Spotify launches on PS4, PS3 and Xperia devices

Spotify PS4 Launch

Starting today, PS4, PS3 and Xperia smartphone and tablet owners will have access to Spotify through the new PlayStation Music app. PlayStation Music will replace the outmoded Music Unlimited service, giving Sony device owners access to Spotify's 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists.

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The winners of the 11th Annual Engadget Awards: Editors’ Choice

We trotted out some truly precious puppies to announce the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards, but now it's time to get down to business. As we do every year, we tasked our editor's with the monumental feat of sifting through the previous year's biggest innovations to select the absolute best in show. While there's some crossover with our Readers' Choice winners (sorry Fire phone), there were a few notable exceptions. But you'll have to check out the gallery below to find out what made the cut.%Gallery-slideshow273600%

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Sony’s PlayStation Music goes live in 41 countries with Spotify integration

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After years of trying to make a dent in the music space with its ill-fated services like Music Unlimited, Sony back in January threw down the gauntlet by announcing a partnership with Spotify, the leading music-streaming service.

Monday, the Japanese company has delivered on that promise with the launch of the new PlayStation Music service with Spotify integration. Available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 console as well as on Sony’s Xperia smartphones and tablets, the service brings 30 million songs to users in 41 markets around the world.... Read the rest of this post here


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Sony’s new PlayStation Vue streaming TV service coming to iPad soon

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Yesterday, Sony launched its long-anticipated streaming television service called PlayStation Vue in select markets like Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia. The online video subscription service doesn’t require a cable or satellite subscription.

It will be initially available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles and is coming to Apple’s iPad “in the near future,” the Japanese giant has confirmed.... Read the rest of this post here


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Sony start Lollipop rollout on Xperia Z2 and Z3 ranges

Do you own a Xperia Z2, Z3 or indeed any of their variants (tablets or compacts)? If so then I have gooood news everybody.

Lollipop is starting to make it’s way to your device.

Sony start Lollipop rollout on Xperia Z2 and Z3 ranges

Wait though, before you run off to check, we should mention that it’s only just been released to Nordic countries and the devices need to be SIM free. If, however you don’t reside in one of the Nordic areas, then you can (with a bit of fettling) get the software now.

Disclaimer – The below setups can brick your tablet and therefore if you don’t know what an .ftf file is, just wait for the over-the-air update. It is only going to be a few weeks.

Also this software has not been released outside of the Nordic areas.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/z3-tablet-compact/general/ftf-sgp621-lollipop-23-1-0-690-noba-ftf-t3058400″>this XDA post you can grab the necessary bits to flash to your device. I have done this on my Z3 Tablet Compact and I can say that so far it is proving to be very nice. It is giving a similar performance to that of the Nexus 9 that I had in the past.

The real things that I like are that Sony have kept the UI very stock, only changing the iconography and the launcher really.

Here is a gallery showing off the interface…
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Overall this is a nice upgrade, and so it should be for the amount of time we have waited.
So better late than never. Thanks Sony.

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  • Sony Xperia Z4 image leaked

    Sony Xperia Z4 image leaked

    Online serial “leaker”, @Onleaks, has provided the interwebs with what is to be believed to be the next flagship device from Sony – the Xperia Z4.

    Sony Xperia Z4 image leaked

    Measuring in at 146.3×71.9×7.2mm, the Z4’s measurements are very similar to the current Z3, as is the actual look of the device. There’s no surprise there, as Sony seem to be releasing a new flagship device every six months and it doesn’t leave a great amount of time to innovate.

    Sony Xperia Z4 image leaked

    No other news on what the specs are as yet, and as we said this is only a leaked image, but when @Onleaks revealed the HTC M9 that was more or less spot on.

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  • Clever workaround lets you test new PS4 firmware before it officially launches

    Download PS4 2.50 Update

    Sony confirmed last week that the long-awaited Suspend/Resume feature would be a part of the upcoming 2.50 firmware update for the PS4. The update will also include accessibility options, trophy improvements, Dailymotion uploading and the ability to record and stream at 60 frames per second, but no release date was provided.

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    Pre order a Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and get the keyboard free

    Last week we saw the Xperia Z4 Tablet released at MWC and I have to confess I was drooling a wee bit at the prospect of it. I just went on to the Sony store and found this.Pre order a Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and get the keyboard free

    Now the biggest issue I had with the tablet was that the keyboard was rumoured to cost £180, which I stated was ridiculous in my article about it. It seems Sony have been listening to feedback and are doing a pre-order deal.
    So if you pre order a Z4 Tablet either the LTE or the Wi-Fi variant you will get the BKB 50 keyboard thrown in for free.

    Pre order a Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and get the keyboard free

    With Android now supporting Microsoft Office and wireless printing this makes the Z4 Tablet an interesting proposition for creating content. Also Lollipop as we know has some serious encryption built into the device as standard.

    Pre order a Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and get the keyboard free

    Would you consider ditching your laptop for this lightwieght and compact device? I know for one thing, it is something I am seriously giving thought to.

    Pre order a Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and get the keyboard free

    If you were disappointed with Apple’s one port wonder or Google’s overpriced Chromebook Pixel 2 this may be an option worth considering for on the go content creation.
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  • PlayStation Mobile is dead

    PlayStation Mobile Shutting Down

    Everything has been coming up roses for the PlayStation brand over the past year, but it's finally time for some bad news.

    Sony announced on Wednesday that PlayStation Mobile will be shutting down for good before the end of the year. If you weren't aware of PlayStation Mobile, it was Sony's initiative to bring bite-sized games to both Android devices and the PS Vita, but it clearly never attracted a large enough audience to take off.

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    Sony will close PlayStation Mobile for good this summer

    One of President Kaz Hirai's big "Sony One" projects was PlayStation Mobile, which offered games for both PS Vita and Android devices. That dream of cross-platform synergy is now dead, as Sony has announced it will stop publishing PS Mobile content July 15th. On September 10th the entire site will cease to exist, and previously purchased games will no longer be available for download. The shutdown only applies to PS Vita content, as Sony had already stopped publishing Android games for PlayStation Mobile last year.

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