So I installed a shiny new headunit in my Wifes car yesterday. A Pioner AVH-Z3100DAB.
This this is waaaaay more responsive than the AVIC F20BT it replaces, although that’s not surprising given it’s 8 years newer. The interface and options for the unit itself are nice enough, DAB+ is very nice although we will see how it actually goes reception wise. In the one drive I went on today it cut out at one stage, but only for about 30 seconds. Most of the time we would be using streaming music anyway. Mostly I’m looking forward to iOS12 bringing Waze support (which is probably the driving factor in me pulling the pin on the new unit!).
But the questions.
It seems that Overcast and Google Play Music are both apps with current CarPlay support and I have seen them work, but most of the time they seem to drop to a black screen when you select them on the headunit. If you control them from the Phone they are working fine and if I switch to the iPod setting on the headunit I can see what’s playing along with controls for play/pause skip etc. But just no dice in CarPlay. Has anyone seen this sort of issue? I haven’t tried my Wifes 6S to see if that makes a difference, but this is using my 8+ if that makes a difference.
Interestingly the Pioneer “AppRadio” function seems to work passably and does allow Waze right now. It does bring it’s own little issues and doesn’t look like it’s been updated in any significant way in a long (long long) time. I’ll be happy not to use this once iOS12 is released.