The AVH-X491BHS features AppRadio One™, providing you the ability to view and control compatible iPhone and Android smartphone apps to easily access your digital lifestyle from the receiver's touchscreen using a one-cable connection. Users of iPhone 5 or newer and select Android smartphones can gain access to certain apps using the following cables:
iPhone users can use the Pioneer CD-IU52 Lightning to USB cable or the Lightning cable that comes with the phone Android users can use the Pioneer CD-MU200 USB to micro USB cable or the micro USB cable that comes with the phone
Hands-Free Calling and Audio Streaming
From hands-free calling, wireless audio streaming with artist, album, and song search, simple pairing, and voice recognition, Bluetooth® wireless technology has made life in the vehicle much more convenient. The AVH-X491BHS with Bluetooth also includes better call quality reception using the new Wideband Speech Handsfree Profile 1.6. Nearly doubling the bandwidth of the frequency helps bring call quality similar to FM reception.
Other features include the ability to browse music libraries on smartphones wirelessly and Bluetooth Dual Device Connection for full-time connection of two smartphone devices at the same time. Now calls can be picked up by either of the paired phones, eliminating the need to pair and unpair devices.
Spotify App Control® With Spotify being a dedicated A/V source on the AVH-X491BHS, you now have the ability to control content from the Spotify app on iPhone and Android devices. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations on the go 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.
A Better-Than-Ever Listening Experience Great music discovery is effortless and free with Pandora. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, genres or composers and Pandora will do the rest.
With the AVH-X491BHS, you can enjoy superior sound quality and full control of the Pandora experience in your car directly from the touchscreen display of the receiver. You are able to give tracks "thumbs up" or "thumbs down," bookmark a song so you can purchase it later, easily switch between your personalized radio stations, and view full track data.
Pioneer has made it easier to create new Pandora stations while the app is in use with the Pandora Station Creation feature. Both iPhone and select Android users can simply press and hold a button on the receiver to create a new Pandora station dynamically from the currently playing song or artist.
In-dash control for Pandora is compatible with both iOS and select Android™ devices. Simply download and launch the free Pandora app to your device and connect it to the AVH-X491BS to take your music to the next level. iOS devices require a wired connection using the CD-IU52 USB interface cable for Lightning™ devices (sold separately). Android devices need to be paired to the receiver via Bluetooth while the Pandora app is running.