Touchscreen & Remote Control
CarPlay + Android Auto
AppRadio + MirrorLink
iPod/iPhone Music Playback
AV + OEM Connectivity
Touchscreen & Remote Control
Motorized 6.95" Capacitive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer
AVIC-8100NEX features a 6.95" (16:9) capacitive LCD touchscreen monitor with a
resolution of 800 x 480 (RGB); for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The capacitive
LCD touchscreen is highly responsive, powerful, and very intuitive for
exceptional control. The capacitive touchscreen offers multi-touch gestures like
pinch-to-zoom, plus simple swipe & scroll controls; similar to your smartphone's
touchscreen interface. From the touchscreen you'll not only be able to control
the head unit, but also a paired Bluetooth device, or a connected component such
as your iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone. Menus will appear on screen for
making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The
unit's touchscreen display is motorized; it electronically slides down to load
and 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 AVIC-8100NEX'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 Top 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.
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.
Start-Up Time: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX will turn on to the
last source selected or the navigation screen. The unit has a start-up time of
approximately 17.1 seconds from OFF to the last Source selected, or a start-up
of approximately 37.3 seconds from OFF to the Navigation screen.
Pass-Code Security: You can create a 5 to 16 character
password that must be entered if the head unit is disconnected from power.
Variable Illumination: The AVIC-8100NEX 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 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.
Remote Control: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX receiver comes with
an IR wireless remote control, plus support for factory steering wheel control
(adapter sold separately).
- Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX
includes an IR remote control (CD-R33) 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 an optional
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX has a 2-DIN chassis
(also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles
with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets.
There is also an optional double-DIN sleeve
sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to Euro-mount or
custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle.
HERE Navigation: The AVIC-8100NEX offers a comprehensive map
database from HERE covering the entire United States (including Alaska &
Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico enabling users to route to millions of
destinations; including 7.9 Million points of interest (POIs). The map database
is stored on the head unit's built in 8GB flash memory.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While
this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its
release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is
maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may
change over time.
Map Updates: Customers are eligible to update to the latest available
map database free of charge during the first 45 days of operation (from the
unit's first receipt of an active GPS signal). To update the map database, visit
Naviextras website to download the Naviextras Toolbox on your computer
(Windows XP, 7, or 8; not compatible with Mac) and a USB memory stick, formatted
to FAT32 with a capacity of at least 8 GB.
GPS Technology: The AVIC-8100NEX accurately measures your
current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites
orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of
the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit has a
built-in GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-8100NEX also
features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's movement;
this wire should always be connected to your vehicle's speed detection circuit.
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 10.1
seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took
7.7 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests
were done inside the
Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Headquarters. Results will vary based
on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.
Real-Time Traffic Updates: Partnering with Clear Channel
Broadcasting's Total Traffic Network, the built-in traffic tuner provides
real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including US
and Canada. Check your commute route in advance or re-route to your destination
to avoid traffic congestion. There is no subscription cost and no annoying
- Road segments affected by traffic incidents are displayed with an
alternate color on the map and small symbols above the road show the nature
of the incident.
- When traffic information that may affect your route is receive, this
system will warn you that it is recalculating the route and navigation will
continue with a new route that is optimal considering the most up-to-date
AVICSYNC App (Future
Availability): With Pioneer's free AVICSYNC app and a
connected iPhone (4 and newer) or Android smartphone (Galaxy series), users can
access connected services that include traffic, local search, weather, gas
prices and more, with key information/icons overlaid on the existing map screen
information (subscription(s) required). With the AVICSYNC app, users have
up-to-date and current information offering the benefits of the Latest Map
Guarantee (LMG), where map data that becomes available within 90 days of the
first use is updated on the receiver. It also includes highly accurate and the
fast live traffic updates (every two minutes) from its High Density (HD) Traffic
On-Screen Map: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX displays a real-time
moving map illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show
map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways, buildings, and
towns. Your route is marked with a green line, while your vehicle is indicated
by a red arrow on the screen, and checkered flag marks your destination. As you
travel the AVIC-8100NEX guides to your destination with arrows on the map and
directions at the top of the screen. The map screen will also indicate the
distance to your next maneuver. During your calculated route, distance to your
final destination, timed need to reach the final destination, and estimated
arrival time are all displayed on-screen. You can adjust the following map
- 2D/3D Map Mode: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX allows you to
view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional)
view. 2D View displays a normal two-dimensional map with North or your
direction at the top of map screen. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode,
shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, your direction
is at the top of the map screen and you can see the altitude and elevations
differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated
roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
- Color Mode: You can switch between daytime and
nighttime color modes or let the head unit's software switch between the two
mode automatically a few minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after
Note: The on-screen map offers Smart Zoom. When you
approach a turn, the map will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you
easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the turn is at a
distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can
see the road in front of you.
Lane Guidance & Signposts: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX's
navigation map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance, along with
- Lane Guidance: When navigation on multilane roads, it
is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended
route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will
display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of
the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
- Realistic Signposts: Where additional information is available,
realistic signposts & road signs substitute arrows. Replications of actual
highway signs are displayed at the top of the map further improving driver
orientation and navigation.
- Enhanced Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or
a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is
replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are
displayed with arrows. Realistic signposts & roadsides can also be present, if information is
- Exit Services: While navigation a route, you can find
gas, food, lodging, and restrooms near upcoming exits along major highways
- Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is
replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings
cannot distract you.
Audible Alerts: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX offers various
audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.
- Natural Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech w/ Landmarks): In addition to
graphical on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-8100NEX provides voice
guidance and turn-by-turn directions with landmark identification. You can choose a male or female voice
in English, French, or Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of
text-to-speech, announcing the street names along with the turn directions
and identification of landmark.
You can adjust the the voice guidance volume independently from the head
unit's main volume.
- Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you
approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if
available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type
of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
- Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information
about the speed limits of certain road segments. The AVIC-8100NEX provides
an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
Note: The unit will mute the audio of the other sources
during navigation voice-prompts.
Where Am I? & Destination Search: The Where Am I? screen contains information about the
current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is
not available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency assistance nearby. The Destination
Search menu offers search tools
to find your destination and play your route.
- Browse Map: Select a point on the map for your
destination by touching the screen.
- Address: Input your destination address by
house number, street, and city (or county).
- POIs: Search over 7.9 million
POIs (points-of interest) by name, near you current location, near
your destination, or around a city.
- Favorites (including
Home & Work): You can save your favorite addresses
and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling. You can
also save your Home and Work address in your favorites.
- History & Smart History: The places that you have set as
destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access.
Smart History suggest these previously used locations as
destinations based on your navigation habits, using parameters like
the current time of day, the day of week, and the current location.
- Combined Search: You can enter search keywords to find
addresses, favorite places, recent destination, and POIs.
- Coordinates: Allows you to search your destination
by longitude and latitude values.
Note: Your vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake
will need to be engaged to enable certain navigation functions; such as
Address search and Coordinates.
Route Calculation: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX calculates your
route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.
- Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are
driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your
vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
- Route Method: You can choose which route method
(Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should
use when calculating your route.
- Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at
or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast
and normal cars
- Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total
distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
- Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and
Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes
other roads as well to save fuel
- Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no
- Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid
certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways,
Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
Detours/Alternatives/Auto Reroute: You can select "Route Alternative"
to see the turn-list and map screen of four routes
(Fastest/Shortest/Economical/Easy) with the selected route planning parameters,
giving you the option to select which route to take. You can also choose to
Detour around the road ahead, avoid a specific road, or around a section of the
route. If you depart from the original route, the
navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions.
Router Planner + Itinerary w/ Route Simulation: The Route Planner feature lets you built
your route using the list of destinations you have chosen. You can modify the
list as you like (adding or removing a destination (waypoint), changing a final
destination, or setting a new starting position. The Itinerary page displays
turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns.
You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected
Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information
about your trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your
destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End
Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max.
Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and
off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an
off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road
and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a
straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to
reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your
bearing and the distance of the next destination.
Bluetooth Technology (Powered by Parrot): The AVIC-8100NEX 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 AVIC-8100NEX.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVIC-8100NEX without
having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered
Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection
function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices
can be registered to this head unit; only one device can be used at a time.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The AVIC-8100NEX
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 AVIC-8100NEX 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 AVIC-8100NEX 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 AVIC-8100NEX, 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, *,
#, +, C).
- Preset Dialing: You can easily store up to six
phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
- Phone Book (ABC 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 80 most recent calls dialed, received, and
missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these
- 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 (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The
Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX 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 AVIC-8100NEX 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 AVIC-8100NEX 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
will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other
functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX; visual data
will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can only access stored music
using Siri when the head unit's source is iPod or Bluetooth Audio. All other Siri functions can be accessed from any source. The head
unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.
CarPlay + Android
Apple CarPlay Compatible: Apple CarPlay is integrated
into this Pioneer NEX-series head unit. Apple CarPlay is compatible with Apple iPhone with
Lightning-connector (iOS 7.1+). Your iPhone must be connected to the NEX-series
head unit via the Lightning-cable that came with your Apple device or Pioneer's
CD-IU52 Lightning Cable (sold separately). CarPlay features Siri voice
control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with the
Pioneer head unit's touchscreen controls.
- Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes 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 touchsrceen 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: You'll be able to make calls, return missed
calls, and listen to voicemails through the Pioneer head unit. 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: 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 podcasts, music, and radio. Control
them from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone.
Current supported apps include
iHeart Radio, and Podcasts (more supported Apps coming soon).
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. 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 to
Android Auto: The Pioneer NEX receiver supports the
Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer);
will be required. Your compatible Android smartphone must be
connected to the NEX receiver's USB-2 port via Pioneer's CD-MU200 cable (130CDMU200,
sold separately) or the microUSB-to-USB cable that came with your smartphone,
plus 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. Learn more at
support.google.com/androidauto and to see what phones are compatible.
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
iHeart Radio, &
Tune-In. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist
information and album art or station logo.
- The pre-installed firmware on this Pioneer receiver
works automatically with the Google Nexus smartphone. Other Android
smartphones may work, but you may not be automatically prompted to
install/update Android Auto and other required applications. Therefore,
manually downloading and installing from the Google Play Store would be
required. Pioneer will soon release a firmware which expands compatibility
to a greater number of devices, particularly those that were originally
manufactured with an earlier version of Android OS installed (such as 4.4 or
earlier). For all devices, restarting the phone is recommended both before
and after installing the applications (regardless if the Android Auto app
installs automatically or manually). Any Android smartphone device that has
been rooted may require a manual installation/update procedure.
- If you need a USB extension cable, use Pioneer's CD-MU200 cable (130CDMU200,
sold separately). Any other USB extension cable can cause Android Auto
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. Access to these
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 regions.
USB Extension Cable Note: Only use the included 58" USB
extension cable for CarPlay & Android Auto. Do not use a 3rd party USB extension
AppRadio + MirrorLink
AppRadio Mode: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX supports Pioneer's AppRadio
mode application via iPhone (5 and newer) and select MHL-enabled Android smartphones. 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. You will need additional
cables based on your type of Apple iOS or Android device (see below):
- Apple iOS Compatibility & Connectivity: Use the
HDMI cable /
Pioneer CD-IU52 Lightning Cable /
Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (all sold separately) to connect your newer
iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 7.0+) to the AVIC-8100NEX's rear-panel
USB-1 port and HDMI input. Also, requires Bluetooth pairing with the Pioneer receiver.
- Android Compatibility & Connectivity: You will need Pioneer's Android
sold separately) to connect your compatible MHL-enabled Android smartphone
(OS 2.3.3+) to the AVIC-8100NEX's rear-panel USB-2 port and HDMI input.
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, 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 Apps: The AppRadio app for iPhone & Android consists of a
variety of navigation, music, & utility apps. These integrated application are
displayed on the AVIC-8100NEX'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. 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 (download this app
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
traffic data to provide live traffic and incident information to
give you an estimated time of arrival at your chosen destination.
You can even use Yelp to find points of interest along the way, including
restaurant ratings and reviews. The AppRadioLive map feature also
allows destinations to b exported directly into any of the user's
favorite AppRadio compatible navigation apps; such as
MotionX-GPS Drive (iPhone only),
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
- Events: AppRadioLive lets you stay up to date
on the latest news with the help of
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.
- 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
- MotionX GPS Drive: The
Motion X-GPS Drive App (for
iPhone) is a complete GPS
navigation solution that helps you
find what you're looking for and provides turn-by-turn directions
with optional Live Voice Navigation, using industry-leading maps
(including US and Canada). On-screen map data is display on the
Pioneer receiver, while operation of this app is done from your iPhone.
- INRIX Traffic:
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.
- NavFree GPS Live: NavFree GPS Live (for
iPhone) is a free navigation app that offers
turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen instructions, offline
map use, address search, live searches via Google and Microsoft
Bing, and many other features. Navfree is a completely free
navigation app with no additional monthly charges. It uses map data
created by a community of thousands of users around the world. The
map gets downloaded to the phone so data connection is not required
- 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.
- Sygic: The
Sygic app (for
iPhone) offers high quality TomTom maps stored on
your iPhone together with a robust set of navigation features to
help you drive with confidence.
- 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.
Android) utilizes the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors in
your phone to provide advanced features such as the skid pad,
race track, and inclinometer. Optional OBD-II interface sold separately from
Palmer Performance Engineering is required.
- Extra Mile: Extra
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.
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
Android) allows you to swipe, drag, 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
- Aupeo!: The
Aupeo! music app (for
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
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 navigation receiver.
- Rdio: The Rdio app (for
iPhone) gives you access to over 8
million songs. You are able to search and find any song, album or
artist, and start listening immediately. You can search music by new
releases and chart toppers. You can also check out what other
listeners have been listening to the most, or look at your own
recent listening history. In addition, you can even create your own
music collection or make your own playlists. Rdio will even
recommend music for you, based on your previous music listening. The
AppRadio will display Artist,/Album/Song information, as well as
- 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
- 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
- Maxthon for Pioneer: The Maxthon Mobile Web Browser app
Android) is packed with cool
features completely free with no ads.
MirrorLink: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX supports
in-vehicle connectivity solution created by the Car Connectivity Consortium
(CCC). MirrorLink is integrated into the AVIC-8100NEX and offers a
vehicle-specific interface and connectivity with MirrorLink certified devices
from smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony, Nokia, and HTC (click
for a full list of compatible MirrorLink mobile phones). MirrorLink gives you a
custom interface so you can access your music, map services, and your phone to
make hands-free calls on-the-go. The Pioneer CD-MU200 MirrorLink Cable (130CDMU200,
sold separately) is required to connect your MirrorLink-compatible smartphone (like the
Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Note 4/Edge, Sony Xperia Z, or HTC One M8). This
cable plugs into the AVIC-8100NEX's USB-2 port. MirrorLink lets you quickly access
specific apps for music playback, car navigation and maps, as well as hands-free
telephone communication directly from the Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX's touchscreen.
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iPod/iPhone Music Playback
iPod Music Playback w/ DAC Bypass: If you don't desire
CarPlay, AppRadio, or AppRadioLive, the Pioneer AVH-8100NEX also supports music
only playback from your Lightning or 30-pin connector iPod/iPhone device through
the receiver's USB-1 port. The AVH-8100NEX will playback stored music and music
apps on your compatible iPod/iPhone device, provide touchscreen control, and
song/artist information. 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.
- Lightning Dock Connector: If you have a newer
iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, use Pioneer's
CD-IU52 Lightning-to-USB cable or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came
with your Apple device to connect your Apple device to the AVH-8100NEX's
USB-1 port. .
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone
with a 30-pin connector, use Dock-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect your Apple device to the AVH-8100NEX's USB-1 port.
Music Control: From the head unit's touchscreen, you can
search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Radio,
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. 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.
Song/Artist Info & Album Art: In Head Unit control mode 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. This unit will
not charge the Apple iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-8100NEX
supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 3/9/2016):
| 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 || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 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 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 9.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 9.2.1 || 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/6th || 9.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || 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 |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 9.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| Air 1/2 || 9.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini 1/2/3/4 || 9.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || 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
HD Radio: The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX'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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone/Android): The Pioneer
AVIC-8100NEX allows you to access
Pandora online music
service, as well as Aha Radio
social network service through your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or
Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone (2.2+). Your Apple iPhone must be
connected to the AVIC-8100NEX via the appropriate Pioneer iPod connector cable (CD-IU52 /
CD-IU201S) or the connector-cable that came with your iPhone. Your
Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired
with the Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from
iTunes Apps or
Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through
the Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or
Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (2.2+). The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX 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.
- Aha Radio: Aha Radio provides you with up to the minute content made available from the
convenience of Pioneer's touchscreen interface. Listen to the latest Facebook
updates or Tweets from your friends. Listen to thousands of stations that
include internet radio, podcasts, and audiobooks. Receive traffic information,
restaurants, and coffee locations personalized to you instantly, safely, and
easily. Compatible with USB-connected Apple iOS (7.0+) devices, as well as paired
Android (2.2+) devices that support the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP). Simply
download the free Aha Radio app to your iPhone or Android device (from
iTunes Apps or
Google Play) and connect to
the AVIC-8100NEX to control your own personalized entertainment experience.
Note: Access to these Internet Radio 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. Not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Pioneer navigation receiver 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 connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300,
both sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the head
unit and enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With
the SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 175 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM; check out the most popular
SiriusXM subscription packages
Additional features include:
- Channel/Category Lists + Category Scan: The Channel
List displays a list of all available channels, while the Category List
displays all available categories and stations within those categories.
During Category Scan, the live broadcast for each channel in the current
category plays for six seconds at a time.
- Song/Artist Information + Album Art: 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 screen.
- Presets + Instant Replay: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM
Satellite Radio Station Presets with special tuning features. 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.
- TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix: TuneStart automatically
start songs from the beginning when you tune to one of your preset 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 presets. TuneMix plays a unique blend of songs from
music channels stored in the current SiriusXM preset band.
- 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
Compatible Discs: The 6.95" touchscreen display
electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The AVIC-8100NEX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with music, video, and photo files.
- 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 AVIC-8100NEX.
- Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
Dual USB Ports: The unit's two rear-panel USB (type-A) ports
and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect USB Mass Storage Class (MSC),
such as older Android
smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) 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 AVIC-8100NEX. 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 AVIC-8100NEX 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 AVIC-8100NEX 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 ||DivX:
720 x 576 max resolution; 4GB max file size |
MPEG-1/2/4: 720 x 1280 max resolution; 4GB max file size
720 x 1280 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 || |
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 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.
24-Bit/192kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from
DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX is equipped with a
24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter.
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 AVIC-8100NEX 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
4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer
AVIC-8100NEX 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
AVIC-8100NEX lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase
(normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).
Crossovers: The AVIC-8100NEX 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: 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 AppRadio
Control mode, with the Pandora App, for CarPlay, using MirrorLink, or via
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 AVIC-8100NEX 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).
HDMI Input: In addition to AppRadio mode 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 output AV signals to an optional monitor and
headphone system. You can simultaneously enjoy the same or different sources in
the front and rear of your vehicle. The unit's dual zone AV output can be set to
Mirror, Disc, AV-IN, USB, iPod, or Off. The Mirror mode simply outputs the same
audio/video signal (not including HDMI) which is playing on the head unit's touchscreen monitor to
your connected rear monitor/headphone system.
Rear-View Camera Input: The AVIC-8100NEX is equipped with a
composite video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup
sold separately). When the vehicle's transmission is put in reverse, the
screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (violet/white wire of the harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic
video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds.
Additional rear-view camera features include:
- Parking Assist Guidelines: The unit also provides four on-screen guidelines to assist you when
backing up and parking your vehicle.
- Trailer 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.
- Second Camera: In addition, you can turn the unit's AV input into
a second camera input for adding a front camera (sold separately).
Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid
only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to
using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is
clear when backing up your vehicle.
OEM Integration (via Firmware Update): The Pioneer in-dash
receiver is now compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module. When
the Pioneer receiver is installed into a compatible GM, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury,
Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, or VW vehicle using the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR,
sold separately) you'll get to keep select factory features that are normally
lost when replacing the factory stereo with an aftermarket head unit. Retained
factory features include the Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Sync system, GM's OnStar
system, as well as Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep's U-Connect system. Other factory
retained features include steering wheel controls, Aux inputs/USB ports,
Bluetooth, voice command, satellite radio, and secondary display support. Plus,
you get touchscreen control over many of these key factory audio features
through the Pioneer navigation receiver.
Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable, which
means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module with
the correct firmware from
website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you'll
also need a
vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The Pioneer head unit's OEM
Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory
system before initial operation.