Since radio owners should know what consumer electronics retailers are offering the public for their tuner needs, JVC recently shipped to stores its flagship receiver with Apple CarPlay. The receiver is the first in the JVC line to incorporate Apple CarPlay, the on-screen interface that provides intuitive app control and voice command of myriad functions using Siri.
The KW-V820BT features JVC’s “El Kameleon” anti-theft design to protect entertainment features, including Bluetooth and integrated apps for Spotify and Pandora Internet Radio. The unit is also SiriusXM-Ready with a separate tuner.
The unit’s own inputs and outputs include dual 1.5-amp charging USB ports, rear-view camera input, three sets of RCA outputs, and A/V connections for rear-seat entertainment. The list price is just under $600.