Kenwood Unveils Receiver That Does It All

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

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