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JVC 6.8" Digital Media Receiver KW-M150BT

Digital Media Receiver featuring 6.8" WVGA Capacitive Monitor, USB Mirroring for Android Phones, Bluetooth, 13-Band EQ and Shallow Chassis
$229.95

JVC 6.8" Digital Media Receiver KW-M560BT

Digital Media Receiver featuring 6.8" Capacitive Touch Monitor, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB Mirroring for Android Phones, Bluetooth®, 13-Band EQ and Shallow Chassis.
$349.95

Kenwood 6.8" Digital Multimedia Receiver DMX47S

Kenwood's DMX47S is a digital multimedia receiver that features a 6.8" WVGA Monitor with Capacitive Touch Panel and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired Android Auto™ and Wired Apple CarPlay®.
$369.95

Kenwood 6.8" Digital Multimedia Receiver DMX4707S

Kenwood's DMX4707S is a digital multimedia receiver that features a 6.8" capacitive touchscreen and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired Android Auto™ and wired Apple CarPlay®.
$389.95

JVC 6.2" Digital Media Receiver KW-M650BT

Digital Media Receiver featuring 6.2" Clear Resistive Touch Monitor, Apple CarPlay, High-Resolution Audio, iDatalink Maestro Ready, Bluetooth® and 13-Band EQ.
$349.95

JVC 6.8" Digital Media Receiver KW-V660BT

Multimedia Receiver featuring 6.8" Capacitive Touch Monitor, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB Mirroring for Android Phones, Bluetooth® and 13-Band EQ.
$369.95

Kenwood 6.8" DVD Receiver DDX5707S

Kenwood's DDX5707S is a DVD receiver that features a 6.8" WVGA Monitor with Capacitive Touch Panel and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$469.95

Kenwood 6.8" DVD Receiver DDX57S

Kenwood's DDX57S is a DVD receiver that features a 6.8" WVGA Monitor with Capacitive Touch Panel and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$469.95

JVC 6.8" Digital Multimedia Receiver KW-M750BT

Digital Media Receiver featuring 6.8" Clear Resistive Touch Monitor, Apple CarPlay via USB, Android Auto via USB, High-Resolution Audio, iDatalink Maestro Ready, Bluetooth® and 13-Band EQ.
$379.95

Kenwood 6.95" Digital Media Receiver DMX7706S

Kenwood's DMX7706S is a digital multimedia receiver that features a 6.95" WVGA Monitor with Capacitive Touch Panel and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$519.95

Kenwood eXcelon 6.95" Multimedia Receiver DMX706S

The Kenwood eXcelon DMX706S digital multimedia receiver features a 6.95" WVGA monitor with built-in bluetooth, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
$549.95

Kenwood eXcelon 6.8" DVD Receiver DDX6906S

The Kenwood eXcelon DDX6906S digital multimedia receiver features a 6.95" WVGA monitor with built-in bluetooth, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
$469.95

Kenwood 6.8" DVD Receiver DDX6706S

Kenwood's DDX6706S is a DVD receiver that features a 6.8" WVGA Clear Resistive Touch Panel and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$449.95

JVC 6.8" DVD Receiver KW-V850BT

Multimedia Receiver featuring 6.8" Clear Resistive Touch Monitor, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, High-Resolution Audio, iDatalink Maestro Ready, Bluetooth® and 13-Band EQ.
$479.95

JVC 6.8" Digital Media Receiver KW-M865BW

Digital Media Receiver featuring 6.8" Clear Resistive Touch Monitor, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Wireless Android Auto, 4-Cam Input, High-Resolution Audio, iDatalink Maestro Ready, Bluetooth® and 13-Band EQ.
$599.95

Kenwood 6.95" Digital Media Receiver DMX9707S

Kenwood's DMX9707S is a digital multimedia receiver that features a 6.95" WVGA Monitor and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$799.95

Kenwood eXcelon 6.95" Multimedia Receiver DMX907S

The Kenwood eXcelon DMX907S digital multimedia receiver features a 6.95" WVGA monitor with capacitive touch panel, built-in bluetooth, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
$849.95

JVC 6.8" DVD receiver KW-V960BW

Multimedia Receiver featuring 6.8" Clear Resistive Touch Monitor, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Wireless Android Auto, 4-Cam Input, High-Resolution Audio, iDatalink Maestro Ready, Bluetooth® and 13-Band EQ.
$699.95

Kenwood 6.95" DVD Receiver DDX9707S

Kenwood's DDX9707S is a DVD Receiver receiver that features a 6.95" WVGA Monitor and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$899.95

Kenwood 6.8" Navigation Multimedia Receiver DNR476S

Kenwood's DNR476S navigation digital multimedia receiver features a 6.8" WVGA monitor with built-in bluetooth, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
$849.95

Kenwood eXcelon 6.95"DVD Receiver DDX8906S

The Kenwood eXcelon DDX8906S is a DVD receiver that features a large 6.95" WVGA monitor with capacitive touch panel, Bluetooth and HD radio. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$749.95

Kenwood 6.8" Navigation DVD Receiver DNX577S

Kenwood's DNX577S is a DVD receiver that features a 6.8" WVGA Monitor and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$949.95

Kenwood eXcelon 6.8" Digital Multimedia Receiver DMX957XR

The Kenwood eXcelon DMX957XR is a digital multimedia receiver with Bluetooth and HD radio. Has connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$1,049.95

Kenwood eXcelon 6.8" Navigation DVD Receiver DNX697S

The Kenwood eXcelon DNX697S is a Navigation DVD receiver that features a large 6.8" WVGA monitor with Bluetooth and HD radio. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$1,049.95

Kenwood eXcelon 6.8" DVD Receiver DDX9907XR

The Kenwood eXcelon DDX9907XR is a DVD Receiver that features a large 6.8" high definition monitor with Bluetooth and HD radio. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$1,149.95

JVC 10.1" Digital Media Receiver KW-Z1000W

Digital Media Receiver featuring 10.1" HD Screen, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Wireless Android Auto, HDMI Input, 4-Cam Input, High-Resolution Audio, iDatalink Maestro Ready, Bluetooth® and 13-Band EQ.
$1,199.95

Kenwood 6.8" 10.1" Digital Multimedia Receiver DMX1037S

Kenwood's DMX1037S is a digital multimedia receiver that features a 10.1" High Definition Monitor with Capacitive Touch Panel and built-in Bluetooth®. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$1,449.95

Kenwood eXcelon 10.1" Digital Media Receiver DMX1057XR

The Kenwood eXcelon DMX1057XR is a digital multimedia receiver that features a large 10.1" High Definition Monitor with Capacitive Touch Panel. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$1,599.95

Kenwood eXcelon 6.8" Navigation DVD Receiver DNX997XR

The Kenwood eXcelon DNX997XR is a digital multimedia receiver that features a large 6.8" High Definition Monitor with Capacitive Touch Panel, Bluetooth and HD radio. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®.
$1,299.95

Kenwood eXcelon 10.1" Navigation Media Receiver DNR1007XR

The Kenwood eXcelon DNR1007XR is a digital multimedia receiver that features a large 10.1" High Definition Monitor with Capacitive Touch Panel. It comes complete with connectivity for wired/wireless Android Auto™ and Wired/Wireless Apple CarPlay®. As well as Garmin navigation with 3D Terrain view.
$1,899.95

How to Connect Your Phone to Android Auto

 

As long as your phone is running Android Lollipop 5.0 all you have to do is connect your phone to an Android Auto compatible head unit via micro USB-to-USB cable (Update: You can also use Android Auto as a standalone app as well). In the future there will be options to connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi, but this feature is not currently available. Once connected the screen on your phone will be disabled to prevent use while driving and Android Auto will launch on your vehicles head unit.

 

How Android Auto Works

 

Once connected, Android Auto will launch on top of your head unit’s existing operating system, it does not replace the current system so if you want to access something from the head unit that Android Auto does not control all you need to do is disconnect your phone.

Upon launching you will be shown suggested destinations based on your Google Map history, current weather, missed calls or text messages and currently playing music. From there you can either use the touch screen to navigate the various menus and functions or for hands free use just touch the mic button on the touchscreen to initiate voice commands.

The four basic functions you can control are navigation, messaging, phone calls and music/news/entertainment.

 

Navigation

 

Google Maps is one of the best navigation apps out there and in most cases will always be more accurate and up to date then any OEM navigation unit. How you use Google Maps to navigate is exactly how you would on your phone, also unlike Apple CarPlay you can pinch to zoom in on the map. While not currently available at the time of writing, Waze will also be coming to Android Auto in the near future.

 

Messaging

 

When you receive a text message it will not be displayed on the screen but you can have it read out loud for you. To reply or send a new text message all you have to do is tap the microphone icon on the touchscreen and then say your message out loud and it will be converted into text for you. Because Google tries to have a more open platform you can also use some popular messaging apps such as Skype, WhatsApp and Kik.

 

Phone Calls

 

Pretty straight forward, using a Bluetooth connection you can place and receive phone calls using the touchscreen or go hands with voice command.

 

There’s an App for That

 

Google created Android Auto to ultimately make driving safer by making sure you keep your eyes on the road and not distracted by your phone. Because of this not all of the apps you have on your phone will work while using Android Auto. However, there are over 50 Android Auto compatible apps on the Google Play store to choose from. The majority of these apps are music/entertainment apps and messaging, services so whether you want to stream the latest music on Spotify and Pandora or send a message using Skype there are plenty of options.

 

 

With Apple having announced CarPlay in 2015 we’ve seen it expand to a point that it comes as a standard feature from almost every major automotive manufacturer across over 100 different models. Apple’s ingenious connected-car application is designed to enable iPhone features on your car’s infotainment system allowing the use of automotive specific iPhone apps via existing touchscreen or button controls.

 

Now you can have access to iPhone features without the added distraction of actually using your iPhone. While the list of cars coming standard with CarPlay connectivity is steadily increasing, a host of aftermarket companies also offer CarPlay in their head units for those with older model cars looking to upgrade and join the CarPlay connected crowd.

 

 

How to Connect Your iPhone to Apple CarPlay

 

To use the application in a CarPlay enabled vehicle, you simply connect your iPhone via a Lightning cable to the vehicle’s infotainment system’s USB port. Once connected, your iPhone screen will be locked to prevent use while driving and the CarPlay app will automatically open. The interface of CarPlay mimics that of your home screen for added familiarity while user controls will depend on each specific vehicle. Some manufacturers prefer physical buttons rather than touchscreen and CarPlay adapts seamlessly to either method.

It is important to note that CarPlay does not replace your factory entertainment system, it is simply an app that runs on top of your current system, either OEM or aftermarket. You will still be able to exit out of the app to access features such as your factory radio, satellite radio, CD, etc. Once connected to CarPlay, you’ll find your apps such as Phone, Contacts, Messages, Music, Maps in a default set up on the Home screen in addition to all CarPlay compatible apps that are installed on your phone.

Navigation through your apps in CarPlay is the same as on your phone utilizing taps and swipes though you will not be able to pinch and zoom within CarPlay. With the upcoming iOS 10 update CarPlay users can now hide and rearrange apps on the Home screen, a feature that many have requested and has long been overdue.

 

How Apple CarPlay Works

 

When connected to CarPlay you’ll be able to use your phone to call, text, use the turn-by-turn navigation in the Maps app and listen to music with a variety of apps. CarPlay however will not control car functions such as temperature and emergency controls. The main method of interaction with CarPlay is Siri, which allows hands-free control, but you also have the option to use the onscreen icons as well.

Most people are guilty of texting and driving, but with CarPlay it makes it much easier, not to mention a lot safer. When receiving text messages they will not be displayed on your car’s screen but instead Siri will prompt you if you want the message read out loud. The improved dictation of Siri also allows for an improved experience with sending or replying to text messages.

With Apple’s recent announcement of allowing iOS developers to access Siri, you can look forward to Siri support in messaging apps such as WhatsApp or WeChat in the future. Making a phone call is also preferably Siri driven in that a dial pad is not immediately present when the app opens but instead prompted by voice to say the name of those you want to call. You will still have access to your Favorites, Recents, Contacts, Dial Pad and Voicemail through a tap in the menu.

 

Need Directions?

 

For those who chose to skip out on a factory based navigation unit, CarPlay will integrate the Apple Maps app onto your infotainment system allowing improved turn-by-turn navigation when in cellular coverage. A major benefit over any factory navigation is the hands free ability to ask Siri to search for nearby gas stations, restaurants, and local landmarks. Siri will also search for addresses from your emails, text messages, contacts and calendars. Many users find that the search results that are found through Apple Maps were significantly better than results found on out dated factory navigation units. Third party navigation apps such as Waze or Google Maps are currently not supported on CarPlay.

 

There’s an App for That

 

While the majority of apps you will find that currently works with CarPlay are music apps such as Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, and IHeartRadio, you will find that certain sports apps such as MLB.com are also supported on CarPlay as well. A wide variety of Podcasts, News Radio apps, and Audio book apps do support CarPlay and many more are on the way. Manufacturers are also developing apps for CarPlay that will allow you to control more of your car’s features within CarPlay. For a full list of CarPlay compatible apps, simply search ‘CarPlay’ in the App Store.

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