Pioneer ARC

Pioneer ARC Experience a new level of ease of use

Pioneer’s Advanced Remote Control (Pioneer ARC) app converts your iPhone* or Android smartphone* into a powerful touchscreen remote, enabling you to maximize the potential of your compatible MVH, DEH or FH car stereo system...

*The ARC app is compatible with iPhoneTM 5/5c/5s/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus/SE/7/7 Plus, running iOS 8.0 and above and AndroidTM phones running 4.1 and above.

Access your
smartphones content

Advanced remote control

Pioneer’s ARC app allows you to control and customise your compatible Pioneer car stereo system in a safe and easy to use way. It lets you browse your favourite music, switch sources, launch Spotify or other third-party apps and customise the illumination colours and audio settings on your car stereo system, all by using the large touchscreen area of your smartphone.

Enjoy 3rd party apps

You can launch a selection of 3rd party apps on your smartphone – like Spotify, MIXTRAX and Navigation maps – directly from within the Pioneer ARC environment.

Optimise sound via
Advanced Audio Settings

Getting the best possible sound in your car became a lot easier with Pioneer ARC, as you can simply draw an EQ curve on your smartphone’s touchscreen according to your personal taste. What’s more, extensive settings like crossover points and time alignment are much more comprehensible and straightforward as they are presented pictorially in a centralised window on your smartphone.

Customise illumination

Pioneer ARC encourages you to choose from more than 200,000 colours for the illumination of your car stereo’s screen and buttons. Change colours at will, all in an easy and intuitive way.

Use the app to switch colours
Pioneer ARC - Illumination control - apple device screenshot
ARC logo
Pioneer headunit - illumination control Pioneer headunit - illumination control

Source control

The app shows album art with scrolling text and data while featuring many easy to use ‘swipe’ controls, enabling you to control volume, select the previous or next track and switch different audio sources like FM, DAB, Bluetooth Audio, etc..


The ARC app is currently available in the following languages:

Arabic | Dutch | English | French | German | Hebrew | Indonesian | Italian | Japanese | Persian | Portuguese | Russian | Simplified Chinese | Spanish | Thai Traditional Chinese | Turkish

Feature compatibility

ARC devices - Feature compatibility

Key features

  • Customize headunit
  • 3rd party applications
  • Advanced audio system
  • Multi-language
  • Advanced remote control
  • Change music Source
  • Download on the App Store Available on the App Store
  • Get It on Google Play Available on Google Play

Experience a new level of ease of use Download the free app

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Images may change / illustrative purpose and not all features are available on all headuntis.