Pioneer's AppRadio 3 receiver lets you view smartphone apps on its big 7" screen so it's easier to control them while you're on the road. You can check out your favorite apps on a simplified menu that's designed for use in the car, so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of fumbling around with your phone.
Smartphones have become our main source of entertainment, holding tons of music and videos, plus connecting us to the Internet. Pioneer's original AppRadio broke new ground by being the first receiver dedicated exclusively to iPhone® apps. AppRadio 2 continues that innovation by bumping up the screen size and adding support for select AndroidT phones.
Pioneer's the first to bring CarPlay to aftermarket car stereos. CarPlay integrates your iPhone into the driving experience in a new, seamless interface, putting iPhone content at the driver's fingertips with minimal distraction. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, plus other music and apps. Check out this overview video.
Many receivers promise Android compatibility, but how many features you can access depends on your phone. We got hands-on with three touchscreens to get some answers. While we didn't find a one-size-fits-all solution, the hunt for the perfect fit proved more rewarding.
Pioneer's AVH-X5600BHS offers the biggest screen and the most features available in the Pioneer DVD receiver lineup, including Bluetooth®, an HD Radio™ tuner, and the ability to add an optional SiriusXM tuner. Take a closer look in this demo video.
Once you've driven with a Bluetooth receiver, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Pioneer's AVH-X2600BT DVD receiver brings all the advantages of a touchscreen receiver to your vehicle, along with the convenience and safety of Bluetooth®. You'll enjoy hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music from compatible phones and other Bluetooth devices. Check it out in this demo video.
With so many smartphone-controlling receivers out there, it can be tricky to sort them out. To help you understand how some of the latest options work, we spent some time with them in the Crutchfield Labs.
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