Alpine ILX-F259 Single-DIN 9″ Halo9 Mech-less Audio/Video Receiver with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
Alpine ILX-F259 9’’ Single Din Digital Multimedia Receiver also supports the Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer).
Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the Alpine receiver’s rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and your phone’s USB cable, plus be paired via Bluetooth (your vehicle’s parking brake needs to be engaged to initially setup Android Auto).
Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into a simple on-screen interface that is simple to use in the vehicle. It’s designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead.
Customizable 9″ touchscreen
Alpine ILX-F259 Digital multimedia receiver gives the people what they want — a 9″ touchscreen that “floats” over top other dash controls and fits in vehicles that previously couldn’t accommodate a comparable touchscreen receiver.
Best of all, an oversized interface means you get big, intuitive controls and plenty of information at a glance, so it’s easier to keep your eyes on the road. Alpine has also made this receiver their most customizable, letting you drag-and-drop audio sources to create up to three home screens that you can swipe between.
You can even personalize backgrounds with your own photos. This is your radio, your way, with all of Alpine’s trademark sonic capabilities and the very best smartphone integration.
Adjust to your liking
Once you’ve determined the best vertical position for the display, you also have the option of changing the screen viewing angle up to 45 degrees forward or 20 degrees backward. This allows you to accommodate for angled dashes or just to get a better look at your display, depending on its position in your dash. After you’ve chosen the best positions, four screws hold the display safely in place as you interact with it.
All the options
There’s no disc player in the Alpine ILX-F259, but it does include several ways to enjoy your media. You can use the rear USB pigtail to attach your smart phone or a thumb drive with your favorite music or video files, or just get to your phone’s audio quickly with the auxiliary input. Rear-view camera owners will appreciate the included camera input and distance guidance display. A GPS antenna enhances your phone’s navigation functionality.
Use Bluetooth to make or receive hands-free phone calls via your smartphone with the included microphone, or stream music from your phone with ease. You can also use the included microphone to activate voice commands for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
If you’re an Android fan, you’ll love how Android Auto integrates the Android platform into your driving experience in a non-distracting way. You’ll have voice control access to Google Maps, weather, music, your phone, text messages, plus easy access to many of your favorite apps.
Save your favorites
Along the bottom of the Alpine ILX-F259 bezel you’ll find some helpful buttons, including a dedicated microphone button to activate voice controls for Car Play and Android Auto. You also get a “favorites” button with a star on it, which allows you to save your preferred audio sources, places, contacts, stations, and more so you can pull them up on the screen in a hurry without scrolling through several menus.
Satellite radio compatibility and more
Alpine ILX-F259 comes ready to play with a plethora of entertainment options, including an AM/FM tuner and USB input. You can add Sirius XM programming to the receiver with an optional tuner and your paid subscription.
Lots of audio controls
Alpine ILX-F259 is not only a pretty face, it also boasts plenty of ways to keep your ears happy. You can use its many fingertip-friendly controls to set the 9-band parametric EQ, time correction, Bass Engine SQ, and much more. And it works with lossless FLAC files to give you the full-resolution digital media experience you crave. Pair your smartphone with Alpine’s TuneIt app installed with this stereo to get even deeper with the tweaks, save your favorite settings, and share them with other Alpine users online.