This post has been reposted due to an important update!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The adapter listed here may not work with the Samsung Galaxy S3. There is another adapter available, the Samsung HDMI Smart Adapter (EPL-3FHUBEGSTA). This adapter requires a power adapter which is sold separately. Without the power adapter your phone will not charge but the adapter will still work (Credit: Tony Roongs).
I have received quite a few questions asking why Samsung Galaxy phones (S3/S4) don't work when connected to AppRadio 3 (or AppRadio 2) using Pioneer's Android connection kit (CD-AH200C). The reason why people have problems connecting these devices is because there is another adapter needed for a successful connection. The adapter is made by Samsung itself.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy
|Samsung HDTV adapter (EPL-FU10BEBSTD) for Galaxy S4|
The Samsung HDTV adapter has to be connected to the phone first. The Android connection kit should then be connected to the Samsung HDTV adapter. AppRadio Mode will then work with this setup. Without the HDTV adapter AppRadio Mode doesn't work.
If using an AppRadio 3, Bluetooth connection still works without the cables. So you can still listen to music without having to buy any of the adapters or cable kits.
The Samsung HDTV adapter EPL-FU10BEBSTD retails for anything between $10-$12 from online retailers. One of the better deals I found was from Amazon where the adapter is priced at $10.15. Purchase yours today!
Update: The Samsung HDMI Smart Adapter (EPL-3FHUBEGSTA) is needed for Galaxy S3 phones. The link to purchase from Amazon is at the bottom of this posting. Galaxy S4 users should use the adapter mentioned above (EPL-FU10BEBSTD).
|Samsung HDMI Smart Adapter (EPL-3FHUBEGSTA) for Galaxy S3|
Purchase from Amazon: