Disc & USB Playback
AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
Motorized 6.95" LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT
features a 6.95" 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. The unit's touchscreen display is
motorized. The 6.95" touchscreen display 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 car.
- 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).
- OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display
can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background can be set to
one of four preset still images, two moving images, a stored JPEG image,
spectrum analyzer, or
Note: The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT offers English, Chinese, French,
Portuguese, and Spanish text.
Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the
AVH-X4600BT's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu items
allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple touch on the
favorites menu. Up to 12 menu items can be registered as a "Favorite".
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.
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 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.
2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT 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.
iPod Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT supports direct
connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its
rear-panel USB port, RGB input, and 3.5mm jack. The AVH-X4600BT offers audio/video
playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple
iPod/iPhone models. It also provides a special AppRadio mode for iPhone 4/4S and
users which allows you to access a variety of online music, navigation, and
other helpful apps. The AVH-X4600BT allows 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 an iPhone 5/5C/5S with
the Lightning-connector, you can use Pioneer's
CD-IV203 VGA Interface Cable Kit and the
Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately) to access stored
music and videos, music and video apps, plus AppRadio Mode for playback of
advance applications on the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT. This setup also requires
your iPhone 5/5C/5S be paired via Bluetooth to the head unit. If you desire
only music playback from your Lightning-connector Apple device, simply use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52,
sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the AVH-X4600BT.
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an iPhone 4/4S with a 30-pin
dock connector, use the Pioneer CD-IU201S RGB/USB cable (130IU201S,
sold separately) to enjoy playback of stored music and videos, music and
video apps, plus access to AppRadio Mode for playback of advance
applications on the Pioneer
AVH-X4600BT. If you do not own and iPhone 4/4S, but do have another older
30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone, use the Pioneer CD-IU201V iPod Video cable (130IU201V,
sold separately) for playback of music and movies files stored on your
device, as well as music apps. Simply use Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
Apple device if you desire stored music and music app playback only.
Note: 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 Control + Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The
Pioneer AVH-X4600BT lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's
iPod/iPhone's touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app. The head unit
supports song/artist information and album art.
- Head Unit: Head Unit mode is supported by 30-pin and
Lightning connector iPod/iPhones when used with one of the appropriate
cables mentioned above. From the head unit's touchscreen, you can
search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song,
Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook; and video content by Video Playlist,
Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, TV Show, or 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. In
addition, 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. Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during
connection, but Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked so you can also
control the iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or clickwheel.
- App Mode: App Control 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 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 downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S or
iPhone 5/5C/5S. 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. There is no music
information displayed when this unit is set to "App mode". Instead, all
music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. App Control mode requires
CD-IV203 VGA Interface Cable Kit/Apple
Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately) for Lightning
connector Apple devices; and the
CD-IU201S Pioneer cable (sold separately) for 30-pin dock connector devices.
Note: Video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle's parking
brake is fully engaged.
AppRadio Mode: Using the Pioneer
CD-IV203 VGA Interface Cable Kit/Apple
Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately) to connect the AVH-X4600BT to
your iPhone 5/5C/5S (iOS 6.0+) loaded with Pioneer's free
AppRadio application from the Apple App Store, you can enjoy full on-screen
access and control of your music, navigation, calendar, contacts, and more with
an intuitive interface; formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle
operation. The same can be done with the iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.3+) using Pioneer's
CD-IU201S RGB/USB cable (sold separately). 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. Compatible apps include (as of 11/26/2013):
| App Categories ||
Application Description |
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. Stored movies and videos
can also be accessed through the CarMediaPlayer. |
|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. |
iHeartAuto app provides safe, easy, and free access to more than
1,500 live radio stations from across the country. Plus, in the same
app you can create custom stations based on your favorite artists or
songs. With the top live radio stations in America and more than 15
million songs in our catalog, iHeartAuto features more music, backed
by better music programming, than any other service available.
Rdio (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 has been optimized the iPhone. The
StreamS HiFi Radio app ($3.99) provides access to more than
4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered
in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.
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. |
|Stezza: Take control of your iPod music
with style and ease, because the
Stezza app ($0.99) 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. |
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, thumbs up
playlist, metadata editing, and innovative 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. |
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|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
|MotionX GPS Drive: The
MotionX-GPS Drive App ($0.99) is available from iTunes for your
iPhone. This navigation app also requires a $24.99 one time fee
for the maps to display on-screen, and a one year $9.99 subscription
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 iOS
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. |
|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
for navigating. |
|iGO Primo North America: The
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 (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. |
|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 lifetime subscription) for iPhone
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. |
Sygic app ($29.99) offers high quality TomTom maps stored on
your iPhone together with a robust set of navigation features to
help you drive with confidence. |
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. |
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|DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of
the iPhone 4/4S, the
DashCommand app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving
statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data
port (using the Automatic Car Adapter; sold separately) 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. |
|Beej!: Beej! for iPhone ($1.99) is
an in-vehicle location/navigation application ($1.99). Beej! quickly
identifies your position and allows you to select the nearest bank,
bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, restaurant and more. Beej!
provides a complete list of all the businesses in the category
selected, including the distance from your current location and
address, with options to get directions (via MotionX-GPS Drive app)
or place a call to the selected business. The layout and aesthetics
provide optimal in-vehicle viewing, without becoming a distraction
for drivers from safe 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. |
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. |
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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. |
|Commute WX: CommuteWX ($2.99) provides
real-time weather information (current/forecast/in-route). Weather
conditions are featured in large, easy to read graphics in a
streamlined user interface that's well suited for in-vehicle travel.
|EC Touch: The
EasyCar app is designed specifically for AppRadio and provides
large icons, simple commands, and swipe gestures that enable you to
access your iPhone's music, contacts, mapping, and more. |
|Top Headlines: The
Top Headlines app (free) is an audible news app which lets you
listen to the most recent new updates from multiple sources. |
|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. |
AppRadioLive: Now within the AppRadio App mode is the
AppRadioLive App for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S (iOS 7.0+). The
AppRadioLive app simplifies AppRadio mode and your drive by combining the
information you need during your commute into a single, easy-to-use interface.
Maps, media, news information, and your events calendar are within reach within
a smooth and intuitive interface on the head unit's touchscreen.
- Maps: The AppRadioLive app uses the native maps from
your smartphone overlaid with
INRIX live traffic data to provide live traffic and incident information
to give you an estimated time of arrival at your chosen destination. You can
even use Yelp to find
points of interest along the way, including restaurant ratings and reviews.
The AppRadioLive map feature also allows destinations to b exported directly
into any of the user's favorite AppRadio compatible navigation apps; such as
Navfree, and Waze to
obtain route and voice guidance.
- Media: AppRadioLive also lets you play your stored
music library directly from your smartphone. And, you can access over 25
millions songs from your
Rdio account. Or, you can access over 25,000+ radio shows and podcasts
- News: AppRadioLive lets you stay up to date on the
latest news with the help of
text-to-speech technology. You can check the weather for your current
location, home, work, or destination.
- Calendar Events: The AppRadioLive app lets you stay
organized by accessing your smartphone's calendar and Facebook events in a
single, simple interface. Learn about nearby concerts, sporting events and
more with EventSeeker,
and easily add those events to your calendar.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT
supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 5/21/2015):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || App Mode || AppRadio || Pandora || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 8.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 8.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 8.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y
|| Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 8.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 8.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 4/air || 8.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 8.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || 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
MirrorLink (for Samsung & Sony): The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT
provides compatibility with MirrorLink, an in-vehicle connectivity standard
created by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). MirrorLink offers seamless
connectivity between your compatible smartphone and the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT
receiver using the Pioneer CD-ML100 MirrorLink Interface Adapter (130CDML100,
sold separately). The MirrorLink interface lets you access certain music, map,
and phone applications from the head unit's touchscreen for a more convenient
and safer in-car experience. MirrorLink certified mobile devices include select
Samsung & Sony smartphones.
- Drive Link for Samsung Galaxy S 3/Note 2: To use
MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S 3 or Note 2, the free
"Drive Link" application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and
installed on your compatible Samsung Galaxy S 3 smartphone (running Ice
Cream or Jelly Bean OS). Once downloaded,
individual apps are grouped into three categories (Music, Location, Phone)
for easy access.
- Sony Xperia Z: The Sony Xperia Z (with latest firmware
update) does not require an additional app download.
Note: The MirroLink interface adapter plugs into the RGB
port of the AVH-X4600BT. Because MirrorLink and AppRadio mode require the
RGB port, you can only use one.
MirrorLink App: To use MirrorLink
with your Samsung Galaxy S 3 or Note 2, the free
Drive Link application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and installed on
your compatible Samsung Galaxy S 3/Note 2 smartphone. The Sony Xperia Z does not
require an app download. Once connected, individual apps are grouped into three
categories ("Music", "Location/Drive", "Phone/Call") for easy access. You'll be
able to quickly access your stored music, navigation maps, as well as hands-free
phone calls directly from the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT's touchscreen.
- Music: You can listen to every music file stored in the
smartphone. You can search for your music files by Favorites, Playlists,
Artists, Albums, or All Songs.
- Location (Drive): You can navigate via Google Maps. You
are able to speak and type destinations. The app provides you with an
on-screen map screen and audible directions.
- Phone (Call): The app retrieves all contact information
stored in the smartphone. You can make and answer phone calls from the head
unit's touchscreen, just as you would normally do on your smartphone. The
head unit will even read aloud text messages and let you reply.
Note: For more information regarding MirrorLink, please
Bluetooth Technology: The AVH-X4600BT is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), allowing you to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your
smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth
wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-X4600BT 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 AVH-X4600BT
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 AVH-X4600BT 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 AVH-X4600BT, 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 touchscreen keypad (0-9, *,
#, +, C).
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six
phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
- Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled
cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to
this unit. 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 Control: If your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone
is equipped with the voice control feature, you can use voice commands to
Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention,
such as dialing numbers on the 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/ Metadata Display): The
Pioneer AVH-X4600BT 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. The AVH-X4600BT will be able to control basic
playback features; Play, Pause, & Skip Tracks (app must also support). 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 Functionality: When paired and connected with
an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT 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 4S/5/5C/5S 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 AVH-X4600BT; visual data
will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: Your iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S can be connected via
Bluetooth and USB simultaneously. 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.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The 6.95" touchscreen display
electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The AVH-X4600BT
supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio,
and CD-R/RW discs with music, video, and photo files.
USB Port: The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 58"
USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such as your Android smartphone,
portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback
& control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC
device and music only on your USB MTP device through the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT.
USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD
receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port supports Android OS
4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass
Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 11/25/2013. The receiver does not support
Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT supports
the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or
inserted USB device.
| Media Type || Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-R DL) || USB (MSC/MTP) |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF ||FAT
| Playable File Types || Audio || |
MP3: 8-320kbps bit
rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-48kHz sampling rates
8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates |
WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-48kHz sampling rates
WAV: 8- or16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates (not
supported by MTP)
| Video ||
DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 2GB max file size (not
supported by MTP) |
MPEG-1/2/4: 720 x 1280 max resolution; 8GB max file size
(not supported by MTP)
| Photo ||
JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680 (not supported by MTP) |
| Maximum # of Folders/Files || |
99 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): Advance
playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB memory
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.
Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock
system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's
from being played back on the AVH-X4600BT.
Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner
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
- RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
- BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM lets you automatically
store the six strongest 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.
Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from
Play) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+)
or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to
the AVH-X4600BT via the appropriate Pioneer iPod connector cable (CD-IU51
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 AVH-4600BT. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active
Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT will provide control over the Pandora music service &
display Artist, Album, & Song information; as well as Album art.
- Station List w/ Shuffle: You can select Pandora
stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can
also listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your
- New Stations: New stations can be created based on the
current songs or artists playing.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song/artist currently being played can
be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only
available in the United States.
24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from
DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVH-X4600BT 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 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at
4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50
watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
Note: The power specifications for the AVH-X4600BT 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
AVH-X4600BT features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs
(Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded
(front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer
AVH-X4600BT lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase
(normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).
Crossovers: The AVH-X4600BT employs high pass and low pass
crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.
- HPF: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an18dB/octave
low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range
(50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 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
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.
- 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).
- 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
- Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for
deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can
set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.
- Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass
level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you
increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6 (12dB).
- Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you
adjust the volume level of each source (AM, Pandora, iPod, Apps) to prevent
radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based
on the unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be
independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.
MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion
for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to
listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a
non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects.
MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix
of your music with 9 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks
and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various
beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device,
and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits
the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.
Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App/Media
App Control mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad. It is also
not supported by USB MTP devices.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation.
Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT 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).
Video Output: The AVH-X4600BT features a rear-panel
composite video output that allows you to connect an external display to the
unit. You can play back the same video source which is being played on the head
unit. 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.
Rear-View Camera: The AVH-X4600BT is equipped with a
composite video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup
sold separately). The unit features a function that automatically switches to
the rear camera image. 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 1.8 seconds.
Pioneer recommends using a camera with a mirror image (reversed) output. Audio
from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is
Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT allows you to
connect the Pioneer AVIC-U260 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC260,
sold separately) through its RGB Input. This versatile hideaway unit allows you
to switch to navigation mode with the touch of a button. Get to your destination
by inputting an address or search through the POI library while enjoying
whatever source is currently playing.
Note: If you are already using the head unit's RGB input to
access AppRadio Mode from your iPhone or MirrorLink from your compatible
smartphone, then you cannot connect this add-on
navigation module (or vise-versa).
Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-X4600BT includes an
IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit
and your connected devices.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.