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

2.2 out of 5
855 Ratings
855 Ratings
DanA206 ,

This is Sony’s weakest link. Updated

I’m a professional photographer who switched over to Sony after shooting with another brand for 16 years. I love all the features of my Sony mirrorless cameras, but sometimes I need to be in the photos. My old camera brand had a great iPhone app where I could set the ISO, F-stop, shutter speed and focus point manually on any camera in the family. Imagine my surprise that when paring my top of the line 42MP camera to play memories mobile, I found it to be next to useless. No adjustment of anything except for being able to put it in the timer mode. You can’t change any other manual function and if you leave your camera in auto focus, it might even grab the wrong spot. Sony gets an F on this one at least with the iPhone.

Update. After looking at another app that prompted me to upgrade the app in my camera, everything magically started to work as it should. I wish my phone app would have alerted me to this miss match. New grade B+

rob_from_ca ,

Barely works

The NFC function is are basically waving your phone around the camera NFC point like weirdo hoping something happens (spoiler, nothing does). How long do you keep looking silly before you give up? (Yes, this is on an iPhone X with NFC support and the right OS).

Then when you switch to QR, it only transfers a low res version, not the original raw (I think).

The location linkage...well, this used to be nearly as comical, disconnecting a ton and requiring re-pairing several times in a shooting session. However something happened in the past few months so it actually seems to be working more reliably now. I can actually just start shooting and it links up and tags the photos. Not sure if it’s a fluke or if something got updated or what...but I’m basically afraid to launch the app or try anything for fear of losing this magic.

Errtrfvddggv ,

Just What I Needed for the Solar Eclipse!

I used this software in connection with my purchase of a Sony DSC-QX100 camera, which I directly attached to an old Televue Pronto 480mm telescope along with a Barlow that doubled the focal length to 960mm.

I was able to connect to the camera’s wifi radio using my iPad Pro and could take pictures and see the images on the iPad before taking the picture as well as downloading the picture immediately to my iPad.

Given all the quick decisions needed to take good amateur quality eclipse photos, I didn’t miss the lack of manual settings on the DSC-QX100. The pictures turned out very well and I was able to share the view through the telescope with other viewers - all without disturbing the telescope setup.

While I realize that my use of the software is rather unusual, for me, the application fit my needs and was “Just What I needed for the Solar Eclipse”. While the 2024 eclipse is still quite a way into the future, I’ll be using the setup for other solar observing opportunities using neutral density and hydrogen alpha filters.


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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