Bluetooth Touch Screen Car Stereo with DVD Sony XAV-AX200 is a great choice for home A/V gear, and that reputation is well-deserved with their car audio line up as well. One of the features that makes the Sony XAV-AX210SXM DVD receiver special is compatibility with the iDatalink Maestro module (not included). In a wide selection of vehicles, this module lets you keep factory features that you’d otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You’ll also be able to check out engine performance data and other vehicle info on the receiver’s screen. Once you’ve identified your vehicle, you’ll see the iDatalink module offered on the way to the Shopping Cart if it’s compatible.
This Sony supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
And as a cool bonus, a SiriusXM tuner is included free with this receiver so you can subscribe to enjoy everything satellite radio has to offer. If you’re a road warrior you’ll appreciate all the music, news, talk, sports offered by SiriusXM — you’ll get the best variety without worrying about your smartphone’s data plan. Once you subscribe, the included SiriusXM tuner will allow you to listen to your favorite stations all the way from Atlanta to Albuquerque.
The SXV300V1 SiriusXM tuner plugs directly into this receiver. You’ll also need an XM or SiriusXM subscription. Satellite radio service is available only within the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories. Limited service is available in Alaska.
Smartphone compatibility that rules
I’ve reviewed a lot of receivers that promise smartphone compatibility, and this Sony ranks high in easy usability. You can plug your iPhone® or Android™ into this receiver and take charge of a variety of apps for navigation, music, and more from a pair of very cool interfaces.
- Apple CarPlay™ — CarPlay is an iOS user’s dream. Plug in your iPhone and you’ll access a friendly iOS styled interface that lets you quickly jump into your music, podcasts, messages, streaming music and more. CarPlay’s a no-brainer for me — it’s simply a much safer and simpler way to use your phone in the car.
- Android Auto — With Android Auto you’ll enjoy a simple, safe, and easy-to-use interface that lets you stay focused on the road. Maps, music, communication, apps, and voice control are ready to roll when you plug in your compatible Android device.
Spotify and Pandora® control
If you’re a streaming music services fan, you’ll appreciate how you can control your Pandora and Spotify accounts from the receiver. Just connect your iPhone via USB or Bluetooth, or pair up your Android™ with Bluetooth and you’re all set. If you’re a Google Play Music subscriber, Android Auto lets you tap into millions of songs anywhere, anytime.
Bluetooth® wireless command
The Bluetooth Touch Screen Car Stereo XAV-AX210SXM is ready to roll with hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music. Plus, with your compatible iPhone, you can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality, using your voice to place calls, select music, hear notifications, add reminders — even compose and listen to text messages.
The receiver’s LCD screen plays DVDs and other video content in bright, clear detail when you’re parked. You can keep your passengers entertained by sending video from the receiver to a rear-seat screen — that sure helps to minimize wars in the back seat. And you can play it safe when you throw it into reverse by plugging in a rear-view camera. Two additional camera inputs cover other camera options.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver’s Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
iPod/smartphone note: If you’re going to use your smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check “Details” for compatibility information.
- DVD/CD receiver
- 6.4″ TFT touchscreen
- includes SiriusXM SXV300V1 tuner (satellite radio subscription required)
- Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
- selectable wallpaper backgrounds
- fits double-DIN dash openings
- remote control
Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
- Apple CarPlay compatible
- Android Auto compatible
- iPhone control
- playback and control of music files on compatible Android devices
- Siri Hands Free compatible with compatible iPhones
- Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android
- plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
- plays FLAC audio files (up to 96kHz/24-bit) from flash media
- 10-band graphic equalizer with 12 preset EQ curves
- high- and low-pass filters
- DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer) enhances audio output
- inputs: rear USB port, three rear-view camera inputs
- outputs: video output, 5-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer)