Pioneer updates drivers for CarPlay & App Radio infotainment systems

Pioneer is offering software updates available to many of its CarPlay recievers and infotainment systems. Pioneer’s firmware update (version 1.14) for the current lineup of Pioneer In-Dash Navigation AV receivers. The firmware update is only for Pioneer In-Dash Navigation AV receivers sold in the United States and Canada — with the model numbers/names AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and AVH-4000NEX.

Meanwhile Alpine released a wireless CarPlay infotainment system

Pioneer  warns tha5 nstallation on any other product could cause irreversible damage. This firmware update (version 1.14) contains the following improvements:

  • ¬†Corrects a virtual keyboard issue related to iOS 9.x.
  • Corrects a music display issue related to iOS 8 and later.
  • Minor bug fixes

In order to perform thieupdate, the following items you need the a blank USB storage device (no files), 2 GB or larger in capacity, formatted to FAT32.

Installation of the update should take no more than ten minutes to complete.

Owners download the firmware update files to a computer from the Pioneer website at pioneerelectronics.com/firmware. The transfer the files to the USB storage device for insertion into the Pioneer in-dash DVD Receiver.

Pioneer also has an update for the SPH-DA120 v1.14 also know as App Radio 4. This firmware update (version 1.14) corrects a virtual keyboard issue related to iOS 9.x, corrects a music display issue related to iOS 8 and later and minor bug fixes.

Pioneer was one of the first aftermarket provdiers for Apple CarPlay autio system for vehicles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Pioneer updates drivers for CarPlay & App Radio infotainment systems”

    • I’ll be meeting with Pioneer at CES and ask them about it. They generally take a few months to get update out for their systems after Apple releases the updates.

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