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Dacannon 09-25-2011 03:05 PM

First App Radio Install pics
 
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Hello all I have just completed my install of the new Pioneer App radio personally I love it for what it offer simplicity for those of us that live of our iPhones. Having an unlimited data plan sure helps and eliminates the need of on star nav services or the need of discs to update. Having live traffic and up to date maps was a no brainer paired with bluetooth and ability to play netflix. Enjoy will upload more as soon as possible.

MikeGstayUp 09-25-2011 03:32 PM

Very nice, I've been curious about this unit. Give us a review of it once you use it for a bit. Pros...cons...

Dacannon 09-26-2011 12:53 AM

OK so i been playing with it all week and here is what i have so far.
Pros:
1). Integrates well with the iPhone for calls, Navigation based upon preferred app I use the maps app that comes with the iPhone however there is also apps that give you turn by turn navigation. You can also run the map and pandora,radio, or iPod playback big plus for me.
2). Pandora shines in here in my opinion based on how you have your pandora set up I hardly have to change songs.
3). Option to view rear back up camera whenever you please if installed.
4). Ability to read see preview of incoming text therefore eliminating the need to stop and look at phone.
5). Always a plus when future apps will be added makes it somewhat future proof.
6). Jailbreaking the phone allows you to play video without having to do a bypass.

CONS:
1) Limited to Iphone 4 and iPod touch current version.
2) Ability to customize the look as far as background you are only limited to two. (However there is a way to add your own back ground when updating new Firmware)
3) RCA connection only has one makes it difficult for a simple integration with the BA system.

kenkartasasmita 09-26-2011 01:56 AM

may i know the total price of that thing include install plus how many hours to install? please?

Dacannon 09-26-2011 02:21 AM

App radio
 
I bought the app radio off locally not retail but the cheapest I've found it was on amazon as well as the metra kit if you decide to add the back up camera it will be under 700 for entire set up. Around 550 with no camera. Time to install depending on how familiar you are with your interior and the wiring may take 8 hrs total I'd say. Reason it took me this long was due to removing parts of the interior that the instructions said to but were not necessary.
If your looking for a cheap metro kit I have one that I got when I bought this set up. Pm if interested

macc24 09-26-2011 08:23 PM

Where do you connect to the iPhone? Does it stream the apps over bluetooth or is there a hard connection only. I'm currently looking at this set up too.

Dacannon 09-27-2011 01:56 PM

There is a hard connection that has enough slack to wire it through either A) your glove compartment B) center console where arm rest sits C) Route through arm rest and have it connected to the USB using what another member here suggested D) route the cord on a iphone mount that will allow you to still see the phone and mess with it arm distance. Basically you have plenty of options as far as streaming I dont think you can do that. However remember this is just the beginning as it has already received one update and who knows what other or future updates might be added. You can actually use a jailbroken iphone to display anything your phone is displaying

macc24 09-28-2011 08:08 PM

Thanks! Keep us posted!

steeleshark2 09-28-2011 09:29 PM

Now they need to make one for Android!! Sweet setup.

Dacannon 10-11-2011 06:37 PM

Had a member ask some questions here are my responses.

1. The steering wheel functions are retained through the metra kit therefore you would not need another wire for the app radio in order to retain steering wheel functions and yes I am able to make phone calls via hands free that is if you still use onstar. The only thing you will loose is the functionality of the usb in the center console it will still charge the phone or whatever device you connect to it but it will not be read through the app radio.(I don't know if that makes sense).

2. The app radio comes with an external mic that I mounted on the driver side and I have programmed the app radio via bluetooth to be able to receive and make calls. you have to sync your phone book in order to avoid having to dial each number individually.

3. The issues that I have since install are sometimes I have a frozen screen and forces me to re start the unit. Which then resets the whole unit loosing radio stations time and custom settings. Not a big deal to me. The other issue I have right now is that I am attempting to connect two amps which in the case of this radio there is only one channel so now have to go a different route. Other than that I do not regret this radio I use my Iphone frequently and appreciate the screen size for my maps and ease of use of Pandora and with the new IOS I hope they come up with an update to use SIRI on this radio it would make things so much better having everything accessed through voice commands.

bigwayne3000 01-16-2012 06:52 PM

Not to bring back a dead thread but so from what I read in your initial review, if my iPhone is jailbroken, I'd be able to stream videos from Netflix, YouTube, or the iOS video app itself onto the radio without having to do a bypass of the unit?

Dacannon 01-16-2012 08:59 PM

If you have a jailbroken iphone there is an app from the cydia market well not an app but a package called app radio extensions that allows you to control the app radio in a fashion not allowed through the regular app all it does it integrates with the app required to use the radio and allows you to use the app radio as if it was your iphone on the screen. If you are familiar with the jailbreak community then you can understand what I am trying to explain. The other method is to use the jailbroken Iphone to mirror everything on your iphone screen to your app radio display so with this youll be able to use netflix at any time without having to be in park or needing to do a bypass. However the down fall to that is that you must have your iphone mounted in a manner where the display wont switch from horizontal to vertical because it will also do that on the app radio.

Dacannon 01-16-2012 09:01 PM

I seen your other post asking about this and I for one love it with the additions of new apps and support from developers it shows the potential of this device I commute a lot and use my Iphone heavily so this is a convenience for me another source for you to refer to is appradiocentral.com

2010 SSRS 01-16-2012 09:06 PM

looks great

Dacannon 01-16-2012 09:09 PM

Thanks

Dacannon 01-16-2012 09:13 PM

One last thing I forgot to mention I know and from personal experience I hate people who text and drive so with the app radio extentision you have the option to preview the text on the app radio screen it will scroll either on the top or botton of the screen I havent tried it with the Iphone 4s yet jus the Iphone 4 so this is great if you dont use SIRI to read back your messages. Do you have icloud service? If you do then you basically have access to all of your itunes library straight to your Iphone and can use that instead of having to use just pandora or the other music apps just FYI any other questions dont hesitate.

bigwayne3000 01-16-2012 09:14 PM

Thanks man for your input. Did you have to buy any other adapters for you to be able to continue using regular radio? Another guy in a thread here said I'd have to buy an adapter if I wanted to continue using regular radio.

Dacannon 01-16-2012 09:17 PM

Its a 20 dollar antenna adapter however you can substitute that for an app called iloveradio which gives you access to radio stations through your Iphone. I would need to get the part number from my receipt when I had this installed I cant remember of the top of my head who or what it was called.

bigwayne3000 01-16-2012 09:20 PM

I got it from the guy who said I needed it, just wanted to make sure I actually needed it before I ordered it. I know you have a Metra though so I wonder if I still need it for the Alpine/Scosche unit though.

Dacannon 01-16-2012 09:23 PM

Hmm that is also something I wonder I thought Alpine advertised theirs as not needing anything in addition.

bigwayne3000 01-16-2012 09:33 PM

The radio itself comes with a radio connector, is that not what I need? You still needed that extra one for the Metra for the radio to work?

Dacannon 01-16-2012 09:38 PM

The radio worked without it however the signal was weak and static could
Be heard on most stations and the AM Stations were not pretty either after I installed the adapter it cleared that problem so it did need to use the radio.

bigwayne3000 01-16-2012 09:43 PM

Ok thanks for your help, I really do appreciate it.

Camarochris2010 06-21-2013 07:39 AM

what is the part number for the antenna adapter to be able to listen to the radio??

i just installed my app radio the other day and man its incredible does so much. all i need now is to run the gps piece the mic and get the antenna adapet.

Dacannon 07-18-2013 11:29 AM

I wouldn't waste the 20 or so bucks on the adapter just use an app for internet radio that also has local stations not sure which app radio version you got but I know app radio 1 and I have the 2nd app radio and they both suck as far as picking up the signal off the antenna adapter. I took it to best buy and had them try to fix that issue they even replaced the radio and antenna and still the same issue.


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