Sony Mobile has started rolling out an update to the Sony Media apps, WALKMAN, Album and Movies that brings lot of new features including integrated cloud services to selected Xperia smartphone.

The update is available for flagships Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z (& Xperia Z Ultra) running on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Users of these smartphone would automatically get a notification when the over-the-air (OTA) update is available. The update would roll out gradually based on the region and carriers. The Sony Entertainment Network would be available only in select countries.

Sony Media Apps update Notification

Sony Media Apps update Notification

Here is the summary of the Sony Media app update:
1.WALKMAN

  1. Sony’s Music Unlimited integration – with universal search across local and cloud content.
  2. New social features making it easy to discover, play and share tunes on your social channels
  3. Gapless, smooth playback

2.Album

  1. PlayMemories Online integration – ability to upload to, access, browse your PlayMemories library in the cloud
  2. Recall Playback, that intelligently displays and reminds you of memories, occasions and events
  3. Favourites – let’s you *star* your best snaps, for easy viewing later

3.Movies

  1. Seamless access to Sony’s Video Unlimited
  2. A revamped UI with a banner video function for trailers and recently played videos