Article ID : S1F1539 / Last Modified : 03/18/2015

Car audio compatibility for iPod®, iPhone® and Sony® USB devices

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General Notes

  • The operations of the USB connected devices described on this Web site are validated under certain conditions. These specifications may be changed afterwards, thus, the information described on this Web site may be different from the latest information.
  • It shows the validation result of the USB connected devices, it doesn't necessarily mean that all results for each USB connected model are guaranteed.
  • Please refer to the operating instructions or contact the manufacturer of your device for more information.
  • Depending on the devices, a part of the Audio operation functions (such as Reverse/fast-forward a track) may be unavailable.
  • If you cannot operate the USB function of the Car Audio, please do the following:
    • Remove the USB device from the car audio unit.
    • Turn off the car audio unit by pressing [SOURCE] button for 2 seconds.
    • Turn on the car audio unit by pressing either [SOURCE] button or [Source] button for 2 seconds.
    • Re-connect the USB device.
  • Depending on the type of the character code used for the attached information of music file, the characters of the music title may not be displayed correctly.
  • This device supports the following file formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV.
  • If you start the car engine with the USB device inserted into the car audio unit, the USB device may be damaged or malfunction. Be sure to connect the USB device only after starting the car.
  • Depending on a shape of USB Device, there is the device that cannot connect to this unit directly.
  • This information is subject to change without notice.

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Compatible Sony USB Devices

General Notes

  • The Sony USB device compatibility presented in this document are validated under certain conditions, including the device specification at the time of testing. These results are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice.
  • If you start the car engine with the USB device inserted into the car audio unit, the USB device may be damaged or malfunction. Be sure to connect the USB device only after starting the car.
  • Supported Functions:
    • Battery Charging (For WALKMAN® players only)
    • Music playback (Skip Tracks, Reverse/Fast Forward a Track, Pause, Repeat/Shuffle play)
    • Quick-BrowZer™

Device Model Type Memory Note
A Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-A15 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB  
Device Model Type Memory Note
B Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWD-B162 WALKMAN MP3 player 2GB  
NWD-B162F WALKMAN MP3 player 2GB  
NWD-B163 WALKMAN MP3 player 4GB  
NWD-B163F WALKMAN MP3 player 4GB  
NWZ-B172 WALKMAN MP3 player 2GB  
NWZ-B172F WALKMAN MP3 player 2GB  
NWZ-B173 WALKMAN MP3 player 4GB  
NWZ-B173F WALKMAN MP3 player 4GB  
Device Model Type Memory Note
E Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-E053 WALKMAN MP3 player 4GB  
NWZ-E363 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB *1
NWZ-E364 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB *1
NWZ-E365 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB *1
NWZ-E373 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB  
NWZ-E374 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB  
NWZ-E375 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB  
NWZ-E383 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB  
NWZ-E384 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB  
NWZ-E385 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB  
NWZ-E463 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB *1
NWZ-E464 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB *1
NWZ-E465 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB *1
NWZ-E473 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB *1
NWZ-E474 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB *1
NWZ-E475 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB *1
NWZ-E573 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB *1
NWZ-E574 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB *1
NWZ-E575 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB *1
NWZ-E583 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB  
NWZ-E584 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB  
NWZ-E585 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB  
Device Model Type Memory Note
F Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-F804 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB *1
NWZ-F805 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB *1
NWZ-F806 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 32GB *1
NWZ-F885 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB  
NWZ-F886 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB  
Device Model Type Memory Note
M Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-M504 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB *1
Device Model Type Memory Note
S Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-S754 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB  
NWZ-S755 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB  
Device Model Type Memory Note
W Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-W273 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 4GB  
NWZ-W274S WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB  
Device Model Type Memory Note
WH Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-WH303 WALKMAN MP3 player 4GB  
NWZ-WH505 WALKMAN MP3 player 16GB  
Device Model Type Memory Note
Z Series WALKMAN® MP3 player
Audio Player NWZ-Z1040 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 8GB  
NWZ-Z1050 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 16GB  
NWZ-Z1060 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 32GB  
NWZ-Z1070 WALKMAN Video MP3 player 64GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-L Series
USB Memory USM4GL Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
USM32GL Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-LX Series
USB Memory USM4GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
USM8GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
USM16GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
USM32GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
USM64GLX Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-M Series
USB Memory USM4GM Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
USM8GM Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
USM16GM Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
USM32GM Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-P Series
USB Memory USM4GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
USM8GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
USM16GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
USM32GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
USM64GP Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-Q Series
USB Memory USM8GQ Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
USM16GQ Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
USM32GQ Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
USM64GQ Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-QX Series
USB Memory USM8GQX Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
USM128GQX Micro Vault® Storage Media 128GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-R Series
USB Memory USM4GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
USM8GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
USM16GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
USM32GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
USM64GR Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-S Series
USB Memory USM4GS Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
USM8GS Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
USM16GS Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-SA1 Series
USB Memory USM8SA1 Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-T Series
USB Memory USM8GT Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-U Series
USB Memory USM4GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
USM8GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
USM16GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
USM32GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
USM64GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
USM128GU Micro Vault® Storage Media 128GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-V Series
USB Memory USM4GV Micro Vault® Storage Media 4GB  
USM8GV Micro Vault® Storage Media 8GB  
USM16GV Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-W Series
USB Memory USM32W Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
Device Model Type Memory  
USM-X Series
USB Memory USM16X Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
  1. Songs transferred by "PlayStation™ Music Transfer" are not available.

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Compatible iPod & iPhone Devices

General Notes

  • Supported Functions:
    • Battery Charging
    • Music playback (Skip Tracks, Reverse/Fast Forward a Track, Pause, Repeat/Shuffle play)
    • Quick-BrowZer™
    • Passenger control
  • The iPod device and Sony car audio device compatibility presented in this document is validated under certain conditions, including the device's specifications at the time of testing. These results are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice.
  • The iPod device may be damaged if connected when the car engine is started. Please connect the iPod to the car audio system only after the car engine is started.
  • Please update your iPod or iPhone to the latest software version before use. The Sony® car audio unit may not function correctly with the Apple® device depending on the software version.
  • Depending on the software version of iPod and iPhone, the head unit may not operate correctly sometimes. It is not a malfunction of the head unit, but in case the problem does not recover, please contact the call center.
  • Please refer to the operating instructions or contact the manufacturer of your device for more information.
  • iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


Manufacturer   Model Name Notes
Apple iPod touch (5th generation) *1*2*4
iPod touch (4th generation) *1*2
iPod touch (3rd generation) *1*2
iPod touch (2nd generation) *1*2
iPod classic *1*2
iPod nano (7th generation) *1*2
iPod nano (6th generation) *1*2
iPod nano (5th generation) *1*2
iPod nano (4th generation) *1*2
iPod nano (3rd generation) *1*2
iPod nano (2nd generation) *1
iPod nano (1st generation) *2
iPhone 6 Plus *1*2*4
iPhone 6 *1*2*4
iPhone 5c/s *1*2*4
iPhone 5 *1*2*4
iPhone 4S *1*2*4
iPhone 4 *1*2*3
iPhone 3GS *1*2
iPhone 3G *1*2
  1. The passenger control is supported with this model.
  2. The Quick Browzer is supported with this model.
  3. Confirmed with iOS7.
  4. Confirmed with iOS8

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