Articles & Videos: Car Stereos

JVC's 2014 digital media receivers are great for everyone who uses their smartphone as their main source of music. These receivers don't play CDs, but they work great with popular music apps.

JVC's KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers integrate seamlessly with most smartphones and bring a big, bright touchscreen to your dash. You can cutomize the touchscreen interface to your liking, and make calls hands-free.

Bluetooth compatibility has become a top priority for shoppers when deciding on a new car receiver. We tested six receivers in the Crutchfield Labs to find out which ones made the most of this convenient technology.

With a smartphone connected, more and more in-dash receivers let you control certain functions just by speaking commands. This lets you keep your eyes on the road while you access certain receiver functions.

Clarion's Intelligent VOICE software, found in their NX604 navigation receiver, delivers relevant results quickly and with less input information than most other voice-recognition platforms on the road, thanks to incorporated Google Voice technology.

Video: Apple CarPlay™
by Video Team

Apple CarPlay lets you use your iPhone more safely in the car by adapting familiar apps and icons for your compatible in-dash receiver. Siri voice control lets you send and receive messages, make calls, play music and more while keeping your eyes on the road.

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