Thom’s Taking a Short Break

Each year I take a one-month sabbatical from the Internet, in all its forms. That includes posting new information on this site. (If you want to know why, see the article posted on my main site:

From March 24 to April 24 there will be no new articles or database entries to this site. When I return, I’ll catch up with any new product announcements that were made, and will again start posting articles and reviews. 

PlayMemories is About to Become a Memory

Earlier this week I got an email from Sony about the planned termination of PlayMemories and PlayMemories Online. What I hadn’t realized until I started comparing my email with those from other countries is that PlayMemories was somewhat different in each region. Thus, termination dates on the services will differ from region to region. 

Here in the US, you:

  • Won’t be able to sign up for PlayMemories starting immediately.
  • You won’t be able to upload images starting September 30, 2023.
  • The entire service will be terminated on February 29, 2024.

Again, other regions have different dates.

Cameras that worked with PlayMemories were Sony A5000, A5100, A6000, A6300, A6500, RX10 Mark II and III, RX100 Mark III through V, A7 and Mark II, A7R and Mark II, A7S and Mark II, NEX 5R, NEX 5T, and NEX 6. 

You can continue to use any PlayMemories apps that have been downloaded to the camera, but you won’t be able to get new apps at a different point in each region, and images that were uploaded will no longer be available once the online service is terminated. 

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