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Sony launches new entertainment app for Xperia users

Sony is touting the new Xperia Lounge app for Xperia smartphone users as a "backstage" pass to music, sports, and film content.


Sony is launching an app aimed at Xperia smartphone users that grants access to additional music, film, and sports content.

Sony Mobile Communications, a subsidiary of Japanese electronics maker Sony, announced today that a new app, called the Xperia Lounge, has been released in beta. Available on Google's Android operating system, Xperia Lounge contains "backstage" content based around music, film, gaming, and sports.

Touted as a "VIP" experience, the free app is launching with content from band Coldplay and a competition to win tickets to see Swedish House Mafia. It will later include a chance to attend FIFA events. Content is provided by Sony's partners and sponsors, and includes live concert streaming, behind the scenes film footage, and song streaming.

The application is available from Google Play.

If you don't own an Xperia phone, you can still download the free app, but you won't be able to access all streaming services or content. The Xperia Lounge app will be available in 11 languages.

Sony Mobile has released a number of different Xperia smartphone models, including the Xperia T, Xperia J, and Xperia V. The Sony Xperia TL, available now on AT&T, may be one model that can stand up to competitors including Apple and Samsung, as it comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and a 13-megapixel camera.