In-dash- Amazon Alexa, Pioneer Smart Sync, Bluetooth®, Android™, iPhone® – Audio CD Receiver
A Better-Than-Ever Listening Experience
FH-S520BT with Pandora is a 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 FH-S520BT, you can enjoy the superior sound quality and full control of the Pandora experience in your car directly from the 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 FH-S520BT and take your music to the next level.
For more information and to sign up for a free account, visit pandora.com.
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 FH-S520BT 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 FH-S520BT 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.
Spotify gives you all the music you’ll ever need. Find the songs you love instantly, or let Spotify play you something great. With support for Spotify, just connect your compatible smartphone to a Pioneer Car Stereo Receiver to fill your ride with everything from classic tracks to the latest hits. Premium subscription may apply.
Pioneer Smart Sync
Integrate Your Smartphone with Your Receiver. Pioneer, Smart Sync is a highly evolved app available for both iOS and Android OS that utilizes the power of a connected smartphone to expand the features and user interface of compatible Pioneer in-dash receivers. With support for either a Bluetooth® or USB connection, the link between your smartphone and the in-dash receiver can be either wired or wireless. Through Pioneer Smart Sync, you can access many popular smartphone apps for maps, messages, music, and more.
Pioneer Smart Sync now features Amazon Alexa Built-in. Just download or update to the latest version of the Pioneer Smart Sync app and download the Alexa app. Using Alexa with Pioneer Smart Sync is simple – just tap-and-ask – you can ask to play music, hear the news, check the weather, control smart home devices1, and more. Alexa lives in the cloud, so it’s always getting smarter, adding new capabilities that are delivered to your device automatically. To learn more about the Pioneer Smart Sync app, visit www.pioneer-carglobal.com/pss.
Compatible CD Receivers feature designated buttons for Navi, and BASS Boost. The Rotary knob triggers system to read messages out loud.
Download the Pioneer Smart Sync app on the Apple® App Store and Google Play Store.
Access music on your smartphone directly from the Pioneer receiver. Search for Artists, Albums, and Songs using Pioneer’s intuitive interface. With Pioneer receivers you can also access and control select music and radio apps on your smartphone.
Android Music Support
Users of Android devices running operating system 4.0 or later can connect and listen to music stored on their device to the FH-S520BT without the need for an app. The process is made possible using Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). MTP allows the receiver to recognize the Android smartphone as a music storage device. Users can now access music via USB stored on an Android device and operate basic operations like FF, REW, Play, Pause, Random Play, and Repeat. Metadata information such as track, artist, and album name can be displayed.
AOA 2.0 Support for Android™
AOA 2.0 enables Android owners to play music streaming apps and control basic functionality, Play/Pause and Skip Song, using the buttons of the receiver. The new feature requires the Android device to be running Android 4.1 or newer and be plugged into the receiver via the USB connection on the front of the unit.
Keep The Party Going!
MIXTRAX® is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a nonstop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. Drawing from Pioneer’s rich DJ heritage and our passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ-infused listening experience to those in the car. MIXTRAX takes the music from an iPhone, or USB device, and plays it back with added transitions and effects, creating a virtual DJ inside the Pioneer receiver.
MIXTRAX makes automatic remixing of tracks extra-quick and easy. Simply connect your USB-compatible device and listen as tracks are joined by various random sound effects in nonstop mix play to keep the groove going in full swing.
MIXTRAX also features club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. Choose among multiple patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes.
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USB Auto Switch
The receiver also includes the USB Auto Switch feature so when the phone is connected via USB the listener has the option to choose whether the receiver uses the phone as a source, or just charges the device.
FLAC Codec Support
Pioneer Car Stereo Receivers upgrade in-car audio with amazing sound reproduction with their ability to play FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files, which are 50-60% smaller than WAV files yet retain the integrity of the original sound sources. FLAC playback at up to 44.1khz sampling frequency and 16-bit bitrate for files stored on a USB thumb drive.