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Alpine® 8" Restyle In-Dash Car Digital Media Receiver
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Alpine® 8" Restyle In-Dash Car Digital Media Receiver

Model #: X208U
At a Glance
The 8" X208U with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ allows you to have all the benefits of the latest smartphone technology while still giving you GPS navigation.
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These days your smartphone can do everything, but what if you lose signal? What if you hit your data cap? That’s where an embedded navigation system shines. The exclusive 8-inch X208U Mechless Navigation Receiver with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability allows you to have all the benefits of the latest smartphone integration technology while giving you a secure and dependable navigation system.

The X208U has gone beyond what you know of the Alpine 8-Inch dash system. With its exclusive 8-inch touchscreen, the X208U is still one of the largest factory radio replacements available, period. The X208U is more than a big screen, though. The X208U is packed with new features and controls on its new platform. There’s no doubt the X208U will make a statement in your vehicle and upgrade your driving experience


  • 8" WVGA High Resolution Display
  • Works with Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™ compatible
  • Built-in Navigation with 3D & 2D mapping
  • Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • Built-In HD Radio™ Tuner
  • SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio ready
  • 1 HDMI input and 1 HDMI output
  • Keep factory controls with iDatalink® Maestro® Module
  • Accessory Control Ready (KAC-001 Required)
  • 50 Watts x 4
  • Swipe Action Control Touchscreen
  • 3 4-Volt Pre-amp Outputs
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • 6-channel time correction set by Alpine TuneIt App
  • FLAQ, AAC, MP3, WMA, HE-AC Playback
  • HDMI Input
  • CD/DVD (Optional)
  • 1 Camera Input

Apple CarPlay™ And Android Auto™

Be smart when using your phone on the road. The X208U is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. After connecting your smartphone via charging cable and activating Bluetooth for Android Auto use, , you get your music, driving directions, and phone calls controlled from the 8" touchscreen and heard through your vehicle’s speaker system,- so you don’t have to look at or touch your phone and can keep it safely stored away.

The X208U “Works with Apple CarPlay” and lets iPhone users make and receive calls, access text messages, play music, and get directions in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay is accessed through the capacitive touch screen or the “Voice” hard button to activate Siri voice control and is compatible with iPhone 5 and later (iPhone must be connected via Apple lightning cable).

The X208U is Android Auto Compatible. Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With larger touch targets, a simplified interface, and easy-to-use voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so drivers can stay focused on the road (requires both a USB cable and Bluetooth connection; requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and on Android compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher)). Android Auto is accessed through the touch screen or the “Voice” hard button with voice control.

Both technologies also give you access to popular apps such as

  • Waze: (via Android Auto only) The world’s largest community based traffic and navigation app
  • Spotify: A digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs
  • Amazon Music, and more

For information on third party apps, please visit the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto websites. Android, Android Auto and Google Play are trademarks of Google, Inc.

8" Touchscreen with Swipe User Interface and Anti-Glare Screen

The X208U’s intuitive interface allows for swipe action control: Left, Down, Up. You are just one swipe away from the most commonly accessed features:

  • Swipe to the Right to access the Audio and Video commands. Within the Audio and Video screen, you can swipe across to access all your entertainment sources (such as HD Radio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Bluetooth audio streaming, etc.)
  • Swipe Down to access the adjustment settings to the Audio system or Rear Seat Entertainment system (sold separately)
  • Swipe Up to access Bluetooth and Source Selection

Hard Keys for Direct Access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Features

The X208U has intelligent hard buttons that allow you to toggle between the unit’s embedded navigation and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto’s navigation screen which makes it very simple to figure out where you’re going with one touch. The Audio hard button lets you access whatever is playing, whether it’s AM/FM radio or one of your favorite apps on your smartphone.

Take the Command Center Beyond the Dash

Have you upgraded your vehicle with accessories like a winch, lights, air suspension or a motorized tonneau cover? No need to add switches that clutter your dash. Now you can conveniently control these accessories directly from the X208U’s touchscreen! The KAC-001 External Accessory Controller (sold separately) turns the X208U into a hub to connect and control these accessories. Eight individual outputs are available to control eight relay-connected accessories, and the accessories can be configured as Pulsed, Latched or Momentary Outputs. Graphical icons can be assigned to each accessory for quick identification on the screen.

You Won’t Believe It’s Not Factory

Compliment your X208U with a matching Perfect F.I.T. (Factory Integration Technology) dash kit for a factory finished look. Each vehicle-specific Perfect F.I.T. kit matches the shape, color and texture of your vehicle's dash, for a factory-finish look. Each kit comes with all the necessary accessories for the X208U, including vehicle-specific harness, antenna adapter and steering-wheel interface for vehicles with steering wheel control.

Kits are currently available for several truck and SUV platforms. If there is not a compatible Perfect F.I.T. dash kit for your vehicle or if you want a custom installation, use the KTX-UTB8 Universal Trim Bezel instead.

Controlling Multiple Camera Systems Has Never Been Easier

It’s easy to add handy Drive Assist front or rear camera systems to the X208U. Choose from a variety of Alpine camera systems that offer various views like ground view for connecting a tow hitch, wide-angle views to see past your vehicle, and multi-angle views to see two images on the screen.

If you need multiple camera systems on your vehicle, the KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector (sold separately) allows them to be easily controlled right from the X208U’s 8-inch touchscreen. The names of the connected camera systems appear on the main screen, so simply select the camera system you want to use. You can then choose the viewing option from that camera to be displayed on the screen.

Customizable Shortcuts at Your Fingertips

The My Favorites feature offers convenient shortcuts for the functions that you use the most, such as:

  • Audio Sources (HD Radio™, Pandora®, iPod®, SiriusXM, HDMI/DVD, AUX)
  • Navigation Commands (Favorite Destinations, Quick Place Search, Categories)
  • Phone Settings (Most-dialed Contacts)

Keep Select Factory Controls with the iDatalink® Maestro® Module (sold separately)

The X208U can retain select feature variations and also display vehicle information on the 8-inch screen.

  • Retained factory features vary by vehicle. Visit iDatalink Maestro to validate factory controls for your vehicle.

Wherever Life Takes You, You’re Covered

The X208U offers reliable navigation and with the Latest Map Guarantee, ensures you have the latest map on your system. Simply register your product on and follow the Map Update Instructions within 30 days of your product receiving its first GPS signal, and you will receive a new map update free of charge (if available).

Wherever work or play takes you, you have access to preloaded HERE® map data of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, which translates to maps galore. With turn-by-turn instructions delivered by Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology, street names, freeway numbers and freeway exit names are announced clearly through your vehicle’s audio system. Choose from different intuitive map view options, such as 3D mapping, split map, and turn-by-turn arrow view. This unit also features Alpine's exclusive Graphical User Interface with intuitive screen graphics, so it's easy for you to find your way. Thanks to the included free lifetime traffic service, see the congestion ahead of time so you can choose an alternate route. Get quick and easy directions from start to finish.

Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling and Audio Streaming

Be smart when using your phone on the road. The built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology allows for hands-free calling, secure simple pairing (SSP) and call waiting. Icons depicting phone battery level and cellular signal level are shown on the 8-inch screen. Expand your entertainment options with audio streaming from your smartphone.



HDMI Inputs:1
USB Port:1
HDMI Outputs:1


Number of Pixels:800 x 4800 x 3
Display System:LED


HD Radio Ready:Yes
Satellite Radio Ready:Yes
AM/FM Tuner Built-In:Yes
Rear Camera Connectivity:Yes
EQ Presets:Yes


Watts per Channel:50
Number of Channels:4

Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)3.38
DVD PlayerNo
CD PlayerNo
Number of USB Ports1
Car Stereo Din SizeDouble
Bluetooth CapableYes
Android CapableYes
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Water ResistantNo
Aux InputYes
Compatible DevicesAndroid/iOS
Faceplate StyleIn-Dash
Satellite Radio ReadyYes
Carplay CapableYes
Voice ActivatedYes
Color Finish NameBlack
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