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Our take on the JVC KW-V30BT

JVC's KW-V30BT DVD receiver offers an eye-catching 6.1" variable-color touchscreen display, a built-in DVD/CD player, USB port, built-in Bluetooth®, and lots of settings you can tweak. But, you can take your driving experience to the next level by using its HDMI input to connect select smartphones and tablets and use a variety of apps on the go.

Get your apps on

JVC's KW-V30BT DVD receiver offers an eye-catching 6.1" variable-color touchscreen display, a built-in DVD/CD player, USB port, built-in Bluetooth®, and lots of settings you can tweak. But, you can take your driving experience to the next level by using its HDMI input to connect select smartphones and tablets and use a variety of apps on the go.

What you need

The KW-V30BT's HDMI input lets you enjoy access to many of the apps on your smartphone or tablet directly from the controls on the receiver. Here's the lowdown on what you need depending on your smartphone:

  • iPhone® 5, 5C, and 5S: You'll need to connect the Apple Lightning™ to USB cable and an HDMI cable (sold separately) to Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter. Working with the iPhone 5's Bluetooth, you'll be able to mirror and control select apps on the KW-V30BT's touchscreen display.
  • iPhone 4 and 4S: Connect your iPhone 4 or 4S to the KW-V30BT's rear USB and analog audio/video input using the JVC KS-U59 cable, and you'll have access to JVC's App Link Mode.
  • Select MHL-enabled Android® phones: Once you download the JVC Control app on your phone, you'll connect your Android to the JVC receiver with an HDMI/MHL cable, such as the JVC KS-U61. After pairing your Android phone with this JVC, you'll get app control on the touchscreen display.

With your smartphone connected, you can enjoy select navigation, driver assistance, video, and music apps — all of which can be controlled on the KW-V30BT's display or by voice command.

Sound and vision

You can customize the KW-V30BT's touchscreen layout and set the display colors that best suit your dash. JVC's touch control lets you run your entertainment system with a few swipes to scroll through music folders, skip songs, and adjust the volume. JVC also included some easy-to-find button controls and a volume knob, so you can concentrate on the road.

Once you've got the music you want, you can tweak it with the built-in 3-band parametric equalizer. If you're adding amps, you'll appreciate the three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs for super-clean audio.

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. If you're an Android user, you'll really appreciate this receiver's Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) technology. JVC includes an external Bluetooth microphone which you can place in a good spot in your vehicle for superior hands-free communication.

And if you have an iPhone with Siri, the KW-V30BT supports Siri Eyes Free through Bluetooth, which means you can ask Siri to make calls, select and play music, compose and hear text messages, read notifications, even use maps and get directions — all commanded by your voice through the receiver. This convenient feature can make your drive safer and more productive.

Lots of ways to get music

If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone or Android, you'll really enjoy playing music from Pandora® and iHeartRadio® on this versatile receiver. You can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face.

The AM/FM tuner includes the Radio Data System (RDS), so you get artist, song, and station info on the display. You can also take your radio experience to next step by adding the compatible SiriusXM tuner, so you can get the latest news, talk, and music from your favorite satellite radio stations wherever you drive.

Video on the go

Use the rear analog audio/video inputs to hook up your favorite portable audio player, a camcorder, or another video source. This receiver boasts an audio/video output to send movies to a rear video screen, so your passengers will stay happy during the longest road trips. And, the KW-V30BT's dual zone capability means the kids can watch a movie in the back with headphones while you listen to your favorite music up front. 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 DVD receiver. 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.

Awsome head unit.................great bang for the buck

JD, portage, IN

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What's in the Box:

  • Double-DIN DVD receiver w/ 6.1" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
  • Wiring harness
  • 6.5' Parking brake wire (light green)
  • Remote control (RM-RK256)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Microphone w/ integrated bracketed (attached 10' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
  • 6 Pan head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 6 Flat head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • HDMI bracket
  • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • "2-Way Android Control" instructions
  • Warranty Information

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD player with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen display
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    • variable color illumination with over 30,000 choices of colors
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • display and command of select music, navigation, and other apps with iPhone and Android
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free control for select iPhones
    • Voice Command for select Android smartphones
    Audio/visual Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices
    • iEQ with 7 presets and 3-band parametric EQ
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • dual-zone audio
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front aux input, rear USB input, rear HDMI digital A/V input, rear analog A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Information:

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    Average Customer Review(s):

    (60 Reviews)

    Worst JVC I've ever had.

    Héctor from Cabo Rojo, PR on 5/23/2016

    2000 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Apps do not work, the backup camera either works, has "no input" or is not there, touchscreen is extremely slow, the menu is not intuitive, aux video input doesn't work.

    Pros: The sound is great, lots of power; Bluetooth works very well.

    Cons: Phone blocks unit, very slow screen, menu sucks.

    Apps Do Not Work.Tri To Send Back.Gave Me A One Day Shipping Label

    Not Happy from flemington, NJ on 2/18/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We can not get any apps to work. None..Called and E mailed Crutchfield.We wanted to Return Unit.They gave me a Shipping Label that was good for One day.So when we removed and tried to drop off.They Shipping company said ." Your Shipping Label is Expired.Ok we called at 5:00 pm. Got a shipping label that night.When in the heck were we suppose to get in less then 24 hours.Nothing works right.It does not receive stations well.It just does not work.The GPS does not Mirror the phone.Junk.I want our money back.I wanted a different unit.Though when you ask them.They respond with." Oh that is a Good Unit.Well they said this was abetter unit then the Pioneer and it is Useless.The cost of Stereo is one thing.Then you need the Bezel Antenna extender, Wire Harness.Then Install.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Nothing works Good or at All.

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    Lake Denizen from paso robles, CA on 2/4/2016

    2000 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit has excellent sound, even with the original factory speakers. Installation was easy with the Crutchfield supplied tools and adapters. I was apprehensive about the cutting required on the sub-dash for installation on a 2000 Mountaineer. This turned out to be minor and easily accomplished with a rotary tool. The installed unit looks great. The supplied dash kit gives a a nicely finished look. The only warning is to know what the original factory wiring harness is. In my case the one in the vehicle is not the one normal used.

    Pros: The unit looks good, and has great sound. Installation was easier than anticipated.

    Cons: Operation is not intuitive and required me at least to study the manual in some detail.

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    JD from portage, IN on 1/24/2016

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awsome head unit.................great bang for the buck

    Pros: ease of use and ease of install

    Cons: none

    Value prop is great as I paid a bargain price...

    Seatown88 from seattle, WA on 1/23/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price I paid it is hard to complain...but I will...GUI is really pretty bad and confusing. Odd choices to make somethings very large, and other super small and very hard to see. The iphone integration via the HMDI cable was the reason I bought it, and it is really pathetic what you can actually do with it. Hopefully there will be JVC upgrades in the future. With just bluetooth which almost all of these have at any price you can basically do the same stuff. The mirroring of the screen is kind of silly if you can control the app from the head unit.(and you can't on a Iphone... not sure about android) I paid 2 Benjamins for the whole thing with the harness and dash kit...that makes this product palatable. I kinda wish I would have opted for the low end Carplay...but that would be double the cost of this.

    Pros: low cost Easy enough to install.

    Cons: GUI HDMI fuctionality is lacking real value.

    Nice Head Unit

    Josh B from Savannah, GA on 1/18/2016

    2014 Nissan Versa SV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had it installed for two days, works and sounds great. Easily customized to match my needs and the interior lights

    Pros: Easy installation, sounds great

    Cons: Nothing so far

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    Dway from North Carolina on 1/18/2016

    2008 Scion tC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Always wanted a touchscreen receiver and this is more than expected. I can completely control my highs, lows and mids from the console, along with the subwoofer. Can stream bluetooth from my phone, answer calls and they can hear me clearly on the highway without the extra noise. The MHL cable make it so you can stream from your phone as well, as well as having the choice to have a custom background.

    Pros: Fun to explore Suwoofer and Amp control Works amazingly


    Does what I wanted

    Robert S from Nevada on 1/7/2016

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this for my 2004 Ford F-150 because I wanted a backup camera and my wife wanted Bluetooth, otherwise we were happy enough with the factory CD/radio unit. I chose the JVC KW-V30BT because it offered the features I wanted, the specs were good, the price was right, and it has a volume KNOB rather than +/- push buttons, or worse, touch screen volume (I hate that). Because I couldn't install the backup cam myself, I had the unit professionally installed. The Bluetooth works great; calls are loud and clear on both ends. Using the backup cam makes me wonder how mankind ever lived without this feature. As for sound quality, it sounds the same as the factory unit, which isn't surprising since I haven't yet upgraded the speakers. I do expect an improvement once I get around to replacing the factory drivers. The JVC KW-V30BT has more features than I'm ever likely to use, but the controls and settings are easy enough for moderately accomplished computer or tablet user to figure out, which is good since the instruction manual leaves a lot to be desired. The unit made a clean installation in my truck, not quite as slick and cosmetically integrated as the factory radio, but not obviously aftermarket and cheesy looking like some video units I've seen. The unit comes with a remote control, which I can't imagine why I'd need it but it's there. Overall I'm very happy with the JVC KW-V30BT and I'm looking forward to hearing it with the new speakers, as soon as I find time to install the

    Pros: Lots of features for the money; large, legible touch screen icons; crystal clear Bluetooth, volume KNOB.

    Cons: If you want to use the HDMI connection you need to install it when the unit goes in. If you switch later from iPhone to Android or vice-versa you Ned to pull the unit to get to the HDMI outlet. Should have put it on a cable like the USB port.

    Great product

    Frank G from Scottsdale, Az on 12/27/2015

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, it has a lot of functions you can actually use

    Pros: Works with my IPhone 6s and is perfect with all the functions

    Cons: You have to buy extra cables to mirror with IPhone 6s, which the display was true HD

    Sent It Back

    Jetta from Florida on 12/20/2015

    I don't recommend this radio. The FM is weak - the radio in my cell phone works better. Noise level is too high. The fan that is supposed to cool the radio makes very annoying noise all the time the radio is turned on. I could'n stand it. The menu and controls on the screen are really difficult and not logical at all. The MHL connection is worth nothing since the resolution on the radio screen is way too small for for good picture quality. I set it back and got refund. Thank you Crutchfield. JVC please take the product of the market.

    Pros: 0

    Cons: I counted 5.

    2010 vw jetta

    jerry, seattle from Washington on 11/20/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    One of the best units for very clear sound. Looks awesome compared to the stock radio. I especially like the double din setup. I would have liked the usb on the face of the radio instead of having it on a separate wire. I put the cable in the glove box. also I would recommend watching the utube video on how to take apart the vw dash. You have to be careful and take your time as the tabs will break off. and it has a couple of hidden screws.

    Pros: good sound, looks awesome, large screen, straight forward controls.

    Cons: would have liked usb port on the faceplate

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    j c from Mississippi on 11/18/2015

    2002 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    love the stereo but it so far does not work with the Samsung 6s

    Pros: good looking and sounds nice . told the mic sounds better and more clear than my older jvc

    Cons: does not work with Samsung 6s

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    Anonymous from Farmerville, LA. on 11/16/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall I'm happy. It is easy to use and has good video clarity. The cooling fan induces noise into my amplified system.

    Pros: Large display makes for easy touch screen use. Lots of options to change control colors . A nice remote control. It has a power antenna output and a separate remote turn on .

    Cons: It has a small cooling fan on the rear of the unit that can be heard running when volume is low . It also creates a buzzing sound in speakers at low volume.

    Great Stereo

    Jaime B from North Dakota on 11/10/2015

    2006 Dodge Ram 3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Stereo works great. This is the only one I could fine that would stream Netflix from Iphone 6. There is a adapter needed but worth the price.

    Pros: Streams Netflix with added adapter.



    RW from California on 11/3/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Super cool stereo. So much going on its going to take a while

    Pros: So many features and a great price

    Cons: Could still be easier to use

    Very Nice!

    Jake from Ohio on 10/8/2015

    2006 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very cool looking audio receiver. I bought this system in order to boost my sound quality and to display my phone screen on the screen. The sound quality far outmatched the previous factory stereo. I use Bluetooth to stream my music from my phone to the receiver and it works flawlessly. Now about the phone mirror display part. It is functional. I hooked up my phone to the receiver and it was advertised that you can touch the screen and have it interact with your phone... and, well it was a bit more complicated than that. The screen kept telling me I had to be in park for the touch screen to work (understandable), but I have a manual car so I guess the receiver couldn't tell that I was not moving or that I had my E-Brake engaged. You have to order another part for it to recognize it's a manual emergency brake.

    Pros: * Very easy to install. I've never done this before and it only took a couple hours. Just follow the directions carefully. * Very easy to understand directions. * Easy to use and set-up. * Good touch-screen once you get it to work.

    Cons: * Lack of information on the phone interaction * Screen can be hard to see when there is a lot of glare

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    Roland N from Texas on 10/3/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty good unit, built well and nice fit. Be sure to read the instructions carefully... Had a problem setting up the Ipod because I selected the wrong menu item

    Pros: For the price, this is a great deal. Decent sound and lots of inteconnectivity

    Cons: Not really optimized for android devices, more utility with Apple products, HDMI cable back-ordered.

    Very good but not great

    James B from VS, NY on 9/21/2015

    2012 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really good product but I'm not crazy about the Bluetooth connectivity when switching devices. However, easy to use.

    Pros: Great Display, easy to use.

    Cons: Switching Bluetooth devices requires resetting the receiver. Also u need a 5 to 11 pin adapter in addition to the KS 61 for samsung galaxy phones which is a minus.

    Fell short

    SteveB from Raleigh, NC on 9/17/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The core, differentiating features exist and are impressive. Sound quality, power, and display lived up to expectation. Unfortunately only able to sync one smartphone. Attempting to swap phones under any condition is impossible. Once you set up a single phone, the set up option grays out. Only way to set up another phone is to reset device, set up your second phone BUT you just wiped out the settings for the previous phone. Tech support continues to investigate this issue and attempting to determine if this is a problem or a feature (what they will say "operational as designed"). Also the steering wheel controls not working but a secondary issue until I get past the set up challenge.

    Pros: Display

    Cons: iphone set up limited to one phone.

    Great value

    A. Anderson from Allen, KS on 9/17/2015

    2006 Chrysler 300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is a great value for the price. It has a lot of features you won't find on comparably priced items and sounds great!

    Pros: Feature rich. Great value.

    Cons: You have to go through a couple of menus before you can use the front Aux.

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    Payne from Arkansas on 9/9/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Price was well worth all the do-dads that come with it. K mainly bought it for the android compatibility but my phone isn't quite compatible with the apps. The apps that are able to be installed are mainly for Iphones or older models. I'll give this a 4/5.

    Pros: Touchscreen, audio crossover settings is amazing, brings out best speaker performance. Steering wheel controls and remote is a lifesaver.

    Cons: Doesn't read text messages to you when you receive them. Lost voice activated calling from factory head unit even with wiring harnesses.

    It was an awesome grab!

    Joshuapmal from California on 9/7/2015

    2010 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A little tricky to install by yourself, however is is a cool touchscreen deck with lots of goodies. Really pleased.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Still hard to figure out how to correctly use my apps from my iphone. And have it show on the screen.

    good radio

    mark from Texas on 9/6/2015

    1992 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Its a good head unit. Only negative is the home screen isn't as customizable as i would have liked.



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    Anonymous from Idaho on 9/3/2015

    2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very pleased with this product. works very well




    Jim B from Alma, MI on 9/1/2015

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice unit, works as excepted. Sound quality is great.

    Pros: iPhone works well

    Cons: None so far

    Great receiver!

    Bolo925 from Martinez,Ca on 8/15/2015

    2003 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this receiver its real easy to use the only thing i dislike is that my phone(LG Flex2) isnt one of the phones that are compatible i cant get my phones screen to display on the receiver. Not a big deal overall happy with my purchase



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    mw from wetumpka, al on 7/31/2015

    2011 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product for a great price.

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: None

    Excellent sound, a little slow

    Demon27 from Jackson, TN on 7/26/2015

    2011 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound quality and EQ settings are awesome. Bluetooth and other features work well. My only gripe is some delay when pushing buttons and switching apps.

    Pros: Price, features, sound quality and equalizer settings

    Cons: Some lag when switching apps and switching tracks

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    Don T. from Waukesha on 7/23/2015

    2009 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit to replace the OEM unit in my 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab. The CD player on the old unit failed and I still like listening to books on CD etc. I also wanted to maintain the touch screen ability. One deciding factor was the Android phone compatibility. The new unit works great. The Bluetooth functionality with Phone and audio works flawlessly. When playing music the sound is much better than my stock unit and I'm still going through the stock speakers. The ability to watch DVD movies is a plus. Installation was a breeze. Crutchfield Tech Support was great when I had a couple questions regarding wiring. The viewing screen does get a little washed out in direct sun but not nearly as bad as the OEM unit did. Traversing through the menu options is simple. The one thing I'm disappointed in is the MHO compatibility for Smart Phone Control. I found out after I had the unit installed that it's currently not compatible with my Samsung S6 Edge smart phone. I've contacted JVC and was informed that they are working on a firmware update but not sure of availability. The primary reason I would like this feature is for viewing Google Maps on the head unit instead of my smart phone. I use my phone extensively for GPS functionality. I'm very happy with the purchase. (one item I should mention for anyone replacing their headunit in a Dodge Ram truck. Do not discard your OEM headunit as you might need it for future dealer updates to HVAC options in your vehicle)

    Pros: Great sound, ease of operation, lots of features.

    Cons: Smart Phone Control/MHO incompatible with Samsung S6 Edge

    Great sound Not so Great font size

    Anonymous from Georgia on 7/20/2015

    2010 Nissan 370Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great system, sounds great, easy to use. My only complaints are that the fonts used to display Title and Artist info are extremely small. The icons for play and pause are large but the rest of the screen space is wasted . JVC should offer a firmware update to allow you to change the font size from mouse print to something that adequately utilizes the space on the screen.. The bluetooth signal can also be spotty at times.

    Pros: Ease of use. Sounds great

    Cons: Tiny font, can barely see song title and artist. Wasted screen space.

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    ADAM from Texas on 7/14/2015

    2000 Pontiac Firebird
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Decent radio for the price range. I would like the display screen to be different with the text. Works great with my Android phone.



    Good Sound/Poor Interface

    taym from Texas on 7/12/2015

    2012 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am an Android user who prefers to listen to music through Spotify or Pandora. I bought this mainly because I thought I would be using the MHL most of the time with my Android phone. I should have splurged for the more expensive google auto radio. 70% of the screen real estate is taken up by buttons leaving little to no room for music info unless you are using Pandora. Blue tooth streaming and Sat radio only display artist or song or album, but not at the same time and no artwork. Sound quality is good and very easy to customize. When running MHL I can hook up power to the phone though my adapter but all it does it cause to phone to lose power less quickly. I lose sound quality through the MHL and have to instead stream the music through Bluetooth and switch to MHL display. I had higher expectation for this radio and am not sold on it yet. I do like that I can build a buffer for my Sat radio stations.

    Pros: customizing audio settings, buffer for sat radio stations.

    Cons: Cluck buttons that take up too much room. MHL leave much to be desired.

    Happy with it, but not completely

    Tony in the UK from England on 7/3/2015

    2012 Chevrolet Traverse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is great for the most part. Installation was easy and the wiring diagram was easy to follow no matter what harness you are using. I used the PAC RP-5-31GM for my installation so i could keep the steering wheel controls without having to install multiple harnesses. The only think that keeps this unit from having 5 stars is that you can not listen to another audio source and have your Android device override it when you're using the GPS connected via HDMI. I even spoke with Crutchfield support to ensure that I didn't miss a setting somewhere.

    Pros: Sound, Multiple Regions, Screen Color and display. Fairly easy to use as well.

    Cons: No Android audio if listening to another source (i.e. radio station, cd/dvd, etc.)

    awful user interface

    Ben from Massachusetts on 6/13/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This deck sounds good and installs relatively easily. But the user interface is terrible. It's cumbersome to use, and feels like something from a decade ago. Bluetooth is flaky, with sound that cuts in and out and continuous issues with my wife's phone pairing. Even though I don't have SiriusXM there is no way to turn off the SiriusXM signal indicator. I'm returning this for a different model.



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    Anonymous from Tracy, ca. on 6/9/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice sound and display



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    Anonymous from Thibodaux la on 6/4/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install. Easy use.

    Pros: Siri was the biggest thing for me

    Cons: Not many apps available

    Awesome value, very good sound

    Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 6/2/2015

    2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this JVC (with some help) into my 2006 Jeep Geand Cherokee Overland when the stereo head unit stopped working. I was really only looking for a cost effective solution, but was really, really, really surprised at the good sound quality. Basically, it blew the factory head unit away. No question there. Please note that I bypassed the Jeep's amp. This unit was a bit tough to set up with my iPhone, but I figured it out eventually. Why are the instructions always so terrible?

    Pros: Good sound for price. Value blew me away. This JBC unit sounds way better than I expected.

    Cons: Install was difficult, due to location of amp in Jeep. IPhone configuration could be easier. The key for me was selecting the correct hardware install config--the manual did not explain this clearly.

    Nice stereo so far

    P. A. from Virginia on 6/2/2015

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am really enjoying this stereo so far. I installed it 2 weeks ago and it has been great. Installation was pretty easy with the Crutchfield accessories. The MHL cable works well with my HTC M8. The screen of my cell phone is a little smaller than the overall screen of the stereo, but it's very useful for Google Maps. A small downfall is that the screen has not been bright enough on really sunny days. I have the screen brightness turned all the way up, but sometimes it is still hard to see the screen. The one star off is because of the screen brightness. I would take a half star off of it, but that's not an option. The unit fits great into my car and looks fantastic.

    Pros: MHL, Bluetooth audio, DVD player, USB audio/video, looks nice, great sound, easy installation.

    Cons: Screen not bright enough on very sunny days.

    Returned for better

    Anonymous from Utah on 5/21/2015

    2014 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Seemed like a nice unit and sounded far better than the pioneer I was replacing but the screen layout was horrible. Huge icons and tiny display of the title and artist. I sent mine back and got the JVC 200BT. I am very pleased with it compared to the V30BT.


    Cons: Horrible screen layout

    Ok unit

    Gary from Durango, Co on 5/14/2015

    2012 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a nice looking unit and sounds great but that's about it. Apps do not work well with an I-phone. Steering wheel interface went bad so had to use the touchscreen for everything. Wasn't compatible with back up camera so that feature was useless. Wasn't worth the money, getting a new screen for the stock unit.

    Pros: Sounds and looks nice.

    Cons: Don't buy if you have an I-phone. You have to buy too many ancillary items to get this unit to work with factory options thus driving up the cost too high.

    It's ok

    Frank from Barstow, Ca on 5/11/2015

    2007 Saturn ION 2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's a wonderful unit overall. The downside to it is that it requires adaptors for the use of my Samsung Galaxy S4 that have to be ordered and they make the stereo about $40 more then what I expected. Also what the phone to head unit displays is not adjustable and the unit doesn't use all of the screen and it's kinda of small. The other thing unless it's just me. You can manipulate your phone from the screen and the screen on your phone has to stay on in order for the screen on the head unit to display anything unlike google chrome for example. The rest of the unit is great though. The screen is adjustable for all lighting conditions you can set up to three items on the main screen phone had its own dedicated location so it doesn't tie up a spot. It's pretty fool proof in operation. Oh and the parts of the stereo that light up can be made a wide range of colors to meet your preferences.

    Pros: Good screen nice design feels solid ease of use

    Cons: Needs adapters to display phone on screen.

    Mixed Bag, Probably wouldn't buy it again.

    James D from North Carolina on 5/1/2015

    2010 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After lots of research I went with this JVC unit to replace my factory Bose unit from Nissan. Mainly my factory stereo didn't support blue tooth audio, only phone calls. The main features of the stereo work great, but almost all the peripherals needed tweaking, hacking, or simply giving up. The sound is good, but not great, and only marginally better than the factory Bose unit. The equalizer is very nice. I like the ability to define a custom user setting. The main screen, and the settings screens are nice. Well layed out. However all other screens are terrible. Huge rigid 6 buttons take up 3/4 of the display screen, while squeezing all other output in the other 1/4 screen. Pandora or FM stations display the song info,but you have to scroll thru it to see the artist/album/track. Then on some apps, like the CD, half the buttons are unused, yet they still occupy space on the screen. The app screens should function like the settings screens. Pandora tends to hang when connecting. One in 5 times I have to fidget with it. MHL is useless on my HTC. It will display google maps, but it won't swipe, instead it selects as you try. Plus the resolution is terrible And it seems the MHL can't be connected when BT is streaming and vise-versa even though there is a setting to support both. Making sound adjustments while driving is nearly navigating to the EQ and/or fade controls take several steps. They could have done so much butter with the UI.

    Pros: Good Sound, EQ, BT audtio/phone, main screens, voice dialing, semi-customizable screen for colors

    Cons: Buggy pandora app, Terrible screens for all apps (tuner, cd, pandora, etc.). Huge rigid buttons yet other parts of the screen have too small of text, MHL is worthless, Awkward "search" button to navigate. Strange use of play/pause button in the same control instead of toggling the display.

    It was an ok Unit

    Rick from Sayreville, NJ on 4/14/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price its a great radio...but save your money for a better unit. very cheap feel & the dish drive make A LOT of noise when you insert or eject a disc. It says it has dual zone but after many hours of trying & calling JVC, they guy at JVC had no clue & just said it was capable of doing it. The guy seemed like he could care less & had real knowledge of his company's device. Even though on JVC website it says it can. I returned this unit & got the Pioneer AVIC 6000NEX more expensive but everything works & looks WAY better

    Pros: Cheap price

    Cons: Cheap materials & tries to do too much but isnt ready to do it all

    Cool features, bad display

    CPR from California on 4/13/2015

    2008 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace an OEM factory radio in a 2008 RAV4. Mixed sound quality: it worked great over Bluetooth, but hard a hard time picking up FM stations. It really does have some great features, not all of which I employed, but the display was the dealbreaker for me. It has these enormous buttons that take up 2/3 of the display, no matter what audio feature you use, and very small font - about the equivalent of 12 font on a paper document - and you can't change it. You can customize the colors about 12 different ways, but you can't increase the tiny little font. It also doesn't show all RDS information at the same time, whether radio or Bluetooth: you have to keep touching the screen to get it to change, which is irritating while driving. It was spotty with RDS from radio stations that my husband's radio picks up just fine. In daylight, the screen and the buttons, despite how large they are, are barely visible, and the font is unreadable. It will be on its way back to Crutchfield on Thursday; here's hoping its replacement is an improvement.

    Pros: Some ability to customize the display, Mirrorlink enabled, works well with Bluetooth, good sound quality on Bluetooth.

    Cons: Display, screen, font size, FM radio signal.

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    hoss h from medina,ohio on 3/29/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to install great radio for the money

    Pros: Easy to use, Bluetooth works perfect every time

    Cons: Icons a little smaller

    Love it.

    Chris from Forest Virginia on 3/25/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Once installed with everything Crutchfeild sends with it looks like a factory install. Another great product from JVC.




    Tim from Louisiana on 2/22/2015

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After sending the first V30 Bt back because after twisting yellow and red power wires together touching positive side of battery. Taking black wire and touching negative side of battery stereo didn't come on. I like the second V30BT had to do firm ware update on stereo. Thanks to all the guys on the tech side that helped me through that. Now I ordered a 5 to 11 pin MHL adapter, because my Android Active was not compaitable with MHL part of the stereo. The part I was really interested in was getting my apps on the stereo so I could view maps. I will have to wait for that part. Samsung was out of stock on the adapter. I wanted it before I return to work, but it is coming from China, I think delivery is March 23. I maybe in when I return in 2 weeks. Blue tooth works good as far as sending your music to the stereo.




    Anonymous from Penngrove on 1/28/2015

    2011 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Do not buy this JVC receiver, it cuts out on the iPod constantly, then comes back on with "this device is restricted" what a bunch of horse crap, this receiver is not worth $10.00 let alone the actual price. Doesn't even rate a one star, but I am required to rate this device.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Anything about this receiver that is related to the iPod.

    All around great product

    Chris from MS on 1/23/2015

    2007 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Kids love it. Wife loves it. I love it.

    Pros: Provides multiple useful functions. DVD player, backup camera display, hands free phone, Bluetooth, great sound quality. The list goes on.

    Cons: The only thing I have found that could be improved is the slight delay time when changing functions. But I have seen worse on other brands.

    Nice receiver, but a little too bright

    Jason T from Georgia on 1/20/2015

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation in my 2004 Silverado was easy. The unit worked out of the box and was a piece of cake to set up and customize. All of the features/inputs I've used have worked so far: Tuner, Bluetooth audio, music+video+pictures on USB, CD, DVD, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and MHL. I've got the MHL connected with my Samsung Galaxy S5 (sprint model) with minimal issues, I used a cable I already had from Amazon (Maxah brand - with the 11-5 pin adapter which is important!) rather than the one from Crutchfield. MHL was easy to set up per instructions (and youtube video that's been pointed out by other reviewers, easy to find via the googlez) and did exactly what it was supposed to do. My home screen doesn't auto-rotate, which is an issue with Samsung's Touchwiz not the receiver/MHL. Other apps rotate to landscape fine. One issue I've had with MHL, after deleting the bluetooth profile and re-setting it up I lost ability to use the receiver to touch-control the phone, it only displays. It worked initially but now does not. I'm pretty sure it's a bluetooth setting on the phone but I haven't bothered with fixing it (i really haven't used the MHL feature other than to play). As with other reviewers, play info (artist/song/etc) are tiny. Space simply isn't utilized very well on this unit. But it's just a display issue and doesn't affect usability IMO. Also, I'm not fond of the bright/dim. Dim is still WAY too bright at night. I'd like to have a Brightness +/-.

    Pros: Works as described. No, or minimal, issues with MHL

    Cons: Display space not utilized very well for artist/song/etc info Brightness control could/should be vamped up a lot. Dim is way too bright, especially at night.

    Upgrade in 2009 Tacoma

    Dave from Louisiana on 11/25/2014

    2009 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I agree with Brendo that the text/titles for selections playing from CD or USB are waaay too small. There's lot's of wasted space on the screen. I'm sure this could be corrected by a firmware update.. I hope JVC will do it. Another thing that is too small is the volume knob, it doesn't stick out far enough from the face of the unit so it is difficult to make minor volume adjustments while driving. The sound quality is very good with the factory speakers and no other subwoofer or external amplification. The bluetooth connects quickly and works consistently with my Galaxy S5. I struggled to get the MHL working, but finally got it to "kinda" work... hopefully future firmware updates and/or updates to the JVC Smartphone Control App will improve this. I learned that my Tacoma actually had a Backup Camera installed from the factory, even though my truck didn't have that option (the truck had no DISPLAY for it). With a bit of investigation on the internet (and some work) I was able to incorporate this factory installed camera to work with the JVC. So that was a nice extra! Also, I mounted a USB port near the console, and the microphone in the dash to the left of the steering wheel.

    Pros: Great sound Very functional USB directory scroll/select MHL "kinda" works

    Cons: Some text/titles too small Volume control knob too small

    Great Buy!

    Dave A from Kansas on 10/25/2014

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works Great, sound and picture quality is good. Reverse camera provides a sharp, wide angled view.

    Pros: Fit in dash was good, wiring harness was a fairly easy install.

    Cons: I didn't think the instructions were very clear. Took a while to figure out the installation and getting everything hooked up right. Also it doesn't share my contact list from my phone very well.

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    Anonymous from Belleville, PA on 10/2/2014

    2011 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall I am very pleased with the unit. It is a little slow connecting to my phone w/ incoming calls. I have had a little connectivity problems w Pandora but not a huge problem. Would recommend this unit to anyone. The installation instructions from Crutchfield need some work.



    Upgrade in Acura RSX

    Tom from Boston, MA on 9/25/2014

    2004 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Upgraded from factory stereo to this JVC unit due to style and function. I am using an external Alpine AMP with Infinity component speakers and a JL-audio subwoofer.

    Pros: Nice fit and style to match Acura look. Backup camera function, tuner function etc. all work as expected. Sound qualify is what you would expect from a high-end receiver, although I am using an outboard amp and pretty high-end speakers. Using the component speakers in the doors and rear panel allows nice tweeter mounting that helps with sound dispersion.

    Cons: iPhone integration is so-so. It works pretty well with the default music application, but it isn't so great with other music applications on the iphone. I had hoped to get some level of integration with Spotify, but you get is a very small image of what Spotify displays in App mode with an iphone 5 (and nothing with a 4). The music plays ok. The other application integration is fair as some applications will at least display on the screen. Firmware upgrade isn't working. JVC support MIA.

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    Jorge from Florida on 9/19/2014

    2006 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install, excellent improvement in sound, even with the factory speakers.



    excellent upgrade from factory

    Brendo from Ohio on 7/14/2014

    2009 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Head unit is a great upgrade from factory. Sounds 100 times better than stock, only upgraded head unit and not speakers, if I did the speakers as well, it would sound even better. Pandora just works, no issues. sounds good for Bluetooth. Don't use iHeartRadio so can't really speak on that feature. The iPod use is simple to use, although the layout on the screen could be better, things are too small or are to big. There are also empty buttons, would look much better if they removed those buttons and made the Artist and Title section bigger. The display issue is the same across most inputs, iPod, SiriusXM, tuner, etc. I wish the display section for Artist and Title was bigger and buttons slightly smaller. or have the button disappear when not all of them are in use. One other complaint not really an issue though, is I wish you could turn inputs off if you don't use them. if I want to switch easy between IPod and another input from my steering wheel controls I have to cycle through ALL the inputs and it is takes awhile. I have only tried the MHL feature once and it really didn't work all that well. Picture kept cutting in an out. I partially blame my phone though. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is still new and wasn't listed on the approved devices list. I am sure as this MHL technology takes off there will be updates by Samsung and JVC to better support this Mirroring ability.

    Pros: excellent sound - was easy to install and get setup and running without much configuration needed. lots of input options. Bluetooth sounds good and have no complaints from people on the end end about call quality. ability to customize EQ for each input source. start up time is quick .

    Cons: Display layout could be better. Buttons are a little to big and title and artist are to small. It would be nice if it scrolled between artist and title instead of having to hit a button. my factory head unit at least scrolled between them. MHL is still a work in progress

    Excellent Value!!

    tru-jdm from holts summit, mo on 6/22/2014

    2002 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound quality, blue tooth is seamless, I can tweak individual sound settings for each frequency and channel.

    Pros: As in - depth tuning as you want to be; lots of special features; definite coolness factor

    Cons: Had to update firmware to make it compatible with Galaxy S4

    Nice upgrade from the factory unit

    KR3 from Bowie, MD on 6/2/2014

    2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have a 2008 Yukon Denali XL with the Bose speakers, navigation & DVD entertainment system with a rear screen all from the factory. I purchased the additional installation harnesses as recommended. Had a few issues with the installation, but service was excellent and we resolved all of them. As for the head unit, I am pretty pleased with it so far. The sound and screen are excellent. I usually use my android phone for navigation so the feature to plug my phone directly into the unit and use my phone applications was a plus. Its execution however is just OK. I hooked up the MHL cable to my Samsung and the screen pops up on the head unit, but the navigation to get to the different applications on the phone is a little clunky. I tend to use the touch screen on the phone more as it is just easier to get things done. Connecting the bluetooth to listen to music and to get phone calls was pretty straight forward and the sound quality is excellent. Only thing I miss is having the pictures pop up on the head unit via the bluetooth connection like on some other units I have installed. I have Pandora and iheartradio installed on my phone. So far, Pandora has come up with all features and sounds great, Iheartradio sound comes up but for some reason no images. Only thing I don't really like about this unit is that the movies loaded onto the USB do not display to the rear screen. According to documentation, this is as designed. Kids can see head unit screen, but it is awkward.

    Pros: Can load pictures, movies & music onto USB. Needed to convert a few movies before they worked, but shows excellently on the front screen. It also plays DivX DVDs and others. Music plays nicely from all sources. Phone apps with the MHL connection is a cool feature. You get a lot of features for a reasonable amount of money.

    Cons: Movies loaded onto USB do not play on rear screen. This is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. Playing movie content from the USB and displaying it to the rear screen is what I thought I was purchasing. MHL phone app navigation is kind of clumsy. I think the JVC phone app could be done better.

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    D from Boulder, CO on 4/29/2014

    2002 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Super simple to figure out! Multiple options on display features including my favorite the ability to change screens from day to night. Had the ability to make the factory speakers sound pretty good and made the aftermarkets sound amazing. This head unit was exactly what Crutchfield described it as!

    Pros: Simple to use! Even my wife was able to figure it out!

    Cons: None

    Coulda been awesome

    Trey from San Francisco on 4/11/2014

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This deck has all the potential to be really great. The display is nice. It's super customizable and has HDMI in which allows you to display some apps from your iPhone. Waze works pretty well but the resolution is slightly poor. The sound quality is excellent and super clean compared to my factory deck. The setup was easy and i was able to use my factory installed siriusXM antenna. The major complaint that I have is that the UI is pretty poor. Elements that don't need to be big are huge and things that should be bigger are tiny. For example, the Artist and Track info on both iPod input and Sirius are super small and up in the corner. WHY? Also, selecting tracks and playlists from the ipod is good when it works, but the control is a little intermittent. Another UI annoyance is that, you have to go into submenus for some pretty basic controls. Turning shuffle off and on for example could easily be controlled in the main ipod screen. There are even empty buttons. come on...

    Pros: sound quality navigation display from iphone5 tunestart control for sirius xm

    Cons: many many ui flaws.


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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Mini (front), Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), Mini (rear), Mini (front)
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Touchscreen Display
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPhone/Android Integration
    AM/FM+Internet+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The KW-V30BT features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD serves as a video monitor, system information display, and touchscreen control panel.

    • Customizable Home Screen: The Home Screen displays your three favorite source icons (which are customizable), clock/date, phone icon, menu setting, and an "All Source" icon (which changes the Home Screen to display all available sources)
    • Background Image: You can select from 9 different background images for the touchscreen display. In addition, you capture an image from an inserted USB device and use it as a custom background. When using a JPEG file as the background, make sure that the resolution is 800 x 480 pixels.
    • Aspect Ratio & Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the brightness and black level of the unit's onscreen display. You can also adjust the contrast, color, tint, and detail level during video playback. The adjustment level for each setting is -15 to +15. You can also choose from four aspect modes for the in-dash display; choose from Full (for 16:9), Regular (for 4:3), Panorama (for viewing 4:3 in widescreen), or Zoom 1-3 (changes magnification).
    • Adjustable Dimmer: When the illumination lead (orange/white) is connected and the dimmer set to Auto, the display will dim automatically when you turn on your vehicle's lights. The dimmer can also be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display is always dimmed), or Dimmer Time Set (you program the time for the dimmer to turn off an on).

      Note: There are eight options for the menu language; including English, French, Spanish, and five others.

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the head unit's touchscreen monitor, the KW-V30BT features hard-key controls along the left edge of the screen. The unit includes a 3-way rotary dial for Volume (up/down) control and push-button controls for Power, Menu, Display, and Phone functions. he unit's touchscreen and hard-key buttons color can be changed to one of eight preset colors - blue, light blue, red, green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You can also choose to have the unit constantly scroll through all eight preset color. In addition, you can create a custom color using a combination (0-31) of red, green, and blue. You can save separate color settings for Daytime and Nighttime driving.

    Clock/Calendar Display: The DVD receiver offers a 12-/24-hour clock and month/date/year display which is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in the accessory or start position, the head unit will continue to display the LCD background image, clock, and button illumination during "AV Off" mode. Pressing and holding the "Home" button turns the unit off completely.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply display "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork.

    2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-V30BT has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is no mounting sleeve included for a Euro- or Custom-mount installation. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KW-V30BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (3.0+EDR) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JVC KW-V30BT. See JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) + Auto Pairing (for iPhone): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KW-V30BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone by simply connecting it to the JVC head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio player connected at one time (but only one can be used at a time).

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The JVC KW-V30BT supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the KW-V30BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The KW-V30BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the KW-V30BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
    • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to five phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
    • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KW-V30BT. Up to 600 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long. You can search the phone book alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 10 each).
    • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
    Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the parking brake.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The JVC KW-V30BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KW-V30BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The KW-V30BT also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone with Lightning connector via Bluetooth (not USB), the JVC KW-V30BT has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone. Simply press the touchscreen "voice command" icon or front-panel button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the KW-V30BT and its microphone. The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the JVC KW-V30BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Lightning connector. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The JVC KW-V30BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 and DiVX video files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3/WMA/AAC music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    USB Port: The JVC KW-V30BT features a rear-panel USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38" cable) for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, & FLAC audio files; as well as JPEG/BMP/PNG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device. The KW-V30BT also supports video playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 and H.264/WMV  video files from a connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    File Compatibility: The JVC KW-V30BT supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (msc)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 48-192kbps w/ sampling rates of 32-48kHz
    AAC:  bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 48-192kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    AAC:  bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
    FLAC: bit rate of 24-bit w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    Video MPEG-1/2: .mpg, .mpeg
    DivX: .divx, .div, or .avi
    MPEG-1/2: .mpg, .mpeg
    H.264/WMV: .mp4, .wmv, .avi, or .mkv
    Photo N/A JPEG/BMP/PNG: 32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 254 folders/64,700 files (255 files per folder) 250 folders/5,000 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags

    Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has 4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the top center of the screen activates the picture adjustments, while pressing the bottom center activates the playback controls.

    Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc or USB device). Next time you select CD or USB for the playback source, the disc will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Off Eject + Disc Reload: A disc can be ejected even the unit is turned off, as long as your vehicle's key is in the start or accessory position. If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust; playback starts automatically.

    iPhone/Android Integration

    iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The JVC KW-V30BT supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm input. The KW-V30BT supports playback of stored music and videos, as well as music and video apps on select Apple iPod/iPhone models. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you own an older iPod/iPhone with the 30-pin dock connector, you can enjoy audio and video files on your Apple device through the JVC KW-V30BT. Using JVC's KS-U59 iPod video cable (105KSU59, sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies and video apps on your iPod/iPhone through the JVC KW-V30BT. If you only desire audio playback, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KW-V30BT.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the JVC KW-V30BT for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the JVC DVD receiver. To watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) in addition to music from your Lightning-connector Apple device on the KW-30BT, you'll need Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable; such as the JVC's KSU-60 HDMI cable (all sold separately) - this type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing.

    Note: You will need to select which type of connection method you are using in the head unit's setup menu.

    iPod/iPhone Control w/ Metadata + Charging: The JVC KW-V30BT offers head unit control, song/artist information display, and battery charging for your connected Apple device.

    • iPod/iPhone Control: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. From the head unit's touchscreen you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, and Audiobook. You can search video by Playlist, Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, and Video Podcasts. Once a Playlist or Category is selected, the content is listed in alphabetical order. The KW-V30BT also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen so you can navigate your stored music and music apps from the mobile device; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Song/Artist Info + Album Art: The KW-V30BT will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information of your stored music. The head unit will indicate Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and Album Art. The unit will also display metadata information from Pandora and App Link Mode apps. Other applications will simply display the message "Do you want to exit app and switch to iPod Source"; tapping the "Yes" butt will take you back to your iPod/iPhone's stored music, while pressing the "No" button turns unit off.
    • iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone (not the iPad). If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Apps Mode for iPhone & Android (via HDMI): You can listen to audio from stored music and music apps, watch video from stored movies and movie apps, and view navigation apps on your iPhone (iOS 7+) or Android smartphone (4.1+), using the head unit's HDMI input and its Apps Mode. The head unit will mirror the display of your mobile device (not always full-screen) when in Apps Mode. Apps Mode also provides basic playback control for your iPhone from the receiver's touchscreen; basic playback functions include Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next Track. You can even control your Android device from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from the smartphone; this requires that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged (all other Apps mode functionality does not require the parking brake be engaged). Using either a compatible iPhone or Android smartphone, you can also exit App Mode and access Pandora, and iHeartRadio directly from the head unit's touchscreen with advance music navigation and control. In addition, the iPhone lets you access its stored music and video library from the head unit's touchscreen with advance search and playback control when connected via HDMI. While navigation maps from your smartphone can be displayed on the JVC head unit's touchscreen, the navigation app will still need to be controlled from your iPhone or Android device (unless you have the vehicle's parking brake engaged; in this case you can control Android maps from the head unit's touchscreen).

    • iPhone Connectivity: If you have an iPhone  with the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable; such as the JVC's KSU-60 HDMI cable (all sold separately) - this type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing. The HDMI connector provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your iPhone device. The Bluetooth connection allows you to control basic playback functions from the head unit.
    • Android Connectivity: The head unit's HDMI port is MHL compatible; this means you can simply connect your MHL-compatible Android smartphone to the  receiver via a MHL-to-HDMI cable; such as JVC KS-U61 MHL/HDMI cable (105KSU61, sold separately). This type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing and installation of the JVC Smartphone Control App from Google Play (radio also requires a firmware update). Compatible Android smartphones include Samsung Galaxy *S3/S4/S5, *Samsung Galaxy Note II/III/IV, Sony Xperia Z/Z1/ZR/ZL, and HTC One (all with OS 4.1+). *The Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 and Note II/III/IV requires an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). The HDMI connector provides audio/video playback and charging of your Android smartphone's battery, while the Bluetooth connection is needed for touchscreen control.
    Note: Access to your iPhone and Android smartphone 's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not all Android and Apple iOS apps are guaranteed to be compatible.

    Waze App: The KW-V30BT also supports the Waze navigation app (from iTunes & GooglePlay) for Apple iPhone with Lightning connector and Android via HDMI/MHL through the head unit's Apps Mode. You'll be able to view and control the Waze app from the JVC head unit's touchscreen. However, if you are using an Android smartphone, the parking brake must be engaged for touchscreen control.

    App Link Mode (for iPhone 4/4S only): App Link Mode offers audio playback and video display of useful driving, utility, and music apps from your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 5.0 or later) on the JVC KW-V30BT, using the JVC KS-U59 cable (105KSU59, sold separately). Simply download the JVC Mobile Plugged-In App from iTunes onto your iPhone 4/4S and the app will function as a central launcher of controllable partner applications. You can even continue to listen to another source while the unit displays a driving or utility app. App Link mode is not compatible with the iPhone 5 or later. Available apps included (as of 4/8/2014).

    App Categories App Link Apps


    Navigation MotionX-GPS Drive The Motion X GPS Drive App is available from iTunes for your iPhone for only $0.99. There is a $2.99 per month subscription fee, or $19.99 per year is required for the Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive turns your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0 or later) and the JVC KW-V30BT into a personal navigation device for your vehicle. Providing full navigation features and song playback control from your iPhone 4/4S, MotionX-GPS Drive also displays its map data on the connected JVC multimedia receiver's widescreen monitor. Your iPhone 4/4S displays a choice of MotionX-GPS Driver's feature/menu screens as a secondary display (for passenger), while continuing to show the map on the JVC receiver. It even works simultaneously with iPhone 4/4S song playback by muting or pausing music, then restoring your volume during voice guidance through your car speakers. The MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation application covers the United States & Canada.
    INRIX Traffic INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation. The INRIX Traffic app for iPhone provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic information will be displayed on the JVC KW-V30BT, while control is still handled from the iPhone. INRIX Traffic offers the following benefits - (1) Avoid delays with real-time traffic info from the world's largest traffic network (2) View traffic incidents on your route such as accidents, police, constructions, and other events (3) Know your best time to leave based on predicted traffic conditions (4)Compare your current traffic conditions from what is normal.
    Sygic Sygic is a voice guided GPS navigation app (fees may apply). It's packed with latest maps and a robust set of navigation features. Both app and maps are updated for free. Maps are stored on the phone for offline use. All the things that can be operated from iPhone can also be operated also from the DVD receiver except text input. POI search, Traffic display, Zoom, Map scroll, Voice guidance and more can be controlled on JVC DVD receiver.
    Waze Waze is the world's fastest-growing community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute. Map Scroll, Zoom, Traffic display, Voice guidance and more can be controlled from the JVC DVD receiver.
    POI-Warner POI-Warner PRO ($5.99) is equipped with a database of traffic enforcement cameras in 19 European countries. Displays a map with speed camera information on connected DVD receiver as secondary display. You can simply control app while still listening to music in the background.
    Local Scope Local Scope (free app) allows you to find places, people, and information around your current position using geo-tagged data from multiple local search engines, social networks, media sharing services, and other apps. Explore information, photos and videos aggregated from diverse services or get information about places.
      Local Scope (free app) allows you to find places, people, and information around your current position using geo-tagged data from multiple local search engines, social networks, media sharing services, and other apps. Explore information, photos and videos aggregated from diverse services or get information about places.
    Cobra iRadar Cobra iRadar (free app) is the world's first and largest community-based radar/laser/camera detection system. Now you can share and receive alerts in real time from other iRadar users. With access to live radar/laser detection, user reports, automatic alert reporting, and Cobra's AURA speed and red light camera database, iRadar users are the smartest and most aware drivers on the road.
    Driver Assistance DriveMate Rec Mini DriveMate Rec mini ($.99) is an application that turn your iPhone into a drive recorder. It automatically records video in incidents such as traffic accidents. You can record a video clip of up to 10 seconds before and after an event. Either a impact such as heaving braking, abrupt handling ,or collision is automatically sensed and recorded. Recorded video can be exported to the camer aroll or YouTube.
    DriveMate Rec DriveMate Rec ($1.99) is an iPhone app that records video while you drive and tracks the route driven. It includes three functions. (1) Automatically records video in incidents such as traffic accidents (2) Records scenery while driving (3)  Record tracks while driving, so you can compare track with other routes you have driven.
    DriveMate OnboardCam DriveMate OnboardCam ($.99) is an application to record movies and tracks during the driving. Now you can record scenery while driving.
    DriveMate Time Trial DriveMate TimeTrial ($.99) is an application to record tracks for driving. The recorded tracks can be compared with other tracks or the real driving. Save, play back, and compare tracks of routes driven.
    DriveMate SafetyCam DriveMate SafetyCam ($.99) is an iPhone app designed to support safe and eco-friendly driving. Provides an approach warning to the car ahead, departure notification of the car ahead, and an overall driving safety evaluation.
    DashCommand Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of the iPhone 4/4S, the DashCommand  app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port (optional OBD-II interface sold separately from Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring, logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to 27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges, analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed on the head unit's touchscreen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to read vehicle trouble codes.
    Music Sonic MaxPro for JVC Sonic MaxPro for JVC (free app) is an HD quality music player with BBE's critically acclaimed HD audio technology-(Sonic Maximizer) and built-in presets.
    TuneIn Radio TuneIn lets you listen to the world's radio with music, sports, news, talk, and comedy streaming from every continent. Enjoy 70,000 live radio stations and 2 million podcasts, concerts or shows on your iPhone, iPad and iPod, all for free. The KW-V30BT will display station identification, song/artist information. and album artwork. You will still need to use your iPhone to change stations.
    Utilities Web Reader (Text-to-Speech) Web Reader ($1.99) for iPhone uses Text to speech technology along with web page content recognition to read web pages out loud. Web Reader reads web pages and social media sites aloud through car speaker while driving with on-screen play & pause.
    Everio Sync. 2 By connecting a JVC Everio camcorder and your iPhone with Wi-Fi, this application allows the video of the JVC Everio camcorder to be seen from the DVD receiver. Pan control, Zoom control, Rec/Pause control and snapshots can be operated from the receiver.

    Note: Apps not available in all areas. Available apps subject to change without notice.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-V30BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/28/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Apps Mode Apps Link Pandora iHeart Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 8.0 Y Y Y Y N Y** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y Y* Y Y Y* N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y Y* Y Y Y* N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 8.0 Y Y* Y Y Y* N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 8.0 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    3 8.0 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    4/air 8.0 Y Y* Y Y Y* N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 8.0 Y Y* Y Y Y* N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    • *Requires Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable; such as the JVC's KSU-60 HDMI cable (all sold separately).
    • **Requires the JVC KS-U59 cable (105KSU59, sold separately).
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM+Internet+SiriusXM Radio

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KW-V30BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. Local tuning lets you only tune in stations with sufficient signal strength. You can activate the monaural mode to improve FM reception, when a station is week (the stereo effect will be lost).

    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone & Android): The JVC KW-V30BT allows you to access Pandora and  iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected, Bluetooth-paired, or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected iPhone (5.0+); as well as your Bluetooth-paired or HDMI+Blueooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone can be connected to the KW-V30BT via the the cable supplied with your iPhone, Bluetooth, or HDMI+Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must support be paired via Bluetooth or connected via HDMI+Bluetooth to the JVC KW-V30BT. Your iPhone or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    • Pandora App (for iPhone/Android): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KW-V30BTusing your USB-connected, Bluetooth-paired, or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+); as well as your Bluetooth-paired or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. The JVC KW-V30BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station or genre list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. An active Pandora account is required.
    • iHeartRadio Auto (for iPhone/Android): The free iHeartRadio Auto app for JVC (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KW-V30BT using your USB-connected, Bluetooth-paired, or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+); as well as your Bluetooth-paired or HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone (2.2+). The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KW-V30BT will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically (A-Z). You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The JVC KW-V30BT comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search: A channel list displays a list of all available channels. The Category Search function searches for channels in a certain category.
    • Song/Artist Info: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Presets + Smart Favorites: Up to 24 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. Up to 6 of your SiriusXM presets can be identified as Smart Favorites for advanced features such as TuneStart & TuneScan.
    • Instant Replay: You can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of current channel. You'll also be able to rewind and replay the last 30 minutes of content from your six Smart Favorite channels.
    • TuneStart & TuneScan: TuneStart allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a Smart Favorite channel. TuneScan plays the first 10 seconds of each song that has not been listened to from each of the channels which you have saved as Smart Favorites.
    • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-V30BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with Signal to Noise ratio up to 94dB.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-V30BT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KW-V30BT are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    6ch/4V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The KW-V30BT is equipped with 6ch/4.0V preamp outputs (Front, Rear, Subwoofer). The front and rear preamp outputs allow fader control, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.  You can adjust the KW-V30BT's subwoofer output level (-50 to +10) independently from the head unit's main volume control for added bass volume. You can also adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).

    Built-in Crossovers: The JVC KW-V30BT features a built-in high-pass filter for the unit's front & rear speakers, and a low-pass filter for the unit's subwoofer output.

    • High-Pass Filter: You can activate a variable high-pass filter (40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220 Hz or Through) for the unit's front & rear channels (speaker- or preamp-level), so low frequency signals are cut off from your system's front & rear speakers. The front & rear channel's high-pass filters can be set independently of one another.
    • Low-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preamp output features a low-pass filter. In order to prevent high-frequencies from being sent to your system's subwoofers, you can set the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter to 50, 60, 80, 100, 120 Hz or Through.

    Speaker Select: You can select which type & size of speaker you have connected to the head unit. Choose from Standard (OEM/Factory), Narrow (4"/5"), Middle (6"/5x7"/6x8"), Wide (6x9").

    Pro EQ: The KW-V30BT is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Vibrant, and User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).

    Frequency Level Q
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 150 Hz +/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 kHz +/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) 1.0, 2.0
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz +/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) Fixed

    Sound Extras: The head unit provides further sound enhancements for your car audio system.

    • Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can set the Loudness to On or Off.
    • Dynamic Range Compression: This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of On (reduced dynamic range), Dialogue (clearer movie dialogue), or Off (full dynamic range).
    • Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -15 to +6.

    Key-Touch Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV Connections

    Dual A/V Inputs: The JVC KW-V30BT DVD receiver is fitted with two minijack (3.5mm) audio/video inputs. The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input for connecting a temporary external A/V source, portable game system or MP3 player. The head unit also features a rear-panel 3.5mm AV input for connecting a permanent external A/V source, such as a Blu-ray player, gaming console, or mobile ATSC tuner.

    HDMI/MHL Input: In addition to Apps mode for iPhone and Android, the head unit's HDMI/MHL input can be used to connect almost any external mobile AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device.

    Camera In: The rear-panel Camera input consists of a composite video connector which allows you to connect an optional rear-view camera (105KVCM20, sold separately). The unit features a reverse gear signal wire, that when connected to your vehicle's reverse light circuit, will automatically switch the KW-V30BT's display to the rear-view camera input. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    A/V Output (with Dual Zone):  The unit features a rear-panel composite video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and headphone system in the rear of your vehicle. You can select Disc or AV-IN as the rear-panel source; or your can simply have the rear AV output mirror the head unit's selected front source. The volume of the A/V output will be controlled by your rear entertainment system. You can select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected monitor.

    Remote Control

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    IR Remote: The JVC KW-V30BT includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the DVD receiver and connected devices (such as Bluetooth, iPod/iPhone, and USB).

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    It fits my vehicle, has good reviews and it was deeply discounted. [ ANTHONY R  Jan 09, 2016 ]
    It had Bluetooth connection [ Shawn  Jan 09, 2016 ]
    The features with the deep discount made it a good fit for me. [ Andrew  Jan 04, 2016 ]
    Features [ dan  Jan 03, 2016 ]
    Love the compatibility with my Android phone. [ W SCOTT  Dec 22, 2015 ]
    Price and Fit for needs.I Hope.Has some bad reviews we will see. [ Joseph  Dec 18, 2015 ]

    20 questions already asked

    You will need to purchase a new tuner. We don't have a way of keeping a factory one working with an aftermarket radio. [ Paul  Jan 11, 2016 ]  Staff
    You need the HDMI and lightning adapter to use the unit with app mode and your iphone. You can use bluetooth for playing audio without that cable; including the use of the IPOD music player. [ Thomas  Jan 01, 2016 ]
    nope [ Isaac  Jan 01, 2016 ]
    I just set this up last night and to my disappointment to hear and see the waze app you have to be on HDMI if you are on HDMI you can't listen to the radio tuner you have to be turned to tuner. However your phone will mirror everything you are doing on hdmi so if you have waze up and your audio books on your phone it will just mirror what ever is coming out of your phone. [ SETH  Jan 03, 2016 ]
    It appears the Droid Turbo Nylon Ballistic is not MHL compatible and this receiver won't be able to mirror it. If you were to get a MHL compatible phone, then you will be able to display your phone on this receiver while listening to audio from an iPod or some other source. [ Paul  Dec 09, 2015 ]  Staff
    from my experience, you can't use two inputs at once; i.e., if plugged in as usb connection to deck, it will not pick up another device via Bluetooth. but if you have maps running on the phone as well as music app you will hear the spoken map instructions through the speakers. installed unit in 2003 Tacoma and use with iPhone 6. pretty awesome for the price [ AJ  Dec 08, 2015 ]
    With iPhone, this worked. Music playing through Bluetooth or USB, Waze warnings and directions came through. If connected but listening to terrestrial radio, Waze warnings do not play through Head Unit. Can't speak to android products, but since this HU is not really targeted to iPhone (which is why I'm returning it), I would assume android results would be at least as capable. [ Lance  Dec 08, 2015 ]
    I haven't been able to get the radio to turn on so far [ Damien  Dec 04, 2015 ]
    I only just installed it and am learning all the device features, but the short answer is that it depends on what you mean by "use". The navigation apps can be viewed on the screen, but this is just mirroring. For safety, you cannot change any map settings (e.g. destination, zoom, re-center) through the receiver while driving. This can be done through the phone and the screen is just mirrored to the receiver. Pandora has an app built into the receiver, which allows you to control the music while driving using the touch screen (e.g. thumbs up/down, next track, change station). I don't know if it's possible to install other apps into the receiver (like maps) so that you can control them without needed to touch your phone. [ CHRISTOPHER  Dec 03, 2015 ]
    I am not sure about Waze, but I would assume so. I use Google Maps. It comes up on the screen full size. I am not sure if the touchscreen on the radio operates the map, I have only used the phone to pull up the app and get it started. [ Michael  Dec 03, 2015 ]
    Galaxy s5 [ Brandon  Dec 03, 2015 ]
    Yes, just make sure your phone will support it first. Its a little work getting it all started but its worth it. I had the Samsung galaxy ssound I could do everything on the radio that I could do on my phone, even Facebook [ Brandon  Dec 03, 2015 ]
    You can use waze and google maps with this receiver. However I have a separate, portable GPS, that I prefer to use and save the reliever for other functions [ RICHARD A  Dec 03, 2015 ]
    I honestly don't know. Haven't been able to get it to do this yet. Haven't researched it much yet either. [ Dennis  Dec 03, 2015 ]
    Steering wheel controls and Bluetooth work without issue, but you have to get the additional pieces necessary. I'm running this setup in a 14 Mustang GT with Sync. It was a little bit of a nightmare to wire everything up. But once together no issues or problems, I'm running an iphone with mine. [ John  Nov 30, 2015 ]
    I'm not sure about the Note 5. I have an iPhone 6S Plus and the Steering Wheel Controls and Bluetooth work well. I use the Bluetooth both for hands-free telephone and streaming music. [ RICHARD G  Nov 29, 2015 ]
    Yes, you can. [ Michael  Nov 24, 2015 ]
    Yes, I was able to install a backup camera on mine. [ MICHAEL  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    Yes, it has a hookup for a backup camera. [ James  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    Yes you can. I installed an Audiovox Bullet camera and it works great. It doesn't come on the screen when you put the truck in reverse like OEM. I put the camera power source to 12V switched and can just hit the Rear Camera icon on the screen and it comes on instantly. [ Don  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    I have note S4, and was able to mirror all my apps, and access them on my deck. Only problem was any I used the Samsung hdmi adapter from best buy. Try the link cable from crutchfield, would be easier. I set my system up to use Apple TV, and a external computer for experiment applications, still working on it. [ TERRY O  Dec 03, 2015 ]
    Yes you can I have both of these. You will need a 11 to 5 adapter by samsung for the galaxy phones. you need to by the official samsung one I have read the cheaper ones will not work right for this. [ robert  Nov 26, 2015 ]
    Here is what is in the specs. The Samsung S5 is on the list. I have a HTC One M8 and the mirroring was working, but has stopped because of a ATT update. I am trying to get the issue resolved now because the mirroring is a great feature. Android Connectivity: The head unit's HDMI port is MHL compatible; this means you can simply connect your MHL-compatible Android smartphone to the receiver via a MHL-to-HDMI cable; such as JVC KS-U61 MHL/HDMI cable (105KSU61, sold separately). This type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing and installation of the JVC Smartphone Control App from Google Play (radio also requires a firmware update). Compatible Android smartphones include Samsung Galaxy *S3/S4/S5, *Samsung Galaxy Note II/III/IV, Sony Xperia Z/Z1/ZR/ZL, and HTC One (all with OS 4.1+). *The Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 and Note II/III/IV requires an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). The HDMI connector provides audio/video playback and charging of your Android smartphone's battery, while the Bluetooth connection is needed for touchscreen control. [ JEFF  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    Yes you can, use the Samsung mhl adapter. You can only control through your phone, the radio has no control. [ KREY R  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    Yes you need an 11 pin Samsung adapter for the hdmi input cable. [ Antonio J.  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    Think so [ ray  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    Not sure, it has hdmi and blue tooth connectivity and this works well on the iphone, i assume :), this would be the same on the samsung [ cliff  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    Not completely. The Bluetooth and Voice command work but not the MHL Connection. I purchased the cable and found out my Galaxy S6 Edge is not compatible. All the cable does now is charge the battery on the phone. [ Don  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    I can't think of one reason why it wouldn't be. If your phone has bluetooth and mhl then it will work with this stereo. Any phone with those features will. [ KYLE  Nov 23, 2015 ]
    It works on my Samsung S5. Never have owned a apple product. [ Wesley  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    I do not have the iPhone 6s. It does work well with my iPhone 5s. [ Keith  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    I upgraded to a 6S last month. Everything the 6 did, the 6S also does. I did have to re-pair it with the unit, but it functions flawlessly. [ Scott  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    Since it works with my 6 plus with iOS 9, I'm going to say probably. YMMV [ Chelsea  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    Yes you can mirror using the Lightning to Digital A/V adapter and the JVC KSU60 but you won't have full control of your iPhone via receiver. However speech recognition gets the job done for most things you want to accomplish [ Donald  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    As far as I can tell it is compatible. [ CHRISTOPHER S  Sep 24, 2015 ]
    I cant speak to the G3, but it wont work with the G4, not even the bluetooth sync will work, i ended up returning it and getting the pioneer model with android auto, works fantastic and the sound from the unit is better as well [ Tim  Sep 24, 2015 ]
    Not know about the i use a Samsung galaxy3 the unit has good sound ququality but after sending it back and getting a replacement unit its a poor unit when trying to operate it the motherboard or whatever is way to slow im going with a other brand and taking a slaghammer to this one. This has nothing to do with Crutchfield they are very good to me i just waited to long to install it n i would go sony or clarion maybe ive been a JVC buyer before and happy but this unit can not reply fast enough when choosing different options it may take 2 mins to change from one CHOICE of operation. GOOD PRICE IF IT WAS WHAT IT SHOULD BE AND I CANT BE THE ONLY ONE WITH THE PROBLEM IM HAVING .THANKS FOR ASKING PLEASE CHOOSE CRUTCHFIELD BUT DIFFERENT BRAND.. [ ROBERT  Sep 24, 2015 ]
    No. I only use one Bluetooth device (Android phone for music and calls), and it works flawlessly. However, when I've tried to connect something else...I must go into the settings and connect to it manually. It's unfortunate because this is an otherwise great head unit with some awesome features. [ Clay  Sep 23, 2015 ]
    Not that I can find... [ Kevin  Sep 20, 2015 ]
    Nope, really annoying. [ BRIANT  Sep 20, 2015 ]
    Yes it does work with IPhone 6 Plus. [ CHRISTOPHER S  Sep 24, 2015 ]
    not sure, do not have an iphone [ MICHAEL  Sep 08, 2015 ]
    I use it daily with an iPhone 6 plus. Pay special attention to the instructions on connecting the phone. App functionality requires HDMI connection. [ Chelsea  Sep 08, 2015 ]
    Yes. Connection to android phones is covered in the manual. [ Chelsea  Aug 04, 2015 ]
    Good chance. Works with droid 4 hdmi and my s6. Just make sure you update head unit firmware. [ Thomas R.  Aug 04, 2015 ]
    Got in the truck today and hooked the iPhone 6 directly to the USB input. It did charge the iPhone directly, and still did not when connected through the HDMI adapter. Can't say if it's 1- or 2-amp. Couldn't find any reference to it in the manual. [ Scott  Feb 19, 2015 ]
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I plugged it in and it does charge it.I don't know the amp of the outlet. [ Virgilio  Feb 19, 2015 ]
    Yes it will charge a phone or other device. The output current at the usb port is not listed in the owners manual. [ David  Feb 19, 2015 ]
    Not sure of the amps, but it will charge a phone. [ MICHAEL  Feb 19, 2015 ]
    It is active only when unit is on. It would only charge my android or iPhone if not using any apps or not mirroring display onto unit. If I am using waze or pandora, both phone still discharge, just at a slower pace. I drive a lot for work and would be hard pressed to get 5-6 hours of continuous use with rear usb while running waze and pandora and mirroring display on head unit (reason I bought this receiver). My recommendation as a workaround is to leave usb accessible but not for charging. Keeping usb accessible will allow easy firmware updates with a usb flash drive. Just use a car charger and plug into either the MHL adapter or iPhone hdmi adapter. It is not as streamlined, but charges devices while running multiple apps such as waze and pandora. Just did a 9 hour drive, no issues with this setup using both waze, pandora, multiple phone calls, emails and mirroring display the entire time. Hope this helps! [ TOM  Feb 19, 2015 ]
    Rear USB is powered. 1 amp. Will charge phone. [ Chelsea  Feb 19, 2015 ]
    I can speak only from my own experience. It does not charge my iPhone 6 when I connect it through the lightning-to-HDMI adapter into the unit. I don't know if it would charge directly, without the adapter, as I don't remember ever trying. If I can remember to do so when next I am in the truck, I will make note of the result and pass it on. [ Scott  Feb 19, 2015 ]
    Not sure if it's 1 or 2 amp, but it charges my iPhone just fine or at least keeps the battery at the same level while using a gps app. I'm using the usb and hdmi inputs to a lightening converter to my iPhone. [ Kyle  Feb 19, 2015 ]
    I called JVC and they told me that the apps only worked with an iPhone. I asked a similar question after I installed mine. They said only the apps on my phone would work with the unit. I have to say that I'm disappointed. You may try calling JVC to verify. I'll like to hear if anything has changed. [ David  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    I had a similar problem then found out that the 5-11 pin connector was not fitting exactly right because I had a protective case on my Galaxy S4. I shaved off some of the plastic from the connector and it has been working fine ever since. [ Thomas  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    I got it to work only by pushing the display button under the volume knob. After that it would let me calibrate and use touch screen on the unit. Start by using tuner then plug phone in. Then push display and your phone screen should be mirrored. Some apps will not work if car is moving. Also you may need to update the firmware. I did on mine. It's easy if you use a flash drive. [ TOM  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Jan 02, 2015 ]  Staff
    Reyna- I also have this stereo and a Galaxy S5. I struggled to get MHL to work before finding a step-by-step YouTube video. Go to YouTube and enter "Android Connection to JVC KW V30BT and KW V50BT" into the YouTube search bar. (Crutchfield doesn't allow me to give you a direct link). I was able to get MHL to work by following the instructions in the video EXACTLY. Prior to that I could only get video and audio, but no touchscreen control back to my phone. Be advised that even though it "works" it still leaves things to be desired. Hopefully this will be improved with future firmware and software updates. [ (unknown)  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    I you have a a samsung galaxy SIII or similiar you will have to purchase a 11 pin to 5 pin adapter that goes between your phone and the MHL cable. You also have to download an app for your phone. I hope this helps. [ Carlton  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    What phone are you using? [ Thomas  Nov 24, 2014 ]
    If you have an android device, you have to have an MHL adapter to make it work. Go to jvc's website and put in the model number and utilize their interactive stuff to figure out which of the two adapters you require. If you DONT have an android device...I can't help you. [ Robert J.  Nov 24, 2014 ]
    I bought the mhl adapter yesterday & nothing is happening yet. I also downloaded the jvc app. I think I have to update my jvc from what it looks like. Thanks for all the help, all your answers helped a lot! [ REYNA  Nov 24, 2014 ]
    Your phone needs to support a video out. These phones are are typically labeled MHL or Slimport support. You will need the MHL/Slimport adapter to plug into the units HDMI port. From there you will you be able to mirror your phone onto the head unit. You will need an MHL compatible device if you want to be able control your phone from the stereo's touch screen. [ Chi  Nov 24, 2014 ]
    what type of phone do you have [ Lacey  Nov 24, 2014 ]
    First, make sure you have the updated application firmware. Mine came with version 1.1 and had to update it to 1.2. Information for this procedure is listed in the user manual. You will need a computer with an Internet connection and a USB thumb drive. Also, make sure you have the phone connected to the unit correctly. this information is also in the manual. If I remeber correctly, the phone requires more than a USB connection. For example, I have an iPhone with a lightning connector. I had to use the apple hdmi to lightning connector and connect an hdmi cable from the unit to that connector as well as the UBS to lightning connector. Then plug that into my phone. Also, check the JVC website for a list of compatible apps. I hope this helps. tl;dr check the manual. All the info is there. [ Chelsea  Nov 24, 2014 ]
    I have the galaxy s5 [ REYNA  Nov 24, 2014 ]
    You'll need either the KS-U61 Cable (if the Samsung Note 3 has MHL...sorry I'm not an Adroid guy) or the combination of a microUSB cable, a microHDMI cable with microHDMI to HDMI adapter and KS-U60 (NOT 61). The applicalbe diagram is on page 57 of ththe manual. You can find the maunal via Google/Bing/DuckDuckGo at the akamai(dot)net site [ ZAC  Aug 22, 2014 ]
    Item #: 105KSU61,JVC KS-U61 MicroUSB to HDMI Cable (from Crutchfield) & Micro USB 5 Pin to 11 Pin HDMI HDTV MHL Adapter For Samsung Galaxy S III S3 I9300 , bought the adapter for $4.50, it will not work without the adapter... [ Dwayne  Aug 22, 2014 ]
    You'll need an mhl adapter. If you want to use the touch screen feature you will need to update the stereo to the newest firmware and download JVC smart phone control. [ Chi  Aug 22, 2014 ]
    you can listen to Waze but nothing displays on screen. Extra cables were of no use for iPhone connectivity. Returning product. [ Lance  Dec 08, 2015 ]
    I can with my iPhone 6, I constantly run waze and pandora at the same time. [ TOM  Feb 24, 2015 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Apr 16, 2014 ]  Staff