Sony Walkman App Receiving Update With Improved Android Wear Functions


Not that long ago it was being reported that Sony were planning on axing the Walkman branding from Sony devices. The news was that Sony devices going forward and running on the latest software would come with a much more generic named 'Music' app as the default music player on Sony mobile devices. The ending of Walkman branding will be essentially the end of an era for Sony device owners, due to the iconic nature of the Walkman branding. That said, the Walkman app has not gone anywhere yet and for all the Sony users out there who are still using the app, it looks like Sony have just sent out an update for it.

The new update brings the app from version 8.5.A.2.10 to the new 8.5.A.3.2 and weighs in at 14.1 MB. Most of the changes on offer with this update will be of the more basic nature, including the typical bug fixes, performance improvements and small visual enhancements. That said, there is one interesting feature which is being noted as included in the update. One which will be especially notable if you are an Android Wear user too.


The new feature allows for a much better syncing between your Android Wear device and your Walkman app. With the update, Android Wear owners will be able to view songs in your synchronized playlist on your Android Wear device. Not to mention, the update also now allows for the ability to start any song on your playlist from your Android Wear device. On a side note, reports are suggesting that Spotify compatibility might be available soon as users are noting Spotify being noted as showing up in the settings list after the update. Although this has yet to be confirmed and some users in other regions are not seeing the Spotify listing. So do not be surprised if it does show up on your device. The update is presently in the rolling out phase and as such you should have either seen it landing already or will be seeing it land soon enough. Let us know if you have seen the update land and what you think of the newly added Wear features.

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John has been writing about and reviewing tech products since 2014 after making the transition from writing about and reviewing airlines. With a background in Psychology, John has a particular interest in the science and future of the industry. Besides adopting the Managing Editor role at AH John also covers much of the news surrounding audio and visual tech, including cord-cutting, the state of Pay-TV, and Android TV. Contact him at [email protected]

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