Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Apple announced earlier this year that Spotify would be coming to CarPlay, making it one of the first compatible third-party apps. Pioneer released CarPlay for its NEX receivers and AppRadio 4 on October 1 and users have been able to "field test" the app ever since.
Spotify released an update for its iOS app on October 1 promising CarPlay compatibility. But major issues existed making the service almost unusable within CarPlay. Then, on October 20, another Spotify update was released which once again promised CarPlay compatibility. But nothing much has changed since.
When using Spotify with CarPlay, a variety of problems crop up. Based on feedback from our readers and what Spotify users are saying across different mediums, I have listed the existing issues with the app below...
By AppRadioWorld at 3:05 AM
Pioneer Electronics has set up an online "FitGuide" which can be used to find the perfect sound system for your car. No matter what car you drive or how old it is, upgrading the head unit or sound system is possible in most cases.
Apple's latest CarPlay technology, for example, can be enjoyed in the vehicle you already own if you have one of Pioneer's NEX receivers or AppRadio 4.
Here's how you can use the FitGuide.
By AppRadioWorld at 3:00 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The new Pioneer AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) is available for purchase on Amazon for $589.99. This is the lowest price we have found so far by $10. Most places sell the device at the full retail price of $600.
The Amazon listing is from E&B Electronics. The double-DIN AppRadio 4 is Pioneer's latest device which features Apple CarPlay right out of the box and a 6.2-inch capacitive touchscreen. Click the affiliate link below to be taken to the listing on Amazon...
By AppRadioWorld at 10:09 AM
Monday, October 27, 2014
Apple files a lot of patent applications with the United States Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO) each year and most of them don't see the light of day as consumer products. But every once a while, an interesting patent pops up.
Last Tuesday, the USPTO granted Apple a patent for a car remote-like device that works with CarPlay. More details are below.
By AppRadioWorld at 8:18 AM
Best Buy now has the Pioneer AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) available for purchase online. The device is also available for purchase in most Best Buy retail stores.
You can head over to Best Buy's website and purchase the new AppRadio 4 which is priced at $599.99. The device ships FREE within one business day. Sales tax is added in most states.
Amazon also has the device for sale with more stock being available. Free shipping is available.
The AppRadio 4 features Apple CarPlay on a 6.2-inch capacitive touchscreen. For full details, visit Pioneer's website.
By AppRadioWorld at 8:13 AM
Friday, October 24, 2014
Slowly buy surely, the apps that were promised to be Apple CarPlay compatible are being updated. Today, iHeartRadio joined the list.
The update has also added another useful feature.
By AppRadioWorld at 9:03 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The apps have to be updated by developers to enable CarPlay compatibility. Out of the eight apps, only three apps are CarPlay compatible at the moment.
By AppRadioWorld at 6:12 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
EC Touch for AppRadio was recently updated with a temporary fix for the crashing issue related to iOS 8. The issue arose when trying to use the keyboard within the app. The previous fix activated the keyboard on the iPhone instead of the head unit, which could be used to input text.
But today, developers have updated the EC Touch app with a permanent fix. A new keyboard system has been added which now allows users to input text from the head unit itself. Details are below.
By AppRadioWorld at 11:41 PM
To perform the update perform the following steps...
By AppRadioWorld at 11:07 PM
The following models will have to be updated to fix an existing issue...
By AppRadioWorld at 9:40 PM