Our take on the Audiovox AMBR-1500-AUD MediaBridge
Add multimedia options to your factory radio
Maybe replacing the factory radio isn't an option in your vehicle, but you'd really like to add some features like Bluetooth, a USB port, and an auxiliary input. You'd also like to hear your smartphone's navigation and music apps as well. Audiovox's MediaBridge brings more functionality to the factory radio in your in your Audi or Lamborghini. The package includes the interface module, a vehicle-specific harness that plugs into the back of your factory radio, a microphone with a 10-foot cable and visor clip, and 6-foot USB cable.
A wealth of connections
You can get hooked up by using the USB port for your iPod® or iPhone®, a USB flash drive, or select Android™ smartphones. Audiovox also supplies a 3.5mm auxiliary input for portable music sources, such as a portable digital music player.
The MediaBridge's built-in Bluetooth technology is compatible with most hands-free communication and streaming audio applications, and Audiovox includes an external microphone so your callers can hear you clearly. An additional USB port allows for firmware updates, but does not enable an additional musical source.
There's an app for that
Download the free Audiovox app and turn your phone into a remote control and media hub, all in one. This amazing app lets you control what you hear and how you hear it on all your media sources. Switch sources, change tracks, whatever you need to do – all from your phone. You can even use level controls and unique 3-band equalizers to get the sound you want from whatever source you're playing. Your factory radio never sounded so good – or did so much.
Enjoy your iPhone's music apps
If you're big into Pandora® Internet radio, iHeartRadio, Livio, or other music apps, you can enjoy them through the MediaBridge. Simply fire up the app on your device, connect your iPhone to the module, and enjoy the audio. Depending on the app, you'll be able to use the factory radio or steering wheel controls to control select app functions.
Control through your factory radio or steering wheel buttons
Once you've got everything hooked up and your sources connected, you can take command of your tunes right through your radio or your car's steering wheel controls. With devices connected through USB or Bluetooth, you won't have to touch your device to change tracks or pull up playlists — it all works just like any other normal radio functions. iPhone 4S and iPhone 5/5S/5C users also get full Siri® integration, so you can use your phone without taking your hands off the wheel.
And for select Bluetooth streaming applications, you can have the MediaBridge announce the name of the current song and incoming caller ID information over your speakers, so you don't have to look at your phone to know what's happening.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this interface, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this interface is compatible with your vehicle.
Installation note: You'll need to remove and reinstall the factory radio to connect the Audiovox MediaBridge.
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- media interface for select Audi and Lamborghini vehicles
- connects to Audi or Lamborghini radio through CD changer port with plug-in harness
- includes Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and wireless music streaming
- USB extension cable and microphone included
- USB input and 3.5mm auxiliary input
- additional USB port for firmware upgrades
- plays MP3/WMA/AAC files from USB thumb drives
- Siri integration for iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 models
- free Audiovox app lets you change sources, select tracks, and adjust the output level and 3-band EQ from your smartphone
- works with many music apps including Pandora, Spotify, and Livio
- allows use of steering wheel controls for music functions
- Music Announcer Technology allows song name and caller ID info to be announced for Bluetooth connected devices
- dimensions: 3-3/4"W x 1-3/8"H x 3-3/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee