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5.0 out of 5 stars Full Pandora support for Android over Bluetooth!, February 11, 2014
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This review is from: Pioneer AVH-X2600BT 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with 6.1 Inch WVGA Touch Screen Display (Electronics)
Most current HUs only support Bluetooth streaming from Pandora (i.e. plays music, but requires you to interact with the mobile device for full control) - this one lets you browse your stations, thumb up/down, and displays album art without the need to connect any wires to my Android device. A customer service rep from Crutchfield told me that this functionality wasn't available on the market currently, but I can say they were wrong!

Plenty of other Pros: good quality sound, plenty of inputs, CD/DVD/MP3, camera support, good resolution, good color matching, very good price. Significantly improved the sound from my stock speakers.

Cons: Not much. I'd prefer a 7" screen but that's just a personal preference. It's also annoying that you need to buy an expensive third party adapter if you want to use "AppRadio Mode," but after having previously owned an AppRadio 2 I can tell you it's mostly a gimmick anyway.
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Initial post: Mar 21, 2014 5:25:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 21, 2014 5:26:55 AM PDT
Evan Pickett says:
Hi Eric. Thank you for your review - yours is the only one for this stereo deck that mentions Android! Is there a way to use the Pioneer's interface with Android apps other than Pandora, or is that the extent of its compatibility? (I plan on using line out or USB - which do you use?) I am also in the tiny minority that uses Spotify, but I assume that is a bridge too far. Cheers!

Edit: just saw that you were using Bluetooth. What are the line in options - 1/8" stereo cable, or is digital USB an option too? That'd be sweet.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2014 6:44:55 AM PDT
Hi Evan, everything you mentioned is available on this unit. Inputs include standard audio jack, USB digital (I frequently use this combined with MTP mode on my android phone), and bluetooth. It also supports pioneer's app mode for things like Spotify BUT that requires an additional investment, and your device must be compatible. If your phone sports HDMI output in addition to USB you are probably in luck.
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