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Pioneer CD-AH200

Android™ connectivity kit for compatible Pioneer receivers

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Android™ connectivity with AppRadio Mode

Now you can use most Android phones with your Pioneer App Radio 3 or multimedia receiver with AppRadio Mode. The Pioneer CD-AH200 app connectivity kit comes with all the necessary cables and adapters necessary for connecting your compatible Android device. The kit includes:

  • HDMI cable
  • HDMI to micro-HDMI cable adapter
  • USB cable extension
  • USB to micro-USB cable adapter
  • MHL adapter

A set of easy-to-follow instructions takes you through the potential wiring configurations, so you can get connected on your next drive. This connectivity kit works with compatible Android devices and the following receivers:

  • AVIC-Z150BH
  • AVIC-X950BH
  • AVH-X8500BHS
  • SPH-DA110
  • SPH-DA210

Warranty: 1 year.

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  • 57" HDMI cable
  • 56" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • 29" microUSB (type-B) to USB (type-A) cable
  • 29" microHDMI to HDMI cable (w/ male microHDMI connector on one end and a female HDMI connector on other end)
  • 30" MHL adapter (w/ a male microHDMI connector on one end and female HDMI/microUSB connectors on other end)
  • Owner's Manual

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Features

App Connectivity Kit for Android: The Pioneer CD-AH200 App Connectivity Kit for Android provides AppRadio mode access and control of compatible Android smartphones with select Pioneer AppRadio mode compatible head units. Use the CD-AH200 app connectivity kit to connect an Android device directly to a compatible Pioneer head unit for the ability to display and control compatible Android apps on the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen though AppRadio Mode.

Head Unit Compatibility: The CD-AH200 is compatible with select Pioneer multimedia head units which feature and HDMI input and are AppRadio mode compatible. The following Pioneer multimedia head unit's support the CD-AH200 app connectivity kit for Android.

  • SPH-DA100 (AppRadio 2)
  • SPH-DA110 (AppRadio 3)
  • SPH-DA210 (AppRadio 3 w/ DVD)
  • AVIC-Z150BH
  • AVIC-X950BH
  • AVH-X8500BHS
  • AVH-4000NEX
  • AVIC-6000NEX
  • AVIC-7000NEX
  • AVIC-8000NEX

Android Device Compatibility: Please view the AppRadio Compatible Device List for the latest compatible Android smartphone information to see if your Android smartphone is compatible. The Android Marketplace AppRadio app (version 1.0) must be installed on your compatible Android smartphone. Not all Android devices will be compatible.

Note: The Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 requires an additional 3rd party microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin MHL adapter (sold separately; not available at Crutchfield).

Connectivity: The CD-AH200 app connectivity kit for Android includes a 57" HDMI cable, 56" USB extension cable, 29" microUSB-to-USB cable, 29" HDMI-to-microHDMI cable adapter, and 30" microUSB-to-HDMI/microUSB MHL adapter. Depending on the application, either the MHL adapter or micro HDMI cable adapter will be used to connect the compatible Android device to the HDMI port on the rear of the compatible AppRadio Mode receiver. The direct digital connection assures you get the utmost audio and video quality from your the media stored on Android device. To keep your device charged, the USB cable is plugged into the USB port on the rear of the compatible Pioneer receiver and is connected directly to the compatible Android device or into the MHL adapter (depending on phone hardware configuration).

  • Android device with separate microUSB & microHDMI connector: HDMI cable, HDMI-to-microHDMI cable, microUSB-to-USB cable, and USB extension cable
  • Android device with single microUSB connector: microUSB-to-HDMI/microUSB MHL adapter, HDMI cable, microUSB-USB cable, and USB extension cable
 
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5 out of 5

Great kit

Written By lucho707, 95825 on Friday, August 08, 2014
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I used this kit to hook up my T-Mobile HTC m8. Rooting the phone with appradio unchained made my whole system awesome. I have the appradio 3 stereo and everything is flawless. Installing was simple.
Pros:
Easy install, cables are sturdy and well made, great price for the open box item
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Spendy, but necessary.

Written By greg.ames, ND on Monday, May 26, 2014
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Read the research tab, lots of essential information there. Beware you've likely more kits/adapters to purchase in addition to this one. I spent over 100.00 on this stuff to get my Samsung GS4 to play.
Pros:
Works.
Cons:
Spendy
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1 out of 5

Not what I expected

Written By Bama_Jeeper, Athens Alabama on Friday, May 23, 2014
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I bought this kit to take advantage of the App Radio apps I had read about. There aren't that many apps out there. You have to plug 2 cables into your phone to take full advantage of them. I have a new Samsung Galaxy S5 and was told that I would need another adapter to go between my phone and one of the cables. I am returning this kit.
Cons:
See my review.
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3 out of 5

Phone must support MHL or Have HDMI

Written By Rhaick, San Mateo on Saturday, May 10, 2014
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I didn't know that the Moto X does not support MHL so this product did not work for me with my current phone. However, The cables did work with my old Galaxy Nexus, but i found i was trading most of the features of the head unit (4000 NEX) to just run everything off my phone since you can't for instance, use Google maps and also play something from your SD card inserted into the HD at the same time. Yes you can do this with the phones music, but I found the quality of the music was much less coming from my phone than it was from my HD SD card. So until Parrot makes a new 7" Android 4+ head unit I will enjoy my Pioneer NEX.
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4 out of 5

works well

Written By t, california on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
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it works as advertised.
Pros:
works well.
Cons:
my only critique is that i wish there was an option to flush mount the female ends for a cleaner look. as it is now i have cables hanging under my dash.
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5 out of 5

CELL PHONE APPS ON YOUR DASH

Written By Sam A, Hot Springs, Arkansas on Monday, April 14, 2014
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WONDERFUL. I have long wondered why a car unit couldn't use what was already on my cell phone. YOU CAN. This is ANDROID compatible. We are using a Samsung S4 but most of the Bluetooth features could probably use any phone. There are some functions that need certain phones but most of what is used everyday can be accessed with Bluetooth. The display is very good. The installation is straight forward. It would be nice to have an plug outlet to mount rather than have wires hanging out og the dash to plug in. I am looking for one now. Since you are using map apps from your phone that are ALWAYS UPDATED. No hassle or expense keeping them updated. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this unit. First, it is VERY REASONABLY PRICED, it is pretty straight forward, although it has possibilities we have yet to explore, it has only been install a couple weeks. You can add on backup cameras, steering wheel controls, etc. LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this unit.
Pros:
ANDROID as well as i-Phone compatible Bluetooth does most of the needed everyday connecting needs. You are using apps from your phone which you are familiar and that you can tweak while in the house/work, etc instead of having to sit in the car. You can, of course, answer your phone through the unit as well as make calls, etc
Cons:
Car didn't come with it It wasn't sold with a plug interface to mount on the dash instead of having wires hanging out, so you have one wire for you phone and possibly one for you i-Pod or i-Pad if you are using Androids.
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4 out of 5

Excellent!!!!

Written By Scubaredsox, Lawrence, MA on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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Works perfec on my app radio 3,,just plug and play.
Pros:
Good quality, work great!!!
Cons:
You need an extra adapter for android 4
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3 out of 5

Good item

Written By Andrew, Jersey City, NJ on Monday, March 31, 2014
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The item works very well but Some Samsung phones you will need an adapter that causes another $40 that adapter replaces the MHL. Also the replacement HML from Samsung will not plug into the phone if you would have OtterBox you will have to take the case off.
Pros:
Works very well once hooked up.
Cons:
Another $40 to replace the HML adapter if you have some Samsung phones like the galaxy s4
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5 out of 5

Excellent!!!!

Written By MarvinD, Mosheim,TN on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Works flawlessly. Excellent addition for us Android users. Simple set up with my HTC Rezound and Pioneer App Radio 3.
Pros:
Does exactly what it says it will do
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Has it all...

Written By jagnth, Pacific Northwest on Monday, February 17, 2014
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Kit has everything you need, good quality cables. May not be cost effective as you could buy just the cables you need vs having extras.
Pros:
You will end up with extra cables Quality cables Kit takes the guesswork out of figuring out what cables you need as it has everything for iPhone or Android devices. Both those with a separate HDMI port ( i.e. Droid Bionic) and those like the Samsung Galaxy with the HDMI integrated into the charging port.
Cons:
All cables can be purchased individually if your willing to research the hardware required.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Awesome product

Written By DillonC, Reidsville, NC on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Great product, great fit, works great.
Cons:
Too many parts, wires and attachments, rather bulky.
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5 out of 5

Everything you need

Written By matt, texas on Monday, February 03, 2014
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This contained every type of connection I could have needed. Because my head unit came with 1 USB extension, this added a 2nd. I connected both USB extensions plus the HDMI and have flexibility to connect any android phone. This is important since not all drivers/passengers have the same phone and may want to share their screen or music.
Pros:
cable quality, lenth, variety of types
Cons:
none
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1 out of 5

Pioneer CD-AH200

Written By MikeS, Stockbridge, GA on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
 
Did not work correctly
Crutchfield response on Monday, January 06, 2014
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1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Very useful accessory

Written By Jim, Oklahoma City, OK on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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Good product. Allows direct connection of my Galaxie 3 phone to my new Pioneer system.
Pros:
Makes use of Pioneer's App Radio functions. Very handy and fun.
Cons:
Very long cable. I have a two seater, but if I had a back seet At it would probably reach. Kind of cumbersome.
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3 questions already asked

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I dont see why this kit is usefull for $60. Help me understand. You need to use the SAmsung MHL adapter anyway so the one included in this kit is useless??? Why cant I just use the USB cable that came with my phone and ONLY buy the Samsung MHL? [ Andrew  May 23, 2014 ]
6 answers
  • The fact is this kit is useless to you, you will have to use the Samsung MHL connector so just buy that a USB extension and an HDMI cable. [ JACK   Jun 02, 2014 ]
  • Yeah, you don't need the adapter that comes with the unit. You need an hdmi cable (included), a micro sd cord fir power (included), and the Samsung MHL that is a little rectangular box with hdmi in and micro sd in and out (out to phone....in from unit...for power). Good luck. Works well with the s4...more so than the s3. Kris Williams, Esq. CA. [ KRIS L   May 27, 2014 ]
  • You can try it n if it works just return the adapter kit....I just bout it cause I don't have an mhl so I'm not sure dude [ DAVID   May 25, 2014 ]
  • I'm sorry I haven't be able to get it to work. I really Have not messed with it. I have been putting it my remote start alarm. [ KEITH A   May 25, 2014 ]
  • MHL is necessary for video mirroring. Data connection happens via Bluetooth. [ Anup   May 24, 2014 ]
  • You do need the hdmi cable and usb to micro usb if you have an indash dvd player unless you have one sitting around and your radio has to have an hdmi input. This kit also has a micro usb to female hdmi cable. Some phones require the micro usb to usb cord for extra power and if I remember correctly your phone does need it. [ CHRISTOPHER M   May 24, 2014 ]
Will my Appradio 3 USB port charge my phone while it is connected? [ Corwin  Mar 21, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Shouldn't have a problem charging the Android phone as long as it's plugged into the back USB port. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 22, 2014 ]
Will this product work with the droid razor maxx? I have a pioneer touch screen stereo that has the pandora app. I want to run Pandora through my phone. [ Sven jones  Feb 26, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • would this be compatible with my galaxy s3? and if so couldnt i just use my own phone cable? i already have the cable that was included with the radio. so wouldnt i just need my phone usb cable? [ Moose   Mar 18, 2014 ]
  • This does look like it compatible with the Droid Razor Maxx. You can see a full list of compatible phones here: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/UnAssigned-Content/Android+Compatibility [ Jeff Staff  Feb 26, 2014 ]

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