Alpine iLX-W650 7" Mech-Less Receiver with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
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Alpine ILX-W650 supports the Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer). Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the Alpine receiver's rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and your phone's USB cable, plus be paired via Bluetooth (your vehicle's parking brake needs to be engaged to initially setup Android Auto).
Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into a simple on-screen interface that is simple to use in the vehicle. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include -
The Alpine receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, listen to music, or even control select Google Assistant smarthome enabled devices.
Google & Waze Maps
Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
Phone & SMS
With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Alpine receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Alpine receiver via Google Play Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible app for Android Auto.
iPhone Music Playback
If you don't desire Apple CarPlay, you can also connect your Lightning-connector Apple iPhone to the Alpine ILX-W650 rear-panel USB port for music playback & control only using the included USB extension cable and Alpine's KCU-471i cable (or the cable that came with your Apple device). The Alpine ILX-W650 supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your USB-connected Apple device with Lightning connector.
Head Unit Control
Alpine ILX-W650 lets you navigate your iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can then search each category alphabetically. The head unit also offers playback functions such a Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat for stored music files. Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track are supported by many music apps too; not all apps will be compatible. Your USB-connected iPhone will remain unlocked, so you can use its touchscreen to access music apps.
The Alpine in-dash digital media receiver will display your iPhone's stored music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, as well as Album Art. The unit will also display song/artist information, album art, and station identification from select music apps.
The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).
Alpine ILX-W650 features built-in Bluetooth version 4.2. The head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles -
HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
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Of the 662 reviewers who responded, 577 would recommend this product.
Averages based on how reviewers feel this product performs.
- Nice upgrade with some small issues- April 7, 2020
Installed this on my Jeep JK with the factory Alpine amplified system and I now have CarPlay and a much better sounding stereo. Install was fine, but some options in menus remain grayed out even after parking brake detection is working. I don’t get any audio from Siri, but audio from apps works fine. From the research I’ve had time to do so far, there may be some issue with the latest iOS updates and the firmware on the alpine. I need to look into updating the unit but will be annoyed if I have to take it out to do so.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Easy to use- December 24, 2019
I really like this model iLX-W650, and the best part is the Amplifier Package,(not include) you can instal on the back of the stereo and its It is very comfortable, without space problemsI really like this model iLX-W650, and the best part is the Amplifier Package, you can install on the back of the stereo and its It is very comfortable, without space problemsYes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice unit- October 15, 2020
I bought this for my wife's car, as she needed something with Apple CarPlay. She just started driving recently, and needed to have the navigation built in and easy to use. Installation was easy, as I did the radio install myself (most of it, I didn't hook up the reverse or parking brake wires myself). It only took me about 30 minutes, once I had the wiring harness all done. A little quirky, as the music will stop (Apple Music) when you go in to reverse, and the backup camera turns on. Other than that, the radio works well. Good visibility during the day and night, Touchscreen is very responsive, so there is no need to push hard on it.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- I would not recommend this product...- April 3, 2020
This is sad for me because I am a staunch ALPINE fan! This deck was an utter dissappointment. The search engine for usb is horrible. Android autotalk works alright. Deck constantly freezes. Volume level goes up and down randomnly whether using usb or comnected phone. Should have it's own ALPINE media player rather than relying on a 3rd party one on your phone. I had to shut mine of and restart it many times while on the road. Alpine sinply told me if I wanted a better deck to upgrade to the next model which os more than twice the price!!! In all fairness, I know people, 2 to be exact, who havent had these issues and like this deck.No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
- Great deck with nice feature set- November 5, 2019
Alpine’s slim design helps with cars that require additional wiring to retain factory equipment such as onstar and things of that nature. It is an awesome radio and really easy to use.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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