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Forget a cosy night in, romantic meal or a surprise spa break this Valentine’s Day – Our PlayStation team has a better idea.

Starting from today and running until 6am GMT/7am CET/ 5pm AEST on Monday, 16th Feb, online multiplayer access for PlayStation 4 games will be free to anyone within Europe and Australia, meaning you can spend the whole weekend loved up with your pixelated partners.

The online experience is just one of the benefits of a PlayStation Plus subscription so why not take it for a spin and spend the weekend immersed in Destiny, Call of Duty, Battlefield and FIFA … or whatever else takes your fancy.

Some people see Valentine’s Day as a time to sit back and reflect; a time to reminisce about what you used to have, and compare it with what you now have. Well, with that in mind, some of you audiophiles might be interested in watching our latest Old vs. New video where Patrick Norton lifts the lid on Sony’s new Hi-Res Walkman and the original 1979 TPS-L2 that hit your shelves 35 years ago. Patrick offers a fascinating contrast and comparison of both Walkman devices and for the nostalgia alone it’s certainly worth a watch!

Speaking of audiophiles and those who have a preference for the acoustic, we’ve got a little something up our sleeves for you and our Xperia customers. Ever find that you’re too busy to sit down, relax and read a newspaper or catch up on some interesting trends?

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Well, we’ve stumbled across a solution, and as of today – Sony Xperia customers can try it for free.

Umano is an Android app specifically designed for people who want to absorb news and content via audio. The app works by collating all of the latest trending interviews, news reports, and lifestyle stories in to one easily navigable interface. Curated by both a complex trending algorithm and team of audio editors, Umano allows you to take in the latest news and interviews clearly and concisely, whilst on the move, thanks to their professional voice artists.

So if you’re headed to work, crammed against the window of a train with your arms pinned against a strangers back, you can still catch up with the day’s latest news and trends; whether that’s politics, science, sport or tech, without having to pull out a newspaper or scroll through your device.

Why are we talking about it today? Well, Sony users now have the opportunity to take advantage of a 60-day Premium subscription1 from Umano – giving you access to unlimited audio clips and offline downloading. To take advantage, simply download the app at the Google Play Store and enter the Referral Code “XPERIA2015” for your free access to this great audio library. Happy listening!

That’s it from us, enjoy you’re Valentine’s weekend!

1 Sony Mobile users can now take advantage of a 60 day complimentary subscription to Umano Premium. Offer valid for limited duration, from Feb 9th – April 9th. Insert the referral code “XPERIA2015” after downloading the application on Google Play. Requires an Umano account. Further terms and conditions may apply.


Anthony Devenish

PR Manager

Wearables, software and digital PR geek. Northerner (trying not to be a hipster) in London.