PlayMemories Mobile is a free application that makes your Wi-Fi compatible Sony camera use more convenient. You can enjoy the following features by connecting your camera with a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi.

■Send photos and videos to your smartphone
-You can easily send photos or videos taken with the camera to your smartphone. You also have the choice to transfer all of your photos in either its original size or 2MP files in one batch.
-High quality images shot with the camera can be shared on your favorite SNS or web service.

■Remote shooting from your smartphone
-You can remotely control the camera in any of the P/A/S/M exposure modes from your smartphone, while watching the live view of the camera on the smartphone. (* It is necessary to install "Smart Remote Control" which is one of the PlayMemories Camera Apps beforehand.)
-You can also intuitively control the camera, making it useful when taking a photo or video in situations where you don’t want to be holding the camera directly: such as night scenes, long exposure water scenes, or macro photography. (*Availble only for selected models)

■Location Information recording
-You can add the smartphone's location information to the saved photo in your camera if the Location Information is compatible with your camera.
For detailed information about compatible cameras and its operation, please visit
-You can also add the smartphone's location info to the saved photo on the smartphone while remote shooting if your camera is not compatible for Location Information function.

■For users of PlayMemories Camera Apps compatible camera
-If your camera is compatible with PlayMemories Camera Apps, you can use BULB shooting, continuous shooting, and Wi-Fi connection setting by QR Code, etc. by updating "Smart Remote Control" application on your camera.
-Available remote control functions depend on the camera.
-PlayMemories Camera Apps is only available in a limited number of countries/regions. Please visit following web page for detailed information about how to update "Smart Remote Control" and available functions.

■For users of Action Cam
-By using this application and Action Cam, you can operate various functions on your smartphone: live-viewing the subject, shooting, remote playback of shot image, etc.
-If your Action Cam supports Bluetooth, you can use remote power on/off from this application.
-The function is available with iPhone/iPad devices which support Bluetooth 4.0.

■For users of the “Lens-style Camera”
-With this application, you can operate various settings of the camera from your smartphone: viewing the subject, shooting, zoom, touch-AF, etc.
-For more information about the products, please visit our website:

-Operating environment: iOS10.3-12.0
-This application is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets.
-Available functions can vary according to the connected camera.
-For details about the compatible cameras and available functions, please visit our support page:

What’s New

Version 6.3.0

- Now compatible with iOS 12.0
- On iOS 11 or later, this application can read the NFC tag or QR code of the camera and connect to it via Wi-Fi.

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5
200 Ratings
200 Ratings
Oldest Git ,

Does not work with IOS 11.x

Worked just fine for the longest time but since upgrading to IOS 11 it no longer finds the camera. Another, popular 3rd Party app, which costs £4.99 and should do the same thing, has the same problem with IOS 11. Who will patch their app first?

Recent update for this app has still not fixed the problem and app will no longer communicate with my Camera under IOS 11x. It simply does not seem to recognise the WiFi connection to the camera even though that connection was made before the app was loaded. When I load the app, with the iPhone connected to the Cameras WiFi, the app just craps out. The app is still loaded on background but difficult to keep on Front screen and interestingly enough but is showing as connected to the previous WiFi network, even though the phone was already connected to the campers WiFi before app was opened! As it stands it is unusable.

AndyLOwens ,

Reliable and easy.

I dont understand so many negative reviews. When I can remember how to set my camera up in the right mode, this is a breeze to download content from my cam to my ipad for editing. Takes a while to download a lot of content, but its never failed me (unlike other software on cheaper cameras). Also handy to be able to use the ipad as a monitor. My only niggle is that I cant select content from multiple date folders, to download a whole expedition; I seem to have to do it one day at a time (or maybe I’ve not found the option to view differently and select more clips at once).

exMuseme ,

Seriously Impressed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

May 24th 2018
Recently upgraded my camera to the Sony HX400V for the main reason of using Playmemories to instantly send photos to family or upload to Instagram.
For two days I have been trying to get the camera to sync to my phone and it’s just not been working.
It constantly said connecting.
After two days of frustration I thought I’d try the age old solution, delete the app and upload it again.
It actually worked! The app is amazing.
Within 2 to 3 minutes I took a picture of the moon, it automatically saved to my camera roll (iPhone 7), I sent it to my dad through WhatsApp and uploaded it to Instagram. It doesn’t lose clarity or quality.

I’ve read all the reviews and there are a lot of disappointed people, for two days I was seriously disappointed but now, absolutely love it.


Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
75.2 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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