Control iPhone® apps from your receiver

If you love using apps on your smartphone, put them to work in your car. Pioneer's SPH-DA02 AppRadio smartphone receiver puts them front and center on a bright and clear 6.1" capacitive touchscreen. With your iPhone 4/4S, you won't have to fumble around with your phone while you're driving — just reach out and touch the screen. It recognizes zoom, swipe, and pinch gestures just as if you were using your smartphone.

Pioneer SPH-DA02

An ever-expanding pool of apps

AppRadio works with many popular music apps, like AUPEO! Personal Radio, Pandora® Internet radio, DashCommand, Rdio, and Pioneer's MIXTRAX. And over time, you can bet that more and more apps will be available to use with the sleek app interface. Pioneer includes a GPS antenna, so you can use the MotionX GPS Drive™ and INRIX® traffic apps to add navigation to this receiver's arsenal of features.

Talk hands-free and enjoy Pioneer sound quality

Built-in Bluetooth® adds to the versatility of this cool receiver — pair your phone and you'll be able to talk hands-free, and have access to your phone book from the touchscreen, too. And this full-featured receiver includes Pioneer's powerful MOSFET built-in amp, a 3-band equalizer, AM/FM tuner, and a set of preamp outputs for connecting an outboard amp or powered sub.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) 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.

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.

Note: This receiver is not compatible with the iPhone 5. If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Complement your setup with a phone mount

This receiver requires input from your iPhone from time to time during operation — most notably when running the MotionX GPS Drive app. It's a good idea to mount your iPhone where it's easy to reach. Check out our selection of Pro.Fit mounts.

This smartphone receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (no built-in CD player)
    • touchscreen control over select iPhone 4/4S apps
    • built-in amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling
    • 6.1" touchscreen display
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ 3-band parametric equalizer with 7 preset tone curves
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod control (cable included)
    • included GPS antenna for boosting signal while using GPS apps
    • inputs: rear USB input for iPhone 4 or 4S (cable included — not compatible with other USB devices)
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear/subwoofer)
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    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    Appradio huh?

    Written By Anonymous, Nebraska on Saturday, February 22, 2014

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    I never really used it how it was expected because when it came out I expected to be able to hook up my iPhone 5 to it. I went with purchasing a used iPhone 4 and leaving that hooked up to the radio at all times and connecting it via hotspot on my iPhone 5. It never worked how i had hoped. I suppose that's no fault of the head unit. It did lack many cool features that jailbreaks did provide, such as background photo change and an app icon list that included any phone apps that you wanted to display. I did have some communication problems with the cable on occasion.

    Enjoying till ISO 7

    Written By Kevin, Ohio on Friday, December 06, 2013

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    I was very happy with this unit till I downloaded the ISO 7 now it has become a pain.

    Pros: Sounds great looks cool

    Cons: Startup time a little slow and ISO 7 makes it crash I have no clue what to do but hit the rest button!

    Not a Long-Term Solution

    Written By SactoC, Sacramento, CA on Thursday, October 10, 2013

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    If you are looking for a company that will support its products over the long term, Pioneer might not be the company for you. I have had the AppRadio for a little over two years now. When the unit worked, it worked very well. However, the biggest problem has been Pioneer's failure to keep up with the iOS updates. Pioneer had problems with both the iOS6 and iOS7 updates, and in fact did not release a warning not to upgrade to iOS7 until late in the afternoon of the iOS7 release date. By that time, I and may other AppRadio owners had already updated. It's now three weeks later and Pioneer has been completely silent about any fixes. On top of that, the iPhone cables are expensive and poorly constructed. I have had two cables go bad just through daily use. After the second one failed, I tore it apart and re-soldered all the connections so that I wouldn't have to pay for a new cable.

    Pros: Great interaction with navigation and music apps (when it works)

    Cons: Slow boot-up; expensive cables; no iOS7 support (yet); clock does not stay current (loses time). The native iTunes/iPod app is clunky (the CarMedia App has a far better interface). Poor cable construction and quality.

    Really????

    Written By Kurt B, Palm Springs, CA on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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    Cannot believe that after only 9 months I now have a worthless piece of junk in my dash. By updating to IOS7, this App radio will no longer recognize my iPhone or iPod. What a waste of money. Shame on you Pioneer! After all the great products I have purchased from Crutchfield over the years, I would hope they'd see the wrong and try to make it right. Crutchfield do the right thing and drop Pioneer products. We'll still buy products from you, just not Pioneer.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Piece of junk that Pioneer promised to update but not living up to that promise.

    Difficult, then worthless

    Written By MountainMan, NE Georgia on Saturday, September 21, 2013

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    Initially this system seemed to work great. Then all of thee screens I had to agree to some safety agreement became annoying. It's ability to play itunes from your phone is nice once you get used to the controls.

    IOS7: This installed on my iphone 4s basically made my head unit worthless. what a piece of junk!

    Pros: Easy navigation for itunes and apps.

    Cons: doesn't support IOS7 or the Iphone 5.

    Really sucks now

    Written By George K, Memphis, TN on Friday, September 20, 2013

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    Ok, so I'm probably going to confuse a lot of readers here. I got this cheap, it does all I want it to do (although not always in a stellar manner) and I really love it! I built a dock, installed rear camera, etc. etc. etc... As I said, for the price - I LOVE IT! Despite some glitches, freezes and a number of other short-comings, I L-O-V-E IT!!! BUT!!!!! .....Now I am told that Pioneer will no longer support it with updates!? Since the Apple iOS7 update I am prevented from updating my phone and I am sooo mad at Pioneer, I will never buy another Pioneer item as long as I have breath left in me!!! WE, that bought the first Appradios, built the customer-base for subsequent AppRadios and this is how Pioneer thank us?! The main reason for going with a brand like Pioneer was because I had faith that they wouldn't desert me!? Everyone knows how fickle technology is lately?! Everyone releases products and maintains them with software revisions?! By not supporting their products, Pioneer has abandoned us as customers; is this what they have become?! What confidence can ANY consumer have that Pioneer will support ANYTHING in the future?! Do they think we will continuously keep buying new stuff?! If they don't sort this out, they will anger a LOT of their customers and they WILL get hurt - after reading dozens of angry blogs on the matter, that's my prediction - even from people who don't own Pioneer. Time will tell...?

    Pros: Great everything... Even though it only does it in a "good/decent" fashion, it does everything "I" need it to do:- music, navigation, hands-free telephone, radio, movies (via an app); it has decent sound and it looks absolutely great in my dash.

    Cons: It only does one thing at a time, the constant aggravation of the warning screens (we should be able to disable those screens and waive Pioneer's responsibility?), the chunky cable that connects to the phone is awful, it needed a dedicated one-touch mute button, I would've liked the ability to change my background on the home screen, a rotary volume knob would be much better than the stupid buttons, the screen locks-up about once a week. IT NEEDS A SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR iOS7!!

    Great radio

    Written By Jeremy, Lincoln, Ne on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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    This is an awesome radio just wish that there were more available apps to use with it.

    Pros: Awesome display Great sound

    Cons: Hard to navigate sometimes Initial setup little tough

    Pioneer Does it again

    Written By Matty-, Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, September 09, 2013

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    Got it because it was heavily discounted. It's very cool. I really like the simple interface. The display is very nice too. The sound quality is great and Bluetooth phone work well.

    Pros: Cool Display, Great Sound, Clear Bluetooth, Easy Control Design, Coolness. Clean looking install!

    Cons: No Bluetooth streaming.. Boot up time slow, does not resume where it left off with your music, only compatible with phone that is soon to be discontinued. :-(

    AppRadio 2

    Written By Tom in Maine, Searsport, ME on Sunday, September 08, 2013

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    Bought this as a Scratch and Dent. It was a major discount and was a great deal. I would've been a bit disappointed if I paid full cost. The unit is slow to respond to the start up and when linking to the iPhone. Once things are turned on, it is not too bad. I wanted a Bluetooth unit because I had one in a 2013 Prius rental. That linked with the iPhone with no wired hookup for music and phone. That would be my holy grail. It was an elegant deal. This is reasonable for the cost. I suspect Pioneer will get it better as time progresses.

    Pros: Bluetooth phone. iPhone tie in via USB.

    Cons: Klunky software, not too annoying time lags when starting. You have to go through a process every time you start the car.

    Should have never been made.

    Written By Robert, Virginia Beach on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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    Cheaply made with so many glitches one can't even list them all. The worst glitch is when you try to go from pandora to the iPhones music the radio tweaks out and defaults back to pandora. You have to treat the media cable like a dainty flower or it WILL brake causing you at least a weak of pain. The radio goes into this "screen savior" mode, which is a add for the radio, that you cannot turn off. Every time you exit the app section of the radio and try to enter back in you have to "confirm" the command on the iPhone, then half the time it will glitch out. Finally there is no off button! So during many of it's glitches you can't even shut the thing off.

    Pros: Good blue tooth function, sounds good when working.

    Cons: Glitchy, cheaply made

    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written By Taylor S., Indianapolis, IN on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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    Okay, first off let me explain that I originally decided not to purchase this App Radio due to so many negative reviews. But the price of this unit is what kept me interested and my decision was made to purchase it. After all, we do have sixty days to decide right? Well, now I know that I will not be returning this unit in exchange for anything else. It is exactly what I need. I too am having a bit of trouble learning the system, but that is because I am currently learning how the system works. As with all electronic products, there is a breaking in period (for the operator as well). I enjoy listening to my music through Itunes and Pandora. I enjoy the bluetooth feature for phone conversations and I am still deciding on which Navigation App works for me. Also, Crutchfield is always there for us when we need them. Thanks to their Master Sheet and supplied accessories for the install, I was able to complete the install within an hour. Thank you again Crutchfield.

    Pros: For $150.00, I have myself an App Radio. Be sure to purchase through Crutchfield for their outstanding customer service.

    Cons: None.

    Great radio

    Written By An, Fl on Sunday, August 25, 2013

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    Awesome radio Its just what I was looking for . Especially at the price .

    Pros: Easy to use , nice interface and front screen clock

    Cons: No CD player sometimes the clock is off by 2 mins

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    Written By Anonymous, Bastrop, LA on Saturday, August 24, 2013

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    Sent it back don't wast your time

    Pros: None

    Cons: To many steps just to listen to the radio way to complicated

    Pioneer App Radio

    Written By Serge, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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    I've been waiting for the price to drop so I can grab it. The best thing ever if you no longer use CDs

    Pros: Works with iPod fourth gen as well.

    Cons: Can only use my iPhone 5 for voice calls.

    OK - for the money

    Written By agamboa, Chesapeake, VA on Monday, August 19, 2013

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    For the price you get a pretty cool touch screen radio. Must have an iPhone to get extra benefits. The manual has directions on hooking rear channel as a sub channel and suggests that you can set the crossover points (this does not seem true). The sub crossover cannot be set for the internal amp, only works with the preamp outs. Do not try to adjust EQ while driving (3.5 stars overall)

    Pros: cool touch screen radio easy installation

    Cons: no loudness button difficult EQ crossover on preamp only AppRadio application is glitchy (but works) GPS too slow (not usable)

    Awsome

    Written By Anonymous, Montgomery, AL on Saturday, August 10, 2013

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    First off putting this in was a breeze no special tools needed. It works great with my iPhone and my son loves how it connects to Net Flix over all great app radio I ended up buying 2 additional ones that's 3 total yes I'm very pleased.

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    Written By Anonymous, Cordova tn on Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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    It is great i love the appradio

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    Written By tb, Detroit, MI on Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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    Overall I really Like the unit. The sound quality is great, and I really like the functionality of the unit. The integration is great. So far, I have not had any technical issues with the product whatsoever.

    The only thing I dont like are the parking break safeties and that you have to specificly allow access to your phone everytime you want to use apps.

    I would recommend this product.

    Pros: Excellent quality and functionality, especially for the price.

    Cons: parking break safeties and that you have to specificly allow access to your phone everytime you want to use apps.

    Pioneer SPH-DA02

    Written By Mike, Fountain valley, CA on Monday, August 05, 2013

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    Fantastic

    Good unit for the price

    Written By Dgap, Danville ia. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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    I liked this unit at first then realized I couldn't program the clock because the middle of the touch screen in that area didn't work. Crutchfield was great about sending me another one that seems to be working great

    Pros: Big touch screen dual din app radio for a great price

    Cons: Big clock home screen wish you could change the background. having to agree to safety every time the stereo powers on before music will play

    Lower your expectations

    Written By JJ, Vn Nuys, CA on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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    I had high hopes that the AppRadio would seamlessly integrate my iPhone into my car, no so. True is provide sound, telephone and navigation through my iPhone which is better that the factory installed unit in my wife's car. I found the catch being that I first had to recognize that it did not operate like a plug'n p lay apple product. The two main drawbacks are the AppRadio app that interfaces with the iPhone and the parking brake interlock. The works most to the time, requiring me to unlock my iPhone and allow the iPhone to connect to the AppRadio, it gets tiring on a day when you're in and out of the car repeatedly. This app sometime gets confused, required the app to 'forced to quit" and relaunched. THe parking brake interlock, requires a off/on/on sequence that also get confused and will then not allow that App Radio to display the iPhone on the screen. This also frustrating.

    Pros: Coolness. Car Intergation with the iPhone. A choice of Apps for navigation, though limited.

    Cons: Poor interface with the IPhone and parking brake.

    I like this unit a lot

    Written By jjjtech, Arkasas on Monday, July 29, 2013

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    So I bought this unit as a "scratch and dent". Other than the open box, I was hard pressed to find anything sratch or dent about this unit. Saved a few bucks and got a really nice unit. This is an older model so I wasn't expecting much out of it. That being said, I am, so far, really impressed with it. The unit arrived ver quickly (ordered it on Friday, got it on Wednesday), not Amazon Prime quickly, but only a day longer. The packaging was excellent. I didn't get all the installation extras you would normally get from Crutchfield since I got the Sratch and dent unit, but I did get the Master Sheet which showed how to take my dash appart and how to attach the brackets and such. Installation was pretty simple, even with my odd Infinity system wiring. I didn't have to call Crutchfield for help, but it was nice knowing I could have called if I'd gotten stuck. It took me very little time to figure out how to navigate the screens. While there aren't a whole lot of apps that are compatible with the system, the ones that work are very usefull. You get several choices in each area. There are several music streaming apps, GPS apps, and location services apps to choose from. The sound from the unit is very good with plenty of control over the sound using the EQ settings. Radio staions are picked up well and sound great. I haven't made a phone call yet, so I can't review the Bluetooth other than to say the set up was easy and it connects quickly. Overall, I really like this head unit.

    Pros: Crisp, bight display with plent of control over brightness and contrast AND a nightime dimmer. Great sound Good selection of app types Easy Bluetooth pairing and connection Easy install Great looking unit iPhone/iPod cable included GPS antenna included External microphone included Lots of control over the souond quality

    Cons: Limited number of apps Screen is pretty responsive to touch, but could be better Using non-app features while using an app is a little cumbersome (until you realize swithing apps on your phone is easiest) No way to switch from app to app on unit with out backing out of app feature and relaunching app feature (use you phone, it easier)

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    Written By Anonymous, Orange County, ca. on Monday, July 22, 2013

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    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio is a great stereo for people with an Iphone 4/4s. Replaced my single cd radio in my 2006 Tacoma and I am very happy. If you are on a tight budget this product might be for you.

    Good Product, But....

    Written By Logan H, Chesterto