The i209-WRA “Works with Apple CarPlay” and lets iPhone users make and receive calls, access text messages, play music, and get directions in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay is accessed through the capacitive touch screen or the mic button to activate Siri voice control and is compatible with iPhone 5 and later (iPhone must be connected via Apple lightning cable).
The i209-WRA includes Android Auto and works with the Google Assistant (requires both a USB cable and Bluetooth® connection; requires an Android™ phone running 5.0 [Lollipop] or higher and the Android Auto app). To access the Google Assistant on Android Auto, say "OK Google" or select the mic button. Google Assistant in Android Auto allows users to play their favorite music, get driving directions to their destination, interact with smart home devices and reply to text messages – hands free.
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HDMI: More Entertainment With Just One Cable
Now it's possible to enjoy even more content than ever before through your i209-WRA. Add the KCX-630HD HDMI Selector Interface to the i209-WRA for an extra HDMI input allowing you to stream audio and video from your smartphone or other HDMI based sources.
Built-In Digital HD Radio®
Alpine does HD Radio. Get all the local music and programming you want to hear in a crystal-clear digital format. FM stations with CD-quality sound and AM stations with FM-quality sound, both with virtually no distortion. Extend your music choices further with multi-casting capability and you'll hear more talk and music content from the stations you already receive. Alpine’s exclusive Smart Reception Management keeps you tuned in to your favorite HD digital sub-channels, even when you’re in an area with limited digital reception. To find stations near you, visit HD Radio.
Works with Pandora® Internet Radio for iPhone and Android™ Smartphones
Stream music from your Android smartphone using Alpine’s advanced wireless technology. With your Android, enjoy easy wireless operation of your favorite Pandora channels with Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down buttons directly on the faceplate, Quick Search features, and even create new Pandora stations and bookmark your favorite tunes on-the-go. Alpine’s Media XPander PRO DSP-Sound Expansion circuitry ensures the best possible sound for streaming music from your Pandora connection. To enjoy the same great Pandora features from your iPhone, simply connect the included iPod / iPhone audio / video cable. Pandora radio is also available through Apple CarPlay (using a lightning cable) or Android Auto (using a USB cable and Bluetooth connection).
Made for iPod® / Works with iPhone®
It’s convenient to control your iPod or iPhone in the car – enjoy seamless operation of your iPod in addition to full control of all your favorite media sources. Control all search options of your iPod directly from the I209-WRA via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcast or Composer. The USB connection allows for high-quality iPod / iPhone playback and delivers an even faster access speed so you’ll find songs as quickly as you expect to find them on your iPod / iPhone.
Satellite Radio Ready
Upgrade your sound experience and expand your entertainment choices by adding SiriusXM satel radio to your i209-WRA. Using the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner and a SiriusXM subscription (both required and sold separately), you get access to an extensive channel lineup of new and exclusive commercial-free music, sports and comedy and SiriusXM Latino, a suite of Spanish-language programming. The i209-WRA lets you control SiriusXM features including iTunes® Tagging; SiriusXM Replay™ for pause, rewind and replay of up to 30 minutes of live SiriusXM content; Song Alert and Artist Alert for notifications when a favorite song or artist is playing on any channel; and Game Alert™ for notifications when your favorite teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL or college football and basketball leagues are playing live.
FLAC Music Playback
Do you enjoy lossless music files? The i209-WRA can play FLAC music files via USB, so you can enjoy your digital audio files without a loss in compression quality.
Still Have CDs & DVD?
The i209-WRA is compatible with the add-on DVE-5300 CD/DVD Player (sold separately) which can be mounted remotely in the vehicle. So if you have content living on CDs and DVDs, rest assured that you can still enjoy your CD music for your drives and access the DVDs in your vehicle while parked. The DVE-5300 can playback these formats: CD audio, MP3, WMA, MPEG2 AAC, MPEG4 AAC, WAV, DVD Video and Video CD.