Kenwood says that its smartphone control that is found on its multimedia receiver offers voice control for music, messaging, mapping and phone book access as well as other voice functions using integration of the phone’s built-in Siri, Google voice or S-Voice control.
In addition to allowing customers to choose the system they are most familiar with, choice extends to the most popular phones customers use, says Kenwood senior marketing manager Scott Caswell, who adds that the Kenwood system works with both iPhone and Android smartphones.
With smartphone integration and voice control, Kenwood’s multimedia receivers with Bluetooth make drive time a fully connected experience, according to the company. Drivers can make hands-free phone calls, browse contacts and recent calls, use voice control to listen to messages, use voice or the touchscreen to control and play music and find their way to destinations using their app of choice.
Kenwood’s connection capabilities for iPhone and Android smartphones make it possible through what the manufacturer calls “AppMode” to access iTunes, Pandora, iHeartRadio, HD Radio, as well as Garmin and Kenwood’s Route Collector, in addition to accessing other apps on the user’s smartphone.
Kenwood smartphone with voice control is on eight 2014 Kenwood and Kenwood Excelon Multimedia receivers featuring an HDMI input. All are available now: DNN991HD, DNX891HD, DNX691HD, DDX8901HD, DDX5901HD, DNX771HD, DNX571HD, DDX7701HD.
To see a video of Kenwood advanced smartphone voice control with iOS phones go here.
To see video of Kenwood advanced smartphone voice control with Android phones go here.