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If you’re looking for a way to seamlessly integrate your favorite iOS device with your car, the Pioneer AppRadio may be right for you. This unique device finally provides a way to make effective, easy use of iPhones, iPods and iPads in the car. While it's not right for everyone, most people who rely heavily on their iDevices find it to be a worthwhile addition.

Unlike many other iOS products for the car, this one is permanently installed in the dash. It has a sleek, stylish, unobtrusive look that’s sure to bolster the appearance of the interior of your car.

App Radio: Go Where Your Apps Take You!

Pioneer’s revolutionary App Radio™ is the first car stereo to revolutionize the driver’s experience by bringing compatible phone apps to the dash for the ultimate in-vehicle smartphone experience.

How it Works

When the AppRadio is installed in your car, you will be able to connect your favorite iOS device to it with ease. As soon as you do that, the AppRadio device takes over your iDevice. From that point forward, you can only control your iDevice through AppRadio. That’s a good thing though because AppRadio is larger and easier to manage while on the road. Its 6.1-inch display allows you to keep your eyes on the road. It makes for a much safer driving experience. The controls take a little getting used to, but it’s a snap once you get the hang of it.


As the name implies, AppRadio is largely designed to let you make effective use of popular apps while on the road. There are plenty of apps that have been designed with driving in mind. Google Maps is an obvious example, but it has its limitations. Most notably, you can’t get live, turn-by-turn directions with it. There are apps for that, of course, and it’s nice to be able to use your iDevice as a GPS. Apps like Netflix and YouTube can be used, but they only work while the car is in park.


You will be able to access your calendar, photos and other content when your iDevice is hooked up to AppRadio, which is really convenient. At a glance, you’ll be able to check and see whether you have a meeting on the horizon, or you’ll be able to show passengers a few photos. Basically, AppRadio lets you take advantage of all of your favorite iOS apps and features, but it transforms them into a format that is easier to digest and manage while on the road.

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Phone and Radio

AppRadio also works as a radio, which is obvious by its name. In addition to using Pandora and Spotify, then, you can access the regular radio through the device as well. Autoscan and favorites options are available, and they make things a lot simpler. AppRadio also acts as a hands-free phone, and music is interrupted whenever a call comes in. You won’t have to scramble to grab your phone and turn down the volume, which will also make your driving experience a lot safer too. All in all, AppRadio is a great option for anyone who simply can’t go without their iDevice.