Posted on Dec 14 2013 - 2:19pm by Anurag Kumar

In recent leaked Android 4.3 10.4.B.0.569 firmware for Xperia Z and ZL we saw new Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 version and here it comes officially on android 4.2.2 Xperia Z devices and Xperia L. Sony rolled out Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 and Video Unlimited app 8.0.B.0.8 version update on Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z, ZL, ZR and Xperia L. Like this we hope new Album app 5.2.A.1.26 version may be rolled out soon.

Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 update brings major changes for Sony’s Movies app. Both updates available only via update center app as an OTA, look for a notification as shown below for updating movies app and video unlimited app. Sony’s Video Unlimited app is available over some regions only so you might not see the notification for it.

Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 and Video Unlimited app 8.0.B.0.8 Update

Movies app 5.3.A.0.18 Update – Features / Changelog

As per changelog mentioned in update notification from Sony :-

  • Access to new Video Unlimited app’s features.
  • High quality audio and video enhancement.
  • UI enhancement.
  • Attractive banner design and faster access to home network devices.

What we noticed…

  • In Settings menu of Movies app 5.3.A.0.18, you see two new options of “Enabling Subtitles” and “Background Playback” of video while you are using another app.

Settings menu of Movies app 5.3.A.0.18, you see two new options of Enabling Subtitles and Background Playback

Download Movies app 5.3.A.0.18

Below app is extracted from our Xperia Z1 C6902

Download com.sonyericsson.video.apk | 9.62 MB

Download Movies app 5.3.A.0.18

Download above app and install it like normal app on your Xperia handset running android 4.2.2.

Video Unlimited app 8.0.B.0.8  - Features / Changelog

No major changes noticed in this update, neither any visual changes.

As per changelog mentioned in update notification from Sony :-

  • Rent or purchase what you have selected to watch.
  • Latest motives and TV shows directly available on your enables devices.

Download Video Unlimited app 8.0.B.0.8

Below app is extracted from our Xperia Z1 C6902

Download com.sony.snei.vu.apk | 5.71 MB

Download Video Unlimited app 8.0.B.0.8

Try downloading both apps on your devices and do let us know if it works on your Xperia handset not mentioned above. Drop your comments if you notice any other changes in the app.

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10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tochi December 15, 2013 at 12:03 am - Reply

    The number video app works good new hand on like recently added
    And minimised feature
    But the bug still remains
    When u download movie info atimes the thumbnail turns an icon

  2. KUNAL December 15, 2013 at 3:09 am - Reply

    after I updated it manually, movies app is unable to detect any video from library, I restored to previous one but still facing the same problem …

    • alex December 16, 2013 at 6:18 am - Reply

      You can scan all your media with this app:
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clypher.mediascanner

      It work great on my Xperia Tablet Z.

  3. alex December 16, 2013 at 6:20 am - Reply

    The app work exelent on tablet z. Finaly can play Video with subs!

  4. Abhishek February 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Video unlimited not working on xperia c

  5. Pranay February 3, 2014 at 10:41 am - Reply

    how i install on my xperia SL (android 4.1.2) ?
    i really need this update pls help me…

  6. ram April 1, 2014 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    iam using sony experia sp set but iam not satisfied this sony because music system is not good this sony sp set how can i improve music system this cell set

  7. suhaib May 26, 2014 at 3:08 am - Reply

    M using xperia m. Just updated to 4.3

    Got the new movies app but i m kinda feeling irritated. Older version detected all the episodes of a particular tv show and put them in one tv album. Why doesnt it happen in this version? No album art either. Hw can i revert back to old movies app

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