Monday, January 11, 2016
JVC Announces Its First Apple CarPlay Receiver At CES 2016
Although JVC and Kenwood merged to form a single subsidiary in the United States back in 2014, the companies have continued to manufacture products with individual branding. The same goes for aftermarket head units.
JVC Mobile made a splash at CES 2016 by announcing a new Apple CarPlay head unit, a first for the brand.
The newly announced KW-V820BT is CarPlay capable and instantly becomes the company's flagship receiver. It includes a host of other features in addition to CarPlay. Additional details are after the page break.
JVC KW-V820BT Features
- Double-DIN Multimedia receiver
- 6.8-inch resistive touchscreen
- Two USB ports
- Three 4-Volt RCA outputs
- Backup camera input
- Secondary AV input
- Support for dual-zone functions (additional display connectivity)
- 4x50W MOSFET Amplifier
- Apple CarPlay compatible
- SiriusXM compatibility
- iDataLink Maestro
- FLAC and WAV file playback
- Pandora support
- Spotify support
- iHeartRadio support
- Apple Music support
Availability and pricing information is not available at this time, however, the device is rumored to be priced around $599. Stay tuned for the latest.
By AppRadioWorld at 5:00 AM