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[PS3™ system] Updated 01/08/2014

Audio CD information

The PlayStation 3 can obtain and display detailed audio CD information, including album and track names, using one of two methods. Both require an internet connection.

  • Automatic When you insert an audio CD, the PlayStation 3 will automatically connect to the Internet and obtain CD information. To display the CD information, you must accept the user agreement and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Manual
    Audio CD information may also be obtained through the [Options] menu by pressing the Triangle button icon button on the Audio CD. Select the album in the Music Menu and press the Triangle button icon button. Then select [Obtain CD Information]. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

    Note: If you do not obtain CD information via the Internet, there will be no detailed album info, such as track names, displayed.

    Manually obtain cd info screenshot

Sorting Music Files on the PlayStation 3


After you have imported/copied tracks to the PlayStation 3 system's HDD, you have the ability to adjust some of the features associated with the music files. You may sort your music in multiple ways, and download music related content from the Internet.


  • Create your own music playlist
    Watch the video below to learn about creating a music playlist on the PS3 system.

  • Sort your music files:
    1. Go to Music icon (Music) on the XMB.
    2. Pressing the Square button icon button will be group the music by different criteria. The criteria will be listed at the top of the screen.
      Sort music screenshot
      • By Album
        Displays all music under Music icon (Music) by the album name.

        Pressing the Triangle button icon button under a selected folder will allow you to sort the music in that folder by Album Name or Artist Name.

      • By Artist
        Displays all music under Music icon (Music) by the artist name.
      • By Genre
        Display all music under Music icon (Music) by the genre.
      • By Track
        Display all music under Music icon (Music) by the track.
      • By Release Year
        Displays all music under Music icon (Music) by the year the track was released.

        Pressing the Triangle button icon button under a selected folder will allow you to sort the music in that folder Release Year (earliest to latest) or Release Year (latest to earliest).

      • All
        Displays all music tracks under Music icon (Music) in a list.