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Sony Connect (SonicStage) is a music management software developed by Sony, a pioneer in the audio equipment industry. You can access unlimited songs from various genres on Sony Connect (SonicStage). Download songs and transfer them to your portable music players.

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Sony Connect (SonicStage) is a music management software developed by Sony, a pioneer in the audio equipment industry. You can access unlimited songs from various genres on Sony Connect (SonicStage). Download songs and transfer them to your portable music players.

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Functionality 3.5/5

Sony Connect (SonicStage) is basically a library of songs. These songs are segregated according to languages, genres, categories, artists, countries, and so on. A user gets access to an unlimited collection of songs. The collection comprises of old songs as well as latest ones.
Curate a collection of your favorite songs, burn a CD and play it in your music systems. You can take it anywhere, anytime. If you don’t have unlimited access to the internet, you can download the songs to your PC, and play them according to your leisure time.

The functionality is not limited to downloading songs and burning them to a CD. You can synchronize your Sony music player with the Sony Connect (SonicStage). This way, you can transfer songs between devices and access them whenever you feel like.

Design 3.5/5

Sony Connect (SonicStage) interface is simple and navigable. As it is all about the songs, the screen is flooded with songs from various categories. A section of the Sony Connect (SonicStage) interface shows the retro collection while some other section shows the most searched songs.

When you play a song, the information related to the artist, duration, genre, etc. will be showcased on the screen. You can access basic functions like downloading songs, syncing your devices, viewing a customized collection in the library, and burning a CD. The search bar lets you locate a particular track within seconds.

Usability 2.5/5

With the passage of time, Sony Connect (SonicStage) became redundant. As the sales of Sony audio equipment like Sony music players, Sony VAIO etc. went down; this music management software lost its utility.

Although it supports most of the Sony music players, still, there were issues with some of the music players. The devices could synchronize for the transfer of songs. Moreover, most of the songs were available at a premium. You need to pay money to access the songs.

Due to technological evolution and reduced utility, Sony Connect (SonicStage) lost the ground to its competitors. Once, it was the ultimate destination for famous as well as rare song collections.

Cross-Platform Use 3/5

Sony Connect (SonicStage) is compatible with Windows OS. It was tested up to Windows XP. However, there is no assurance of compatibility with the latest Windows OS.

Conclusion

If you still own a Sony music player or Sony laptop, you can use Sony Connect (SonicStage) for accessing songs. There are no updates available from Sony, and hence, the songs collection is also outdated.

It boasts of essential functions such as syncing devices, purchasing and downloading of songs, burning a CD, and transferring data between devices. The users can still utilize this music management software for transferring music files or downloading them in your computer system.
There have been compatibility issues registered by the users. Sometimes, the devices won't sync, and sometimes, the computer would crash. Sony Connect (SonicStage) couldn’t deliver as per the expectations of the users.

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Conclusion

Sony Connect (SonicStage) is not recommended to the users due to its outdated functionality and poor compatibility.


Pros : Exclusively designed for Sony devices
Available for free of cost

Cons : Compatibility issues
No recent updates
Most of the songs are available at a premium


Functionality 3.5

Design 3.5

Usability 2.5

Cross-platform use 3


Average : 3.1




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