Mazda Connect® Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Upgrade

(36 reviews)


1 × Mazda Connect USB Media Hub for Apple CarPlay Android Auto

Available on back-order

1 × Mazda Hub USB Data Cables (2 Pieces)

In stock (can be backordered)

1 × USB Media Flash Drive

Available on back-order

Product Description

Upgrade your Mazda today to enable Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto® in less than an hour! has taken the initiative to develop an easy DIY upgrade. Simply update the Mazda Connect radio software and install a replacement USB media hub (with new cables). That’s it!

The factory update is not available for individual sale, as it is exclusively sold as part of the complete upgrade kit.

Product Installation

Installation of this product would be rated a 2 out of 5. 1 being extremely easy and 5 being extremely difficult. It is recommended prior to installing any automotive electronics that the negative battery terminal be disconnected.



If you need any assistance along the way please feel free to visit our YouTube page or contact our customer support department.

Product Features

  • Full Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ support.
  • Latest & greatest Mazda Connect® update including Siri Eyes Free.
  • Plug & Play, easy DIY install.

Things To Know

  • The included USB thumb drive is being offered as free and is not sold separately. Please ensure your existing Mazda Connect system has a software level of 30.00.XXX or higher. This includes:

2017-2018 Mazda 3
2018-2020 Mazda 6
2016-2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2016-2019 CX-3
2017-2020 CX-5
2016-2020 CX-9This upgrade is not yet designed for Mazdas featuring the Mazda Connect® radio system with software levels 29.00.XXX or lower. This includes:2014-2016 Mazda 3
2016-2020 Mazda 6
2016 Mazda CX-5

  • Designed for North American vehicles only.
  • A replacement radio display is not included with this advertisement, it is being shown for display purposes only.

Vehicle Compatibility

Car Make & Model Car Year
Mazda CX32016 2017 2018 2019
Mazda CX92016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mazda MX5 Miata2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mazda 32017 2018
Mazda CX52017 2018 2019 2020
Mazda 62018 2019 2020

4.9 Average Rating Rated (36 Reviews)


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  1. Jim Bremer (verified owner)

    It was a bit tricky to install on the CX-3 (2019), but once I figured out how to route the cables, it was straightforward. The USB hub location is under the climate controls in the CX-3. The video here showed a CX-5 which has the USB hub in the center armrest console, which I think is the case for most Mazdas.

    Once you have the display removed, you can feed the new cables down the hole toward the driver’s side, where it will exit a little above the gas pedal. You can then route it behind the plastic panel by where your right foot would be. Then feed it to the back side of the new USB hub. There will be a lot of extra slack, and I found it’s best to leave most of the slack behind the display as there’s extra room there.

    Everything works perfectly. Excellent product!

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  2. Savannah Rios (verified owner)

    At first I was skeptical and worried I was about to be scammed but to my surprise it actually came and after putting everything together using the super easy YouTube video (took about 1 hour). It worked like a charm. A little slow at first but it was fine after a little bit. You’ll need a screw driver and pry tool/flat head screw driver, but other than that it includes everything you need. So happy I found this before my appointment at Mazda dealership where I was going to pay $670 to have this done. Ps. I ordered the $20 FedEx 2 day shipping and it came in about 6-7 days all together, for anyone who was freaking out like me after 2 days. Now I get to enjoy my Android Auto and Google maps 😁😁😁

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  3. Steven D. (verified owner)

    Overall great product, Upgrade takes a while don’t be worried. I was for a bit then it started moving faster. The YouTube video instructions helped out a lot.

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  4. Matt N. (verified owner)

    Took less than an hour to install and works great!

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  5. Michael P. (verified owner)

    Great installation video on web site made the install smooth and easy. It took me 45 minutes. Unit works great. So nice to have Apple Car Play in my 2018 CX-5.

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  6. Michael G. (verified owner)

    Pretty easy kit to install outside of breaking all the existing tabs out of the old USB receiver.

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  7. Tommy A. (verified owner)

    Easy to follow and install instructions, anyone with a little patience can install these kits and save $$$! Thanks to Infotainment now I have Apple play. Thank you!

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  8. Tom T. (verified owner)

    I ordered this for my sons car who is currently in Florida for school. Through the website I was able to find an installer. So far so good. He loves being able to use CarPlay.

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  9. Jefry R. (verified owner)

    The You Tube video was a great help in taking the dashboard apart and the firmware and hardware installations were very straight forward. My 2016 Miata now has a modern Apple Car Play ready system that works perfectly.

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  10. Joe M. (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the purchase, the install video helped for sure. Took approx. 1 hour start to finish. Plug and Play as advertised.

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  11. Ricardo C. (verified owner)

    Muy fácil de instalar. Recomendado

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  12. Daniel P. (verified owner)

    Easy installation, works great. Installation video was excellent.

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  13. WALLACE G. (verified owner)

    The package arrived as promised. The install video on YouTube walked me through the entire installation process. Super easy, no issues, worked perfectly. I can’t believe how easy this was to get installed. Thank you, Infotainment!


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  14. Juan S. (verified owner)

    Great purchase Work perfect in my CX5 /18 easy installation just fallow the instructions on the video and is exactly how they explained I strongly recommend this to anyone looking to get car play and please don’t waste time and money buying the other imitations that one doesn’t work I learned the hard way
    Anyway thanks infotaiment for this great produt

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  15. Steven H. (verified owner)

    Easy to install, great upgrade for the car.

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  16. Joshua L. (verified owner)

    Service from Infotainment was great. I asked a few questions prior to making the purchase and received quick responses. They sent me a link to compete the purchase and it shipped within a couple days. I was also happy to receive the firmware update on a thumb drive as part of the upgrade. Other upgrade kits I looked at did not offer this.

    The upgrade does not come with instructions… zero! The video on the website is helpful but it’s for a CX-5 not a Mazda 3 which I have. I utilized other videos and instructions from other websites to assist. The video for the firmware update was spot and worked without issue.

    Overall, the install was not super difficult. What took me the most time was trying to figure out which way to route the new harness. The Mazda 3 harness had to be route totally different then the CX-5 in the video. Once I figured out the best option to route the harness the install went pretty smooth. I would note that the upgrade kit does not come with any foam tape or anything to wrap the harness with. I bought some and wrapped the two cables together to prevent any chaffing or rattling.

    I only gave 4 stars for the following reasons: 1. This upgrade fits different Mazda models so I understand why the cables were way longer for the Mazda 3 but making shorter ones to fit each model would be nice. I had to wrap up at least 12 inches of extra cable to tuck in behind the glove compartment.
    2. There were no instructions in the package. Providing instructions or at least links to find instructions would help. Also providing instructions or videos for each specific model would help and keep me from having to search other sites.
    3. While it may not be a necessity, providing foam tape to wrap the cables would be an added bonus for the price point of this upgrade.

    Overall, I am happy with this purchase and service from Infotainment. I love the convenience Apple Car play provides!

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  17. Ed (verified owner)

    I was very easy to upgrade the software, it took about 40 minutes and worked great. The installation of the media hub is not hard but there is a bit of disassembly required. If your are not squeamish about taking your car apart; it is pretty straight forward.

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  18. Adam (verified owner)

    Great product, customer service, and install videos. It’s nice to call and somebody answer questions! Highly recommend

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  19. Tint 0. (verified owner)

    Thumbs up.

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  20. Peter S. (verified owner)

    Watch the video and you will be fine!

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  21. William W. (verified owner)

    Easy install and good customer support.

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  22. Daniel G. (verified owner)

    Installed this unit in my sister’s Mazda CX5. Install instructions were right on point and product works like a champ. She’s happy…could not ask for more.

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  23. Roy B. (verified owner)

    I found a deal on a 2017 Mazda CX5 with very low miles. However it wasn’t car play capable. This install went very smooth thanks to the excellent instructions. It works perfectly. I could not be more pleased.

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  24. Patrick B. (verified owner)

    Working well so far. We have a Mazda3 so the install was a bit different than the video posted on this website, but plenty of other resources on YouTube. Option of shorter cables specific to installation needed would be great. I had a few questions about the vehicle update software which were answered quickly by Infotainment.

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  25. Kayla H. (verified owner)

    Part arrived quickly and install was easy with the instructions from the YouTube video. Saved myself over $700 by going to the dealership!

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  26. Leah G. (verified owner)

    So glad I bought this!

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  27. Jessa Z. (verified owner)

    Great instructional videos. Easy to install and works great.

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  28. Jeff W. (verified owner)

    Great product. Been installed for a few weeks and working perfectly. Install was straight forward and relatively easy. Don’t live without CarPlay.

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  29. Brad P. (verified owner)

    Thanks to Infortainment, now have Android Auto in my 2017 Mazda 3. Genuine, quality parts. Easy installation and great online resources.

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  30. Arnie J. (verified owner)

    Dealer was gonna charge almost 1000$ for putting airplay in a 2018 CX-9, glad I found your site and product. Videos helped out with the install.

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  31. Simon P. (verified owner)

    Do not do revews

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  32. Daniel F. (verified owner)

    Great Product!!

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  33. Lindsay L. (verified owner)

    I bought this to upgrade my 2017 Mazda CX-5. It wasn’t as quick and easy as the YouTube videos made it seem, but it was still pretty doable and much more affordable than taking it into the dealership. I’m the end it took me about an hour to install and then another 25 minutes or so to install the update. I had to clear my codes to get the car to read the usb drive – at first it couldn’t read the thumb drive. I suggest making a backup just in case.

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  34. Ray W. (verified owner)

    Everything works as advertised. Would have given 5 stars if vehicle specific instructions were better.

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  35. Samantha P. (verified owner)

    With a little help from their youtube instructional videos I was able to fully install CarPlay in my 2017 Mazda CX-5 in under 2 hours. The software update actually took longer than the hub and wiring installation. For all of you women out there who want CarPlay but dont want to spend close to $1000 at the dealership, this is the way to go. You literally only need 3 tools, just make sure you know where your 10mm socket is ;P. I’m experienced with working on my own vehicle, but honestly even the most inexperienced person could complete this while watching their video. My tip, be patient during the software update. It’ does take as long as they say on the video (about 30-45 mins).

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  36. Joel M. (verified owner)

    Extremely easy to install. Only thing hard was finding a video showing how to get the usb hub changed out. Update was simple to complete.

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