Drops connection 1/5
I have an MEX-N5200BT in my car. When I am prompted to open this app, my Bluetooth connection drops.
By Rinita Rauda
At first it was all good now it’s not letting me even get into the app horrible product ever
update did nothing! 1/5
By Knew & Used
no changes i can see, other than the app non-stop demanding internet access to agree to forms.
this & fiestable need: save user lights, ability to use the light ring around xb40 only, use surr. mode on phys. input, pick your own drum sounds, last light used when turning on, and be only 1 app.
Stop taking out receivers from the app forcing people to buy a new one. Some one these are still sold in stores.
Go with pioneer or another brand who still supports old models
Brightness control 3/5
It should be easier to get too. Put it on the front menu as a off or on. Simple.
New update doesn’t let me pair my Sony zr5 speakers. What happened?
Hagan compatible la app con el iPad 5/5
Es bueno que la app funcione en el iPad ya que la uso bastante por qué es donde más guardo mi música
Why is an app needed for headphones 1/5
The app does nothing better, actually far worse than most music apps out there. So this app and headphones are more complicated and actually substantially under perform any standard BT headphones and music app out there.
It is one thing if the app were optional for some features and such but the headphones don’t work unless the headphones app is installed. And music center is very basic, I don’t see any advantage over apple’s own music app other than playlists from other companies like YouTube and Netflix. But if I want those I just launch those apps in one click instead of two or more with music center. To get me to do more work for the same output you got to deliver some wow! Seriously sub optimal there is just no there, there in this app.
We need tidal in the add on apps I u se tidal and I can’t stream it thru the app......please get tidal
Poor functionality 2/5
I have three Sony speakers and a soundbar which are connected to the app for multi room experience. It’s really frustrating, they don’t always connect, Spotify doesn’t work on speakers every other time, and managing groups and speakers disappoint me almost every time. If I wasn’t already invested in Sony platform, I would just throw these away and go with Sonos.. it’s just sad to see Sony which was the king in the area a few years ago now struggles with these simple stuff
Terrible it's Trash 1/5
Was dope on my Android until update. Now I have A iPhone and it's worse then Android version. Cannot power on speaker anymore. And only 5 apps are supported thru the app and 2 of them are map apps and A Google voice search????? What about Tidal, Spotify, Pandora anything sheesh. I honestly just want the ability to power on my XB5 D***!
Pairing fail!!! 2/5
The only thing this app is good for is controlling the lighting on the face(s) of the speaker(s). No matter how much you try, it won’t pair multiple speakers in PartyChain, or Left and Right mode! I finally tried YouTube with far better results.
App use removed for my Sony 1/5
Sony discontinued App support for my STR-DN1050, a model only a few years old. Despite advertising mobile app support on the sales packaging. Classic bait and switch. My receiver is now archaic without mobile control. Will never buy Sony again.
Works nice 4/5
Using app with an srs-xb30. It's works great. Lights and strobe can be easily adjusted. Also like that the equalizer can be adjusted with the app because the speaker had the bass just a bit too high, but adjusting with the app made the sound even better. Would give a 5 star review but I don't like having to pair everytime I'm trying to use the speaker. It would be nice if they put a battery display on the app so I don't have to push the button on the speaker to check the remaining battery charge.
I own a Sony STRDN1050 and was told not to update due to lack of support for my model. I have not updated, however now the app screen freezes and is essentially worthless. Buy a Denon, Harmon Kardon, or any other brand is my 2 cents.
Cannot find the speaker 1/5
By s pulse
Cannot find the srsx7 , even when it’s added in Bluetooth and streaming. Thank his atleast the Bluetooth work. If Sony ties Bluetooth with this app, it would have become unusable. Terrible app.
Stopped working and Sony website and app loop to each other without fixing the issue 1/5
Doesn't function as advertised 1/5
Fails to accomplish even the most basic uses of the app. Cram packed with both errors and great features that absolutely don't work. If you're looking for a good Bluetooth management app, download Bose Connect.
Waste od time and money with sony 1/5
I’ve bought my first sony profuct today. Tomorrow I’ll fill in for a refund. No way the soundbar Htrt3 has the power it advertises and this app, it’s just sheer crap.
Fixed it 3/5
By Nolan Oneill
Since the new update it finds my stereo perfectly.
EDIT: just exiting the app makes it refresh which is very annoying because it doesn't remember the speakers and has to find them every time.
was perfect 1/5
where’s the volume control? not in latest update.
App Won’t open 1/5
1/10/18 I have a N5100BT with app running on an iPhone 6 Plus on IOS 11.2.2. The app attempts to open but just displays a black screen.
2/11/18 still nothing but a black screen when I attempt to run the app. Still iPhone 6 Plus on iOS 11.2.5. Does anyone read these? I’d give 0 stars if I could.
very good 5/5
the best app tnx to sony tnx
واقعا نسخه جديد عالي شده بنظرم حتما امتحان كنيد من با پخش سوني واقعا باهاش راحتم
Surround Sound 1/5
By Bentley Rev
Can SONY Please create A Working App That Let’s The SONY SRS ZR7’s Work With The SONY HT-ST5000. This App And The 2 Products Doesn’t Work Together At All. Do Not Buy The SRS ZR7’s If You’re Trying To Use With The Soundbar. The App Can’t Link Them. 😡
Horrible with Sony STR-DN850 1/5
If I had known the software was this bad I never would have bought this receiver. Really terrible. Doesn't let me control basic settings like standby mode (it goes into standby mode all the time). Clunky for music. Doubt anyone from Sony ever tried to use this software day to day.
**Update: Went from bad to worse. Now STR—DN850 support has been removed completely. Sony should open source the software so hobbyists could perhaps create their own solutions.
Sony should be embarrassed with how bad this is. 1/5
Why does it inconsistently recognize devices?
Why won't it pair my xb40 with my xb30?
Why does it have to learn the speaker every time?
Why is the app so slow?
It's a crap program. Just look at the reviews. The speaker is nice, but if I knew the interface was going to be crap I would have looked in a different direction. It's like the CEO's son wrote the program so everyone is afraid to say the software is crap.
Mdr - 1000x 1/5
So the 300 dollar one year old heaphones don't work this app great job Sony.
Party Chain 1/5
By Coach Morg
I couldn’t get my 4 SRS-XB speakers to group . Geek squad couldn’t do it either.
Im in love with my sony xb7... 1/5
I have a xb7 really love the speaker but the app is garbage. The led lights management need more work.. really nice speaker with terrible support 😖 please make this app better.. more stady color...it’s incredible i can’t put blue or red color bc the app...
Completely useless and filled with errors 1/5
Most frustrating app I’ve ever encountered. I consider myself very technologically intelligent but this app never seems to be able to do ANYTHING of good use.. makes me want to return my speakers it’s so bad. It constantly gives me errors. All I want to do is link my speakers.
Decent enough except... 3/5
I've used this app for a while now and so far, I haven't had much issues with it. Tho for a short while, the Bluetooth kept disconnecting. They've seem to work out that kink. I like how I'm able to control everything. If there's anything left to add, is that there should be volume control in every page. It's a bit annoying having to back out all the way to adjust volume after making speak level changes. I know there's a shortcut button to home page a more accesible volume would be nice.
Not a good app 1/5
By Jim Currahee
The old songpal was a good app. This app does not work.
Don’t buy a Sony!! They advertise App compatibility, and then stop support... 1/5
$550 str dn1050 no longer can be controlled via the App on an iPhone. THAT’S WHY I BOUGHT IT!
They advertised app functionality, I bought the stereo and now I can’t use it the way I wanted to.
Sorry Sony! That just earned you one less customer.
Are you KIDDING ME! 1/5
By OLI WON
My STR DN-1050 has been in storage for about 6-months while we moved the fam to a new state, then we finally buy a house and I pull out the receiver and hook up to our brand new Sony 55” 4K UHD... only to find out the app no longer supports simple remote functions. Talking about a capital F-A-I-L! This was the first high(er) end receiver I ever bought, thinking long term support and a future 4K. Never considered a company like Sony would just decommission a current gen, well-functioning mobile app when it was a key advertised feature of the product purchased only 3 years ago. Thank God, Sony doesn’t make automobiles, they might push an update that stops the steering wheel from operating. Very disappointed, to say the least.
This app is so frustratingly useless. I almost didn’t buy the speaker cause of the apps negative reviews, but I did cause the speaker has great reviews. I don’t regret buying the speaker but this app really takes away from the experience.
What is happening??? 1/5
I can’t add my srs-xb20 speaker at all.
Latest SongPal upgrade is ridiculous. 1/5
By Mr. Darned Upset
Unknowingly lost support for my STR-1050 going from SongPal to Sony Music Center. No warnings, no reprieve, no nothing! Must have been done by a bunch of snowflake millennials who think everything goes obsolete in 3 years.
What the heck do I need the app for now?
Works Fine 5/5
I have the XB 30, only used it for a short time but it seems to work fine for me.
Shame on you Sony 1/5
Very disappointed that Sony removed support for my new stereo system. I can't connect with the app and control remotely any longer. Wasted money and definitely false advertising.
Could not re add my device!!! 1/5
So I’ve had my Sony xb-40 for about 2 months and have had no issues but this app causes major issues for me. Firstly you don’t have iPad support and it resets everytime you leave the app. The main reason I want this app to work properly is so when I want to turn the lighting function off then I can and right now I cant. I’ve only been able to get it to work about three to four times and then it resets. Please fix whatever the issue is so I can turn the lights on and off as I please. Also if I can’t turn the lighting off then it drains the battery. Thank you and if you fix this issue I’d be very happy!
Any alternative to this App? 1/5
I own a 2001 Lexus, replaced old stereo with a Sony MEX-XB100BT.
I love it, however after just a few weeks I am finding lots of bugs.
When browsing through music on my USB the app or radio will just freeze.
You can turn it off even removing the face of the radio won’t help.
I believe it is the not so well designed or functional app is the problem, very low quality...
Any alternatives so that I can pair my radio properly?
Sony if you are reading...UPDATES are needed thank you.
By Jayyy R.
It works fine for me! Just the way the app is built. Really old software. If it was to be updated I feel like I could give this app 5stars easily
Great contender! 5/5
So far it’s a great app! I would like to see a widget for the light and audio presets!
Digitally connected device no longer works 1/5
Apparently don't have reduced their support over time, so the actual receiver I own - which used to work with this app - no longer does. Now I have a receiver missing a feature it was sold with, and a pointless app installed on my phone to boot.
So still no DN850 compatibility? What gives Sony? You have lost and are losing what were once loyal customers.
The Bluetooth communication between my iPhone 7 and Sony xb30 is constantly cut out after using the song pal app
Incompatible device 1/5
Str-dn1050 was purchased for the sole reason (and the only way I have used this device) is by using the Bluetooth feature which requires this app. This expensive device is now collecting dust and I am very angry about it and will probably not buy another Sony receiver again because of this.
AMAZON MUSIC FUNCTION NEEDED 2/5
By R-Dawg Blackie
Developers of Sony’s SongPal App. Please add a wireless Multiroom setup for the Amazon Music App. Thanks!
Never write reviews but this is so bad I had to... 1/5
By Layne (New Orleans)
I own the HT-CT770 sound bar and SongPal just so happens to be the only source to control this device via phone.
Well... it absolutely does not work... after establishing a Bluetooth connection... the wheel just spins indefinitely.... the volume does not work....
This app is absolutely useless and provides no functionality....
What an absolute joke and slap in the face to customers that support Sony and invest in their products.
I would give 0 stars if it were an option.
This app still does not work with my HT-CT770.
This app sill does not work with my HT-CT770. I hate a company that ends support for products only 1-2 years later what a garbage and trash bag move.
No compatibility after version 5.1.1 2/5
My Sony STR-DN1050 is not compatible after version 5.1.1 upgrade on my iphone. Shame on you Sony. At least let us go back to an earlier version of SongPal for those of us who inadvertently upgraded the app.