Touchscreen & Remote Control
CarPlay & Android Auto
AppRadio + AppRadioLive
iPod/iPhone Music Playback
Audio & DSP Section
AV + OEM Connectivity
Touchscreen & Remote Control
Motorized 6.95" Clear Resistive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer
AVH-4200NEX features a 6.95" clear resistive LCD touchscreen with a display
resolution of 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The clear
resistive panel is designed to enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and
images, making them appear clear and crisp. The LCD touchscreen allows you to
control this unit and a connected component - such as an iPod/iPhone, Android
smartphone, a USB MSC device, or Bluetooth source. Menus appear on screen for
making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The
unit's 6.95" touchscreen display is motorized and electronically slides down to
load/eject your DVD/CD discs. The angle of the motorized touchscreen display can
also be adjusted to five different positions to meet your viewing needs in the
- Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on
the AVH-4200NEX'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
- 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
or SD/SDHC 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. You
can also manually dim the display.
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.
Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX's
6.95" touchscreen monitor can be detached from the chassis to deter theft
(soft carrying case included). You
can also enter a 5 to 16 character password that must be entered if the head
unit is disconnected from power.
Variable Illumination: The AVH-4200NEX offers custom illumination for
the front-panel controls so you can match your vehicle's interior, plus MIXTRAX
Illumination for DJ-style illumination in your vehicle.
- Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to
the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the
bottom 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 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. Choose among multiple patterns of
lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization
Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX receiver comes with
an IR wireless remote control, plus support for factory steering wheel control
(adapter sold separately).
- Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX
includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit
and your connected devices.
- Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter
CarPlay & Android
Apple CarPlay: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX features Apple
CarPlay, the smarter and safer way to use your iPhone in the car. The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX supports
through your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 7.1+) with Lightning connector. Your iPhone
can be connected to the NEX-series
head unit's USB-1 port via the included USB extension cable and a Lightning-to-USB cable. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone
users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music, and
access messages through Siri voice
control and the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen controls.
- Maps: Apple CarPlay brings the power and simplicity of
Apple Maps to your
dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and
estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite
or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking
Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want
to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.
- 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
- Music Library: Through Apple CarPlay, you can access your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes
Radio on your iPhone using the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what
you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display
song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
- Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've
downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks. Control
them from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone.
Apple continues to add more apps to CarPlay. Current supported apps include
(fees may apply) -
- Music & Radio: Pandora,
Slacker Radio, &
- News, Sports & Podcasts: Stitcher,
MLB.com At Bat,
CBS Radio News,
NPR One, &
- Audio Books:
Android Auto: The Pioneer NEX receiver supports the
app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer). Your compatible Android
smartphone must be connected to the NEX receiver's USB-2 port via the included
USB extension cable and a microUSB-to-USB cable,
plus be paired via Bluetooth (your vehicle's parking brake needs to be engaged
to initially setup Android Auto). Android Auto extends the Android platform into
your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you
useful information and organizes it into simple on-screen "card-style" pop-ups
that appear just when they're needed. It's designed to minimize distraction so
you can stay focused on the road ahead.
Features of Android Auto include:
- Google Speech Technology: The Pioneer NEX receiver enhances your Android Auto experience
even more by incorporating Google's Speech Technology using the
head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and
text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated
applications fast, easy, and safe.
You will need to press the on-screen "mic" icon to activate Google Speech.
- Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with
on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane
guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's
touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic
and Google Speech Technology.
- Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your
contacts and messages through the Pioneer NEX receiver while keeping your
eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology
to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you
concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice
- Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the
Pioneer receiver via
Google Play Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your
smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the
receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to
listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology.
You also get access to online music and radio stations from
Slacker Radio, &
Tune-In. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus
song/artist information and album art or station logo.
Note: Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector (including the
Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable.
here for more details.
Data Plan Required: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will
need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE,
or WiFi for CarPlay and Android Auto to function. Access to CarPlay and Android
Auto's online app services 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. App services may not be available in all
Smartphone Charging: The Pioneer Receiver's USB connection provides 1.6A of current to
power and charge your connected iPhone or Android smartphone during CarPlay
or Android Auto. Your vehicle's ignition switch must be set to the 'ACC' or 'On'
position. If your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the head
unit will not recognize it.
Optional USB Extension Cable: If you need an additional USB
extension cable, use Pioneer's CD-MU200 cable (130CDMU200,
- For Apple Car Play: For Car Play, you will only use the CD-MU200's 58" USB
extension cable and not the included 19" micro-to-USB cable. The 19"
micro-to-USB cable can be used for Android Auto, if you also have an Android
OS device. Any other USB extension cable can cause CarPlay or Android Auto
- For Android Auto: If you need a USB extension cable, use
Pioneer's CD-MU200 cable. Any other USB extension cable can cause Android Auto
AppRadio + AppRadioLive
AppRadio & AppRadioLive Compatibility: The AVH-4200NEX supports Pioneer's
AppRadio & AppRadioLive applications through your compatible
Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) with Lightning connector or MHL-enabled Android smartphone (OS 4.0+). See below for compatibility and what
type of cables are needed.
- Apple iOS Compatibility: Use
Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and
a HDMI cable (all sold separately) to connect your iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 7.0+) to the AVH-4200NEX'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 a MHL adapter box,
microUSB-to-HDMI cable, and a microUSB-to-USB cable (all sold separately) to connect your compatible MHL-enabled Android smartphone
(OS 4.0+) to the AVH-4200NEX'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
- 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 AVH-4200NEX supports Pioneer's AppRadio
mode application for
iPhone (iOS 7.0+)
with Lightning Connector and select
MHL-enabled Android smartphones
(OS 4.0+). 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 AVH-4200NEX'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.
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
- 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
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 (for iPhone &
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.
- Saving Fuel: Saving Fuel (for
iPhone) monitors your acceleration, braking cornering, and idling to
gather an overall score for each trip. It scores your driving behavior
and car health, as well a give you tips to help you drive safely.
- 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
CarMediaPlayer app (for
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.
- iHeartAuto Radio: The
iHeartAuto Radio app (for
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
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 DVD 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.
- 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
- 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
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
here to view complete list of compatible AppRadio apps.
AppRadioLive: Within the AppRadio App mode is the AppRadioLive App for
(iOS 7.0+) with Lightning connector and select
MHL-enabled Android (OS 4.2+) smartphones. 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
(iPhone only), and
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
(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
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.
Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR: The AVH-4200NEX is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (3.0+EDR), allowing you to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your
smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth
wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), OPP
1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing) w/ Dual Phone Connection: With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-4200NEX without
having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Once a paired
Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection
function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices
(2 phones/1 audio player) can be paired to this head unit. You are even able to
keep two Bluetooth-enabled smartphones connected at the same time, so you can
switch between phones from the head unit's touchscreen, without having to
connect or re-connect devices.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The
PioneerAVH-4200NEX supports wireless hands-free communication for your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP
1.6) with wideband speech capability, the AVH-4200NEX provides more natural
sound quality and details during wireless calls. The AVH-4200NEX allows you
to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using
the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a
conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private
Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
- Answering A Call: During an incoming phone call, the
head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone
will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can manually answer an
incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
- Making A Call: The AVH-4200NEX offers a variety of
ways to make call using the in-dash receiver.
- Direct Dialing: You can make a call by entering the
phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad.
- Preset Dialing: You can store up to six phone
numbers as presets for quicker dialing.
- Phone Book: The phone book (up to 800 contacts)
in your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone will be transferred automatically
when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want
to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry
and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book,
you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name
- Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed,
received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call
numbers from these lists.
- Voice Dialing (Siri & Google Voice): When paired
and connected with an iPhone 4S or later via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head
unit has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen controls and
external microphone. It also supports Google Voice for select Android
smartphones (not compatible with Samsung "S Voice"). You'll be able to
dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention,
such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth
settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be
engaged to access these functions.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX also
supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth
enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on
your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device.
When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.
- Advanced Music Navigation: In addition to basic
playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the
AVH-4200NEX lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist,
Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and
- Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display your
stored music's and music app's song information; such as Artist name and
Song/Album title (app must also support).
Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected to
an iPhone (iOS 6.1+) with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX has
the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for
Siri Eyes-Free functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through
the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and
transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free
provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making
phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well
as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head
unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.
Note: The head unit's touchscreen monitor will only indicate
hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri
are only audible through the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX; visual data will still
need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
iPod/iPhone Music Playback
iPhone Music Playback w/ DAC Bypass: If you don't desire
CarPlay, AppRadio, or AppRadioLive, the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX also supports music
only playback from your Lightning or 30-pin connector iPod/iPhone device through
the receiver's USB-1 port (requires a Lightning-to-USB cable or dock-to-USB
cable). Your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded
instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head
unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal
to Noise ratio up to 96dB. The AVH-4200NEX will playback stored music and music
apps on your compatible iPod/iPhone device, provide touchscreen control, and
song/artist information display.
Music Control: From the head unit's touchscreen, you can
search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Radio, Playlist, Artist, Album,
Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. Once you have
selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z). In
addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs
related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create
an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently
playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also
select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
Note: Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during
connection, but newer Apple devices (iOS 6.0+) will stay unlocked so you can also
control the iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen and access apps.
Apple Music Radio: You'll have access to Apple Music Radio
from your USB-connected iPhone through the Pioneer DVD receiver. Listen for free
to Beats 1, an innovative radio station hosted by the world's best artists and
DJs. With an Apple Music Radio subscription, you can explore a wide range of
curated radio stations, as well as create stations around your favorite songs or
artists. Playback control from the head unit's touchscreen is only offered for
Apple Music Radio paid subscribers.
Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The Pioneer receiver supports song/artist information and album art. The head
unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track
number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art.
Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.6A of current to
power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition
switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit
will not recognize it.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX
supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 2/20/2017):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type ||
Specific Apps || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || CarPlay || AppRadio |
| Pandora || Song/Artist || Track Info || Album Art ||
| iPhone |
| 3GS || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || 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 || 6.16 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || 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.
Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (for
Apple iOS 9.0+ or
Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX using your USB, Bluetooth, or HDMI+Bluetooth
connected Apple iPhone, as well as your Bluetooth or HDMI+Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. Your iPhone or Android
smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the
Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX will
provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song
information; as well as Album art.
- Station List + Presets: You can select Pandora stations
from your Station List by date or alphabetically. You can also store six
Pandora Radio preset stations for even easier recall.
- New Stations: New stations can be created based on the
current songs or artists playing.
- Shuffle: You can also listen to songs played randomly
from various stations within your Station List.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song/artist currently being played can
be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
SiriusXM 3.0 Ready: The Pioneer AVH-X4200NEX is SiriusXM 3.0
Ready so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports,
exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more.
Simply activate a SiriusXM Radio subscription (fees will apply) and connect the
SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300,
sold separately) to the dedicated port on the rear of the receiver for playback
and control of satellite radio. Check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription
- Channel/Category Lists + Song/Artist/Album Info: The
Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List
displays all available categories and stations within those categories.
Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be
viewed on the head unit's LCD touchscreen. You also get station logo
identification and album art on
- Category Scan + Instant Replay: During Category Scan,
the live broadcast for each channel in the current category plays for six
seconds at a time. The SiriusXM Instant Replay function lets you pause,
rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content from the station that
you are currently listening to.
- SmartFavorite Presets + Featured Favorites: You can
store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets with special tuning
features such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix (see below). Featured
Favorites are groups of channels that are created by the SiriusXM
Programming department allowing to discover new channels. Featured Favorite
channels are dynamic and can change often, allowing you to discover new
- TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix: TuneStart automatically
start songs from the beginning when you tune to one of your SmartFavorite
music channels stored on the current band of presets. TuneScan lets you scan
through short previews of songs you may have missed on music channels stored
on the current band of SmartFavorite presets. TuneMix plays a unique blend
of songs from music channels stored in the current SmartFavorite preset
- Traffic, Weather, & Sports: You can tune in and listen
quickly to information pertaining to weather and traffic from a particular
city you have specified. You can also be alerted when your favorite sports
teams are playing so you can tune to the appropriate station quickly.
- iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag
songs you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone
(connected to your head unit via USB). The next time you connect your
iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then
purchase and download them directly from iTunes.
- Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature
allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for
younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you
to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is
required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
HD Radio: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX's built-in HD Radio
tuner lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music.
HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With
HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide
FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion.
Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports
analog AM/FM broadcasts.
- Supertuner IIID: The Supertuner IIID features Feed
Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of
interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing
- Station Text/Album Art + RDS: AM/FM digital stations
can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The head unit
also supports Album Art from select HD Radio stations. For analog FM
stations, the Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast
information such as song/artist information when listening to compatible RDS
- Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts,
with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast
programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog). There are also data programs for each
- Reception Blending: If a digital broadcast reception
condition gets poor, this unit automatically switches to the analog
broadcast of the same frequency level. If this function is set to "On", the
tuner switches between digital broadcast and analog broadcast automatically.
If this function is 'Off', reception will be conducted within an analog
- BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations
Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest analog or HD
stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has
3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a
total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
- Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only
those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher
settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower
settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
- iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from a HD Radio or RDS FM broadcasting station to your
USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist
called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you
can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Compatible Discs: The 6.95" touchscreen display
electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The AVH-4200NEX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with video,
audio, and photo files.
Dual USB Ports: The unit's 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 USB thumbdrive or portable digital music player. The USB port enables
playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB
MSC device through the
Pioneer AVH-4200NEX. 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.
SD Card Slot: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX features a hidden SD
card slot (located behind the motorized touchscreen monitor) which will accept
SD (up to 2GB) and SDHC (up to 32GB) memory cards for playback of a variety of
music, video, and photo files.
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX supports
the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc, USB device,
or SD memory card.
| Media Type || Disc: CD (-R/RW), DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL) || Flash Memory: USB MSC, SD/SDHC |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF ||FAT 16/32
or NTFS |
| Playable File Types || Audio || |
MP3: 8-320kbps bit
rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-44.1kHz sampling rates
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; 16-44.1kHz sampling rates
FLAC: 24-bit rate; 192kHz sampling rates
| Video ||Compatible Video
Files: MPEG 1/2/4, DivX |
Max Resolution: 720 x 1280 (MPEG), 720 x 576 (DivX)
Max Frame Rate: 30 fps
Max File Size: 4GB
Files: AVI, ASF, FLV, F4V, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, VOB, 3GP |
Max Resolution: 720 x 480
Max Frame Rate: 30 fps
Max File Size: 4GB
| Photo ||N/A ||
JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680 |
| Maximum # of Folders/Files || |
700 folders/999 files (700
folders/3,500 files for DVD)
folders/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.
Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB & SD/SDHC): Advance
playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB &
device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in
alphabetical order; and Link Search which allows you to play songs related to the
currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the
currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an
album list of the currently playing genre.
Direct DVD Search: During DVD playback, you can go directly
to a specific Title or Chapter by entering the number using the unit's
touchscreen numeric keypad.
Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock
system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's
from being played back on the AVH-X4200NEX.
24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Pioneer AVH-X4200NEX is equipped with a
24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter for superb quality audio playback from
disc, USB, iPod/iPhone, Android, and Bluetooth.
MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with
a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output.
The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume
levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an
optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.
- CTA-2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at
4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50
watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
Note: The power specifications for the AVH-4200NEX are compliant
with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards
from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were
developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and
4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer
AVH-4200NEX features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs
(Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded
(front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer
AVH-4200NEX lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase
(normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).
Crossovers: The AVH-4200NEX employs high pass and low pass
crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.
- HPF: The head unit's variable 6/12/18db per octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125, 160, or 200Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features a 6, 12, or
18dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the
selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, or 200Hz) are output to your
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored
equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from -
Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1
and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each
band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500,
800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).
Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically
measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an
auto-equalizer curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ
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
- Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever
automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness
of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high
frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the
original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound
- Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you
adjust the volume level of each source (AM, Pandora, iPod, Apps) to prevent
radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based
on the unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be
independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.
MIXTRAX: MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that
creates a nonstop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired
effects. Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and our passion for music,
MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to those in the car.
MIXTRAX takes the music from a USB-connected iPod/iPhone or USB MSC device and
plays it back with added transitions and effects, creating a virtual DJ inside
the Pioneer receiver.
Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in AppRadio
or AppRadioLive mode, with the Pandora App, for CarPlay or Android Auto, and
with Bluetooth sources.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation; this can be turned On or Off.
AV + OEM Connectivity
Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX 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.
HDMI Input: In addition to AppRadio & AppRadiLive modes for iPhone and Android,
the head unit'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).
AV Output (w/ Dual Zone): The unit features a composite
video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to o