Sony Mobile has updated the beta version of the Music application to build number 9.1.6.A.2.1. The big new feature included in this latest update is genres, allowing you to view your songs via predefined genres. Sony describes this as a “very limited first draft” and will ensure that genres are editable in a forthcoming release. You can now also download music info in single track mode.
Some users are reporting that this latest release is unstable with the app suffering from force closes. Sony is likely to update the beta version shortly but in the meantime as a quick workaround, clear the app data and DON’T hide the QuickPlay button. This should keep the app working whilst Sony deliver a patch.
Update: As expected, Sony has quickly released a bug fix in the form of build number 9.1.7.A.1.0, which you can download below. The changelog is as follows:
– Fix crash when quick play was hidden on landing page
– Fix issue where removing a single album image caused all album arts to be removed
DOWNLOAD APK: Music Beta (9.1.7.A.1.0)