CarPlay, Android Auto, AppRadio, &
Audio & DSP Section
AV + OEM Connectivity
Touchscreen & Remote Control
Android Auto, AppRadio, & Miracast
Built-In WiFi: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX features built-in WiFi
wireless connectivity specifically designed to support a cable free connection
between your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone and the receiver. Supporting
both Android Auto Wireless and Apple CarPlay via a wireless connection, plus
WiFi Certified Miracast wireless mirroring for older Android smartphone devices, you no
longer need to worry about taking your smartphone out of your bag or your pocket
before you get into your car.
Note: The unit's built-in WiFi can only be used for Android Auto,
CarPlay, and Miracast (not designed to be used with WiFi hotspots).
Wireless Apple CarPlay: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX features
the smarter and safer way to use your iPhone 5 or newer (iOS 7.1+) in the car. The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX
supports Apple CarPlay through a wireless connection using WiFi and Bluetooth
(both connections must be made) or a hardwired USB connection using its
rear-panel USB-1 port. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make
calls, use Maps, listen to music, and access messages through Siri voice control
and the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen controls.
- Maps: Apple CarPlay brings the power and simplicity of
Apple Maps to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic
conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or
choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or
by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want
to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and
calendars. You can even listen to music from your Apple CarPlay device or
other connected source device while using Apple Maps.
- Phone & Messages: Via Apple CarPlay, you'll be able to
make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the
Pioneer head receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In
addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so
you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
- Music Library: Through Apple CarPlay, you can access
your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the
Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to
listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information,
as well as album art in the background.
- Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that
you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news,
podcasts, & audiobooks. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen just
like you would from your iPhone. Apple continues to add more apps to
CarPlay. Current supported apps include (fees may apply) -
- Music & Radio: Pandora,
Slacker Radio, &
- News, Sports & Podcasts:
MLB.com At Bat,
CBS Radio News,
NPR One, &
- Audio Books:
- Before using CarPlay, you will need to pair your iPhone to the
receiver via Bluetooth and connect the phone to the receiver via a USB
cable, or press and hold the "mic" button on the
front-panel of the receiver, to make a WiFi connection between the
receiver and your iPhone - follow the receiver's on-screen prompts.
- If you are using a hardwired connection, make sure to plug your
phone into the USB-1 port.
- Use the included USB extension cable and an "Apple Certified"
Lightning-to-USB extension cable (not included) for connection. Any
other USB extension cable or non-certified cable can cause CarPlay to
- Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be
used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.
Android Auto Wireless: The Pioneer receiver supports the
Android Auto app for select Android smartphones using a wired or wireless
connection. You can connect Google's Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Nexus
6P, and Nexus 5X (running Android OS 8.0 Oreo or higher and version 3.1 or
higher of the Android Auto app) to the Pioneer receiver wirelessly using WiFi
and Bluetooth (both wireless connections must be made; a wired USB connection
must be made initially between the Android phone and the Pioneer receiver to
setup Wireless Android Auto). More Android smartphones will be made Wireless
Android Auto compatible through Android's newest OS 9.0 Pie update (no ETA).
Android smartphones running Lollipop 5.0 or higher can be connected to the
Pioneer receiver's USB-2 port using the included USB extension cable and USB
cable that came with your smartphone, plus be paired via Bluetooth. Android Auto
extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for
driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into
one simple on-screen interface. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can
stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include -
- Google Assistant: The Pioneer receiver enhances your
Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using
the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command
and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated
applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button
or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google
Assistant to make call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving
directions, or listen to music.
- Google & Waze Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're
going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic
information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the
head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's
external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from
your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google
Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the
Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
- Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your
contacts and messages through the Pioneer NEX receiver while keeping your
eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology
to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you
concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice
- Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library
through the Pioneer receiver via
Google Play Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your
smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the
receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to
listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology.
You also get access to online music and radio stations from
Slacker Radio, &
Tune-In. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist
information and album art or station logo.
- Click here to
learn more about Android Auto Wirless compatible phones.
- If you are using a hardwired connection, make sure to plug your
phone into the USB-2 port.
- Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector (including the
Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB Type-C
here for more details.
- Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be
used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android
- Use a USB cable that is under 6' long and avoid using any extension
cable other than the one supplied.
AppRadio Mode+ (for iPhone & Android): The Pioneer DVD receiver features AppRadio Mode+ for Apple iPhones (iOS 9.0+) with
Lightning connector and select Android (OS 4.4+) smartphones. AppRadio Mode+
gives you the ability to view and control compatible iPhone and Android
smartphone apps from the receiver's touchscreen using a one-cable USB
connection. You'll need to download Pioneer's AppRadio app (for
Android OS 4.4+) and the AppRadioLive app (Apple
iOS 9.0+ /
Android OS 4.4+) onto your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone. Once you
have downloaded the apps, your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone simply
connects to the Pioneer DVD receiver's USB input using the cable that
came with your mobile device. Now that the AppRadio and AppRadioLive apps are
downloaded, and your compatible Apple iPhone or Android smartphone is connected
the DVD receiver, you have access to maps, media, news information,
and your events calendar through the receiver's intuitive touchscreen interface.
- Maps: AppRadio Mode+, along with AppRadioLive use 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. Once you select your destination,
you'll be guided along your route via an on-screen map and audible voice
prompts. Selected destinations can also be sent to popular compatible apps
Genius Maps. You
can even use Yelp to
find points of interest along the way, including restaurant ratings and
- Media: AppRadio Mode+ and AppRadioLive let you play
your stored music library directly from your smartphone through the Pioneer
DVD receiver. And, you can access over 60,00 internet radio
stations from Radionomy.
Or, you can access over 25,000+ radio shows and podcasts from your
- Events: In addition, AppRadio One and AppRadioLive keep
you up-to-date on the latest news stories, RSS feeds and weather information
with Feedly and
Open Weather Map.
With text-to-speech technology, the Pioneer receiver will even read you the
latest news stories from the internet.
- Calendar: The AppRadio One and AppRadio Live
applications also keep your life organized and makes it easier to stay in
touch and have fun. With multiple viewing options within its sleek, simple
user interface, you can access your smartphone and Facebook calendars in one
place, RSVP to Facebook events and use
EventSeeker to find
nearby concerts and events based on your personal interests and location.
- Your compatible iPhone will need to be connected to the unit's USB 1
- Your compatible Android smartphone will need to be connected to the
unit's USB 2 port.
Miracast for Android (Wireless Mirroring): Wi-Fi
Certified Miracast lets you wirelessly send the display of your compatible
Android OS 4.2+ device that also supports Miracast to the Pioneer receiver's
touchscreen monitor. This allows you to view practically any content that is
playing on your compatible Android device on the receiver's touchscreen
(vehicle's parking brake must be engaged). Control
will still be done from your Android device's touchscreen (not the Pioneer
here to check for Miracast compatible Android smartphones and tablets.
- Miracast (wireless mirroring) will require that the vehicle's
parking brake be engaged to mirror your smartphone or view any content from your
smartphone on the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen monitor.
Only audio content will be heard without the vehicle's parking brake
- The Apple iPhone does not support Miracast or wireless mirroring.
iPod Direct Connect: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX's rear-panel
USB port can be used to connect your Apple device with Lightning connector to
the head unit. You'll need a Lightning-to-USB cable to connect your Apple
device with Lightning connector to the head unit's USB-1 port. The USB connection allows for audio playback, music navigation, information
display (including album art), and charging of your compatible iPhone or iPod.
- Audio Control: From the head unit's touchscreen, you
can search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Radio, Playlist, Artist,
Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. 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. You'll
still be able to control your iPod or iPhone from the device's touchscreen
- Song/Artist/Album Info: In addition, the head unit will
display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Elapsed
playing time, Artist name, Song & Album title, as well as Album Art.
Note: The unit will only recognize up to 16,000 songs
loaded on an iPod or iPhone.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX
supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 5/24/5018):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Compatible Apps || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || CarPlay || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || AppRadio || Pandora || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone |
| 5/5C || 10.3.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 11.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| SE || 11.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 11.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7/7+ || 11.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 8/8+ || 114 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| X || 11.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 5th || 9.3.5 || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 11.4 || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
- Not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone devices with a 30-pin
- 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
Data Plan Required: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will
need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE,
or LTE (4G) for CarPlay, Android Auto, & AppRadio to function. Access to
CarPlay, Android Auto & AppRadio's online app services will depend on the
availability of a cellular network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. App services may not be
available in all regions.
Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connections provide
5V/1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone or Android
devices when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On'
position. If your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the unit
will not recognize it.
GPS Antenna: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX comes with a GPS
antenna to enhance the performance of Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Waze
navigation maps. The GPS antenna comes with a self-stick pad which mounts it on
top of your dash inside the vehicle.
Smartphone Setup: Before connecting your smartphone device, you will
need to indicate whether you are using an iPhone or Android smartphone in the
Pioneer receiver's menu.
Bluetooth 4.1: The AVH-W4400NEX is equipped with built-in
Bluetooth 4.1, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through
the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the
head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also
be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is
compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile),
PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.6 (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 AVH-W4400NEX.
Multi-Device Pairing Dual Phone Connection: Up to 5
Bluetooth-compatible devices (2 phones/1 audio player) can be paired to this
head unit. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled smartphones connected
at the same time, so you can switch between phones from the head unit's
touchscreen, without having to connect or re-connect devices.
- SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-W4400NEX
without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
- Auto Re-Connection: Once an already paired Bluetooth
device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function
automatically links the head unit and device together. If two Bluetooth
devices were connected the last time, the two devices are connected to this
unit automatically in the order that they are registered in the device list.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Pioneer
AVH-W4400NEX supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with
wideband speech capability, the AVH-W4400NEX provides more natural sound quality
and details during wireless calls. The AVH-W4400NEX 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.
- Answering A Call: During an incoming phone call, the
head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone
will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can manually answer an
incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
- Making A Call: The AVH-W4400NEX offers a variety of ways
to make call using the in-dash receiver.
- Direct Dialing: You can make a call by entering the
phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad.
- Preset Dialing: You can store up to six phone
numbers as presets for quicker dialing.
- Phone Book: The phone book (up to 1,000 contacts)
in your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone will be transferred automatically
when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want
to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry
and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book,
you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name
- 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 Dialing via Siri: When paired and connected
with an iPhone 4S or later via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head unit has the
ability to access Siri through its touchscreen controls and external
microphone. You'll be able to dial a phone number or contact via voice
Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention,
such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth
settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be
engaged to access these functions.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX also
supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth
enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on
your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device.
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.
- Advanced Music Navigation: In addition to basic
playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AVH-W4400NEX
lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc..
(AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
- Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display your
stored music's and music app's song information; such as Artist name and
Song/Album title (app must also support).
Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected to
an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX has the ability to
access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for Siri Eyes-Free
functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's
speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to
the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to
many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and
audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to
text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's audio is
muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.
Note: The head unit's touchscreen monitor will only
indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions
of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX; visual data will
still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (for
Apple iOS 10.0+ or
Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple
iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. Your iPhone or Android
smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the
Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX will provide
control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song
information; as well as Album art.
- Station List + Presets: You can select Pandora stations
from your Station List by date or alphabetically. You can also store six
Pandora Radio preset stations for even easier recall.
- New Stations: New stations can be created based on the
current songs or artists playing.
- Shuffle: You can also listen to songs played randomly
from various stations within your Station List.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song/artist currently being played can
be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Apple Music Radio: You can playback Apple Music Radio on
your USB-connected Apple iOS device through the Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX. With a
WiFi or cellular connection, you can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio
stations. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to on-demand stations for
every genre or create their own stations. You can use the head unit's
touchscreen to select between your Apple Music Radio stations, playback songs
similar to the current song, stop playback of the current song, and add the
current song to your iTunes wish list. Apple Music Radio playback is compatible
with the following Apple iOS devices -
- iPhone: X, 8+/8, 7+/7, 6S+/6S/6+/6, 5S/5C/5, SE, & 4S -
running iOS 9.3.5 or newer
- iPod: touch (6th, 5th generation) - running at iOS
9.3.5 or newer
Note: Your Apple iOS device will need an active Data Plan
account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.
SiriusXM 3.0 Ready: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX is SiriusXM 3.0
Ready so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports,
exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more.
Simply activate a SiriusXM Radio subscription (fees will apply) and connect the
SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300,
sold separately) to the dedicated port on the rear of the receiver for playback
and control of satellite radio. Check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription
- Channel/Category Lists + Song/Artist/Album Info: The
Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List
displays all available categories and stations within those categories.
Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be
viewed on the head unit's LCD touchscreen. You also get station logo
identification and album art.
- Category Scan + Instant Replay: During Category Scan,
the live broadcast for each channel in the current category plays for six
seconds at a time. The SiriusXM Instant Replay function lets you pause,
rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content from the station that
you are currently listening to.
- SmartFavorite Presets + Featured Favorites: You can
store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets with special tuning
features such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix (see below). Featured
Favorites are groups of channels that are created by the SiriusXM
Programming department allowing to discover new channels. Featured Favorite
channels are dynamic and can change often, allowing you to discover new
- TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix: TuneStart automatically
start songs from the beginning when you tune to one of your SmartFavorite
music channels stored on the current band of presets. TuneScan lets you scan
through short previews of songs you may have missed on music channels stored
on the current band of SmartFavorite presets. TuneMix plays a unique blend
of songs from music channels stored in the current SmartFavorite preset
- Traffic, Weather, & Sports: You can tune in and listen
quickly to information pertaining to weather and traffic from a particular
city you have specified. You can also be alerted when your favorite sports
teams are playing so you can tune to the appropriate station quickly.
- Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature
allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for
younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you
to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is
required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
HD Radio: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX's built-in HD Radio
tuner lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music.
HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With
HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide
FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion.
Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports
analog AM/FM broadcasts.
- Supertuner IIID: The Supertuner IIID features Feed
Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of
interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing
- Station Text/Album Art + RDS: AM/FM digital stations
can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The head unit
also supports Album Art from select HD Radio stations. For analog FM
stations, the Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast
information such as song/artist information when listening to compatible RDS
- Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts,
with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast
programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog). There are also data programs for each
- Reception Blending: If a digital broadcast reception
condition gets poor, this unit automatically switches to the analog
broadcast of the same frequency level. If this function is set to "On", the
tuner switches between digital broadcast and analog broadcast automatically.
If this function is 'Off', reception will be conducted within an analog
- BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations
Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest analog or HD
stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has
3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a
total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
- Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only
those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
There are 4 levels of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher
settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower
settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Compatible Discs: The 6.94" touchscreen display
electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The AVH-W4400NEX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with video,
audio, and photo files.
Dual USB Ports: The unit's dual USB ports
and 58" USB extension cable allow you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class
(MSC) device, such as USB thumbdrive or portable digital music player. The USB port enables
playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB
MSC device through the
Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged
when plugged into the receiver's USB ports (1.5A) and the vehicle's ignition
switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: Connection of a USB hub or card-reader is not supported.
Connection of AOA & MTP devices are not supported.
SD Card Slot: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX features a hidden SD
card slot (located behind the motorized touchscreen monitor) which will accept
SD (up to 2GB) and SDHC (up to 32GB) memory cards for playback of a variety of
music, video, and photo files.
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX supports
the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc, USB device,
or SD memory card.
| Media Type || Disc: CD (-R/RW), DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL) || Flash Memory: USB MSC, SD/SDHC |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1 or 2, Romeo Joliet ||FAT 16/32
or NTFS |
| Playable File Types || Audio || |
MP3: 8-320kbps bit
rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 8-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-48kHz sampling rates
8-320kbps bit rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates |
WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-48kHz sampling rates
WAV: 8 or 16-bit rate; 16-48.1kHz sampling rates
FLAC: 24-bit rate; 8-192kHz sampling rates
| Video ||Compatible Video
Files: MPEG 1/2/4, DivX |
Max Resolution: 720 x 1280 (MPEG), 720 x 576 (DivX)
Max Frame Rate: 30 fps
Max File Size: 4GB
Files: AVI, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264, WMV, FLV, MKV |
Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Max Frame Rate: 30 fps
Max File Size: 4GB
| Photo ||N/A ||
JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680 |
| Maximum # of Folders/Files || |
700 folders/999 files (700
folders/3,500 files for DVD)
folders/65,536 files |
| Tags ||ID3 tags
(ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags |
Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB & SD/SDHC): Advance
playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB &
device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in
alphabetical order; and 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.
Direct DVD Search: During DVD playback, you can go directly
to a specific Title or Chapter by entering the number using the unit's
touchscreen numeric keypad.
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 AVH-W4400NEX.
24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX is equipped with a
24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for superb quality audio playback from
disc, USB, iPod/iPhone, Android, and Bluetooth.
MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver 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.
- CTA-2006 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 AVH-W4400NEX are compliant
with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards
from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were
developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and
4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer
AVH-W4400NEX features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs
(Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded
(front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer
AVH-W4400NEX lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase
(normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).
Crossovers: The AVH-W4400NEX employs high pass and low pass
crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.
- HPF: The head unit's variable 6/12/18db per octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125, 160, or 200Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features a 6, 12, or
18dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the
selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, or 200Hz) are output to your
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored
equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from -
Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1
and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each
band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500,
800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).
Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically
measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an
auto-equalizer curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ
microphone (130CDMC20, sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone plugs into the Pioneer receiver's "Auto EQ Mic" 3.5mm jack located behind the motorized touchscreen monitor. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your
vehicle's driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.
Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound
adjustments for your car audio system.
- Listening Position & Time Alignment: For a better sound-stage you
can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front
Left, Front Right, or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the
sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance
(0-200") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your
- Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever
automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness
of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high
frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the
original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound
- 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.
- Bass Boost: There is also a Bass Boost level adjustment that be
set from 0 to 6.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation; this can be turned On or Off.
AV + OEM Connectivity
Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX has dual AV inputs
to connect two external audio/video sources. The head unit has a rear-panel
3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device. There is
also a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA AV input for connecting a video
component such as a mobile TV tuner or game console.
Note: For safety reasons, video images from the AV inputs cannot be
displayed on the receiver's touchscreen monitor without the vehicle's parking brake engaged.
HDMI Input: The Pioneer head unit's HDMI input can be used to connect
an iPhone/iPod touch with Lightning connector (using an Apple AV adapter - sold separately), an Android
smartphone/tablet (using a MHL adapter - sold separately), Blu-ray player, TV
tuner or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback.
Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device
(not the Pioneer head unit).
Note: For safety reasons, video images from the HDMI input cannot
be displayed on the receiver's touchscreen monitor without the vehicle's
parking brake engaged.
AV Output (w/ Dual Zone): The unit features a composite
video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output AV signals to an optional monitor and
headphone system. You can simultaneously enjoy the same or different sources in
the front and rear of your vehicle. The unit's dual zone AV output can be set to
Mirror, Disc, AV-In, USB-1, SD, or Off. The Mirror mode simply outputs the same
audio/video signal (not including USB-2, HDMI, Miracast, AppRadio, CarPlay, or Android Auto) which is playing on the head unit's
touchscreen monitor to your connected rear monitor/headphone system.
Note: USB and SD cannot be selected for playback in the rear of
the vehicle when CarPlay or Android Auto is active.
Camera Input: The AVH-W4400NEX is equipped with a composite
video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup camera (130NDBC8,
sold separately). The receiver's composite AV input can also be configured to
add a second camera, such as a front dash cam (sold separately). The dedicated
rear-view camera input offers two view modes -
- Auto View: The unit features a function that
automatically switches to the rear camera image. When the vehicle's
transmission is put in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the
rear view camera (violet/white wire of the harness must be connected to the
vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic
video switching takes approximately 0.8 seconds.
- Camera View: There is also a Camera View mode which
allows you to manually bring up the rearview camera image on the receiver's
touchscreen monitor to check what is behind you while driving. You can leave
the Camera View mode on if you want to see the rearview image at all times;
for instance when towing a trailer.
Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up
aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In
addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure
everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.
Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX allows you to
connect the Pioneer AVIC-U280 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC280,
sold separately) through its RGB Input. This versatile hideaway unit allows you
to switch to navigation mode with the touch of a button. Get to your destination
by inputting an address or search through the POI library while enjoying
whatever source is currently playing.
iDatalink Serial Port: This Pioneer DVD receiver
is compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR,
sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket
Pioneer receiver to work with select Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles that feature
the factory SYNC system, select GM vehicles with factory OnStar, select
Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect, plus select Honda/Acura,
Toyota/Scion, Volkswagen & Subaru vehicles with factory digital amplifiers.
- Retained Features: The Pioneer DVD receiver
lets you retain select factory functions. Retained features will vary by
vehicle via the iDatalink Maestro RR. Retained proprietary factory systems
can include Ford Sync, GM OnStar, and Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect. Other
retained factory features may include Steering Wheel Controls, Aux Input,
USB Port, Hands-Free Bluetooth, Voice Commands, Satellite Radio, Secondary
Display, and more.
- Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink
Maestro RR let you configure the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen monitor to
operate interior climate controls and provides extra visual data; such as
User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check
Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist. These extra
features will vary by vehicle.
Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable,
which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module
with the correct firmware from
website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you'll
also need a vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The Pioneer
receiver's OEM Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible
vehicle's factory system before initial operation.
Touchscreen & Remote Control
Motorized 6.94" Clear Resistive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer
AVH-W4400NEX features a 6.94" clear resistive LCD touchscreen with a display
resolution of 2520 x 480, for a total of 1,209,600 pixels. The clear
resistive panel is designed to enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and
images, making them appear clear and crisp. The LCD touchscreen allows you to
control this unit and a connected component - such as an iPhone, Android
smartphone, a USB MSC device, or Bluetooth source. Menus appear on screen for
making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The
unit's 6.94" touchscreen display is motorized and electronically slides down to
load/eject your DVD/CD discs. The angle of the motorized touchscreen display can
also be adjusted to five different positions to meet your viewing needs in the
- Favorite Menu: You can register the desired menu items
on the AVH-W4400NEX'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
- Background (Wallpaper): You can select between a
variety of preset background (wallpaper) images for the Menu screen and AV
You can also download a custom image (maximum 4000 x 4000 pixels) from a USB
storage device or SD memory card.
- Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video
settings for the head unit's video sources and rearview camera; including
brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color
(adjusts color saturation), hue (adjust color tone), and Dimmer (adjusts
- 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), and Trimming (image is displayed across the entire
screen with horizontal-to-vertical ratio left as is).
Note: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit
includes frequently used push-buttons along the bottom edge of the screen.
Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX's
6.94" touchscreen monitor can be detached from the chassis to deter theft
(soft carrying case included). You
can also enter a 5 to 16 character password that must be entered if the head
unit is disconnected from power.
Variable Color Illumination:
You can adjust the color of the on-screen display; choose between red,
amber, green, blue or white. The color of the button illumination can be set
to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the
color spectrum). You can also create a custom color for the unit's button
illumination to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose
Dimmer: To prevent the touchscreen display and button
illumination from being too bright at night, the illumination is automatically
dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The automatic dimmer function
only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is
connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit. You can also turn on or off the
dimmer manually. You can even set a timer for the dimmer to turn on or off.
Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX receiver comes with
an IR wireless remote control, plus support for factory steering wheel control
(adapter sold separately).
- Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX
includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit
and your connected devices.
- 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
steering wheel audio control adapter
Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake
interlock system that prohibits viewing of video and operating
certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the
in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The
head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake
detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing
of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to
watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.
Note: CarPlay, Android Auto, and AppRadio do not require that the parking
brake be engaged.