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Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

DVD receiver

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Item #: 1304000NEX

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Original Price: $549.99

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Overview

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Pioneer's AVH-4000NEX receiver, the flagship of their 2014 DVD receiver lineup, introduces NEX connectivity. NEX stands for "Network Entertainment Experience," and you'll understand why when you see how this receiver combines built-in features and cloud-based services to connect with smartphone and tablet users. Through the familiar controls offered by its high-resolution touchscreen, this Pioneer offers extensive interactivity with your Apple® or Android™ phone, as well as some other cool features. 

Next gen

Pioneer's AVH-4000NEX receiver, the flagship of their 2014 DVD receiver lineup, introduces NEX connectivity. NEX stands for "Network Entertainment Experience," and you'll understand why when you see how this receiver combines built-in features and cloud-based services to connect with smartphone and tablet users. Through the familiar controls offered by its high-resolution touchscreen, this Pioneer offers extensive interactivity with your Apple® or Android™ phone, as well as some other cool features. 

  • Apple CarPlay®: Pioneer's the first on deck with CarPlay in 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, and many third party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at www.apple.com/ios/carplay. A firmware update is required — now available at Pioneer's website.
  • MirrorLink ready: MirrorLink system provides in-dash control over a growing number of Android™ smartphones. You'll enjoy touchscreen control from your Pioneer over music, phone contacts, and select apps — connect your compatible phone via USB and enjoy a seamless experience.
  • AppRadio Mode: You can launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver, putting a variety of music, navigation, social media, and other apps at your command. The AVH-4000NEX includes an HDMI input to offer the latest in connection options with compatible devices — check the "Details" tab for information on what you'll need to spool up AppRadio with your phone. You can see the latest compatible apps here.
  • Siri Eyes Free: With your compatible iPhone, you can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality with a touch of the receiver's touchscreen, using your voice to to place calls, select music, hear notification, add reminders — even compose and listen to text messages.
  • Optional satellite radio: Add a SiriusXM tuner and subscription for nationwide access to programming you can't get anywhere else — coast-to-coast reception is a huge plus if you travel constantly. And you'll never have to worry about data charges or coverage.
  • Sound customization: You can adjust the 13-band EQ by swiping your finger on the touchscreen, as well as access powerful features like time alignment and Auto-EQ.

Note: AppRadio Mode and AppRadioLIVE are currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. Please see "Details" for more information.

Customizable touchscreen display

HD Radio

You can customize the AVH-4000NEX's display by moving icons around to create customizable shortcuts to your favorite sources and apps. And the variable color choices and backgrounds make it easy to get the look you want in your dash. This Pioneer plays video content in bright, clear detail when you're parked. When you're on the road, you can entertain your passengers by sending a movie from the receiver to a rear-seat screen. Best of all, dual-zone audio lets you listen to a different source in the front while the movie plays in the rear. And of course you can plug in a rear-view camera to play it safe in crowded parking lots.

Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

The AVH-4000NEX features outstanding integration with your smartphone.

Your music machine

You can connect your iPod or iPhone to one the receiver's two rear USB inputs and use the receiver's controls to access your playlists, with tools like Alphabet Search and Link Search to help you zero in on the song you want. Android users — if your phone supports the media transfer protocol (MTP), you'll be able to browse and play back the music that's stored on your phone, no extra app required.

You can add an optional SiriusXM tuner to the AVH-4000NEX and enjoy the outstanding variety of music, news, sports, and talk offered by SiriusXM. Even cooler, this NEX receiver will display album art from the satellite feed. If you're a fan of streaming Internet radio, you can take charge of your Pandora® account from the touchscreen, complete with thumbs-up and thumbs-down controls.

Do you crave the best sound quality? NEX receivers support FLAC file playback, so you can enjoy compression-free sound when you're cruising down the highway. The built-in HD Radio tuner delivers crystal-clear FM and AM reception. And don't forget, you can also enjoy all your CDs, DVDs, discs full of MP3 or WMA music, SD cards, or USB storage devices loaded with files.

Apple CarPlay®

According to our friends at Pioneer, "...the AVIC-4000NEX will be one of the first aftermarket radios to feature Apple CarPlay (firmware update required, coming Fall 2014). CarPlay is the smarter, safer, and more fun way to use your iPhone® in the car. CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch." Learn more at www.apple.com/ios/carplay

AppRadioLIVE

Pioneer's innovative AppRadioLIVE streamlines your app info and functions into one easy-to-use interface. You'll enjoy quick access to your music, media, calendar, and other sources you subscribe to, just by downloading the AppRadioLIVE app and syncing your services. AppRadioLIVE works with your apps to provide visual map guidance and access to points of interest, as well as the ability to search for concerts, shows, and other local events of interest. And you can show several sources of information simultaneously, quickly shifting from one to another with a touch of your finger.

Note: AppRadio Mode and AppRadioLIVE are currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. Please see "Details" for more information.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then  program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

I have been a fan of pioneer for a long time, and the 4000NEX gave me all the features I wanted without breaking the bank. It looks great and the interface is very user friendly. I would recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade their system.

Ian, Carmel Indiana

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What's in the Box:

  • DVD receiver (10A fuse)
  • Detchable 6.95" touchscreen monitor (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Remote control (CD-R33)
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • 58" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • Microphone w/ visor-bracket (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
  • Two-sided tape
  • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • Wire-tie
  • Carrying case
  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)
  • "Activating iDatalink Maestro" note

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • detachable 7" motorized touchscreen with multi-angle adjustments
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • five customizable display colors and 112 key panel illumination choices
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • Apple CarPlay compatible (requires firmware update)
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for info)
    • playback and control of music files on compatible Android devices
    • MirrorLink with compatible devices
    • AppRadio Mode for smartphone integration
    • Siri Hands Free compatible with compatible iPhones
    • Pandora and Aha Radio control with iPhone and Android
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • FLAC audio playback
    • 13-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    • dual-zone audio
    • Auto-EQ equalizes for your car interior automatically (optional mic required)
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • optional navigation module
    • compatible with iDataLink Maestro module to retain factory settings for Ford SYNC, GM OnStar, and Chrysler Uconnect (firmware update may be required)
    • inputs: rear A/V input, two rear USB inputs, HDMI input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
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    Reviews

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    76 Reviews

    Possibly not worth the price

    Written by: John from Arkansas on November 8, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This unit was a good unit for the 1st few months. Even though it does not control the power retractable antenna like I would prefer. But on the way back from a long trip in October, the Apple play connection quit. Now the blue tooth connection is failing and the data stream from iPod started loosing data every 10 minutes or so ( I even seitched iPods - either 2 bad iPods or one HU )

    Pros: Great looking

    Cons: Lack of full functionality to meet my needs

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    Written by: Ian from Carmel Indiana on June 8, 2015

    2013 Honda Civic SI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I have been a fan of pioneer for a long time, and the 4000NEX gave me all the features I wanted without breaking the bank. It looks great and the interface is very user friendly. I would recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade their system.

    Pros: Good user interface, sleek design, great quality, easy to use.

    Cons: A little pricy, interface is a bit laggy on startup.

    Wish it worked right

    Written by: Matt from Tennessee on June 1, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wish I could rave about this unit because everything works great, except Apple Carplay. That is the reason I bought the deck. I did the firmware update, tried multiple cables and nothing mattered. It just will not work. I spent about on hour on the phone with Crutchfield tech support and as much as they tried to help, nothing worked. They can't replace the faulty deck they sent me because the model was replaced with the 4100nex, and I don't want to pay extra because they sent me a faulty unit. There were no attempts to work out anything to help me, Pioneer was also no help. I hate to say it, but I don't think I will ever deal with either company ever again. Such a shame

    Pros:

    Cons: Doesn't function properly

    Crutchfield response on June 3, 2015 We're sorry to hear this didn't work out. Our Customer Support team has emailed a potential solution for a replacement.

    Great value and features

    Written by: Mike S from Louisiana on May 31, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great radio fits perfect and looks factory! crutch field has provided a great head unit at a great price along with the nice install kit.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None I can see

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: ACC Toyota, Lexus and Land Cruiser from Georgia on May 26, 2015

    1997 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Nice Unit

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    great product

    Written by: greg from Wisconsin on May 25, 2015

    2015 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great stereo, easy to install and set up

    Pros:

    Cons: wish the xm tuner was internal

    AVH 4000nex

    Written by: Anchovy from Delhi, ca on May 17, 2015

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Bought this unit after testing the one a friend bought. I have to say I'm quite happy with it.

    Pros: Hands free works great. I like the 13 band eq. It's easy to use.

    Cons: None

    Siri at your command

    Written by: V from New Jersey on May 12, 2015

    2002 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is great! Simple instructions had everything installed without hassle. I was going to spend a lot more on something with navigation, but once I found this one I was sold! Siri reads my text messages, lets me answer them hands-free, gets me directions to anywhere without fail, and I can play music from any device I own. I installed a usb port into my dash and an additional one with an included aux port in the back for the passengers. They both work great and look factory-installed. The microphone is clear as is the calls coming through the speakers. I was concerned I would have a "tinny" sound, but the feedback has been that most folks can't even tell I'm talking from my car! I actually found this unit to be better than I expected and much easier to install than I was anticipating. The sound quality for music is great, and I didn't even replace my factory speakers. (I have a 2002 Toyota 4Runner.) I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

    Pros: iPhone navigation is always up-to-date, unlike maps that need updating. Siri makes hands-free simple. Bluetooth works all the time, every time. Sound quality is great. Reasonable Cost.

    Cons: The screen is sometimes hard to see in very bright sunlight, but that has to do with the way my dash is designed. I've been fiddling with the screen brightness, which has improved the visibility somewhat.

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: Mike from Ft Worth Texas on May 7, 2015

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    The unit functions as advertised, looks good and sounds great. The front panel buttons are a bit small and take some getting used to. Over all I am very happy with it as I bought it specifically for the Apple Car Play function and ability to leave my iPod docked permanent. I think too much went into the ability to customize the look and not enough into function. You can change colors and themes but can't use Bluetooth if the iPod is plugged in which stinks.

    Pros: Easy install, good sound and Apple Car Play.

    Cons: Way too many look and theme controls for me. Can't use Bluetooth while any other device is plugged in.

    Very clean unit

    Written by: RyanS from Colorado Springs, CO on May 5, 2015

    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Only had the unit installed for one week...installation and set was very straight forward. Controls are easy to use. Display is easy to see in most lighting conditions. Touch screen is responsive and sensitivity is much better than my older Kenwood unit. HD radio functionality in my area is very good. Bluetooth streaming has been good with the exception that some of the music info that comes up on Pandora isn't automatically streamed to the display. I plan on adding to this review after I have had more time to use other features of the unit.

    Pros: Easy set up and installation. Sound quality is very good and user interface is easy to use.

    Cons: Some Pandora info isn't streamed to the unit display.

    4000nex

    Written by: bofusric from Florida on May 3, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great sound, and user interface. Would recommend!

    Pros: sound, ease of use

    Cons: none

    Why pay for navigation when your smart phone has it?

    Written by: Dustin from Las Vegas, NV on May 1, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    When I went to purchase an aftermarket head unit, i started to evaluate if I truly needed to purchase one with built in navigation. Bottom line is, if you have a smart phone, don't waste your money; buy this. The Apple CarPlay makes this receiver an effective navigation unit. I can't ask for more. Is it a bit buggy? Sure. Some small things are annoying, but I'm hoping it's something that future firmware updates will fix and/or future iOS updates from Apple will fix. The U/I is extremely easy to use. My wife, who isn't all that technology savvy, likes the radio and how easy it is to operate. The touch screen controls seem responsive and accurate. Sound wise, it's rock solid. Very good sound from the internal amp and, of course, the external outputs as well.

    Pros: Sound. User interface is easy to use. Great substitute to spending hundreds more on a navigation.

    Cons: A tad buggy...not a deal breaker though.

    Super Cool!

    Written by: Anonymous from Las Vegas, NV on May 1, 2015

    2009 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Absolutely love it glad I bought it. The Apple CarPlay works great!

    Pros: Absolutely love it glad I bought it. The Apple CarPlay works great!

    Cons:

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: DaveP from Florida on April 27, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This unit works exactly as advertised. The interaction with the iPhone is amazing. The only negative is in the display format, the layout of song title and album artwork. It looks a little busy. Also due to all the wires, its trick to get them tucked away to enable to full install the unit. The factory speakers sound surprisingly good with the new receiver.

    Pros: great interface with iPhone, good power

    Cons: display a little busy

    Love this radio....

    Written by: V Smith from Henrico, VA on April 27, 2015

    2004 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I really like this radio, but it does a couple things that I wish it didn't. Like every time you start it up, you have to click ok that you will be a responsible driver and not take your eyes off the road to adjust the radio. Also, it doesn't always pick back up on the song you were playing especially if you use your phone and then get back in the car. I am going to call Pioneer today to see if both of these can be changed. But other than that, I love the radio. It has great sound and it displays the album art just like I wanted.

    Pros: Great Sound Displays Album Art Love the CarPlay Phone conversations are very clear!

    Cons: Have to click the box every time Doesn't always pick up the song you were last playing

    hands free ! for real this time

    Written by: Forrest T from kihei on April 26, 2015

    2004 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This unit is perfect for iphone useres . If you are looking for hands free unit this is the one. The apple car play works amazing. I would not mess around with the ap mode just yet due to how buggy it is. Im sure the newer models will be even better on the ap mode.

    Pros: apple car play

    Cons: app mode

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX in 2013 Subaru WRX

    Written by: Ricky from California on April 21, 2015

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I replaced the stock head unit with the AVH-4000NEX. Installation was pretty easy. Most time consuming parts were: connecting the wires to the harness and routing all the cables. The dash is pretty easy to take apart in this car. I did have to reposition the AVH-4000NEX in the dash kit to allow enough clearance at the top for the screen to tilt open. I was able to retain use of the steering wheel controls with the ASWC-1 and the in-console USB port with another adapter. I'm pretty happy with all the features in this head unit. I like Carplay and HD radio. The only thing I would like to see improved is the screen, but I didn't want to pay extra for the capacitive touch screen. The AVH-4000NEX has crashed and had to restart once or twice within the 2 weeks I've owned it. I think I confused it by switching between different sources too fast.

    Pros: Carplay, HD Radio, support for Pandora and Aha Radio, 2 USB ports, 7" screen

    Cons: Feels laggy at times, resistive touch screen, DVD drive makes some mechanical noises at startup even when no disc inserted

    A Nice Upgrade

    Written by: Wiiland from Michigan on April 16, 2015

    2010 Mazda 5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Install was a little complicated for a beginner, but not too bad. Definitely has some nice features, but list price seems high. Bummed that wireless Carplay won't work on it (requires bluetooth & wifi). Interface is a little complicated- I guess I was thinking that with Carplay the whole system would be as simple as iOS- the Carplay section is, but the rest of the menus are cluttered and unnecessarily complex. Also, pay attention to the instructions regarding USB1 and USB2- plug your phone connector into USB1 only, otherwise you're going to have to tear the whole thing out just to switch it later.

    Pros: Carplay, great sound from speakers and microphone

    Cons: Complicated interface, USB issues, hidden CD/DVD slot, price

    Pioneer AVH-400NEX

    Written by: Keith F from Memphis, TN on April 15, 2015

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This unit transformed my car to the next generation of audio equipment, truly as great as described and then some. Highly recommend this one.

    Pros: Detachable face for security, hands free, Bluetooth, CarPlay App easy connection and the power it puts out.

    Cons: No GPS navigation installed

    Needs to work to use

    Written by: kwmbe from Pennsylvania on April 8, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Unit is great and Carplay is fabulous, when it works. Once winter came the touch screen stopped functioning and I could only listen to the last set radio station and use mechanical volume buttons. Told by Pioneer to remove the faceplate, put it in its case and send to them but you cannot remove faceplate when touch screen buttons do not respond. Told to keep trying until I could. Now weather is warmer it is working again and I finally removed the faceplate unit. Pioneer now want me to remove the whole unit and send it to them at my expense. Wish they had of told me that 6 months ago instead of forcing me to listen to the same radio station all winter. I was told they will just send it back if they cannot replicate the fault. Pioneer service need to get their act together. California weather is not the same as North East USA so how they will replicate the conditions is open to imagination.

    Pros: Carplay is nice

    Cons: Unit needs to work all year round, not just when warm. Pioneer service sucks.

    Great Stereo!

    Written by: Tim10 from Wisconsin on April 5, 2015

    2001 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Got this AHV-4000NEX for my daughter to ensure that she has no reason to try communicating by using her cellphone without voice control. I bought it for the Carplay feature. The only complaints I can come up with are: Siri isn't yet perfect for voice recognition...once Apple does more magic on it, it should work much better. The Maps do work awesome though. The second complaint is that what would be REAL nice is if manufacturers would actually offer a stripped down version of this system with Car Play. I don't need a DVD player, so that could save a lot of hardware cost and space if that wasn't included. I just want a system with a good stereo, car play, and a backup camera. So I would have preferred to save maybe $200 and just have that. I think competition will cause this to happen in the future though. For now, it's an excellent system to put into any vehicle.

    Pros: Easy install Awesome features including car play Great back up camera integration

    Cons: Just the price

    Very nice unit!

    Written by: JeffM from North Carolina on April 5, 2015

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This is an awesome receiver. CarPlay is really convenient and easy to use. With Apple maps, you don't really need built-in navigation, so for that reason I'm glad I went with the 4000. Being able to remove the screen is also a nice feature. So many options for music, I could listen for the rest of my life and never run out of tunes. Lots of features and functions which I haven't tried yet. About the only thing I wish it had was a capacitive touchscreen instead of the resistive. I have a friend who has the 8000 and the screen is nicer, but I can live with it for the money I saved.

    Pros: CarPlay Lots of input options

    Cons: Resistive screen instead of capacitive

    Great Receiver

    Written by: Zach from Anchorage, AK on April 1, 2015

    2012 Ford F-150 Platinum
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Not the easiest radio to get to work with iDatalink Maestro and Ford Sync - BUT once you do: an awesome good looking unit that delivers incredible sound quality. I've always loved Pioneer Head Units and this one is no exception. The Carplay interface delivers an impressive on screen NAV experience - so if you have an iPhone - there's no need to buy one of the more expensive NAV HUs. Love this radio and it literally saved my truck from the trade in line as I now have better technology and sound quality than any of the new rigs out there.

    Pros: Good looking, great sounding, and once you have full iDatalink integration: it's a great stock replacement.

    Cons: Hard to get to properly interface with iDatalink and Ford Sync - even with reading the instructions carefully, several tear down and reinstallations, and a couple reflashes of the Maestro. It seems that once everything with the iDatalink is programmed and in place, the final step that's neglected is to reboot the Pioneer. Mine took it upon itself to do so at a stop light and now everything works as promised.

    Awesomeness

    Written by: Thurmanator from Missouri on March 31, 2015

    2003 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX is just plain awesomeness. Crutchfield's advisors were a big help in choosing my system. I installed this unit into my 2003 Ford Explorer limited with a Bose Mach system and a 8'' subwoofer. I can not express enough how much clearer and crisp this Pioneer sounds it even makes my 8''sub thump hard. The directions were very easy to understand and installation took about 4 hours total. The night before we soldered all the connection and put shrink tube over the connections. The next morning the instillation was a breeze! I spent more time trying to figure out where to run and install the USB cables. I purchased a PAC USB Extension Cable to flush mount in my dash so I didn't have loose cables lying around. The trim tool is a must and I wish I had ordered a wire pulling tool, it would have been easier then the wire I used. I also purchased the Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control it was easy to install. All I needed to connect my IPhone 5S to car play was to plug it in to the USB it was that simple. Now I am working on getting my new subs and amp to fit my system.

    Pros: Great Sound and quality. All the options a person could ever ask for. You can fine tune it to what you want...

    Cons: I really can't think of one

    Great option to the AVIC

    Written by: Todd from Costa Mesa CA on March 29, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Car: 2006 4Runner Sport Pros: - Easy to install and use. - CarPlay is great. - Navigation from your phone is great too. - Great sound. Cons: - Hooked up the dimmer wire and it blew 2 bulbs on my AC/heater display (found out after that it's a common issue with this stereo and my car). - Turns out you can not have an iPod connected to USB 2 and have Bluetooth audio. If you want to use Bluetooth audio, unplug the iPod. It will work if you have a flash drive plugged into USB 2 though. Side note: The Only difference between the 4000 and the 4100 is the ability to connect android to the 4100. If you are an Apple person, save he money and get the 4000!!

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    sounds good if you set it up right

    Written by: grit from Kent City, MI on March 24, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Sound quality is good as long as you take the time to figure out all the settings. There are many. Interface is good . Yes the Bluetooth is different bc you have to delete one to add one if you have three already in the system. One big thing is which is on most touch screens is when its cold you cant control the screen. :-( anyway way better then your boss audio head unit that your up grading from....

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    Awesome Product! With suggested tweaks.

    Written by: EngineerRay from Charleston, SC on March 19, 2015

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    This product was more than I needed, even being the base model of the NEX line. 25% of the features of the receiver were too complex to be compatible with my vehicle's electrical system. ( multiple video inputs and outputs including HDMI, steering wheel control) the OS on the reciever is not as "convieninet" as advertised but mostly so. After impulsively playing with my new toy in my car for 30 minutes or so the OS wasn't really an issue. The level of fine tuning you can do with the audio channels, I/O, and EQ are phenomenal. It comes loaded with "MIXTRAX" which is a media player that allows more listening options like continuously cross fading songs in your playlist. And for iOS users there's CarPlay. It's pretty nifty. It does things like calling, texting, and GPS from the Maps app on iPhone (so you don't need that expensive GPS add-on). But CarPlay is well thought out so everything works 100% hands-free with Siri. Accessing iPhone's entire music library is a plus at school well. After not being satisfied with 2 previous after-market radios, I think this may be my last one!

    Pros: Massive quantity of input and outputs Versatility of fine audio control Security features Straight forward installation Touchscreen better than average (resistive) SD card slot 2 USB ports Plays Videos

    Cons: OS is Friendly but not necessarily your best friend Performing firmware update is a rather drawn-out process CarPlay is awesome but needs tweaks to extend abilities to 3rd party apps. (Facebook, instagram, Twitter) and support for Apple's apps (photos, mail, Safari, calculator, compass) Switching between inputs could be a little easier.

    Nice unit!

    Written by: Danny from Florida on March 19, 2015

    2014 Ram 1500
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    Good unit, the biggest thing I can't say about this though is that less is more. This unit has so many different features and screens and modes. That it's almost to intricate to be manipulating while driving. I would have liked something a little more user friendly while on the road. All in all its a great unit.

    Pros: Resolution CarPlay works good Customization Cool factor

    Cons: Ease of use Software is sometimes clitchy

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: antcal from Clarksville, Tennessee on March 7, 2015

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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    I purchased this unit to replace the factory installed GPS unit. I went this route for a number of reasons: 1) CarPlay; 2) I can use my phone's built in GPS; 3) Faceplate is removable; 4) I like Pioneer equipment. This unit has not disappointed in sound quality, functionality, and aesthetics! I recently changed from Android to iPhone and wanted a product that would work well with the iPhone 6. Siri-enabled CarPlay allows me to focus on the drive and still interact with my phone and radio. I removed the dealer installed GPS because it was outdated and didn't have hands free capability. CarPlay allows a seamless handsfree interaction and allow me to utilize the GPS provided by the phone. This saved me hundreds in cost. I have a Jeep Wrangler and wanted a unit that had a removable face for the "doors and top off" summers. Lastly, I have had Pioneer units installed in previous vehicles before and am very impressed with the sound enhancements the unit will bring across stock speakers. At this point, I do not have a need to replace the speakers as the sound and clarity is more than efficient.

    Pros: - CarPlay - GPS features with phone - Removable faceplate - Pioneer sound quality

    Cons: None to mention.

    Great

    Written by: DarrellH from South Carolina on March 1, 2015

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    Very good product. The CarPlay feature is why I purchased this as well as the Sirius Ready feature. CarPlay is worlds better than the AppRadio technology Pioneer used prior to Apple's CarPlay develop. The CarPlay feature does work great with my iPhone 6. No need to connect via bluetooth the Apple lighting cable is the only connection needed. One thing that would be great is if Pioneer would add vehicle speed volume control to the system settings. That is something though that I understand very few aftermarket radios have on them. Also wish the unit had volume control as a touch screen feature such as a finger swipe...but those are more of wish list items. The swipe thing could easily be added through a firmware update.

    Pros: CarPlay, ease of use. Feature packed.

    Cons: Lack of round volume contol.

    4000nex

    Written by: Kevro from Missouri on February 28, 2015

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    Recently had the 4000nex installed in my Lancer, I love it! I use a IPhone 5s and it links up very well from Bluetooth to streaming video. The apple CarPlay feature is a bonus as well, changes the whole setup. Kinda cool being able to go to 4000nex or CarPlay. The control and customization abilities are terrific as well. Good job Pioneer

    Pros: Everything works, and everything is available, also updatable

    Cons: Little issue using my Av adapter at the same time as the USB

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on February 22, 2015

    2011 Chevrolet Suburban
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    Bought this for apple carplay and rear entertainment functionality. Its awesome.

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    Pioneer avh 4000nex

    Written by: Anonymous from Bothell, WA on February 9, 2015

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    Great looking stereo. Cool features. Tons of them. A little complicated because there's so many ways to adjust the sound quality. To get the best sound after you adjust gain on your amp is to go into sound settings and adjust the source level input for each source. The sound was very low barely pushing my JL 12w3 with the jX 500/1 amp. I was mad because it was and expensive setup. After I found this everything is good now. App radio software is horrible right now, but there can always be a software update. No biggie.

    Pros: Very cool features, easy to install, best hu on the market right now. Has a detachable face. Locks by pin code also.

    Cons: Hard to set up and adjust sound. Takes a minute. (There is auto equalizer if you purchase the right mix)

    Pioneer avh 4000nex

    Written by: Anonymous from Bothell, WA on February 9, 2015

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    Great looking stereo. Cool features. Tons of them. A little complicated because there's so many ways to adjust the sound quality. To get the best sound after you adjust gain on your amp is to go into sound settings and adjust the source level input for each source. The sound was very low barely pushing my JL 12w3 with the jX 500/1 amp. I was mad because it was and expensive setup. After I found this everything is good now. App radio software is horrible right now, but there can always be a software update. No biggie.

    Pros: Very cool features, easy to install, best hu on the market right now. Has a detachable face. Locks by pin code also.

    Cons: Hard to set up and adjust sound. Takes a minute. (There is auto equalizer if you purchase the right mix)

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: Greg from New Jersey on February 9, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I installed this radio in the cabin of a recently purchased boat. I didn't need something marine rated because this is inside. The install was as simple as could be. The unit so far has worked flawlessly. I purchased this unit because I don't need the GPS but I wanted the bluetooth connectivity to stream other audio (Pandora, Sirius etc.) from my Android phone. Crutchfield customer service was top notch as always. The dropped the price $100 a week after I purchased this. One call and they refunded the $100 difference back to my card with absolutely no hassle. Their price protection policy is awesome!!

    Pros: Bluetooth streaming, great sound and ease of installation.

    Cons: No front mounted aux or USB jack

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: IJBrown from Georgia on February 1, 2015

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    This is a great deck for building a system with.

    Pros: It has great power for factory speakers and the ability to control the outputs of those speakers. The built in crossover works great subs.

    Cons: Lacks GPS

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: Jose from Middle Village, NY on January 17, 2015

    2005 Pontiac G6
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    Excellent radio easy install

    Pros: Installation is easy, functions are great, love the integration of how my iPhone works with radio

    Cons: None

    Pretty darn good

    Written by: Z from Troy, MI on January 15, 2015

    2011 Ford Expedition
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    I purchased this along with the Maestro RR, Ford Harness, Micro bypass and SiriusXM v300 tuner to replace my Ford factory radio with Sync. The main attraction was CarPlay and it works real well, save for "Hey Siri" which is hit and miss and usually miss. I don't know that it gives tons more than sync but is definitely nice and I'm glad I have it. Configurability, features and sound quality are top notch. Being a newb, I had some trouble with installation, but it was only with a few hard to access wires like the OBD and Sync SW2. Maestro works well.

    Pros: CarPlay Configurability Ease of use

    Cons: Hey Siri doesn't work well

    Great radio! But, don't buy it!

    Written by: Ownerskates from California on January 14, 2015

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    This is a fantastic deck on every factor but don't buy it! Pioneer just released the 4100NEX for the same price. The 4100 has all of the same features and Android Auto support. This 4000NEX will not have Android Auto support. Only a year old and already out of date....

    Pros: All of the other features

    Cons: No Android Auto Support

    great radio

    Written by: tyler from Tuscaloosa on January 5, 2015

    2007 GMC Sierra Denali
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    Great radio for the price. It's on the higher end but if you want quality you never go cheap.

    Pros: Looks great and has a lot of feature .

    Cons: Hard to hook up if you don't know what you're doing

    Absolutely Awesome

    Written by: Corey from Idaho on January 1, 2015

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
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    Worth every penny!! It will take you months to play with everything this HU will do

    Pros: Excellent build quality Simple to use Does way more than the average person would ever need

    Cons: None

    Very Poor Sound Quality

    Written by: Pilot479 from Iowa on December 28, 2014

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    I have used several Pioneer receivers in the past with great results. Recently ordered AVH-4000nex for my 2002 Monte Carlo and my biggest issue is the horrible sound quality. Installed a Pioneer GM-d1004 amp along with polk audio speakers thinking that my speakers were the issue...nope! So I installed a JL Audio Powerwedge max that I've had in a different car to try and round out the system. I had to drive the gain on the sub amp all the way up along with bass boost...just to get a little low end bass. Still not happy. So I ended up trying to drive down speaker levels and drive up the sub level in receiver...a little better but not satisfied Completely unacceptable...I think I've given this receiver every chance that I can. Returning

    Pros: CarPlay

    Cons: Sound Quality

    Bluetooth not Designed Correctly

    Written by: KG from North Carolina on December 23, 2014

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    Bluetooth doesn't seem to be designed correctly. If there is more than 1 user of the vehicle, other users must go to the settings of the phone to connect. We have two iPhones and both will pair correctly. Only the the last connected phone will pair when getting in the car. If another paired user connects to the unit manually, then his will always connect and the other phone won't pair. This isn't an iPhone problem. I've verified that this is expected operation with Crutchfield's support. There should be a primary user and secondary user(s) that way if the primary isn't present then the radio should look down the list. I'm not happy with ford sync in another car we have but at least the phone connects to whatever paired device that is available. If I would have known this I probably would not have bought the pioneer.

    Pros: good sound

    Cons: poor bluetooth design

    Excellent upgrade

    Written by: Srosebrock from Charlottesville, VA on December 17, 2014

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    Nice upgrade for my 2007 Forrester! The sound in my car is so much better and I have more control over the highs and lows.

    Pros: Easy to use from the start, phone sound is great, nice background options, works well with iPhone 5s

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    Great unit

    Written by: Rick from Alford, FL on December 13, 2014

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    How anybody could complain at all with this Head Unit baffles me. People talk about wanting to use Appradio!! Why would you, this unit has car play which is flawless. And it allows you to hook to pandora , podcasts and IHeart Radio. Plus all the added features and options. USB and SD card slot . Still can work all my Ford Sync controls if I chose to. Sound quality is crisp and clear EQ is really nice with allowing two custom settings for your own taste. Anyone who complains about this unit Really must not no much about a good unit when they see one. Thanks pioneer for a Fantastic product!!

    Pros: Tilt screen for sun Glare and ease of use.

    Cons: None

    Love it

    Written by: burton158 from Petoskey, MI on December 9, 2014

    2008 GMC Sierra
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    Fantastic stereo. Not my first Pioneer and it won't be my last.

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    pioneer nex

    Written by: rutan26 from waynesburg, PA on December 2, 2014

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    I like it over all. It better then the JVL I had.it would be sweet if it worked be enjoyed a lot better.

    Pros: The Bluetooth is great. Phone, music are just awesome.

    Cons: not really set up for a Android. With that is all I use.

    Nice Deck Overall

    Written by: rosepete from minnesota on November 18, 2014

    2010 Ford Fusion
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    The best overall Carplay compatible deck as of today, in my opinion. The only difference between this one and the higher cost variants is onboard navigation. If you have a smartphone, you can any app or the built in phone nav, so I have no need for the more expensive versions. In addition to Carplay, supports pioneer's own appradio apps, so any missing functionality can generally be provided via your smartphone, if you're comfortable with that.

    Pros: Carplay and Appradio apps has a touchscreen in addition to physical buttons Tons of configuration options, and customization possible. lots of inputs and outputs sounds good hard to find a better combination of features for the value.

    Cons: Software usability could be better. Definitely version 1.0 not intuitive how to switch between the various radio modes: "normal", appradio, and Carplay. appradio apps require a HDMI connection and won't work over just USB, but Carplay works over the standard USB. So if you want to use both Carplay and Appradio, you have to install both cables, and can connect your phone to only one at a time. Insane. depending on the vehicle, installation can be a huge job.

    Great Radio. CarPlay > AppRadio

    Written by: sweet from Valparaiso, IN on November 16, 2014

    2005 Toyota Camry
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    Good product. Hard to see screen in direct sunlight. Some menu options aren't very intuitive to figure out how to change but easy enough to lookup. Finger prints easily all over the thing. CarPlay is awesome. Install was very easy. Firmware upgrades take lots of time but generally worth it.

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    Great!

    Written by: Drew from FPO on November 12, 2014

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    Just posting to let those interested in this head unit and planning using CarPlay that you DO NOT need the HDMI cable or the adapter. All you need is the Lightning Cable. I wish I knew that before I bought those items.

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    Outstanding...CarPlay is terrific!

    Written by: Rodger from Roanoke, VA on November 9, 2014

    2008 Porsche Boxster
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    An amazing upgrade to the stock unit in my Porsche. The 4000 NEX installed seamlessly. Because my car has BOSE amp and speakers, I chose to purchase an aftermarket MOST HUR 997 kit, which I had to buy elsewhere because Crutchfield does not sell one. The solution is fantastic! Much better sounding than the stock CDR-24 head unit. I also put in the XM kit. CaryPlay is great, though there are a few minor software glitches I'm sure Pioneer and Apple will resolve. Apple Maps works well for navigation. You won't be disappointed!

    Pros: CarPlay, Pandora, Software updates available from Pioneer, great sounds, mostly intuitive menus

    Cons: Minor software annoyances as expected in first generation CarPlay offering, Would like to see speed sensitive volume control option, Documentation is ambiguous in many places

    Love it

    Written by: Mitchlaz from South Florida on November 9, 2014

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    I upgraded to this radio from AVH-5600 due to the 3rd party app creators being asleep at the wheel with IOS8. The car play Intergration with my iPhone is superb. Info hope 3rd party app guys get it together for this radio as well. In the mean time I'm very happy with the 4000-NEX

    Pros: Seamless apple iPhone 6 integration with CarPlay

    Cons: App radio developers way behind in updating the apps to work with the latest IOS

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX Review

    Written by: MichaelB from Colorado on October 30, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great stereo for the price... Looks great in my F150 STX. Youtube videos made it easy to install. works great with a back-up camera I added and the wiring harness that the Crutchfield team recommended... Did the carplay firmware update to it and use that everyday...

    Pros: great options with the stereo, bluetooth works great, carplay works great, calls are clear on both ends. HD receiver works well.

    Cons: wish the USB and aux jacks were front mounted, but i created a custom port lower on the console and that works just fine...

    4000 NEX

    Written by: lee barber from Las Vegas on October 20, 2014

    2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV
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    This unit is badass. I was a little bit worried In the beginning because I had to update the software on the unit to except iPhone 6. But The directions were a breeze and I updated it successfully. This unit is very easy to operate, anyone accustomed to operating an iPhone will have no problem making adjustments on this unit. The Apple car play is amazing. This thing allows me to text and read text with the microphone make phone calls with Siri by simply pushing a button and use the maps on my phone displayed on the unit screen. This was a great great upgrade for my 2008 Escalade. In fact now i have to get new speakers because the unit has more amps than these old speakers can handle. I would highly recommend anyone spending a little extra money to get this unit it will be well worth your money.

    Pros: All good for me.

    Cons: None that I have found.

    4000nex with carplay rocks!

    Written by: 4000nex is good from Chicago, il on October 20, 2014

    2012 GMC Sierra
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    Very cool features overall and carplay with iPhone is excellent for a GPS unit without paying gps unit pricing

    Pros: Carplay.... Hands down awesome and will improve

    Cons: Said many times with this unit, but glared screen in morning sunlight is the only con

    Nice but pricey

    Written by: Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on October 19, 2014

    2007 Honda Odyssey
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    This unit was a great replacement to the factory CD changer and added bluetooth, ipod controls, hd radio, and navigation through apple carplay, but if I had to do it again, I may settle for a cheaper unit.

    Pros: HD radio sound quality is great, ipod controls work well, and with the firmware upgrade you have apple carplay.

    Cons: Other than allowing to use apple maps, carplay relies a lot on siri which I don't personally like. However, it is much better than app radio which was really clunky to use and I could never get Waze to work with it.

    Works as expected, no issues

    Written by: Anonymous from San Diego, CA on October 13, 2014

    2012 Subaru Impreza WRX
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    Easy to install if you have some experience with vehicle electronics; maybe difficult for someone inexperienced. The stereo performs as expected and the new CarPlay is easy to use (lags slightly). I would recommend the stereo to anyone looking for decent sound without the bells and whistles of a $1000 piece of equipment.

    Pros: Decent sound quality. Easy interface to learn.

    Cons: None as of yet (two weeks installed).

    Great way to update 2005 corvette!

    Written by: Vette29 from Mt Crawford, Va on September 21, 2014

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    Wanted an updated stereo with all the iPhone cool features. Car is in great shape with Bose system. Didn't want to stray from OEM, but pioneer made it too easy. Add the backup camera to get 2014 features in your 2005!!

    Pros: Perfect fit in the double din dash!! Looks great, sounds super with all the Bose speakers in my great two seater.

    Cons: Carplay not out yet :-(

    love this head unit but...

    Written by: Bob from Byron GA on September 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This radio is absolutely amazing. Sound quality is top notch. Features for digital music is also top notch. Blietooth was very easy to set up and use. My only complaint is the app radio part. I have several android phones such as LG G3, Samsung Mega, MotoX. And none seem to work when connected using the mhl adapter. I have an iphone for work and checked out compatible apps and the selection dwarfs whats available for android. I plan to reinstall correct iphone cables and give the interface another try, but on android its not whatbits cracked up to be. The LG G3 is my favorite phone that was not listed as compatible with mhl but the Mega is but failed to connect every time I tried. Having sirius xm and usb I habe plenty of music choices. The eq and audio customizations are incredible on this unit. I recommend it highly especially if you are an iohone user.

    Pros: Sound quality, media options, eq, time alignment, lighting options, customization.

    Cons: Disappointing android connectivity using optional connectiom kit.

    Pretty Awesome Receiver

    Written by: WilliamJ from Tuscaloosa, AL on September 18, 2014

    2008 Toyota Tacoma
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    I've had this receiver installed for a few weeks and so far I am very happy. HD radio, DVD, SD card slot, Bluetooth, and dual USBs all work well. The one thing that is not outstanding in my opinion is the APP mode (in it's current form). In order to use the APP mode you have to use an HDMI connection through an Apple Digital AV adapter (for iPhone), and the available APPs are a selection of third party APPs that work with APP mode. As I understand, the upcoming AirPlay firmware upgrade due out late this month will allow use of the native Apple APPs like maps, calendars, etc. requiring only a lightning connector. I feel confident that this upgrade will really set this apart from the lesser expensive Pioneer receivers, and justify the extra cost. Pandora control is great and works either through a USB connection or via Bluetooth. I have installed a backup camera with this receiver, and have already become dependent on that as a necessity. One consideration I would suggest is adding a bypass for the circuit that requires the parking break to be set, released and set again in order to access a number of the settings controls. This system is obviously built by manufacturers these days in order to avoid liability from the unwise element of our society that would attempt to watch a DVD movie while driving. The bypasses are easy to find on Amazon and are easy to install...just use it wisely.

    Pros: Bluetooth, HD radio, Pandora control. great interface.

    Cons: APP mode is not great, but should be much improved with the AirPlay firmware upgrade due out later this month.

    Looks nice but....

    Written by: RichV from Burbank, CA on August 26, 2014

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    I love the idea of this stereo (nice features, looks great) but the bottom line for me is the sound. How it is possible this unit can sound significantly worse than a GM factory installed one? I am very disappointed with this purchase and cannot recommend it.

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    Crutchfield response on August 27, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Great radio

    Written by: Calvin from San Francisco on August 18, 2014

    2005 Honda Civic
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    Loaded with features

    Pros: Menus are easy to navigate. Able to expand. Full face detachable

    Cons: APPRadio not fully functional with Samsung S4. Cannot use phone navigation on the screen while driving.

    Silverado stereo

    Written by: Anonymous from Stephens City, VA on July 1, 2014

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    Very nice stereo.

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    Not ready for primetime

    Written by: Sean G. from Orlando, FL on June 24, 2014

    2002 Mazda Protege
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    I lived with this unit for a month. The AutoEQ works great, if you don't use the lousy Pioneer mic. The sound quality of the unit is also great, thus two stars instead of one. The AppRadio functionality is lousy. I really wonder about the glowing reviews, and if maybe I just received a defective product. In my experience, there is a 50/50 chance the AppRadio app will sync with my iPhone 5. If the app syncs, there is a 50/50 chance the Media Player App will sync and start playing. If all this doesn't work, or if one step fails, you will have to kill all the apps on your phone, and then reset the HDMI/Bluetooth connection on the headunit. All-in-all, IF it works 100%, you will hear music after about a minute. Oh, and that music will only be coming from a streaming app (Pandora, iHeart, etc.), the HD Radio tuner, or the Media Player App. Don't expect to be able to use the second USB port to control an iPod Classic/Nano/Touch. Nope, Pioneer couldn't figure out how to make that one happen. A few more positives, to show that I'm not being completely unreasonable: the menus are good looking and intuitive. There is generally very little/no lag in switching menus or searching for songs on the iPhone. The Siri Eyes Free dialing works well, and the Bluetooth speakerphone is also top-notch. Waze integration in the AppRadio mode never failed, and was AWESOME!! My main gripe is with the cludgy AppRadio mode, and since that is the sole reason I bought this unit, I must send it back.

    Pros: - Sound Quality - Waze interface/function - Menus are fast, very little lag

    Cons: - AppRadio interface/function - Only one USB port can be used if you are using the unit in AppRadio mode

    Pioneer wins

    Written by: Anonymous from Naples, Fl on June 16, 2014

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
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    This was the receiver I chose when I returned a Kenwood I didn't like. This head unit blew me away! It's sound quality is amazing in comparison. The 7" screen is big enough and the layout is perfect. Touch controls are good, all features work awesome. I really can't say enough good things about this receiver.

    Pros: Easy to use Any feature you could want Great sound and power Hdmi! Expandability

    Cons: None

    Awsome

    Written by: Ron from Florida on June 14, 2014

    2004 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit is awesome! Very good quality & ease of use. Very glad that I chose this one to install into my 2004 350Z Convertible.

    Pros: Easy to use, & great looking

    Cons: Just waiting for the Iphone 5 upgrade firmware.

    Looks great, works very well

    Written by: Phil from Louisville, KY on June 12, 2014

    2007 Jeep Patriot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall I really like this unit. It has a ton of functionality-possibly too much for most people-and looks great. I like how customizable the interface is, it makes it rather easy to incorporate into your vehicle. Most of the time, playing your sources is super easy: plugged-in devices will continue where they left off, Bluetooth is a little spottier, but if it connects, it will resume, too. I so far haven't found a way to play normal "aux"-input music. It assumes it's a video playback source, and will only play with the handbrake on. Not a major issue, but I wouldn't have bothered running an AUX input cable if I had known. NOTE: If you have a Chrylser/Jeep/Dodge vehicle with the Boston Acoustics premium audio, you probably have a factory amp. This amp *only* accepts L/R input over the "rear" channels on the harness. The Pioneer, on the other hand, *only* outputs phone calls over the *front* channels. You'll need to wire the front speakers from the radio to the rear speakers of the car (and disable the rear channels on the radio), or phone calls will not work!

    Pros: - Looks great - Highly customizable interface - Sounds great - Fantastic control over just about everything - Tons of inputs

    Cons: - A little overwhelming to do certain tasks - Interface is a bit cluttered: I'd rather not have the quick-list for switching inputs, or the genre for music. - Bluetooth is spotty on connecting (to my iPhone 5) - If you have a device plugged in, you *cannot* use Bluetooth audio. This is a hassle if you want to charge one device but listen to a different one. - Video-capable inputs won't work when the handbrake is not set, even if you *don't* have video playing.

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: Doug H from United States on June 8, 2014

    2012 Ram 1500
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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed into my 2012 Ram 1500, and everything works great. I love that the Face plate is detachable.

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    I love it

    Written by: e from Mountain View, CA on June 7, 2014

    1998 Honda Prelude
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It is on the expensive side, but it is expected from a new to market product. It is easy to operate, it looks amazing, and it works seamlessly. I love that it has so many adjustments for sound and screen/buttons color that I am able to exactly match my car's dashboard lighting scheme for an OEM look. I installed it along with all new speakers, tweeters, and amplifier. The sound is amazing. Now I am just waiting for the Apple CarPlay software update to get a lot more from it.

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    Full of source options, Easy to use.

    Written by: Koopa from Kennewick wa on June 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Amazing stereo, great value. The few issues I have with it is the screen scratches incredibly easy. rear view video is extremely laggy, down to a few frames a second at times. The appradio I had before this had no rear view video lag so I know its not an issue with the camera. Some times the receiver takes a few seconds to respond to a touch input, this can be very frustrating. Overall a great dvd in dash receiver for the price.

    Pros: Will support Apples new Car Play, My 500gb external hard drive works with it.

    Cons: laggy reverse camera video input, Laggy touch input at times, screen scratches easy.

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: Anonymous from Lyme, CT on June 2, 2014

    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    Great unit. Very quick response and flawless touchscreen. Graphics are very nice as well.

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    Very nice unit.....

    Written by: The Flying Dutchman from La Porte, IN on May 24, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    So I was in the market for a new radio, after reading many reviews on many models I enlisted the help of one of their advisors, the end result was the purchase of the AVH-4000NEX (thank you Chance for your help) I installed the unit myself, the instructions were pretty clear, however I did have to monkey around with the Metra bracket as the fit was not optimal and created a slight interference on the display which became evident once I tried to access the DVD slot. The rest of the installation in my Ford 500 went pretty good. I connected USB cables to both ports, one of which I routed in to the glove compartment and the other had a permanent install inside the center console with the use of PAC-USBCBL. The mic was also connected and routed behind trim and liner to come out on the side of the dome light trim. I also purchased a Rydeen Duo backup cam (sorry guys) and installed it, this was a perfect fit to mount underneath my trunk handle. As far as the wiring for the parking brake is concerned I went ahead and invested $20 to get that taken care of. An adapter for the steering wheel controls was needed and the Crutchfield team had recommended the PAC-SWI-RC. This adapter comes with a ton of paperwork........make it easy on yourself, go to the PAC website and you can view specific instructions for your vehicle and print them out. I read reviews of folks struggling setting these adapters up, just make sure you follow the instructions step by step, it worked the first time....

    Pros: Lots of features, I still have an iPhone 4 and so far the Bluetooth connectivity seems to be good and I am able to browse playlists and everything from the HU. Song information is also displayed nicely. Phone book and hands free calling works great, DVD works great, looks fantastic - very clean design. Car play feature that is upcoming played a role in my decision as well. Sound quality to me seems fine, still need to play with the EQ a little bit. I may expand features in the future (GPS).

    Cons: Still not 100% happy with the fit of the Metra adapter, but as far as the radio itself I have not found any cons yet......it was well worth the investment.

    Great Head Unit!

    Written by: BrainKing from Allentown PA on May 22, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The process of installing this in my Porsche was complex and pricey, requiring 2 new Rockford Fosgate amps among other modifications. The sound quality through original Porsche speakers is great. The bluetooth and satellite radio work well, including Siri Hands Free. AppRadio is still problematical, but I'm hopeful for Apple CarPlay firmware upgrade.

    Pros: Customizable screen, touch screen responsive, great sound quality.

    Cons: Pricey, still not sure how well the Apple CarPlay will work out.

    Pioneer AVH-4000NEX

    Written by: Travis from Fayette, Mississippi on May 17, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I replaced my pioneer Avh 8400 with this unit & I was looking for equal or better sound performance. I must say that I am very unhappy with the overall sound. It says it's a 4-volt output but it really don't sound like it. All I done was replace radio & the subs and inside speaker don't sound the same. I'm running JL Audio 500/1 class D mono block with 2 JL Audio 10 inch WO-3 in a down fire pro box which was slamming with my AVH 8400 in a 09 crew cab Sierra now I had to bump the gain up. I will have to add an amp to the 4000 NEX for inside speakers to get the sound quality that I had with the 8400 with no amp.

    Pros: Looks good and it's a cool unit

    Cons: No loudness button or control, no bass booster , sound quality does not compare to the AVH 8400

    Awesome HU

    Written by: Garrett P. from Long Island NY on April 15, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I just installed this HU my self in a 08 tundra. Install was easy and went smooth I have to say get a diybypass the old school way didn't work for me. I also added xm and backup cam but have not yet tested the app radio part because I didn't see in the book until after I installed that a hdmi and adapter was needed. Bluetooth works great with Spotify and I only gave 4 stars for the lack of info about app radio and not being supplied with a hdmi cable for the money I paid for the unit.

    Pros: Everything...

    Cons: They didn't mention that you need to get a hdmi cable and an adapter for mirror link

    Very versatile unit

    Written by: Nicholas W. from La Mirada, CA on March 25, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I recently got this unit installed in my 2004 Ford Ranger. I thought this would be a great way to bring current technology (Bluetooth, DVD, HD radio, XM) to my vehicle. It has been absolutely fantastic. I installed a backup camera as well, and the optional XM tuner. One of the features of this unit that stands out is that you can browse your music library when Bluetooth streaming. It also has the features of Appradio. If you are trying to decide between the Appradio and this unit, I strongly suggest you consider this one. You will have the best of both worlds, as this will function as a standalone unit or s an appradio when your phone is plugged in.

    Pros: Clear bluetooth calling, streaming. Screen is bright and crisp, and has different angles. Screen is removable. Fantastic sound quality.

    Cons: Extra cables needed for Appradio mode. Price is a little high, but worth the cost. Additional equipment needed if you wish to add Nav or XM.

    Details

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    What's in the box?

    Download the Pioneer AVH-4000NEX manual

    • DVD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Detchable 6.95" touchscreen monitor (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CD-R33)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 58" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
    • Microphone w/ visor-bracket (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Wire-tie
    • Carrying case
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)
    • "Activating iDatalink Maestro" note

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Rear (2)
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Bluetooth
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB. SD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Android Connectivity
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    OEM/Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    Motorized 6.95" LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX features a 6.95" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a paired Bluetooth device, or a connected component such as your iPod/iPhone, Android smartphone, or USB mass storage class device. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit's touchscreen display is motorized. The 6.95" touchscreen display electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The angle of the motorized touchscreen display can also be adjusted to five different positions to meet your viewing needs in the car.

    • Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the AVH-4000NEX's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu items allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple touch on the favorites menu. Up to 12 menu items can be registered as a "Favorite".
    • OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background display can be selected from 8 different preset displays for the AV Operation screen and 5 different preset displays for the Top Menu screen. In addition, you can change the background display to other images imported from an external USB or SD/SDHC device.
    • Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture is displayed as it is).
    • Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for the head unit's video source and rear-view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
    • Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.
    Note: The unit offers English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish text.

    Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX's 6.95" touchscreen monitor can be detached from the chassis to deter theft (soft carrying case included). You can also enter a 5 to 16 character password that must be entered if the head unit is disconnected from power.

    Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose from).

    MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose among twelve patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on the intensity of the music.

    Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is also an optional double-DIN sleeve (130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The AVH-4000NEX is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVH-4000NEX.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-4000NEX without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be registered to this head unit; only one device can be used at a time.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The AVH-4000NEX supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the AVH-4000NEX provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The AVH-4000NEX allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the AVH-4000NEX, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad (0-9, *, #, +, C).
    • Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
    • Phone Book (w/ alphabet search): The phone book (up to 800 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
    Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these functions.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AVH-4000NEX lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.

    Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone with Siri (iOS 6.1+) via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-4000NEX has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for "Siri Eyes-Free" functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's touchscreen monitor will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer AVH-4000NEX; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: Your iPhone with Siri can be connected via Bluetooth and USB simultaneously. You can only access stored music using Siri when the head unit's source is iPod or Bluetooth Audio. All other Siri functions can be accessed from any source. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The 6.95" touchscreen display electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The AVH-4000NEX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with music, video, and photo files.

    Dual USB Ports: The unit's two rear-panel USB (type-A) ports and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant devices; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device and music only on your USB MTP device through the Pioneer AVH-4000NEX. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (1.6A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port supports Android OS 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 12/18/2013. The receiver does not support Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.

    SD Card Slot: The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX features a hidden SD card slot (located behind the motorized touchscreen monitor) which will accept SD (up to 2GB) and SDHC (up to 32GB) memory cards for playback of a variety of music, video, and photo files.

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or inserted USB device.

    Media Type Disc: CD (-R/RW), DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL) Flash Memory: USB (MSC/MTP), SD/SDHC
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF FAT 16/32 or NTFS
    Playable File Types Audio

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    AAC:
    8-320kbps bit rate; 8-44.1kHz sampling rates

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    AAC:
    8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WAV: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
    FLAC: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
    Video DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    MPEG-1/2/4:
    720 x 1280 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    MPEG-1/2/4: 720 x 1280 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    H.264: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    WMV: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    Photo JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680
    Maximum # of Folders/Files

    700 folders/999 files (700 folders/3,500 files for DVD)

    1,500 folders/15,000 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags
    Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB & SD/SDHC): Advance playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB & SD/SDHC memory device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order; and Link Play which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.

    Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's from being played back on the AVH-4000NEX.

    Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.

    iPod/iPhone Control

    iPod Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port, HDMI input, RGB port, and 3.5mm jack. The AVH-4000NEX offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. It also provides a special AppRadio mode for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S users which allows you to access a variety of online music, navigation, and other helpful apps. The AVH-4000NEX allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 96dB.

    • Lightning Dock Connector: If you have a newer iPhone with the Lightning-connector; you can use Pioneer's CD-IH202 HDMI cable and CD-IU52 Lightning-to-USB cable, plus the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (all sold separately) to access stored music and videos, music and video apps, plus AppRadio Mode for playback of advance applications on the Pioneer AVH-4000NEX. This setup also requires your iPhone be paired via Bluetooth to the head unit. You can substitute the CD-IH202 HDMI cable for another manufacturer's mobile-grade HDMI cable and the CD-IU52 cable with the Lightning cable that came with your iPhone. If you desire only music playback from your Lightning-connector Apple device, simply use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the AVH-4000NEX.
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPhone 4/4S with a 30-pin dock connector, use the Pioneer CD-IU201S RGB/USB cable (130IU201S, sold separately) to enjoy playback of stored music and videos, music and video apps, plus access to AppRadio Mode for playback of advance applications on the Pioneer AVH-4000NEX. If you do not own and iPhone 4/4S, but do have another older 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone, use the Pioneer CD-IU201V iPod Video cable (130IU201V, sold separately) for playback of music and movies files stored on your device, as well as music apps. Simply use Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device if you desire stored music and music app playback only.
    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.6A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not charge the Apple iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Control + Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen, your iPod/iPhone's touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app. The head unit supports song/artist information and album art.

    • Head Unit: Head Unit mode is supported by 30-pin and Lightning connector iPod/iPhones when used with one of the appropriate cables mentioned above. From the head unit's touchscreen, you can search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook; and video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, or TV Show. Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z). In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder. In addition, the head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during connection, but Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked so you can also control the iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or clickwheel.
    • App Mode: App Control allows you to navigate stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. The App mode also lets you listen to your favorite music apps from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. In addition, you can watch video on the Pioneer A/V receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5/5C/5S. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app. Available controls may include; Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next. There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to "App mode". Instead, all music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. App Control mode requires Pioneer's CD-IH202 HDMI cable / CD-IU52 Lightning Cable / Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (all sold separately) for Lightning connector Apple devices; and the CD-IU201V or CD-IU201S Pioneer cable (sold separately) for 30-pin dock connector devices.
    Note: Video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged.

    Apple CarPlay Compatible: Apple CarPlay can be integrated into this Pioneer NEX-series head unit through a firmware update that will be posted on the Pioneer site and can be downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive. You will then be able to connect the USB thumbdrive with the update file to the NEX-series head unit and complete the update process. Apple CarPlay is compatible with Apple iPhone with Lightning-connector (iOS 7.1+). Your iPhone must be connected to the NEX-series head unit via the Lightning-cable that came with your Apple device or Pioneer's CD-IU52 Lightning Cable (sold separately). CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen controls.

    • Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchsrceen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.
    • Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Pioneer head unit. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
    • Music Library: Access your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying podcasts, music, and radio. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include Podcasts and Spotify (more supported Apps coming soon).

    AppRadio Mode for iOS: Using the Pioneer CD-IH202 HDMI cable / Pioneer CD-IU52 Lightning Cable / Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (all sold separately) to connect the AVH-4000NEX to your newer iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 7.1.2) loaded with Pioneer's free AppRadio application from the Apple App Store, you can enjoy full on-screen access and control of your music, navigation, calendar, contacts, and more with an intuitive interface; formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation (also requires Bluetooth pairing). The same can be done with the older iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.3+) using Pioneer's CD-IU201S RGB/USB cable (sold separately). Pioneer has teamed up with app providers to offer compatibility with many of today's most popular in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps for future use that can be easily & seamlessly added. Visit the Pioneer AppRadio Mode Site for the latest compatible apps. Compatible apps include (as of 9/24/2014):

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    CarMediaPlayer: CarMediaPlayer allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch the desired artist, song, or album in your music library directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album View function. When you're searching through your library, Alphabet Search allows you to select the first letter in the desired song, album, or artist name from the Pioneer receiver making it quick an easy to get to the music you want. The iPhone version of the app even allows you to play and access your iTunes Match collection directly from the Pioneer's touchscreen. Stored movies and videos can also be accessed through the CarMediaPlayer.
    Aupeo! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio offers free online music. With more than 120 Internet radio stations available, users can search for their favorite music by artists, songs, genres, or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner". Users can also choose to "love" or "ban" songs directly from the AppRadio screen, enabling the app to adjust content to the user's personal taste.
    iHeartAuto: The iHeartAuto app provides safe, easy, and free access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from across the country. Plus, in the same app you can create custom stations based on your favorite artists or songs. With the top live radio stations in America and more than 15 million songs in our catalog, iHeartAuto features more music, backed by better music programming, than any other service available.
    Rdio: Rdio (from for $4.99 per month) gives you access to over 8 million songs. You are able to search and find any song, album or artist, and start listening immediately. You can search music by new releases and chart toppers. You can also check out what other listeners have been listening to the most, or look at your own recent listening history. In addition, you can even create your own music collection or make your own playlists. Rdio will even recommend music for you, based on your previous music listening. The AppRadio will display Artist,/Album/Song information, as well as Album art.
    StreamS HiFi Radio: The StreamS HiFi Radio app has been optimized the iPhone. The StreamS HiFi Radio app ($3.99) provides access to more than 4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.
    MyPV: The MyPV app for iPhone uses an up-to-date music video ranking system from eight countries across the world, so you can select your favorite promotional videos and create playlists. You can put videos registered on your playlists on continuous playback. Because you can also register search results from YouTube for playlists, you can easily create lists using your favorite videos. You can also repeat and loop videos registered on your playlists.
    Stezza: Take control of your iPod music with style and ease, because the Stezza app ($0.99) has big buttons for big fingers. Featuring a modern design, playing music has never been safer when driving. Multiple color themes for the fashion conscious, all the usual controls, podcasts, and iTunes Match supported.
    gMusic: Google Music allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in the cloud. Now you can listen to your entire music collection without having to use any space on your iOS device. gMusic offers full playlist editing, thumbs up playlist, metadata editing, and innovative navigation.
    Mixtrax: Pioneer's proprietary MIXTRAX app from iTunes analyzes the music in your iTunes library to create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with added DJ effects.
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    Apple Maps: You can view Apple maps on the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would on your iPhone. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    MotionX GPS Drive: The MotionX-GPS Drive App ($0.99) is available from iTunes for your iPhone. This navigation app also requires a $24.99 one time fee for the maps to display on-screen, and a one year $9.99 subscription for Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive is a complete GPS navigation solution, designed and optimized for the iPhone, that can be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio. MotionX-GPS Drive helps you find what you're looking for and provides turn-by-turn directions with optional Live Voice Navigation, using industry-leading maps (including US and Canada). All the functionality of an advanced dedicated turn-by-turn GPS unit is presented in this intuitive iOS application. MotionX-GPS Drive Offers full support for the iPhone with multitasking, routing, and live voice guidance instructions continuing in the background; while you listen to streaming music from your car audio system or use other applications from the iPhone. The 2D/3D navigation map will be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio, but you will still control the MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation app from your iPhone.
    NavFree GPS Live: NavFree GPS Live is a free navigation app that offers turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen instructions, offline map use, address search, live searches via Google and Microsoft Bing, and many other features. Navfree is a completely free navigation app with no additional monthly charges. It uses map data created by a community of thousands of users around the world. The map gets downloaded to the phone so data connection is not required for navigating.
    iGO Primo North America: The iGO primo app ($24.99) is powered by the same tried-and-trusted iGO Engine used in millions of GPS navigation devices around the world. The maps are part of the application so there are no roaming fees (no need for cellular network coverage). Highlighted features include; fast, short, easy-to-follow, and green routes, automatic route recalculation, multipoint-route support, smart keyboard & history, TTS Pro, in-app shop, local/POI search, and more.
    INRIX Traffic: INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation. The INRIX Traffic app ($24.95 lifetime subscription) for iPhone provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic information will be displayed on the AppRadio, while control is still handled from the iPhone.
    Sygic: The Sygic app ($29.99) offers high quality TomTom maps stored on your iPhone together with a robust set of navigation features to help you drive with confidence.
    Waze: Waze is a cool social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to other drivers. When you download Waze, you not only get a free GPS traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the local driving community in your area, joining forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and gas, and improve everyone's daily commute.
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    DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of the iPhone 4/4S, the DashCommand app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port (using the Automatic Car Adapter; sold separately) advanced data monitoring, logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to 27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges, analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed on the Pioneer head unit's screen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to read vehicle trouble codes.
    Beej!: Beej! for iPhone ($1.99) is an in-vehicle location/navigation application ($1.99). Beej! quickly identifies your position and allows you to select the nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, restaurant and more. Beej! provides a complete list of all the businesses in the category selected, including the distance from your current location and address, with options to get directions (via MotionX-GPS Drive app) or place a call to the selected business. The layout and aesthetics provide optimal in-vehicle viewing, without becoming a distraction for drivers from safe vehicle operations.
    Extra Mile: Extra Mile ($1.99) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice navigation that gives audio feedback to improve your driving performance and conserve fuel.
    Parkopedia: Parkopedia ($1.99) has grown to cover over 25 million parking spaces in 28 countries around the world thanks to contributions from other drivers. Use this app to find parking using your current location or by entering an address. Get directions straight to the space and see parking space availability in real-time (where available). Find opening hours, up to date prices, payment methods and more. You can quickly narrow down parking choices using filters such as free, credit cards accepted, covered, etc.
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    CarBrowser: CarBrowser ($1.99) allows you to search and navigate the internet directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
    Commute WX: CommuteWX ($2.99) provides real-time weather information (current/forecast/in-route). Weather conditions are featured in large, easy to read graphics in a streamlined user interface that's well suited for in-vehicle travel.
    EC Touch: The EasyCar app is designed specifically for AppRadio and provides large icons, simple commands, and swipe gestures that enable you to access your iPhone's music, contacts, mapping, and more.
    Top Headlines: The Top Headlines app (free) is an audible news app which lets you listen to the most recent new updates from multiple sources.
    Contacts: Access your iPhone's contacts. This function is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    Calendar: Access your iPhone's calendar, so you can view important events and reminders. This functionality is bundles with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    Photos: You can view photos stored on your iPhone. Access albums and camera rolls, and even view a slideshows. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.

    AppRadioLive: Now within the AppRadio App mode is the AppRadioLive App for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S (iOS 7.1.2). The AppRadioLive app simplifies AppRadio mode and your drive by combining the information you need during your commute into a single, easy-to-use interface. Maps, media, news information, and your events calendar are within reach within a smooth and intuitive interface on the head unit's touchscreen.

    • Maps: The AppRadioLive app uses the native maps from your smartphone overlaid with INRIX live traffic data to provide live traffic and incident information to give you an estimated time of arrival at your chosen destination. You can even use Yelp to find points of interest along the way, including restaurant ratings and reviews. The AppRadioLive map feature also allows destinations to b exported directly into any of the user's favorite AppRadio compatible navigation apps; such as MotionX-GPS Drive, iGO Primo, Navfree, and Waze to obtain route and voice guidance.
    • Media: AppRadioLive also lets you play your stored music library directly from your smartphone. And, you can access over 25 millions songs from your Rdio account. Or, you can access over 25,000+ radio shows and podcasts from your Stitcher account.
    • News: AppRadioLive lets you stay up to date on the latest news with the help of Feedly and text-to-speech technology. You can check the weather for your current location, home, work, or destination.
    • Calendar Events: The AppRadioLive app lets you stay organized by accessing your smartphone's calendar and Facebook events in a single, simple interface. Learn about nearby concerts, sporting events and more with EventSeeker, and easily add those events to your calendar.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-4000NEX supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 3/12/2015):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode AppRadio
    AppRadioLive
    Pandora
    Aha
    CarPlay Song/Artist Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone