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PlayMemories Mobile

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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.
-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 from your smartphone while watching the contents of the camera screen on the smartphone screen.
-This is a useful shooting style when you take group photos or selfies.
-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 or macro photography. (*Availble for selected models)
-Using the smartphone’s location information service, you can add the location info to the saved photo on the smartphone while remote shooting.

■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: iOS7.0-9.3
-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 in Version 5.6.0

- Improved operational stability.
- For users of Action Cam.
Name of "interval" function changed to "timelapse".


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Customer Reviews

Clumsy, but it does work

It can be awkward to set up, but it will connect to my HX70V camera. To get it to work, you have to send a picture or pictures (Fn button does it in view mode) to your iPhone, then select the Sony wifi connection in the phone's wifi settings, and finally open the app. Once the app is open, the pictures will load in one of three resolution choices; full, 2mb, or VGA. File transfer is very fast using the 2mb size.

It is a clunky and non-intuitive program, but it is a workable way of transferring photos from the camera to your iPhone or iPad. It would be nice if fewer steps were required to start the wireless transfers, but it costs nothing and will get the job done.

Fussy to set up, but adequate afterwards

I recently purchased an A5100 and wanted to take advantage of the wifi feature.

After getting this app, I found that it was really fiddly to set up. The instructions at Sony’s website are maddeningly vague but gave me just enough hints to figure it out. Now that I’ve paired my A5100 with my iPhone, I don’t have to go through the hassle of figuring everything out again. The only complaint I have now is that it takes about 30-45 seconds to get a steady connection.

It is great that I can geotag my photos from the A5100 via this app with the GPS in my iPhone. I enjoy using the remote control feature. I’ve lifted my A5100 at the end of a 15-foot painters pole to get some overhead shots of a tall sculpture with the help of this app and had success.

The interface is spartan but functional. The only reason I’m taking any points away from this app is the poor documentation from Sony and the slow connection after setup.

Really great app

I use this with my a7s on an iPhone or iPad and I think it works great. Not only that but Sony has been updating it and adding functionality over time. Now there is a bulb mode and continuous shooting, etc.

The bad reviews here don't reflect all of the Sony users out there that are happy with this product. It was a little buggy a couple years back but I think the developers should be given some credit for getting the kinks out on the multitude of mobile platforms out there.

PlayMemories Mobile
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.6.0
  • Size: 24.5 MB
  • Languages: 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
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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