How to Play Music on a Sony Blu-ray Player

Introduction

This guide will show you how to play or stream music and audio on your Sony Blu-ray player. There are three ways to do this:
  • Play from Disc, USB Drive, Network Device
  • Stream with Built-In Apps
  • Stream with Web Apps from the Opera TV Store

1 Menu Navigation

The menu navigation controls on the Remote are as follows:

Navigation buttons on remote control.

  • Home - Press to bring up the home screen
  • Arrows - Move the cursor or select an item
  • Enter - Activate the currently selected item or confirm a setting
  • Return - Return to the previous menu

? How do you want to play music?

  1. Play from Media
  2. Stream with Built-In Apps
  3. Stream with Web Apps

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This guide will show you how to play or stream music and audio on your Sony Blu-ray player. There are three ways to do this:
  • Play from Disc, USB Drive, Network Device
  • Stream with Built-In Apps
  • Stream with Web Apps from the Opera TV Store

The menu navigation controls on the Remote are as follows:

Navigation buttons on remote control.

  • Home - Press to bring up the home screen
  • Arrows - Move the cursor or select an item
  • Enter - Activate the currently selected item or confirm a setting
  • Return - Return to the previous menu
To better assist you, please answer this question.
  1. Press the Eject button on the player to open the tray.
    Eject symbol.
  2. Place the disc into the tray with the label facing up.
    Disc being inserted in player.
  3. Press the Eject button on the device to close the tray.
  4. The content on the disc should start playing automatically.
  5. If the playback doesn't start automatically you have to start the playback manually.

You can play audio from:

Disc symbol. An inserted disc
USB device symbol. A connected USB device
Network device symbol. A networked PC and/or storage device. Please refer to the devices documentation to learn how to connect it to the home network.

Playable audio file types:

Codec Extension
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer III) .mp3
AAC/HE-AAC .m4a, .aac
WMA9 Standard, WMA 10 Pro .wma
LPCM .wav
FLAC .flac, .fla
Dolby Digital .ac3
DSF .dsf
DSDIFF .dff
AIFF .aiff, .aif
ALAC .m4a
Vorbis .ogg
Monkey’s Audio .ape

To play media:

  1. On the home screen, scroll left or right to cycle through the menu icons. The Photos, Music and Video categories will be where playable media can be found.
    Playback categories highlighted in main menu.
  2. Within each category, scroll up or down to select the symbol of the media that you want to play content from.
    Media playback source highlighted in selected category.
  3. Browse through the content and choose what you would like to play.

Music playback controls on the Remote are as follows:

Playback buttons on remote control.
Button Function
Play symbol. Starts playback
Pause symbol. Pauses playback
Stop symbol. Stops playback
Search symbol. Searches backward and forward. Search speed changes with every button press
Skip symbol. Skip to the beginning or previous track and to the next track
  1. Open the protective USB cover, if your Blu-ray player has one.
    USB cover being open.
  2. Connect your USB device into the player.
    USB device being inserted.

An internet connection is required to stream with these apps. App availability may change over time.

Sony Blu-ray players come with a few pre-installed apps that allow you to stream video and audio.

  1. You can select any of the built-in apps on the home screen from the Photos, Music or Video categories. Navigate the categories horizontally and the apps vertically.Blu-ray menu with categories highlighted.
  2. Once you've opened an app, you can browse through the content and choose what you want to play.
    Blu-ray app browsing categories.
  3. Another way to access the apps is by launching the Sony Entertainment Network from the SEN Home shortcut.
    Accessing SEN from Blu-ray menu.
  4. This has a tile based layout if you prefer it over the home screens layout.
    Blu-ray SEN main screen.

An internet connection is required to stream with these apps. App availability may change over time.

Certain Sony Blu-ray players come with the Opera TV Store pre-installed which gives you access to web apps that allow you to stream video and audio.
  1. You can access the Opera TV Store from the Network menu on the home screen.
    Blu-ray menu with options highlighted.
  2. Scroll left and right through the categories at the top then go down and select your desired app.
    Opera TV store on Blu-ray player.
  3. Then select Open to launch the app.
    Opera TV web app.
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