Pandora + Remote App (for iPhone & Android)
AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
Bluetooth Technology: The Sony MEX-BT4100P is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (version 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), PBAB
1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Pairing: Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be registered with the
MEX-BT4100P (only one device can be used at a time). The unit can be set to
automatically reconnect to the last connected Bluetooth device when the ignition
is turned on. 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 Sony MEX-BT4100P. Please visit
Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled
External Microphone: The MEX-BT4100P includes an external microphone to
carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The
external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated
microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You
can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The
external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle
3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head
unit. The microphone comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to your
vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures
0.465" (diameter) x 1.425" (depth). There is no integrated front-panel mic.
The Sony MEX-BT4100P supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your
Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to
minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone
from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls
of the MEX-BT4100P can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end
a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable
gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the
caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch
between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands
- Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or
automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from
your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the
head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
- Dialing a Number: Using the MEX-BT4100P, you can dial a phone
number in one of the following ways.
- Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone
number using the unit's control dial.
- Redial: Use to easily redial the last number you called.
- Preset Dial: You can store up
to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
- Phone Book: You can store up
to 1,000 contacts in the unit's phone book. Up to a 40 character name can be
input for each contact.
- Call History: The unit will
store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number
quickly from the list.
- Voice Dial: You can make a
call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.
SMS Indicator: The SMS indicator informs you of any incoming or unread
SMS messages on your paired Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. You will still need to
view the text message from your phone, as well as create and send text messages
from your phone.
Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The Sony
MEX-BT4100P also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of
a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The MEX-BT4100P will be able to
control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat. The head unit
will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name,
Song title, and Album label. The MEX-BT4100P also supports audio streaming of
music apps, but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled
smartphone to view and control streaming music
apps. 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.
Siri Digital Assistant Control: When paired and connected
with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth (not USB), the Sony MEX-BT4100P
has the ability
to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply
activate the "voice dial" function on the MEX-BT4100P
to engage Siri and use the
included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through
your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music
search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be
done through the head unit and its microphone. The head unit will only display
hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri
are only audible through the MEX-BT4100P
; visual data will still need to be viewed
from your iPhone device).
Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination
and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's
speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S. The
head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
USB Port: The receiver's front-panel Type-A USB port can be
used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB device; such as select
Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players,
or USB thumbdrives. The head unit can
play music files stored on the USB device in MP3, WMA, or AAC formats (up to 320
kbps). The head unit can recognize up to 10,000 music files on a single USB Mass
Storage Device. The MEX-BT4100P offers the following USB search, playback, and
- Search Modes:
- Quick-BrowZer: allows you to search for a track on
a connected USB device easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or
- Jump Mode: gets you closer to the song you want by
allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10% increments
- Zappin: play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or
30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your
connected USB device
- Playback Modes:
- Repeat: repeat a single track or repeat an entire
- Random: shuffle all tracks or a specific album
- Display Information:
- Numeric Text: track number and elapsed playing time
- Alphanumeric Text: song title, artist name, and
Note: This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a
USB hub. Not all MP3, WMA, AAC files may playback due to file
variations. Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back.
USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The MEX-BT4100P's
front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included
iPod dock or Lightning connector-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod or
iPhone (not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone
connection lets you directly connect, charge, & control select iPod/iPhones via
the USB jack on the front of the unit, as well as view metadata like song title
& artist name on the front display.
- Bypass iPod DAC: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound
quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter
(bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to
- Music Navigation: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen. The Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your
iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, or
Podcast from the head unit. You can search within a specific Quick-BrowZer
category or All tracks alphabetically (A-Z). With the head unit's Zappin
feature, you can play music tracks & albums in 6, 15, or 30-second clips
until you find the song you are looking for on your connected iPod/iPhone.
The unit also offers Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes
- Information Display: The head unit will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track #, Elapsed playing
time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
- Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is
set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your
iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this
unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony MEX-BT4100P is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/19/2013):