Notification to iOS 10 user
Starting with version 5.12, Sony | Music Center for iOS will only be available on iOS 11 or later.
Please be aware that if your device is running iOS 10, you will not be able to run Sony | Music Center for iOS Ver. 5.12 or any subsequent versions.
You will still be able to continue running Sony | Music Center Ver. 5.11 on iOS 10. However, we will not provide any earlier versions of Sony | Music Center, so if you uninstall Sony | Music Center less than Ver. 5.11 from a device running iOS 10, be
aware that you will not be able to install the same version again.
- The center for all music lovers -
Do you want to fully enjoy music whether at home or out and about?
Then this Sony app is exactly what you've been waiting for.
The Sony l Music Center app will singlehandedly enable you
to listen to Hi-Res sound sources in the excellent audio quality.
You can also connect to other Sony audio devices to play music in the
best possible sound field, with the settings optimized for each individual device.
SongPal has been renewed to Sony | Music Center. Devices that were compatible with SongPal are compatible with Sony | Music Center as well.
To use the control function of audio devices, an audio device compatible with Sony | Music Center is required.
Please check if your audio products are compatible with Sony | Music Center from our support site.
You can playback music including Hi-Res tracks on your smartphone.
Play the music contents from CD, USB, and Smartphone.
Access music by browsing or searching music folders stored on your computer or NAS drive thru network(DLNA)*.
You can set Multi-room, Surround, Stereo wirelessly with multiple speakers.*
Change the setting on the audio device, such as Equalizer, Sleep Timer, Network* and so on.
*Limited to compatible devices.
Some features may not be supported by certain devices.
With the update to ver.5.2, Music Center will no longer be compatible with STR-DN850/STR-DN1050/ICF-CS20BT/XDR-DS21BT.
Some functions and services may not be supported in certain regions/countries.
Please make sure to update Sony | Music Center to the latest version.
Fixed the song display errors for some songs.
Ratings and Reviews
The app is atrociously bad, almost ruined a party
My new Sony SRS-XB21 Extra Bass wireless speakers are fantastic. Sony knows great sound better than anyone.
This app that controls them however, is atrociously bad. Bought 3 of these speakers specifically for a party I hosted and this app alone almost ruined the whole night.
Extremely clumsy and complicated to add other identical sony wireless speakers to it, called a “party chain” which takes at least ten minutes, and multiple dead ends through the app. Once they’re connected, all is good. But then try doing the same thing hours later, with the exact same speakers and the exact same app and you have to go through the whole process again, from scratch, which is insane. Also the app won’t let you “rename” the speakers (e.g. “living room,” “kitchen” “dining room”, etc), so if you buy 3 or 4 wireless speakers and they’re the same color, they’re all labeled “SRS-XB21” in your phone so you have no idea which is in what room. Also you can’t control volume of individual speakers through the app (like Sonos), you have to manually control the volume on individual speakers.
Had to uninstall and reinstall the app it each time I had to set them up (3 total times) which was the only fix that worked.
SRS-XB21 Extra Bass speakers themselves: 5 stars
Sony Music Center App: Zero stars
Literally out here
Recently purchased XB21. Amazing speaker, especially in live mode. I don’t know how it manages to throw sound behind you but it does.
As for the app, I feel like it was halfway developed or isn’t syncd up to the latest demands of the newest phone OS updates. The steps are clear and concise for setting up but won’t let you continue on to the next step until the current process is done..which is weird because you can’t even finish step 2.
After trying a few setups it finally budged and paired with the phone.
Customer experience IS the brand. Good riddance.
In today’s market, customer experience *is* the brand, even more than features or price. Sony used to know that. I bought the STR-DN1050 because I could control it with my phone. A quick “Update all” apps and SongPal was gone. I have a degree in computer science and know it’s not rocket science to support multiple protocols for backward compatibility, *especially* for an army of loyal customers. Sony, you think this is going to push us to purchase new receivers? LOL. Your influence in consumer electronics is shrinking and this is just another example of the acceleration downward. I’m exhausted being screwed by companies selling products that don’t work as marketed - or sneaky/aggressive product support decisions. Good riddance.
- Sony Video & Sound Products Inc.
- 140.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.