AppRadio (for iPhone & Android)
7" Motorized Touchscreen Display (w/ Swipe Action): The
Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH features a 7" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen
touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a
total of 1,152,000 pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this
unit and a paired Bluetooth device, or a connected component such as your
iPod/iPhone or USB mass storage class device. Menus appear on screen for making
function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. You can
operate some navigation and audio/video functions by sliding your fingers
vertically and horizontally while touching the screen. The unit's touchscreen
display is motorized. The 7" touchscreen display electronically slides down
to load and eject your discs and SD/SDHC cards. The angle of the motorized
touchscreen display can also be adjusted between 0-20° to meet
your viewing needs in the car.
Start Up Time: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH has a start up time
of approximately 14.7 seconds from Off to the "Caution" screen. Once the "Caution" screen
appears, you can tap the "OK" button on the head unit's touchscreen to go
instantly to the Navigation screen or press the "Mode" hard-key to access the
10-Bit Video DAC: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH utilizes a 10-bit
video DAC for excellent video playback of your movies/TV shows stored on disc,
flash memory, or your iPod/iPhone.
Shortcut Menu: You can register your favorite menu items in
the head unit's Shortcut Menu so you can quickly jump to your favorite menu
items. Up to 10 menu items can be registered.
Display Adjustments: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH offers the following
monitor display adjustments.
- Splash Screen: You can change the splash screen of the head
unit to one of four pre-installed images w/ Pioneer Logo. You can also change the splash screen to
custom images stored on an inserted SD memory card. These custom images
must be JPEG or BMP files (800 x 480 recommended size).
- Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the screen's brightness,
contrast, color temperature, and dimmer levels.
- Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen
modes when playing back video (Full, Just, Zoom, Cinema, and Normal).
Front-Panel Controls (w/ Variable 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 white, red, orange, blue, green, or scan (constantly cycling through the
color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using the unit's three
primary colors (red, green, blue) and a 0 to 31 color-level adjustment.
Auto 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.
Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake
interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating
certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the
in-dash monitor, the vehicle must have the parking brake engaged. Many of the
head unit's menu functions will also be disabled; such as Navigation, System,
Map, and Bluetooth settings. 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
Security Password: You can set a password for the Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH
to deter theft. If the back-up lead is cut after the password is set, the
navigation system prompts for the password at the time of next boot up.
2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH 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
(130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to
Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Built-in Navigation (from NAVTEQ): The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH
offers a comprehensive map database from NAVTEQ stored on its built-in 8GB
flash-memory. The pre-loaded map database covers the entire United States
(including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico enabling users to route to
millions of destinations including more than 12 million points of interest
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: Map updates via a SD memory card can be
Pioneer's online store. Pioneer will release one update per year.
GPS Technology: The AVIC-Z150BH 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
32-channel GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-Z150BH also
features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's movement.
Note: The car speed signal cable (Pink) should always be
connected to your vehicle's speed detection circuit. Failure to make this
connection will increase errors in the vehicle's location display.
On-Screen Map: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH 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 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-Z150BH guides to your destination with arrows on the map and directions
at the top of the screen. The upper-right corner of the screen indicates the
distance to your next maneuver. During your calculated route, your arrival time
is displayed in the top left corner. The unit allows you to zoom, pan, and point
using the touchscreen during navigation. If you depart from the original route,
the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions. You
can adjust the following map settings.
- View Modes: Various types of screen displays can be select for navigation guidance; 2D View
(displays a normal two-dimensional map with North or your direction at the
top of map screen), 3D View (displays three-dimensional map with your
direction at the top of the map screen), Rear View (displays the
rear view image on the left side of the map screen), or App View (displays
the screen of an application for iPhone on the right of screen and the map
on the left side of the screen).
- Day/Night Modes: You can also select between brightness
modes; Day (for a bright background), Night (for a black background) or Auto
(to automatically switch between the two).
Text-to-Speech Voice Guidance: In addition to graphical
on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-Z150BH provides voice guidance and
turn-by-turn directions. 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.
Lane Guidance & Signposts: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH's
navigation map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance.
- 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.
- Signposts: Where additional information is available,
signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map.
The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can
see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations
and the number of the road the lane leads to.
- 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. Signposts can also be present, if information is
- Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is
replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings
cannot distract you.
Real-Time Traffic Updates:
The AVIC-Z150BH offers real-time traffic information updates transmitted Clear
Channel Broadcasting. The system acquires traffic information up to 100 miles in
radius from your vehicle's position and the info is updated periodically. When
the navigation system receives updated traffic information, the navigation
system will show it on the head unit's on-screen map and displays detailed text
information when available. When your receive information concerning traffic
incidents on your route, the system will suggest another route to avoid traffic
Destination Search: The Destination Menu offers search tools
to find your destination and play your route. You can search
|Browse Map||Select a point on the map for your
destination by touching the screen.|
|Home||Store one home location to allow you
to calculate a route home from anywhere.|
|Address||Input your destination address by
house number, street, and city (up to 100 cities can be saved in
units memory). |
|POIs||Search over 12,000,000 POIs
(points-of interest) by name, near you current location, near your
destination, or around a city.|
|Favorites||You can save your favorite addresses
and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling (up to
400 favorite locations can be saved).|
|History||The places that you have set as
destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access
(up to 100 previous destinations can be saved).|
|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, Return Home, and Coordinates.
Route Calculation: The AVIC-Z150BH calculates the route
based on your preferences. You can have the navigation system calculate your
route based on the following selections.
- Route Method: You can choose from two different route
methods (Fastest Time or Shortest Distance)
- Road Types: To let the route fit your needs, you can
also set which road types (Main Road, Ferry, Freeway, Toll Road) are to be
considered for or to be excluded from the route if possible.
- Time Restrictions: This setting control whether streets
or bridges that have traffic restrictions during a certain time should be
taken into account.
- Learning Route: The system learns the travel history of
your vehicle for each road. You can choose whether or not this travel
history should be taken into account.
Route Profile + Simulation: The Route Profile is a detailed list of the route
maneuvers or driving instructions. A simulation drives you through the route,
following the driving instructions.
Waypoints: During an active route, you can insert
additional waypoints (intermediate destinations) preceding the destination.
Every time a new point is added, the route is recalculated automatically and you
can start navigating right away.
Travel Log: The navigation
system logs routes that you already passed through, if the Track Logger function
is activated. This is handy when you want to check a route traveled or if
returning along a complex route.
Auto Reroute: If you deviate from the set route, the
system will recalculate the route from that point so that you remain on track to
AVIC Feeds PC Application: Pioneer's
AVIC FEEDS is a free downloadable software for Windows PC that will enable
you to customize the AVIC-Z150BH. AVIC FEEDS creates a link between the Pioneer
AVIC Navigation system and your Windows PC. It allows you to bring content from
your PC and the Internet to the AVIC Navigation system. Even use AVIC FEEDS to
view and edit data from the navigation receiver. Features include:
- Import a Location from a Geo-Tagged Photo from Flickr.
- Busy drivers will end up with many locations stored in their "Favorites"
address book. Now you can export those locations for a safe back up. Manage
and edit them at home on your PC, and even import from your PC's address
book to make this feature even more convenient.
- Give your Navi unit a custom feel, with a personalized splash screen.
- Export your drive report from your Navi, and analyze it with this tool.
View fuel mileage, CO2 emissions, and even acceleration & braking trends
that will help you get more mileage out of your vehicle.
Bluetooth Technology: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH is equipped
with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+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 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), HSP
1.0 (Head Set Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (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-Z150BH.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVIC-Z150BH 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 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices
can be registered to this head unit. Only one device can be used at a time.
Hands-Free Communication: The AVIC-Z150BH supports wireless
hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring
tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You
can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the
call. The AVIC-Z150BH 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-Z150BH, you can dial a phone number in
one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by
entering the phone number using the head unit's on-screen keypad (0-9, *, #,
- Phone Book: The phone book 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, you
can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered
in the phone book, you can search for the phone number by alphabet search
mode. A maximum of 1,000 phone book entries can be transferred per cellular
phone. Each entry can hold up to 5 phone numbers.
- Call History: The most recent calls dialed, received,
and missed are stored in memory (30 each). You can browse them and call numbers from
- NAV Dialing: From the navigation screen, you can make a
call to a location stored in the unit's Favorites, History, or POI list (if
phone number is available).
Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention,
such as dialing numbers on the monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are
prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these
External Microphone: During your
wireless phone call, you can talk into the head unit's included external
microphone, and listen to the other party through the vehicle's speaker system.
The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than
the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or
factory radios. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of
the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone
measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445" (depth).
Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The
Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP)
of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The AVIC-Z150BH will be able
to control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Repeat/Random. The head unit will
also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name, Song
title, and Album Art. The AVIC-Z150BH also supports audio streaming of music
apps (metadata display and control will depend on music app). When an incoming
call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone,
audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is
finished, your streaming music will resume.
Note: You cannot use Bluetooth Audio Streaming when an iPhone device
is connected to the AVIC-Z150BH in AppRadio Mode.
iPod/iPhone Connection: The Pioneer navigation head unit
supports both audio/video & app playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone
through its rear-panel proprietary port and a proprietary Pioneer iPod/iPhone
cable (sold separately). Select the appropriate cable for your model Apple
device and media content.
- 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Model: Using Pioneer's proprietary
CD-IU201N cable (130IU201N, sold separately) you can enjoy audio
playback of your stored music, podcasts, and audiobooks; plus video playback
of your stored movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos from your
iPod/iPhone device through the Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH. You can also listen to
music apps and watch video apps streamed to your iPhone through the Pioneer
head unit. In addition, the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable (sold separately) allows you
to launch the AppRadio Mode on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.2+), for playback
of advance applications (such as navigation & driver assistant apps) on the
- Lightning Connector iPod/iPhone Model: If you have an iPod nano
(7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; you will need the Apple
Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P,
sold separately) in addition to the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable (sold
separately) to connect the Apple device to the Pioneer head unit for audio
playback only. You can also access audio/video files and AppRadio Mode
from your iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1+) using Pioneer's
CD-IH202 cable, the
Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable, and the
Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (all sold separately). Your iPhone
5 will also need to be paired with the Pioneer receiver via Bluetooth. In
Firmware update from Pioneer
Note: Video from your iPod/iPhone device can only be
displayed while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
iPod/iPhone Control: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH lets you
control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen or from the
iPod/iPhone's touchscreen, clickwheel, or downloadable app.
- Head Unit: Head Unit mode lets you control your
connected iPod/iPhone device from the AVIC-Z150BH's touchscreen. You can
browse your iPod/iPhone's music content by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast,
Genre, Composer, or Audiobook; and video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video,
Video Podcast, TV Show, Rental. 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.
- iPod/App: App Control mode allows you to navigate stored audio/video
content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is
very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. The App mode also
lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as
Slacker from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit
and your vehicle's speakers. In addition, you can watch video on the Pioneer
A/V receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as
Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+)
or iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1+). Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and
App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app.
Available controls may include; Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next. The App
Mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and
the hand-brake is fully engaged.
iPod/iPhone Display: The navigation head unit will display
your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information, as well as metadata from
Pandora and Advance Apps; including Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing
time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. There is no music
information displayed when this unit is set to 'basic App mode'. Instead, all
music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen.
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A 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.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
functions (as of 3/26/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Specific Apps||Display Type||Bluetooth||iTunes Taggomg||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/App Mode||AppRadio Mode||Pandora ||Aha||Song/Artist Text||Track Info ||Album Art ||Phone||Audio|
AppRadio (for iPhone &
AppRadio Mode: The AppRadio Mode allows you to access your
Calendar, Contacts, Maps, Photos and other Advanced Applications from your
iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, or Android smartphone (using proprietary cable, sold
separately) and displays content directly on the Pioneer head unit's larger
touchscreen display. The AppRadio mode will even recommend and notify you of
the latest compatible apps. Please view the
AppRadio Compatible Device List for the latest compatible iPhone 4/4S and
Android smartphone information to see if your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, or Android
smartphone is compatible. You must initially download the AppRadio App onto
your iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, or Android smartphone from the
iTunes App Store or
Google Play App Store. Choose the appropriate cable for your model iPhone
or Android smartphone.
- iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.2+): Requires the
Pioneer CD-IU201N cable
(sold separately) which connects to the 17-pin RGB port on the rear-panel of
the head unit.
- iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1+): Requires the
Pioneer CD-IH202 cable,
Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter, and
Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable (all sold separately) which connect to the
17-pin RGB port and HDMI port on the rear-panel of the head unit. Your
iPhone 5 will also need to be paired with the Pioneer receiver via
Bluetooth. In addition, a
Firmware update from Pioneer
- Android (2.3+): Requires thePioneer CD-AH200 Android connectivity kit (sold separately) which
connects to the HDMI port and USB (5V/1.6A) port on the rear-panel of the
head unit. The Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 requires an additional 3rd party
microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin MHL adapter (sold separately; not available at
Note: You will need to confirm which type of smartphone device you
are using for AppRadio mode in the head unit's setup menu.
AppRadio Apps: Pioneer has teamed up with 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. Visit thePioneer AppRadio Site for the latest compatible apps. Popular apps include (as of 3/26/2013):
|AUPEO! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio
offers free online music. With more than 120 Internet radio stations
available, 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 AppRadio screen, enabling
the app to adjust content to the user's personal taste.|
CarMediaPlayer allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch the
desired artist, song, or album in your music library directly from
the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album
View function. When you're searching through your library, Alphabet
Search allows you to select the first letter in the desired song,
album, or artist name from the Pioneer receiver making it quick an
easy to get to the music you want. The iPhone version of the app
even allows you to play and access your iTunes Match collection
directly from the Pioneer's touchscreen.|
|iHeartAuto: The iHeartAuto app
offers access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from across the
country. Plus, 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
|Livio Radio: The
Livio Radio app ($4.99) lets you listen to more than 42,000
AM/FM and Internet-only radio streams from around the world. The
Livio Radio app has been optimized for use in the vehicle with a
range of features an controls right from the Pioneer head unit's
Rdio (from for $4.99 per month) 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
Album art. |
|StreamS HiFi Radio: The
StreamS HiFi Radio app ($4.99) provides access to more than
4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered
in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.|
|Google Music: Google Music allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite
songs in the cloud. Now you can listen to your entire music
collection without having to use any space on your iOS device.
gMusic offers full playlist editing, Last.fm scrobbling, thumbs up
playlist, metadata editing, and innovative navigation. |
|7digital: 7digital is a leading digital music provider
which sells high quality MP3s across 32 countries worldwide. With
over 20 million tracks you're sure to find what you're looking for.
With this app you can Sync your 7digital music from the cloud to
your phone wirelessly, play music that is already stored on your
device, and browse top album and track charts, new releases and
recommendations right on the screen of the Pioneer navigation
|MIXTRAX: Pioneer's proprietary
MIXTRAX app from iTunes analyzes the music in your iTunes
library to create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with
added DJ effects. |
|Apple Maps: You can view Apple
maps on the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would on your
iPhone. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.|
MotionX-GPS Drive App: The
MotionX-GPS Drive App ($0.99) is available from iTunes for your
iPhone 4/4S (not compatible w/ iPhone 5). There is a $2.99 per month subscription fee with an
additional $19.99 per year for Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS
Drive is a complete GPS navigation solution, designed and optimized
for the iPhone, that can be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio.
MotionX-GPS Drive helps you find what you're looking for and
provides turn-by-turn directions with optional Live Voice
Navigation, using industry-leading maps (including US and Canada).
All the functionality of an advanced dedicated turn-by-turn GPS unit
is presented in this intuitive iPhone application. MotionX-GPS Drive
Offers full support for the iPhone with multitasking, routing, and
live voice guidance instructions continuing in the background; while
you listen to streaming music from your car audio system or use
other applications from the iPhone. The 2D/3D navigation map will be
displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio, but you will still control the
MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation app from your iPhone. |
iGO primo app ($24.99) 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 and no need for cellular/network coverage. Highlights 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.|
NavFree GPS Live:
NavFree GPS Live 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
|My GPS USA:
My GPS USA is the next generation GPS satellite navigation from
the makers of NavFree. Full featured with voice guided, turn-by-turn
satellite navigation with no hidden costs. It offers a HD live map
display with 2D and 3D modes. You can navigate by pinching, swiping
and touching. Full voice guidance is available in 12 languages.
Multiple Routing Modes include - Fastest, Shortest, Easy,
Pedestrian, and Economical Routes. You can even navigate from your
INRIX Traffic: INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate
traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel
Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest
quality data and broadest coverage available for personal
INRIX Traffic app ($24.95 per year) 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 Pioneer head unit, while
control is still handled from the iPhone. |
Beej! is an in-vehicle location/navigation application ($1.99).
Beej! quickly identifies your position and allows you to select the
nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, restaurant and
more. Beej! provides a complete list of all the businesses in the
category selected, including the distance from your current location
and address, with options to get directions (via MotionX-GPS Drive
app) or place a call to the selected business. The layout and
aesthetics provide optimal in-vehicle viewing, without becoming a
distraction for drivers from safe vehicle operations.|
Extra Mile ($1.99) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice
navigation that gives audio feedback to improve your driving
performance and conserve fuel.|
EasyCar app is designed specifically for AppRadio and provides
large icons, simple commands, and swipe gestures that enable you to
access your iPhone's music, contacts, mapping, and more. |
Waze is a cool social GPS driving and navigation app that
connects you to other drivers. When you download Waze, you not only
get a free GPS traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the
local driving community in your area, joining forces with other
drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and gas, and improve
everyone's daily commute.|
DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of
the iPhone, the
DashCommand app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving
statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data
port (optional OBD-II interface sold separately from
Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring,
logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to
27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges,
analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed
on the Pioneer head unit's screen. Compatible with more than 13
OBD-II compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool
to read vehicle trouble codes. |
Best Parking is a parking search engine that steers drivers
towards the cheapest and most convenient parking garages and lots in
55 cities and 80 airports. |
Parkopedia ($1.99) 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.|
CarBrowser ($1.99) allows you to search and navigate the
internet directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen while the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged. |
CommuteWX ($0.99) provides real-time weather information
(current/forecast/in-route). Weather conditions are featured in
large, easy to read graphics in a streamlined user interface that's
well suited for in-vehicle travel. |
|Contacts: Access your iPhone's
contacts. This function is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.|
Access your iPhone's calendar, so you can view important events and
reminders. This functionality is bundles with the Pioneer AppRadio
|Photos: You can view
photos stored on your iPhone. Access albums and camera rolls, and
even view a slideshows. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer
AppRadio app. |
Note: As the library of Advance App compatible applications
grows, users will be automatically notified via Pioneer's AppRadio iPhone
application, with a link to the respective app(s) page within the App Store.
HD Radio: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH's built-in HD Radio tuner
lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. 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. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM
multicasting, 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. Go toHDRadio.com to check for
HD Radio stations in your area.
- 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
- RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible analog or HD AM/FM 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.
- 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 presets 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.
Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone/Android): The Pioneer
AVIC-Z150BH allows you to accessPandora &Aha Radio online music
services through your iPhone or Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be
connected to the AVIC-Z150BH via Pioneer's proprietary CD-IU201N (sold separately). Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles
and be paired with the Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH. 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
Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the
Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH using your cable-connected Apple iPhone (iOS3+) or
Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. The AVIC-Z150BH provides control over
the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date
or alphabetically (A-Z). QuickMix allows you to listen to songs
played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly.
You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone
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 App: The Pioneer navigation receiver offers
compatibility with the free Aha Radio app for your cable-connected iPhone (iOS
4.3+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.2+); available fromiTunes
Google Play. Aha Radio provides you with up to the minute content made
available from the convenience of Pioneer head unit's touchscreen controls.
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. You can even display POI information
from the Aha Radio application on the head unit's map-screen and route to
these POIs. An active Aha Radio account is
SiriusXM Ready: The AVIC-Z150BH is SiriusXM 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 (220SXV200,
sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the navigation receiver
and enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With the
SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 150 channels of exclusive
programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). VisitSiriusXM.com
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional
features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- The List Menu displays a list of all available channels.
- Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song
Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD touchscreen.
- You can store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets.
- Direct Tuning lets you select a broadcast channel directly by
entering the desired channel number.
- Tune Start allows you to choose whether to start a song from the
beginning or from its live point when tuning to a preset music channel.
- You can scan through channels within categories or songs from your
preset channels. Tune Scan allows you to play back eight seconds of
each song in a preset music channel. Category Scan lets you play back
five seconds of a live broadcast in the currently selected category.
- When listening to SiriusXM, Content Alerts notify you when your
favorite songs, artists, or games involving your favorite sports teams are
playing on other channels. The radio will display an Alert message when a
matching artist, song, or team is found on another channel. Then you can
choose if you want to tune to that channel or ignore the Alert.
- The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs you hear on
SiriusXM and stores the info on your connected iPod/iPhone. 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.
- 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
Multimedia Playback: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH features a
front-loading disc slot, as well as a front-panel SD/SDHC memory card slot for playback
of audio, video, and photo files. You can also connect a USB mass storage class
device via the Pioneer CD-IU201N or CD-IV202NVcable (sold separately).
- Compatible Discs: The disc slot is located behind the
head unit's motorized slide-down touchscreen panel. The AVIC-Z150BH supports playback of DVD-Video,
DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, and CD-R/RW discs.
- SD Card Slot: The AVIC-Z150BH 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.
- Optional USB Port: You can connect a USB mass storage
class device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or
USB thumbdrives, via the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable (sold
separately). You will need to disconnect the iPod dock cable from the
proprietary Pioneer cable. USB portable audio devices that can be charged
via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port
(5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH supports the
following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded
onto a SD/SDHC memory card.
|Media Type ||Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-R DL)||Flash Memory (SD/Opt. USB)|
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1 or 2,
Romeo, Joliet, UDF ||FAT16/FAT32|
|Playable File Types||Audio|
MP3:8-320kbps bit rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 8-320 kbps bit rate;
8-44.1kHz sampling rates
|MP3:8-320kbps bit rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates|
WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 8-320 kbps bit rate;
8-48kHz sampling rates
WAV: 8- or16-bit; 16-48k sampling rates
DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 4GB max file size
|WMV: 400 x 240
max resolution; 4GB max file size|
H.264: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
MPEG-4: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
max resolution of 8192 x 7680 |
|Maximum # of Folders/Files|
700 folders/999 files (3,500 files for DVD)
ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3),
|ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4),
Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH offers the
following playback functions:
- Automatic Playback: When a DVD disc with DVD menu is
inserted, this unit will cancel the DVD menu automatically and start
playback from the first chapter of the first title.
- Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function lets
you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.
- Frame-By-Frame Playback: This feature lets you movie
ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or Video CD.
- Slow Motion Forward: When playing a DVD or Video CD,
you can choose to play back video in slow motion (no audio).
- Repeat Play: Audio/Video content can be repeated. You
can choose from Disc (entire disc), Folder (current folder) Chapter (current
chapter), Title (current title), Track (current track), File (current file),
Folder (current folder), or One (current video/song/track).
- Random (Shuffle) Play: Audio/Video can be played back
in a random order. You can choose from Songs (videos/songs in selected
list), Albums (videos/songs from selected album), Folder (songs/tracks in
selected folder), or Disc (all songs/tracks on disc).
Search Functions: The AVIC-Z150BH provides the following
- Track Title List: You can select tracks to playback
using the track title list which is a list of the tracks recorded on a disc
or SD/SDHC memory card.
- Scene Search: You can use the search function on the
unit's on-screen display to search for a desired scene on your DVD by
specifying playback time.
- Return to Scene: You can return to the specified scene
where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.
- Skip Search: You can skip to the previous/next track,
file, folder, title, or chapter on a disc or SD/SDHC memory card
- Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse
through a current track, file, or title on a disc or SD/SDHC memory
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-Z150BH.
Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from
disc and flash media, the Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH is equipped with a
24-bit/96kHz 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 Compliant: The power specifications for the
AVIC-Z150BH are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and
Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These
standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to
model and between manufacturers. The power output specs are as follows:
- 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)
4V/6CH Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH 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.
Front & Rear High-Pass Crossovers: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
Subwoofer Controls: The subwoofer preamp output features an18dB/octave
low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range
(50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer. You
can also adjust
the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 8-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 8-band
graphic equalizer (40Hz, 80Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz, and10kHz).
Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically measures
your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an auto-equalizer
curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone
(130CDMC20, sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20
Auto-EQ microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver's rear-panel
input. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your vehicle's driver
seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.
Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound
enhancements for your car audio system.
- Sonic Center Control: Sound that is suited for the listening
position can easily be created with this function. You can adjust sound more toward
the listening position left (7) to right (7).
- Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in
the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to High,
Mid, Low, or Off.
- Bass Boost: You can easily
boost the subwoofer bass level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost
feature allows you increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6 (12dB).
Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets
you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume
when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM
tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from
-8 dB to +8 dB.
Mute/Attenuation Level: You an select the muting/attenuation level of
head unit. Choose from Mute (0 volume), -20dB (1/10 volume), or -10dB (1/3
Key Beep: The in-dash navigation head unit provides an
audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: The rear
speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading
capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass)
output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp
outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer
operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm
passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you
prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of
speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum
output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.
Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH 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 (a 6.5' AV
minijack extension cable provided) 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.
AV Output (with Dual Zone): The AVIC-Z150BH features a
rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA audio output that allows you to connect an
external display to the unit. You can playback audio/video content from a Disc,
your iPod/iPhone, AppRadio Mode, and the AV 1/2 inputs in the rear zone; or you can simply
have the rear AV output mirror the head unit's selected source. You can select
the unit to output a 16:9, Letter-Box or Pan-Scan aspect ratio to match your
external display's screen size.
HDMI Input (for AppRadio mode): The Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH is fitted with
a rear-panel HDMI input which allows you to access the head unit's AppRadio mode
from your connected iPhone 5 or Android smartphone using proprietary Pioneer &
Apple accessory adapters (sold separately; see above AppRadio section for
details). This HDMI input cannot be used to connect other external AV
devices, such as a Blu-ray/DVD player or game system.
Rear View Camera: The AVIC-Z150BH is equipped with a
composite video Rear View Camera input for adding an optional rear camera (130NDBC5,
sold separately). When the vehicle put in reverse, the head unit's screen
automatically switches to the rear view camera (the violet/white wire in the
AVIC-Z150BH's harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit
for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately
1.2 seconds. In addition to the rear view image, the head unit also provides
on-screen parking assist guidelines. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
Note: You can also choose to display the rear view camera at all
times when monitoring an attached trailer. The navigation map will display
in a smaller window on the screen.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.