Pioneer's NEX or Networked Entertainment eXperience line of receivers features an innovative and powerful new user interface that is responsive and highly customizable. The NEX models are designed especially for today's smartphone driven lifestyle.
The AVH-2550NEX features Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer and more fun way to use your iPhone® in the car. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music, and verbally send and listen to messages with just a word or a touch. Apple CarPlay requires iPhone 5 or newer with the latest version of iOS.
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The AVH-2550NEX also features Android Auto, which extends the Android platform into the car in a way that's purpose-built for driving. Android Auto automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they're needed. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead.
Android Auto is compatible with Android phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later. Android Auto may not be available on all devices.
Hands-Free Calling and Audio Streaming
Stay safe and obey local hands-free laws with built-in Bluetooth (HFP). Easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-2550NEX without having to go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.
From hands-free calling, wireless audio streaming (A2DP) with artist, album, and song search*, simple pairing, and control audio (AVRCP profile), Bluetooth® wireless technology has made life in the vehicle much more convenient.
The AVH-2550NEX with Bluetooth also includes superior call quality reception using Wideband Speech Handsfree Profile 1.6. Wideband Speech nearly doubles the bandwidth of frequencies of a normal Bluetooth call (when compared to calls without Wideband Speech)**.
Other features include the ability to browse music libraries on smartphones wirelessly.
*Search functions vary by phone.
**Call quality depends on wireless provider's support of HFP 1.6.
A Better-Than-Ever Listening Experience
Pandora is personalized internet radio that is designed to help you discover new music that you'll love mixed in with music that you already know. With the AVH-2550NEX, 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 and album art.
Pandora is compatible with Apple iOS, as well as Android devices that support the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP). Simply download the free Pandora Radio app to your iPhone or Android device, connect to the AVH-2550NEX and take your music to the next level.
For more information and to sign up for a free account, visit pandora.com.
Spotify App Control ®
With Spotify being a dedicated A/V source on the AVH-2550NEX, you now have the ability to control content from the Spotify app on iPhone and Android devices. You can play, pause and skip tracks, and 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 and even download music and listen offline when there is no internet connection.
More Music. More Stations. More Features. Digital Sounds. No Subscriptions.
The AVH-2550NEX features a built-in HD Radio tuner, which allows you to enjoy your radio in an all-new way. Besides broadcasting in clear digital quality, many stations offer extra local FM channels so you can enjoy more music, news, and sports - all 100% subscription FREE! Your FM stations now with near CD-quality sound (on single channel stations), AM stations now in stereo and sounding like FM stations, and crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion.
With HD Radio, you'll also see song titles, album art, and station information and be able to tag new discoveries.
For a complete list of HD Radio stations currently broadcasting in the United States:
HD Radio Stations
Your Favorite Stations Wherever You Go, Wherever You Are
The AVH-2550NEX is SiriusXM- Ready so you can get over 140 channels, including commercial-free music, plus the best sports and live events, comedy, news, exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM programming is received through the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required).
Simply connect a SiriusXM SXV300 tuner to the Pioneer receiver and receive additional features like TuneMix , SportsFlash and Traffic and Weather Now . To learn more or to purchase the tuner, visit SiriusXM.
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Users of an iPhone ® with Siri can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality. With a simple touch of the NEX touchscreen, Siri starts listening through the NEX unit's external microphone and answers your questions and requests over the vehicle's speakers, helping you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.
Keep your factory features and expand your level of in-vehicle connectivity with Pioneer NEX and iDatalink Maestro RR. When your AVH-2550NEX receiver is installed in a compatible vehicle using the iDatalink Maestro RR interface (sold separately), you'll be able to enjoy the performance and features of the AVH-2550NEX receiver plus touchscreen control over key factory audio features.
The AVH-2550NEX supports factory functions via the iDatalink Maestro RR interface including: Steering Wheel Controls, Media Player (including the factory AUX-in and USB ports), Hands-Free Telephone, Voice Commands, Satellite Radio, and Secondary Display Support.
USB Direct Control for iPhone
Pioneer's AVH-2550NEX is ready to roll with direct connectivity to your iPhone* for music and video via USB. Song, artist, time and album information are beautifully displayed on the touchscreen. The system's wired USB connection provides direct digital signal transfer from the device for clean, clear sound while providing 1.5 amp of current to keep your iPod/iPhone charged.
* Requires iPhone 5 or newer. Compatibility with unit and operations may vary depending on iOS version Enhanced User Interface
More advanced than ever before, NEX features a responsive, powerful and intuitive touchscreen user interface that is easy to use and highly customizable. Clearly, NEX is designed specifically for today's smartphone and tablet-driven lifestyle. The NEX user interface has been updated with easy side-by-side layout customization, play/pause skip operation and larger album artwork. Stay Connected
Connect your compatible iOS or Android smartphone with NEX for a truly connected experience, bringing many of your favorite apps right into the dashboard and letting you communicate using advanced high-quality Bluetooth connectivity.
All NEX models feature built-in Bluetooth ® that enables both hands-free calling and audio streaming. Including the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with Wideband Speech capability, NEX provides more natural sound quality and details during calls. When streaming music, NEX even lets you browse and select the media stored on your smartphone using the AVRCP 1.6 profile.