Apple & Android Integration: Articles & Videos

Using iPhone apps in the car

Using iPhone apps in the car

by Matt Freeman

In just a few short years, iPod control and app compatibility have become prominent features of car stereos. Car A/V companies have acted just as quickly to develop stereos that let you take advantage of the iPhone's fantastic app capabilities while you're driving. In this article, we're going to take a quick look at four different types of app interactivity.

 
Video: Playing an iPod in Your Car

Video: Playing an iPod in Your Car

by Zak Billmeier

This short video describes your options for playing an iPod through your car's sound system.

 
A guide to iPod® and car stereo compatibility

A guide to iPod® and car stereo compatibility

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Whether you're shopping for a new stereo and want to make sure that you'll get the best experience when using your iPod or iPhone in the car, or if you just want to add iPod controls to a stereo you already have, this article will help.

 
Get the Best Sound Out of Your Portable Music Player in the Car

Get the Best Sound Out of Your Portable Music Player in the Car

by Robert Ferency-Viars

How to get the best sound quality from your portable music player when connecting it to your car stereo.

 
iPod® Installation Guide

iPod® Installation Guide

by Todd Cabell

Step-by-step instructions on how to connect an iPod to your car stereo.

 

iPod® Glossary

by Ralph Graves

Glossary of terms associated with Apple iPods, iPhones and iPads.

 
Video: XM SkyDock

Video: XM SkyDock

by Robert Ferency-Viars

The XM SkyDock lets you use your iPhone or iPod touch to enjoy XM satellite radio through your car stereo. Plus, you can also use it to play music from your iPhone or iPod over the stereo. Watch this short Crutchfield video to see the SkyDock in action.

 
Three Degrees of iPhone® Control in the Car

Three Degrees of iPhone® Control in the Car

by John Pollard

For many, the iPhone has become an essential part of their lives. It stores music, movies, and a plethora of apps that entertain or help with productivity. Nowadays, some stereos integrate with many of the applications on your iPhone. Some simply let you tap into the music from an app, while others give you full control on screen. In this article, we'll break down how it works.

 
Safe Driving is Within Reach

Safe Driving is Within Reach

by Lynn Thorne

You're lost and your smartphone is your navigator. But holding it in your hand isn't the safest or easiest way to get your bearings. In this article, we look at options for keeping your phone handy while behind the wheel.

 
Video: iPhone 5 Video Compatibility with Car Stereos

Video: iPhone 5 Video Compatibility with Car Stereos

by Video Guest

Apple's new Lightning connector causes some temporary compatibility issues in the car, but as Crutchfield expert Buddy explains, all is not lost while we wait for in-dash receiver manufacturers to catch up to the new technology.

 
Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

by Alexander Hrabe

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.