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: iOS9.3-11.3
-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 6.2.1

- The privacy policy has been updated.
- Supported the iPhone X Super Retina display.

- RX0 can now connect and control up to 50* devices via a commercial Wi-Fi access point.
*The number of connected devices varies depending on the corresponding access point, smartphones, signal status, installation method and so on.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5

527 Ratings

527 Ratings

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 is pro 🤙


Using a professional sony camera is not made for the faint hearted. With a slew of features which could easily take months to master, a sony camera is a beast and can be vet technical. But one of the easiest and funnest feature is sony play memories. This feature is so powerful and fun to use. Especially if you need tight turnarounds. Easily upload images to your phone and process through Lightroom mobile or your favorite editing app. You also have the ability to control your cameras settings remotely. How powerful is that? If you have a sony camera you should have this app! Period.

Terrible on an iPad

Sly Bri the fry guy

It's hard to believe Sony would neglect the iPad so badly on this version of the app. The image on the screen (while recording video) is about 1/3 of the screen. The settings, record, zoom buttons take up about 1/3 and the remaining 1/3 is left blank. I don't get it???

My Sony 4k camcorder doesn't display 4k to an external monitor (also stupid lack of functionality) so I must use this app to record in 4k. Except this app was so poorly conceived that it's next to impossible to use. The zoom buttons are so small and the feature is so slow, it's difficult to use. I tried using a remote to zoom, but the multi use port is disabled when using the wifi feature to this app. Nothing is working well together on this one. Please update either the camcorder firmware, this app or something to make it easier to use.


Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
50 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.3 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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