The Pioneer CarPlay update has been released.Estimated read time: 1 minute. Want to read later?
Pioneer announced the release of their much anticipated CarPlay firmware update early this morning. Pioneer’s servers were inundated with users trying to download the update and many users, myself included, experienced difficulties and delays in trying to download the file.
Luckily for me it was kind of a slow day in the shop, so I had all day to putz around with it. I finally got it going around 5:30 PM after a second download attempt.
The new update adds Apple CarPlay capability to the AVH-4000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX and AVIC-8000NEX. The new firmware allows users to easily access their contacts, listen to their text messages, pull up their artists, songs, playlists and even access iTunes radio.
The free update can be obtained here at Pioneer’s website. Please note there are different downloads depending on which model receiver you have.
Additionally, Pioneer announced the release of a new model, the CarPlay capable AppRadio 4.