Imaging Edge Mobile is the successor to PlayMemories Mobile.
Imaging Edge Mobile transfers still images/videos to a smartphone.

PlayMemories Online is a cloud-based photo and video service by Sony that allows you to organize your photos captured by a camera or smartphone.

[Main Features]
・Unlimited Upload
By simply enabling the "All Sync" function, photos stored on your smartphone and computer are automatically uploaded to the cloud.
The service is free, and there is no limit to the number of photos you can upload.

・All in one place
All your photos are organized in one place and can be displayed in the same manner on any device.
If the same photo exists in several devices, the duplicated photos will not be displayed.

Your big collection of photos are automatically arranged in an easy-to-view layout. Not only can you sort photos by date, but you can also display your photos in a larger size.

(Notice) If an uploaded photo is greater than 1920 pixels on either of its sides, it will automatically be resized so that the corresponding side is 1920 pixels with using the All Sync feature.
(Notice) 5 GB of cloud storage is available for your videos and original size photos.

PlayMemories Online homepage

What’s New

Version 5.5.1

Changed some of the images used in the app.

Ratings and Reviews

1.2 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

Vanderfoot Chris ,

Worst move ever Sony

I completely agree with the last comment, I was like crazy looking for the old app, which let me say is way better than this piece of crapp, seriously you finally managed a way to get you to people dislike Sony doing such actions. I can’t believe that instead of moving forward you took 3 steps back. Horrible app, the old one was by far the best, so easy and intuitive, this move was a big no-no.
So please stop bullsh$@!?! And bring the old app back. Like the last comment said so what would be the WiFi function on the camera if there’s no way to connect and/or transfer my pictures directly from the camera. Which btw was great and a lot people would react to that saying hey man that’s awesome!
I tried to transfer my pictures the other day cause it was just as easy in a snap. Just select the pictures you wanted an Voilà, that easy and you can have the pictures you just took a minute ago. In your phone and your friends. Sharing memories was that easy. Now ? What am I suppose to do? Wait till’ I get home and transfer? That was a big selling point for you guys and without that? I’ll just get a cell phone with a decent camera and I’ll sell my Sony Nex 5r. No point on having it if I can’t transfer my photos to my phone at the spot. Anyway I hope you really manage to fix that cause honestly that was a very stupid move Sony. Thumbs down! Big time ! 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

Binniejeong ,

This app is trash. Download Imaging Edge Mobile instead

Just got a Sony a5000 and spent the last hour trying to transfer a few test photos via WiFi. Everything about this app is horrible. From the clunky, outdated, and laggy UI to the entire functionality of it. It boggles my mind that this app is supposed to be supported by Sony.

Like many other reviewers, the camera and iPhone would not connect at all despite my phone being connected to the cameras WiFi. The camera would stay stuck on “connecting...” while the Playmobile app home screen would do absolutely nothing.

After an hour of reading through the help section of Sony’s website to no avail, I finally discovered that there was an alternative to this trash. I downloaded the Imaging Edge Mobile app that’s also by Sony which allowed me to transfer files instantly as well as use the smart phone control app.

Here’s how to transfer images:
From your camera: select the image you’d like to transfer > menu > wireless > send to smartphone > select on this device > this image/all images (the screen will load to WiFi standby)

From your smartphone: connect to the camera WiFi > open the imaging mobile app > select your camera (should be an orange button that says start) and VOILA! Automatic transfer within seconds.

But full disclosure, the imaging edge mobile UI is no better than PlayMemories but at least it does what it’s supposed to do, and quickly. PlayMemories is garbage and will be going to my app trash immediately.

(Nobody u need to know) ,

Changes and now two apps

I found out that the PlayMemories app is only social and the app for transfers is named sony imaging edge mobile. This is the one to use for transfers images from camera to iphone or other mobile devices. Saying that about this application I tried to use but didnt make sense for me. I use Lightroom for the share and album organizing so I am not sure it is for me. I love transfer my pictures to my phone and that was the reason I was using the legacy one. I got frustrated when I changed my phone and the new application PlayMemories didn't allow to import images on the phone. I kept the old phone for several weeks until upgraded the OS. Then none of the phones could get the images from the camera. I tried to find a third party solution until i got the app mention above imaging edge mobile. Is basically the same old PlayMemories. Hopefully this helps. I gave the one rating because I was not able to use what it was for me. I noticed some others reviewers have the same issues.

App Privacy

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