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Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

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Our take on the Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

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.

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.

AppRadioLIVE makes it easy

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.

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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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.

This smartphone receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play discs in your vehicle, Pioneer's SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3 receiver will play CDs and DVDs.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (no built-in CD player)
    • touchscreen control over select apps
    • MirrorLink™ for in-dash control of select Android™ smartphones (CD-MU200 interface cable required)
    • built-in amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 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
    • 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:

    What's in the Box:

    • AppRadio 3 smartphone receiver (10A fuse installed)
    • 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)
    • AppRadio Start Up Guide (En/Fr)
    • Installation Manual (En/Fr)
    • Important Information for the User (En/Fr)
    • Warranty Information (USA/Canada)
    • Online Product Registration
    • Lightning-connector note
    • App Connection Settings note

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    I like the look of the head unit in the car. Looks very classy. The only issue is that things are a bit slow when moving from app to app.

    Rick, Jacksonville, Fl


    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (99 Reviews)

    Poorly designed and dangerous

    Troy from Mpls, MN on 1/1/2015

    Pioneer has delivered a radio that has made only the most limited use of the touchscreen while putting far to many obstacles in the way of its functionality to be safe for even normal use while driving.

    Pros: Easy to clean.

    Cons: Too many to list. Live with this radio for month and you'll come to same conclusion most have, it stinks!


    mark from bl4 8nj on 11/22/2014

    2 many wires n would have loved the unit to have its own gps i cant see the point of mirroring what you can do on your phone anyway ????

    Pros: Good for handsfree and streeming tunes thats it

    Cons: Dont see the point of mirroring what you can do on your phone anyway ???

    Awesome Tech, Could Be Improved

    Justin H from Woodland Hills, CA on 7/28/2014

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

    The Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3 is an overall extremely cool and powerful little headunit. Starting off with value, yeah- it's incredibly steep, especially at the MSRP/usual price. I happened to swing this at an Open Box price, and was very happy that I did because otherwise I'm not quite sure if this would had been worth it at original price. By all means, shop around, look around, see if there are alternatives to purchasing. I'll explain why below. Sound quality, stepping up from a factory head unit, this thing does wonders. I know, I'm probably overloading the speakers or whatnot, but definitely the amplifier/setup with this headunit does push more sound and better quality sound, to the stock speakers. It's very simple to use, for the most part. There are a ton of deep menus that could've been better refined, or better implemented methods for using the HDMI/USB, or just Bluetooth, but intermixing it all gets overly confusing. It's a little slow, but normal for most touch screen head units. Compare this with the average joe head unit, and people will drop their jaws when you show them the things this guy will be able to do. Albeit, lots of the software are closed, slow, or overly intensive, it's definitely high up on the coolness scale. In other words, AppRadio is cool and awesome and sweet for a touch screen, but severely limited. I wish developers would start developing and customizing it to it's max potential. Build quality wise, it's been tough and durable!

    Pros: -Awesome coolness factory -Adds "umph" in the stock speakers -Adds a ton of awesome features- bluetooth, Pandora, nav, etc. -Definitely modernizes any old car -Tons of ways of integration and supports it all

    Cons: -Slow sometimes -Integration through bluetooth/HDMi/USB gets overly complicated at times -Severely limited, basically only capable of what your smartphone is capable of.

    AppRadio is Cool but slow

    Rick from Jacksonville, Fl on 7/12/2014

    2004 Lexus ES330
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like the look of the head unit in the car. Looks very classy. The only issue is that things are a bit slow when moving from app to app.



    Not Bad...

    Petahbread from Naperville, IL on 7/11/2014

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price, this is worth it. Now for all the add-ons to make it even better... Still may be worth it for some. I made it so it could mirror my phone, which costed me 1/3rd of the price after rooting my phone, gettin extra apps, extra adapters/cables, etc. Honestly, if they had a molded trim for my car where I could stick in an iPad mini or Galaxy tablet I would've paid the extra for that. But overall it does what it's supposed to do as long as you don't care to mess with it too much.



    AppRadio 3

    AScottE527 from Virginia Beach, VA on 7/9/2014

    2009 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was a little "Concerned" about this unit with no CD option.(Didn't want to shell out for DVD model) This unit is awesome even with a Android phone. Highly recommend this unit!

    Pros: Bluetooth audio is clean and clear, the difference in sound over factory unit is even better than what I expected. Plenty of features with AppMode too.

    Cons: Didn't come with HDMI connector for AppMode hookup. Unit is a little sluggish but does everything its asked.

    Awesome Radio!

    Crutchfield customer from Baton Rouge, LA on 6/24/2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this unit! Almost returned it because my phone would not pair bluetooth (Samsung GS4 on KitKat) ended up doing a factory restore on phone to fix. Do your research on what cables you need to be able to mirror your screen to the AR3! If you have a Samsung the Pioneer Android cable kit is useless. Get the Samsung HDTV adapter with HDMI cable and a micro USB to standard USB cable, or if your like me and hate having the phone plugged in, use Samsung's wireless AllShare dongle.

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Needs more compatible apps

    So far so good!!

    Jarrod K. from Boise, ID on 6/23/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wasn't to hard to install. Fits like it was meant to be in the car. I would say that I would only change a couple of things. Take the wire out for the parking brake. What if I want to use this to show a video to my daughter to calm her down while driving down the road?? Can't with this product. Also I would make it more clear that when you are hooking up to the apps that you have to touch the white dot on the radio screen a few times. Thanks to the great Crutchfield tech support for helping me through that, even though he didn't even know about it.



    good radio

    luv'd x few, hated x many from 70068 on 6/20/2014

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As expected, works perfectly, no issues



    Nice radio not much else

    DrewG from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/18/2014

    2006 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The apps do not function at all without the phone attached (which requires adapters sold separately).

    Pros: Looks great

    Cons: Not a complete product.

    Great Product But....

    FrankV from Northern New Jersey on 6/17/2014

    2001 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install, great product. I should have done a bit more research and saw that you need to have the AV adapter for iPhone to get the full feature set. But outside that I would recommend

    Pros: Great Sound, build quality and feature set

    Cons: No AV adapter included


    TDM from NC on 6/14/2014

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very pleased with this Radio and using it with AR Unchained and a rooted Android phone has worked perfectly. The combination of those two gives me exactly what I want out of car stereo.

    Pros: Solid Construction that looks great. Captive touch screen and AR Unchained gives me my phone display on a 7" screen in the middle of my dash. GREAT!

    Cons: Stock apps are not that great, but AR Unchained fixes that.

    Good Looking, Sounding Radio...Terrible App

    AbitDisgruntled from Orlando on 6/12/2014

    I got it installed pretty easily, but finding the connectors for an iPhone 5 that will work with the radio and make it easy to connect is impossible. There are no lightning cable extensions available that will work. Beyond that fact, I couldn't believe how useless this thing was once I finally got my phone connected. No iPod connectivity, no gps on screen while driving, and the interface looks terrible on the screen. Yeah, it'll launch Waze on your phone, but that is pointless. I'm beyond frustrated with it. It sounds good. Looks good. Behaves like crap. I'll be sticking with Pioneer for the sound, but I am switching to something that has a front mounted usb port and easy iphone connectivity because this was a waste of time.

    Pros: Looks good, sounds good

    Cons: Does not work anything like advertised

    Love my App Radio

    Don Schroeder from Lompoc, CA on 6/10/2014

    2005 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am super happy about my App Radio 3 purchase. the install was a little confusing at first, since I have never tried to install a stereo before, but a quick call into Crutchfield and it all made sense. 2 weeks into having the Radio installed I lost all sound. One more quick call to Crutchfield to see what was going on, and they quickly diagnosed the problem to be with one of the adapters. 2 days later I had the replacement part, popped it in and all was well.

    Pros: Bluetooth connection is quicker then in my wife's 2013 Prius, call quality is amazing. The touch screen responsiveness is fantastic.

    Cons: hooking it up to my iPhone 5 (I have not purchased the kit yet) does not excite me. spending an additional $100-120 ($150 if you don'y buy from Crutchfield) is pretty lame for a radio that was designed to work with iPhone. With out the iphone adapter cables I have very limited functionality on the Radio. If you plan to buy this Radio, be prepared to buy the iPhone adapter kits, and do it at the time of purchasing the Radio.

    Pioneer should be ashamed of themselves

    Anguish from Battle Ground, WA on 6/6/2014

    2012 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pioneer should be ashamed of themselves for releasing a product such as this. I could see if this were first generation of this product having the ridiculous problems that this thing has, but 3rd generation? Pioneer should be begging their customers that bought this junk for forgiveness. If I hadn't let this sit in my garage waiting to be installed for so long, I would be returning it to Crutchfield for a refund. I gave it a full month after install to see if I could get used to its quirks, but these aren't quirks, these are outright flaws in concept, design, and execution. If Crutchfield would let me type more than a 1000 characters, I would give this thing a proper review, but this format is far too limited to do so. The only real positive I can find with this head unit is that it fits and conforms to Double DIN standards. It was easy to install because it fits and conforms to those standards. Beyond that, I can find no redeeming qualities. Garbage. Stay away from it. You will regret it. I can't even give it "cool" points because it HAS TO WORK in order to be "cool".

    Pros: Fits. Conforms to DIN Standards.

    Cons: Everything else. Slow. Sloppy execution. Bluetooth auto-connect is garbage. App "integration" is garbage. It should be called app interrogation, as Pandora has been made useless when in my car. I hate this thing so much that it has turned me from a Pioneer fan into a consumer who will likely never buy one of their products again. Truly shameful.


    RooK from Saint Paul, MN on 6/5/2014

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall from install to use, this radio is easy and cool, my issues with it come when you try to sync your phone with it. In my experience the phones I've used have only ever gotten to a half way point of being usable through appradio. The apps themselves are very limited and not that useful or great in general. A lot of bulk for minimal "additional features". I think Pioneer is ahead of its time (ironic) with this technology. Parts of it are very solid and deliever a true quality product and then other aspects seem to remind me of a beta version.

    Pros: Sounds, menus, ease of use/install

    Cons: appradio not quite where it should be yet.

    app radio 3

    Jake S. from SLC, UT on 6/5/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great deck. just wish i could use the "iPod" button as well as iPhone

    Pros: mimics iphone to car stereo, bluetooth

    Cons: can't use iPod and iPhone at same time.

    pioneer app radio 3

    joe from hawaii on 6/4/2014

    2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect deck for me, it does not have the cd/dvd mechanism which is okay because most of the music and videos i have are in iPhone or iPad format.

    Pros: Good price

    Cons: requires additional interfaces to incorporate warning and on star for GM vehicles

    Poor sound quality

    Salomon F. from Long beach, CA on 5/27/2014

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bad sound quality. I updated my speaker cables and RCA thinking that was the cause of the problem. I even changed both my amps and still sounded like I poor.

    Pros: Best BT quality

    Cons: Poor music quality.

    As great as you want it to be.

    JustinV from Georgetown, SC on 5/26/2014

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit as well as a micro bypass and installation was a breeze. However i initally had this set up using a 64gb iphone 4s and performance was OK . in ipod mode it worked great however in app mode i found most of the apps to be useless and slow. The carmedia app would crash often and overall performance was sluggish.However the radio, Bluetooth streaming and ipod features worked flawless. After being slightly dissapointed i decided to go the alternate route by installing the "ARUNCHAINED " app on my rooted Galaxy s3 and I have never been happier with a car stereo. This stereo suddenly became a dream the unit i always wanted . Its a great price and it can be as great as you want it to be if you have the tools and know how.

    Pros: Price ,Endless availability of tools and software to customize it to perfection.

    Cons: Default app mode can be very buggy and slow.

    pioneer app radio review

    rinde from new jersey on 5/25/2014

    2008 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    excellent quality head unin. there is one problem to be aware of, in order to use an iphone with this unit there needs to be a considerable additional investment and since Crutchfield is out of the parts i have been unable to complete the install and with the temporary install i am finding the system to be quite frustrating to reset every time i enter the vehicle.

    Pros: good quality system

    Cons: requires so much additional equipment,which is currently unavailable, that the system is almost as disappointing as buying a sony product

    Overall good product, no regrets

    JSter from Manhattan, KS on 5/22/2014

    2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall, I am very satisfied with this product. The AppRadio connecting via the 2 expensive cables in my glovebox is not the most practical thing in the world, so I use the bluetooth connectivity almost exclusively. Very simple to navigate on the touchscreen, the fm radio seemed to lose some power & frequency after installing this unit, but no real complaints, great sound quality & great sound controls at the unit

    Pros: great display, very attractive unit, simple bluetooth connectivity makes me never take my phone out of my pocket in the vehicle, touchscreen is plenty responsive, no glitches, very durable

    Cons: For AppRadio I have to connect 2 cables & put my phone in the glovebox and it's always more of a hassle, thus I find myself just bluetoothing my iTunes Library & Pandora most of the time, the display could be more responsive, but this is not bad bang for the buck,

    app radio 3

    Crutchfield customer from ny on 5/19/2014

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    At first I wasn't happy with my purchase decision. My reason for buying this was mostly a back up camera and secondly a OEM type in dash GPS. It fills those needs perfectly. The android mirroing with ARunchained is all gravey. Very Happy Now!

    Pros: Easy to install (thanks to Crutchfield)

    Cons: Sometimes takes a while to re connect.

    learning curve

    Victor from Miami, FL on 5/17/2014

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio takes some getting used to. It is also very frustrating when the connection between the phone and radio fails. When you turn your car on, make sure the phone is unlocked. If the phone is locked the app will fail to load and you will have to unplug and plug in again - you do get the request for permission on the locked screen, but it does not work for me, it never opens the app when you unlock. To log into the app section of the radio you have to hit 'allow' when the prompt comes on the screen of the phone. If for some reason you exit that section, you will have to hit allow on the phone again. When you plug the phone into the radio, the bluetooth turns off. If you plug the phone in, while the app is not working/hung on your phone, the phone call features, apps or music will not work at all. While your phone is connected and working properly, the screen has to be on - so if you go on a long trip, the phone is charged, but also very hot when you place it back in your pocket. I am really hoping they put out a patch or upgrade to the software to make it more user friendly or I will eventually find a different head unit. On an unrelated note, the Crutchfield staff was more than helpful and knowledgable.

    Pros: * the bluetooth feature works very well * the radio itself works very well * the phone calls are clear and the microphone works well

    Cons: * hard to use * they need more apps * the MAPS feature is not useful. You have to download a third party app to use navigation

    appradio 3 SPD-DA110

    Gj from los angeles on 5/17/2014

    for the price.. this is probably the best head unit.. rooted android plus arunchained is like having an android headunit!

    Pros: can seariously run android

    Cons: still have to find one..


    Dean from Atlanta, GA on 5/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great radio, looks great in the vette and integrates nicely. The crutchfield team was awesome at all stages (I even got a handwritten TY from Hunter). The appradio has HUGE potential to be a game changer needs more aggressive development and synch improvements. My iPhone 5 only connects about 50% of the time and I have no idea why. Buy it for the get it right away. Buy it for the potential...and hope that it comes to fruition!

    Pros: Looks awesome sounds great Easy install Great support from crutchfield

    Cons: Needs more app development Needs more consistent synch


    Sam A from Hot Springs, Arkansas on 5/4/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my second one of these to buy. They represent a great concept. They are a little tricky to work/setup. Unfortunately Crutchfield and Pioneer have different ideas of how to wire the unit and although Samsung represents one of two cell phone brands that meld with the unit Android yet there is a connector that you are on your own to acquire and you won't find ANYTHING in the set up material that make it clear that they didn't send it to you among the half dozen or so cords that are shipped.

    Pros: If you have it on your phone, in theory, you can use it through the App Radio through BlueTooth.

    Cons: Very limited number of available apps you can download to the App Radio itself. When playing things through your phone they don't display on the App Radio, or if they do it isn't made clear how to do so. Connector necessary to connect Samsung phone to unit is NOT available from Crutchfield, so once you figure out you need it you will spend another week finding and getting that part shipped from a third party provider. Don't expect your cell phone provider to have it on the shelf .

    appradio 3

    David from Albany NY on 5/2/2014

    2008 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After installing this unit I was very impressed on How it looked and the features that it has to offer



    App radio 3

    Danny p. from Odessa,tx on 5/1/2014

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Put this in my wife's 2010 Malibu looks great and she loves all the feats. Aside former spending the extra $$$ on installation modulation to keep onstar and the iPhone 5 cables with should probably be included it's awesome installed it myself. First install since 2001 and couldn't have been happier with the end result

    Pros: Looks cool and auto connect Bluetooth is great too

    Cons: Buying the extras

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    haro from bronx ny on 4/30/2014

    2003 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great app radio what I was expecting and more, every day something new to learn on this radio

    Pros: great sound. great bluetooth connection

    Cons: cables are sold separate about $60-100 in cables. no usb mass storage connection

    Good, but not perfect

    MadKow from Boulder Colorado on 4/27/2014

    Pioneer put together a really nice unit in the App radio, but they were a bit clumsy in implementation. I echo many of the other reviews in that the unit requires too many cables just to connect a phone. I have been using this unit daily now for 4 months, so I think I have a pretty good handle on it.

    Pros: Bluetooth - Awesome. Connects without issue Sound Quality - works great with the BOSE system in my Mazda 3 Installation - very simple with the Crutchfield kit. Video - Excellent screen Steering wheel controls - with the integration kits this works great

    Cons: Apps - Pioneer app are terrible. They need to learn how to write for the iphone. License agreement - Why do I need to agree to the license agreement (safety warning) every time I start my car? Allow app - Why do I need to allow the app radio to speak to my phone every time I start my car? Other systems (Ford Sync) do not require this extra step). Once it knows my phone, it should not ask again. Clock - The phone integration is good, but when on a call, the clock is not visible.

    Pioneer AppRadio 3 was a great choice.

    JesseC from Austin, Tx on 4/23/2014

    2008 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am a details guy, I did a ton or research on head units before coming to my decision that the AppRadio 3 was the best choice. It is my wife's birthday this next month and she asked for a sprucing up of her stereo and speaker system in our 2008 Nissan Pathfinder. Once I made my decision on the unit ordering was a breeze, and Crutchfield came through for us in a big way! I did the install myself and it took a pretty long time, all speakers plus the head unit and the required accessories took most of my Saturday. Buy the additional Pioneer wiring to mirror, its worth it. A few pointers that are left out of the instruction manual: When you take apart your dash and remove the plugs for the A/C and airbags and such in the center under where you will mount the unit, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT turn on your engine to see if the power works with out reattaching all plugs to the dash. I did this and it cycled my SRS airbag light on my dash board, I realized immediately what I did but my wife wouldn't drive her car until I took it to get the codes reset. An expected cost but deff my mistake, I feel the manual could have had an FYI in that section. Also, as for the brake wire, don't expect to be able to use your unit during driving, even to change Google maps, the systems safety protocol wont allow it. Otherwise I really enjoyed the install and the sound it produces, best part is my wife loves her birthday gift and her car has a sweet update. Great deal through Crutchfield!!

    Pros: Looks absolutely beast, sounds pretty great, ease of use is there and the ability to mirror the phone is a sick addition!

    Cons: Pretty long install, not really a con just an FYI. Otherwise, you deff get what they advertise.

    AppRadio 3 in Highlander

    VinceM from Myrtle Beach, SC on 4/21/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio to install in my wife's '02 Toyota Highlander. It looks great, but doesn't fit the opening perfectly. There's a small gap top and bottom of about 1/8" that shows the edge of the chassis. Doesn't seem to bother anyone but me, though. There are two plastic pieces that fill the gaps on the sides and provide the rounded corners needed to fill the factory opening; they're fine. I've installed radios before, but this is the first to integrate a backup camera. After looking at what was involved with the camera, the Bluetooth microphone, the GPS antenna, and the wiring harnesses, I put everything back in the box and took it to a pro installer. For under $300, Soundwave did a great installation. Everything works perfectly. The Pioneer working with the factory JBL amp and speakers sounds fantastic. The camera image is big and bright, WAY better than the factory unit in my Grand Cherokee. The Bluetooth link with our iPhones fires right up and the onscreen display and control of music files is clean and simple. The phone function is dependable and sounds great with the mic mounted high on the A pillar. I'm not sure, now, why I bought the interface cable for the iPhone 4. It works, but the radio display is a little funky and the Pioneer Apps don't seem that great. You have to use one of them if you want navigation, and I haven't really spent much time on them. More later, if warranted.

    Pros: Big bright screen with good resolution, great picture with Sony rear-view camera, very clean sound with factory JBL system, easy-to-use BlueTooth for iPhone music and calling.

    Cons: Not that easy to install, especially with a rear-view camera. Glad I left it to professionals. Not sure I'm impressed with the Pioneer Apps.

    Great head unit, issues with install

    kevreh from Annandale, VA on 4/21/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First off, when it works its really cool. For under $400 you get sat nav, mp3 player, other apps, good sound control, nice screen, etc... There's no other hu like it in its price range.

    Pros: The built in apps and good enough for me right now. Will use Waze, Pandora, and the car media player most of the time. The open source app AR Unchained will totally unlock things (complete mirror of phone).

    Cons: SSo frustrated with this stereo. Been trying to get it to CONSISTANTLY connect to my Samsung Galaxy S4. Shouldn't be this hard. I've resisted buying the Samsung Adapter and Pioneer Appradio Android Kit when there are other solutions out there (MHL 2.0 cable with integrated HDMI and USB for power) that people have reported working. With my MHL 2.0 cable the Apparadio 3 only connects to my phone sometimes. Which is frustrating since it does work, just not reliably. OTOH


    michael from north carolina on 4/14/2014

    2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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    awesome product



    Nice stereo for the price

    David from Ohio on 4/13/2014

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Own an iPhone 5s. I really am liking this radio.i believe this radio works best with the iphone. I have a manual transmission and it is working very well for me. Installation was a breeze and I have never done a radio install in my life. Everything works as it should. You don't need pioneer's $120 cable setup to get your phone to work. All I bought was a lightning adapter to hdmi and an hdmi cable I had lying around the house. Crutchfield is the way to go as they include all the install parts you need for free. Don't let nerd squad at local store hack up your car. Do it yourself it's easy

    Pros: Looks great. Dash command rocks!

    Cons: Too many nav apps. Need more apps but I hear pioneer opened it up to developers. Hopefully I can keep this longer than I can keep a phone as they update way too frequently

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    bma830 from Del Rio, Tx on 4/12/2014

    One of the best screens I have ever bought. It's so easy to use, and the blue tooth connectivity just blew my mind



    AppRadio 3

    Joyce from Fort Worth, TX on 4/9/2014

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    I love this radio! I need to learn more about how to use it to get the full benefit of all it's capabilities. Better than my navigation system I have in my 2014 QX60...

    Pros: Love being able to use my I-phone apps with it. Navigation works great.

    Cons: My husband installed it and I know he had to call Crutchfield several times to get some additional help with installation.

    Great deck!

    Crutchfield customer from sacramento, ca on 4/9/2014

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    This is an awesome pioneer deck with great and easy to use features. And at a great price through Crutchfield!

    Pros: The customer service is always impeccable when I need any assistance installing any item purchased though Crutchfield

    Cons: None

    Great product, great price, but not perfect.

    ng2T2 from SoCal on 4/5/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The potential for this unit is unlimited. It's just not there yet. Pioneer has an opportunity to take full control of this market for years to come if they can figure it out. Inexpensive compared to other double din Nav units. Great sound and killer looks. The back up camera function works great and needs no changes. Bluetooth works great but they need to figure out how to get the album art to display on the huge screen (Come on Pioneer!). The pairing with my Galaxy S3 is somewhat cluttered and clumsy. I needed 3 cables. An hdmi cable plus a pioneer cable (that looks just like a usb cable) and a Samsung MHL adapter to get full mirroring. There are bugs that need to be worked out. If you don't root your phone and get will only get a select few apps to work...I understand that liability is an issue here but this unit feels like a big tease and becomes frustrating with all the hoop-jumping that is required to get full mirroring. And even when you do get full mirroring...there will be bugs and kinks that need to be dealt with. Hopefully in the years to come they will have a true full-mirroring device with no limits and no glitches...

    Pros: Inexpensive (compared to other units), sounds great, and looks great.

    Cons: Limited to Apps that Pioneer has selected (unless you root your phone) and hardware required (at least for my Galaxy S3) can make hooking up somewhat cluttered.

    App Radio

    Dean from Piqua, OH on 4/4/2014

    1998 Ford Ranger
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    Easy install and set up. Improved sound cosiderably with stock speakers.



    Nice radio for a nice price

    Kevin from Philadelphia PA on 4/4/2014

    2000 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered this head unit for my 2000 Ford F350. I wanted something to bring the truck into this decade. After a lot of searching I came across the Appradio 3. I chose to purchase the DA-110 because I thought the DVR and CD feature was useless and the thought of a motorized screen seemed like a potential future failure point. Realistically with the iphone connected I could play netflix or any other video on my phone so DVR was a waste and CD's are almost extinct at this point. The price from Crutchfield was very fair especially when you consider that they included the the tool to remove the old radio, the wiring harness adapter and the trim kit. Also their support was top notch. When I called (many times) with installation questions they knew who I was, what radio I bought and what vehicle it was being installed into as soon as they answered the phone. I did end up ordering the extra wires I needed to link this head unit to my iphone 5. It was a little bit of a pain but I understand that its not really practical to include all the various wires that would be needed to connect the various phones to this head unit. At the end of the day the cost would just be passed a long to the consumer and you would end up with a bunch of wires that you didn't need. The installation went smooth and I added a license plate backup camera to link with the head unit. It took a few days to learn the different features of the appradio but all in all I like it and I am happy with it

    Pros: Large screen, easy bluetooth link with phone, good sound, good price

    Cons: HDMI and lightning wire to the adapter that plugs into phone to link it to appradio is pretty bulky and not very flexible. Would be nice to see more apps available and more online news as to what is in the works for new apps. Less warning screens when lauching into the apps section everytime.


    Crutchfield customer from Grand Prairie , TX on 4/4/2014

    2011 Nissan Altima
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    Everyone at the place I got it installed kept telling me that I'm not gonna like it and they can get me better for the same price. everything they showed me was like $200-$300 more. I got it installed and I love it! it looks nice in my car. the screen doesn't lag . its good product .



    Pioneer App Radio

    Wes from Marysville, Ca on 4/2/2014

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    The Pioneer App Radio 3 is a great unit for someone who wants to experience all the bella and whistles of a expensive factory unit. The upside being adaptable and user friendly. I must say Crutchfield definetly has their knowledge of products and installation down to a science. It only took myself and a friend an hour to install the complete system including a backup camera. I definetly recommend buying from crutchfield if you want proffesional results, because everything you will need is provided.

    Pros: Perfect install did not have to change or alter anything on my vehicle.

    Cons: The App Radio's settings dont have a lot of options in them. Example. Dimmer, clock adjustment etc. it is very app dependent from your phone and doesnt store them on the radio.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Mike s from Staten island ny on 4/1/2014

    2009 Nissan Versa
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    Too much adapters and cables to mirror my phone to the device and still not working properly. PIONEER should supply the adapters and cables or suggest the proper accessories.

    Pros: Not there yet

    Cons: A lot of cables and adapters to work properly

    Awesome product

    DustinE from Abilene TX on 3/30/2014

    2013 Honda Ridgeline
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    Installed in a 2014 Honda Ridgeline and it works great. Hooked it up with my Sprint HTC One M7 and a generic MHL cable and no issues and no snow. Rooted my phone and installed AR Unchained and now I can control my phone through the head unit no problems.



    Pioneer SPH-DA110

    Mike from Sterling ,Va on 3/30/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The head unit is cutting edge, easy to install and operate. Works great with the iphone 5 with the latest firmware loaded.

    Pros: It is touch screen and has great video quality.

    Cons: Had to load the latest firmware from pioneer, no CD player, no video out.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Crutchfield customer from Conroe, TX on 3/28/2014

    2006 GMC Sierra 1500
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    Pioneer App Radio has really stepped their Radios with this one.

    Pros: Many different applications. So you not lock into just what the radio comes with

    Cons: The cable connection is a pain. It would be great if it all was Bluetooth!

    Turtle and the hare

    JerryP from Bayboro,NC on 3/26/2014

    2003 Cadillac Escalade
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    I have found I have purchased a product that I cannot utilize.Android is changing so fast,and app radio is unable to keep up with the changes.My radio will not work with my HTC One,which I bought specificaly for this radio.I am thinking my Droid M would have worked just fine,however, Pioneer website did not list the phone as being compatible.So for now I am stuck with a really nice looking unit,that I cannot fully utlize.



    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3 Reviews

    bruce from atlanta on 3/23/2014

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I think the AppRadio is a great step forward. Still needs some tweaks worked out. It can just be a bit slow to launch the apps when starting the car. Installed in an 11 wrangler, quite a bit cheaper than the factor nag and looked good in the dash. Overall does what it says. Some functions could be a bit faster.

    Pros: iPhone screen in the car, I can see WAZE and other applications better than before. Nice multitouch screen, if you can run an iPhone this works the same way. Also good for the passenger, not a big learning curve for them either.

    Cons: App takes a bit to start up. The radio mix function does not remember the last setup. if you use any of the function s on the iPhone the app radio needs to basically start again when you stop using the functions. No subwoofer output, not a big deal in my noisy wrangler, but could be a concern for some people.


    Nuel from Fort Worth, TX on 3/21/2014

    2011 Dodge Challenger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    worst radio ever



    Some obvious I improvements needed

    Dave G from Michigan on 3/5/2014

    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Generally this thing is pretty cool. its a bit ridiculous that something called "app radio" work work out of the box with iphone5 with out spending another $100. More control over the iphone would be nice ( maybe some SMS function/siri/etc) the single thing that upset me to no end is the " BSM " button that lives under the 6th FM preset. Who uses this button more then a rare occasion ? Its intended use is to automatically find local stations and set the presets. Ive owned this radio for a few weeks and have accidentally hit this button no less then 5 times. This results in you loosing all your presets. I see no reason this function cant be moved someplace else or at least add a confirmation screen after you hit it. Speaking of confirmations. Do i really need to "ok" the legal junk EVERY single time i turn my car on ? AND ! every single time i connect my Iphone ?? And lastly.. the FM presets scroll whats playing across there respective buttons, a nice feature other then they only update when you are on the actual channel. If they updated in real time showing you whats on each station without you needing to tune to it. A trim ring would be nice too !

    Pros: Decent gadget for a pretty good price

    Cons: Read above!

    Nice Head Unit With Room For Improvement

    DanielR from Queens, NA on 3/4/2014

    2005 Ford Five Hundred
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Buying everything from Crutchfield made the install on my Ford easy. I wired everything in my dining room and connected the Ford connector to the provided connector from Crutchfield, hooked up the antenna, GPS and mic and was all set to bolt back into car within the hour. It looks nice in my dash and the buttons on screen are the right size for me. There are a few things that Pioneer could do to make it a better unit. One is to make one cable that goes from the head unit to the iPhone 5. Currently, you have to use a HDMI and data cable . Also, allow iPhone 5 users the ability to use the built-in music app to play music off of the iPod. Currently that app is only for 30-pin iPhones. Another issue is that there needs to be more integration between the device and the head unit. Most of the apps still require you to operate the phone as well as the app on the head unit. Another big on is, with most of the apps you CANNOT turn off your screen. It will close down the app on the head unit. These can all be easily be fixed and I hope they are working on it. One last thing is the parking break issue. I know you should not watch videos in the car while driving (and I did not buy this for that) I mainly wanted it for GPS and music. You need to use your parking break to turn off the safety feature that disables the screen. I could not find my parking brake cable; so I had to YouTube how to bypass that. (that's all I'm going to say about that) :-)

    Pros: With Crutchfield's help, I was able to hook this thing up with no problem (with the exception of the parking brake cable location. It sounded great with my stock speakers (but I upgraded those as well and it sounds even better) Like using a GPS from my phone on the big screen Like having my iTunes library at the ready (with the use of a

    Cons: Lost the feature that muted the audio when my stock parking sensors goes off Need one direct cable from head unit to lighting iOS devices Still need to use phone in order to use some features Sunlight washes out the display at times Needs more apps The parking brake should not have to be used to use the GPS or music Trying to find your parking brake cable might be a pain (if you can even find it at all)

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    DB from Atlanta, Georgia on 3/2/2014

    2005 Toyota Tacoma
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    Very pleased with the radio and the service from Crutchfield!

    Pros: Easy install and customer service.

    Cons: None

    Good not great

    jon from florida on 2/25/2014

    2010 Ford F-150 XLT
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    I was told that my note 3 was compatible and it isn't so this is very disappointing ! But the unit itself is very nice

    Pros: great looking and Blue tooth feature

    Cons: Doesn't work with my phone and its very frustrating to not be able to use the entire radio functions

    Crutchfield response on 3/11/2014 The AppRadio is compatible with the Galaxy Note, but it requires the Pioneer CD-AH200 connectivity kit. If the customer has the Galaxy Note II, then he also needs a 5-pin to 11-pin MHL adapter (not available from Crutchfield). a href="http://">The kit.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Mike from Herndon, VA on 2/24/2014

    2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
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    Overall, I really like this unit. Out of the box, the mobile phone mirroring is somewhat lacking. It required a massive amount of research to determine how to mirror and charge my Galaxy S3 with this head unit. It also required a fair amount of research to determine what harness and steering wheel control module was needed in my '08+ Subaru. After rooting my phone and installing AppRadio Unchained, I have FULL mirroring. I can play music while using Google Maps and running Torque, which is quite impressive. The hands free calling works very nicely. The included microphone and GPS antenna work well.

    Pros: Once you figure out what you need to achieve full phone mirroring, it's quite an impressive head unit.

    Cons: There is a lot of convicting information on the internet. I ended up ordering my adapters and cabling correctly the first time, but it took days of research. A special 2008+ Subaru radio harness is needed as the Metra version doesn't include the 3 wires needed for steering wheel controls.

    AppRadio 3 is tops!

    RickT from Fredericksburg, VA on 2/10/2014

    First most negative reviews are from people who don't know what they are doing. I have an iPhone 5S and this thing works GREAT! I didn't give top marks because yes there are some minor bugs, such as allowing apps, however, it's not as often as people elude to. Also regarding the issue of not being able to listen to the radio while in apps and switching between, well they haven't perfected the double click home button (on the radio not phone) it works just like on the phone and it works just fine. Yes sometimes there are some hiccups but not as much as some would lead you to believe. I installed this into my 2009 Corolla by myself and it was VERY easy. Best advice is PLAN YOUR INSTALL. If you have iPhone 5 with lighting cable I would get all the suggested DVI and HDMI cables it makes a major difference. Also there is a USB pigtail for Androids on the top right rear, I cut a small hole in my glovebox and I have access there. I then ran the primary cables for the iPhone 5 to my center console and cut hole in bottom.

    Pros: Easy Install, looks great, nice sound upgrade for factory system. Voice command works great for iPhone can't comment on Android.

    Cons: Considering other radio options and capabilities, I don't see anything on the market that compares. Minor bugs at times, but isn't that true of all technology, even the phones we use.

    App Radio 3 Rocks

    Ron from Madison, IN on 1/31/2014

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    I love the look and all the possibilities It sounds great it will take a while to get used to

    Pros: It looks great i love streaming Netflix

    Cons: I hate all the messages asking to allow

    Cool Idea Poor execution

    Andrewwe from Fountain Hills, AZ on 1/26/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really wanted to like this radio. However, I soon found that there are may flaws and quite simply this radio is not ready for primetime. First, Crutchfield did tell me that not all Android phones would work with the radio, so we research it and found that my HTC One S was an approved device. However, only after I couldn't get Voice dialing to work did I discover that NO Adroid device support Voice Dialing (only Iphones work). Then I became annoyed with the BSM button. It's located right under the bottom preset button so it's easy to hit it by mistake which retunes all the stations to the strongest in the area. Then I found that Bluetooth wouldn't connect about 60% of the time, then I found my finger prints smudged the screen so bad that I couldn't see the screen when sunlight hit it just wrong... I live in AZ so that's always. Then I found that phone wouldn't charge when connected to the radio so I had to uninstall and reinstall. Then I used WAZE the nav app. WOW that's the worst Nav app ever created. It couldn't navigate anyone you out of a paper bag.

    Pros: Cool Idea, maybe the execution is better on the Iphone. How Pandora works on the radio interface.

    Cons: The app that installs on the Android Phone, the apps that interface between the radio and the phone. Managing phone contacts on the radio is cludgy. The screen can't be seen in the sunlight. The BSM button location. No Voice dialing on Android. Generally not ready for primetime.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Chris Clayton from St. Pete Florida on 1/23/2014

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is just as described. It is basically an extension of your smart phone. Why have a CD player, DVD player, navigation, when all your music and maps are in your phone. Bluetooth work well. Automatically syncs when you enter the vehicle. All around I'm very pleased with this unit. Looks, style, sound are all great.

    Pros: Bluetooth, apps, clock and display.

    Cons: None

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Travis D from Westhampton, MA 01027 on 1/16/2014

    2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS
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    Great addition to my 04 impreza. Love the sound, such a sound upgrade from my regular pioneer stereo. Display look great and it's so easy to use. Installation is super simple, save your self $$$ and install it your self. Great product and Crutchfield's support team is great! (iPhone 5)

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Having to buy the apple converter for hdmi cord and charging cord separately

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    AtoB from Boston on 1/9/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great radio... now it just needs more custom apps created for it



    Frustrated to the point of replacing it

    DuaneH from NoVA on 1/1/2014

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The AppRadio is definitely cool-looking, but that's where the fun stops. The software running it has some quirks and some outright bugs that have been driving me batty. Things like having to re-authorize the app to run on my phone after a phone call or changing sources to a non-App source - like FM radio. Quirks like not being able to listen to FM radio while running a navigation app. bugs like the screen blacking out and songs quitting, forcing me to pay attention to what's going on with the head unit whilst I am supposed to be doing something else - like DRIVING! Im at the point where I want to rip it out of the dash, take it out to a field, and shoot it to put me out of its misery. P.S. - I can say it is built quite sturdily - I broke the dash mounting kit when I punched the screen, but the AppRadio itself appears no worse for the wear.

    Pros: KewlFaktor

    Cons: Quirky, buggy, and requiring constant care and feeding.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Crutchfield customer from port jervis, ny on 12/31/2013

    2005 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Worth every penny



    Please make it work!

    BillP from The Plains, VA on 12/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Can't rate it fairly, as it does not work properly. No steering wheel controls, but thought we bought them, no way to plug iPhone into the USB, APPS work not at all over Bluetooth. We'll be contacting tech support on Monday.



    Crutchfield response on 1/1/2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    App radio 3

    Colt from ;5503 on 12/3/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I found the app radio very annoying to use it took my eyes off the road a lot more because of adjusting the radio

    Pros: Nice display, sound quality very good

    Cons: Apps need work , Bluetooth didn't always connect

    awesome radio

    Crutchfield customer from Santa Fe Springs, CA on 11/25/2013

    2003 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Let me start by saying this was the first time I ever installed a radio into my car. Crutchfield did a great job with sending an instruction manual that was easy to follow. They also sent all the parts needed for the installation, so that was very convenient. As for the radio itself, it is simply AWESOME. Instantly, my sound quality improves 100 folds. the menus are very easy to navigate through. The toughest part was getting the mirror link to work. But after purchasing the hand brake override and connecting that to the radio, the mirror linking worked perfectly. The system also comes with a hands free mic for your bluetooth phone calls, which I use daily. Overall, the system works well. Sound quality, picture quality, easy installation with easy menu navigation, and lots of extras, all rounds out to produce a great radio experience. Well done pioneer and clutchfied for carrying such a magnificent radio!

    Pros: easy installation sound quality touch screen mirror link

    Cons: having to purchase the handbrake override for a not so cheap price a little lag from touch scrolling a lil pricey screen gets a lil smudgy (but that's common with all touch screens)

    Great product for a good price

    Justin Murphy from Pequannock, New Jersey on 11/3/2013

    2001 Volkswagen Passat
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    The display is amazing and looks great

    Pros: Big touch screen and hi-definition

    Cons: A little expense but you get a good product

    Great System...Sound is Amazing

    rk1579 from Noblesville, IN on 10/14/2013

    2007 Hyundai Azera
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    I purchased this system within the last 30 days and I am happy with my decision. I have a 2007 Hyundai Azera and I was looking for something that was modern but not gimmicky looking to put in my car. The installation took longer than expected which was mostly my fault for over thinking the process. Once the installation was completed; I was thrilled with the system responsiveness. I have told everyone that will listen about my SPH-DA110. I love it!! I do wish that a firmware update would be released to allow for a passenger to make use of the GPS functions if needed. It seems impractical to have to pull over on a highway in an area that you are unfamiliar with in order to access your GPS apps. It would also be nice to beable to update the background selections via bluetooth sharing. I would also like the funtions of changing the brightness. Great sound quality. I'm still learning all the functions but I am very happy so far.

    Pros: Great Sound; off the scale "cool factor" ease of use! Creates endless options for music listening!!

    Cons: Needs brightness control function. wishlist for changing backgrounds using photos from smartphone or web. Need GPS changes to be allowed without have o pull over and apply parking brake.

    Nice is very good app radio in amazon

    Mauricio C from New York on 10/8/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like is one app radio very good I recommend to everybody is esay to use to play is work to all app for u iphone 5 and 5s 5c everything you want ist perfect.




    I Be Jammin from Rogers, Ar on 10/3/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I up graded to the DVD unit, and love it!

    Pros: Sweet Look, and very cool

    Cons: Hard for the basic jammer

    Don't waste your money

    Hartley from Hermosa Beach on 10/1/2013

    2008 Toyota Prius
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    The idea behind this receiver is great...if it worked easily and intuitively. 1.)You constantly have to hit buttons on the iphone and the receiver to get apps to work. It is far from "plug and play". 2.)if you're used to high quality touchscreens on your phone, you will be disappointed with the quality of this one. The screen on my 2008 Prius from the factory is more responsive. 3.) Switching between apps (music to navigation for example) is slow and distracting while driving. 4.) the cable requires a heavy HDMI cable and the iphone charger sort of bundled together, which is pain and doesn't move around easily. 5.) Rdio doesn't work if you have updated the app recently at all 6.)iOs 7 caused problems. Bottom line. If you like your music apps on your phone, buy a receiver that simply connects to the device and control the music from the phone. It will be faster to get music playing, less distracting, and you're not held hostage if Pioneer isn't compatible with future updates. Spend the saved money on a clean install that puts the cables where you want them.

    Pros: Bluetooth phone connection

    Cons: Interface issues prevent enjoyment of any other features.


    Crutchfield customer from Wyoming on 10/1/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty disappointed with this unit. The hands free function is not useful and is very difficult, if not impossible, to use. There are only two sets of RCAs which make it difficult to run a five channel amp. Bummer. I will be sending this back to crutchfield and switching it out with the AVH-X2500BT. Crutchfield was incredibly helpful and made the return simple.




    dm4x4 from DE/PA on 9/25/2013

    2005 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very cool product. Was a little difficult to figure out how each component worked, but in time it is all good. I ditched Sirius because it frankly costs too much. Now I get my entire music collection at my fingers as well as Pandora !!

    Pros: Love the features and capabilities. Not more CDs to swap and Pandora !!

    Cons: Would like to see more apps supported via the main panel icons versus connected via the AppRadio App. Also there should be a better way to connect the phone. Having the CD-AH200C and then adding the Samsung EPL-FU10BEBSTD for Galaxy S4 is crazy.

    Nice way to add a lot of features to an older car for a little money

    Brian H from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 9/16/2013

    2003 GMC Envoy
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    I bought this unit to add a lot of the new car features to my 2003 GMC Envoy. With this receiver I was able to add Bluetooth calling, IPOD connection and when connected to your cell phone free navigation. I also added a back up camera. I love it so far.

    Pros: Lot of features

    Cons: Connection between the iPhone and addpradio is not as easy as it should be. I have to relaunch the app radio program on the iphone often. To many warning buttons to push to get things going.

    Pioneer App 3 System

    Robert S. from Cool Ridge, WV on 9/13/2013

    2002 Jaguar X-Type
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had the unit installed and it was all down hill after. First it did not fit my car as Crutchfield promised. Next the unit would not work properly. After that I find out my phone isn't compatible as Crutchfield promised. I draw the line on my tenth phone call when calling customer service. I had 10 with Pioneer, another 10 with Samsung, and 5 with Crutchfield. Each put the blame on the other. The instructions were incomplete also. Just a bad experience. On the up side Crutchfield did not hesitate to take it back including the wiring and face plate . Many thanks to Crutchfield, the only one willing to right a wrong. Thanks Again

    Pros: The unit had unbelievable, crisp sound (even with factory speakers). Really had a nice screen look to it.

    Cons: Extremely hard to use. Had to hit at least 6 or 7 buttons just to get music.

    Still The Best Radio Yet

    gwhite from Manvel, Texas on 9/10/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had this radio about four months now. It's still the best radio I've ever owned. Love the maps and other apps. Since I purchased the radio, a couple more apps became available. I change out my horrible Toyota Tundra speakers and install Infinity Reference series speakers. The music is supper clear with deep base from my 10" sub-woofer and amp. I don't want to write a lot, but get this radio. The apps are your friend and you will love this radio.

    Pros: iphon-5, Apps, operations, great camera, best sound every.

    Cons: Have to click OK each time the phone is disconnected and reconnected. No problem if you are using Bluetooth.

    Nice unit, missing some features.

    Ken from Lawenceville, GA on 9/5/2013

    2011 Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice unit, pain to install because of the Dodge RAm 1500 radio mount. It needed some 'tweaking" with a pair of ViceGrips (The truck not the radio) The bad is the USB port is not usable to play MP3's from ! I had to rig a parking brake bypass so that Motion X GPS etc would work.. All in all a nice head unit

    Pros: Works nice with my RearView Safety camera system The Ram 1500 it is installed in is a my tow vehicle for a Travel Trailer. Audio is clean and powerful enough for my use. It is very cool.. and there are some hackers working on iOS extensions to make it mirror the phone screen. ! It needs more compatible apps !

    Cons: No USB memory playback. Pioneer should add this.. This is a glaring mistake. All th eUSB connection is usable for is FW far. The stupid governement interlock keeps GPS apps from working till you bypass it or pull over and do teh parking brake dance.. really stupid rfegulations

    AppRadio 3

    Allen from Atlanta, GA on 9/5/2013

    2001 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This AppRadio 3 works easily with the iPhone 5 as well as the iPod 4rth Generation using the Bluetooth feature. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a Apple device and is also serious about quality sound in their vehicle.

    Pros: Easy use with Bluetooth

    Cons: There are still too many messages when starting the vehicle. However, this will most likely be addressed with a future update. Updating the firmware is not clearly mentioned in the instruction book. The firmware updates are essential to improvements in using the apps.

    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Crutchfield customer from Ohio on 9/1/2013

    2010 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit



    Pioneer SPH-DA110 AppRadio 3

    Mike from East Hampton,NY on 8/31/2013

    2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I give this all 5 stars. Its an amazing product by Pioneer and so worth the price



    Awesome Radio

    Chris from Dayton, Ohio on 8/31/2013

    2008 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The crutchfield website says that this radio will not fit a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 but it fits in mine. The fit is extremely tight on depth and I don't believe there is any extra room. I had to make sure that the wires were pulled down and didn't interfere with the back of the dash. Other than that, the radio fit well and the quality of the radio is second to none. One thing that is not mentioned anywhere and I had to call tech support in was how to switch the head unit over to be compatible with the iPhone 4. You must follow the directions on the screen and then apply the parking brake for 2 seconds, release for 2 seconds and then you can change the option from iPhone AV to "Other".

    Pros: Everything, I love this radio. It sounds great and is fairly intuitive with the controls and settings.

    Cons: No instructions for how to set the radio up for the iPhone 4S and the sound quality is better when streaming music via Bluetooth than when using the iPhone cable and listening to music through the iPod function on the radio.

    App Radio 3

    Ray43 from NYC on 8/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the looks but was a little disappointed by it's UI. For starters, it froze on me a few times, had to turn off my car then restart. The setup can be confusing especially when it comes to configuring the speaker output on the unit. Hate that you can't do certain functions without applying parking brake. Even to adjust brightness you have to apply brakes to make that change. One aggravating thing is the GPS, so far can't use Nav w/o applying brake, what's the sense of that if I need to make changes to my destination. Plus, the maps looks horrible on the app radio, better off to use your phone for nav. Oh, almost forgot, the free install kit that crutchfield provides, didn't exactly fit perfect, had to install double sided tape to keep it from rattling. On a good note, had some issues with the install and the guys at crutchfield were aces. The only reason I didn't return the unit was because it has a large display for the clock and with my eyes not getting any younger, makes it easy for me to read the time.

    Pros: big clock display

    Cons: not very user friendly, too many restrictions to make simple changes in settings by forcing you to stop, apply parking brake.

    Not sure if this was an upgrade

    Eddie from San Diego, Ca on 8/21/2013

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Okay first off this was a good attempt at smart phone/ radio integration. This has a long way to go still. My review is for it's use with the iPhone 5. I hope you Android guys got the better of the deal? You can only use the apps allowed by APPRADIO, which aren't many. I would say a couple of them are useful. To use the iPhone 5 you need their special cables, I do mean cables. The kit is another $$. If you also have an ipod but it has the 32 pin connector, forget about it. One or the other. I tried splitting the usb but that didn't work either. The music app sometimes reads my music and sometimes it doesn't when sync through iTunes. I gave this a two star because of how it frustrates me sometimes.

    Pros: 1. Looks nice 2. sounds great 3. iphone 5 compatible 4. Dash Commander app ( but it has cons too) really good data once it's set up. 5. charges your phone. 6. hands free 7. you can surf the web and check e-mail. j/k but really you can. 8. backup camera option. 9. Navigation app ( wished Google map worked though) 10. good price 11. Siri works

    Cons: 1. Glare 2. hard to navigate through menu while driving 3. Volume buttons are tiny. 4. Only a couple of apps available. they only work through appradio 5. Not all songs on iphone are read. 6. dash Commander ( buy the wifi interface the bluetooth one doesn't work) Also you are using your wifi for this while it's hooked up. And it's $$, the free one is not compatible with iTunes/Appradio. 7. to view video yo have to set the e-brake twice. i have the floor e-brake so it looks dumb.

    Pioneer Apps Radio 3

    Johnnie from Centralia, IL on 8/16/2013

    2001 Lincoln LS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I enjoy the app radio. I expected the touch screen to be better and I wish there was more options. Overall it is a good product and well designed.

    Pros: It looks beautiful in my car.

    Cons: It does not have the best touch screen.


    SLAW from Chicago on 8/13/2013

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm not quite sure how this unit received such a high rating on this site. I want to startt by saying im an electronics engineer for those who may think i just dont understand technology. The execution pertaining to the main reasons for buying this head unit has a lot to be desired. There are way to many steps to get where you need to go. Maneuvering through the screens is also very clunky. The reaction times are also very frustrating. You have physical buttons that are not intuitive and that cannot be reprogrammed. Perhaps a few updates would smooth out the clunkiness but I would wait to find out. I would return it but I soldered the connections and don't want to mess with it. The apps are not very good either. I also found myself taking my eyes off the road a lot more with this unit as its sometimes hard to fin the right buttons or if you have to press the same button multiple times to get it to respond. My girlfriend hates this radio as she even has a hard time getting the stations to change when she is a passenger.

    Pros: Good idea

    Cons: Poor execution

    Nice product, but pioneer needs to address a few issues

    05LSV8 from MN on 8/11/2013

    2005 Lincoln LS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice Receiver, But in my install i found a few issues. First off if you own a 4 dr sedan like my Lincoln LS, dont expect to install the GPS Antenna, hidden under the package tray like i did, pioneer should have added about 6'-10' of length to the antenna. The Mic has about 10' to much wire and needs to be wound up behind the dash. ( they must have swapped lengths with the Mic and antenna lol) I am sure this is installer failure, but i couldnt get my steering wheel controls to work using a Metra ASWC. Receiver seems clunky and slow at times, and i have an issue listening to the radio and trying to use the appradio for Nav, you switch to app mode and it shuts down the radio. I also had Zero luck with the siri eyes free it would pull up the app but then did nothing ("Siri, Play, Beastie Boys) I found the tuning arrows for tuning stations, very precise /w a small touch area. If your not on 6.1.3 with your 4s or i5, get arliberator and enjoy the radio it should be, i cant wait for a 6.1.3 Jailbreak to come,since i Naively updated my phone before i got the radio (SAVE YOUR SHSH BLOBS!)

    Pros: Huge Screen, Great Value, sleek look installed in the dash. I Love It! You can ARLiberate your Iphone to find out what the stereo can really do.

    Cons: See review, too many to relist.

    appradio 3

    Drew S from Millsboro, DE on 8/10/2013

    2009 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Quality built head unit takes some time to figure it all out but works pretty good once all set-up.

    Pros: easy to install. looks good. Sounds good.

    Cons: takes some time to get certain phones connected.

    Works with Android

    Greg from NC on 8/8/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I use this with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 bought the Pioneer USB with the radio and it works great. I hooked a HDMI cable and a MHL adapter that works as well, for display only (I believe). With the micro usb connection, it charges your phone and allows the mirrorlink app to work. If you Google cracked DriveLink app, this is a full mirroring Drive Link app that will allow you to mirror and control pretty much any app on your phone that works in landscape mode. That is great. The addition of Bluetooth streaming is a great upgrade from the AR2. I am not sure which GPS (the radio or my phones) Google maps and Waze is using, but as long as my phone will charge, I am not to concerned.

    Pros: Bluetooth streaming for shorter trips, Cracked apps to allow fully functional mirroring while keeping the stock interface.

    Cons: Safety pop up screen with power up.

    Awesome Performance

    Bernie S from Port Charlotte, FL on 8/2/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this in a 2005 Silverado 2500HD. Installation was easy, just followed the directions on the Master Sheet. Sounds awesome in the truck! Apps work just like the IPhone 5. Very intuitive, easy to learn to use. Huge improvement in looks and sound over stock radioI couldn't be happier.

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to use, great sound, Bluetooth connectivity to iPhone, great Sound, easy setup

    Cons: Have to keep "allowing" access on Phone

    I love it!

    Steven from Elmer, NJ on 8/1/2013

    2001 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Once I figured everything out, I loved it. It does exactly what it is advertised to do, and it does it well, and it looks great - almost like a factory install, in my 2001 Honda Civic. Some tips: 1) You'll have to connect this to your parking break, which will disable video if the parking break is not on. At first, this will make it seem as if you can't use GPS, but this is a setting within the app you need to change (to allow car control). Once you change the app setting (motion X charges $24.99 for the luxury), then the GPS will work without the brake on. 2) You can play radio while using GPS or an app by double tapping home button and selecting "mix" option for audio source. Once I figured those two things out, I found myself a very happy customer... just wish these were more obvious to avoid frustration. 3) Make sure you order the correct wires for your device with the radio - the iphone 5 wire is NOT the same as the iphone 4, which is categorized as "other" in the appradio settings, not as iphone. I would also note that Crutchfield technical support were very helpful, very knowledgeable, and always available with minimal to no hold time. I do recommend this product, and I recommend Crutchfield for their extremely fast shipping, and their high quality tech support.

    Pros: Quality, appearance, performance, great tech support from Crutchfield, and extremely fast shipping from Crutchfield.

    Cons: Some features (like GPS while car is in motion) work, but require app setting updates that aren't obvious to a novice, such as myself. Maybe a bit more ergonomic instructions on using the unit for someone with little experience would be nice.

    app radio 3

    Jerry from Kailua Kona Hawaii on 7/27/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I used tech to install ,they helped a lot DJ was his name I was on phone with him for 45 minutes ,he did great job I still have several things to work out I will call back or take to stereo shop and have them fix Thxs Jerry

    Pros: cool radio

    Cons: hard to work and install

    Lots of room for improvement

    RichardP from Portland, OR on 7/24/2013

    2003 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I upgraded from an AppRadio 1 to this one and therefore was an obvious improvement, mainly in the speed of the device, boot time, switching to backup camera and UI in general. I think most of the annoyances if not all, are software related. For instance, sometimes instead of seeing the AppRadio compatible app on the screen, I see a mirror of my iPhone's screen, to fix it I have to disconnect the iPhone and reconnect it. Also, most of the time the AppRadio doesn't connect with my iPhone via bluetooth, it connects only if I physically connect the iphone to the AppRadio defeating the purpose of bluetooth. Another annoyance is the fact that siri eyes free doesn't work very good for some reason. An last but not least, the old AppRadio came with a settings option to set up your steering wheel remote buttons, Pioneer decided to remove that feature from this version of the AppRadio. I still can't figure out how to customize those buttons.

    Pros: Good looking, fast UI, great sound quality, iPhone 5 compatible.

    Cons: No steering wheel remote buttons customization, several software issues, you must purchase extra cables and connectors in order to connect your smartphone.

    Perfect for the all un one person.

    Jewel from Sweetwater,Tn on 7/21/2013

    2006 Chrysler 300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is ideal for the person that always has their own music they like to listen to or pandora lovers,and of course itunes since i have owned a smartphone ive always keep tons of music and videos on.So have this is basically the same as the people who choose to install the ipad mini in their car basically.It takes a little bit of time to learn the system between the bluetooth and mirrorlink,but once you do its a blast to have.

    Pros: good sound quality!!! Pioneer always does well! awesome display!!! Price friendly for what you get!!!

    Cons: Would recommend professional install if use of steering wheel controls and factory amp will be used!!!

    APPRADIO is the future. VERY NICE.

    BiggyB from Honolulu, HI on 7/18/2013

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

    Very nice head unit, works very nicely with iphone 4S. Very nice sound and drives my sub well too. Pandora interface is great. As mentioned before, I wish there were more apps and that you didn't have to press "allow" on the iphone when starting up. Hopefully Pioneer will improve these aspects, but otherwise this is fantastic value for the money. Crutchfield, as always, made this install easy with ALL the things I needed, except the proper RCA subwoofer cables. This install was easy and the APPradio works very nicely.

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use touchscreen operation, very good for phone usage, pandora, and Apps that are compatable. Appradio makes life easy and is thoughtfully designed, even has a software controlled high pass filter to block bass from the speakers if you have a subwoofer.

    Cons: Need more apps! Shame that Apple maps only works as viewing, but the navigation apps that are compatable work nicely.

    Exactly What I Wanted!

    SkullV from Chicago, IL on 7/14/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product for making the most of the tech you already own. Not glitchy at all, very fast, and pretty good sound quality for $400! The only people who complain about the App Radio products are the people who really wanted something else but purchased this because they thought they were getting a good deal. The App Radio product is basically a shell that uses your smart phone to make use of it. If you want an all in one solution that allows you to use the Appradio apps look to one of the Flagship Pioneer units with App Mode.

    Pros: Does everything it is supposed to do extremely well!

    Cons: If your smart phone is laggy or in poor condition the radio won't perform well either. It's performance, speed, and usefulness is entirely dependent on the "health" of your handheld device.


    Redrock07 from MN on 7/8/2013

    2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted to spend a few days with the unit before submitting a review. I was skeptical based on reviews of the appradio 2, I install the AR 3 replacing a Piece of Junk Kenwood DDX 719. Now some had said the appradio has a learning curve, I found it to be completely intuitive and easy to use; everything works as stated by Pioneer, in fact everything works which I was surprised since others state otherwise. Install was straight forward and mounts very flush, in fact looks better than the Kenwood I removed. GPS works great with the IPhone hooked up, complete control of IGO app from the HU. Didn't care for Apple's GPS app built into the OS. I'd definitely recommend this unit. I'll follow up to this review with any new findings.

    Pros: Beautiful design easy to use Price is reasonable works as advertised Fast and responsive

    Cons: Many cords to buy, however Crutchfield take the pain out buy bundling everything you need in one purchase.

    appradio 3

    Crutchfield customer from alamo, texaa on 7/8/2013

    2011 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great product. I love everything about it.. it looks clean and works like a beauty!! The display never lags at all! Highly recommend it!!



    Best yet.

    GlenW from Houston Texas on 7/6/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This by far Pioneer's best radio. I swapped out an AVH-4400BT, and it like going for FM to HD. I connected a 10" subwoofer to round out the sound, and it's unbelievable. Deep rich and powerful bass. Great image on rear camera too. My biggest regret in not purchasing the one with DVD, although I never used my old one. It's nice to demo DVD to Friends.

    Pros: Looks good. Sounds Great. Easy to install Crutchfield kits. Enhances Pandora like never before. Apps works well and easy to use.

    Cons: Except for Bluetooth, have to click OK each time you start the engine. No problem for me. Need more apps like Sirius and Spotify., They sound great too.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    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/5C5/4S/4
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    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
    Screen Size 7
    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
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback ---

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    Smartphone Integration
    AppRadio Apps
    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPod A/V 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) and does not offer a disc player or changer controls.

    Made for iPhone: The AppRadio 3 offers support for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 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 4/4S. The following HDMI connectivity kit (700PIOIPH5, sold separately) is required for connection of your iPhone 5/5C/5S; you iPhone device 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 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

    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 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

    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 (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. Once downloaded, individual apps are grouped into three categories (Music, Location, Phone) for easy access.
    • Sony Xxperia 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 v.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
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    4/air 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    • 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.

    Touchscreen Display

    7" Capacitive Touchscreen Display: The front of the unit features a clean & simple aesthetic look with only five physical buttons (Home, Volume up/down, Menu, Back) combined with a high-resolution WVGA (800 x 480) 7" 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.

    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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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    24 questions already asked

    Yup [ KEVIN  Jun 30, 2014 ]
    Yes, as long as you have data and connection to cell towers. I've played live streams of events while driving and they dropped out at the known dead spots along the road but came back as I kept driving. Good luck, Ron [ Ron  Jun 29, 2014 ]
    I never try podcast. [ SALOMON  Jun 28, 2014 ]
    I have not tried podcast but it does play my entire music collection from my iPhone 5 using Bluetooth. [ JEAN CARLO  Jun 28, 2014 ]
    When you choose the model of vehicle you have they should send you the kit you need to install it [ KEVIN  Jun 30, 2014 ]
    When I ordered mine, I ordered all the specific gear I needed for installation through Crutchfield. The radio itself really did not come with much of anything. Also, would really suggest a different headset. The sound is great, but unit turned itself off at random and really does not have the functionality the manufacturer claims. [ MARK  Jun 29, 2014 ]
    When you buy this item, the website will supply the require parts. [ JEAN CARLO  Jun 28, 2014 ]
    Cruthfield is an amazing company that I've been consistently using since '98. They will supply everything you need, wiring harnesses and a new dash kit that will match your factory look (-tools) to hook it up perfectly! They even supply you step by step instructions with photos of your vehicle. Also, if you require further assistance, their tech department is amazing! I hope this helps! [ BRIAN  Jun 28, 2014 ]
    Thank you for your time but I just googled some of the parts for the kit included and it is what I was looking for. Thank you. [ Kelly  Jun 27, 2014 ]
    Waze is downloadable on your smartphone and is compatible with appradio 3 [ JOHN W  Jun 11, 2014 ]
    Waze, works well. [ CHRISTOPHER  Jun 09, 2014 ]
    Car Media Play USA NAV FREE WAZE BEEJ CAR BROWER APP Radio GPS DRIVE IGO N AMERICA NAV The apps will only work with the Pioneer adapter kit that is not included. You also need a Apple audio adapter if you have a I phone. I have also added a rear camera that you can buy from Pioneer also. [ AMY  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    Waze is a native app on this unit. Dont buy this unit unless you have a rooted android phone or a jailbroken iphone otherwise it sucks. [ THOMAS  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    Waze works with the DA-110. You can use Motion-X GPS Drive but does cost .99 cents. [ PALMER  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    Yes waze and navfree are compatible. Ive never tried navfree but waze is awesome [ Nancy  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    Both apps are available to use with this app (in Android) But if you install the kit for Android and the micro bypass and you can use any GPS and see any app on the device. Very good radio and cheap. I think there are no other better stereo for this price. Buy with confidence. [ SAMUEL  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    they supply a list for you, even though it is not on the list it could still work. but if on the list it had been tested and verified. I am using a Motorola Razr Maxx HD. but just received the new kit-Kat update and still works with the stereo.Make sure you get the correct accessory cables for Android. [ CHRISTOPHER  Jun 09, 2014 ]
    Yes it does. That's the phone I used with this headunit. [ Steve  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    yes it does. You need an mhl cable though I believe. [ THOMAS  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    Yes it does. You just need to get the official Samsung mhl adapter. [ ERNESTO  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    Yes it does with the mhl adapter and hdmi cable. [ BRAND NEUE  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    Yes, it will you have to buy the adapter and to make the apps work. [ AMY  May 08, 2014 ]
    if this system did not charge the phone at all, long road trips would get ruined by the phone running out of batteries. this is great news, thanks! [ Jasper  May 08, 2014 ]
    It charges my galaxy s3 but very slowly if that helps any [ KEVIN  May 08, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or 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 if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  May 05, 2014 ]  Staff
    you can do this, however for netflix you will need app radio extension for an iphone, or app radio unchained for android, and it will require root/jailbreak. i did not have a ton of luck getting the iphone extension to work well, so i bought an android phone with a broken screen and it stays in my glovebox and uses my phones hotspot connection for wifi source. also for iphone app radio extensions does not currently work for the latest os on the iphone, i think it only works (for now) with ios 6. [ SHAWN  May 16, 2014 ]
    No. The Netflix app is not compatible with the head unit. Also, you will need the extra cable specific to your phone (applies to all phones) to display video on the head unit. [ JENNY  May 05, 2014 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Unfortunately there's no HD add-on tuner for this receiver. However, the strength of this receiver is its connectivity to smart phones. There are a variety of services on the market that enable a customer to access stations for direct streaming (though this incurs data use and potential fees.) If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  May 05, 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: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  May 01, 2014 ]  Staff
    I have a note 3 will it work with all app fuctions [ ryanherrick  Jul 04, 2014 ]
    I have the radio also. Never have I seen that message. The radio shouldn't give you that message- perhaps the memory on your phone is full. Try to sync your phone to a laptop or other computer and transfer big memory items like photos or videos off your phone. Hope that works. [ TIM  Apr 27, 2014 ]
    Im going to try these. Thank you! [ Christina  Apr 23, 2014 ]
    You have to "forget device" under your phone menu prior to going to the head unit. Once this is done it should allow you to delete it from the radio. Once the old phone is deleted adding the new one is simple. Secondly you can try adding your new phone first and then delete the old phone. Some times Bluetooth devices set a phone as a master/slave so it will not allow you to delete a master if there isn't another device to take its place. I hope this helps!! [ STEVE  Apr 21, 2014 ]
    Have you connected the parking brake to the unit? The option to erase is only enabled when the parking brake is engaged. [ ANGELO  Apr 21, 2014 ]
    Root the phone and delete bloatware. [ Anup  Apr 21, 2014 ]
    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: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Apr 14, 2014 ]  Staff
    It works through Bluetooth mostly. I do not think you will have any problem. But you can call Pioneer, or even Crutchfield [ ANTOINE  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    No [ RUSSELL  Mar 27, 2014 ]
    No, it does not. [ JORDAN  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    No its just a head unit [ TROY A  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    No. The DA 210 does. Regardless of which one you buy, this is a great unit for the price. [ FABRICIO  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    No, for that you would need to buy the SPH-DA210. [ Andrew  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    This one does not have a CD player. They do sell one that does. [ TODD  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    No. The SPH-DA210 has a DVD/CD [ Steve  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    No, for that you'll want the sph-da210. [ CHRIS  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    No, there is no cd player included, however, the next model up does have a dvd\cd player in it. It should run about $100 more than this model. [ Nancy  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    My Note3 works incredibly well with the App Radio 3 using AR Unchained. Amazing. The phone needs to be rooted, and AR Unchained downloaded from XDA Developers (for free). But it is great. Don't upgrade your Note 3 to Kitkat, the AR Unchained hasn't been updated for that yet. Wait until it is before updating the OS from Jelly Bean to Kikat. [ JEFF  Mar 12, 2014 ]
    Siri will work via bluetooth. There is a soft button on the radio head you can use to activate Siri [ WILLIAM J  Feb 26, 2014 ]
    Siri works thru bluetooth as well, not sure which button activates siri, since i dont use siri at all, but overall dont waste your money, on the appradio you will be disappointed with the radio. I know i am. [ Andrew  Feb 25, 2014 ]
    You can be blue toothed for the phone functions and i tunes to work. You will need the cable kit and Iphone adapter to attach to the phone for any apps to work. They dont send the adapter with the cable kit either. Finally got all cables and adapters the apps work great and I even installed a backup camera. [ AMY  Feb 24, 2014 ]
    If I could still return this I would. Its just a bluetooth radio,without the cable. All apps require you to "ok" them on your iPhone every time you open them......not truly hands free......and my apps dont work anymore for whatever reason. Siri does fine and its does import all your contacts as well. [ JARED  Feb 24, 2014 ]
    There is a home button on the appradio that if you hold for 3 seconds will activate Siri just like on your phone. This works through Bluetooth and cable connectivity, to answer your question it does not need to be plugged in. To save a few pennies and have cable connectivity, run a lightning cable from the radios USB port to your digital video adapter and buy a cheap hdmi cable for the adapter. It will save you from buying the pioneer unnecessary cable package for iPhone 5. This gives you better music control, nav function, and more features. [ CHRIS  Feb 24, 2014 ]
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Feb 06, 2014 ]  Staff
    on the app radio 3 is the Samsung note 3 compatible? it says that the note 2 is but i want to make sure the note 3 is also. [ Stephen  Apr 01, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or 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 if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jan 31, 2014 ]  Staff
    How does Siri integration work? Does the iphone have to be connected by cable for it to work or will bluetooth work? If I want activate Siri do I have to do it on the iphone or is there a "home" button on the AppRadio 3 that will also work? [ Aaron  Feb 22, 2014 ]
    For recommendations 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 fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jan 27, 2014 ]  Staff
    I have an older color screen iPod with the dial (120G no touch) that I have never tried but i can give it a try if you want and let you know if you want. [ ERIC  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    There's the standard play, pause, forward and back buttons and the album art if available. The search function is better than can drill down to the starting letter of the alphabet. It's faster than most other head units I've tried. I'm using the 160 Classic with about 130G used....around 28000 songs. Overall, one of the best head units I've had. [ CHRISTOPHER L  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    I am not familiar with the iPod Classic interfacing with the 110, my advice would be to go to there are alot of really smart guys on that forum that have experimented with a ton of combos. Good Luck. [ Andrew  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    Works well. If you plug it in artwork appears on appradio. I seldom plug mine in though, unless i need to charge. I just play music/pandora through blue tooth. No artwork unless you plug in though. Only negative for me is apps are not truely hands free. For example you must click "allow" on the phone screen before pandora will launch on the appradio. [ JARED  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    Chelsea M, To be honest I never used a ipod with my app radio 3. I always used my iPhone because it was so simple to.With the Bluetooth audio basically when I got into my car I would start my car go to put my seatbelt on and the music would be already playing from my phone, and I would change the tracks through my steering wheel controls or the touch screen.However I used the ipod classic in my bmw with ipod interface and I liked it but the negative to the ipod Classic I just left it in the car all the time since that what I wanted to use it for and during the winter months after it would drop 40 degrees or below the ipod wouldn't play music until it warmed up inside the car.on the app radio 3 it should play all your videos in full screen and all the tracks should have the artist album name of song length of all the details as if your were actually looking At your ipod.Hope this helped some. [ JEWEL  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    i personally love the app radio3.. the interface is super friendly and super responsive.. there is no lagging whatsoever. I use mine all bluetooth with my S4 and sometimes connect it to use the apps.. i usually do pandora and it tells you the artist album genre and even the album cover. I HIGHLY recommend this screen!! 5/5 [ GERARDO  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    I have an ipod touch....but if this helps you can control the whole ipod through the radio and if works fairly well [ KEVIN  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    Hi Matt. Yes, Google Maps will come out on the display like as it does on your phone/tablet. The unit's own GPS antenna will augment the signal and it will need to use mobile broadband to get data for the map itself. As for the app, unless it came from the list of supported apps list, it may not work. (You can look up the list of supported apps.) [ Carlo  Dec 05, 2013 ]
    I wouldn't know anything about this either. Low tech guy in a High tech world [ STEPHEN  Dec 04, 2013 ]
    Honestly I have no clue. I use an iPhone 5 and to be honest, this radio is difficult. Every time I get a call or text, it throws my radio back in the mirroring mode. So I have to open my cubby where the phone is and hit allow to get the appradio app working again. Pioneer has all these warnings about keeping your eyes on the road, but if I have to do that everyone there is a call, then the warnings are pointless because I'm always taking my eyes away. Siri also has trouble working and the bluetooth a lot of times will not connect, so I have to go into my phone settings to turn off, then on and reconnect. There needs to be some firmware updates. Sorry I couldn't help [ RICKY  Dec 04, 2013 ]
    is there anything that would cause the Bluetooth handsfree phone not work [ Thomas  Apr 13, 2014 ]
    I have an iPhone 5 as well. The cables are good to have if you want to play DVDs..but I never use them. You don't need cables to play your music. It's all bluetooth controlled. [ JOHNNIE  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    Hi Francesca, I'll do my best to answer your question. I bought this unit in July so I'm hoping I can help. The cables needed to connect the iPhone 5 to the receiver aren't just for charging. In fact, connecting all of the cables STILL isn't enough to provide all the normal functionality. The USB/lightening cable is used to charge the iphone and send touch commands from the receiver to the phone. The HDMI adapter and cable are used to somewhat mirror the iphone screen graphics onto the receiver display and show album graphics. The bluetooth connection is used to actually stream music and make/receive phone calls. Usually, auxiliary connections are built in to the factory receivers. If your car has an auxiliary connector, it must be tied in to the receiver somehow for it to work. This would probably be fine with an existing factory stereo and simply running an 1/8" cable from the headphone jack of the iPhone 5 to the auxiliary port. However, I don't believe the Pioneer receiver has any connection to tie in to the auxiliary connector your car has. I believe the 2 cables into the HDMI/lightening adapter for the iPhone 5 is unavoidable unless you just want to stream music through bluetooth. You don't need any of the cables for that. But you won't be able to control the phone's functionality without the cables, and that pretty much defeats the point of having the touchscreen receiver. On a separate note, I returned this unit a month after I bought it. I have been a long-time customer of Pioneer products, but this receiver is hardly what you'd imagine it to be. Yes, it has a nice display...probably the best of any, but that's it. You'll have to interact with your phone at least as much as the receiver whenever you do anything. It's very frustrating, as I wanted to put my phone away when driving, but you can't. There are constant prompts you have to clear for the features to operate. [ MARK A  Dec 01, 2013 ]
    Cables are necessary, if you want to use the online and map features which allows the radio to take control of your phone to allow the apps to function. it allows you to put the phone away and use the radio as the remote. yes it also charges it. [ CHRISTOPHER  Nov 30, 2013 ]
    You'll still be able to play your music wirelessly through Bluetooth without the cables; However, to view and control apps through the head unit which include Pandora, Waze GPS, and others, you will need the additional cables. unfortunately, there are more wires and an adaptor needed for the IPhone 5 because the video and audio are split with the newer lightning connector. Do yourself a favor and get all the necessary cables. You'll be opening up the dash anyways so get it done right the first time. In the long run you'll save money, time, and frustration. [ MICHAEL T  Nov 29, 2013 ]
    Hi Francesca, I own an iphone 5 as well and unfortunately yes you do need the additional wiring package. It connects directly into the radio permanently and actually charges your phone while it's in use so you won't need your other charging cord anymore. Unfortunately it does cost extra. You can have the wire coming out from anywhere you want so I would definitely put it somewhere out of the way but also keep it close by as you'll need to use your phone sometimes also. (FYI-if you don't use CDs anymore I'd go for the one without the CD player. It's cheaper) thanks and I hope that this was helpful. [ MICHAEL  Nov 29, 2013 ]
    The items you need in order for the iPhone 5 to work in your are, an hdmi cable, an iPhone 5 charging USB cable, and the digital av converter from Apple. Otherwise you can always just stream music wireless through Bluetooth audio and no need for cables but things like apps and video won't work [ BRAND NEUE  Nov 29, 2013 ]
    Yes. For starters this unit will completely replace your current car stereo, including the input. The cable is needed to do anything at all with the iPhone, not just charge it. I wouldn't recommend this unit though. Lots of issues, not very convienent, app mode is terrible. Buy a better unit and use Bluetooth. [ GEOFF  Nov 29, 2013 ]
    Google Confusion Surrounding Pioneer's i5 Compatibility. The first link will take you to a forum that has a good answer for you. [ Steve  Nov 29, 2013 ]
    Thank you everyone! You're all very helpful [ Francesca  Nov 29, 2013 ]
    Yes you still need the cables for the hdmi and lighting cable to interact with the apps. For music you can use Bluetooth but you will have to change songs thru the phone unless you have it connected [ TROY A  Nov 29, 2013 ]
    You can listen to music and get waze navigation turn by turn directions via Bluetooth but you will not be able to use any of the other app features. The phone has to be connected for any app interaction, otherwise the apps button is grayed out. [ EJ  Nov 29, 2013 ]
    if you want to use bluetooth audio streaming you don't need the extra cables, however if you want to use the advanced app mode applications like Waze on the aprradio's screen you will need the cables. I recommend getting a lightning extension cable so you can hide the mess of cables in the dash and just have one lightning cable coming out. [ KEITH  Nov 29, 2013 ]