager know what walkman is.

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  • Timel

    So what? Even They Know Sony Walkman , it doesn’t mean they want it but when talk about Apple iPod & iTunes, not just known it very well but they also want it

    No one cares Sony it’s sad but true

  • Dion

    Just flash it

  • Tochi Nwodu

    Music!? Ewwww what would my xperia look like?

  • Jonathan Bratanata

    The app that’s on the play store is only compatible with legible xperia devices

  • Jonathan Bratanata

    Well yeah, it is. The app that’s on the playstore is only for legible xperia devices, you won’t be able to download/install it onto other devices.


    R.I.P. Sony’s charm

  • Fredlander Badajos

    Updated “June 6,2012” LOL!!!

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Unfortunately I agree. Most people who are now getting into smartphones won’t know what a Walkman was and how much of a game changer it really was for the portable music world.

    On the other hand, if Sony keeps trying to push high end Walkman devices instead if putting that great audio tech in their smartphones then maybe keeping the two lines separate is a good idea. Still don’t see the huge demand for premium, standalone music players, if Sony put all that into an Xperia device then they would have the best audio in a smartphone.

  • Sadman Khan

    Simply put,
    Walkman is badass.
    Music is bland.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I agree there. Besides the name, there is no real tie to the Walkman, in any idea or form. Sony seems to think most people want a great standalone music player, and while some do, I’m sure most would prefer one device that does it all.

    I don’t see the point in keeping the Walkman name if Sony isn’t even going to put actual tech from their Walkman line in. You have the digital software, but not the actual Walkman hardware that could really make the audio quality shine. If they added in their S-Master chip, and crisper, louder speakers then it could live up to the Walkman name

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    You really just proved his point. They they picked up an Xperia device, saw the Walkman app they’d either think it’s a game or just stay away from it and use Play Music.

    At this point it shouldn’t matter about rebranding an app for Sony Xperia. It should be about producing the best audio quality they can. Stop with the overpriced Walkman devices and focus that into the Xperia line up. Better audio quality matters way more than a simple name

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  • Thariq Mohammed

    Open music

  • Shehab Skull

    R.I.P Walkman :'( I can’t count my best moments with it :((

  • Kaostheory

    So what is Sonys music app going to be? We have Music unlimited, Xperia music, and Playstation music.

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  • Justin Myo Pinion

    They are updating a bunch of their apps now that more of their devices are moving to Android 5.x (still waiting for my Z1 lollipop update)

  • Kaostheory

    Xperia music the same as my Walkman, but my Walkman app says the name is being changed to Playstation music.

  • Kunorishi

    Save the Walkman apk down

  • Stemro

    All those reviews are from 2012…

  • Stemro

    My guess is that old Xperia devices must have had a “Music” app too.

  • Altaf Khan

    Hell you sony guys still your update is coming only for xperia z what the f

  • Absolutly ;)

  • spatch72

    Are you sure? When the Album app moved to the Play Store I downloaded it on my Nexus 7 without any problems.

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  • mekh_grg

    Where are you from? even I (Z3C) haven’t received Android lollipop update.

  • Tommy Irianto

    One question…. Why???

    The Walkman brand is recognized from years of history of Sony’s innovation to bring music on the road. Remember that time when you’re stuck with listening to audio cassettes at home because the tape player is just too heavy to carry it around.. Then Sony went all Apple on everyone and blow their mind with a commercially available tape player that you strap around your belt and lets you listen to your audio cassette everywhere you go. Yeapp, that’s the Walkman.. It is synonymous with innovative products that makes other people look at you in awe, because it’s just that awesome.

    Having the brand Walkman on my Xperia phone gives me that sense of awesomeness again. The same feeling as I got my very first walkman portable audio cassette player. A very different feeling as when I got my very first iPod Classic. I felt like I’m “forced” to buy an iPod because I need to store as many digital music as I can and listen to them everywhere. It fulfill my needs, yes.. But I never felt the satisfaction of having an iPod. With walkman, it’s a totally different feeling. With their increasing improvements to make Walkman able to store many music, (even more than iPod Classic now with the arrival of 200 GB microSD card). Having a Walkman in my phone again brings back that awesome feeling of having to carry innovation everywhere.

    Now it’s just “Music”… Whaaaat? Where’s the sensation in that?

    If they want to put Music App on Play Store so that everyone else can enjoy the Sony App.. I’d say it’s a good idea.. But keep the Walkman brand exclusive on Sony devices, please.. That’s what makes Sony a Sony..

    Also, they need to use the way iPod organises their music.. (With Album Artist groupings, and Custom sorting)

  • Damon Adrian

    Honestly I’m 16 I remember the early 00s when Sony was popular. I remember having Walkman and Sony cameras. So in conclusion TEENS do remember but kids don’t

  • Nawi

    Que tiene que ver?
    Los Sony van a seguir teniendo la app preinstalada. Lo unico que va a cambiar es que 1)ahora cualquiera puede instalarla y 2)las actualizaciones van a ser mucho mas rapidas ya que dependeran del Play Store y no del centro de actualizaciones, por eso es que a este ultimo ya en 5.1 no se lo vera mas

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  • yeah me too I like Walkman. If you hear the name Walkman you know it’s from Sony.

  • Snorky112

    remember how sony’s actual MP3 player sold? only iPods were selling, it’s2015 no one knows about walkman unless you’re 25+

  • Snorky112

    music unlimited is over, playstation music is spotify, xperia music is the walkman renamed

  • Snorky112

    that’s what I’m saying everytime

  • Guest

    i’m 21 :)

  • rus_media

    They should replace dumb officials instead of softwares

  • Messup7592

    I’m waiting lollipop for my Z1 too, not for too long I hope

  • Daryl Blackburn

    But the real question is, have they fixed the scroll bar issue?

  • Ali Al-Dhamin
  • Ali Al-Dhamin
  • HR

    but where is our 5.1 update omg omg lolrosdfkgdsflkg

  • Guest
  • Filippo

    Not related to this topic:
    why i see a different last article here on xperiablog if i see the mobile site? It’s like i cannot see the very last article from my pc…

  • brick

    Walkman was a cool name that made it feel more “Sony “, but I don’t really care what they call it as long as it’s working well. I mostly use poweramp lately anyway because of the additional features it has, even though the interface is clunky and outdated compared to walkman.

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  • Guest

    Shit is brackets

  • Sachin Gautam

    Shit in brackets

  • Sachin Gautam

    U r right

  • u fanboy?

    it’s showing me Open and Uninstall in Play Store, after clicking on open it opens Walkman

  • Confruggy

    im 16 and still now what a walkman actually is/was

  • Timel

    Sony fanboys are always love to lie themselves, the sound quality of Walkman is in Xperia devices never come close to Walkman Player, only use Walkman name but without the great DAC/Amplifier built-in, Seriously Sony? that’s why Walkman is in Xperia devices is bullshit, Walkman is in Xperia devices is just a lame maketing hype from Sony, So this is the right decision and pretty make sense that Sony get rid Walkman brand from Xperia and replace it with Xperia Music,

    Whatever I hope in the near future PlayStation Music app will become the default music app for all Xperia devices.

  • Timel

    Great idea!

  • Damon Adrian

    I’m 16 I remember Walkman in early 00s

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  • ????

    No, but I’m just kinda disappointed!

  • Paul Muad’Dib

    Walkman phone were the best! Sad that the name will perish.

  • Md Olyullah Akand

    If a teenager doesn’t know what cassette is or what Walkman is, then he/she must be from a poor-remote village where there weren’t even any radio.

  • rvjaywaks

    Is ithis Playstation music with integrated Spotify?

  • Gizmoe Alonzo

    I hate to agree with timel but… I’ve always been a fan of sony since the walkman days but splitting the products like @bruceleeroyjenkins said does sound like a good idea. [dedicated] Audio devices and Mobile devices are two very different markets and the high end audiophile niche is kind of the polar opposite of the smartphone market.

  • Gizmoe Alonzo

    My faith in humanity has been lost…

    …except that sharp little girl who knew what it was and how to operate it. +1 to her parents. Im pretty sure these kids would react the same way to an old school HDD iPod.

  • Paul Lam

    Walkman died once cassette tape died.

    A ‘Walkman’ app only insults the memory of the original Walkman.

    Good riddance.

  • I don’t think sony is doing any good by making its exclusive applications available on google play store.First it was sociolife,then Album and now Walkman.I wonder who would buy their costly phones if thy continue with this strategy.

  • Geese Howard

    Yeah, times are changing… and that is sad actually. I think the word ‘Walkman’ deserves to be kept as a symbol for music and players for eternity. Most of the time IMO, the old stuffs still rock and in our era now nothing can beat that. That’s just me…

  • Carls Alvin

    Am I the only one who dont like that purple color for the WALKMAN/music app?

  • Peter Kotr?ka

    because if you check the URL, there is “” – so it is just somehow rebranded old SonyEricsson app.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Haha what makes you say that

  • Mac

    Probably yeah. ;-)

  • parental92

    sure sure , but still tough. you know what? you can make sony stop this renaming scheme, by sending them an email. plus purchase of 3 million unit of xperia devices. it a name is that important to you.

  • theblucandy

    lol lite hahahahahahahahahah lite

  • rollins3490

    most people are under the age of 15?

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  • Any word on whether SensMe made the transition? Need to know whether I should upgrade or hold on to Walkman tooth and nail.

  • Utsav Shah

    The sound quality doesn’t justify the name “Walkman”

    To be honest my sony ericsson w705 sounds better than my xperia.

  • aekara21

    yes i see your point HOWEVER with this new title(Music Player) sony actually tells us that their music player has no difference than others (even if that’s true).i think that’s a bad marketing decision.For example, would apple come out one day and say”hey people we have no more i tunes we are gonna call it ”Media Service”…???NO they would never do it because when a customer hears/reads iTUNES the first thing that crosses their minds is APPLE.So, in this case when people see the word WALKMAN they instantly think SONY.
    Moreover, i believe that one crucial reason(yes there are many others) why sony does not sale many mobiles is that they luck in advertisement/proper marketing.That’s why i believe this decision of them is wrong.After all this is what their fiscal results tell us….SONY does not sell enough…
    SORRY for any grammar mistakes,english is not my native language

  • charbel aoun

    I’m also 16 and i love walkman name :)
    I’m so sad

  • charbel aoun

    Not working on Nexus 5 5.1

  • Kleyton Hunter

    very generic i think

  • jackson dangsawa

    The word “walkman” means alot to many people like me. it’s the bigest reason i like Sony. I still remember those good old days enjoying music on my walkman series.. but i should admit that the sound quality has degraded with time instead of improving. Nevertheless, the name “walkman” still gives me enthusiasm to hang on to when all other specs fall down and if Sony has to ditch this beautiful piece believe me people like me will find it tough to buy another sony..

  • Nasos Vasiliadis

    Awesome!! Using it already ?

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  • Very nice

  • ????

    Not really..

  • Haekal Zidni Barkan

    The same for me. I’ll preserve mine and would never update mine.

  • Haekal Zidni Barkan

    Well, i’m 20 and i’ve grown attached to Walkman brand even since i’m 10.

  • Haekal Zidni Barkan

    Maybe they’re influenced with Microsoft, because of their good-for-nothing Xbox Music app in Windows 8.1. That app was really good-for-nothing except for the interface, for me Windows Media Player is much better. And now Sony was influenced with them? With went all Playstation-branded? Oh god….

  • Haekal Zidni Barkan

    Don’t let they go BlackBerry-like…

  • Johanes a.f

    Please bring back the walkman name, i dont like the new music player interface, altought it still can play DSD, I noticed any change in terms of sound quality with my MDR EX1000 iem.
    My new DAC amp combo is still on the way, please bring back its interface :v

  • José Pablo Cancino

    I can stand the name.. But not the fugly eights icon.

    What if it was music powered by walkman, with the walkman icon? Anyone Who knows walkman would accept that. And the New customers Who are interested to know what this walkman is, could surf the web and find out what Sony was in their golden ages


    nice update

  • Vangel
  • sixsteps

    These are kids they do not earn money to buy an xperia or any sony music device. Sony is not aiming to promote their devices for kids. Walkman makes xperia smartphones unique and original unlike any other brands who always gets idea from others.

  • Hein S

    The Music icon looks Flat.

    The Sony Select, Walkman, Movies and Albums icons are 3-dimensional.

  • W800 – Z Ultra

    breaks my heart. i’m a sony phone lover since back in the early days and one of the main reason is that iconic “W” symbol.

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