Hit the road with cool smartphone integration
JVC's KW-AV61BT DVD receiver keeps your smartphone in the loop when you're on the road, with some nifty app integration, controlled from the detachable 6.1" touchscreen. With your iPhone® connected via JVC's KS-U30 cable, you'll get basic control over audio apps like Mog and Tunein Radio, including functions like play/pause or track up/down. You can also view traffic info from Inrix, Cobra iRadar, and other driving apps with an iPhone 4 or 4S. For powerful navigation, download the MotionX-GPS Drive app (subscription required) and you'll be able to see maps and live traffic reports on the receiver's screen. You'll still need to access your iPhone with this app, so consider adding an iPhone mount for easy use.
Sources and functions are easily accessed with the touchscreen controls
Bluetooth adds safety and more features
With the KW-AV61BT's built-in Bluetooth and a compatible phone, you'll never have to worry about fumbling around in your purse or pocket when a call comes in. Just touch the screen and carry on your conversation while keeping your eyes on the road. Bluetooth opens up more listening opportunities too. You can stream any audio content from your phone to the receiver wirelessly, and even control basic functions of some music apps.
Pandora® with iPhone
JVC lets you enjoy your favorite Pandora stations on the road. Just plug in your iPhone and you'll have touchscreen control right in your dash. And thanks to Bluetooth, you can do the same with your Android device. You'll enjoy the rest of your digital music too — plug your iPod® or iPhone into the USB input, you can tap your way through all your tunes and playlist on this JVC's responsive touchscreen. If you're not an iPod user, you can load up a USB drive or a recordable disc with music — it's easy to fit hundreds of tracks on either one, and you can still dive in using the touchscreen.
Video on the go
Use the rear audio/video inputs to hook up your favorite portable audio player, a camcorder, or another video source. This receiver boasts a video output to send movies to a rear video screen, so your passengers will stay happy during the longest road trips. If you've got a big vehicle, you'll appreciate the input for a rear-view camera — helpful for when you're maneuvering your vehicle in tight spaces.
Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the JVC, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.