Pioneer Adds iPhone Connectivity To Receivers

Pioneer has launched its first iPhone App, iControlAV, which allows users to remotely access their home theater sound systems through Wi-Fi connectivity. Support, though, is limited to just 2 receivers.

The VSX-1020-K and the VSX-1120-K are both compatible with Pionner’s app. Both models have received Apple’s “Works with iPhone” certification.

The new receivers have dedicate iPhone connectivity options, such as the ability to plug in the iPhone directly to the front of the unit, or to set up the iPhone as a remote control.

For the coolest integration, though, users can download the iControlAV app, which is free, and then set it up to connect over Wi-Fi. So long as the receiver is connected as well, users can then control their home theater system from anywhere in the world.

“We expect to hold the leadership position in this category for the second consecutive year by continuing to provide iPhone and iPod touch users with seamless integration to their home A/V experience,” said Pioneer marketing manager David Bales.