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Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

Smartphone receiver with CD/DVD player

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Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

Overview

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Face it, you can't live without your smartphone and the apps that help make your life easier. Pioneer's AppRadio 3 receiver lets you view those apps on its big 7” screen so it's easier to control them while you're on the road. You'll check out your favorite apps on a simplified menu that's designed for mobile use, so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of fumbling around with your phone.

Enjoy your smartphone apps on the big screen

Face it, you can't live without your smartphone and the apps that help make your life easier. Pioneer's AppRadio 3 receiver lets you view those apps on its big 7” screen so it's easier to control them while you're on the road. You'll check out your favorite apps on a simplified menu that's designed for mobile use, so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of fumbling around with your phone.

The AppRadio 3 works with iPhone® 4, 4S, and 5, as well as select Android™ models, so you can enjoy compatibility regardless of what platform you're into. In order to enable all of these cool features offered by this Pioneer, you'll need to make sure that your smartphone's compatible with the AppRadio 3, and then pick out the right connection kit for your smartphone (sold separately). 

Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

Control your apps from the large 7" touchscreen.

Navigation, music streaming, and web browsing

AppRadio 3 has you covered by supporting some of the most popular apps available. You'll find plenty of apps to enjoy right now, including MotionX GPS Drive™, INRIX® traffic, AUPEO! Personal Radio, Pandora® Internet radio, and Pioneer's MIXTRAX, with more coming down the road. You'll have the advantage of a sleek app interface, and the apps will look great on the 7" capacitive touchscreen, which recognizes all zoom, swipe, and pinch gestures just like if you were using your smartphone.

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.

Siri™ Eyes Free 

If you have an iPhone 4S or 5, you'll hear Siri's voice prompts through your vehicle's sound system, and you can make commands or ask questions through the microphone that's included with this receiver. You can set reminders, ask for songs, request directions, or anything else you'd normally do with your iPhone.

Works with Android™ phones and features MirrorLink™ connectivity

The AppRadio 3 doesn't leave Android by the wayside when it comes to features, either. Not only will its App Mode support many Android phones, but this receiver takes it to the next level with MirrorLink support.  MirrorLink allows certain Nokia and Samsung smartphones (with more to come in the future) to display their interface on the AppRadio 3, so you can make phone calls, access map services, or check out music with ease. If you don't have a MirrorLink phone, you can still download a free Pioneer app that enables voice commands with your Android phone.

Talk hands-free and stream audio wirelessly with Bluetooth®

Built-in Bluetooth adds to the versatility of this cool receiver — pair your phone, and you'll be able to talk hands-free and access your phone book from the touchscreen. You can even stream audio from your smartphone to the receiver. 

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.

Complement your setup with a phone mount

The AppRadio 3 requires input from your iPhone from time to time — 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.

Don't care about playing CDs or DVDs? Pioneer's SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3 offers all the same features without disc playback.

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What's in the Box:

  • AppRadio 3 smartphone CD receiver (SPH-DA210)
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
  • Sun-visor clip
  • GPS antenna (with attached 12' cable terminated by a SMB connector)
  • Self-adhesive magnetic base
  • HDMI cable holder
  • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 9mm)
  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr)
  • Installation Manual (En/Fr)
  • Important Information for the User (En/Fr)
  • Warranty Information (USA/Canada)
  • Online Product Registration

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • touchscreen control over select apps
    • MirrorLink™ for in-dash control of select Android™ smartphones (CD-MU200 interface cable required)
    • built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • 7" capacitive touchscreen display
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    Audio features:
    • 5-band equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear USB input for smartphone connection kits (not compatible with USB devices), rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    • included external GPS antenna for boosting signal while using GPS apps
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    54 Reviews

    Don't Buy

    Written by: Thomas P from New York on January 15, 2016

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    It would have been the best Radio on the market only if it worked.

    Pros: Can link up to your phone to use your phone power to run app's on the unit like waze and dashcommand. All the feature you would want. Play back is really clear.

    Cons: None of the feature work unless your super computer savvy with the right phone rooted and extra cable and devices bought to make it work with the unit. The radio has not the best reception.

    connection nightmare

    Written by: Eric from Sebastian fl on December 28, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Easy install, nightmare connectivity for android galaxy s4 with mirror link. 4 days and counting still can not get it to fully connect. So half the radio's functions and the reason I bought it is useless. Read many many forums and seems I am not the only one with this issue.

    Pros: Cool layout , nice funtionality.

    Cons: Difficult to connect with galaxy S4 . Limited use.

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from sedalia mo on December 14, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Amazing double din recommend it to everyone

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    Great Entry Level Unit

    Written by: Matt S from Toledo, OH on October 3, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I selected this radio for it's Android integration capability. All and all this is a great unit that seems to be built well and installs easily. I have been very pleased with the integrated bluetooth features seamlessly integrating calling features of my phone and the unit.

    Pros: Integrated Bluetooth Android integration (especially with ARUnchained) Bright display

    Cons: No video outs Over protective safety features (prevents navigation options while driving) FM/AM Tuner features such as seek (unless I missed this option in the manual which I did not receive)

    Application Radio

    Written by: Karl from Hillsboro, OR on July 30, 2014

    2010 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I liked everything about this radio and DVD player w/ application capabilities. I liked everything except trying to connect to android Samsung S4. When follow instructions and asking for a little support. Found instructions were poor. They need to give for informative instructions. After buying a number of cables and adapters I was able to get it to work with applications.

    Pros:

    Cons: Good value for the money. I added a back up camera. Works great after getting my galaxy s4 to work with applications.

    Dont

    Written by: Olive from San Jose CA on July 27, 2014

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    If you have a Samsung phone PASS right by this unit. I have spent weeks trying to bring it up with no success. The Pioneer app is complete junk. Do a search and see all the problems others have had. If you are very adept at rooting your phone, willing to continually tinker with software find another head unit.

    Pros: Looks like it would be a great product but I never had the chance to find out.

    Cons: Impossible to setup. I am returning the boat anchor.

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio3

    Written by: Byron from Bessemer Alabama on July 16, 2014

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I like the look of the radio in my truck but still trying to get my Android phone apps to work with it.

    Pros: Great sound and play quality

    Cons: Need to be more easier to use your phone apps on it

    Great Stereo!

    Written by: Ralf from Half Moon Bay, Ca on July 6, 2014

    1997 BMW 5 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I picked this up about last year when it was on sale for $399. It really is a great stereo but if you don't know your way around technology, it can be a little confusing to use. At first it kind of disappointed me with all the restrictions, but that all changed once I got an app called Appradio Unchained. I am now using the appradio to its full potential by fully mirroring my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 Active) on the Appradio's 7"screen. I can use my favorite apps like Spotify, YouTube, Google Maps etc. If you are tech savvy then this is the right choice for you.

    Pros: 7" Touch screen Plays CD's & DVD's Bluetooth With the right software you can use this to it's full potential

    Cons: Requires extra cables Not very customizable Very restricted use

    Horrible

    Written by: VonP. from Grants Pass, ORe on June 9, 2014

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    This is a terrible radio. It's slow. Doesn't connect with my iPhone 4s. It's soooo expensive, and it's not worth it.

    Pros: Sounds good.

    Cons: Doesn't work

    Disappointed

    Written by: Eric from Indianola, IA on May 23, 2014

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    I'm so disappointed with this thing. It's slow to respond to touches. It doesn't have a remote?! I thought that would have been a no brainer. When driving and trying to switch presets on fm I constantly hit the wrong one, several times I've accidentally hit the "bsm" button and all my presets erase, so irritating! I no longer use the appradio function as it never wants to work. Every time I try to leave an app and go to another one it has to reconnect. I can't even count how many times I had to unplug the phone and plug back in to get it to reopen. Which brings me to my next issue, the cables required to use appradio are horrendous! I had all this crap hanging out of my dash. It really takes away from the clean look of the stereo when you need 8ft of cable hanging out to use it. I ripped all that out and just use Bluetooth now. Another complaint I have, and maybe I should have just known, but they don't tell you when you buy it that all the apps cost extra money! For the money I spent for this stereo and the only thing included app is pandora?! Plus if you plan on using any of them on the road you better up your data plans. The apps that are free lack reliability. The music player through appradio sucks. Once in there you lose the clock, and if you hit home to see it the music shuts off then you have to start all over. Even in Bluetooth mode it doesn't like to reconnect after the car is shut off then restarted, even if the phone didn't leave the vehicle!

    Pros: Very clean looking, great sound

    Cons: No remote, not user friendly at all

    Excellent appradio!

    Written by: Chris from Forked river nj on May 18, 2014

    2010 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Bought this radio and I have to say it is amazing! Easy install and great all around! Best pioneer product to date! Apps work great with radio and been smooth sailing since!

    Pros: Sound quality, WOW factor, excellent touch screen

    Cons: None

    ISNT READY FOR PRIME TIME - yet

    Written by: Gary from Wyoming on April 30, 2014

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    This is a great stereo, beautiful, well built, sounds great but.....it's not where it needs to be yet! I wanted to interface with my iphone (4s) and i thought that app radio would be perfect - it wasnt. The biggest problem is/was that you can use the radio OR the apps on your phone - but not both at the same time. Connecting the phone to the radio was unfortunately hit or miss. Used it for 2 weeks and couldn't determine if the radio had to be 100% booted before you plugged in your phone or vice-versa or what the process was. Navigation was good (IGO PRIMO) once I forked out the $ to a) buy the application and THEN the app radio connector software OUCH! There are not a lot of applications for app radio that are free or truly free. Most are trial packages. IF this had nav builtin this would be the PERFECT RADIO but alas it doesn't. Look Im not downing the radio just saying that it ISNT READY FOR PRIME TIME yet.... I wanted it to work so much that I let myself down. SIRI integration was EXCELLENT and actually FUN! The radio's look and feel were elegant compared to most on the market. Install and set up were a BREEZE (2000 Nissan Frontier crew cab) and looked AWESOME in my truck. touch screen was responsive, the radio sounded great and easy to use! Overall, if I didn't need navi I'd just use the Bluetooth connection with my iphone and it would have been the perfect choice!

    Pros: beautiful, well built sounds great. easy install, set-up

    Cons: doesn't multi-task between the phone and radio. Can use navi via appradio but can't listen to the radio while you do. TOO dependent on the phone. Applications cost LOADS, iphone 4s cable was expensive,

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from Aguadilla, PR on April 28, 2014

    2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great radio highly recommended!

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    Gotta have patience.

    Written by: Victor from Limits California on April 16, 2014

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    I.may be exaggerated but yes this unit is so cool and the style looks great on my car. I i have ssues with SGS4 but like i said, you gotta have patience. Once it works. It pays off its like you bought a $1000 HU. You will like it guaranteed.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Pioneer customer service too slow'

    HTC ONE (M8)

    Written by: John C 1313 from St. Louis MO. on April 10, 2014

    2008 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Happy to report that the HTC ONE (M8) works with the AppRadio 3. Plug it in the first time MirrorLink pop up in the center of the dash and I had total control of my phone from the head unit. AWSOME!

    Pros: Updates, great to have map and other updates in days instead of years or nether, having hands free access to phone while driving.

    Cons: MirrorLink not updating the list of compatible devices. I had to gamble if this phone would work with this radio. It did very happy.

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Dwayne C from St.louis ,Mo on April 2, 2014

    2008 Dodge Challenger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    The App Radio 3 was a nice purchase..

    Pros: Nice display and easy to use..

    Cons: N/a

    Seriously awesome! (if you know your way around the software)

    Written by: A Tran from Dallas, TX on March 26, 2014

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    So I used this bone stock for about 3-4 months and I have to say it wasn't that great even when in "app" mode with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Apps are very limited and doesn't look to be expanding any time soon. Sounds good (better than my stock radio) looks good, all in all an average aftermarket radio. Normally id end my rant here and give this a 3 star. BUT I found a couple ways to not only skip the stupid appradio app but be able to control my ENTIRE phone! now i can use all my apps (Facebook, youtube, spotify, reddit,pandora just to name a few)! So this radio is now better than any $1000+ I've seen due to the variety of apps in the play store. I can see why pioneer wouldn't do this factory stock as if your not careful its pretty distracting. But if you know your way around phone software its definitely worth it.

    Pros: Sleek design, sounds great, possibilities explode with the right software, cd tray is cool to impress people that are haven't seen it.

    Cons: very limited out of the box, no HD radio, No aux input is inconvenient, very small bluetooth memory

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from san diego CA on February 28, 2014

    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is awesome!I It is just like having your iphone replaced with your car stereo due to the total compatibility of the mirror link feature with phones all the way up to the 5s! They both really work together for an incredible media and communication experience while you keep you hands and eyes on the wheel and the road.

    Pros: great buy!

    Cons:

    Well Worth the price!

    Written by: Opumayaquem from PHL on February 3, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    The AppRadio has a great number of options for extracting cool features using your smart phone and the built in touchscreen display. I attached bot a Samsung Android device and an iPhone 5C and am using Pandora, Maps on screen, and controlling MP3s on Amazon Cloud player through mine and my wife's phone. My cadiilac Escalade is much more enjoyable on long trips.

    Pros: Good touch response, nice features, easy install, good sound, appealing look.

    Cons: Data usage on phone increases with use. Interface limitations while driving (parking brake off). Startup screen prompt is annoying.

    Uhhh, goods and bads

    Written by: DillonC from Reidsville, NC on February 1, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Like had been mentioned before, the pressing okay everything's it turns on is annoying, the fact of having to reload the app everything's something happens is a waste of time and does what they don't want you to do and thats take your eyes off of the road. Using it is alright, but much instruction on how to get started navigating all the settings and options from manufacturer, pretty much a experiment and dive in deal.

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    I do not like it

    Written by: Roadrunner71 from Denver, CO on January 24, 2014

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

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    This unit leaves a lot to be desired. I hate that I have to hit ok every time the unit is powered on, I hit ok the first time. This thing is very slow to respond. If I am in app mode and I get a call, to get back to app mode, I have to hit ok on my iPhone to allow the app to open. The app was already open, can't you make it just bring it to the front instead of re-open? Also, since I have corporate email on my phone, I have to have locks on it. In order to keep appradio open, the phone has to be unlocked and the screen has to be on. Why can't I just use the iPod setting with the iPhone 5 so I could just play music. My factory Ford Sync radio could. I rarely even use the app mode because it is so slow and such a pain and no clock on the music app (this is the only clock in my truck). Bluetooth does not have the sound quality I am looking for so that is why I like to use the ugly cable that costs a ton of extra money by the time you buy the lightning to hdmi adapter and the other iPhone adapter. Why adapters, why can't I just plug into usb and have the unit decode. Sound quality is better than the stock unit and I wanted a screen so I can hook up a rear view camera which I have not done yet. I hope the iPod setting is enabled on future firmware for the iPhone 5 or I might have to leave Pioneer for another brand. I have been loyal to Pioneer since 1992, about 18 decks for different cars and family but this deck is just disappointing.

    Pros: Sound quality is pretty good. Looks nice.

    Cons: Everything above plus the EQ is not very good Lowest freq. is 125hz, which makes it hard to fine tune the sub.

    Great Product!

    Written by: npgtech from San Pedro, CA on January 20, 2014

    2010 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Must have if you love your smart phone. I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and it works great, took a bit to get used to setting the configs on it, but now it's great!

    Pros: Quick power on, responsive screen, easy install!

    Cons: Finger prints stay on the screen, that's about it so far.

    Not Good

    Written by: HIWESTMAN from Bellingham, WA on January 1, 2014

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    Upon installation I discovered that in order to use the mirroring for my iPhone 5, I not only needed an adapter from Pioneer that I bought, but also an apple AV converter, and unless you want a really sloppy assemble you need another short USB to 8pin adapter. Then, unless you want the whole tangled mess a junk dangling out, you need another lightning male to female extension. You are left with a rag tag looking bundle of wires and plugs to deal with at adapter costs exceeding $120 at least. Syncing the bluetooth requires a major process that you have to plug your phone into the unit to perform, so if your wife or buddy wants to sync their iPhone 4 you need another hundred bucks in adapters and a half hour of doinkin around with it. Then the whole mirroring thing requires lame aftermarket apps from Pioneer that I still don't have working right after 2 hours of tweaking. It's SLOW, it's GLITCHY, and it SUCKS. The music stops abruptly for no reason while your driving and you have to start punching the screen to get off of pause. I have a much less expensive unit in my truck that works way better and glitches out way less. Front USB with a regular lightning plug into your phone for charging and direct control. It's simpler, works better, sounds great, and costs 75% less. Don't buy this junk. For me to return it I would lose a fortune in adapters and installation costs. I'm stuck in purgatory and you don't want to join me.

    Pros: Unimpressed.

    Cons: Too many expensive adapters, aftermarket apps are junky that you have to use, have to plug into to sync bluetooth, can't sync dissimilar devices without major adapters and time investment, glitchy, complicated, lame

    They almost got it ...

    Written by: jb from Heber City, UT on December 19, 2013

    2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    There is a lot of disinformation on the Internet about this product. Specifically that it doesn't work with iPhone 5 and/or IOS 7. Not so. It requires extensive cabling and you MUST read the owner's manual but after that everything works as claimed. I find myself using it mostly with Bluetooth and use Siri extensively to read and answer texts with hands on the wheel. I also use Siri to make calls (to people in my Contacts List). I play music off my Amazon Cloud Player (Bluetooth). I have the Waze app which works perfectly displaying on the head unit when all the cables are in place. But I use GPS assistance infrequently, so I only plug the phone into the Pioneer for that purpose -- because the cable bundle is such a barrier. This is not because of a "bad" installation. It is because the setup requires the Apple A/V cable which only has a 4" LIghtning cable lead. So you end up with this big clump of terminations 4" away from the iPhone. There isn't a good way to set that up so that it is either aesthetically pleasing or functionally pleasing. The A/V cable simply doesn't anticipate this kind of use and neither Apple nor Pioneer provide a solution that makes it functionally acceptable. That will likely be solved with the next model -- thus rendering this one obsolete -- I'm getting tired of that.... I don't think there is a better solution out there for what I want to do, but (as an engineer, myself) it's not quite there....

    Pros: Overall I'm happy with this solution (thanks to Siri) and it improves my driving experience (and safety) while using the Bluetooth features. When I use the GPS (Waze app) it works very well with the caveats mentioned.

    Cons: The point of connection needs a more completely engineered solution -- a Lightning cable extension, a dock, something.... If that problem were solved I'd be totally happy. I wish Bluetooth allowed transfer of album artwork. It would make a more interesting display. But that is neither a Pioneer nor an Apple problem -- it's the Bluetooth spec.

    Ok... I guess.

    Written by: Papa Burgundy from Saint Charles, MO on December 15, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I am kind of disappointed in the "app mode". I find myself just utilizing the Bluetooth to stream audio, as opposed to fumbling through all of the necessary steps to hook up my iPhone. Also, wish I had done a little more research into the available apps. Feels very limited, verses opening up a whole new world of functionality. I do like the unit overall, and I don't want my disappointment in the "app mode" to overshadow a great head unit. I love the display. It sounds great.

    Pros: Nice display. Good sound. Straight forward ease of use.

    Cons: Disappointed in app mode

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from Richmond,VA on December 12, 2013

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    Love this product!! I have a challenger and it looks very sleek and fly in the car. Easy to use and install.

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    Not all it's cracked up to be

    Written by: Dan from NorCal on December 12, 2013

    2012 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I had high hopes for this receiver. It is beautiful. I love the capacitive touch screen. I've installed several aftermarket stereos before -all with great sound. This one for some reason doesn't sound all that great. I hate the 5 band equalizer. It would be better off with separate bass and treble controls. It has an annoying warning screen that you have to agree to when you start your car. iPod sync lags. I was half tempted to put my factory stereo back in. Ordered something else and sending this one back.

    Pros: Aesthetically pleasing

    Cons: Too expensive for what you have to deal with.

    Great look but lacking features

    Written by: David from Alpine, TX on November 26, 2013

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    Pioneer did a wonderful job with the look of this unit, it's beautiful! Installation and set up was a breeze. The only complaints that I have that are really bugging me is I wish that when you did things in landscape mode on your iPhone it did the same on the big screen but it doesn't. The big killer for me is that I no longer use iTunes due to the fact that I use Rhapsody because it's a much better deal! I don't understand why Pioneer only thinks iTunes, Pandora, I heart radio and a couple of other music apps are only worthy to be a part do the Appradio 3!!! I can use Rhapsody with this unit BUT I don't get all the great looking art work or all the info like iTunes and the rest of them do. I can't show off the coolness of Rhapsody info to all my friends which also only use Rhapsody. I have emailed both Rhapsody & Pioneer about this issue that is bothering me and all they can say is they will send the idea to their development team. I have emailed them everyday for the past month and I won't stop until something is done about it. And you will hate that EVERYTIME you plug in your phone or watch a video, you will be warned repeatedly about the rules about Drivingand viewing video in motion! I wish you could turn off that option or when you say OK the first time, it will remember it forever. It gets old fast! I know an update could fix those issues easily! Other than those complaints...it's a great looking unit

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    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Matt from PA on November 24, 2013

    2000 Ford Windstar
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Really excellent unit with great sound and capabilities. A little hard to follow the instructions but a call to customer support helped out. So far we've enjoyed the unit and it looks cool in our dash. Taking a trip so we'll see how the navigation does.

    Pros: Attractive unit basic features easy to use.

    Cons: Directions for the use of apps can be difficult to follow.

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from Dallas tx on October 9, 2013

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great system better than I was expecting everything works perfectly and nicely

    Pros:

    Cons:

    awesome

    Written by: Anonymous from northglenn co on October 9, 2013

    2007 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    love my new app radio 3 going to put 1 in the wifes car soon!

    Pros: easy to install. image quality is awesome

    Cons: thinking.... thinking....... oh i had to pay for it

    Middle of the Road

    Written by: JimK from Cary, NC on October 9, 2013

    2009 Audi A3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I was really looking forward to having an App Radio; just a little disappointed with the interaction required between the radio and the phone..becomes a little distracting while driving. I use this with an IPhone 5 which, as far as I can tell does not have the ability to mirror the phone on the display. The response time between app selection and display/response is extremely slow. Overall, for the price it's an OK alternative to the factory radio. Room for improvements in the future..

    Pros: Easy installation, great concept

    Cons: Slow App response, too much physical interaction required between phone and radio,

    Not impressed at all. Should be named AppRadio BETA

    Written by: KevinG from San Juan, PR on October 1, 2013

    2011 Ford F-150 STX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Value - I feel I overpaid for the radio, for what it does and how it does it. Sound Quality: Good for me. Ease of use: First of all the amount of cables needed to sync my iphone is absurd. An HDMi cable that connects to a HDMi adapter, a USB cable that needs to be connected to a lightning cable that goes to the same adapter as the HDMi that then connects to the phone. The connection is really bad, if I move the phone, the radio screen will go blank and phone will loose sync. So you have to be very careful. The constant browsing of the phone and radio for sync permission is a pain, plus this radio has so many warning screens that it is insane. The main menu should have my apps there, not inside a second menu (the APPS menu). Not customizable. I thought that I would be able to browse my iphone videos through the radio, but I need to use the phone and then there are more warning screens. What drove me to buy this radio was the design of it. After using it I'm very disappointed. I would send it back and get something else if I could.

    Pros: Overall look and design of the radio is pretty great. Good video and sound quality. Good amount of apps that are compatible. Love Waze since I'm always on the road. Bluetooth is great. Great video quality for a camera.

    Cons: Not many customizations, cant add many stations to the radio. Slow when changing functions. You get a beta feel out of all the functionalities for the radio. iphone 5 sync is awfull. (And this is its main feature)

    This radio is misleading!

    Written by: Luxury4play88 from Winnie,TX on September 27, 2013

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

    The App radio 3 is a nice sleek looking unit, but thats about all it has going for it besides the low cost.

    Pros: Sleek Cost DVD player.

    Cons: majority of original smartphone apps are not compatible. You have to PAY to get compatible apps on your phone. only Pandora and Ipod Apps display on App radios screen, everything else is NOT compatible, so you have to pay for compatible apps. Bluetooth range sucks (occasionally while pumping gas while phone is in my pocket it loses connection) Only two preamp outputs, either Front & Rear or Front & Subwoofer Channel.

    AppRadio 3

    Written by: Henry from Hacienda Heights, CA on September 27, 2013

    2009 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Many have said this and I agree, AppRadio 3 is what AppRadio should have been from the beginning. The graphics are sharp, the sound is crisp, very versatile, and easy to learn & use.

    Pros: Glass panel display, responsive touch screen, Bluetooth AD2P audio interface

    Cons: Aux direct connect,

    pioneer appradio 3

    Written by: jorge from tx, college station on September 26, 2013

    2009 Ford F-150 FX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I really liked it but still dont understand how to use the apps and connect phone to screen. Very hard to find info of how to use it online. Beautiful screen but not very customisable

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    Cons:

    So much radio for the price

    Written by: Ryan from San Diego, CA on September 24, 2013

    1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am very happy with this radio. The Bluetooth is fantastic, I am very pleased with the speed and ease of use. The sound quality is also very high, my subs still hit very hard when listening on BTA. I have no problem taking calls in my noisy diesel thanks to the available adjustments made in the BTA menu. I opted for the back camera and am also very pleased with that, I made mine switch over automatically and it does so quickly with good quality video, even in the dark of night. If you go with this radio, the accessories are a must to make use of most of the features this radio offers. I'm a little disappointed I can't play pandora over Bluetooth but that is the only shortcoming I have found with this radio so far. I've been pleased with the apps and video function of the receiver. This radio is confusing but once you have everything set up and you learn the very simple controls, you will be much happier with the radio. The install on this radio is a little more difficult than most but with some patience it shouldn't be too bad. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase and would recommend this radio to anyone with a smartphone. A smartphone is a must have with this radio so make sure to buy your appropriate connection kit, just bite the bullet and pay for it. You won't regret spending the extra money on it after you have the radio installed.

    Pros: Great video Bluetooth 3.0 High quality audio Back-up camera Great look Great value Many features High quality finish Large clock & date display

    Cons: Expensive accessories Needs accessories to be fully functional No pandora over Bluetooth Smartphone is a must-have

    Not worth the money

    Written by: Surjya from Rochester, Ny on September 24, 2013

    2000 Acura 3.2TL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pioneer Appradio 3 SPH DA210 is a disappointment, primarily because of its ultra buggy, unrefined software. It touts mirrorLink technology. You would assume you would be able to use it to at least display Google or Apple turn by turn navigation. But NO. You have to buy NAV apps for more. And mirrorlink is only available in portrait mode on a horizontal screen of your headunit, ONLY while you are parked WITH parking brakes on. Even then you can NOT use your headunit screen to touch and control apps. You can just see it!. WHAT IS THE POINT OF THAT? If this does not drive you crazy, the barrage of safety warning which last for more than 5 seconds sometimes for almost each button you press will sound the death knell. Why the barrage of warnings? It distracts MORE than ensure safety! If you want to just play your music from your phone with good sound, you can get that at much lower price from Pioneeer itself.

    Pros: Big Screen? Thats probably all of it.

    Cons: 1. Mirror Link :Works only while you are parked in portrait mode. You cannot control your phone from the head unit screen. All you can do is watch DVD while parked. Whats the use??? 2. I understand safety is a huge concern but if you allow us to buy NAV apps but not use built in apps such as Apple Maps or Google maps, it must mean something else. And do NOT tell me its API issues. 3. Siri: Integration sucks. You can barely hear her! 4. Even basic music player stops when you skip son

    Great product, some minor issues

    Written by: Hai from Bellevue, WA on September 24, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I originally purchase the JVC KW-NSX1, then exchange for AppRadio3 later on. Compare to NSX1, AppRadio3 is actually a more refined product, it cost more, for a good reason. AppRadio use HDMI as A/V input, so that's pretty much compatible with majority high end android phone and iphone 5+. Now, the catch. More feature means more complication. AppRadio use Bluetooth for screen control communication with handset, which is a bit not as reliable as one would desire. My take on that is, they should had use USB for more robust screen communication. AppRadio mode works only if you have Bluetooth and HDMI connect properly. For any reason if your Bluetooth doesn't work during driving, you are risking your life to fix that issue on the fly. So what's different between mirrorlink and android AppMode? Mirrorlink only works on mirrorlink approved app, for most phone manufactory, that's their own proprietary drive app, like samsung's driveLink, and Sony's Carmode app. In AppMode, it does not limit you to only use AppRadio app. but if you don't use AppRadio app, you lose the capability to control your phone via head unit's touch screen, but you still can see the screen mirror of your phone which make other navigation solution possible like using google maps. Some minor issue: 1.Does not support Unicode, which means my Japanese/Chinese sound collection's info can not be displayed properly. 2.Does not support USB drive 3.Does not display album art

    Pros: Clean and dummy proof user interface Good numbers of supported devices, and unsupported device does not mean you can not use them at all, as long as they have HDMI output capability, they will work with the unit in some way. Sounds great since it pre-set with "powerful" in equalizer, it does give you a initial feel of "better sound". Tilted screen, so you can adjust the tilt angle, CD/DVD unit only feature. Includes a GPS receiver

    Cons: fixing phone connection is not easy task Cable/adapter cost is substantial (for android device, you need to buy HML adapter. for iPhone, you must buy Apple propitiatory HDMI adapter and Pioneer iphone cable to enable ipod feature ). Pioneer ship a HDMI cable supporter.a plastic piece that only works with special kind of HDMI cable, and only Pioneer sells those kind of HDMI cable I guess.. USB cable is short, you MUST buy a USB extension cable. iphone appradio connection "approval" is annoyin

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Taurean from Brookhaven, PA on September 23, 2013

    2010 Ford Fusion
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I love this app radio the only thing i don't like about it is the fact that you have to buy the cords that connect to your phone and I have an s3 so I had to buy the 5 to 11 pin adapter also which was only 10 buck and its more samsung's fault then pioneer

    Pros: easy to install, works very well, beautiful display

    Cons: you have to buy the cables to connect your phone :(

    Nice Radio

    Written by: PatrickH from West Palm Beach, FL on September 16, 2013

    2004 Lexus RX330
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    It took me a while to get it installed. The wiring harness provided by Crutchfield did not work with my 2004 Lexus RX330 w/factory navigation as promised by Crutchfield. I had to purchase a beatsonic harness, added some more cost plus to the install. Radio works well, but It would be nice if you could just plug your phone back in and it would pick up where you left off the last time you were in the car.

    Pros: Radio looks very cool and for the most part is easy to use.

    Cons: Makes you jump through the same hoops every time you get in the car.

    Appradio 3 ,210

    Written by: Safeco10 from Jacksonville on September 15, 2013

    2012 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I want to gave 5 star but what stop me it well not work with galaxy s4 using aARliberator APP

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Only problem

    Written by: Ryan C from Mechanicsville,MD on September 5, 2013

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

    Great in dash. I'm not as picky as some. Easy install, besides having to use a dremmel for the bracket. Radio doesn't sit flush but its an aftermarket who cares

    Pros: Fun, easy to use, sleek

    Cons: The higher version went down to the price I paid for the non cd two weeks after buying ??

    Disappointing

    Written by: Jesse from San Diego, CA on August 25, 2013

    2007 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this unit with high expectations. I have an IPhone5 so I had to purchase the connectivity kit with it. This unit is very disappointing especially if you ever plan on using any type of navigation. If you're an IPhone 5 user only 2 nav apps will work while driving. All the others see the running app as video and tell you to engage your E-brake to use them. Operation is all based off your phone so if you get a phone call during navigation use, the navigation will shut down and bring the phone up. Rendering navigation useless. Also if you try to minimize the call window, audio to your vehicle shuts off but the person on the other end can still hear you through the microphone. I'm not only disappointed with the head unit but also with Crutchfield. I was led to believe it worked seamlessly with Iphone5 and that is simply not the case. Bottom line, don't buy if you plan on doing more than 1 thing at once. Crutchfield did pull through though with an advanced exchange and expedited shipping on the Kenwood Navigation unit I purchased.

    Pros: Beautiful head unit Looks great.

    Cons: Not able to take/make calls and navigate at the same time Cannot access other menus during a phone call with out interrupting the phone call Poor IPhone5 compatibility Constant trial and error required to figure out which apps work and which ones don't

    Maybe I need a different phone?

    Written by: John M from Lynnwood, WA on August 22, 2013

    2010 Ford Transit Connect
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I did some research before purchasing this unit to be sure that it was compatible with my Motorola Razr Maxx. Well, someone was wrong. The connection drops frequently, rendering the so-called features unusable. I need to decide quickly if I want to return it or get a different phone. Neither is a good solution.

    Pros: WHEN it connects, sound and picture quality are really good.

    Cons: Can't use the monitor touch screen to control phone apps. Disconnects frequently. Really annoying message EVERY TIME it powers on.

    Solid Unit, love the upgrades. Although this is what the first model s

    Written by: Blinninja14 from Las Vegas, nv on August 4, 2013

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

    This a solid unit, they picked up the slack that they left out of the first AppRadios. I upgraded from the appradio 2, I love all the new features that come standard in all other units, I think that pioneer tried to do to much to fast, but finally delivered three years later. This is the perfect unit for a iPhone user, plain and simple. I also hook up my iPad to it as well. I love the phone integration and the overall look of the screen. A great stereo for anyone looking for large touch screen display!

    Pros: Bluetooth control, use of Siri right on the screen and all the cool apps

    Cons: The wiring with the hdmi cable, lightning cable and adaptor is a bit of a mess, they need one standard cable for this.

    Ok unit, not great.

    Written by: JoBo from Loudoun, VA on July 28, 2013

    2006 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The unit looks nice. A little to square for my tastes, but otherwise attractive. Installation was easy with the kit they sent. After install, I have been disappointed, however. The Appradio Mode has Google Maps integrated, but for whatever terrible reason, you cannot use Navigation. Pioneer partners with a few other companies to provide turn by turn nav, but all of these apps are terrible. Mirrorlink would be a good option, as it does allow Google Nav., but the app for that is horribly glitchy on the Pioneer end as well as the Samsung end ( I have a Galaxy S3). It only syncs up about 20% of the time, and as of yet, I haven't been able to get it to work consistently. The USB port on the unit doesn't work with Ipods. In order to use your Ipod you have to buy an additional pioneer cable that plugs into a special port on the back of the headunit.. You can use your smartphone as a media player, but unless you install Pioneer's CarKeyboard, you cant actually search for tracks by name. The screen on your phone stays on in both the APPRadio mode as well as the Mirrorlink mode, so that is annoying too. If you try to turn it off, it turns right back on. Oh, and every time your phone changes orientation back to vertical instead of horizontal (this action is triggered in a lot of the Appradio apps) the headunit will not let you see what is displayed. It says you must be in park for this. Very frustrating unit so far, and as it is brand new, there is not much technical support.

    Pros: Looks nice. Fantastic sound.

    Cons: Very glitchy. Google Maps Navigation is not allowed in Appradio Mode (only Mirrorlink mode which rarely works and crashes all the time) Additional adapter cables needed to play ipod or use Galaxy S3 with unit

    Nice!

    Written by: Chip from Orange Beach, AL on July 28, 2013

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    So far I love it. I upgraded from original and love the DVD addition, layout is much better than old one. I love that you can work the iPhone through it along with the apps, including navigation. It's great.

    Pros: Apps, DVD, screen size, pretty much everything.

    Cons: None so far.

    AppRadio 3

    Written by: Nick from Wilmington, NC on July 22, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Best smartphone radio out there by a longshot. There are a couple of minor nuisances, i.e. the warning screen that pops up every time the device powers on, and the fact that it doesn't include any connectivity cable, which are are sold separately. However, before you go drop the cash for the cable: jailbroken iPhones can be mirrorlinked with a usb, if you're inclined to avoid the extortion of Pioneer's clever tactics. All this aside, this thing is legit. The bluetooth is a huge upgrade, and works stand alone without connectivity kit or app download. This works with all audio (iPod, SoundCloud, Spotify, etc.) except for Pandora, who apparently has a contract with Pioneer, for which you'll need either the connectivity cable or a jailbroken iPhone, just FYI. And the conventional media drive is convenient, especially for DVDs. Install is straightforward, except that it is slightly larger than most factory radios, and you may need to Dremmel out a bit of the factory bracket to make it fit, although this may not apply to all vehicles. If you have a jailbroken iPhone, this is the best gadget out there for sure. If not, expect to shell out a few more bucks and have to route a few more wires. Worth it either way IMO. Also, Crutchfield is amazing. You won't find it cheaper anywhere else, or find a better harness for compatibility, or a more knowledgeable staff.

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    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from Long Is City, NY on July 21, 2013

    2007 Dodge Charger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This radio is nice quality radio

    Pros: I love this radio it easy to use

    Cons: Easy to use radio

    Appradio 3

    Written by: Leo from Las Vegas, NV on July 16, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Unfortunately crutchfield technician dont known anything about the appradio3. They sold and sent me the wrong phone connector and were not able to assist me in the set up. I had to spen days of online forum research and even speaking with pioneer techs to get it to work right. I bet i know more of the unit now then they do.

    Pros: Love the value and customizable capabilites of the unit.

    Cons: Not for non-tech savy. To fully enjoy the unit u need to know how to overcome all the restrictions put in place. Without the proper connectors and hacked apps, the unit is a disappointment.

    Awesome Unit!

    Written by: BrianM from New York on July 13, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very happy with this radio and everybody at Crutchfield! Tilt functionality was a must for my car so I had to pay the extra $100 compared to the other model but it does come with a DVD drive which is great. Definitely worth the money and I would recommend this unit to anybody that would love controlling their phone from their deck. System UI is simple and easy to figure out and hooking up an Android, iPhone, and iPod is easy.

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    Good start to a great idea

    Written by: S.Finn from Phoneix ,Az on July 13, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The AppRadio 3 is my first non Kenwood car unit since the 80s. I really like having the computing in my iPhone 5 it makes the headunit future resistant. Set up was relatively simple, bluetooth pairs seamlessly and after the phone is connected it works as described. I would like to be able to access more apps that are on the phone without a third party app. Sound quality is great and I am very pleased with my purchase.

    Pros: Great sound, future resistant looks great.

    Cons: Limited to compatible apps

    Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3

    Written by: Anonymous from Sc on July 11, 2013

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

    This is the best head unit I have ever owned. Everything works flawlessly. I am using app radio thru my Samsung galaxy s3. You need to buy the Samsung mhl 11 pin adapter to get the appradio to work properly thru your phone. I've heard stories the pioneer adapters don't work with the s3. So save yourself some money and do research. I can also use mirror link on my phone and it works perfect! I can even listen to radio or Bluetooth when it's in mirror link mode. Pioneer hit the nail on the head with this one! Sound quality isn't perfect but you can add amps or signal processing. All my coworkers love this deck. The phone calls sound so good with this. Everyone can hear me clearly and I have no problems hearing them as well. The video on this is hd I swear it looks so good. This pioneer makes every other mirror link head unit look like they don't know what their doing.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Not a single thing!,

    Details

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

    Download the Pioneer SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3 manual

    • AppRadio 3 smartphone CD receiver (SPH-DA210)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
    • Sun-visor clip
    • GPS antenna (with attached 12' cable terminated by a SMB connector)
    • Self-adhesive magnetic base
    • HDMI cable holder
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr)
    • Installation Manual (En/Fr)
    • Important Information for the User (En/Fr)
    • Warranty Information (USA/Canada)
    • Online Product Registration

    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input 0
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Bluetooth
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot N/A
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 5
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Smartphone Integration
    AppRadio Apps
    MirrorLink
    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPod A/V Playback
    Disc Playback
    Touchscreen Display
    Audio Section
    Convenience Features

    Smartphone Integration

    Smartphone Connectivity: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 supports the most popular mobile platforms for in-car entertainment. Not only does it support Apple iOS and Android, but it also supports MirrorLink for Samsung and Sony, giving you the most choices in smartphone compatibility. The AppRadio 3 provides Apple 30-pin, Apple Lightning, USB, HDMI, and Bluetooth connectivity based on your type of smartphone. A smartphone connectivity kit will be required and sold separately.

    Note: You will need to indicate which smartphone device you are using in the AppRadio 3's setup menu. This unit is not compatible w/ USB mass storage devices (such as a thumbdrive).

    Made for iPhone: The AppRadio 3 offers support for the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S. The AppRadio 3 is a true extension of your iPhone by giving you a 7" capacitive touchscreen to use familiar gestures you are already accustomed to on your phone. Use Pioneer CD-IU201N cable (130IU201N, sold separately) to connect your iPhone 4 or 4S. The following HDMI connectivity kit (700PIOIPH5, sold separately) is required for connection of your iPhone 5/5C/5S; you iPhone 5/5C/5S will also need to be paired via Bluetooth to the AppRadio 3. Compatible iPhone models include (as of 6/26/2013)

    • iPhone 4/4S (iOS 6+); plug the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable (sold separately) into the AppRadio 3's rear-panel 8-pin proprietary port.
    • iPhone 5/5C/5S (iOS 6+); plug the HDMI connectivity kit (sold separately) into the AppRadio 3's rear-panel HDMI input and 8-pin proprietary port. Also requires Bluetooth connectivity with the head unit.

    Designed for Android: Offering support for some of the most popular Android phones on the market and with the flexibility of the Android mobile platform, the AppRadio 3 provides the ability to control, view, and listen to compatible apps running on select Android powered smartphones. You will need Pioneer's Android cable (130CDAH200, sold separately) to connect your compatible Android smartphone. Plug this cable into the AppRadio 3's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and HDMI input. Compatible Android smartphone include (as of 6/26/2013).

    • HTC: Amaze 4G (OS version 2.3.4), EVO 3D (OS version 4.0.3), Rezound (OS version 4.0.4), Sensation XE (OS version 4.0.3), One X+ (OS version 4.0.4)
    • LG: Optimus 2X P990 (OS version 2.3.4), Optimus G (OS version 4.0.4), Optimus 4G (OS version 4.0.4)
    • Motorola: Atrix 2 (OS version 2.3.6), Droid 4 (OS version 2.3.6), Droid Razr (OS 2.3.6), Droid Razr Maxx (OS 2.3.6), Droid Charge (OS 2.3.6)
    • Samsung: Galaxy Nexus (OS version 4.1.2), Galaxy Note (OS version 4.0.3), Galaxy S II (OS version 4.0.3), Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch (OS version 2.3.6)
    • Sony Ericsson: Xperia arc S (OS version 4.0.4), Xperia arc (OS version 4.0.4), Xperia neo V (OS version 4.0.4), Xperia neo (OS version 4.0.4), Xperis S (OS version 4.0.4), Xperia T (OS version 4.0.4), Xperia V (OS version 4.0.4)
    Note: The Samsung Galaxy S3/4/5 requires an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). Not all Android devices are guaranteed to be compatible with the AppRadio 3. Click here for latest compatible Android smartphones tested by Pioneer.

    MirrorLink: In addition to iOS and Android capabilities, AppRadio 3 introduces compatibility with MirrorLink, an in-vehicle connectivity standard created by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). MirrorLink technology enables consumers to connect compatible smartphones to AppRadio 3 (or other compatible in-dash receivers) via a proprietary cable (sold separately) to access certain music and map applications for a more convenient and safer in-car experience. Similar to AppRadio Mode, MirrorLink is now integrated into the AppRadio 3 and offers a vehicle-specific interface and connectivity with MirrorLink certified devices from smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung and Sony. MirrorLink gives you a custom interface so you can access your music, map services, and your phone to make hands-free calls on-the-go. The Pioneer CD-MU200 MirrorLink Cable (130CDMU200, sold separately) is required to connect your MirrorLink-compatible Samsung or Sony smartphone. This cable plugs into the AppRadio 3's USB (type-A) port. Compatible Samsung and Sony models include (as of 12/19/2013).

    • Samsung: Galaxy S 3, Galaxy Note 2; requires download of the "Drive Link" application from Samsung Apps.
    • Sony: Xperia Z (with latest firmware update)
    Note: For more information regarding MirrorLink, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

    Installed Firmware Version: The tested Pioneer AppRadio 3 contained firmware version 0.8.02. The unit can be updated via USB from the Pioneer website.

    AppRadio Apps

    AppRadio App: Pioneer's AppRadio 3 utilizes your smartphone's data connection and existing wireless service to provide the ability to use many smartphone apps on the go. The Pioneer AppRadio 3 offers over 30 compatible phone apps (click here to view latest apps) for an in-dash smartphone experience in your vehicle. Simply download Pioneer's free of charge AppRadio application onto your iPhone 4/4S/5 or Android device (from iTunes or Google Play) and connect to the AppRadio 3 receiver using the appropriate Pioneer connectivity kit (sold separately) to access compatible apps right from the dash of your car. You can stream select music and entertainment apps, as well as navigation and driver-assist apps, plus weather and helpful utility apps. The app content is optimized for use on the AppRadio 3's capacitive touch screen and all touch, swipe, pinch, and zoom gestures are recognized as if you were directly interacting with your smartphone. The AppRadio app will even recommend and notify you of the latest compatible apps. You will need to purchase one of the following cable kits in order to connect your Apple iOS or Android device.

    • The iPhone 4/4S requires the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable (130IU201N, sold separately).
    • The iPhone 5/5C/5S requires the HDMI connectivity kit (700PIOIPH5, sold separately) and Bluetooth connectivity.
    • Compatible Android Smartphones require the Pioneer Android cable (130CDAH200, sold separately).
    Note: To access compatible apps you must have an Apple iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or compatible Android smartphone with the latest version of the AppRadio application from the Apple's iTunes App Store or Android Market. Your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    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.
    Note: AppRadio and AppRadioLive Modes are currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. To maintain use of AppRadio Mode, please continue using iOS 7.1.2 with your iPhone. Click here for more details from Pioneer.

    Navigation Apps: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 supports various navigation for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, and compatible Android smartphones.

    • Smartphone Maps: You can view maps on the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would on your iPhone or Android device. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    • MotionX-GPS Drive (iOS only): 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. You can enter the following Destination Searches (Go To) from your iPhone:
      • My Current Location: View and navigate to the physical address closest to your current location.
      • Browse Map: Select a destination by choosing a point on the map. Your selection will be geo-coded to the closest known physical address.
      • Home: Store your home address for quick access. Select from five options: use your current location, pick from your iPhone contacts, use a recently round destination, enter an address, or enter Lat/Lon coordinates.
      • Contacts: Navigate to an address from your iPhone address book. Scroll to find the contact, then touch the field that contains their address.
      • Address/Intersection/City/Zip Code: Enter an address for navigating. As you start to type the city, state and zip code fields, a drop-down list will appear from which you can select the appropriate entry. Enter a street intersection, defined by two road names, for navigating. Enter a city for navigating; the approximate center of the city will be used for your destination. Enter a US zip code or Canadian postal code.
      • POIs/Airports/Emergency: List of Points of Interest in your current vicinity (Around Me tab). Select the Specify Location tab to search in an alternate location (enter city or zip/postal code). List of airports in your current vicinity (Around Me tab). Select the Specify Location tab to search in an alternate location (enter city or zip/postal code). List of physicians' offices, medical clinics and hospitals. Select the Specify Location tab to search in an alternate location (enter city or zip/postal code).
      • Recently Found/Frequent Destinations/Favorites: List of all recently found addresses, businesses, and points of interest. List of your most frequently visited destinations. List of all destinations designated as a favorite.
      • Saved Destinations/Parking Spots: List of your saved destinations. List of your saved parking spots.
      • Latitude/Longitude Define a destination by entering the latitude and longitude coordinates.
    • iGo Primo (iOS only): The iGO Primo app is powered by the same tried-and-trusted iGO Engine used in millions of GPS navigation devices around the world; faster & more reliable than ever before, with a set of new features for a more intelligent navigation. The maps are part of the application so there are no roaming fees and no need for cellular network coverage. Highlights include - Fast, short, easy-to-follow, and Eco-friendly routes; automatic route recalculation; multipoint-route support; smart keyboard & history; TTS Pro; in-app shop; local/POI search; and more.
    • Navfree USA/Canada/Mexico (iOS only): Navfree offers turn-by-turn directions, voice & on-screen instructions, as well as offline map use and address search, along with live search via Google and Microsoft Bing, among many other features. Navfree is a completely free navigation app for the iPhone 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. Navigation functions from the AppRadio include.
      • Map Display: Navfree provides On-board maps, so no data connection required to browse maps or use the address search. You can select between 2D or 3D map mode in day- or night-time color mode. You're able to browse maps with multi-touch dragging and scrolling. The map will automatically zoom in & out at turns and junctions.
      • Destination Search: Search by the exact address or postcode of your destination. Simple POI search is also available (points of interest: café's, restaurants, museums etc.) or use Google or Microsoft Bing to find millions of local places and then fast route to and from their locations. In addition, instant routing lets you select any point on the map to route to.
      • Route Guidance: Its fast routing engine allows you to calculate long routes in seconds. Routing options include; fastest, easiest, most economical, etc. A demo route allows you to preview your route in real time before you leave. A direction list allows you to check each step of your journey. If you miss a turn, Navfree reroutes you automatically
    • INRIX Traffic (iOS only): 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. INRIX Traffic offers the following benefits.
      • Avoid delays with real-time traffic info from the world's largest traffic network.
      • View traffic incidents on your route such as accidents, police, constructions, and other events.
      • Know your best time to leave based on predicted traffic conditions.
      • Compare your current traffic conditions from what is normal.
    • Waze: Waze for iPhone or Android 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.

      Note: The AppRadio 3 comes supplied with a GPS antenna that features a magnetic base and an attached 12' cable. The antenna screws into the SMB connector on back of the radio and can be mounted on your dash with the included self-adhesive magnetic pad.

    Driver Assistant Apps: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 supports several driver assistant apps for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, and compatible Android smartphones.

    • CommuteWX (iOS only): 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.
    • Best Parking (iOS only): BestParking is a parking search engine app for the iPhone that steers drivers towards the cheapest and most convenient parking garages and lots in 43 cities & 79 airports. Search results are displayed directly on a map with a cost to easily compare prices. Includes numerous parking facility attributes (Hours of Operation, Phone #, Indoor/Outdoor, Cash/Credit, Self Park/Valet, etc.). BestParking is the only parking application that conducts continuous manual updates of parking rates and locations to ensure the highest level of accuracy.
    • Parkopedia Parking:
    • Extra Mile (iOS only): Extra Mile is an a ll-in-one iOS app for convenient voice navigation that gives audio feedback to improve your driving performance and conserve fuel. Simply start the app when you start your car. It will automatically record distance traveled, fuel expenses, trip duration and driving pattern. When you reach your destination, just press the end button. View the trip details in a log or view every day's total on a calendar. If you forget to start your app, you can always add the trip details manually. Extra Mile features an easy-to-use mileage tracker, gas expense logger, driving habit analyzer, mileage diary for your business or personal expenses, and free voice-guided navigation.
    • Beej! (iOS only): 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.
    • Glympse (Android only): Glympse for Android is the easiest way to safely share your location with someone in real time. No sign-up needed and no new social network to manage. Recipients receive a link allowing them to view your ETA and location in real-time for the length of time you choose. When the timer on your Glympse expires, your location is no longer visible. Best of all, recipients do not need any special software to view a Glympse. Send a Glympse via SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter, and recipients can view it using any web-enabled device
    • DashCommand (iOS only): 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 (optional OBD-II interface sold separately from Palmer Performance Engineering), 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 AppRadio 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.

    Music Apps: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 supports lots of music apps for your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or compatible Android smartphone.

    • CarMediaPlayer: The Pioneer CarMediaPlayer (for iPhone & Android) allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch the desired artist, song, or album in your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or Android smartphone's music library directly from the Pioneer touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album View functions. The iPhone version of the app even allows you to play and access your iTunes Match collection directly from the touchscreen display.
    • Pandora Radio: The Pandora App (for iPhone & Android) lets you play and control music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AppRadio using your connected Apple iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, or Android smartphone. The Pioneer AppRadio provides control over your Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information; as well as Album art (your iPhone 4/4S controls will be locked). You can select Pandora stations from your station list and skip song tracks within a station. You can search your stations by date or alphabetically. You can also give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists. Best of all, Pandora is a free app.
    • AUPEO! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio (for iPhone & Android) is a free online music radio station that lets you stream your favorite artists, songs, and music live to your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or Android smartphone. With more than 120 Internet radio stations available, users can search for their favorite music by artists, songs 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 (for iPhone & Android) 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 (iOS only): Get access and control the iTunes Rdio app (from $4.99 per month). Rdio is a new social music service on the web for the iPhone 4/4S . Rdio give 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 3 will display Artist, Album, and Song information; as well as Album art.
    • Livio Radio (iOS only): The Livio Radio app ($4.99) for iPhone lets you listen to more than 42,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio streams from around the world. The Livio Radio app has been optimized for use in the vehicle with a range of features an controls right from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen.
    • StreamS HiFi (iOS only): 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.
    • 7digital (Android only): 7digital for Android is a leading digital music provider which sells high quality MP3s across 32 countries worldwide. With over 20 million tracks you're sure to find what you're looking for. With this app you can Sync your 7digital music from the cloud to your phone wirelessly, play music that is already stored on your device, and browse top album and track charts, new releases and recommendations right on the screen of the Pioneer receiver.
    • gMusic (iOS only): 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 is the only Google Music Player app with Pioneer AppRadio support, full playlist editing, thumbs up playlist, metadata editing, and innovative navigation. Other gMusic features include very fast load time, create an instant playlist, add songs to existing playlists, search by Artist/Song/Album/Genre, and remembers what you were listening to for quick resume after closing the app.
    • MyPV (iOS only): 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.
    • MIXTRAX (iOS only): 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.
    Note: The AppRadio 3's music apps can run in the background while you are using a navigation app.

    Videos & Photo Apps: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 supports video & photo viewing from your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, and Android smartphone.

    • Video Apps: With your vehicle parked and the parking brake fully engaged, stored movie downloads (from iTunes or GooglePlay) can be viewed on the AppRadio screen. You will control the video or movie with your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or compatible Android smartphone, not the AppRadio.
    • Photos: You are able to view photos stored on your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or Android smartphone on the Pioneer AppRadio's touchscreen display. You're able to access albums and camera rolls, and even view a slideshow.
    Note: Your vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to watch videos or photos on the AppRadio 3's touchscreen monitor.

    Utility Apps: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 supports additional helpful apps for your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or Android smartphone.

    • Car Browser (iOS only): Access the internet directly from your vehicle's dashboard with Pioneer's CarBrowser app for iPhone ($1.99). When used in conjunction with the Pioneer AppRadio 3, CarBrowser allows you to search and navigate the internet directly from the touchscreen while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged. Outside of the vehicle, CarBrowser can be used as a standalone alternative to your iPhone's default browser.
    • EasyCar Touch (iOS only): 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.
    • Calendar: You can view your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or Android smartphone's calendar on the AppRadio's LCD monitor, so you can keep track of your scheduled events.
    • Contacts: From the AppRadio Advanced App Mode, you can make Bluetooth hands-free phone calls from your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or Android smartphone, and even route to contacts stored within your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, or Android smartphone's contact list.
    • CarKeyboard (Android only): The CarKeyboard app for Android allows you to input text directly from the 7" capacitive touchscreen display of the AppRadio 3 . CarKeyboard is a customizable multi-language keyboard that works in conjunction with the AppRadio app and can also be used as the default keyboard on your Android device.

    MirrorLink

    MirrorLink (for Samsung & Sony): MirrorLink technology offers seamless connectivity between your compatible smartphone and the Pioneer AppRadio 3 receiver using the Pioneer CD-MU200 MirrorLink Cable (130CDMU200, sold separately). Compatible smartphones included the Samsung Galaxy S 3/Note 2 and the Sony Xperia Z smartpphones (w/ Android iOS). MirrorLink duplicates your smartphone's display on the head unit's touchscreen monitor, so you can operate MirrorLink compatible applications that have been optimized for in-car use on your smartphone from the head unit's touchscreen controls for a safer driving experience.

    • Drive Link for Samsung Galaxy S 3 (Android): To use MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S 3 or Note 2, the free "Drive Link" application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and installed on your compatible Samsung Galaxy S 3/Note 2 smartphone  (running Ice Cream or Jelly Bean). Once downloaded, individual apps are grouped into three categories (Music, Location, Phone) for easy access.
    • Sony Xperia Z: The Sony Xperia Z (with latest firmware update) does not require an additional app download.
    Note: Compatible Samsung and Sony phone models, their launch timing, as well as app compatibility will differ by country or origin.

    MirrorLink Apps: The MirrorLink smartphone app lets you quickly access specific apps for music playback, car navigation and maps, as well as hands-free telephone communication directly from the Pioneer AppRadio 3's touchscreen.

    • Music: You can listen to every music file stored in the smartphone. You can search for your music files by Favorites, Playlists, Artists, Albums, or All Songs.
    • Location (Drive): You can navigate via Google Maps. You are able to speak and type destinations. The app provides you with an on-screen map screen and audible directions.
    • Phone (Call): The app retrieves all contact information stored in the smartphone. You can make and answer phone calls from the head unit's touchscreen, just as you would normally do on your smartphone. The head unit will even read aloud text messages and let you reply.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 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 (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (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 AppRadio 3.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AppRadio 3 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 AppRadio 3 supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. 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 AppRadio 3 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 AppRadio 3, 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 on-screen keypad (0-9, *, #, +, C).
    • Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
    • Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit (up to 1,000 phonebook entries can be transferred). After finding the number you want to call in the phone book, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for the phone number by alphabet search mode.
    • Call History: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
    • Voice Control: If your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone is equipped with the voice control feature, you can use voice commands to make calls.
    Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these functions.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The Pioneer AppRadio 3 supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The AppRadio 3 will be able to control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Repeat/Random. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album Art. The AppRadio 3 also supports audio streaming of music apps (metadata display and control will depend on music app). 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. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Smartphone Voice Control: The AppRadio 3 offers a voice recognition function for your Bluetooth paired iPhone 4S/5 (running iOS 6.1+) or compatible Android smartphone.

    • For iPhone 4S/5: Users of the iPhone 4S and newer iPhone models can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality with a touch of the AppRadio 3 touchscreen. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's questions and commands are received and transmitted using the external microphone provided with AppRadio 3. Siri Eyes Free provides access to many iPhone functions, such as music selection, listening to and composing text messages, Maps, calendar information, reminders, and more.
    • For Android: Users of compatible voice-enabled Android smartphones can utilize voice recognition using Pioneer's free of charge CarMediaPlayer app. Users can simply touch the voice icon on the display of the receiver and speak into the included microphone to activate many of the most commonly used commands.

    iPod A/V Playback

    iPod Audio/Video Playback: In addition to full support of the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S, the Pioneer AppRadio 3 also supports playback of stored music and music apps (but not AppRadio app) from your other 30-pin or Lightning connector Apple devices. The AppRadio 3 will even display video from 30-pin Apple devices that support video transfer. Plug your compatible Apple device into the head unit's rear-panel proprietary port using Pioneer's CD-IU201N cable (130IU201N, sold separately).

    • 30-Pin Apple Device: Using Pioneer's proprietary CD-IU201N cable (130IU201N, sold separately) you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music, podcasts, and audiobooks; plus video playback of your stored movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos from your 30-pin Apple device through the Pioneer AppRadio 3. You can also listen to music apps and watch video apps streamed to your Apple device through the Pioneer head unit.
    • Lightning Connector Apple Device: If you have an Apple device with the new Lightning connector, you will need the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) in addition to the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable (sold separately) to connect the Apple device to the Pioneer head unit for audio playback only (video not supported).

    Head Unit Control: You can control your 30-pin or Lightning connector Apple device from the AppRadio 3's touchscreen. From the head unit, you can search your Apple device's audio content by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook; and your 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. Most iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during connection (Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked).

    Information Display: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 will display the following iPod music information; Track #, Time Elapsed, Time Remaining, Artist Name, Song/Album Title, and Album Art.

    Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected Apple device when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not charge the Apple iPad. If your Apple device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/19/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod AppRadio **** Pandora App Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
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    Note:
    • AppRadio Mode and AppRadioLive Mode are currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. To maintain use of AppRadio Mode, please continue using iOS 7.1.2 with your iPhone. Click here for more details from Pioneer.
    • 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.

    Disc Playback

    DVD/CD Player: The AppRadio 3 includes a CD/DVD mechanism for playback of music and movies stored on disc. The AppRadio 3 motorized touchscreen simply slides down and reveals an open slot to insert and eject your CD/DVDs easily. The AppRadio 3 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs (12cm only).

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 supports the following types of audio/video files recorded onto a disc.

    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF
    Playable File Types Audio

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

    Video
    DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    Maximum # of Folders/Files

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

    Tags

    ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3), WMA-tags, AAC-tags

    Playback Functions: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 offers the following playback functions.

    • Automatic Playback: When a DVD disc with DVD menu is inserted, this unit will cancel the DVD menu automatically and start playback from the first chapter of the first title.
    • Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function lets you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.
    • Frame-By-Frame Playback: This feature lets you movie ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or Video CD.
    • Slow Motion Forward: When playing a DVD or Video CD, you can choose to play back video in slow motion (no audio).
    • Repeat Play: Audio/Video content can be repeated. You can choose from Disc (entire disc), Folder (current folder) Chapter (current chapter), Title (current title), Track (current track), File (current file), Folder (current folder), or One (current video/song/track).
    • Random (Shuffle) Play: Audio/Video can be played back in a random order. You can choose from Songs (videos/songs in selected list), Albums (videos/songs from selected album), Folder (songs/tracks in selected folder), or Disc (all songs/tracks on disc).

    Search Functions: The AppRadio 3 provides the following search functions.

    • Track Title List: You can select tracks to playback using the track title list which is a list of the tracks recorded on a disc.
    • Scene Search: You can use the search function on the unit's on-screen display to search for a desired scene on your DVD by specifying playback time.
    • Return to Scene: You can return to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.
    • Skip Search: You can skip to the previous/next track, file, folder, title, or chapter on a disc.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse through a current track, file, or title on a disc.

    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 AppRadio 3.

    Touchscreen Display

    7" Motorized Capacitive Touchscreen Display: The front of the unit features a clean & simple aesthetic look with only six physical buttons (Home, Volume up/down, Menu, Back, Eject) combined with a high-resolution WVGA (800 x 480) 7" motorized capacitive touchscreen display. This capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure, responds faster, and can recognize multiple touch points simultaneously; all advantages when compared to traditional resistive touchscreen displays. The AppRadio's 7" capacitive touchscreen offers touch, swipe, pinch, and zoom gestures. Touchscreen control is used for all functions including the app interface, MirrorLink, AM/FM radio, and Bluetooth. All of the AppRadio 3's controls have been designed specifically for in-vehicle operation to promote a safe driving experience. The angle of the motorized touchscreen display can also be adjusted to five different positions to meet your viewing needs in the car.

    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 parked 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.

    Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the AppRadio 3'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".

    Display Adjustments: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 offers the following monitor display adjustments.

    • 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).
    • Backgrounds: You can select from 4 background images (Black, Gray, Sunrise, Space) for the head unit's LCD touchscreen.
    Note: If you do not operate the unit for 30 seconds, demonstration images are displayed. You can turn this function Off.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), 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.

    Installation Angle: For optimum playback performance, the unit should be installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: The AppRadio 3 is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.

    • CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)

    Note: The power specifications for the Pioneer AppRadio are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    2.0-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 features two pairs of 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The unit's rear preamp output can be configured as a fading rear-channel output or a non-fading subwoofer output with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level control.

    Subwoofer Control: When configured as the subwoofer output, you can select the frequency of the 18dB/octave low pass filter (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz), select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24).

    High-Pass Filter: The AppRadio 3 features a high-pass crossover for the front & rear channels when your front & rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You can adjust the high-pass crossover from 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, or Off. The "Off" selection is a full-range setting.

    EEQ (Easy EQ) + 5-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful (low- and high-frequencies are boosted), Natural (low- and high-frequencies slightly boosted), Vocal (midrange is boosted), Super Bass (low-frequencies are boosted), Flat (nothing boosted), Custom 1 (user adjustable), or Custom 2 (user adjustable). The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 5-band graphic equalizer (100Hz, 315Hz, 1.25kHz, 3.15kHz, 8kHz)

    Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound adjustments for your car audio system.

    • Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.
    • Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6 (12dB).
    • Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source (AM, Pandora, iPod, Apps) to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.

    Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.

    Convenience Features

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Pioneer AppRadio 3 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with RDS text information display. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. BSM (Best Station Memory) lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under presets 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The AM/FM tuner has 3 FM banks and 2 AM banks. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets. You can even enter an AM/FM frequency directly, using the unit's on-screen keypad (0-9). Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.

    Rear View Camera: The AppRadio 3 is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera input jack) when an optional rear camera (130NDBC6, sold separately) is installed. When the transmission is in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (the violet/white wire in the 16-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.1 seconds. Pioneer recommends using a camera with a mirror image (reversed) output.

    Note: Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

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    23 questions already asked

    I also have an iphone 5 and before the update to the new ios 8. Or 8.1 unless u choose not to update from the ios 7 then you'll be fine . But if you update or get the iphone 6 your screwed be.cause most of the apps wont work on any ios update 8.0 or greater ..... You will be able to use the bluetooth and the am/fm radio but thats pretty much all you'll be able to use..... dont waste your money on this radio if ur gonna get the iphone 6 [ M.  Nov 05, 2014 ]
    This unit only partially supports iPhone 5, due to cable config. Don't know that it supports iPhone 6 at all. I'd recommend looking at something that supports the latest OS and hardware. My wife still has iPhone 4, suits her fine and drives GPS, etc we want on the Pioneer. Great unit though, excellent sound, not at all disappointed with having purchased it. Regards, Ray [ KATHY M  Nov 04, 2014 ]
    Works with iPhone 6 and plus [ MICHAEL J  Nov 04, 2014 ]
    I bought this stereo when it first came out and I love it. It does everything I want it to and more. I currently have a Iphone 5s and it works perfect. The Iphone 6 should work fine since it is basically the same phone. They also update the apps and most of them are IOS 8 compatible now. Regarding the bracket i cannot remember how big the one I have is. [ CHAD  Nov 04, 2014 ]
    Sorry I don't have access to try those phones I'm a Apple person. [ ARIS  Sep 08, 2014 ]
    Both android and apple phones work with this device it's just a matter of using the correct auxiliary wire/ plug. [ M.  Sep 08, 2014 ]
    It will work using the HDMI input and USB connections. You will need to get a SlimPort adapter to connect the HDMI input to the LG G2. The micro USB will plug into the SlimPort adapter to power the phone. You will also need to download the Pioneer App onto your phone and connect the phone via Bluetooth to the App Radio. Pandora, Waze, and mirroring the screen all work using this setup. [ FRANCIS  Sep 08, 2014 ]
    Face plate is not detachable I have an app radio 3 with DVD player. [ GARY  Aug 28, 2014 ]
    The faceplate is motorized. You push a button and it rotates out of the way revealing the slot to insert a CD or DVD. Thus it is not removable. The unit does not care whether your iPhone 5 is locked or unlocked. That only determines what carriers and SIM chips are available to you. Mirrorlink is for mobile operating systems that are neither iPhone nor Android. So is not relevant to an iPhone setup. Basically, the iPhone works best when "attached" one of two ways: (1) Bluetooth only which allows both phone use and music play. Siri is fully functional through Bluetooth only. However, control of the music (selection of songs or playlists) must be done from the phone. Siri comes up by pushing and holding the center button on the AppRadio. (2) fully wired which is a combination of the A/V adapter, a Lightning/USB cable, and an HDMI cable. Once this setup is installed it is not possible to run the phone off USB only, so I don't have experience with that. I suppose the USB only would allow charing and music transmission, but I don't believe you'd have any more control than you have through Bluetooth only. The display functions go through the HDMI link so you'd get no display with USB only (is my guess). But, in any event, MIrrorlink does not come into play. [ James  Aug 28, 2014 ]
    The faceplate is not detachable. Did not try an unlocked iPhone. [ DANIEL N  Aug 28, 2014 ]
    On the bottom left corner there is a button that when touched an eject tab comes up on the screen. Touch that tab and the screen opens down and the re you'll see the cd/DVD slot. [ DAN  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    The face plate of the App Radio 3 folds down, revealing a slot for a CD. [ JOHN D  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    The front face slides out revealing a slot behind it. There are a few pictures out on the web but none in pioneers documentation or literature that I have seen. To try to describe how it functions...the bottom is pushed outward by two metal arms attached to the bottom corners while the top corners slide down along the frame leaving the display facing upward exxtending out from the bottom of the frame. This tilt is also adjustable and can be used if glare is a problem. [ ANDREW  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    Screen slides down to access it. They put it behind so it doesn't take away from the screen size. [ ARIS  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    Dude they have two versions of the radio one with the CD/DVD and one without. If u have the one with the DVD then read ur manual on how to get to it, its located behind the screen . [ FILIPPO  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    Tyler, You need to press the eject button located on the bottom left side of your receiver. If you don't have that button, you don't have the SPH-DA210. You may have a SPH-DA110, or some other model. Check out the model # on the back of your unit to be sure. You may need to contact Crutchfield for more assistance. Hope this helped, Brian [ BRIAN  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    On the display screen there is a equal sign with a triangle on top. When u touch it the whole front panel folds down allowing to insert a cd/ DVD [ M.  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    The App radio 3 had a motorized fold down screen that allows access to the cd/DVD mechanism...it's so sweet!! [ CHARLES E  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    The screen slides out and the cd/DVD receiver slot is behind it. I must warn though that I have never used it because the receiver doesn't cooperate well with mounting kits. So if you go with this receiver with the cd/DVD receiver you will probably have to keep the screen at a permanent slight tilt. I would recommend the one without it unless you absolutely need it because through two different vehicles and mounting kits all it was was a hassle and extra $$$. [ JORDAN K  Aug 06, 2014 ]
    Nevermind i YouTubed it and the screen tilts and also folds down to insert CD behind screen [ tyler  Aug 05, 2014 ]
    Thank you all for the response. I usually keep a mini in my car instead of pulling a phone in and out or bluetoothing music. The answers help a lot. I think I'll pull the trigger on this unit :) [ Ronnie  May 29, 2014 ]
    I don't see why not. Lightning plug adapter is lightning plug adapter. You just won't be able to make calls [ JACOB  May 29, 2014 ]
    Yes [ Gary  May 28, 2014 ]
    Not that I am aware of. We have an iPad, so we're pretty in tune with what you're asking. [ KATHY M  May 27, 2014 ]
    I guess I'd have to understand WHY you would want to do this unless you have a 4G capable iPad. In that case, it might work, but I have no experience. There are two main things you end up wanting from you IOS device: (1) music and (2) GPS capability. If your iPad has those capabilities when it is not tethered to a WiFi source, then your question bears more looking into. I'd get on to the Pioneer site and find their 800 support number and ask them. They're pretty good about that sort of direction. BUT if you have a WiFi only iPad, then I wouldn't really try this just for the music. There are easier ways to get music into the AppRadio 3 -- like burning mp3 DVDs which can contain up to 45 albums on one disc. [ James  May 27, 2014 ]
    it says it fits into 20008 EOS, but how does it fit without an adapter? and if there is an adapter how do you get it [ Tom  Jun 26, 2014 ]
    Yes it will, and if your note 3 is rooted you can install AppRadio Unchained for free and it will completely mirror your phone! Have fun and enjoy your new radio! Also you will never be sorry spending the extra money on the sph-da210 as it has the tilt function which not only plays DVD's but gets rid of glare. [ RONALD  May 21, 2014 ]
    All depends on what os you are using and what your trying to do, Jelly bean or Kit Kat(4.2.2) . Before I begin just so you know when using Mirror Link your phones display will stay awake and some say that causes the phone to get really hot. Yes there is a app called screen standby but its really buggy. Ok so here we go a lot of people have had problems after upgrading the firmware to Kit Kat on Samsung. Do a google search for App Radio Unchained that should take you to a forum.xda-developers. Take your time and read the developer of ARU (App Radio Unchained) has done some good work building this app. When it comes to Samsung and Knox security that comes with most Samsung products may be a issue. I have a Samsung S4 with knox security and after updating to Kittkat the ARU app stopped working and drive link no longer works. After a lot of reading I was able to get it back up and running (ARU not Drive Link). In my opinion the SPH-DA210 is junk without ARU, Pioneer has only put out a few apps in the 2 years the radio has been out even though they said at the beginning lots of apps would be coming. Again I would have never purchased it if the ARU app wasn't around it makes the radio %100 better. If you know what you're doing that is. Hope this helps. [ FILIPPO  May 21, 2014 ]
    I'm not sure as I use it with an iPhone 5. The manual indicates that it can be used with an android device as well, it's just a matter of hooking up the right plug for the android device. This radio also runs via Bluetooth so just sync ur device to the radio [ M.  May 21, 2014 ]
    It does. Unfortunately, a majority of the available apps are designed with the iPhone in mind. [ BRIAN  May 21, 2014 ]
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation. [ Krissy  Apr 07, 2014 ]  Staff
    Nope :( I have the same situation. I used the Sirius App since my XM Tuner won't plug into this deck. [ AARON  Apr 01, 2014 ]
    I have my XM tuner hooked in to my App Radio via the antenna socket and it works fine. [ Roger  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    Im not sure but I think it should work ..I have a samsung note 2 . It listed the note 1 and not the note 2 but it worked fine with the note 2. [ GEORGE  Mar 04, 2014 ]
    I'm sure it is. The 5c is essentially a 5 with color. You need to get the HDMI adapter from Apple. [ DANIEL N  Mar 04, 2014 ]
    I received a notification from Pioneer that it had been cleared for both the 5C and the 5S (along with IOS 7). [ James  Mar 04, 2014 ]
    Yes got one on my truck. Works great. [ ARIS  Mar 02, 2014 ]
    Yes it does support a backup camera, I installed the Accele RVCLPMB and like it very much for the price as it also has parking assist guidelines that can be disabled. Also if you have a rooted android phone you can download a app called Arunchained from xda forums and it will give you full control of the phone from the radio touch screen and the app is free. Good luck and hope you like your appradio as I sure do. [ RONALD  Mar 02, 2014 ]
    Yes it sure does. You can use any brand of backup camera doesn't have to be pioneers unit [ GARY  Mar 02, 2014 ]
    Yes [ JUVENTINO M  Mar 02, 2014 ]
    Yes. It has standard video plug. [ TERRILL  Mar 02, 2014 ]
    Yes..You'll have to check for compatibility! [ JESSICA  Mar 02, 2014 ]
    can you remove the face on this unit ???? [ David B  Aug 08, 2014 ]
    I wouldn't know. I have an iPhone 5s and I've only applied my phone to it [ Selina  Feb 06, 2014 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Jan 29, 2014 ]  Staff
    To use actual apps must have the wire but you can just bluetooth to listen to music and make calls [ DAVID W  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    Applications resident on the App Radio are not available via Bluetooth. The smart phone must be physically connected. [ JAMES E  Feb 08, 2014 ]
    I haven't installed it yet [ SARAH  Jan 27, 2014 ]
    The device does have to be connected for the apps to work unfortunately. That's the devices only down fall. To keep phone from over heating if traveling long distance, disconnect the power cord from the HDMI cord. I have the 5 and it tends to do that sometime. I just drove to Alabama [ VICTORIA  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    The bluetooth only enables music / audio coming from your phone, as well as hands-free phone capability (shown on the top right of the picture). Unfortunately app mode will only work with the cables hooked up properly. I'm actually about to get a wifi router so I can just hook up apple TV and use SIRI hands free and stream it to the dash. SIRI does work with the hands free capabilities too, by the way.I liked the concept of this dash set up, but the only thing I'm really turned off by are the GPS apps. I just want to use the apple GPS/map app, so that's why I'm going that route. [ WILL  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    Some Apps are available through Bluetooth, but GPS and some others require the cable be connected. The system works great. We recently took a long trip, using the GPS and listening to Pandora at the same time. We also have an iphone 4. [ KATHY M  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    Only through the wired connection. You are able to still Bluetooth pandora and iTunes but there is no control via the head unit [ JACOB  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    if connecting through the iPod or iPhone it will have to use a cable if connecting a Android phone you will have to use the USB and HDMI cable [ Gary  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    Always has to be wired. [ AARON  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    The iPhone must be hard wired to use the apps. However, I find myself using "Bluetooth only" for shorter jaunts. With Bluetooth only I can play music from the phone, make or receive calls, and do voice texts and email. I use hard wire for full screen GPS (Waze). Access to Siri through the Pioneer "home" button is available in either the Bluetooth or hardwire mode. [ James  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Jan 19, 2014 ]  Staff
    No, there is not a remote available for this stereo. [ DANIEL N  Jan 15, 2014 ]
    I know that this unit does not have a remote and don't think it has a way to sink with a remote. Has a lot going on with apps, Pandora, Radio, and your iPod music. It does respond well with steering wheel controls but will need a professional to wire that in. Over all awesome unit and transitions between the programs better than and other radio I've had. Well worth the money! Hope I helped! [ BENJAMIN  Jan 15, 2014 ]
    It has sub out. It even has crossover built in for high pass and low pass. I have an amp on my Componants as well as sub. You may have to go into the menu and assign one of the RCA outputs for sub but it is set up for a sub amp. [ ARIS  Jan 15, 2014 ]
    There is an output for subwoofer on the back of the radio. It uses the red/white RCA type plug. [ PETER E  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    you can use the rear amp but you will not have svub control My suggestion is look at the touch screen poineer 8500 it has 3 preamp outs more input options auxillary sd card usb easier to use control and better sound its only 150.00 more i had the 210 and sent it for the 8500 and i love it [ STEVEN  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    Select the mirrior option for that time and will mirrow display of phone it head unit is one way to do it. If your question is will it recognize device and display on head unit automatically. Tbd. [ Tim  Jan 22, 2014 ]
    You have to purchase another app to use within the AppRadio app. [ DANIEL N  Jan 15, 2014 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They may be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Jan 03, 2014 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Dec 31, 2013 ]  Staff
    NO. Just kidding. For 500.00, I doubt it, but what I love about Pioneer, and companies like them, is you can go to their website and download the user manual. I just made a quick check and they do have a manual available. It's 86 pages, so to avoid spending your life with it, just go through the table of contents to see if they describe anything you're looking for. [ MARQUES  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    Yes it will charge your phone while its connected. [ Jason R  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    The answer is yes to all of your questions. Switching between Pandora and other apps works great - including going in and out and back to nav. Ray [ KATHY M  Dec 27, 2013 ]
    Yes, when connected, your phone will charge . Also, I'm not sure about voice, because the app I use doesn't have voice for gps. However, I can listen to music as well as use GPS at the same time. [ WILL  Dec 27, 2013 ]
    Yes. It does charge the phone while plugged in (at least apple ). You can still run pandora and iHeart radio with navigation on, however the standard radio is not available. [ JACOB  Dec 26, 2013 ]
    Yes it will still give you directions when changing a song on pandora [ DEREK  Dec 26, 2013 ]
    If you have the proper cables it will work but it has to be specific. [ Melbron  Dec 26, 2013 ]
    Yes, it charges when it is connected to the Lightning A/V adapter (which is part of the total setup). I don't use Pandora BUT I do use the Car Media Player. My experience is that, yes, I can set up a route on Waze (there are other GPS apps, as well, but I was using Waze prior to the Pioneer installation) and then hit the Home button which takes me back to the App Radio menu. I can go to the Car Media Player, select a playlist (for example) and then return to Waze which is still operating. I play music "behind" the GPS feature all the time. As far as I know, there is not way to see the music controls or the name of the song playing, etc. while using the GPS (i.e. on some sort of blended screen). In order to control the music you have to go through the menu process (described above) and then come back to the GPS which is still doing its thing -- no need to restart; it will continue running until you arrive at your destination. I'm sure all of the foregoing would apply to the use of Pandora, as well. I'm happy to share any additional information you may require. Good luck. [ James  Dec 26, 2013 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate with the factory hands free capability. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 24, 2013 ]  Staff
    Yes it will for a iphone 5s [ MICHAEL J  Dec 16, 2013 ]
    Yes it does. [ JEFFREY  Dec 14, 2013 ]
    Yes it will although warn you that it uses a lot of data. So if you have 2 gigabytes make sure you get a better plan. [ HECTOR M  Dec 14, 2013 ]
    Works great with iphone 5 as long as you buy the kit for the 5. I dont have 5s but they work off same os so should not have issues. And i love the appradio 3 this new one is the best to date. I had the original one and liked it but it had its quwerks and i havent found any with this appradio 3 yet. [ ARIS  Dec 13, 2013 ]
    For information on specific vehicle fit and compatibility please contact and Advisor for a quick online chat or phone call. They'll be able to pull up your vehicle and help you find the best gear for your system. [ Jeff  Dec 09, 2013 ]  Staff
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