[WALKMAN Home] screen

The [WALKMAN Home] screen is a home screen customized for music playback. It features the Music player widget so that you can control music playback without launching an app. Also, the apps related to music are displayed.

Illustration showing the items on the WALKMAN Home screen. The status bar is at the top of the screen. Below the status bar, the upper half of the screen is the Music player widget. The central area of the widget is the cover art. The playback control buttons are below the cover art. Shortcuts to apps are below the widget. The Dock is below the short cuts to apps. The navigation bar is at the bottom of the screen.

  1. Status bar

    The status of the player and notifications appear as icons.
    Swipe down on the status bar to display the notification panel and the Quick Settings panel.

  2. Music player widget

    The widget shows the current track of “Music player”.

  3. Shortcuts to apps

    Tap a shortcut to launch an app.

  4. Dock

    You can add up to 5 shortcuts for apps.

  5. Navigation bar

    The navigation bar contains the following 3 buttons. Tap to operate them.

    • (back) button
      Tap the button to return to the previous screen.

    • (home) button
      Tap the button to display the [WALKMAN Home] screen.

    • (overview) button
      Tap the button to display recently used apps.

  6. Cover art

    Tap the area to launch “Music player”.

  7. Previous button / Play (Pause) button / Next button

    Tap the buttons to control music playback without launching an app.

About the shortcuts to apps on the dock

Apps such as the following are preinstalled on the player.

  • [Sound adjustment]
    Use the app to adjust the sound. You can directly adjust the sound for the player. This is useful when you play content using apps other than “Music player”.

  • [Music player]
    Use the app to play music content stored on the player. Prepare music content in the following ways.

    • Transferring music content from your computer to the player.
    • Purchasing music content from online music services.

  • [Sony | Headphones Connect]
    Use the app to register and set up your headphones.


  • If you select [Page 2 (WALKMAN® Home)] for [Select Home screen] during the initial setup, the [WALKMAN Home] screen will appear when you tap the (home) button.

  • You can change the main home screen after the initial setup.
    On the home screen, hold down an empty space.
    Tap the menu items in the following order.
    [Home settings] - [Select Home screen].
    Select the desired home screen.


  • Please note that Sony does not accept responsibility for any problems due to apps or services from other companies. Check the terms of service from each provider before use.

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