At the forefront of in-vehicle connectivity; Pioneer has unveiled its largest and most affordable range of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto solutions in Australia. All five brand new Pioneer models are designed to complement the smartphone lifestyle of today’s consumer with continuous connectivity and access to a variety of entertainment options.
In a major win for consumers; Apple CarPlay, Dual Bluetooth connection and Spotify Connect are featured in each new model, with a starting RRP of $650. Importantly, Android Auto is supported on three of the five models; including Australia’s very first fold-out, single DIN solution, with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also DAB+ digital radio support on two models.
“Pioneer continues to offer popular smartphone and music services at a more consumer-friendly price point. We’re fortunate to be in a market-leading position, whereby our latest in-vehicle solutions embrace Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Australia’s biggest music streaming services, like Spotify and iTunes Music,” says Paul Petrakis, GM of sales and marketing at Pioneer Electronics Australia Pty Ltd.
The best iPhone experience on four wheels; Apple CarPlay is a smart and safe way to control your iPhone® in the car. Activate by pressing the Pioneer touch-screen or voice recongition button, Apple CarPlay enables you to make calls, navigate with Apple Maps, listen to music, plus send and receive SMS messages.
Enjoy seamless connectivity and control of your Android smartphone in the car. Activate by using your voice, or the pressing the Pioneer touch-screen, Android Auto allows you to make phone calls, navigate with Google Maps, listen to music and send/receive SMS messages.
2 x PHONE FULL-TIME BLUETOOTH CONNECTION
You can now simultaneously connect and control 2 x smartphones via Bluetooth. The auto connection function automatically pairs the two phone so incoming calls can be picked up by either of the paired phones. No more having to pair and un-pair devices. Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP, AVRCP 1.6) makes it possible to display information embedded in songs.
WORKS WITH SPOTIFY
Your Pioneer headunit can now directly control and play music from the Spotify app on your iPhone and Android smartphone. Play, pause and skip tracks, or browse playlists, albums and radio stations, using the Pioneer controls. If you are a Spotify premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
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