USB Connectivity for iPhone and iPod – Most USB-enabled CD receiver models, feature USB connectivity for audio playback from popular devices like iPhone and iPod. Featuring easy-to-use user interface, iPod browsing is a breeze when searching by playlist, artist, album, song, genres or composer. Additionally, you can use advanced search functions like Reverse Browsing, Alphabet Search and Skip Search to find what you want to listen to, quickly and easily. For added versatility, App/iPod Mode disables the receiver’s integrated control, enabling passengers to control the iPod manually including some selected Apps. The same USB connectivity allows users to connect USB thumb drives and external hard disk drives.
Check for iPhone-iPod compatibility at http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/ipod.
Pandora Connectivity for iPhone – Install the Pandora App on the iPhone and enjoy a personalized listening experience.
A number of Pandora functions can be controlled from a Pandora-enabled Kenwood receiver when an iPhone is connected through USB. Functions include Thumbs up & down, Bookmark Artist, Bookmark Song, A to Z search and Alphabetical channel search. Pandora allows users to maximize the internet radio experience in your car by customizing all of your favourite artists for a rich musical experience.
Pandora application requires a data connection on your iPhone with service currently only available in the U.S.
Kenwood Music Control for Android Smartphones – This Kenwood application organizes your music and provides quick and easy search capability from a compatible Kenwood USB/CD receiver such as by artist, song or genre. Additional function also lets you select music based on your mood.
This free Kenwood App can now be downloaded from the Android Market: Kenwood Music Control App for Android
Front USB and AUX Input – Easy front panel connection for your compatible USB-enabled devices. These include iPhone and iPod devices as well as compatible Mass Storage Class devices like smartphones, USB thumb drives and portable hard drives. This USB input will allow you to charge and control the music playback on your connected device.
Check for compatibility and digital audio file specs at http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/audiofile.
A convenient 3.5 mm stereo input jack is also available for any audio device with a headphone jack or other type of AUX output.
Steering wheel audio controls
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle’s steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Kenwood, and you’ll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls
Remote Control – This wireless remote control easily control volume levels, switch music sources or select your favorite tracks with the numeric access keys.