Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.
Pioneer's flagship AVIC-Z150BH navigation receiver packs an overstuffed feature set into its double-DIN (4" tall) chassis. Not only do you get reliable guidance across all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, but you'll have plenty of ways to stay connected to information and entertainment along the way — all on a beautiful 7" touch display. And iPhone 5 users can enjoy access to apps and audio/video content that you just won't find in other receivers on the market.
Looking for a specific destination or just a better route to where you need to go? The AVIC-Z150BH features detailed maps and over 12 million points of interest, and you can add your favorite stopping points as well. The built-in traffic tuner from Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network provides real-time data on congestion in over 90 major metropolitan areas, including some in Canada. You'll see traffic as it develops and find a route around it quickly, all without any additional costs or on-screen advertising.
Don't you hate missing an important turn at the last second because you weren't in the correct lane? Pioneer's lane guidance clearly points you to the correct lane for an upcoming maneuver. And you'll also see realistic signposts on the screen in some instances, with arrows indicating the proper path. And complicated intersections will be shown as realistic 3D representations, so you'll know exactly where to turn.
The AVIC-Z150BH's built-in Bluetooth lets you make hands-free calls easily with your compatible phone, and keep your attention on the road. The Bluetooth also supports audio music streaming (A2DP) so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible mobile devices to the receiver.
AppRadio Mode lets you take advantage of full on-screen use of over 30 smartphone apps, including parking, music, navigation, social networking, and traffic (and there are more on the way). You can tap into your iPhone or Android smartphone's contacts, calendars, maps, and more. And you can even view some streaming apps from your smartphone while your vehicle is parked.
To enjoy AppRadio Mode, you'll need to download Pioneer's free AppRadio app and connect your iPhone or Android device with the cable or cables linked below, depending on your phone.
Pioneer offers different levels of smartphone control, depending on your device. Here are the highlights:
Android™: You'll get control of Pandora® Internet radio and Aha Radio apps through the receiver's touchscreen when paired through Bluetooth, so no cable needed if your phone supports music streaming profile (SPP). With a separate adapter kit, you can use AppRadio Mode to control other compatible apps on your phone. When your vehicle's parked, you can also check out video from your compatible Android device through the receiver's HDMI input.
iPhone 4/4S: With a separate you'll get control of your iPhone's music and video, plus Pandora Internet radio and Aha Radio apps through the receiver's touchscreen when connected. You can also use AppRadio Mode to control other compatible apps on your phone.
iPhone 5: With a separate adapter and cable, you'll get control of your iPhone's music, plus Pandora Internet radio and Aha Radio apps through the receiver's touchscreen when connected. The AVIC-Z150BH features an HDMI video input, which allows for iPhone 5 video playback and AppRadio mode to control other compatible apps on your phone. You'll need these for AppRadio mode and video playback on the 7" display.
The AVIC-Z150BH features a built-in HD Radio™ tuner for high-fidelity AM/FM sound from participating stations. This receiver plays CDs and DVDs, not to mention SD cards, USB thumb drives, and iPods®. It also features an auxiliary input for other sound sources. And you can tweak the sound to your tastes with the 8-band graphic equalizer.
Again, you can play video content from DVDs on the main screen when you're parked, or send the video output to rear-seat screens when you're traveling. You can also add satellite radio programming from SiriusXM with an optional tuner and your paid subscription.
If you're concerned about what's behind you when you're backing up, the AVIC-Z150BH offers a dedicated rear-view camera input. And customizable home screen and button color illumination options let you get creative. Do you like to take matters into your own hands? You can add an optional wired remote control to the receiver.
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our
Note: If you're going to use your iPod or iPhone with this receiver, be sure to check Details for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.
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