Sony PlayMemories Home Free

Sony PlayMemories Home Free


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0.21
File Size:
2.63MB
Date Added:
December 09, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
7,071
Downloads Last Week:
302
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Sony's proposition for backing up and viewing photos and videos, Sony PlayMemories Home Free lets you transfer files from your camera or hard disk to an online cloud to which you can then easily connect from a PC, camera, Sony Bravia TV, PS3, or Android/iOS device. It works well enough.

Pros

To the point: Sony PlayMemories Home Free and its online service do not pretend to be everything to everybody but target casual users who want to avoid backup headaches. The software is strictly limited to photos and videos and includes extremely basic editing functions.

Device integration: We like the fact that Sony has gone to great lengths to include a wide range of viewing devices, even if some may be restricted to Sony products.

Cons

Storage limitations: The 5GB free storage cap is probably enough for a number of photos but grossly insufficient as a permanent storage solution.

Practically non-existent editing functions: Basic photo and video editing is well within the sphere of activities of even the most amateur consumers. Resorting to other editing software even for basic tasks is inevitable.

Bottom Line

Sony knows that just selling hardware does not cut it these days, hence Sony PlayMemories Home Free represents interesting albeit basic cloud-based software for mainstream consumers. Through software and cloud updates, Sony will definitely be able to offer upgrades as customer needs increase. For the time being, this is a useful and enjoyable software and cloud service as long as you remember its limitations.

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  • 1 stars

    "JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK"

    July 13, 2014   |   By mr-foxtrot

    Version: Sony PlayMemories Home Free 3.0.21

    Pros

    I use Sony camcorders at work for recording evidence for Court playback.

    My Camcorder came with a PMB Disk and I used to transfer video to DVD.

    In mid July of 2014 I opened my PMB to create a DVD and was promoted to update the outdated PMB to Sony Play-Memories. I decided to upgrade since the new version claimed to be so much better than PMB.

    Once I downloaded the stupid thing, it deleted my old version of PMB and the new version only partly down load and then would STOP and a message appeared stating that the browser closed and the program stopped.

    I am SCR3WED because I can not find my old PMB disk to re-install my old version of PMB so I can no longer create DVD's and I PLAME SONY FOR THE LOST OF MY SOFTWARE THAT I HAD INSTALLED ON MY PC!!

    Cons

    NON AT ALL!!!

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWN LOAD THIS APP

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't get this program."

    April 18, 2014   |   By rickav

    Version: Sony PlayMemories Home Free 3.0.21

    Pros

    None that I know of.

    Cons

    I have several Sony cameras. Every time I try to open this program though a window opens up and starts acting like it is downloading or uploading some thing but it stops at 20% and then the time frame starts going from a minutes to hours and hours. It will not during this period let you do anything within the program. It is even hard to close and takes over the CPU shutting down the rest of the computer. When it reaches 5 or 6 hours on the time frame I have to open Task Manager and go to it's processes and click on end process. It's the only way to stop it. A terrible program.

    Summary

    Don't get it. It's terrible.

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