iPod A/V Playback
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
- The iPhone 4/4S requires the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable (130IU201N,
- 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,
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
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
- News: AppRadioLive lets you stay up to date on the
latest news with the help of
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- Pandora Radio: The Pandora App (for
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
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
- iHeartAuto: The iHeartAuto app (for
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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.
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
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
- 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, *, #,
- 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
- Call History: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received,
and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from
- Voice Control: If your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone
is equipped with the voice control feature, you can use voice commands to
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
- 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
- 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,
- 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.
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
- 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
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.
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.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
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
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)
Note: Audio from your music source will continue playing,
while the back-up camera is displayed.