Smart Key APK

Version 1.01.34 - com.sonymobile.extras.liveware.extension.smartkey
Last updated: 2019-12-30 08:22:06

Personalize your headset when listening to music, during a call or on the go.

Smart Key apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.01.34 (10134)
Apk Size2.18 MB
App DeveloperSony Mobile Communications
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packagecom.sonymobile.extras.liveware.extension.smartkey.apk

Download Smart Key 1.01.34 APK

App Description

Smart Key is sonymobile,extras,liveware,extension,smartkey,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4 by 4 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Sony Mobile Communications website who developed it. com.sonymobile.extras.liveware.extension.smartkey.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.01.34 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Smart Key APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 9107+ times on store. You can also download com.sonymobile.extras.liveware.extension.smartkey APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Simplify your life. Personalize your headset with this easy-to-use application. Configure the call key button when taking a call, listening to music or on the go launching the FM Radio. You can easily switch between the Android default setting and your own personal setting for single, double or triple press. This simple and nifty application is the perfect companion for your Sony headset.
You can personalize the following behavior for music, call and idle mode:
Music control
Next/Previous Track
Volume up/down
Voice command
Call handling
Answer/end/reject call
Volume up/down
Speaker On/Off
Idle mode (When between calls and playing music)
Launch Music player or Radio (Select a specific player, including radio, to launch and control or just keep the last one used)
Volume up/down
Redial last number
Voice command
Voice search
Please note!
This application has been designed for use with the standard Android music player, but also tested for Walkman Player and a variety of other music players. If your application doesn’t work as expected, please try to activate/deactivate the headset control in the music player itself since it may be in conflict with this application.
The Smart Key application supports Android 4.0 and above and is designed for Sony Xperia™. It will also support other Android devices although its functionality may be limited.
This application is developed for wired headsets only.
Disclaimer: For coming Android releases, headset control behavior may change. This may or may not interfere with this application. The application may be upgraded accordingly, provided it can be handled from the application and not the Android system only. 
For Android Lollipop  it is no longer possible to customize call actions. 
Please enjoy your Sony headset with this headset control application, making life a little easier.
This application uses analytics software to collect and aggregate statistics. This data helps us improve this app and our services. None of this data can be used to identify you.

App ChangeLog

  • Support for Android O(8.0)
  • Due some changes in the Google terms of use the Smartkey app was updated to version 1.01.34.
  • This version 1.01.34 is the final of this application.
  • Distribution of and support for the Smartkey app will end on June 28, 2019.
  • The Voice command function recognizes and executes the following words in this application.
  • "PlayPause"
  • "Next track"
  • "Previous track"
  • "Volume up"
  • "Volume down"

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

This is worse than default button actions. Before I installed Smart Key, the button would play/pause in the Pandora app. After I installed Smart Key, I press the button in Pandora app and the phone launches Google Play Music. Settings in Smart Key seem to have no effect. Uninstalled.

It used to work pretty well. I upgraded it today and now the smart key icon in my phone won't disappear even if I've had unplugged my headphones. And you can't swipe it away, you have to restrict the notifications in order to not show in the panel. Hope you can fix this problem, then I'll give 5 stars again.

This worked well for a short amount of time. From what other reviews are saying, the last update is what killed this. The notification stays on constantly even if headphones are not plugged in. My phone started freezing up and next/previous track buttons in Google Play Music didn't work promptly anymore. Hope this is fixed rather than the "final version". Can't recommend in it's current form.

Doesn't work correctly anymore, you can't customize buttons anymore.

Had problems with my earbud controls going off when I wasn't touching them. This solved my problem for a while by disabling voice controls and the pause button. But today my volume controls, which usually don't even do anything, went off without me touching them. And then I realized this app has no option to disable the volume buttons. So it's only getting half of the job done. I'd also like it if the app didn't display a notification at all times by default.

I bought Sony MDR-XB50AP a couple of months ago. I am using the Headphones with my Redmi Note 5 Pro. But this app seems to don't work properly. Double tap and triple taps are not working properly. Sometimes when you double tap, the action takes place corresponding to the single tap. This app is based on an Excellent idea. If it would have worked properly i would have showed off it in front of my friends. But it's not. Please repair this app.

This app used to work great. Unfortunately with Android 8, it creates an insane amount of lag when playing music though my headphones to the point the phone is unusable when headphones are plugged in. The same headphones and this app work fine in an older phone running Android 7. Uninstalled and performance is back to normal. It appears the app is no longer being maintained so I'm stuck without headphone controls anymore.

I have had many of the same problems as other users while using this app: Google Play opening instead of controlling the already open Spotify, and controls being very delayed. I was able to get the app to recognise and control Spotify by enabling the "Customised" settings for both the Music and Idle modes. I also switched "Last used music player" to Spotify explicitly. The single press (pause/play) and double press (skip) work most of the time, but the triple tap doesn't work at all.

For whatever reason, my phone has been spazzing out lately when I plug in an aux cord, so I've been searching all over for an app to disable headset controls. I found this app which customizes what the buttons do, and I instead set all of them to have no action. This is exactly what I needed, fantastic app, simple and effective.

Oneplus 6T user here. Using MDR-EX650AP headphones. App doesn't work for me at all. The button doesn't do anything when the app is installed. Without the app I'm able to can answer/hang up calls, play/pause and skip to next song with a double press. Maybe it's afflicted by the Oneplus earphone dongle?

The customised controls do not work. If I turn them off it opens google play not Samsung Music. I want double-tap and triple-tap to increase and decrease volume when idle and triple-tap to increase when music is playing. Play/pause doesnt work when it is on customised even though I didn't change it. This app could be very useful, but it doesn't work, fix it and I will rate higher.

My sony earbuds are supposed to pause/play music with one push, skip forward with two, and go back with three pushes. The earbuds do stop the music with this app uninstalled, but the second I install and try to use this app the button will only work with the voice assistant. Also I have it set up to where one push should open the most recent song player, Spotify for me, but it opens Google music which I have never used. Garbage app.

I have a Sony Xperia XZ Premium. I'm constantly reminded about software updates that I "need" to install. They update the phone, but accessories which came with the phone become outdated, ie, earbuds. When used with the Smart Key a brilliant mechanism was created - everything done at the flick of a switch: calls answered, music played, volume adjusted within phone calls & music. None of it works now. If nothing improves from this update, I'll be making a complaint to Sony about their updates.

It does work but only with players that support the used API fully (Google Play Music & Sony Music), for just about everything else it brakes what ever functionality you had before installing it. About battery drain complains I don't know as I won't be sticking around to find out.

Works only well with Google Play Music. Idle time settings is not opening previously used music app, always opening the Google Play app. And, command is not in the active music Play app for switching the songs, when we click for next in other music apps, song will be played in Google Play.

as previous people have reviewed the multifunction option doesn't work, I end up listening to voicemail messages & it said can't be used when phone is locked

custimization of buttons does not work in other apps. Every time i press the button a single time it opens google play music. No othe button press combinations work as assigned either. Would give zero stars if i could. I use a pixel 2 XL running current android 9.

I bought Sony headphones MDR-EX15AP and downloaded this app as per the operating instructions in the package. App is just a frozen page that looks like a screenshot but doesnt have any functional use apparently to even connect these to my Samsung S8+ phone. Guess I'll be uninstalling and getting my money refunded for these. Was a waste of time... thanks Sony.

Does not work at all on my xperia XZ2 however i beleive this could be due to needing a USB c-type adapter to plug the earphones in to the phone. It could be due to the adapters lack of functionality as it wasnt designed for this purpose however the app still does not work on my phone at all

I don't know why it was installed however it uses battery too quickly, doesn't do anything for my headphones as I gathered from other comments that it should. Not enough information on how and why I should keep this app that I can or know how to access.

In order to get sync with my headset, they asked me to install this app. But this app never has a connection to your headphone. Waste Installing and waste buying a sony headphones which has a sync with it.

I downloaded this app because my headset button was faulty. After one and a half minutes, the app and the notification bar shuts off on itself and interrupts while I'm listening to music.

it keeps stopping and i only installed this for my sony freaking $60 bucks ear plugs. i got them as a gift but the reciept was im the bag. Thats steep for earphones/earplugs but i love them, theyre nice. i just hope they last.

Another update, again not working with the in-line remote, read it's the last update? Sort it out please, absolute joke that I can't use my headset anymore whilst cycling due to not being able to make calls and skip tracks

Doesn't actually work. I got sony headphones which said to download this app to enable the multifunction button. I can only use voice command with it. When I uninstalled the app I could pause/unpause music but that's it. Useless app. Atleast the sound is good.

I had known about foreword and backward system before installation of this app. But i was wanting to access its volume up and down feature thats why i installed it but it's not working. It seems waste of use.

Utterly useless - I installed it and all the smart functions of my headphone button stopped! The app when opened just shows a blank screen. U installed immediately & all returned to normal thankfully.

good apps but i think it still can be improve by featuring control for video player or youtube.

This app does not work the way want. The app looks simple but doesn't work in a simpler way. Wasted almost a day trying to configure my new sony earphone. Please create a better version of it.

What on earth.. 14% of my day's battery life (second on the list) was this app... I haven't even had earphones with a button plugged in. Something has gone wrong with the app Sony

Works fine usually, but i seem to have hit some bug and the app has used 61% battery during the night.

I've configured the buttons, but the volume still won't change.

The app is absolutely unnecessary. I thought there would be a way to increase and lower the volume. The headphones work the same with and without the app.

Makes my inline headset controls not work at all anymore. Even after disabling music controls option, uninstalling does make it work again.

I have installed this app in OnePlus 3t. None of the option like pause, play and to answer the call is working in new sony earphone.

I cannot understand what this app does for my earfones, which have large drivers and good sound. Perhaps someone could help,?

Sony earphone button is not responding on Oneplus 3t but does on other phones. Tried this application but got no different result.

Slowed my S7 active down. Unresponsive sometimes and doesn't open spotify until i open the app, close it then press the button.

I could not control my volume on my Samsung galaxy note 5 with this app. Nothing was good about this experience.

Do not work on Sony Xperia XZ3, When The App is active, button don't even works anymore, only long press summon Google Assistant work.

Installed and deleted two minutes later. Tried to skip through songs on my Spotify but it kept jumping to my Google Play Music songs. I think I'll do just fine without this rubbish.

works perfectly but wastes a lot of battery even when not using. 40% of total phone battery

Last update was terrible. Can't detect most music app (only get Spotify, Google player, NRG player). There so many app out there, please fix it

Drains battery in the background (consumed 23% battery from 8am to 10am in my pocket) and is pretty much abandoned.

works perfect if you are just looking to turn off the button.

Just downloaded this app I bumped into 5 minutes ago, gave it a test drive with my old MDR-XB55AP right away. It really works wonder! Thanks, Sony!

Google Voice is stronger. Google Voice is stronger than all.

Works well. The purpose I installed this app for i.e. managing the controls of my earphones' button is fulfilled.

Smart key icon won't dissappear after headphone unplugged, and now I downgrade to previous version.

doesn't work on my Sony Bluetooth headphones where the play/pause button does not work with audible.

I used it because my iPhone head phones kept pausing my music at the slightest movement, and it worked perfectly 👽💕

Doesn't work on Samsung S7. Only seems able to bring up Google music library.

notification stays on even after you've unplugged your headphones.

Overall app is good. Just add one thing to it that whenever we plug in the earphone it gets open automatically

Seems to be a battery drain. It used 23% of its power on my sony mobile

Didn't work with my headphones, wouldn't recognise Spotify as a music app, or castbox app.

Big FaCtS useful for Whelan lying in bed listening to music and you accidentally push the button, this app can stop it. 10/10 would reccomend.

App dosn't work at all for me and even stops normal inline button functionality.

I want to play music from Joox but it keeps playing music from Google Music or Samsung Music, and Joox is not labelled as a music app, which annoys me

This app is only working for google play music and not any other music player.

not working in Android 9, update provide for newer version of Android 9

its great it works with samsung earphones great work😎 but plz make an update to make the personallized buttons work with screen on/off thanks

After update i cant clear notification of it and while watching video when i pause using headset its start the musoc player

false advertising! I bought a pair of wired Sony earphones knowing this app worked...which it clearly does NOT! won't be buying Sony products anynore

Disappointed. Bought Sony earbuds for my Sony phone, but this app doesn't work. Uninstalled.

useless. does not map headset double nor triple press

App not working for moto g5s plus along with sony xb55ap earphones... please check and let me know.

It's ok but please add options to capture photos.

Works better without it. Button stopped working after installing app.

Can only use to control Play Music or Samsung Music. Can't control TIdaL with it.

Doesn't work with spotify and blocks its conection with headphones buttons

Terrible!!!! It doesn't work at all... So crappy

trying to get it to pause and play music with my new sony headphones and it wont work

it is not working in vivo v7plus in i music.plz give me solution.thnks.its work with google play music only.

Too bad, drains my batt also system nags alot about this app lol and music player responded late to the button on oreo..

effective for what it does but drains battery life very rapidly while idlinh

Doesn't work! Download only if you have a Sony Xperia.

long pressing the button should increase the volume

battery consumption is at top, it drains so much

doesn't work with any music app like Spotify, Saavn, SoundCloud, etc

cannot guarantee to work even on a very recent sony device.

Does NOT work with Spotify - FIX please!

terrible - doesn't work... android 8.1.. note 9.

Worked with YouTube Music but doesn't work with two non-Play Store APKs I tried. Will there be another app to replace this after July?

I would give 5 if only i could get Tidal to be recognized as a music player. Other that it is hella useful.

The button of my MDR EX15AP doesn't work with my Rooted Redmi Note 4.

please add a option to choose jiosaavn app. it always start google play music whenever button is pressed...

This app crippled my phone within the first few minutes after downloading it.

worst. the app makes the music very uneven

not working in my moto e4+

Not working at all. Makes my Samsung S9 hang.

Acctually works, unlike other apps.

no working on my galaxy m20 with sony mdr xb55ap,please fix it

Very Good App Created By Sony Thanks

app does not work with sony mdr ex 150ap button

I want to destroy my sony mobile I want to throw it in gutter because sony blocked me for not uploading any sony theme from play store when I search any sony theme play store show msg this item not found if this problem not resolve I will go to the consumer forum in the court .very bad sony company

Doesn't work.. and I have a Samsung phone.

Very worst app, not working

It just doesn't do much....I'd rather just use the buttons on my phone.

It's not working with my earphones



requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.


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