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Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

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Meet Pioneer's flagship navigation receiver

Pioneer's 2014 lineup of navigation receivers spotlights the NEX interface, which provides drivers with intuitive, responsive fingertip command of the action onscreen. They also offer a wealth of entertainment and integration options, including some impressive real-time, smartphone-connected navigation extras that are coming down the road.

Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX navigaiton receiver

Smoooth, multi-touch control

The AVIC-8000NEX DVD/navigation receiver boasts a glass-like 7" capacitive touchscreen interface, giving you interactivity and control like you have with your smartphone or tablet. And that's just the beginning of a wealth of advanced features that'll have every other owner of a 4" tall receiver green with envy. You can pinch-and-zoom map displays, swipe menu items, and touch slide through screens quickly with fingertip gestures rather than searching for specific areas on the screen to find the "next" or "back" arrow. And the display is motorized so you can find the perfect angle for interacting from your driving position.

The NEX interface lets you choose musical sources with ease, and you can integrate your smartphone to get the most out of your travel-friendly apps. Like to talk to Siri®? You can communicate with her through this Pioneer without taking your eyes off the road. iPhone and Android™ smartphone users also get Pioneer's AppRadio mode for in-dash command of several important apps, while Android owners can employ MIrrorLink™ technology to navigate a car-friendly version of their phone's display right on the receiver's screen (optional interface cables required for smartphone connections).

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.

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.

Guidance you can count on

The AVIC-8000NEX provides stellar door-to-door navigation, with maps of the entire U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus nearly 8 million searchable points of interest.  A built-in traffic tuner presents timely reports on congestion along your route in most metropolitan areas, while text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual street names at turns. You'll also have 3D representations of landmarks and buildings keeping you oriented in urban areas.

Built-in Bluetooth®

Like most navigation receivers, the AVIC-8000NEX gives you a reliable Bluetooth connection to your compatible smartphone. You'll be able to carry on hands-free conversations using the receiver's included external microphone. And it'll work with most phones for wireless streaming audio, thanks to its advanced Hands-Free Profile technology. You'll also get smartphone app control through your devices:

  • iPhone: With a separate cable, you'll get control of your Aha Radio app through the receiver's touchscreen when connected. App Mode also gives you limited control over other select apps on your iPhone. You can control your iPhone's Pandora® app wirelessly with a Bluetooth connection, including station creation.

  • Android: You'll get control of your smartphone's Pandora (with station creation) and Aha Radio apps through Bluetooth, so no cable needed.

Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX navigation receiver

HD Radio® tuner

HD Radio

The AVIC-8000NEX also features an HD Radio tuner. You'll enjoy much-improved AM/FM sound quality when you're tuned into a local participating station, and there's no subscription required — just tune it in like a regular radio station.

Connections and A/V options galore

No matter how you want to enjoy your media, the AVIC-8000NEX has you covered. It's got an HDMI input for Android connectivity, plus two rear USB inputs and an SD™ card slot for your favorite digital tunes, including FLAC lossless files. This receiver will also play all your CDs and DVDs, including discs loaded with music files, while a rear A/V input offers a connection for any other audio/video sources.

The high-resolution 7" WVGA screen is perfect for viewing video from DVDs or other sources when you're parked. You can tap into video content on your iPod or smartphone with the help of the correct cable (not included). When you're on the road, you can play movies through a rear-seat monitor for your passengers, so they can stay entertained during long road trips. Dual-zone capability lets you enjoy the radio or another audio source up front while your passengers watch their favorite movies in the back. Pioneer's MIXTRAX technology gives your digital files unique DJ treatments with effects and nonstop blends that'll turn your car into a mobile dance party.

No matter what you're listening to, you can count on exceptional sound from the AVIC-8000NEX, with its a fingertip swipe-enabled 13-band graphic equalizer, plus built-in Auto EQ and Time Alignment for optimized listening. Use the high- and low-pass crossover's adjustable points and slopes to fine-tune the sound to your tastes, and engage the Advanced Sound Retriever to fill in the missing "gaps" in your compressed music files to restore them to CD-like clarity.

Expand your system

Why struggle with stations fading away as you travel? You can hook up a satellite radio tuner (not included) to this receiver and access the wide variety of entertainment, sports, news, and commercial-free music satellite radio provides — and your favorite stations are always there. You can also connect up to two cameras, so you can see more of what's near your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. If you're looking to add subs and amps, you can take advantage of three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs.

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

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

If your vehicle comes with factory add-ons like Ford SYNC®, GM OnStar®, or Chrysler Uconnect™, you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound — the AVIC-8000NEX offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).

For Ford SYNC systems, you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions. For GM vehicles, you'll keep your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, safety warning chimes, and OnStar, if present, while Chrysler owners will get to keep all their Uconnect functionality.

iDataLink Maestro note: A firmware update from Pioneer (available here) may be required to utilize iDataLink features.

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

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.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with motorized 7" capacitive touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 watts peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • plays lossless FLAC audio files (up to 192kHz/24-bit) from your flash drive
    Smartphone Features:
    • Apple CarPlay compatible (requires firmware update)
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details for model compatibility)
      • Pioneer CD-IH202 cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter required for AppRadio Mode and viewing video content from Lightning devices
      • Pioneer CD-IU201V cable required for viewing video content from older Apple devices
      • Siri Eyes Free control with iPhone 4s and newer
    • built-in Android control
      • Pioneer CD-AH200 kit required for AppRadio mode and viewing video content from Android devices
      • MirrorLink compatibility for select Android devices — requires optional CD-MU200 adapter
    • Pandora and Aha Radio control through iPhone and Android
    Navigation Features:
    • maps of United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 7.9 million points of interest
    • free traffic updates in major metropolitan areas
    • text-to-speech announces actual street names at turns
    • lane guidance
    • 3D representations of select buildings and landmarks,
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, USB drives, and SD cards (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 13-band graphic EQ with Easy EQ preset equalizer
    • Auto EQ with Time Alignment
    • low- and high-pass filters with adjustable crossover points
    • Advanced Sound Retriever enhances compressed digital files
    • Pioneer MIXTRAX technology creates nonstop mixes and adds effects to digital tracks
    • dual-zone A/V output
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: HDMI input; dual rear USB inputs; SD card slot; composite A/V input; dual rear-view camera inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer); composite video output
    Other Information:
    • CEA-2006 compliant
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • compatible with iDataLink Maestro module to retain factory settings for Ford SYNC, GM OnStar, and Chrysler Uconnect (firmware update may be required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

    Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.

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    Amazing deck

    Written By Ironladd, Washington on Monday, July 27, 2015

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    I had to give the product 4 stars, even though I'd love to give it 5, but there is one annoying issue I can't resolve. I load videos on the SD card and can play them to the rear seat entertainment system and that works great, until I plug in my iPhone, then the video stops and the SD option is greyed out in sources. So, in essence, one can't play videos from an SD card for rear seat viewers and use Carplay or any other iPhone options at the same time. Interestingly enough, you can play music from an SD card while your iPhone is connected. Go figure.

    That one issue aside, I love this deck. Amazing features. Incredible functionality and customization. It does EVERYTHING. I connected steering wheel controls, OEM controls to Onstar, rear seat entertainment, and the backup camera. I could have connected another camera, auxiliary input, second camera input, etc..

    Installation: I don't think Crutchfield did a good job here. Sure, there was a one page document explaining how to dismantle my dash to remove the old stereo, but the problem is, there were 5 sets of instructions for each of the integration pieces I ordered. Dash kit, Stereo, Wiring Harness, Steering Wheel Control, and OEM Integration. Attempting to put all of the directions together and figure out all of the connections (30-40), was an absolute nightmare. I consider this very complex. Not plug and play at all. No instructions for removing panels of your car required for USB Cable or GPS antenna installation.

    Pros: Install Support: I have to say, I called Crutchfield tech support 4-5 times and every time got quick and knowledgable answers to my questions. I just wish the install instructions were so good I didn't have to call at all. Ability to play video from SD cards Carplay - AWESOME! Nav is absolutely great Screen clarity is fantastic and touch response is the best I've seen on touch screen car stereo's Sound is great Ability to customize options and configurations is fantastic. Value! SD card

    Cons: Install - Support: Crutchfield needs a method to build a custom install document based on all of the information I entered about my vehicle and what I purchased. As an example, I had to call Crutchfield during the installation to find out if I had an external amplifier and if it was analog or digital. I also got a message about renewing XM on my dash after install. Another call to Crutchfield to find out how to disconnect the factory XM Can't play video from an SD card while iPhone is connected

    Pioneer AVIC 8000 NEX

    Written By L. A., Florida on Saturday, July 25, 2015

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    I Purchased my Pioneer AIVC 8000 NEX system in June. I was so please with the service I received from Crutchfield customer team. I had it installed by a professional auto tech. I have been enjoying my new system with the SirusXM Radio and the navigation and blue tooth. This is a great system and I hope to continue enjoying it . I am going to take a road trip soon to really test the navigation system. Thank you Crutchfield for a great product at a great price.

    Pros: I would recommend this system

    Cons: n/a

    Really like it

    Written By Bobd, Arkansas on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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    Good head unit little tricky to operate just gotta get used to it

    Pros: Looks awesome sounds better

    Cons: Little tricky to get used to maps have to acquire signal little slow

    Worth the money

    Written By Donkey Flaps, Pennsylvania on Monday, July 13, 2015

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    This is an easy to install, feature packed with simple menus. This is such an outstanding unit I'm buying a second one.

    Pros: Easy install, easy menu, great apple play app, navigation is outstanding with true lane direction navigation, camera inputs make installing the camera a simple task.

    Cons: NONE!

    Pretty cool

    Written By Clint, North Carolina on Thursday, July 09, 2015

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    Decided to go with this over the 8100 because of the price difference and I have an Apple phone. It's been pretty great and responsive so far. I'm happy with it.

    Pros: Glass screen, maps

    Nice Unit Can't use all capabilities

    Written By James R, Washington on Sunday, July 05, 2015

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    Initial impressions of this unit are favorable. It is pretty, HD Radio works great, navigation works well, ties to iPod well, intuitive to operate. I just wish the unit was designed to be simpler and cleaner to install. I can't use the back up camera or the Bluetooth calls. I did not want take the interior apart to run the wires.

    Pros: Pretty, intuitive to operate, HD Radio, navigation, iPod connectivity

    Cons: Overly complex installation to use full connectivity.

    Not Ready for 2016

    Written By Blackfish, California on Friday, June 26, 2015

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    This Navigation unit looks very nice but doesn't communicate well with my 2016 Elentra. Can't seem to get the steering wheel buttons to work with this unit.

    Pros: Easy to use. Very intuitive. Great display.

    Cons: Doesn't communicate with my vehicle's steering wheel buttons.

    Great Stereo

    Written By Caleb, Ottawa, Canada on Saturday, June 13, 2015

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    Great stereo all the bells and whistles. I love car play and android auto. Display is sharp and responsive.

    One thing I didn't realize but you cannot use Bluetooth connections when car play is enabled. So if you want to charge a second phone and stream music from another over Bluetooth you would have to shut the phone your charging off to disable car play. Not a huge problem but something I didn't realize.

    All in all this is a great unit.

    Pros: CarPlay, android auto. Accurate and easy to use gps.

    Cons: Can't use Bluetooth streaming and CarPlay at the same time.

    Great Features, Excellent Interface

    Written By Lefty, California on Friday, May 29, 2015

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    I previously have had high end Kenwoods, but I bought this unit because of CarPlay (which works well). Both the Kenwood and the Pioneer units have lots of great features. The Pioneer interface, however, seems like it was designed to be used while driving at full speed on the highway, unlike the Kenwood units.

    For example, the buttons for the radio stations on the Pioneer are along the left side, closer to the driver. The unit's settings can be accessed quickly at any time and you can easily create Favorite settings to get to the ones you use often more quickly. The hard buttons along the bottom are designed so that you can feel them, without having to look at them. Whatever else you want to do can be reached quickly using just a few taps. I always thought that the Garmin maps on the Kenwood were great but the Pioneer's are equally good.

    Using any of the features on the Kenwoods always required lots of scrolling, swiping, several menu selections and several taps. The hard buttons all felt the same, so you had to look at them before using them. While dealing with all of this wouldn't have been a big deal if I were sitting at a desk, going through all of this to make any small change was a major distraction and pain in the you know where while I was driving.

    I'm glad I chose Pioneer.

    Pros: CarPlay, fast and clear interface for all other features

    Cons: No additional downloadable voices for Navigation.

    Impressed

    Written By First time buyer, Minnesota on Monday, May 18, 2015

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    This is my first time purchasing a double din radio. I put it in my Silverado by myself. The first unit they sent me was faulty but they replaced it without question. Their tech support was great, they helped sort out a few minor wiring issues that I had done wrong. After I got it mounted it fired up like a charm. The Navi works good. I have an Android so I don't use the car play but it still works great with bluetooth calling and pandora. I hooked up an SD card and Ipod also. Sound quality is great (hooked up to after market pioneer speakers). I did put an anti-glare screen protector on mine.

    Pros: Great display. Great sound.

    Cons: It a big ol' mess of wires to try in fit in that small space behind the unit.

    A disappointment.

    Written By Jason T., California on Sunday, May 10, 2015

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    I was looking for an upgrade to my 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI's stock 6-disc touchscreen, to add navigation as well. I decided to take the plunge on the 8000NEX. I regret my decision and not doing further research. I've had the unit for three months now, and it's riddled with issues. Random reboots while driving, sometimes the unit doesn't power on, sometimes it powers on quickly while other times it's slow. If CarPlay is enabled (in other words my phone is plugged in), there's about a 25% chance the touchscreen on the unit will become unresponsive. CarPlay is very new, and as such I expected bugs; however the other parts of the unit are also buggy. The Nav maps Cannot be updated. Period. If you go through the website and download the newest maps, per the instructions, they don't upload to the unit. It's an admitted bug from Pioneer. I am running the most current firmware (v1.08 as of 5/10/15...firmware released Oct 2014). I think Pioneer really dropped the ball on QA with this unit, especially for the price.

    Another item of note...the unit was not fully functional out of the box. It came preloaded with v.1.08 firmware (the latest), but I needed to load it again with the same version off the website for the unit to work. It would randomly bring up the bluetooth voice control.

    I'm guessing Pioneer will not be putting any more time into this unit given they released the 8100, which is unfortunate.

    Pros: Display quality.

    Cons: Numerous software bugs, no ability to upgrade Nav maps (as of 5/10/15), lack of value for the price paid.

    Not perfect, but pretty good

    Written By JasonC, Utah on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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    After watching the videos online about this unit I was really excited to get my hands on it. I ordered this with the iDatalink Maestro RR and the accompanying VW adapter. The installation went fairly well but I never got the functionality of the iDatalink to work fully. The Pioneer unit didn't sync up and gave me an "Unsupported Version" error on the connection with iDatalink. The navigation was really spotty as I am driving around, the display would skip all over the place and put me off on side streets. From what I have seen, this unit is more suited to someone with an iPhone and without the iDatalink system.

    Pros: Great display, multiple options for input, easy to use, great sound

    Cons: Navigation isn't that good, didn't interface with iDatalink, poor Android support

    Lots of features but many are extremely buggy...

    Written By SumoWonderToad, Seattle, Washington on Friday, April 24, 2015

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    I got an open box special here. I was disappointed because it was missing a few items and some of the wires were cut off. They sent me some new wires but it cost me with installation delays. The unit has lots of features and some of them are great but some of them are very buggy. Carplay doesn't work well enough to use every day. Blame it on Apple or Pioneer, doesn't matter. It was okay but nothing I couldn't do with my phone mounted on the dash. I primarily listen to Beats Music and Apple says it's Carplay ready but it doesn't show up on the screen. About a week of using Carplay and now the interface is broken (screen cut off like it's frozen). Resetting the head unit did not solve it. So I went back to using the bluetooth audio instead.

    The unit has audio level issues. The music sounds great but when you get a navigation alert or when Siri talks, it's usually completely distorted and loud, like it's at maximum volume. And yes, I adjusted the alert volume level all the way down to 1, same problem. It's not specific to bluetooth or Carplay because it also happens with the built-in nav.

    Tilting display did not work correctly - it needs a few mm space to move up at top but install didn't allow for space so it won't open or close.

    After about 2 weeks of using, the audio turned off completely. Speakers tested good, wiring was good. Resetting didn't solve it. Guess it was a bad unit but given the cost I was surprised Crutchfield resold something so obviously used and abused.

    Pros: Has some nice customization features. Display looks good. Dims down low or turns off for night. Lots of connectivity options. Touch screen responsive. Music sounds good. Fairly painless to install. Decent interface. Able to upgrade firmware.

    Cons: Quality control issues. Audio amp bad. Display tilt mechanism needs more space than some installs allow. Carpal interface broken. App radio mode a joke. Glossy screen too reflective. Alert and voice volume sometimes way too loud despite lowering alert volume. No paper manual. Most rear connections need some reinforcement to stay put. Should have come with more cords and wires.

    Great Receiver

    Written By MSUSpartyJoe, Michigan on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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    Great receiver with every feature I needed and then some. Apple car play works well. Siri voice response is a little buggy, but better than I expected.

    Pros: Loaded with features, easy installation, great display

    Cons: Siri voice guidance buggy

    Sweet pioneer!

    Written By Mike, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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    Nice navigation...even better customer service!!

    Didn't fit. Didn't power on.

    Written By JG, Philomath, OR on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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    Followed instructions for install. System did not power on. Cold have been the cable, the interface, or the radio. Also, unit was too large to fit in the factory double din slot. Required trimming into surround that would have compromised fascia rigidity. Returned the system

    not a reliable receiver very buggy

    Written By Danny, Rhode Island on Saturday, April 04, 2015

    random restarts, blank screens, pioneer needs to work out these issues.

    Pros: sounds great when it works

    Cons: not a reliable receiver

    Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

    Written By Tim L, Morral, Ohio on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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    Unit has a navigation defect. Unit freezes up, and has a gps location issue. This is common with this specific unit.

    Pros: Great unit for usb, am/fm, cd/dvd playback.

    Cons: Must send to Pioneer for navigation repair. Very costly for a company produced defective unit.

    Apple Car Play - a farce

    Written By bizibill, New York on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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    I have found more discussions on the failure of Apple Car Play then successful ones. I have spent endless hours reading all the bragging by Pioneer and Apple about this dog but the unit will be old before I ever see it work. I drove from NY to FL and back and for the most part had to use my iPhone to navigate. It lacks HFE (human factors engineering) being basically counter-intuitive on every step of the way.

    Pros: You can tilt the screen to see it better.

    Cons: You have to stop the car to make any changes, even to pair bluetooth - insane feature. And don't drive at night! There is no way to dim the thing - unheard of for any product in any cockpit, let alone in a car so it kills your night vision and is likely to cause an accident. Buy a cheap GPS and stick it to your windshield - and enjoy your stock radio. BTW - I believe everything that is wrong with it can be fixed in firmware but they need to hire someone over 12 to write it.

    AMAZING RADIO!!!

    Written By TR, Raleigh, NC on Friday, March 06, 2015

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    I shopped around for months trying to find the right radio to fit all my needs. This radio surpasses all expectations in what a car stereo should be. There are too many positives to list about this radio. If your an apple user this is the radio for you! I also purchased the sirius/xm tuner which is amazing on this unit! I basically decided on this unit over the others because of the dual camera inputs, and high end navigation system! Did I mention the sound quality and setup options are unlimited!!! The hands free calling is better than the factory installed unit in my wifes brand new high end car. The GPS is fast for recalculating a route in NAV mode. With the multiple inputs everyone in my Tacoma can plug in and listen to what they want. I absolutely love that people in the back seat can listen to something different than in the front. I didn't think i would use that feature but dual zone is awesome. The only issues I've had to far (in the month I've had it) the touch screen did freeze once... Not sure what to think but it eventually came back to life after key off and key on. hopefully, this was a fluke. A little pricey but worth it for tech savvy people! Great buy!!

    Pros: Dual Camera inputs, Navigation, sound setting options, illumination customization, endless features!!!!

    Cons: Pricey but worth it! Cooling fan a little loud & noticeable at low volumes, screen locked up once

    Great radio

    Written By TomC, Chesapeake VA on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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    Love it so far and have nothing major to complain about. Instillation was a little tricky with the wiring and requirement of the AUX plug and the stock AUX working together. The guys worked it out with me and it's all good now. System was just short of a true plug n play system and I say that only because of the AUX 1 not connecting to the stock AUX and not being able to use the Stock GPS antenna.

    Pros: great display and easily connectivity via AUX, USB and BT.

    Cons: Stock GPS not used updates not compatible with MAC

    Compatability issues

    Written By Mike, Houston, TX on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Do not buy any Pioneer avic if you have an iphone with ios 8. Carplay is not compatible. Pioneer recognizes this and does not plan on fixing the problem, per their website.

    Pros: nice sound

    Cons: no carplay

    Crutchfield response on Monday, February 23, 2015 Pioneer has acknowledged that there is indeed a compatibility issue between AppRadio mode and iOS 8. The two systems just don't play well together in certain situations. They've identified the problem and a work-around, but it's still less than perfect. They're sure to get it fixed at some point.

    Radio Is Great; Interface Sucks

    Written By DaveK, Utah on Sunday, February 08, 2015

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    Wow. I was excited to get this unit. I just got a new car, and I wanted a good navi to run in it. I use an iPhone, so I thought the CarPlay interface would be great, and worth the extra bucks.

    The current iteration of CarPlay is really not worth that much. I actually prefer the Pioneer iPod player, and the Pioneer Navi. About all Carplay is good for is texting. Carplay is just this interface that runs ON TOP OF the native operating system, so it just gets REAL confusion figgering where something is playing from; best to just use the Pioneer interface.

    The Navi is great, I liked it, pretty intuitive.

    The unit takers a LONG time to boot up... and it is a little on the sluggish side when switching from one area to another.

    The sound was GREAT!

    What I did not like and was VERY disappointing in was the Maestro RR interface. This was supposed to give me all the original functionality of my in car unit, plus all kinds of looks into the gauges and stuff like temp and oil pressure. I also thought it was supposed to simplify the hook up of the car stereo.Don't believe ANY of that!

    First off, the instructions DID NOT match the unit I have. Connectors were different (changed) on the unit shipped from what the instructions show. No explanation on how to hook up the new wires.

    Second, I still had to solder a LOT of wires. It may have simplified SOMEWHAT the soldering, but there is still a LOT more to do. I thought this was going to be plug and play. It is NOT.

    Pros: I liked the navi (but it is too loud compared to other sources) Sound was Awesome Pretty

    Cons: Carplay is not really all that great. HD Radio swicthes a LOT bewteen normal and HD... and I live in a big city. Yeck! Maestro RR interface SUCKS!

    Awesome radio!

    Written By Ins0mniac25, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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    Great radio! I love the glass display...very crisp and easy to read in direct sunlight. Hooked up an amp and sub, and sound is phenomenal.

    Nice radio... Doesn't last.

    Written By A disappointed shopper, Santa Fe on Thursday, January 22, 2015

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    I bought this in July, only seven months ago. The first one was installed and replaced because the navigation did not work. Now my second one lost a speaker channel. I sure hope the third times a charm with this unit, as pioneer only warantees their product for one year and I'm past Crutchfield's 60 day warranty. (I'm running out if time for a dependable unit) I hope the third times the charm. If I could do it again, I would look at other brands. I will say it's easy to use, and the interface is awesome. Not so awesome when your uninstalling it to send it back to the manufacture though. I wouldn't do it again. Shop elsewhere.

    Pros: Usability, looks, features.

    Cons: Money Pit. Reliability. Lack of Pioneer customer service.

    pioneer 8000nex

    Written By Anonymous, stormville ny on Monday, November 17, 2014

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    Radio is great love pioneer have had avic 930bt and 940bt this is much better

    Great Radio

    Written By BrownGuy, Virginia on Thursday, November 06, 2014

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    I've had the radio for over 2 weeks and I'm loving it. I didn't pull the trigger on it until Apple Carplay was on it. I love the screen and it being capacitive. It's sharp for it being 480 and bright. I really don't have any negative to talk about. Maybe just that when it first starts up its a bit sluggish and when the navigation first starts up it takes a bit to load. But after that first minute it's good to go. Love most of the features. I'm not using appradio mode. I am using Apple Carplay and works like a charm. My main streaming service is iTunes Radio so of course I'm loving Carplay and everything that comes with it. SiriusXM is good too displaying album art and being able to rewind. Navigation is good and accurate. I also got a good deal here with the scratch & dent sale I got it on it saved me $200 and the only thing wrong I found was the box taped up. Can't go wrong with that got it for the price of the 7000 series.

    Pros: Screen. Apple Carplay. Navigation

    Cons: Price. Slow the first minute of start up.

    Pioneer AVIC-8000 NEX

    Written By Bobby H, Soddy Daisy, TN on Monday, November 03, 2014

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    I am 55 years old. I started my car audio addiction in 1976. Through the years I have had many head units and systems , but none compare to this puppy ! It will do anything my Android does ..... Even mirrors it on screen. Sound wise , its phenomenal ! Its almost endless for what you want to play your music from, I pod , flash stick , phone , cd , ect.And H D FM still blows me away. This is the best choice I have made in years. Thank you Crutchfield

    The Best of PIONNER

    Written By Anonymous, Staten island,NY. on Sunday, October 12, 2014

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    Great, super hot Navigation system

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Pioneer AVIC-8000

    Written By Smturnage, Memphis, TN on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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    Boots up quickly and is user friendly. I never liked any of the navigation products that I've used outside of Garmin but have had no issues with the Pioneer nav. Android integration is limited, so make sure you check that out to see if it will work with your choice of smartphone. I use a Droid Maxx due to no other product's battery life coming even close. Unfortunately it is not comparable with the 8000 outside of Bluetooth connectivity.

    Pros: Fast boot, good nav, great sound

    Cons: Limited Android compatibility

    Decent but not for the price

    Written By Mitch, Columbus ne on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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    Decent head unit but pioneer dropped the ball with this one. There were too many flaws with the cd changer. Using hands free was a joke. The thing I disliked the most was the change in volume when I'd get done with a call. The touchscreen was responsive and I have very few complaints with the functionality. However, the apps pioneer has were terrible and crashed all the time. I didn't like having to leave my phone unlocked to use the features. All in all it's a decent head unit but not for the price. Also, to all manufacturers please stop advertising apple car play until it is released. It's a big let down to constantly here people brag up car play when it's a long ways away from being here.

    Pros: Interface is easy to understand and the screen is responsive.

    Cons: No car play. Crappy phone apps and issues with sound.

    very disappointed

    Written By 044runner, nj on Friday, August 22, 2014

    Ive been using this product for about 8 months and I'm definitely disappointed with this head unit. for the price it should operate flawlessly and its far from that. Volume levels change when they want to up or down. Sometimes it will let me use Pandora sometimes it wont. And either way to use pandora you have to have a phone or other device connected by wire and bluetooth for it to work. I get feedback from the speakers that was not there before. Had to spend more money just to get the separate cables so that I could connect my galaxy s4. Then had to buy some other cable from Samsung because thats not included in the wiring set. There is no way to turn the unit off. To mute you have to use the volume button first then touch mute. Volume only works if sound is coming out. No remote at all. App radio is a joke. Expected alot better of a product for over 1000 dollars.

    Pros: Havent found one yet

    Cons: Overpriced underdelivered garbage

    Love affair with the Avic-8000NEX

    Written By Bobby Lee, Nyack, NY on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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    I own a 2004 Nissan 350Z that came with Bose system but without navigation. I wanted the best and after reading other reviews I decided to take the plunge. There are so many things you can do with this unit. I initially thought I might install this myself but came to see that it was above my pay grade. Common sense trumped my ego and I brought it to a professional for installation. It came out great. First the navigation. Easy to use and the touch screen is flawless. I've given it all sorts of descriptions to locate and destinations to get to. It took care of everything perfectly. Music? No problem. In addition to HD radio I also had the Sirius/XM option installed. Of course you have your CD player and Bluetooth. Also you can have music with the USB or SD HC. You can use your IPhone or or Android ( I have the Droid Razr ) for the built in App Radio. What you see and use on your phone you can see and use on your Avic-8000NEX. Of course, you can watch movies. Only when you are parked... ;-) Downside... That $ price tag.

    Pros: The enormous amount of ways to use the Avic!

    Cons: Price...

    8000NEX in 2011 Ram 1500

    Written By Jeff D, Charlotte, NC on Monday, July 14, 2014

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    I've had this new HU installed for almost a month and am blown away by all the features. I previously had the stock "Alpine sound system" installed. Not sure if the stock HU was made by Alpine. It had NAV, MyGIG, UConnect bluetooth, etc. but was never satisfied with the quality of sound output so I decided to switch to something aftermarket that was comparable in features and function. I have been building out the system with components, sub and amps and this HU provides all the flexibility to get things tuned in quickly. The options for external storage is great. There are SD card limitations you need to be aware of. 32GB is the limit due to 64GB and above being exfat format. No biggie .. plan to use one of the USB for other storage. Iphone 5 compatibility with the HDMI and AV adapter is what I expected. Now just waiting for CarPlay. I have not used the NAV on a trip yet but have browsed it and the interface looks better than previous stock version. The screen is bright and is comparable to most smartphone graphics quality.

    Pros: Features and Functions Flexibility to build out custom sound system

    Cons: Price ... it is expensive for a HU but you get what you pay for.

    Great Radio

    Written By Chris, Derry, NH on Thursday, June 19, 2014

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    I've been a Kenwood Fan ever since I bought my first car. However, when Kenwood announced that they were on the fence regarding Apple's CarPlay interface I decided that it was time to make a change. Pioneer has definitely gotten my business. This unit is very nice. Purchased the unit with the SiriusXM tuner and love it. The system is fast. I believe that boot up is under 10 seconds. Starting the GPS takes a little longer, but I believe that is due to system trying to lock onto Satellites first. Virtually no lag going between screens, menu's or songs.

    The sound is crisp and clear. Sounds much cleaner then the Kenwood DNX 6160 I use to own. The bluetooth system is probably the best I have seen in any radio. Usually everyone complains that I sound like I am in a wind tunnel or I sound robotic, etc. With this unit, Everyone says that I sound crystal clear.

    I've read some people complain about the maps, but I have yet to see an issue. It is different compared to Garmin, but honestly, I like it. I get detour suggestions, traffic/constructions alerts...Of course once Pioneer gets the AVIC SYNC services online, the GPS should improve even more.

    Looking forward to CarPlay to be enabled soon, so I can comment too much on that, however that is more of Apple's implementation then Pioneer.

    All in all a great unit, bought one for my Pontiac Solstice and loved it so much that I bought a second one for my Toyota Tacoma.

    Pros: Beautiful multi-touch Capacitive Screen. Simplistic layout and easy to use. Can shut the screen off at night time. Plenty of inputs being either USB, HDMI, RCA, etc. Excellent quality bluetooth. CarPlay (soon)!

    Cons: Expensive. You really have to want all the features that this radio offers to spend this amount of money. There are a lot of wires if you connect hdmi, USB 1 & 2, backup camera, s/w control, SiriusXM, microphone, etc. If you have a small dash and install it yourself, be prepared to spend ample time properly routing cables and making it look neat so that the unit doesn't overheat. (not really a con, but just a warning. It was a pain to get all the wires behind the dash of my solstice!)

    2 thumbs up!

    Written By Dee, LA, CA on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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    Being that this is my first aftermarket nav unit, I cannot compare it to others as far as functionality, speed & versatility. I am more than happy with this unit. Touchscreen is very responsive, initial setup is a breeze, bluetooth connectivity & audio streaming is top notch. Have not used all the functionality of this unit yet (just nav, bluetooth, Iphone integration for now). Sound is amazing with my OEM Rockford Fosgate, made my subwoofer come alive.

    Pros: Capacitive touchscreen display, intuitive GUI, great navigation with lane assist. Love the speed warning (annoying to my passengers but keeps me away from speeding tickets).

    Cons: None found so far.

    Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

    Written By sandy, Northern Virginia on Monday, June 02, 2014

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    Great sound, great navigation app. wonderful integration with the Iphone

    Pros: Fixes the only problem I had with my new FJ Cruser, no nav unit. Integration with steering wheel controls works great.

    Cons: Not obvious how to use all the power and sophistication of this unit. The online videos are very brief but helpful

    Top notch unit!

    Written By JayG, Monkton, md on Saturday, May 17, 2014

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    I had the alpine 928 in my tundra, but had problems with the faceplate binding when opening. I was going to wait for the new kenwood 991hd, but it was delayed forever. My wife has the kenwood 691hd, and it's nice. Since I came to the end of my 60 day return period, I had to pull the trigger on the pioneer, because the 991 still wasn't released. I'm glad I did, and it was a great decision. The alpine was nice, but the UI seems about 10 years old compared to the pioneer. The screen is beautiful, and this thing is fast! You can even put your own customized pics on for background and splash screens. I like the wife's garmin nav on the kenwood, but I'm equally happy with the pioneer. I especially like how it shows what addresses I'm passing on the right and left as I drive down the street. It takes some of the guess work out. Can't wait to get the new apple car play when it's released in a few weeks. Sound is almost infinitely adjustable, and it sounds great. Dare I say better than the alpine? In my truck it is. Buy it, you'll be glad you did.

    Pros: Fast, crisp and responsive. Awesome screen

    Cons: None other than waiting on a few upcoming features to be released.

    AVIC-8000NEX

    Written By M275, Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, May 04, 2014

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    Quick installation, setup of devices and unit also was easy. Sound quality is excellent using stock speakers.

    Great Prduct

    Written By mopar1265, Langhorne PA on Friday, April 25, 2014

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    This was a replacement for my AVIC Z1. I like all of the improvements they have made and that it is all in one unit unlike the Z1 which needed separate bluetooth, nav and sat radio.

    Pros: lots of features clear screen faster than the older system i had easy to navigate through the menus.

    Cons: - There are a lot of wires in the back. I had my phone connected into USB 1 and for the controls i needed to switch it out to USB 2 so the unit had to come back out. A pain but it got done. - For the Samsung S4 to work you need Samsungs MDL cable. It has a short cord to plug your phone into. It would be nice if this was all built into the system so there was just one cable to connect instead of 2 going into the adapter then to your phone.

    AWESOME!

    Written By Brian, White Marsh Maryland on Saturday, April 05, 2014

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    I have been researching replacing my factory radio with a NAV unit for some time. Many of the reviews of other manufacturer's systems complained of the systems being very slow and in general, not working well. This is not the case here. This receiver has great sound and phenomenal navigation. The intuitive user interface makes it easy to learn even though it has many sophisticated features. I coupled it with iDatalink Maestro and retained all of my steering wheel controls and UConnect features. The accessory package that comes from Crutchfield makes it easy to install and the end result is a "factory" look which was important to me. I highly recommend this unit!

    Pros: Great Sound, Fast Navigation, Feature Rich... Pioneer hit a home run with this unit

    Cons: NONE!!!

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    What's in the box?

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    • Navigation receiver w/ motorized 6.95" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • GPS antenna (w/ attached 11.5' cable)
    • Self-adhesive square
    • 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)
    • 6.5' Stereo minijack extension cable
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Wire-tie
    • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Installation Manual
    • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)
    • GPS note
    • "Important Information for the User" booklet

    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
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Rear
    USB Input Rear (2)
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    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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    Touchscreen Display
    Onboard Navigation
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc/SD/USB Playback
    iPod/iPhone Control
    Android Connectivity
    HD+Internet+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    OEM/Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    Motorized 6.95" Capacitive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX features a 6.95" (16:9) capacitive LCD touchscreen monitor with a resolution of 800 x 480 (RGB); for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The capacitive LCD touchscreen is highly responsive, powerful, and very intuitive for exceptional control. The capacitive touchscreen offers multi-touch gestures like pinch-to-zoom, plus simple swipe & scroll controls; similar to your smartphone's touchscreen interface. From the touchscreen you'll not only be able to control the head unit, but also a paired Bluetooth device, or a connected component such as your iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone. Menus will appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit's touchscreen display is motorized; it 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 AVIC-8000NEX'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.

    Start-Up Time: The Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX will turn on to the last source selected or the navigation screen. The unit has a start-up time of approximately 12.7 seconds from OFF to the last Source selected, or a start-up of approximately 35.3 seconds from OFF to the Navigation screen.

    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).

    Pass-Code Security: You can create a 5 to 16 character password that must be entered if the head unit is disconnected from power.

    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 AVIC-8000NEX 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.

    Onboard Navigation

    HERE Navigation: The AVIC-8000NEX offers a comprehensive map database from HERE covering the entire United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico enabling users to route to millions of destinations; including 7.9 Million points of interest (POIs). The map database is stored on the head unit's built in 8GB flash memory. Map updates via a SD/SDHC memory card will be available at later date.

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    GPS Technology: The AVIC-8000NEX accurately measures your current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit has a built-in GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-8000NEX also features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's movement; this wire should always be connected to your vehicle's speed detection circuit.

    Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 10.1 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 7.7 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests were done inside the Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Headquarters. Results will vary based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.

    Real-Time Traffic Updates: Partnering with Clear Channel Broadcasting's Total Traffic Network, the built-in traffic tuner provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including US and Canada. Check your commute route in advance or re-route to your destination to avoid traffic congestion. There is no subscription cost and no annoying on-screen advertisements.

    • Road segments affected by traffic incidents are displayed with an alternate color on the map and small symbols above the road show the nature of the incident.
    • When traffic information that may affect your route is receive, this system will warn you that it is recalculating the route and navigation will continue with a new route that is optimal considering the most up-to-date traffic conditions.

    AVICSYNC App (Future Availability): With Pioneer's free AVICSYNC app and a connected iPhone (4 and newer) or Android smartphone (Galaxy series), users can access connected services that include traffic, local search, weather, gas prices and more, with key information/icons overlaid on the existing map screen information (subscription(s) required). With the AVICSYNC app, users have up-to-date and current information offering the benefits of the Latest Map Guarantee (LMG), where map data that becomes available within 90 days of the first use is updated on the receiver. It also includes highly accurate and the fast live traffic updates (every two minutes) from its High Density (HD) Traffic feature.

    On-Screen Map: The Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX displays a real-time moving map illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways, buildings, and towns. Your route is marked with a green line, while your vehicle is indicated by a red arrow on the screen, and checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel the AVIC-8000NEX guides to your destination with arrows on the map and directions at the top of the screen. The map screen will also indicate the distance to your next maneuver. During your calculated route, distance to your final destination, timed need to reach the final destination, and estimated arrival time are all displayed on-screen. You can adjust the following map settings.

    • 2D/3D Map Mode: The Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX allows you to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional) view. 2D View displays a normal two-dimensional map with North or your direction at the top of map screen. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, your direction is at the top of the map screen and you can see the altitude and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
    • Color Mode: You can switch between daytime and nighttime color modes or let the head unit's software switch between the two mode automatically a few minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after sunset.
    Note: The on-screen map offers Smart Zoom. When you approach a turn, the map will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you.

    Lane Guidance & Signposts: The Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX's navigation map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance, along with exit service.

    • Lane Guidance: When navigation on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
    • Signposts: Where additional information is available, signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.
    • Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is available.
    • Exit Services: While navigation a route, you can find gas, food, lodging, and restrooms near upcoming exits along major highways and freeways.
    • Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings cannot distract you.

    Audible Alerts: The Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.

    • Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech w/ Landmarks): In addition to graphical on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-8000NEX provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions with Landmark indentification. You can choose a male or female voice in English, French, or Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of text-to-speech, announcing the street names along with the turn directions. You can adjust the the voice guidance volume independently from the head unit's main volume.
    • Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
    • Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information about the speed limits of certain road segments. The AVIC-8000NEX provides an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.

    Note: The unit will mute the audio of the other sources during navigation voice-prompts.

    Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency assistance nearby.

    Destination Search: The Destination Menu offers search tools to find your destination and play your route.

    Destination Search Description
    Browse Map Select a point on the map for your destination by touching the screen.
    Address Input your destination address by house number, street, and city (or county).
    POIs Search over 7.9 million POIs (points-of interest) by name, near you current location, near your destination, or around a city.
    Favorites (including Home & Work) You can save your favorite addresses and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling. You can also save your Home and Work address in your favorites.
    History & Smart History The places that you have set as destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access. Smart History suggest these previously used locations as destinations based on your navigation habits, using parameters like the current time of day, the day of week, and the current location.
    Combined Search You can enter search keywords to find addresses, favorite places, recent destination, and POIs.
    Coordinates Allows you to search your destination by longitude and latitude values.
    Note: Your vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake will need to be engaged to enable certain navigation functions; such as Address search and Coordinates.

    Route Calculation: The Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.

    • Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
    • Route Method: You can choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when calculating your route.
      • Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast and normal cars
      • Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
      • Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes other roads as well to save fuel
      • Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers
    • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways, Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.

    Detours & Alternatives: You can select "Route Alternative" to see the turn-list and map screen of four routes (Fastest/Shortest/Economical/Easy) with the selected route planning parameters, giving you the option to select which route to take. You can also choose to Detour around the road ahead, avoid a specific road, or around a section of the route.

    Router Planner: The Route Planner feature lets you built your route usign the list of destinations you have chosen. You can modify the list as you like (adding or removing a destination (waypoint), changing a final destination, or setting a new starting position.

    Itinerary w/ Route Simulation: The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns. You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.

    Auto Reroute: If you depart from the original route, the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions.

    Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.

    Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your bearing and the distance of the next destination.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX, 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 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.

    Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with our without the parking brake engaged.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX; 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation 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 3/31/2014. The receiver does not support Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.

    SD Card Slot: The Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX features a SD card slot hidden behind the motorized touchscreen monitor. The unit's SD card slot accepts 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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): 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 AVIC-8000NEX.

    Off Insert/Eject: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).

    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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX. 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 AVIC-8000NEX.
    • 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 AVIC-8000NEX. 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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 AVIC-8000NEX 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
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    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 8.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 8.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
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    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 8.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 8.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N
    4/Air 8.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 8.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Android Connectivity

    Designed for Android: Offering support for some of the most popular Android smartphones on the market, the AVIC-8000NEX provides the ability to control, view, and listen to compatible apps running on select Android powered smartphones, via AppRadio mode or MirrorLink.

    • AppRadio App Compatibility: In order to enjoy AppRadio mode, you will need Pioneer's Android cable (130CDAH200, sold separately) to connect your compatible Android smartphone to the AVIC-8000NEX's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and HDMI input. Click here for latest compatible Android smartphones tested by Pioneer. Compatible Android smartphones (as off 4/2/2014)
      • HTC: Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, EVO 4G, One, One S, One XL, One X+, Raider 4G, REzound, Sensation XE, Velocity 4G, Vivid
      • LG: Optimus 2X (P990), Optimus G, Optimus 4G
      • Motorola: Atrix 2, Droid 4, Droid Razr, Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx, Droid Razr Maxx HD
      • Samsung: Epic 4G, Galaxy Express, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, *Galaxy Note II, *Galaxy Note III, Galaxy S II, *Galaxy S3, *Galaxy S4, *Galaxy S5 (*requires an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter; sold separately)
      • Sony Ericsson: Xperia arc S, Xpeira arc, Xperia neo V, Xperia neo, Xperia S, Xperia T, Xperia TL, Xperia TX, Xperia V, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL
    • MirrorLink Compatibility: You will need Pioneer's CD-MU200 MirrorLink Cable (sold separately) to connect your MirrorLink-compatible Android smartphone to the RGB input of the Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX. Compatible phones include the Samsung Galaxy S3/Note II (w/ Android OS) and select Sony Xperia (w/ Android OS smartphones. To use MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S 3 or Note II, Samsung's free Drive Lin