Discontinuance of Waze in AppRadio Mode?

March 11, 2019 

Dear Valued Pioneer Customer: Pioneer has received notice that Waze Mobile Ltd.’s Waze app will no longer be supported on the interface technology that enables smartphone users to operate Waze on compatible Pioneer receivers through Pioneer’s AppRadio Mode and WebLink by Abalta Technologies. Waze version 4.51, planned for release in late April or early May, will not work with AppRadio Mode and Waze will be removed as an available app. The availability of non-Pioneer apps through AppRadio Mode, WebLink or any other platform is an independent decision made by each app developer. 

In 2018, Waze became available as a third-party navigation option in both the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay platforms. Owners of Pioneer in-dash receivers compatible with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay who would like to continue using Waze through the receiver are recommended to shift to one of those platforms. Receivers that support AppRadio Mode and WebLink but not Android Auto or Apple CarPlay can still stream the audio portion of Waze through Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming. The receivers will support simultaneous Bluetooth streaming audio (music, podcasts, etc.) and Waze audio, but other sources of audio entertainment will not be available while streaming audio from Waze. 

All Pioneer in-dash receivers will continue to be fully operational with other functions including remaining AppRadio Mode compatible apps and/or smartphone connected services even after the discontinuance of Waze support. If you have any questions, please contact Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 1-800-421-1404, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Time), excluding holidays, or online through http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/AboutPioneer/Contact Us

Sincerely, 

 

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

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