Article ID : S1F1542 / Last Modified : 03/18/2015

Compatible 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.
  • 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.
  • 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  
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  
USM16GQX Micro Vault® Storage Media 16GB  
USM32GQX Micro Vault® Storage Media 32GB  
USM64GQX Micro Vault® Storage Media 64GB  
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-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  
  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
  • 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
iPod touch (4th generation)  
iPod touch (3rd generation)  
iPod touch (2nd generation)  
iPod classic  
iPod nano (7th generation)  
iPod nano (6th generation)  
iPod nano (5th generation)  
iPhone 6 Plus *1
iPhone 6 *1
iPhone 5c/s *1
iPhone 5 *1
iPhone 4S *1
iPhone 4  
iPhone 3GS  
  1. Confirmed with iOS8.

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Compatible Mobile Devices

General Notes

  • Supported Functions:
    • Music playback from the SD card (MP3, WMA)
  • The mobile 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 mobile 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 refer to the operating instructions or contact the manufacturer of your device for more information.


Manufacturer Model Name
Sony Xperia Arc S
Xperia Arc
Xperia Neo
Xperia Neo V
Xperia Pro
Xperia Mini pro
Xperia Ray
Xperia Active
Xperia Neo L
Xperia Ion
Xperia S
Xperia U
Xperia Go
Xperia P
Xperia Sola
Xperia SL
Xperia Arco S
Xperia TX
Xperia V
Xperia J
Xperia Tipo
Xperia E
Xperia Z
Xperia Zl
Xperia ZR
Xperia SP
Xperia M
Xperia C
Xperia L
Xpera Z1
Xperia Z1 Ultra
Xperia Z1 Compact
Xperia E1
Xperia T2 Ultra
Xperia Z2
Xperia M2
Xperia Tablet S
Xperia Tablet Z
Xperia Z2 Tablet
NOKIA C2-01
ASHA 300
LUMIA 920 NFC LTE
ASHA 311
LUMIA 520
LUMIA 620 NFC
LG E400 OPTIMUS L3
E610
HUAWEI ASCEND Y300
HTC WINDOWS PHONE 8S
LAVA Iris 402

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