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Pioneer SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 130SPDA120

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About the Pioneer SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4

Put Apple CarPlay® to work in your car

Apple's CarPlay has made quite a splash since it first appeared. And what's not to like? You get quick access to your music, navigation, contacts and more, combined with voice control that makes for safer driving. And it's built around the easy-to-use and familiar iOS screens we know from our iPhones®. Now Pioneer's made it easy to experience CarPlay with the SPH-DA120. Put this receiver into your car, hook up your iPhone, and you'll enjoy all that CarPlay has to offer. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at www.apple.com/ios/carplay.

Put Apple CarPlay® to work in your car

Apple's CarPlay has made quite a splash since it first appeared. And what's not to like? You get quick access to your music, navigation, contacts and more, combined with voice control that makes for safer driving. And it's built around the easy-to-use and familiar iOS screens we know from our iPhones®. Now Pioneer's made it easy to experience CarPlay with the SPH-DA120. Put this receiver into your car, hook up your iPhone, and you'll enjoy all that CarPlay has to offer. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at www.apple.com/ios/carplay.

AppRadio — the next generation

Pioneer's innovative AppRadio platform moves forward with their SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4 receiver. This versatile Pioneer builds upon the impressive capabilities of the AppRadio 3 receiver by adding some new features, including compatibility with Apple CarPlay, an improved graphical user interface (GUI) that makes it easier to access and use your apps, along with dual USB inputs, an auxiliary input, and a complete set of preamp outputs — front, rear, and subwoofer. 

Pioneer SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4

Control your apps from the large 6.2" touchscreen.

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.

And what apps can you take advantage of? You'll find plenty to enjoy, including MotionX-GPS Drive, INRIX® traffic, AUPEO! Personal Radio, Pandora® Internet radio, and Pioneer's MIXTRAX, with more coming down the road. The apps will look great on the 6.2" capacitive touchscreen, which recognizes all zoom, swipe, and pinch gestures just as if you were using your smartphone.

Note: AppRadio Mode and AppRadioLIVE are currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. Please see "Details" for more information.

Siri® Eyes Free 

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

Works with Android™ phones

The AppRadio 3 doesn't leave Android by the wayside when it comes to features, either. App Mode supports many Android phones, and you can 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. 

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then  program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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 4 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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital multimedia receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.2" capacitive touchscreen display
    • built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    Smartphone Features:
    • works with Apple CarPlay
    • touchscreen control over select smartphone apps — phone compatibility and connection options vary
    • Siri Eyes Free with compatible iOS devices
    • AppRadioLIVE integration with select apps
    • voice recognition for select Android phones
    • MIXTRAX audio and visual effects
    Audio Features:
    • 5-band equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer controls
    Expandability:
    • inputs: dual USB inputs, auxiliary input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    • included external GPS antenna for boosting signal while using GPS apps
    Other Info:

    What's in the box:

    • Digital meida receiver (w/ 6.2" touchscreen monitor)
    • 10A fuse (pre-installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • GPS antenna (w/ attached 11.5' cable)
    • Self-adhesive square
    • 58" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
    • Microphone w/ visor-bracket (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
    • 6.5' Stereo minijack extension cable
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Wire-tie
    • 3 Cable-clips
    • Startup Guide
    • Installation Manual
    • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)
    • "Important Information for the User" booklet
    • Online Product Registration Card

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Rear (2)
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,FLAC,WAV
    High-res Playback N

    Product Research

    Smartphone Integration
    AppRadio & AppRadio Live Modes
    iPhone Integration w/ CarPlay
    Built-in Bluetooth
    AM/FM + Pandora Radio
    USB & AV Connectivity
    Touchscreen & Remote Control
    Audio Section

    Smartphone Integration

    Smartphone Connectivity: The Pioneer AppRadio 4 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 4 provides Apple Lightning,  Apple 30-pin, 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 and what type of connection you are using in the AppRadio 4's setup menu.

    Made for iPhone: The AppRadio 4 offers full support for the iPhone with Lightning connector and partial support for other iPod devices with Lightning connector and iPod/iPhone devices with 30-pin connector. The AppRadio 4 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. The AppRadio 4 offers -

    • AppRadio and AppRadio Live Modes for the iPhone with Lightning connector.
    • CarPlay for all iPhones with Lightning connector.
    • Bluetooth pairing for most iPod and iPhone models with built-in Bluetooth.
    • Direct USB connectivity for music playback from select iPod and iPhone devices with 30-pin or Lightning connector.

    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 4 provides the ability to control, view, and listen to compatible apps running on select Android powered smartphones. The AppRadio 4 offers -

    • AppRadio mode for select MHL-enabled Android smartphones.
    • Bluetooth pairing for Android smartphones with built-in Bluetooth.
    • Direct USB connectivity for music playback from MSC compatible Android smartphones.
    • MirrorLink for select Samsung and Sony smartphones running Android operating system.

    Note: Click here for the latest MHL-enabled Android smartphones. Click here for a list of compatible MirrorLink mobile phones.

    AppRadio & AppRadio Live Modes

    AppRadio & AppRadioLive Compatibility: The AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) supports Pioneer's AppRadio & AppRadioLive applications through your compatible Apple iOS and MHL-enabled Android device. See below for compatibility and what type of cables are needed.

    • Apple iOS Compatibility: Use Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter, Pioneer's CD-IU52 Lightning Cable (or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device), and  a HDMI cable (all sold separately) to connect your iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 7.0+) to the AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120)'s rear-panel USB-1 port and HDMI input. Your iPhone will also require Bluetooth pairing with the Pioneer receiver.
    • Android Compatibility: You will need Pioneer's Android cable kit (130CDAH200, sold separately) to connect your compatible MHL-enabled Android smartphone (OS 2.3+) to the AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120)'s rear-panel USB-2 port and HDMI input. Click here for compatible Android devices. The Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 and Samsung Note II/II/IV also require an additional Samsung adapter (sold separately).
      • The Samsung MHL adapter (EPL-FU10BEBSTD, not sold at Crutchfield) is also needed for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note II.
      • The Samsung HDMI adapter (EPL-3FHUBEGSTD, not sold at Crutchfield) is also needed for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note III.
      • The Samsung MHL 2.0 adapter (ET-H10FAUWESTA, not sold at Crutchfield) is also needed for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note IV.
    Note: Your iPhone or Android phone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. Access to these online AppRadio app services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. AppRadio apps may not be available in all regions.

    AppRadio Mode: The Pioneer AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) supports Pioneer's AppRadio mode application via iPhone (iOS 7.0+) and select MHL-enabled Android smartphones (OS 4.0+). Simply download the application from the Apple App Store or Google Play onto your compatible smartphone device. AppRadio offers full on-screen access and control of your smartphone's music, navigation, calendar, contacts, and more with an intuitive interface; formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. Pioneer has also teamed up with various app providers to offer compatibility with many of today's most popular in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps for future use that can be easily & seamlessly added. The AppRadio app for iPhone & Android consists of a variety of navigation, music, & utility apps. These integrated application are displayed on the AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120)'s LCD touchscreen. You are able to select, view, and even control many of the apps from the Pioneer receiver. Available apps within AppRadio will depend on your type of smartphone (iPhone or Android) and your region.

    • Navigation: The following navigation apps can be utilized within AppRadio. Purchase and Subscription fees may apply for some applications.
      • Apple & Google Maps: You can view your iPhone or Android smartphone's Apple or Google maps on the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would on your mobile device.
      • Waze: Waze, for iPhone  & Android, is a 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.
      • INRIX Traffic: INRIX (for iPhone) 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. INRIX Traffic 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.
      • iGO Primo North America: The IGO Primo app (for iPhone) app is powered by the same tried-and-trusted iGO Engine used in millions of GPS navigation devices around the world. The maps are part of the application so there are no roaming fees (no need for cellular network coverage). Highlighted features include; fast, short, easy-to-follow, and green routes, automatic route recalculation, multipoint-route support, smart keyboard & history, TTS Pro, in-app shop, local/POI search, and more.
      • Navmii GPS USA: Navmii GPS USA is a free navigation app (for iPhone & Android) that offers turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen instructions, offline map use, address search and live search via Google or Microsoft Bing. It uses map data created by a community of thousands of user around the world. The map gets downloaded to the phone, so a data connection is not required.
    • Driver Assistant: In addition to navigation apps, AppRadio offers Driver Assistant apps to help with parking, communication, and vehicle diagnostic. Purchase and Subscription fees may apply for some applications.
      • DashCommand: DashCommand (for iPhone & Android) utilizes the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors in your phone to provide advanced features such as the skid pad, race track, and inclinometer. A separate OBD-II interface module (sold separately) is required.
      • Extra Mile: Extra Mile (for iPhone & Android) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice navigation gives audio feedback to improve your driving performance and conserve fuel.
      • Beej!: Beej! (for iPhone) is an in-vehicle location/navigation application. 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 or place a call to the selected business.
      • Parkopedia: Parkopedia (for iPhone) has grown to cover over 25 million parking spaces in 28 countries around the world thanks to contributions from other drivers. Use this app to find parking using your current location or by entering an address. Get directions straight to the space and see parking space availability in real-time (where available). Find opening hours, up to date prices, payment methods and more. You can quickly narrow down parking choices using filters such as free, credit cards accepted, covered, etc.
      • TPMS: The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) app (for iPhone and Android) automatically monitors pressures and temperatures of tires in real-time. It immediately alerts drivers when there is an abnormal tire pressure through voice alerts and flashing lights.
      • Glympse: 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.
    • Music: AppRadio mode gives you access to music stored on your smartphone device and from various online music services. Purchase and Subscription fees may apply for some applications.
      • CarMediaPlayer: The CarMediaPlay app (for iPhone & Android) allows you to swipe and directly touch the desired artist, song, or album in your Android device's music library directly from the Pioneer touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album View functions. Stored movies and videos can also be accessed through the CarMediaPlayer. Video can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
      • Aupeo!: The Aupeo! music app (for iPhone & Android) offers more than 120 Internet radio stations. Users can search for their favorite music by artists, songs, genres, or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner". Users can also choose to "love" or "ban" songs directly from the head unit's touchscreen, enabling the app to adjust content to the user's personal taste.
      • iHeartAuto Radio: The iHeartAuto Radio app (for iPhone & Android) app offers safe, easy, 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.
      • Mixtrax: Pioneer's proprietary Mixtrax app (for iPhone & Android) analyzes the music in your iTunes library to create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with added DJ effects.
      • 7digital: The 7digital app (for Android) is a leading digital music provider which sells high quality MP3s across 32 countries worldwide. With over 20 million tracks in store, 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 this Pioneer navigation receiver.
      • StreamS HiFi Radio: The StreamS HiFi Radio app (for iPhone) 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.
      • gMusic: The Google Music app (for iPhone) 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 offers full playlist editing, thumbs up playlist, metadata editing, and innovative navigation.
      • Stezza: The Stezza app (for iPhone) has big buttons for big fingers. Featuring a modern design, playing music has never been safer when driving. Multiple color themes for the fashion conscious, all the usual controls, podcasts, and iTunes Match supported.
      • MyPV: 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.
    • Utility: AppRadio mode offers additional helpful apps along your commute. Purchase and Subscription fees may apply for some applications.
      • Contacts & Calendar: Access your contacts on your iPhone or Android phone from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. You can also access your smartphone's calendar; view important events and reminders.
      • Photos: View photos stored on your iPhone or Android device. Access albums and camera rolls and even view a slideshow.
      • CarBrowser: The CarBrowser app (for iPhone) allows you to search and navigate the internet directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
      • Commute WX: The Commute WX app (for iPhone) 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.
      • Top Headlines: The Top Headlines app (for iPhone) is an audible news app which lets you listen to the most recent new updates from multiple sources.
      • EC Touch: The EasyCar app (for iPhone) 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.
      • Voice Directory: The Voice Directory app (for Android) is a hands-free app that uses voice to search Yellow Pages' business listings in the US and call the phone number directly. Use voice to search for a business near you or by city and state, to search by business name or business type, or to call the business directly.
      • CarKeyboard: The CarKeyboard app (for Android) allows you to input text directly from the 6.95" touchscreen display of the Pioneer head unit. 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.
      • Maxthon for Pioneer: The Maxthon Mobile Web Browser app (for Android) is packed with cool features completely free with no ads.
    Note: Click here to view complete list of compatible AppRadio apps.

    AppRadioLive: Now within the AppRadio App mode is the AppRadioLive App for iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 7.0+), plus select MHL-enabled Android (OS 4.2+) smartphones. The AppRadioLive app can be download at the Apple App Store or Google Play. 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 Apple or Android 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 iGO Primo (iPhone only), Navfree (iPhone only), 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 (iPhone only). Or, you can access over 25,000+ radio shows and podcasts from your Stitcher account.
    • Events: 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. With text-to-speech technology, the Pioneer receiver will even read you the latest news stories from the internet.
    • Calendar: The AppRadioLive app lets you stay organized by accessing your smartphone's calendar and Facebook events in a single, simple interface. With multiple viewing options within its sleek, simple user interface, you can access your smartphone and Facebook calendars in one place, RSVP to Facebook events and use EventSeeker to find nearby concerts and events based on your personal interests and location.

    iPhone Integration w/ CarPlay

    Apple CarPlay Compatible: The AppRadio 4 features Apple CarPlay. CarPlay is the smarter, safer and more fun way to use your iPhone in the vehicle. CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music, and access messages with just a word or a touch. Apple CarPlay is compatible with Apple iPhone with Lightning-connector (iOS 7.1+). Your iPhone must be connected to the AppRadio's USB 1 port via the Lightning-cable that came with your Apple device or Pioneer's CD-IU52 Lightning Cable (sold separately). CarPlay supports Siri voice control and is specially designed for hands-free driving scenarios. It also works with the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen controls and offers functionality just like your iPhone with Lightning connector.

    • Maps: Apple CarPlay brings the power and simplicity of Apple Maps to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.
    • Phone & Messages: Via Apple CarPlay, you'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Pioneer head receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
    • Music Library: Through Apple CarPlay, you can ccess your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Apple continues to add more apps to CarPlay. Current supported apps include (fees may apply):
    Note: If you need an additional USB extension cable, use Pioneer's CD-MU200 cable (130CDMU200, sold separately). For Car Play, you will only use the CD-MU200's 58" USB extension cable, and not the included 19" micro-to-USB cable. Any other USB extension cable can cause CarPlay or Android Auto to malfunction.

    iPod/iPhone Direct via USB: In addition to full support of the iPhone with Lightning connector, the Pioneer AppRadio 4 also supports playback of stored music and music apps (but not AppRadio app) from other 30-pin or Lightning connector Apple devices via either USB port. Simply use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52, sold separately, or the Lightning or 30-pin cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the AppRadio 4. You can control your 30-pin or Lightning connector Apple device from the AppRadio 4's touchscreen, as well as view song/artist information on-screen.

    • Content Browsing: From the head unit, you can search your Apple device's audio content by iTunes Radio, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook; and your video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, or TV Show.
    • ABC Search: Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Link Search: 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.
    • Repeat & Random: You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
    • Song/Artist Info: In addition, the AppRadio 4 receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art.
    Note: The receiver's USB connection provides 1.6A 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 4 supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 2/9/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone AppRadio CarPlay Pandora Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    3GS 4.2.1 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 10.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    Note: 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.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The AppRadio 4 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Bluetooth connectivity for iPod/iPhone will automatically be terminated when your Apple device is connected to the AppRadio 4 via a Lightning or 30-pin to USB cable.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AppRadio 4 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.

    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 4.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The AppRadio 4 supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the AppRadio 4 provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. 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 4 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 4, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Direct Dialing: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad (0-9, *, #, +).
    • Preset Dialing: You can easily store up to six phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
    • Phone Book (w/ Alphabet Search): The phone book (up to 800 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.

    Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with or without the parking brake engaged.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Pioneer AppRadio 4 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AppRadio 4 lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. (app must also support). 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.

    Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone with Siri (iOS 6.1+) via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AppRadio 4 has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for "Siri Eyes-Free" functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.

    Note:  The head unit's touchscreen monitor will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer AppRadio 4; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    AM/FM + Pandora Radio

    Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AppRadio 4 using your USB-connected (port 1), Bluetooth-paired, or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+), as well as Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.2+). The Pioneer AppRadio 4 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your Station or Genre List and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. An active Pandora account is required.

    • iPhone Connectivity: Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the AppRadio 4 via the appropriate Pioneer CD-IU52 iPod connector cable (sold separately), the connector-cable that came with your iPhone, or via Bluetooth.
    • Android Connectivity: Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Pioneer AppRadio 4. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    Note: Access to the Pandora Radio service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Pioneer AppRadio 4 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.

    USB & AV Connectivity

    Dual USB Ports: The unit's two rear-panel USB (type-A) ports and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer AppRadio 4. The receiver also display song/artist information and will charge your connected USB device.

    • Music Browsing: Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB & SD/SDHC memory device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order.
    • Link Play: Link Play which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play 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.
    • Song/Artist Info: The receiver will display elapsed playing time, artist name, song title, album title, and album art.
    • Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB port (1.6A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: The unit's USB ports are not compatible with newer MTP Android smartphones running Honeycomb or newer operating systems (OS).

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AppRadio 4 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a MSC USB device.

    Media Type USB (MSC only)
    File System FAT 32 or NTFS
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    AAC:
    8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WAV: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
    FLAC: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-44.1kHz sampling rates
    Video DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    MPEG-2/4:
    400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    H.264:
    400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    WMV: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    Photo JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 1,500 folders/15,000 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags
    Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AppRadio 4 has dual AV inputs to connect two external audio/video sources. The head unit has a rear-panel 3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device. There is also a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA AV input for connecting a video component such as a mobile TV tuner or game console. The rear-panel 3.5mm minijack input also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod/iPhone (using the proprietary Pioneer cable).

    AV Output (w/ Dual Zone): The unit features a composite video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and headphone system. You can simultaneously enjoy the same or different sources in the front and rear of your vehicle. The unit's A/V output can be set to Mirror, AV-IN, USB, iPod, or Off. The Mirror mode simply outputs the same audio/video signal which is playing on the head unit's touchscreen monitor to your connected rear monitor/headphone system.

    HDMI Input: In addition to AppRadio mode for iPhone and Android, the receiver's HDMI input can be used to connect almost any external mobile AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device (not the Pioneer head unit).

    Rear View Camera: The AppRadio 4 is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input to connecting an optional rear-view camera, like Pioneer's ND-BC6 (130NDBC8, sold separately).

    • Auto Reverse Switching: The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image when an optional rear camera is installed. When the transmission is in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (the reverse wire in the included harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.1 seconds.
    • Guidelines: The unit also provides four on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing up your vehicle.
    • Towing: You can even select for the rear-view camera to stay on at all times, so you can keep an eye on the trailer you are towing.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    6.2" LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The front of the Pioneer AppRadio 4 features a clean & simple aesthetic look with only six physical buttons (Home, Volume up/down, Mode, Skip Previous/Next) combined with a high-resolution WVGA (800 x 480) 6.2" 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 4' 6.2" capacitive touchscreen offers touch, swipe, pinch, and zoom gestures. Touchscreen control is used for all functions including the AppRadio mode interface, CarPlay, MirrorLink, Pandora, AM/FM radio, and Bluetooth. All of the AppRadio 4's controls have been designed specifically for in-vehicle operation to promote a safe driving experience.

    • Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the AppRadio 4'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".
    • OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background display can be selected from 8 different preset displays for the AV Operation screen and 5 different preset displays for the Home Menu screen. In addition, you can change the background display to other images imported from an external USB device.
    • 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).
    • Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.
    Note: 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 stopped with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used touch-sensitive buttons along the left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose from).

    MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose among twelve patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on the intensity of the music.

    Pass-Code Security: You can create a 5 to 16 character password that must be entered if the head unit is disconnected from power.

    Optional Steering Wheel Control Adapter: 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).

    Audio Section

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

    • 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 AppRadio 4 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.

    4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer AppRadio 4 features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer AppRadio 4 lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).

    Crossovers: The AppRadio 4 employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.

    • HPF: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or line-level outputs.
    • LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an18dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.

    EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500, 800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).

    Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an auto-equalizer curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone (130CDMC20, sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver's rear-panel AUX 3.5mm input. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your vehicle's driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.

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

    • Listening Position & Time Alignment: For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-200") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.
    • Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound Retriever effect.
    • 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.

    MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix of your music with 9 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device, and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.

    Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App/Media App Control mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad. It is also not supported by USB MTP devices.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    this is the radio my son wanted for his birthday to fit his car [ Timothy  May 16, 2017 ]
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    Value and Car Play [ Chase  May 15, 2017 ]
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    Love Pioneer and wanted CarPlay. [ Benjamin  May 15, 2017 ]
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    The Apple Car play feature reduces the learning curve and works similar to the already familiar iPhone screen. [ T  May 04, 2017 ]
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    great price [ Robert  May 03, 2017 ]
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    Capacitive touch display, 'clean' design look, price. [ Jeff  May 01, 2017 ]
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    I love the simple functionality of the system [ Ross  Apr 27, 2017 ]
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    recommended by advisor, price, specs, met requirements [ Gene  Apr 26, 2017 ]
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    apple car play and reviews [ Margarita Godinez  Apr 15, 2017 ]
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    I came upon this one by accident, I was initially going for the NEX series and somehow found this gem. Compact disc are fazing out I am not bothered that this does not have one, but the key reason was my phone integration. I am a avid -- "don't text and drive" advocate and the fact that this eliminates that need to do so makes life so much easier. Also I wanted a navigation device in my car and seeing this uses the one on my phone makes me feel like I won at life! Hope my 2 cents helped you! [ Herald  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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    My 2005 Porsche Boxster did not have any external interface for Bluetooth or media on the stereo. I have a Spotify account that will give me access to all of the music I enjoy while riding in my car. It'll help enhance my driving experience. [ Michael  Apr 12, 2017 ]
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    CARPLAY FOR MY IPHONE [ MARCO  Apr 11, 2017 ]
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    Best headunit that has apple play at this price [ David  Apr 10, 2017 ]
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    Has all of the features I wanted (Except HD Radio), looks really nice when installed and the touch screen response is way nicer than most touch screen radios because it has a capacitive touch screen like cells phones do. [ TUCKER  Apr 02, 2017 ]
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    A lot of research and best solution I found for smart car radio. [ Ian  Apr 01, 2017 ]
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    price and features [ Jason  Mar 13, 2017 ]
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    Best price [ Ryan  Mar 09, 2017 ]
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    to upgrade existing radio [ Usher  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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    Best set of options for the price [ HAROLD E  Mar 05, 2017 ]
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    Upgrade existing radio and better interface with iPhone [ Ruben  Feb 27, 2017 ]
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    Recommended by local stereo shop [ Dan  Feb 25, 2017 ]
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    Replacement for factory cassette deck/cd player [ Stephen  Feb 22, 2017 ]
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    wanted it [ Austin  Feb 22, 2017 ]
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    Really like idea of Apple CarPlay, we'll see how it works... [ JOSEPH A  Feb 17, 2017 ]
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    Wanted Apple CarPlay for a reasonable price. This one did the trick. [ Otto  Jan 21, 2017 ]
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    I've always had my eyes on Pioneer equipment, but always held off because I'd read about the poor touch interface. Finally, with Apple Carplay, that problem is solved. [ Jordan  Jan 18, 2017 ]
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    Cost, positive reviews and CarPlay. [ James R.  Jan 18, 2017 ]
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    already have 3 love them. [ Brian  Jan 03, 2017 ]
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    I've previously owned an AppRadio and just loved the ease of connectivity with my iPhone. [ Luis  Jan 02, 2017 ]
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    the unit received good review and I wanted to upgrade my jeep factory radio [ sly  Oct 28, 2016 ]
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    Looks cool. Hope it works as well as it says. [ Troy  Aug 13, 2016 ]
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    I wanted CarPlay and a Pioneer. [ Joshua  Aug 09, 2016 ]
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    I have a iPhone 6s Plus and heard about this app radio and how compatible it is with my iphone [ Aaron  Jun 24, 2016 ]
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    Advisor reviewed several products comparatively, this one won. [ Richard  May 11, 2016 ]
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    This radio is awesome for those who love the features of their phone and all the input options. Beware you cannot use a video bypass on this unit or a single pole double throw relay because this system takes too long to boot and the bypasses do their job before the radio is ready to detect them. However you can install a switch to do the job and it will work just fine. I love this unit, but I will say you need to read the Manuel because there is a learning curve on this one. [ william  Mar 23, 2016 ]
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    Sounds like a good stereo plus I have iPhones [ CASEY  Feb 28, 2016 ]
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    up grade from my old pioneer dvh1400 dvd unit [ JEFFREY R  Feb 10, 2016 ]
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    The Pioneer had all of the features that I was looking for in a video unit. I had specific needs, such as Android control, at least a 4volt preamplifier section, and the ability to play FLAC files while the phone was simultaneously hooked up. This unit had great reviews and was the best price for performance I found after many hours of research. [ Jason  Feb 04, 2016 ]
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    apple car play [ John  Jan 01, 2016 ]
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    I wanted a stereo with a good smart phone interface. With the mail in $100 rebate, it seemed like a reasonable price. I hope it works well! [ Matthew  Dec 16, 2015 ]
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    Apple CarPlay and good reviews [ Kirby  Dec 14, 2015 ]
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    Recently bought another Pioneer from Crutchfield and am extremely happy wit it. [ Gary  Dec 09, 2015 ]
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    109 questions already asked

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    can this be hooked up to a back up camera?
    [ CONNOR  May 08, 2017 ]
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    Thanks for your question. Yes it can. It has dual USB inputs, an auxiliary input, and a rear-view camera input. Hope this helps.
    [ Kenny  May 08, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Can I play music using the Amazon Music app?
    [ Eric  Apr 29, 2017 ]
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    yes if you update the software on the radio
    [ Jerry  Apr 29, 2017 ]
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    I just installed this unit and the music quality when playing through car play is terrible. When playing music through Bluetooth, all sounds great. Any ideas?
    [ Sajid  Apr 29, 2017 ]
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    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, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Apr 29, 2017 ]  Staff
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    With my 2013 Ford Focus SE (without sony audio), would I need to purchase a new dash kit for installation?
    [ Eugene  Apr 13, 2017 ]
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    For additional 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.
    [ Kenny  Apr 14, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Will this radio allow multiple Bluetooth connections? My iPad has the majority of my music downloaded, so I would prefer to connect my iPad for music
    [ Michael  Apr 10, 2017 ]
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    I believe that yes, it will allow for multiple Bluetooth pairings (we have a couple of i-phones that connect to the radio) but I don't believe it will allow them to be CONNECTED at the same time. But, if 1 I-phone is not around to connect, the other paired phone will connect and take over.
    [ Michael  Apr 10, 2017 ]
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    Yes it also auto connects to the last device used.
    [ David  Apr 10, 2017 ]
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    When radio is in CarPlay mode and using navigation (Apple Maps) the volume of the directions is substantially louder than the volume that the setting when listening to my music files or radio. Is there a special volume setting for the spoken directions when using Navigation? I even tried adjusting the navigation volume on my phone (tried when connected and unconnected) however that did not make any difference. The navigation volume is almost maxed out and yet the normal music or radio volume is set at like a 3 or 4 for comfortable listening even when the top is down.
    [ Joe  Apr 09, 2017 ]
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    This is difficult to adjust on the radio, because the volume for the alerts isn't visible when the alerts are not active. I had to call Crutchfield 4 times to finally get a representative who knew how to make this adjustment. If I recall correctly, when the alert is active, a pop up appears in the lower right corner, and clicking that will let you adjust the volume of the alerts. Dumbest thing I've ever seen.
    [ WILLIAM  Apr 11, 2017 ]
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    Yes there is. Press the volume up button. When the volume bar appears look all the way to the right where it says alerts. Click on alerts and you can adjust the volume of the navigation volume. Hope I answered you questions.
    [ Taylor  Apr 10, 2017 ]
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Apr 10, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Do I have to hook up to the parking brake, if I don't plan to use any video features? I simply want to swap out my old head unit for audio and Apple CarPlay.
    [ C  Mar 07, 2017 ]
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    No, you don't have to wire it to the brake in order to use it, that's only if you want to use the video features.
    [ Matilde  Mar 07, 2017 ]
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    With this fit in my Grand Prix gxp 2007?
    [ Lik fresh  Feb 14, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional 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.
    [ Kenny  Feb 14, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can use Waze mapping app with Pioneer SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4 using car play?
    [ Keith  Feb 11, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Unfortunately not. In fact, Waze will prompt you to disconnect from the stereo.
    [ Adam  Feb 11, 2017 ]
    Q
    Software error just came up has anybody had this problem with their radio? I tried unplugging the battery and that didn't fix it
    [ Travis  Jan 22, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Jan 22, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    The supported Apple products section doesn't show that the iPhone 7 is supported, but also says that that list was most recently updated 1/1/2016. Is the iPhone 7 now supported?
    [ Blake  Jan 19, 2017 ]
    4 answers
    A
    I have a 7 it works okay
    [ clarence  Jan 23, 2017 ]
    A
    All iphones are supported. Im using my iphone 7 plus woth this unit
    [ David  Jan 21, 2017 ]
    A
    I have yet to update for firmware and my sons iphone 7 worked fine recently. I use a 6s regularly and it's fine. It's also important to note this radio works great with just Bluetooth pairing on the pioneer side of the software (not carplay).
    [ ERIK M  Jan 21, 2017 ]
    A
    I use it with my iPhone 7 ...works great
    [ Loren  Jan 21, 2017 ]
    Q
    Will this unit fit on a Toyota Tacoma 2016??
    [ jmarchen  Jan 03, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional 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 04, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can I sync two phones to the unit via bluetooth?
    [ PAUL  Dec 23, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Unfortunately no. You can only sync one phone at a time via Bluetooth. I believe this is a Bluetooth protocol limitation and not a function of the stereo. That said, the app radio will store multiple phones in memory so that whatever family member is driving, their phone will automatically connect.
    [ JAMES R  Dec 24, 2016 ]
    A
    I havent tried it simultaneously, but it can save multiple phones
    [ Jesse  Dec 23, 2016 ]
    Q
    Can the stereo use the factory mic that is already in my car or do I have to use the mic that comes with this?
    [ Bryan  Dec 04, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes and no. You would have an understanding of your cars radio/audio wiring diagram and what all that mic is connected to. Lots of newer cars use the drivers mic as input for sound canceling. If the diagram only shows the mic going to the factory radio then it is a possibility. You would have to make sure the factory mic wires are the same as the wires in a 2.5mm rca and make the right connections and it may work. You may also look for a wiring harness for your car that has the 2.5mm rca on it already, not sure if that's a thing. But it is a possibility, just don't do anything you aren't 100% sure of or beyond your skill level. Good luck.
    [ william  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    Q
    Does it use the phones mic or a built in one? Do phone calls play through car speakers or phone speaker? How is phone call quality?
    [ Erin  Oct 26, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Hi, It uses a small mic that comes with the unit, I installed mine on top of my steering column. directly in front of me. you do have to speak loudly if there is any kind of external noise all in ll it works decent, not great but decent. I can't for the life of me figure out how to set the clock on the unit, it won't let me set the minutes,just a heads up
    [ anthony  Oct 27, 2016 ]
    A
    The headunit has an external mic. The phone's mic is not used. Call audio is through car speakers. Call quality is good.
    [ christopher  Oct 26, 2016 ]
    Q
    I have the iPhone 7 and like a sheep I am forced to upgrade to a bluetooth system for my car. I'm not looking to let go of quality, so will this device sync up wirelessly to my device every time I get into it without having to do anything extra?
    [ Justin  Oct 11, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    This head unit does not support wireless CarPlay, but it uses the lightning connector on your phone for all CarPlay features including phone calls. Your installer or you can route the USB extension cable that comes with this to somewhere convienient in your car and you use a standard USB to Lightning (charging) cable to connect your phone to the head unit. Because the connection is direct it's usually better than Bluetooth performance.
    [ Joshua  Oct 13, 2016 ]
    A
    This receiver does not support wireless CarPlay, you have to plug it in to connect. I have not found that to be an inconvenience.
    [ Aaron  Oct 11, 2016 ]
    Q
    If I have an iPhone paired via Bluetooth and another iPhone plugged in via USB for CarPlay, will the receiver allow me to answer/make calls from the the iPhone connected via Bluetooth?
    [ John  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    It's gonna let you make and answer calls with the phone you have pairs via Bluetooth. Personally I've never tried to plug two iPhones into the device. You should just plug your iPhone that you make calls with into the radio with the appropriate cord per model and use Apple car play, it's freakin awesome. Though you have to have an iPhone 5 or newer for that.
    [ william  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    Q
    every time CarPlay starts, you have to say "ok" to the safety warning. I thought I read somewhere that you could answer it the one time and not have to do it again, but I've looked in settings and can't find it.?
    [ Jengiantkiller  Jul 30, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    CarPlay is. It a function of the AppRadio itself it's a function of your iPhone. You can go into your phone settings and make custom adjustments on how CarPlay works and stuff. Just make sure you have the correct wires for your phone and your radio is set up for your phone and it's connections. Good luck
    [ william  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Aug 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this fit in the scosche dash kit for the 2014 mustangs?
    [ Dalton  Jul 18, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional 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 what fits and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Jul 19, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have Apple Music am I still gonna be able to use it?
    [ Ryan  Jul 09, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes, all the music function work.
    [ Matilde  Jul 09, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes. It works fine with Apple Music. I was using it with Apple Music before I switched over to Spotify. Nothing against the head unit just issues I had with Apple Music itself.
    [ Jesse  Jul 09, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes you will. Apple radio as well.
    [ CLAY  Jul 09, 2016 ]
    Q
    What cable(s) will I need in order to use both Apple Carplay and Appradio?
    [ Antonio  Jun 23, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For Carplay connect the standard USB iphone lightning cable to USB port 1 of the Appradio unit. to use Appradio you will need an additional iphone lightning cable, HDMI cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter. Plug your iphone cable to USB port 2 of the appradio unit for this set-up. Personally the Appradio is not worth the trouble but Car play works great if you like Apple apps.
    [ DDD  Jun 24, 2016 ]
    Q
    Is this unit conpatible with any aftermaerket wireless reverse camera? If so, can someone provide make/models of them.
    [ Plato  Jun 10, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    For that type of installation I would definitely recommend reaching out to one of our Product Advisors by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine what would work best for your needs and system.
    [ Kenny  Jun 10, 2016 ]  Staff
    A
    Thanks for your question. Yes any receiver with a composite video rear-view camera input such as this Pioneer will work. On the main product page for this Pioneer receiver click on the "Accessories" tab and choose the sub menu option: Rear-view and Auxiliary Cameras, and you will see a good size list of compatible cameras. They range in price from 59.99 to 169.99. Hope that helps.
    [ Kenny  Jun 10, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    2005 honda pilot not powering appradio 4. Help?
    [ nick  May 22, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  May 23, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    What features are unavailable while parking brake is disengaged? And can I can simply ground the wire to bypass this?
    [ Mike  May 05, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For legal reasons and safety concerns, this unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion. I hope that helps.
    [ Larry  May 08, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    I just purchased the radio as is, no wires, no nothing.. What all does this unit come with brand new in the box so I can go about buying them?
    [ Rene  Apr 10, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Go to the Pioneer website, pull up the radio, and look for what is included in the box. Then contact crutchfield and see if they have any installation kits for your vehicle. That should give you an idea of what you need. Also, the manual can be downloaded on Pioneer's site.
    [ JR Lance  Apr 11, 2016 ]
    A
    Not sure it's been a while. I would contact Pioneer with radio model number they should have all the details on it.
    [ KRESS  Apr 11, 2016 ]
    Q
    Can I play music through my iPod and run car play for like maps at the same time? Wether I can play music from my iPod either by usb or by bluetooth audio, and then use maps on my iPhone and basically play the music while using maps? hopes this makes sense
    [ Hector  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    9 answers
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    You can music on the iPhones and use maps. I've never tried two devices plunged in
    [ BRIAN  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes, it will do two things at once. Be aware though that to have full functionality your phone must connect via USB.
    [ Philip  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    A
    Using just one iPhone, yes I do that all the time via lightening connector. The music dims and the directions play on top. You can even use Waze and you will still get voice prompts, you just won't see it on the screen. It does not work with the pioneer radio. From my experience it seems you either use Car Play or you use the pioneer side. There may be a way with the Pioneer App radio stuff but I have not played with it enough. I have not tried using two devices yet. I imagine it will not work as it's probably like using the radio - CarPlay locks in on one device. I will try later this week as I do have two cables connected and will confirm my findings.
    [ ERIK M  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    A
    It sounds like you are asking if you can listen to music at the same time use gps navigation, with both functions served by your iPhone (iPods don't have gps). If that is the question, yes. CarPlay is basically a big touchscreen for your phone. If your phone can do it, it will continue to work that way.
    [ WILLIAM  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    A
    Your phone has to be plugged in for maps to work. Music will play via usb through CarPlay at this time and will cut in when needed to advise on map directions.
    [ JAMES J  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    A
    I have not used the Bluetooth feature yet but I can tell you that you can play music on your iPhone and use the map feature at the same time.
    [ Donald  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes u can do both at the same time and is one of the best unit i have not regreted purchasing , you will really love its performance too
    [ HENRY  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    A
    Once you plug in your IPhone to use CarPlay all other sources donot work. CarPlay will play music from your IPhone and do maps at the same time. The radio is the only other source that will play while in CarPlay mode.
    [ carlos  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    A
    If what you're asking is can you run two inputs at once, being iPhone for CarPlay functions and an iPod for music, the answer is no. The unit only allows you to have one Input at a time.
    [ Brett  Mar 01, 2016 ]
    Q
    Can you use the maps app for turn by turn directions and listen to music from the phone at the same time?
    [ Cheryl  Feb 26, 2016 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Yes. You can have music playing from the Music app, Pandora, or Spotify and use the Maps app at the same time. If you're in one of music apps to change a song or whatever reason, it will place a Maps app icon on the top left of the screen for you to easily switch back to view your directions.
    [ Cosme Marcel  Feb 27, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes you can have map directions and listen to pandora Spotify or and aux input at the same time
    [ Alex  Feb 27, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Jesse  Feb 27, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes you can.
    [ Derek  Feb 27, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes you can
    [ Dylan  Feb 26, 2016 ]
    Q
    Its been a long time since i upgraded my radio.i like what i see here but what keeps someone from stealing this. are we to cross our fingers and just hope for luck?
    [ roc22  Feb 25, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    A
    If someone wanted to steal it, they would have disassemble the dash to get to the mounting bolts. on the inside.
    [ Jordan  Feb 25, 2016 ]
    A
    If you use the stock screws for the head unit and if someone knows how to remove the central dash vents in my Mazda 3, it would be pretty easy to steal. I would look into some non-standard screws that require a special tool for removal and you would be good.
    [ Steven  Feb 25, 2016 ]
    A
    There is no anti-theft mechanism of which I am aware.
    [ Christopher  Feb 25, 2016 ]
    Q
    Will this unit fit in my 2009 Subaru Impreza sport? The dimensions of my current deck are 20cm length and 10cm width
    [ Devin  Feb 23, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional 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  Feb 24, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will the AM/FM radio work with Australian frequencies, Why is this model not available in Australia and is their any other incompatibilities?
    [ Tim  Feb 16, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    All the radios we carry are designed specifically to work with vehicles released in the United States and tune all US/North American AM & FM frequencies. There are some models we carry that also offer European tuning which lets you tune to the European interval of .05 kHz on the FM frequency band; however, this Pioneer AppRadio 4 does not support European tuning. You may want to try looking on Pioneer's Australian website to find a retailer in your area for more info: http://www.pioneer.com.au/au/products/25/page.html
    [ Larry  Feb 18, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this unit play back movies that is on your iPhone?
    [ Kevin  Feb 14, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    A
    No, it will not.
    [ Robin M.  Feb 15, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes, it is possible through the ApprRadio, not CarPlay so make sure it is set up properly. Read the instructions.
    [ JR Lance  Feb 15, 2016 ]
    A
    I don't know. I haven't tried
    [ LEWIS J  Feb 15, 2016 ]
    Q
    Does it work with Honda HR-V side mirror camera and backup camera?
    [ Phillips  Jan 29, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Jan 29, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this radio work with iPhone 6 and iOS9??
    [ Chadmcc  Jan 25, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Works fine. Remember to connect your iPhone to the USB1 port on the back of the radio. Otherwise the carplay option will not work.
    [ Nicolas  Jan 25, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes, this radio will work with iphone 6 and IOS 9. Make sure you updated the firmware for the radio. I have a 6 plus running IOS 9 and it works just fine.
    [ Julio  Jan 25, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes, it works in my iPhone 6 using the same iOS version.
    [ Christopher  Jan 25, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes. This will work with iOS 9 on your iPhone 6. I use this with my iPhone 6s on 9.0.2. I mainly use it for CarPlay so I don't know how the Appradio portion works. But CarPlay works with lightning devices on iOS 8.1 +.
    [ Jesse  Jan 25, 2016 ]
    Q
    Will this be compatible with a 2010 LR2?
    [ caifray  Jan 24, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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 25, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this radio have DVD player?
    [ nanana103  Jan 21, 2016 ]
    5 answers
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    No
    [ AARON D  Jan 26, 2016 ]
    A
    No radio or iPhone media playet
    [ Craig  Jan 23, 2016 ]
    A
    No it doesn't have a DVD player
    [ CARMEN H  Jan 22, 2016 ]
    A
    Hey man, to be honest I haven't installed the stereo. It's for a project car, that was put on the back burner due to some financial issues.
    [ DAVID  Jan 22, 2016 ]
    A
    Does not have a disk drive. But can play movies from a usb hard drive
    [ cody  Jan 22, 2016 ]
    Q
    Anyone put this in a 2014 Toyota Sienna? Were you able to keep the steering wheel controls and Bluetooth?
    [ Curtis  Jan 14, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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.
    [ Kenny  Jan 16, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this radio work with google maps? Or does it only function with Apple maps
    [ Mitch  Jan 09, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Only Apple maps
    [ paul  Jan 10, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes, it works flawlessly in conjunction with google maps on an iOS device.
    [ Alexander  Jan 09, 2016 ]
    Q
    Will this unit run the stock subwoofer in my GMC Denali? Or do you need an adapter and if so which one?
    [ Phil  Dec 27, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Dec 28, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this work with the factory subwoofer in a 2006 Scion tC?
    [ Joshua  Dec 24, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Dec 26, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does AppRadio Unchained work with the AppRadio 4? I saw mention of it in the reviews for AppRadio3, being the app that made the radio actually work to its full potential. Also, how does this one compare to the AppRadio3? I'm not finding a lot of info online comparing the 2. I have a 3 and haven't installed it yet; wondering if I should upgrade to the new one before install.
    [ Peter  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    AppRadio Unchained Reloaded does with with the appradio 4 but you have to have a rooted phone im pretty sure not matter what radio you use the app with. the last i looked they added support for the external GPS antenna to be used instead of the phones so that it would get better accuracy and not drain the phones power. Ive used on a rooted motorolla droid 4 it and it works with my appradio 4 although the phone itself is old and slow. Id advise to read people reviews of the appradio unchained reloaded app as it also has pros and cons to be tailored to your personal needs. The main reason i went with the appradio 4 over the 3 was because it played FLAC files natively from a USB stick. It also has support for apple carplay if you have an iphone. the buttons are also different but if i already had an appradio 3 with a rooted phone i think playing FLAC files from the phone over the MHL connection would sound good enough. unless you have an iphone i would not think it would be worth the upgrade costs.
    [ Ryan  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    A
    IVe only had the 4 and I can confirm that it does work. Though depending on the phone you have, it may be cumbersome to set up or just simply not work. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, and it refuses to work with that phone because of the extra resolution along the edge of the screen I am told. I does work on the Note 3. Have not tested any other phones.
    [ Mark  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    Q
    will my cd magazine work with this unit?
    [ Ondray  Dec 07, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Your cd magazine unit will work ONLY if it can be connected to the head unit with RCA type connectors. If your cd magazine connects with proprietary factory connectors it will not.
    [ Wyatt  Dec 07, 2015 ]
    Q
    What adapter do i need to connect my Samsung Galaxy s6 to my pioneer appradio 4?
    [ Huddleson4  Dec 07, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Dec 07, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this support wireless CarPlay?
    [ Santiagohlunah  Nov 06, 2015 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Nope. Does not have Wi-Fi to support this.
    [ Suhail  Nov 08, 2015 ]
    A
    not sure first time I heard about wireless Apple play. I went on pioneer his website and there is a firmware update that involves Apple play. I'll be installing that in the near future possibly I can let you know then
    [ RANDY  Nov 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Sorry, the Bluetooth works for music and telephone.
    [ JR Lance  Nov 08, 2015 ]
    A
    I may be mistaken but I do not think so. The Bluetooth connection seems to be strictly for telephone usage. CarPlay only comes on when the cable is attached.
    [ JR Lance  Nov 08, 2015 ]
    A
    No
    [ CRAIG  Nov 08, 2015 ]
    Q
    Really interested in this device to install in a 95 Corvette coupe. Been reading a lot of reviews. The only negative I saw that bothered me, was reviewer said it is "crazy" bright and the display can not be dimmed, which is a distraction at night. Not all reviews are accurate. Do you know if this is true? Thank you. Also, considering the Alpine iLX-007. Having a hard time making up my mind.
    [ David  Oct 24, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    It can be dimmed it in the settings. This receiver has a lot of functions that you wouldn't believe. It's definitely worth the buy!!!!
    [ CARMEN H  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    A
    Well, I have numerous complaints about this device, but the brightness of the screen is not among them. I don't believe you can adjust the brightness of the screen, but it does not seem overly bright to me. My issues with this device are 1. software related to CarPlay by Apple and 2. just specific to this device. I'm not totally sure which category each complaint falls into; the reader can decide. Complaint 1: It randomly stops using CarPlay and defaults to the Pioneer interface. Complaint 2: The Pioneer interface sucks for plugging in and playing from the iPhone (though the Bluetooth works great). I have had this device for about 10 months now and have yet to play songs while the phone is plugged in to charge, through the Pioneer interface. Complaint 3: The touchscreen is persnickety. It's probably not_that_bad, but since it looks like an Apple screen, when you touch it you expect it to have Apple quality, and well, it just does not. Complaint 4: If you want to use a different map / directions app other than the standard iOS Map, you are out of luck (if you want to use it with your phone plugged in and for the map to work on the screen of the Pioneer). Complaint 5: The iOS interface for Music & Now Playing is not that great compared to the interface on the iPhone or iPad after recent updates. Specifically, most of the functionality of Apple Music is lost on the Pioneer or it is simply to difficult to navigate while driving. I will say that, using the CarPlay interface for sending and receiving texts works great. It reads your text to you and you speak your response. However, you cannot send/receive texts in this way using the Pioneer interface. And, have I mentioned before that the unit inexplicably reverts to the Pioneer interface at random? Overall, when considering purchasing this, ask yourself what you really want it for? I don't know if it functions any better or worse than other models that allow CarPlay.
    [ Brooke  Oct 26, 2015 ]
    A
    The wire harness does have a connection for the vehicles dimmer. However, when I try to adjust the brightness through the vehicle dash dimmer control nothing happens. There is a brightness setting built into the radio itself that can be accessed through the menus. The level that I have mine set to is not at all distracting. You just can't control it directly from the vehicle dimmer. I owned this head unit for a few months before it was stolen. I replaced it with a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX. Cost a bit more but WELL worth the extra money. If you can afford the extra I would recommend it over the AppRadio. If the higher price is a problem then I say the AppRadio is still a great radio.
    [ Doss Moving  Oct 26, 2015 ]
    A
    This is a fantastic unit. They are correct that it is bright and I have not found a way to dim down the display, however you can chance the color scheme to somethings little less distractive at night or upload your own background to something you like.
    [ Tt  Oct 26, 2015 ]
    Q
    yall say it fits in my 4 speaker 04 Silverado ext cab with a modified fit. what does that mean?
    [ TGERM  Oct 19, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Oct 20, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    When I connect my iPhone 6s Plus via lightning cable, I can play music but Siri is muted and I also can't hear the voice of people on the phone. I have the same problem when connected via Bluetooth. Siri can hear me and responds to commands but I can't hear anything she says. Is this a phone setting or a Pioneer setting?
    [ Nick  Oct 18, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Make sure you have the right audio source selected on your phone. Siri may be responding because your phone can hear you and not your car mic.
    [ JAMES S  Oct 19, 2015 ]
    A
    I had the same problem. Turn the volume up on the stereo right after you bring Siri up. For some reason Siri volume is controlled separate from the stereo volume.
    [ Michael  Oct 19, 2015 ]
    A
    I am having the same issues sporadically. Pioneer did release a 1.09 firmware update which I haven't installed and that it may solve this. Hope this helps.
    [ Romano Uni / we  Oct 19, 2015 ]
    Q
    I have a sph-da120 and I am using the pioneer mhl kit to connect to my android phone, but I can't get Pandora radio to show up in appradio mode can you please please help?
    [ steve  Oct 16, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Oct 17, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the SPH-DA120 have a motorized screen ?
    [ Frank  Oct 08, 2015 ]
    6 answers
    A
    No
    [ Robin M.  Oct 10, 2015 ]
    A
    No.
    [ Patrick  Oct 09, 2015 ]
    A
    It does not. There is not a cd or dvd drive on this unit.
    [ JR Lance  Oct 09, 2015 ]
    A
    No
    [ CRAIG  Oct 09, 2015 ]
    A
    No
    [ RANDY  Oct 09, 2015 ]
    A
    No.
    [ Chris  Oct 09, 2015 ]
    Q
    music from itunes match that is not already downloaded on my phone will not seem to play if selected from the headunit. It works fine if I start playing the music on the phone. Cellular music downloads are on. Any ideas?
    [ Steve  Sep 27, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Sorry I am not sure about this questions and how to help answer it. Did want too chine of quick on the overall usage and quality of the unit. Mine freezies up a lot while driving and have to restart car for it to work again. And to get any app too continually work is impossible. Pandora always needs to be reset on phone and anything in the app radio section screen really sucks. Random play on the usb drive is a joke. 900+ songs and I hear the same ones over and over. I hate this radio unit! Waste of my money!!!! Tell all about what I think and say about this crap deck!!!
    [ derek  Sep 28, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can you connect it to subs?
    [ Slade  Sep 21, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes
    [ Jeremy  Sep 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Yep
    [ david  Sep 21, 2015 ]
    A
    You sure can it has amp pre outs for front and rear speakers as well as subs. You will need an amp to make the subs work though, but yes you can hook your subs to this head unit.
    [ william  Sep 21, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does this unit support HD radio?
    [ gary  Sep 17, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This unit does not include nor is it expandable to add HD or Satellite radio. Hope that helps.
    [ Kenny  Feb 27, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    can you still use your phone to switch music and stuff or do i have to do it all through the Carplay reciever?
    [ artem  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    11 answers
    A
    Although not recommended to use your phone while driving. It is still able to change apps in CarPlay mode. I do this when a non car play app needs to be accessed.
    [ Todd  Sep 05, 2015 ]
    A
    You can use your phone. Whatever you do on your phone will happen in real time on the AppRadio as long as it is an app supported by the radio (an app that "exists" on the radio).
    [ Patrick  Sep 04, 2015 ]
    A
    You can use either the radio's interface, the CarPlay interface (iPhone), or the Appradio interface, depending on what is connected (iPhone or Android), and how it is connected (there are multiple connections). Without a smartphone connected you can still use the radio and an iPod (if connected instead) for music. I hope this helps.
    [ JR Lance  Sep 02, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, you can switch music from your phone and you can use the home button to activate Seri but you cannot adjust the volume with the phone.
    [ Kevin  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes you can still use your phone to move around to the various functions (e.g., call, messages, music, podcasts, maps, etc.). However it is far easier and safer in my opinion to use the touch screen on the Carplay receiver.
    [ Bryan A.  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    You can use your phone to do what you want.
    [ CRAIG  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    You can use either. Carplay only understands some things... if you switch to an app it doesn't understand it simply 'ignores' that app and gives you the main menu. The iPhone works like it always works.
    [ Rebecca  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Why would you want to? The answer is yes. Your phone is still accessible in CarPlay mode.
    [ Aaron  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, at least through an iPhone.
    [ Matthew  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, you can use your phone, and it's often faster to do so. I recently figured out that the best way to use CarPlay is to start playing something on your iPhone BEFORE you plug it into CarPlay. It takes a solid 60-90 seconds for CarPlay to boot up and the iPhone and head unit are completely unusable during that time. Honestly, you should probably wait for newer units that support Wi-Fi and hopefully work faster, I've been pretty frustrated with CarPlay so far. If you do go ahead and buy it, make sure you get the kit to connect it to your steering wheel controls. Using Siri is a PITA from the screen because you have to tap and hold the home button and the screen is terrible at figuring out what you're trying to do.
    [ David  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    You can change the music either way- using the phone or the receiver. Both when connected and when not connected via bluetooth.
    [ Chris  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    Q
    I have this for my 2013 Impala and the dash kit isn't fitting that well. What should I do? Get a new dash kit?
    [ aebriel  Aug 29, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Aug 30, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will the SiriusXM internet radio app play through?
    [ Kevin  Jul 22, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If you mean playing it on your phone connected through Bluetooth then yes. Any audio your phone puts out will come through.
    [ Guest  Jul 23, 2015 ]
    A
    I don`y know because I don` subscribe to anything satellite.
    [ STEVEN  Jul 23, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does this radio support European Radio tuning?
    [ ??????  Jul 17, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This receiver does not support European tuning.
    [ Jeff  Jul 17, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you disable the feature that reads your texts outloud?
    [ Lee  Jul 16, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Just don't touch the banner.
    [ CARMEN H  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    A
    This is what happens when you get an incoming text. -A banner across the top appears for 30 second or so -Touching the banner will open Siri and she will say "NAME" has said.... - Then ask you if youd like to reply -However if you do not touch the banner she will not read the message So to answer you question, I am not totally sure if you can turn it completely off, but you can just not click the banner.
    [ Stephen  Jul 20, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can it work with steering wheel controls? (Assuming steering wheel controls & a compatible adapter is availabl, of course). I have a 2006 VW Passat.
    [ Morgan  Jul 15, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Jul 15, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this radio play regular fm/am radio stations?
    [ Dylan  Jul 10, 2015 ]
    8 answers
    A
    Yup, as long as You hook it up to the antenna
    [ Andrew  Jul 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, both AM and FM.
    [ Anthony  Jul 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ Chris  Jul 10, 2015 ]
    A
    It does. With or without your smartphone plugged into it.
    [ JR Lance  Jul 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it does. It also has presets.
    [ Matthew  Jul 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, gets good reception too.
    [ CRAIG  Jul 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Chris  Jul 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it has all the "normal" car stereo capabilities. If you look through some of the photos or videos, you can probably see the other 'modes'.
    [ Rebecca  Jul 10, 2015 ]
    Q
    Have the iOS 8 issues been resolved yet?
    [ Dominick  May 21, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    I don't know, I returned this radio without installing it.
    [ Patrick  May 23, 2015 ]
    A
    Please note that I have only been using the default CarPlay settings, not integrating with the Pioneer apps.
    [ Scott  May 21, 2015 ]
    A
    I have been using this unit for about 4 months now and I don't have any problems with IOS8. Love the unit.
    [ Scott  May 21, 2015 ]
    A
    The issues with iOS 8 are exclusively with CarPlay. As Apple comes out with updates, CarPlay will get better. With the latest update (8.3), CarPlay has gotten much better, not perfect, but still awesome. I Think this thing is the best option on the market.
    [ Jake  May 21, 2015 ]
    Q
    What is are the overall dimensions of the unit?
    [ Mark  May 05, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    This unit will fit any standard location provided you have an installation kit.
    [ David  May 14, 2015 ]
    A
    It is a standard double din 7 inch.
    [ Romano Uni / we  May 06, 2015 ]
    Q
    So, I'm confused. I purchased (it's a January 2015 build) this unit and am trying to figure out what the most current firmware is for the head unit. In the more info screen, it tells me that I have v. 1.08 already installed but on the Pioneer support page, the latest version that shows there is v. 1.07. What gives...which is it?
    [ Chris  Apr 26, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Pioneer says v 1.07 and v.1.08 are the same; the numbering is for bookkeeping purposes: "Thank you for contacting Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. There is no difference between the two updates. It was just a way for us to know production time of the units and they are identical so you will not see a 1.08 update available for download for these units."
    [ douglasgb  May 21, 2015 ]
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Apr 26, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will the screen on the unit dim automatically when the headlights are turned on, similarly to how the gauges dim? And, if it doesn't occur automatically, is there "one touch" button that would take care of this when needed? Thanks
    [ Jon  Apr 23, 2015 ]
    9 answers
    A
    Other posters have mentioned this but there is a wire on some harnesses that you can connect and then set the dimmer brightness when the lights are turned on and set a different level when they are turned off. Even though my Lexus RX330 had this wire, and was connected, it did not work on my vehicle. So, at the moment, I'm just going to fry and find a single setting that works well for the daytime and doesn't blind me at night :)
    [ Dave-o  Nov 29, 2015 ]
    A
    there is an illumination wire that you connect to a wire that comes on when you turn on your lights (Mine has one in the radio harness already) When connected and the lights are on, you can adjust night brightness to your liking. Then turn the lights off and adjust day time brightness. Without the illumination wire connected it is a manual process. Just find a wire that goes +12v when lights are turned on and life is good. Before I hooked it up I was blinded and miserable. the setting up of this is not entirely obvious that the settings are being saved for each state of lights on and lights off. It does work fine. The manual helps but its a download.
    [ Robin  Nov 07, 2015 ]
    A
    It automatically dims. Alternatively, you can turn off the screen.
    [ JEREMY  Apr 26, 2015 ]
    A
    No it doesn't and there is no "one touch" button either. You can go into the settings and dim the display but that's about it. I hope someone comes out with a DMR with knobs. Touchscreens are not good in cars while your operating the automoble. Every time you have to interact with the device you have to take your eyes off the road (to change the volume, for example). I might as well use the iPhone. Siri works sometimes.
    [ Robin M.  Apr 24, 2015 ]
    A
    Didn't notice if it dims at night .the screen stays the same . Love this deck
    [ charles  Apr 23, 2015 ]
    A
    it will dim if you have the appropriate wire connected. The amount it dims by is configurable in the radio settings. I'm not sure if there's a manual dim control if the headlight signal isn't connected
    [ Stephen  Apr 23, 2015 ]
    A
    There is a dimming wire that will handle this when your headlights go on. I'm not sure if you can fine tune it (I'd like it to dim even more), but it does dim when you turn on your headlights.
    [ Matthew  Apr 23, 2015 ]
    A
    Hi Jon O. I am not sure the screen has that dimming feature but I've never found the screen to be a problem as far as brightness. It is worth looking into. Pioneer has a decent support center I think. Perhaps you can ask there or download the manual and read through it. There is a feature that allows you to turn off the screen though, although I've never done this because I think the screen looks cool.
    [ JR Lance  Apr 23, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, assuming you connect the wire from the head unit to the appropriate wire in your car.
    [ Paul  Apr 23, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will this unit install into a 2014 Ram ProMaster van?
    [ Steve  Mar 24, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I don't see a listing for your vehicle in our database. Please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to discuss your vehicle and help you determine if this will fit.
    [ Jeff  Mar 25, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this item work with the IPhone 4s or do I have to have the 5s to use it with my phone?
    [ Bo  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    It work with any iphone that has the Carplay app., Lightning connector and the 7.1 or later OS. I'm sure about iphone 4s.
    [ Roberto  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    It's based on iOS version.Apple CarPlay is available as an update to iOS 7 and works with Lightning-enabled iPhones, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. CarPlay will be available in select cars shipping in 2014.
    [ JAMES S  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Bo, Your iPhone 4s will work with this receiver. However, the CarPlay functionality of the receiver will only work for the iPhone 5 or newer devices. Without CarPlay, you still have all the great Pioneer appradio applications, stored music playback, and Pandora, as well as Bluetooth hands-free calling. Since the CarPlay feature of this receiver isn't of immediate use to you, you may want to check out the other appradio receivers Pioneer offers. If your next phone upgrade is coming soon and you plan on sticking with Apple, I strongly recommend this receiver.
    [ CHRISTOPHER J  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    Q
    My question is when having your iphone connected using carplay and listening to fm radio. If I am listening to the pioneer fm tuner do the carplay features not work anymore without switching inputs?
    [ JamesB  Mar 15, 2015 ]
    7 answers
    A
    Hello, I do not use the fm radio, but when I am listening to a USB stick in 1 USB and my iPhone is in the other USB all of the CarPlay notifications work such as map directions, text message notifications and incoming calls. I would assume that the same holds true for fm radio.
    [ Jeremy  Mar 17, 2015 ]
    A
    Carplay features continue to work without switching inputs. You only need to press the display screen for whatever other function you desire (e.g., Messages, Phone, Maps, etc.) by touching the mode function button on the left colum to get you back to the CarPlay screen. Simply stated, once your phone is linked with the Pioneer SPH-DA120 AppRadio with the USB cable, you navigate around the touch screen to whatever function you desire.
    [ Bryan A.  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    correct - iphone still works but it uses the crappy pioneer interface instead.
    [ Suhail  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    I have never used the analog FM radio. Any radio I have listened to is through the select digital stations that are in the internet radio section of Airplay, like ESPN radio or NPR, for example.
    [ Robin M.  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    The carplay features still work with the fm tuner on. It mutes the sound if you need to speak and sound becomes audible after siri completes doing her thing.
    [ JR Lance  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    You can have an fm station playing while using car play - including using apple maps with full functionality.
    [ Rajiv  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Mine does. While listening to FM, I hit the mode button, then select the Carplay icon. Then I can view my navigation or make a call through my contacts, etc.
    [ CRAIG  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    Q
    I am just wanting to use CarPlay. What cables will need bought in order to enable full funcionality of my Iphone 5s?
    [ Evan  Feb 17, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Feb 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the radio keep your phone charged while using Nav. I know it plugs in via lightning cable, but does using CarPlay drain the battery faster than it is being charged?
    [ matternrj  Jan 30, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    It does provide a small amount of power by todays standards to "charge a device" but its so low that most devices with bluetooth / gps /wireless or even just playing music/streaming would probably drain just as fast or even faster then the unit could power it at. They do make third party breakout usb cables for some phones that will allow you to connect your phone to a secondary charging device while keeping the data portion connected to another.
    [ Ryan  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Using the built in Sony USB it does NOT keep my Samsung Note 3 charged while using GPS. The phone keeps draining. I don't think it would make a full day driving.
    [ Russell  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    A
    The battery does charge even when using Apple Carplay.
    [ Doss Moving  Jan 31, 2015 ]
    Q
    Another few questions. I live in a state with spotty mobile service. What happens if you are navigating using Maps and your service/data drops? Will it cache the data needed to get me where I am going or will it just stop directing until I have data (and having missed turns)?
    [ Randy  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Where this receiver uses your phone to run the amp and moves the controls/display to itself, it will not work without cell service on the phone. You may have a few seconds of cached data, but I would not expect anything real useful. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jan 30, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    How does the iPhone lock/unlock/sleep affect the CarPlay functionality? If your phone locks while listening to iTunes for example and later you want to engage the map nav function, do you have to unlock the phone, or is the iPhone PW automatically disabled once connected to the Pioneer interface? Likewise, does the iPhone 'wake' automatically if in sleep mode when the Pioneer screen is touched?
    [ Keith  Jan 22, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    The phone doesn't lock when it's connected to the app radio and is in CarPlay mode. Whatever you do on the radio does not show up on the phone. It appears as it functions independently even though the app radio uses your iPhone as the brains.
    [ Brett  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    A
    Once the lightning cable is plugged in, all phone/music/map functionality is run through the AppRadio. There is no need to handle the phone unless you want to look at an app on the phone that isn't supported by the AppRadio (of which there are many). However, listening to music, receiving & sending texts via Siri Eyes Free (which is really cool) and map functionality is all on the head unit. Those things are really all you need to be messing with while driving anyhow. BTW, with two extra adapters available from Crutchfield and Apple you can stream Netflix, Hulu etc.. to the AppRadio. Just sayin'
    [ christopher  Jan 23, 2015 ]
    A
    The phone will not lock once it is unlocked and plugged in to the Pioneer unless you take the key out of the ignition. If you turn off the car and leave the phone plugged in, it may ask you to unlock your iPhone in order to utilize carplay when you put the key back in and the radio reboots. Without unlocking the phone, you will be limited to the radio and other non-carplay functions of the radio. If you want it to wake automatically all the time, you have to disable the automatic lock on the phone, I would imagine. Hope this helps.
    [ JR Lance  Jan 23, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can I use my iPhone without CarPlay, just Bluetooth for streaming music and receiving phone calls? I understand you can, but do you have to go into the settings and change the input? Thanks!
    [ Tristan  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Yes you can just use Bluetooth audio and receive phone calls just make sure you have the mic hooked up that came with the reciever. You just select Bluetooth audio in the with the drop down arrow. Fyi I think using Bluetooth audio the volume does not come through as loud as a aux cord
    [ Michael  Jan 19, 2015 ]
    A
    Car play only works when it's plugged in and Bluetooth works when car play is not plugged in. Bluetooth works like normal Bluetooth with songs and calls.
    [ SHANTIL  Jan 19, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. You can stream music through Bluetooth. Unless you plug your phone in and start CarPLay, it will play through Bluetooth by default (once your phone is detected / connected).
    [ Brooke  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    A
    You can have the bluetooth connection set to auto-connect. That way when you turn your car on you can stream music and make phone calls without doing anything. You cannot use bluetooth while using carplay, but if auto-connect is enabled, simply disconnect your iPhone from the lightning cable and you'll be able to stream music and make/receive phone calls via bluetooth automatically. Note: In order to stream music you will have to change the audio source of the receiver to "Bluetooth". Just like any other audio source.
    [ Jake  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can you have an iPod (160gb) attached playing music and have an Iphone attached for navigation?
    [ Nathan  Jan 16, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I believe you can, yes. There are two usb ports in the back of the radio and the radio should allow you to access either device. There is also a rear setting on the radio that may allow you to play two things at once if you have a video screen in the rear seat. I have not set that up yet but I think it is an option.
    [ JR Lance  Jan 23, 2015 ]
    A
    No I was told IS08 is not hasn't been updated
    [ KRESS  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Q
    So according to the multiple disclaimers on this page, and the linked message from Pioneer, AppRadio and AppRadio Live do NOT work with devices running iOS 8. Is that correct? If that's the case, doesn't that basically defeat the purpose of this head unit? Can someone running iOS 8 confirm which features do and do not work? Specifically, navigation, phone, calendar? I'm a little shocked, and hoping I'm just misunderstanding the message. Please let me know what the deal is here!
    [ Stephen H  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    14 answers
    A
    Clicking App radio mode sends the device into the default Pioneer mode. To date the only app I have attempted to run was Pandora, which had some issues (refusing to load). The CarPlay mode however, works as advertised aside from some issues that still need to be addressed via software update (map mode operating sometimes in vertical mode, music app launch sometimes crashing). That said, when the unit is running bug free (98% of the time) Navigation, phone, calendar, basically all of the CarPlay functions work as described, which has negated much desire on my part to delve into the App Radio functions.
    [ John  Jan 14, 2015 ]
    A
    I don't use the calendar while I'm driving but as far as music, phone calls, texts, and maps apps go they all work just fine. I'm unaware of any features not working with iOS 8 and I've had this radio installed about a month now.
    [ Brad  Jan 12, 2015 ]
    A
    I thought this was weird as well. I am running it with iOS 8.1.2 and the only issue I have seen is with the "Hey Siri" feature. When you say "Hey Siri", she pops up and the screen says "What Can I Help You With" and then promptly ignores anything you say and disappears. This is the only time it doesn't work though. Everything else is works just fine. Really cool stuff. My i Phone is my work phone. My personal is a Galaxy S4 and while I can also hook it up in AppRadio mode, CarPlay is far superior. I'm an Adnroid guy, but in this case the iPhone is a much smoother experience. Get it, you won't be disappointed!
    [ Patrick  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    You may want to look at the nex series in case this unit doesn't work for carplay. I bought this for my son and he has a 4s iPhone which doesn't have the carplay feature ?? the unit is nice but if it doesn't give you all of the features you're looking for you'll be stuck with something you hate. At least with one of the nex series units you can add on what you need if the CarPlay doesn't function.
    [ David  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    It works, but the apps that are compatible with 8 are limited. This unit supports Apple CarPlay which is vastly superior. It works with phone, messages and navigation. I have never tried calendar. It also works with 3rd party apps such as pandora and spotify. I'm not sure which phones other than 6 support CarPlay, it's the only phone I've tried.
    [ Jeremy  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Sorry I didn't buy it for app radio I bought it for car play and it works excellent for car play my iPhone six syncs up seamlessly and the radio is very responsive
    [ RANDY  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    I use it running 8.1.2 without any troubles. All the features using carplay work fine. I don't use any of the appradio features. You can plug into the unit and run carplay for navigation, messaging using Siri, making phone calls, etc. I also use Bluetooth to connect wirelessly to stream music from my phone.
    [ Justin  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. The pioneer app radio apps are not compatible with iOS 8. However, I don't use those apps anyway since the radio has carplay. I have an iPhone 6 with iOS 8 and I use the pioneer radio with carplay entirely. All the apps are the iOS CarPlay apps. The app radio is a pioneer OS that is not compatible with iOS 8. Although, I don't think I missed anything or used it ever. The only apps I used are from the CarPlay. Once you plug in your iOS 8 iPhone, the CarPlay interface starts up and you can now then use the apple maps, iMessage, music, spotify, podcasts, Iheart radio, cbs radio, phone and Siri.
    [ Bertrick  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Features seem to work fine, but I use this head unit exclusively in CarPlay mode. Everything about CarPlay works perfectly.
    [ Aaron  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Awesome! Thanks a ton for the quick informative answers guys!
    [ Stephen H  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    All of those features work via CarPlay a different system than the AppRadio. The AppRadio features haven't been updated to support iOS 8 yet. However navigation, phone, music, messages/SMS, and confirmed Calendar notifications all work through CarPlay. also any App that asserts itself into CarPlay like pandora, spotify and Rdio.
    [ Joshua  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    If your running IOS 8 then The apps that have a keyboard are useless... However apple CarPlay works but I do miss my appradio apps for video and waze
    [ MARCUS  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Stephen, This pertains to the App Radio function of the receiver. Using the Apple CarPlay functionality of the receiver the navigation and messaging do work. One thing to be aware of is the on screen keyboard is still not operational for some apps. In the case of navigation, this is easily circumvented by entering the destination on the phone prior to starting navigation. Unless the navigation destination is in recents. Messaging is all dictated with your voice so no issues there. As for the calendar, I haven't tried this function out, but if you can avoid using a keyboard and input everything using voice commands I think it should work.
    [ CHRISTOPHER J  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    A
    I use ios8 without problems... I don't think calendar works, but I have not tried either.... I use CarPlay, but I will be trying out app radio this weekend.
    [ Trey  Jan 10, 2015 ]
    Q
    I'm confused about the difference between AppRadio mode and MirrorLink. I'm on an android device, so please direct answers about using Android, not IOS. I'll be using an iPod Classic via a 30-pin connector. I don't have nor do I stream music on my phone - it's all on the iPod. Navigation is what I'm most concerned with. I want to use Google Maps like I do on my phone, but on the receiver, and be able to listen to music while getting turn-by-turn directions, and retain voice search in maps. So I'm trying to understand which connection method I should use. So let me see if I got this straight: MirrorLink requires the CD-MU200 cable, which looks only like a standard USB to MicroUSB. Is that all this is? AppRadio mode uses Pioneer's own built-in apps (and a companion app on the phone) to interface with the phone and use it's resources? So rather than using Google Maps like I do on the phone, I'll be using Pioneer's "AppRadio" version of the maps app to navigate, but pulling the necessary resources from my phone? With this method, it looks like I'll have to do all the inputting on the phone and the receiver's screen just displays the map, nothing more? Do turn-by-turn directions come through the receiver? Can I continue to listen to music on the iPod while navigating, or must I stay in the maps app on the receiver? MirrorLink looks like I'm getting some version of my phone's home screen on the receiver's screen and actually interacting with my phone as if I were holding it in my hand, but through the receiver's screen instead? So I would be directly running the Google Maps app from my phone, but through the receiver? Will I do input on the receiver's screen? Will I retain voice search? turn-by-turn? And lastly, can I continue to listen to iPod audio while navigating? Any other differences I don't know about? Anything significant? I'd appreciate it if someone could break this down for me.
    [ Kevin  Dec 30, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: AppRadio allows you to use apps from your phone (iphone OR Android) on the receiver Mirrorlink (only for Android) is a system has tries to put your phones display onto your receiver. The music only cuts out when directions are given The CD-MU200 is simply a USB to Micro Using Appradio, you could still use Googlemaps but you would still need to control it from your phone. And for MirrorLink, 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. The music will continue to play when commands are not being given. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jan 03, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this receiver work along with OnStar in any way?
    [ KyleC  Dec 29, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Dec 31, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    is the included usb cable able to be used with a lightning connector or do we need a specialized cable to connect an iphone. Also can you use that same cable when updating frimware to connect a usb data stick?
    [ Jose  Dec 22, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Hi Jose Yes the radio comes with a USB cable so you can plug in your lightning cable also through the usb cable the firmwire updates can be done.
    [ Juan  Dec 23, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, the cable needs to be plugged in the USB port1 slot for iPhone functionality and to update the firmware.
    [ Raymond  Dec 23, 2014 ]
    Q
    Does your phone have to be connected to the radio in order to benefit from the GPS antenna?
    [ Alex  Dec 19, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Yes, the head unit does not have navigation of its own. It uses your phones navigation and re displays it in a better, easier to read format.
    [ Brett  Dec 22, 2014 ]
    A
    As far as I know the antenna connected to the head unit is only used for app radio applications. Your phone and the Apple maps app within car play are utilizing the GPS in your phone.
    [ Anthony  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, this increases the GPS accuracy when using a phone connected app.
    [ Todd  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, your phone has to be connected to the head unit to benefit from the GPS antenna. The AppRadio has no GPS software installed. All maps come from the phone. The antenna is only to amplify the accuracy of the phone's map app.
    [ christopher  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    A
    For me, the GPS antenna is just used to set the time.
    [ Rebecca  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    Q
    My wife and I both have an iphone. If I am driving and connected to carplay and using it for the navigation, can my wife use her phone over bluetooth to stream music at the same time?
    [ tbtbtbtb  Dec 14, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I have never been able to do this. Maybe it can and I just haven't successfully done it? In any case, it must not be terribly obvious how to accomplish this.
    [ Brooke  Oct 26, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ david  Sep 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Sorry I don't have and answer, I have not installed the Radio. After Christmas I will have one.
    [ Roberto  Dec 16, 2014 ]
    Q
    Will there be an automatic Bluetooth connection with my iphone, or do I need to physically connect my phone to the unit with a lightning cable? How many different phones can I pair?
    [ Rlack  Dec 10, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    You can pair your phone and it will automatically connect for both music and phone calls. However it will not be in Apple Carplay mode. My understanding is Apple will be providing Bluetooth support of Apple Carplay with 9.0 IOS release.
    [ CRAIG  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    If you set up Bluetooth pairing with your iPhone, calls will go through that if its not connected through CarPlay. I haven't tried it with more than one phone while connected to CarPlay, though.
    [ Stephen  Dec 11, 2014 ]
    Q
    Will this work with a 2008 Mercedes CLS 550?
    [ MMA  Dec 10, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Jeff  Dec 10, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have questions regarding iPhone 5s connectivity and Apple CarPlay: The details page says that in order to use the Apps such as navigation, music streaming, calendar, etc. you have to connect your iPhone via the Pioneer connectivity kit which includes HDMI adapters but occupies USB port 1. The details page then continues and says that to use Apple CarPlay you simply need the stock Apple Lightning to USB cord which also occupies USB port 1. My question is how are you supposed to use the AppRadio functionality if it requires the connectivity kit but also use the CarPlay features with just a USB cord? Do I not need the connectivity kit? Or do I need two cords for my iPhone?
    [ Carter  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Pioneer SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4 comes with a 58" USB extension cable so you can route that to a convenient spot so and switch out if you want to use both of them. I would suggest just starting out with Carplay since it uses the basic lightening to USB cable. Also if you have iOS 8 as the App Radio Mode is currently only compatible with iOS 7.1.2 If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Dec 15, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    When watching video using HDMI, does the car need to be parked? Or can I play a video on the go.
    [ Demetrious  Dec 08, 2014 ]
    12 answers
    A
    I have still been unable to get a video signal to display via HDMI. Tried several different cables, but no video. Just audio. Haven't had a chance to call them yet.
    [ Patrick  Dec 16, 2014 ]
    A
    You can play on the go, if you wire appropriately.
    [ Brad  Dec 11, 2014 ]
    A
    parked its apple not pioneer that does it
    [ charles  Dec 10, 2014 ]
    A
    I haven't used that feature but I believe so. I've read reviews about earlier Pioneer models requiring the parking brake to be on to watch videos. I purchased this unit mainly to listen to music from my phone as I commuted to work via Carplay and for that it works well. Hope this helps.
    [ Robin M.  Dec 10, 2014 ]
    A
    You'll most likely need a micro bypass.
    [ JEREMY  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    A
    I didn't even know you could watch a video through HDMI.
    [ michael  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    A
    If you are using the head units display and not some rear seat video display, yes the car will have to be in park with the emergency brake applied. The head unit makes you prove this by applying the emergecy brake twice.
    [ Joshua  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    A
    You cannot play hdmi video while the car is in motion. Video playback is only when parking break is engage.
    [ Bertrick  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    A
    By default I would say yes, but a little bit of research and you may find a work around. I did for the appradio3 and the same workaround worked for the appradio4
    [ MARCUS  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    A
    I returned the item. so i don't know
    [ ANEEL K  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    A
    The unit connects to your parking brake which must be engaged for the video to work.
    [ Robert  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    A
    I haven't installed mine yet but after looking through the owners manual, you have to have the emergency brake engaged to be able to use a lot of the features.
    [ Corey  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    Q
    I have this unit and the android connection kit. Still can't get mirror link or even app radio mode to work. What am I doing wrong. My cell phone is a galaxy note 3?
    [ John  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Nov 30, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    so does this HU have an internal memeory? or am I using my data plan? how does the GPS work? does it have maps installed? can I connect an external HD to it? how do I load apps? does it have built in wifi/Bluetooth?
    [ anthony  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: It does not have internal memory or maps built in, so everything is done through your phone which means yes you are using data. It does not have an option to add an HD tuner. You load apps by connecting your iPhone/Adnroid to the head unit with the appropriate cables. It does have Bluetooth, but no Wi-Fi. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 28, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the rear view camera function on this unit have an option to view gridlines?
    [ Josh  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The unit also provides four on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing up your vehicle. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 26, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will the artwork display on unit during playback of audio on iphone when connected via usb, via Bluetooth, or both ?
    [ Harry  Nov 23, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Pioneer SPH-DA120 does not display album artwork on the display when audio streaming. It does display song information like artist, song, and album name. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 26, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    I use the TomTom app on my iPhone, can this still be used instead of the Apple Maps?
    [ Michael W  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    It can be used, but only in AppRadio mode.
    [ CARMEN H  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    A
    I'm not sure. The only navigation app that appears to have a carplay counterpart is apple maps.
    [ Matthew  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    At this time the TomTom app cannot be used instead of the Apple Maps.
    [ Jeff  Nov 25, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    What does this use the GPS antenna for? I thought it doesn't have built in GPS (only GPS runs through phone).
    [ Jeffrey  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The GPS antenna should work in conjunction with the apps to provide more accurate data. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss further.
    [ Jeff  Nov 24, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Has anyone used the app Waze with iOS 8? has it worked?
    [ PhilM  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Unfortunately, I have not because I haven't updated my iPhone to the ios8. How does the ios8 iphone work with the radio? Are you having any compatibility issues? JR
    [ JR Lance  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    A
    I just tried to use it now, and nothing came up in the car A friend uses waze all the time It seems to be perfectly fine, but until I got the pioneer I didn't care about it versus simple Google maps
    [ Rebecca  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    Q
    Why does this come with a GPS antenna? Which features on the unit would use GPS?
    [ Michael  Nov 14, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The antenna is necessary if you wanted to take advantage of the navigation apps (such as Apple maps, Waze, etc.). The antenna will give you a stronger signal than the antenna that is built in your iPhone. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 22, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    I am trying to set the time on my unit the sph-da120 and for the life of me I can not figure it out for the life of me?
    [ MikeIsEpic  Nov 12, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I pulled my hair out trying to follow other people experiences online and thought it just synced time with my phone when i connected it vie bluetooth. No where that i could find talked about needing the gps antenna plugged in to get the time to work. would of saved me some frusteration. thanks for hopefully helping future installers.
    [ Ryan  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    A
    I had the same problem. You must attach the GPS Square probe and let it connect to the time zone, even if you dont have any gps features. Once it is connect and picks up a signal you should be able to adjust the times by 30 minutes to get to the right time. When I installed mine I just pushed the little square back into my dash and its worked fine for me
    [ Stephen  Jul 20, 2015 ]
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Nov 12, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit allow access to Sirius XM satellite radio?
    [ Paul  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The 130spda120 does not have satellite radio capability. The 1304000nex is satellite ready and would use the 220sxv200 tuner. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 13, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    I see two USB ports. will they each support a USB to Lightning cable?
    [ SeanKane  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    yes both will support a lighting cable, I have two installed on mine.
    [ Stephen  Jul 20, 2015 ]
    A
    Not sure. I got the radio professionallly installed.
    [ Suhail  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    Q
    How does this device work with the backup camera featured with the Nissan Rogue Select? Is the response time quick? Or does it not work at all?
    [ T  Nov 09, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    The head unt has a RCA input for the video feed and a reserve wire that you can tap into to notify the unit that the car is in reverse. However, in my case (A Toyota Prius), OEM wiring is not RCA and it is running on a 6V current instead of 12V, so it isn't a plug-and-play for me. According to customer service here they don't have a harness kit to hook up the existing OEM wiring to RCA input either, so my backup camera isn't working right now. If you have good understanding of vehicle wiring, I would suggest you find a Nissan Rogue user forum and search for anyone who may have done this conversion before, and ask for instructions. Good luck!
    [ Jonathan  Nov 10, 2014 ]
    A
    I installed an after market backup camera, works fine, pops right up as soon as it's on and in reverse.
    [ Cheap  Nov 09, 2014 ]
    A
    I installed this in my Nissan Versa, which I had installed a license plate backup camera. It works perfect with my backup camera and comes on instantly. Very clear monitor and bright. Could not be more pleased.
    [ CRAIG  Nov 09, 2014 ]
    Q
    Will I need to purchase a separate wire harness to connect to the stock harness? Will I need to purchase a faceplate or mounting kit? Can I tie this down somehow stop thieves from stealing?
    [ Khalid  Nov 04, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Nov 04, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    So not a question about anything in general ... Just would like to hear some feedback from owners of this unit how they like it? Does it work well with your steering wheel controls? Does this sit flush with most dash kits our have gaps around the edges and or stick out etc.? anyone use a back-up camera with this yet? Any functions missing that you wish it had they I may not be aware of? How well does CarPlay work with this unit? Anyone use Spotify via bluetooth and carplay yet? Etc. Etc. Etc. Just looking to get more feedback and reviews is all. Thanks
    [ Guest  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I purchased this unit for my wife's Nissan Versa, fit and installation went well. I hooked up a back-up license camera to the unit and it works very good. Nice large display. I cannot comment on steering wheel controls since her car does not have it installed. I updated my unit from 1.06 to firmware 1.07 I got from Pioneer's site. I have had a few issues, one is "Hey Siri" feature (Siri eye free mode) the unit responds instantly, but does not activate the microphone most of the time. If I select Siri using the iPhone 6+ home button, it works as it is suppose too. Not sure if this is a Pioneer firmware issue or Apple IOS 8.1 issue. Pioneer is looking into it. I also have had the unit drop hardwire connect, which I then had to take out and reinsert the Lightning to USB Cable at the iPhone. When the unit works, it works well, all functions are seamless and switching back and forth from radio to CarPlay is perfect. I hope Siri issue can be resolved as well as the random disconnections. BTW, I do not have the Bluetooth enabled, since CarPlay is the main means I use for making phone calls and it works and sounds much better. I like the integration of smartphone and radio that Carplay provides. Screens do not show much lag when selecting iTunes, Phone, or Maps; actually seem pretty responsive to me. I figure Carplay will only get better as time goes on so I am willing to put up with a few bugs while it is getting squared away.
    [ Craig  Nov 06, 2014 ]
    A
    After a week I am very pleased with it. It's in my 370z and works great with the steering wheel; however, the one I purchased from Crutchfield had some issues and I had to purchase another (don't remember the name, but it's the same maker as what Crutchfield gave me as the dash kit. Everything looks and sounds clean in my car. As far as Bluetooth, always use CarPlay. You can adjust the Bluetooth input level, but it sounds muffled and not nearly as clean. Spotify will work via Lightening cable. I use Rhapsody mostly and it works great. Overall it's a great unit for the price, but I keep it simple. All I'm concerned with it compatibility with the iPhone (Music, Rhapsody, and Maps) I did install the HDMI and have the connector, but haven't had a need to use it yet.
    [ JEREMY  Nov 06, 2014 ]
    A
    I am loving this unit so far! Just installed it last week and exclusively use it in CarPlay mode. My vehicle doesn't have any steering wheel controls, sadly, and I haven't hooked up a backup camera yet, but am considering it. It does sit flush with the dash kit that Crutchfield sent me for the Toyota RAV4 (wish I could include a photo) and it practically looks like it was designed for this vehicle! Very small gap on the bottom that I don't even notice. I haven't used Spotify yet, but I have used iTunes radio, iHeart Radio, CBS talk radio, and the mapping/texting/calling features. Love this unit! Only thing that could be improved is if my car did have steering wheel controls. I have to adjust volume with the capacitive buttons along the left (which you can fully customize the colors of). Note that different functions (maps, texts, calls, music) control volume differently. You may need to adjust Siri reading text messages to get a proper volume, but once it's set, you should be good. I have texts around vol10, music around vol15, alerts around vol10, etc.
    [ Aaron  Nov 04, 2014 ]
    Q
    Ive heard from another review (android) that when using the navigation or maps, you are unable to play music at the same time. He said you could do one or the other, but it wouldn't do both like my phone could. Can anyone confirm this? Again, he was an android user, not IOS. Thanks!
    [ Cody  Nov 01, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I can not answer for android, but for iOS users you CAN play music and navigation at the same time. The user who said you can't is incorrect.
    [ Aaron  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Right. I know you're asking about Android, but for others wanting the same answer, Joshua is correct.
    [ JEREMY  Nov 06, 2014 ]
    A
    I have used the CarPlay Apple Maps navigation on this unit, you can play audio while navigation is active. When navigation instructions are given the audio playback is muted, and returned when the instruction is completed.
    [ Joshua  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    Q
    When iPhone is connected and CarPlay is currently in use can the radio, etc. still be played an controlled? Seems as if there is no on screen controls for that while the CarPlay screen is on and and in use. Thanks
    [ Guest  Oct 31, 2014 ]
    8 answers
    A
    Indeed. Just tap 'MODE' then tap the down arrow on the upper right corner of the screen. You can select the radio, iPod, AUX, etc.
    [ JEREMY  Nov 06, 2014 ]
    A
    It can. You can hit the home button and it goes back to the car's apps. You can then use the mode button to switch between carplay and the radio.
    [ Mike  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    A
    There are no radio controls while in CarPlay mode, but there is a Mode button on touch controls along the left hand side of the display and also the "AppRadio" button in CarPlay mode which takes you back to the Pioneer interface where you can control the radio as normal while your iPhone is connected. You can go back into the CarPlay interface while the Radio is playing, but my experience is as soon as you engage anything in CarPlay while listening to the radio, including Messages/Navigation it picks audio playback from the CarPlay connected device.
    [ Joshua  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    A
    At any point you are able to flip back to the regular Pioneer interface by clicking the home or Mode button, at which point you can easily adjust the radio. It's quite seamless. Naturally while making this adjustment your CarPlay UI will no longer be on screen but it's one button press away.
    [ ELLIOT  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes you can click the Pioneer button to flip out of car play. From there you can play the radio. Still, I'm not sure why you would want to with itunes radio and I ?? radio. But yes you can.
    [ Andrew  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    A
    When iPhone is connected and CarPlay is in use, you can still return to appradio function by pressing the main home key. You can switch back and forth from pioneer's app radio and CarPlay. Also, when CarPlay is in use, you can still use your iPhone. CarPlay doesn't lock your phone in any way or prevent you from using your other iPhone apps.
    [ Bertrick  Nov 03, 2014 ]
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    Thanks for the reply! Thats a bummer that you have to switch back and forth. I will most often use the basic system anyway besides CarPlay ... I see me using that more when I am driving for longer distances or need navigation etc. So how do you like this unit? I have owned Pioneer touch screen before and like them ... I was first looking at 4000NEX but this seems to have the stuff I like and I like the capacative screen over the resistive of the others (and not spending $1400 for the 8000. Looking to put this in my 2011 GMC Siera truck with the iDatalink Mestro to have my steering wheels control everything etc. Any feedback on this unit and your thoughts would be great. Thanks so much.
    [ Guest  Nov 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes, you can press the mode button to switch between CarPlay and normal mode. You can also use either mode to control the iPod. I personally like the normal audio player to the car play one. You have more control and easy access to the settings and EQ.
    [ Jeremy  Nov 03, 2014 ]
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    How can I watch video on the screen using an iPhone 6?
    [ Mike  Oct 30, 2014 ]
    2 answers
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    I believe you need to purchase an HDMI cable and the Apple HDMI adaptor for the Lightning connector.
    [ Pete Stoppani  Oct 30, 2014 ]
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    Connect an Hdmi cable to the port on the back of the unit, then you need to get a lightning to AV connector from Apple which connects to the Hdmi.
    [ Alex  Oct 30, 2014 ]
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