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Top 3 Car Stereos With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Top 3 Car Stereos With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

by Hi-Tech Car Audio | 3rd Jun 2019

Are you looking to use your most important apps right through your stereo?

Did you know that you can access and use your phone’s…

  • Navigation
  • Podcasts
  • Audiobooks
  • Music
  • Text messaging
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • And More

…without touching or looking at your phone?

It’s true – with Apple CarPlay or Android auto you can stop fiddling with your phone and keep your eyes where they belong – the road!

But which stereos offer the best quality for your dollar?

Here are my TOP 3 favorite units:

1. Alpine ILX – 207

Apline’s slick, easy-to-use double din is perfect for anyone who wants ‘Hi-Tech’ with a low learning curve.

Seriously, this stereo is easy to use and has the most premium and up-to-date features.

Alpine ILX - 207

It’s not a CD or DVD player…

…but with a dual USB port, Auxiliary, access to your phones musics and podcasts, access to iHeartRadio and Spotify and Pandora … well, let’s just say you’ll never miss it.

It also comes with HD radio and backup camera capability.

2. Pioneer AVH – W4500NEX

There are two main selling points on this unit:

  1. It’s got Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto (with select units) and
  2. It’s got a detachable Face

Pioneer AVH - W4500NEX - Detachable Face

You can literally keep your phone in your pocket but still have full connectivity over your phones BEST apps right through your stereo.

What’s more, you can use Weblink and Miracast to have better control over Youtube and Yelp.

This is definitely one of my FAVORITE units of 2019!

3. Alpine ILX – W650

OK, so this one’s probably our most sold head-unit.

Alpine ILX - W650


Because it costs only $499 and it can do everything you need it to do:

  1. Apple CarPlay
  2. Android Auto
  3. Bluetooth
  4. Radio
  5. Back-up Camera
  6. XM radio capability
  7. Equalization

It’s simple, doesn’t give you an endless dinner menu of options … but the features it does give you are the ones you typically use the most.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this unit – and I suspect you might too.

Are you interested to know more about Apple CarPlay or any of the units we mentioned in this article?

Then give us a call at 510-527-9888 and speak with one of our sale staff!