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Kenwood Unveils Receiver That Does It All

‘Industry’s first Wi-Fi-embedded in-dash audio/video connected receivers’

Continuing with the connected car theme here at CES in Las Vegas, Kenwood is featuring some 40 aftermarket receivers.

Thirteen of those feature HD Radio, and 30 control a Pandora app on a connected smartphone.

The company also is expanding control of the Aha app and introducing control of iHeartradio on mobile phones.

Kenwood broke with tradition at CES this year; instead of featuring a high-end car in the middle of its booth, the receiver manufacturer is highlighting a radio that seems to “do it all”: AM/FM analog, HD Radio, SiriusXM, Aha and Pandora. The DNN990HD has built-in WiFi to connect with Kenwood’s server in the cloud.

The Sync-compatible receiver “allows you to operate apps and cloud-based content” and share content in the vehicle, according to a spokesman.

The bottom line: “Consumers want connectivity,” the spokesman told Radio World.