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JVC KW-M845BW

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 105KWM845B

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About the JVC KW-M845BW

Step up your smartphone control

I rely on my smartphone when it comes to music choices in my car, and JVC's KW-M845BW multimedia receiver streamlines the car stereo experience for drivers like me. With Apple CarPlay®, wireless Android Auto, and wireless Weblink™, this receiver lets you control many of your smartphone functions directly from its big, bright 6.8" resistive touchscreen. With even more media options, like Pandora® and SiriusXM, you won't find yourself short of music sources, and extensive sound shaping controls let you dial in the perfect sound for your vehicle. 

Step up your smartphone control

I rely on my smartphone when it comes to music choices in my car, and JVC's KW-M845BW multimedia receiver streamlines the car stereo experience for drivers like me. With Apple CarPlay®, wireless Android Auto, and wireless Weblink™, this receiver lets you control many of your smartphone functions directly from its big, bright 6.8" resistive touchscreen. With even more media options, like Pandora® and SiriusXM, you won't find yourself short of music sources, and extensive sound shaping controls let you dial in the perfect sound for your vehicle. 

Wireless Android Auto

Keep your Android smartphone stashed in your pocket if you want — wireless Android Auto lets you use the best of your phone without a wired connection to the KW-M845BW. Connect your Android to the receiver via Wi-Fi, and you'll have easy voice access to Google Maps, weather, music, and apps, not to mention your text messages. And you can make calls, too, of course. Find out what else Android Auto can do at www.android.com/auto.

(Please check the Details tab to ensure your Android device works with wireless Android Auto.)

Wireless Weblink™

Whether you're an Android or an iPhone® user, Weblink lets you expand your app options to include favorites like Waze and Yelp. As with Android Auto, a wireless connection via Wi-Fi means no fiddling with your phone — everything you need is accessible through this touchscreen receiver.

Apple CarPlay®

CarPlay seamlessly integrates your iPhone into the driving experience, thanks to a slick interface that lets you access iPhone content with the sound of your voice or the touch of a finger. You'll be able to access your music library, audiobooks, phone, messages, navigation, and many third-party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at www.apple.com/ios/carplay.

JVC KW-<730BT

Works with Apple and Android smartphones

Bluetooth® of course

Built-in Bluetooth lets you enjoy wireless streaming for music, podcasts, and audiobooks, plus hands-free phone calls. You can install the included wired microphone close to you, so callers can hear you loud and clear. You'll also get voice control when pairing an iPhone with Siri. And this receiver can quickly switch between two paired phones, which is really handy when your vehicle is used by more than one driver. JVC's Streaming DJ feature allows you to stream music from five different phones, great when you're hauling a crowd.

More music options

If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone® or Android™, you'll have a blast playing music from Pandora and Spotify through this receiver. If you're looking for radio stations that won't disappear when you head into the hills, add a SiriusXM tuner and enjoy satellite radio's rich selection of programs wherever you go. A highly sensitive AM/FM tuner will catch all your local stations.

For the high-res fan

Sometimes you want to hear your own favorite road mixes, and the KW-M845BW has you covered there, too. You'll find a rear aux input for a portable music player, and two rear USB ports that can handle your digital music files, as well as tunes from your iPhone or Android. This JVC will even play 192kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio files that you've loaded on a thumb drive. The display will show video when you're parked, and you can show video on the go to your backseat passengers if you add optional screens in back.

Perfect your sound

Once you've chosen your tunes, you can perfect your sound with a vast array of sound controls, including a 13-band graphic equalizer and digital time alignment. JVC's K2 technology helps restore depth and detail to digital music from all sorts of sources. And, because most car speakers are located low in the doors, the KW-M845BW also offers Sound Lift, which adjusts your music's frequencies to virtually "raise" your speakers for better, more natural imaging. If you drive a two-speaker vehicle, Space Enhancement simulates a fuller surround experience based your vehicle size.

If road noise is especially troublesome in your ride, Volume Link EQ helps compensate for any loss in volume in the worst-afflicted frequencies. Three pairs of 4-volt RCA preamp outputs provide an ultra-clean signal when it's time to add amplifiers to your system. JVC also includes variable color illumination and a customizable layout for the display, letting you pick the look that works in your dash.

Keep factory features with iDatalink Maestro

The KW-M845BW offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included). In a wide selection of vehicles, this module lets you keep factory features that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You'll also be able to check out engine performance data and other vehicle info on the JVC's screen. Once you've identified your vehicle, you'll see the iDatalink module offered on the way to the Shopping Cart if it's compatible.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • 6.8" clear resistive touchscreen
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • built-in Wi-Fi
    • wireless remote
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • works with wired Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto
    • Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming with dual phone connection
    • Streaming DJ feature allows music streaming from 5 phones
    Audio/Video Features:
    • plays music from smartphones, apps, USB devices and music players (see Details for full capabilities)
    • plays 192kHz/24bit high-resolution audio files on USB
    • 13-band equalizer with digital time alignment
    • K2 technology improves the digital sound for all music sources
    • Sound Lift compensates for low speaker positions
    • Volume Link EQ boosts specific frequencies to compensate for road noise
    • subwoofer level, phase, and low-pass crossover controls
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: dual rear USB inputs, rear A/V input (mini), rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear audio/video output (RCA and mini), 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Information:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • built-in internal amp (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • works with iDataLink Maestro module
      • retains factory features in a wide selection of vehicles
      • displays engine performance data on touchscreen
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # KW-M845BW

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ integrated 6.8" monitor (15A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Two 39" USB extension cables
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Remote control (RM-RK258)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • GPS antenna (attached 11.5' cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
    • Self-adhesive pad
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty card
    • "Correction" sheet

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear)
    USB Input Rear (2)
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Wireless
    Siri Control CarPlay only
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone XSMax,XS/XR/X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 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
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) Apple, Google, Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) Google, Waze
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.8
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,WAV,FLAC,DSD
    High-res Playback FLAC,WAV,DSD

    Product Research

    Android & iPhone Integration
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    USB + AV Playback
    Audio & DSP Section
    Camera & OEM Connectivity
    Touchscreen + Remote Control

    Android (Android Auto) & iPhone (CarPlay) Integration

    Wireless Android Auto: The JVC receiver supports the Android Auto app for select Android smartphones using a wired or wireless connection. You can connect Google's Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X (running Android OS 8.0 Oreo or higher and version 3.1 or higher of the Android Auto app) to the JVC receiver wirelessly using WiFi and Bluetooth (both wireless connections must be made; a wired USB connection must be made initially between the Android phone and the JVC receiver to setup Wireless Android Auto). More Android smartphones will be made Wireless Android Auto compatible through Android's newest OS 9.0 Pie update (no ETA). Android smartphones running Lollipop 5.0 or higher can be connected to the JVC receiver's "grey" USB port (not "black") using the included USB extension cable and USB cable that came with your smartphone, plus be paired via Bluetooth. Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into a simple on-screen interface that is simple to use in the vehicle. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include -

    • Google Assistant: The Kenwood receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, listen to music, or even control select Google Assistant smarthome enabled devices.
    • Google & Waze Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Kenwood receiver while keeping your eyes on theÃ'Ã' road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Kenwood receiver via Google Play Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible app for Android Auto.

    Notes:

    • Only one Android device with Android Auto can be connected at a time.
    • An Android Auto device and Apple CarPlay device cannot be connected at the same time.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.
    • Use a USB cable that is under 6' long and avoid using any extension cable other than the one supplied.
    • If you need an additional USB extension cable, use Kenwood's CA-U1EX USB extension cable (113CAU1EX, sold separately); any other USB extension cable can cause Android Auto to malfunction.
    • Click here to learn more About Android Auto and to see what phones are compatible.
    • The unit's built-in WiFi can only be used for Android Auto (not designed to be used with WiFi hotspots).

    WebLink (for iPhone & Android): Download the JVC WebLink app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.4+) and connect your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone via USB to access some of your favorite apps such as YouTube and Yelp through the JVC KW-M845BW. Your iPhone must be connected to the receiver's "black" USB port (not "grey"). Your Android smartphone should be connected to the "grey" USB port (not "black"). Using these apps through the large, clear touchscreen of the KW-M845BW makes WebLink a safe and easy way to access popular navigation, media, weather apps while in your vehicle.

    • Yelp: Yelp uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community among the millions submitted. The software looks at dozens of different signals, including various measures of quality, reliability, and activity on Yelp. Let Yelp help you find the best Restaurants, Hotels, Automotive Service Centers, Banks, Shopping Malls, and more. Search by Category, Favorites, Distance, Point on the Map, or Keyword. A keyword search requires that  your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
    • OpenWeatherMap: Within WebLink is the OpenWeatherMap app, which gives you today's forecast and a four day outlook of the weather in your area.
    • YouTube: With WebLink, you can access YouTube and play videos on the JVC receiver's touchscreen monitor (your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged). You can select videos from a variety of categories or search by keyword(s).
    • NextRadio: The NextRadio (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 4.2+) lets you tune to every local FM station by using your smartphone's built-in FM chip. NextRadio lets you experience local FM radio by showing album art, station logos, and song & program details in an engaging display. NextRadio's Newsfeed lets you stay current with your favorite stations by curating a personalized display of related content based on your listening preferences. View stations' tweets, artist info, hot songs, contests, upcoming concerts, emergency alerts and more.
    • MediaPlayer (Audio Only): WebLink allows you to access your Apple iOS or Android device's stored music library for playback. From the KW-M845BW's touchscreen, you can browse your phone's music library by Artist, Album, Genres, Playlist, or Songs. You can also search your music by typing in an artist's name or a song title (the vehicle's parking brake has to be engaged for this feature). In addition, you get playback controls such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat. The digital media receiver's screen will display song/artist/album information, along with album art.
    Notes:
    • Once you have your device connected to the head unit and you have selected WebLink as the source, the WebLink app is not controllable from your Apple iOS or Android device. If you need to control the WebLink app from your smartphone, you will have to disconnect your phone's cable from the JVC receiver.
    • The WebLink app must be opened as the primary app on your phone. If you press the home button or go to access other apps on your phone, the WebLink apps will pause on the KW-M845BW, until the WebLink app is the primary app again. WebLink will not work with these apps only running in the background. 
    • Some apps within WebLink will require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged to operate certain functions & features of the application.

    Apple CarPlay Compatible: Apple CarPlay is the smarter, safer in-vehicle interface to operate your iPhone (iOS 7.1+) with Lightning-connector. Your iPhone must be connected to the JVC receiver's "black" USB port (not "grey") via the included USB extension cable and the Lightning-cable that came with your Apple device or JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately). Apple CarPlay is specially designed for driving scenarios. You can control CarPlay from the Kenwood receiver's touchscreen controls or use Siri to control to control CarPlay with just your voice. You'll be able to use CarPlay to get directions, make phone calls, listen to voice mails, send/receive text messages, select music, and even control Apple HomeKit compatible devices in a way that keeps you focused on the road ahead.

    • Navigation Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via the Google Maps or Waze application instead of Apple Maps. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have their own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
    • Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Kenwood receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
    • Music Library: Access your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the Kenwood receiver's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks (subscriptions and fees may apply). Control these apps from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include:
    • Apple HomeKit Compatible: CarPlay now supports control of Apple HomeKit enabled devices (sold separately) through Siri. Using CarPlay in your vehicle, you can ask Siri to close or open your garage door, turn on or off home lighting, increase or decrease the temperature of yourÃ'Ã'  thermostat, as well as control select functions of other Apple HomeKit enabled devices and appliances. Click here for a list of compatible Apple HomeKit products.

    Notes:

    • Bluetooth hands-free phone cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.
    • If you need an additional USB extension cable, use JVC's CA-U1EX USB extension cable (113CAU1EX, sold separately). Any other USB extension cable can cause CarPlay to malfunction.

    iPod/iPhone Music Playback Only: If you don't desire Apple CarPlay or WebLink, you can also connect your Lightning-connector Apple iPod/iPhone to the KW-M845BW's USB port for music playback & control only using JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into either of the receiver's rear-panel USB ports. The receiver supports playback of stored music and music apps, along with control and charging, plus song/artist information and album art.

    • Head Unit Control: The JVC head unit allows you to navigation your iPod/iPhone's music library from its front-panel & touchscreen controls. The head unit offers unique search features like Category Search & Link Search; plus offers basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. You'll also still be able to control most connected Apple devices from its own touchscreen while connected via USB.
      • Category Search: Category Search allows you to navigate your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Song, Genre, Song, Podcast, Audiobook, or Radio. You can then search each of these categories using the head unit's touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in alphabetical order).
      • Link Search: The head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, an artist list of the currently playing genre, or an album list of currently playing composer.
    • Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The KW-M845BW will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. The unit will also display song/artist info and album art from select music apps.
    • Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.
    Note: Not compatible with older 30-pin Apple devices.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-M845BW is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 4/5/2018):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit CarPlay iPod/iPhone WebLink Pandora Spotify Album Art Song/Artist Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S/SE 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XS-Max/XS/XR/X 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 12.4.1 Y N Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    Note: 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.
    Cellular & Data Plan Requirements: Access to CarPlay, Android Auto, and WebLink apps 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. Your compatible Apple or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    GPS Antenna: The JVC KW-M845BW comes with a GPS antenna to enhance the performance of Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and WebLink (Waze) navigation maps. The GPS antenna comes with a self-stick pad which mounts it on top of your dash inside the vehicle.

    Smartphone Charging: The JVC KW-M845BW will also charge (5V/1.5A) your Android Auto compatible Android smartphone or Apple CarPlay compatible iPhone while connected via USB with the vehicle's ignition switch set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0: The JVC KW-M845BW is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0 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 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (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-M845BW. Check here for the latest Bluetooth compatibility information.

    SSP & USB Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KW-M845BW without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) by simply connecting it to the JVC head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's touchscreen display.

    • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the JVC receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the JVC receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's touchscreen.
    • Streaming DJ: The new Streaming DJ feature allows five Bluetooth audio source devices to be connected to the JVC receiver at one time, so you can switch between Bluetooth playback sources a lot easier and quicker. While "BT Audio" source is selected on the head unit, you can simply press the music playback button on your connected Bluetooth source devices to switch between devices and begin music playback. However, you cannot stream audio from two different Bluetooth audio source devices at the same time or combine music libraries or playlists from two different connected devices.
    Note: You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

    Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the JVC KW-M845BW provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The touchscreen controls of the KW-M845BW can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (All or Front only). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately (1-30 seconds).
    • Dialing a Number: Using the KW-M845BW, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number from the head unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dialing: Allows you to register up to 5 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phonebook: You can download phonebook data (up to 1000 entries) from your phone to the KW-M845BW. You can then dial by using the downloaded phone book and search it alphabetically.
      • 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 50 entries total).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition (including Siri or Google Voice), 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 vehicle's parking brake.

    External Microphone: The JVC KW-M845BW includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level, echo cancellation, and noise reduction of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KW-M845BW supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the JVC KW-M845BW for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KW-M845BW offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the KW-M845BW offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KW-M845BW lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4-up phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    Note: 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.

    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone & Android): You can access Pandora & Spotify online music services on your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone through the JVC KW-M845BW receiver. Your compatible mobile device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora: The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 11.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the KW-M845BW using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The JVC KW-M845BW provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically, or shuffle playback stations in your list. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also select stations from a Genre list. In addition, you can skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. An active Pandora account is required.
    • Spotify: The KW-M845BW has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) on your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the JVC receiver's touchscreen & front-panel controls. You can even create your stations by entering a track, artist, or playlist. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD touchscreen. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
    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

    SiriusXM-Ready: The JVC KWM-830BT is SiriusXM 3.0 Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the 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 + Album Art: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, Song Title, & Album Art can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Smart Favorite Presets: Up to 20 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. Up to 6 of your SiriusXM presets on the current band are recognized as Smart Favorites for advanced features such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix.
      • TuneStart: 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: TuneScan plays the first 6 seconds of each song that has not been listened to from each of the channels which you have saved as Smart Favorites.
      • TuneMix: TuneMix plays a unique blend of songs from your Smart Favorite preset music channels from the current SiriusXM preset band, allowing you to build a custom channel from as few as two to as many as six music channels.
    • 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.
    • Alerts: Receive alerts of your favorite song or artist, favorite sports teams, plus traffic and weather.
      • Content Alerts: When a broadcast program related to the your favorite artist or song starts, a message appears to allow you to switch to that station.
      • SportsFlash: SportsFlash will notify you when a big play happens during a game with one your favorite sports teams. You can choose to tune to that station or continue to listening to the previous channel.
      • Traffic & Weather Now: Traffic & Weather Now allows you to access the latest report whenever you want to hear it by city.
    • 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.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: KW-M845BW features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store a total of 15 FM stations presets and 5 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can activate the monaural mode to improve FM reception, when a station is week (the stereo effect will be lost).

    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • US or European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    USB & AV Playback

    USB MSC Playback: The JVC KW-M845BW features a rear-panel USB port that is attached to the rear-chassis via a 7" cord and comes with 39" USB extension cables. The USB port can be used for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital music player. The USB port enables playback of a variety of audio (including high resolution files) and video files stored on a compatible USB memory device (see chart below).

    • Control: The Category List screen lets you search your music folders by Playlist, Artist, Song, or Album. Once a category is selected, you can then search the music files alphabetically. Link Search allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. The head unit can create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, an artist list of the currently playing genre, or an album list of currently playing composer.
    • Display: The receiver will display song/artist information along with album art of compatible music files.
    • Charging: USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (5V/1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The USB ports do not support MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), AOA (Android Open Accessory), USB hubs, or card-readers.

    File Compatibility: The JVC KW-M845BW supports the following types of audio and video files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type USB (MSC)
    File System FAT 16/32, exFAT, or NTFS
    Playable File Types Audio MP3/WMA/AAC: bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    WAV/FLAC (High Resolution): bit depth of 16/24-bit; sampling frequency of 16-192kHz
    DSD (High Resolution):
    bit depth of 1-bit; sampling frequency of 2.8/5.6/11.2MHz
    Video MPEG-1: max resolution of 352 x 240 or 352 x 288; max bit-rate of 1.5Mbps
    MPEG-2:
    max resolution of 720 x 480 or 720 x 576; max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    MPEG-4/H.264:
    max resolution of 1920 x 1080 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    WMV/MKV:
    max resolution of 1920 x 1080 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    Maximum # of Folders/Files Unlimited folders/9,999 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-, AAC-, and FLAC-tags

    AV Input: The JVC KW-M845BW digital media receiver is fitted with a rear-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio/video input to connect external AV sources, such as a game system, Blu-ray player, or TV tuner.

    AV Output (with Dual Zone): The unit features a composite video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output AV signals to an optional monitor and headphone system. The unit's AV output can be set to AV-In, USB, or Off. Volume of the second zone can be controlled by the digital media receiver or your rear entertainment system.

    • If you select USB, iPod, Spotify, Pandora, or Bluetooth audio as the main source, you cannot select USB as the AV output source.
    • If you select WebLink, Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto as the main source, you cannot select USB as the AV output source.

    Audio & DSP Section

    24/32-Bit DAC: The JVC KW-M845BW utilizes a 24/32-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with a Signal to Noise ratio up to 98.5dB.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KW-M845BW 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-M845BW are as follows:

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

    6ch/4V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The KW-M845BW features front, rear and subwoofer 4-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and offers independent level control (-50 to +10).

    Vehicle Setup: You can select your car type to automatically set the delay time of each speaker for timing adjustment of sound output of each channel to have the highest surround effect. Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, or Off. For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position & rear speaker location.

    • Listening Position + Digital Time Alignment: You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.
    • Rear Speaker Location: You can indicate the location of your vehicle's Rear speakers. Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd Row.

    Crossover Network: The JVC KW-M845BW lets you choose between a 2-way or 3-way crossover network for your car audio application.

    • 2-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a standard Tweeter, Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Front & Rear: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None
        • Subwoofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Front & Rear: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Sub: low pass filter (LPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • 3-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Midrange: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", or 6x9"
        • Woofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • HPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Midrange: high pass filter (HPF) & low pass filter (LPF)
          • HPF Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • LPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Woofer: low pass filter (LPF)
          • LPF Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

    Equalizer: The JVC KW-M845BW is equipped with 8 EQ presets, a Pro EQ (13-band), and a Vol Link EQ. Choose the one that best fits your type of music listening.

    • EQ Presets: You can choose between the following EQ presets - Flat, Hard Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, & User (1-4). The User mode allows you to select either the 3-band Easy EQ or 13-Band Pro EQ.
    • Pro EQ: The units Pro EQ consists of a 13-band equalizer (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency can be adjusted from -9 to +9. You can also adjust the Q-Factor of each frequency to 1.35, 1.50, or 2.0.
    • Vol Link EQ: The Vol Link EQ features boosts certain frequency ranges that become hard to hear due to road noise.

    Music Enhancement: You can restore the sound lost due to audio compression, as well as enhance the sound by virtually manipulating the soundscape.

    • K2 Technology: The KW-M845BW employs K2 technology which dramatically improves the sound quality of compressed music files during CD, USB, and Bluetooth playback. When the K2 feature is activated, the sound becomes wider, smoother, and more natural.
    • Sound Effects: The KW-M845BW offers adjustable Sound Effects to provide a better listening experience inside your vehicle. Use the "Space Enhancement" feature to virtually broaden the soundstage inside your vehicle. Use the "Sound Lift" feature to virtually lift the sound to ear level. And use the "Sound Response" feature to virtually make the sound more realistic and live inside your car.

    Volume Level & Bass Management: The digital media receiver offers several volume level adjustments to tailor the audio output of your sources. The KW-M845BW also provides bass management to get the most impact out of your system.

    • Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output.
    • Volume Offset: 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.

    Source Beep: The in-dash receiver provides an audible beep to confirm source selection. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Camera & OEM Connectivity

    Rear Camera In: The rear-panel Camera input consists of a composite video connector which allows you to connect an optional rear-view camera (sold separately). By connecting a rear view camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen LCD to see what's behind you when backing up.

    • Parking Guide Lines: When a rear-view camera is connected and you are viewing a rear view image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines and two vertical guidelines.
    • Rear-View Auto Switching: The video from this connection can be set to display when switched to this input, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. The purple/white wire (attached to rear chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.8 seconds.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    OEM Integration: This JVC digital media receiver is compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket JVCreceiver to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that feature the factory SYNC system; as well as select GM vehicles with factory OnStar; select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect, plus select Honda/Acura, Toyota/Scion, Volkswagen & Subaru vehicles with factory digital amplifiers.

    • Retained Features: The iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and VW owners swap out their factory radio for this aftermarket JVC head unit; while retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car (which is specially tuned to that particular vehicle). *Retained features will vary by vehicle.
    • Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink Maestro RR lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate controls and provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist. *Extra features will vary by vehicle.

    Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable, which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module with the correct firmware from iDatalink's website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you'll also need a vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The JVC receiver's OEM Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory system before initial operation.

    Touchscreen + Remote Control

    6.8" Clear Resistive Touchscreen: The JVC KW-M845BW features a 6.8" widescreen (16:9) clear resistive touchscreen LCD with LED backlighting. The clear resistive touchscreen LCD provides a high contrast ratio, crystal clear display, and vivid text. The LCD touchscreen 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. Electronic angle settings adjust the display for best off axis viewing (actual screen does not move).

    • Gesture Control: In addition to basic touch control, the receiver's 6.8" touchscreen offers Gesture Control. Gesture Control lets you operate certain functions of the KW-M845BW by making specific gesture commands on the unit's touchscreen. You can adjust the volume of the multimedia receiver by making a circular motion with your finger on the unit's touchscreen. You'll also be able to navigate your music by simply swiping the touchscreen left/right or up/down.
    • Push-Button Control: In addition to touchscreen and gesture control, the KW-M845BW features three push-button controls for volume up/down and function/menu.
    Note: 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 a blue screen and "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; as well as CarPlay, Android Auto, and Waze.

    Display Settings: You can make the following adjustments to the head unit's touchscreen display to better fit your application and needs.

    • Custom Home Screen & Shortcuts: You can customize the head unit's Home Screen by rearranging the icons and moving the icons of the four most sources you use most to the Home Screen. You can also create short-cut icons that are accessible from many source screens, so you can immediately access a particular source or menu without having to go back to the receiver's main menu.
    • Background Color & Wallpapers: You can choose between nine preset background colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Tan, White. You can also create your own custom color to better match your vehicle's interior lighting. In addition, there are seven preset background images (wallpapers) or you can download your own still image (800 x 600) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive. You can even create a slide show of up to 500 images files stored on a USB thumbdrive for the receiver's Home screen.
    • Video & Picture Adjustments: During video playback, you can adjust the screen's backlight, contrast, brightness, color, tint, & aspect ratio (Full/Normal/Auto).
    • Clock Display: The digital media receiver offers a 12-hour clock 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 the Power button touchscreen icon turns the unit off completely.
    • Dimmer: The illumination dimmer can be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display is always dimmed), or Sync (dims or brightens when the headlight switch is turned on or off; illumination wire must be connected).

    Remote App: The JVC Remote App is an application (for Apple iOS 8.0+) operates the JVC receiver like a wireless remote control from your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iOS device. The JVC Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control from your compatible mobile device.

    • Source Selection: The JVC Remote App provides list of the receiver's built-in sources and connected sources (Disc, Aux, AM/FM, USB, Bluetooth); so you can select which source you want to listen to from the app on your mobile device.Ã' 
    • Playback Control: The application lets you control Disc, USB, and Bluetooth audio playback. You have control of Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. From the app you can also select AM/FM bands, select preset stations, and seek AM/FM stations.
    • Display Information: TheÃ'  app also displays source information such as station number, track number & playback time, as well as song/artist/album information (when applicable)
    • Audio Settings: From the application on your mobile device, you can adjust the receiver's volume up or down. In addition, audio settings such as EQ, Crossover, DTA, and other audio adjustments can be easily set using the JVC Remote application.
    Notes:
    • When using the JVC Remote App with your compatible Apple iOS device, the application and device must be connected to the receiver via Bluetooth (not USB) for playback of Bluetooth audio. For playback of a USB-direct connection from an Apple iOS device, the device and application must be connected to the head unit via USB (not Bluetooth).
    • The Remote App is no longer compatible with any model Android OS device (as of 1/1/2019).

    Remote Control: The JVC KW-M845BW offers compatibility with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately) and comes with an IR wireless remote control for added convenience.

    • 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).
    • IR Remote: The supplied IR remote provides wireless operation of the JVC KW-M845BW, including Bluetooth phone calls.

    Security Code: You can program the unit with a 4 digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been disconnected from power.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    wireless android car [ James  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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    recommended by a buddy that does custom audio installs [ Nathan  Mar 09, 2019 ]
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    It is the only multimedia Android unit that fits my truck and I had to choose crutchfield [ Craig  Feb 16, 2019 ]
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    seemed like the best radio with options and the money [ Michael  Jan 13, 2019 ]
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    Android Auto Wireless capability [ C  Jan 12, 2019 ]
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    Reviews and features, and past experiences with JVC gear [ Matt  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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    Wireless Android auto, sale price, and previous experiences with jvc receivers [ David  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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    The wireless Android Auto feature and the Tune-In controls were the deciding factors. I really don't use Spotify or Pandora but I listen to Triple M and BBC4 on TuneIn so that was a great plus. [ Michael  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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    This product has great overall reviews based on price and functionality according to multiple tech review sites. And I really need a solid device to run Apple Carplay seamlessly. [ Kristine  Sep 07, 2018 ]
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    After doing hours of research this head unit stood out within my price range. Key features that really impressed me were wireless android auto, av out, impressive EQ settings, and weblink. [ John  Aug 20, 2018 ]
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    8 questions already asked

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    I have a backup camera with display in my rear view mirror. Can this camera be connected to radio?
    [ Joe  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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    Yes
    [ Doug  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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    Yes, when I installed the radio it had inputs for back up camera
    [ Mark  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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    Easily? No it cannot, at least in my Subaru Outback. The camera is not routed through the radio area. I'm sure if you had some knowledge of the wiring in your vehicle you may be able to.
    [ Daniel  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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    I have a stock 6 disc CD changer in my 05 Honda Pilot EXL dash, below where I'm mounting a head unit. Can I control the CD changer with this?
    [ Ryan  Aug 23, 2018 ]
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    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Aug 28, 2018 ]  Staff
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    Does this work with wired Android Auto in addition to Wireless Android Auto?
    [ Derek  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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    Yes. I installed mine yesterday and it worked both wireless and wired with my Pixel 2XL.
    [ Jeffrey  Aug 20, 2018 ]
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    Yes wired works fine. Wireless Android Auto only works with Pixel devices or devices with Android P.
    [ THOMAS  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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    Is the Microphone accessory required, or is there a built in mic or another way to speak into the head unit?
    [ Chad  Aug 13, 2018 ]
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    You need to use mic provided, does not work with an existing mic if ur car has one I mounted the provided one on my dash
    [ nathan  Aug 13, 2018 ]
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    In the details it says "Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.". Does that mean if I'm connected with Android Auto the music app inside Android auto won't play music?
    [ Evan  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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    I think to add to the previous answer, when you are using Android Auto you can still take calls and stream music. What they're saying is that you can't use JVC's own phone calling and streaming when you are using Android Auto.
    [ Derek  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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    Short answer: No, the music app inside Android Auto will still work when you're connected. Long answer: This head unit has both wirelessAndroid Auto and standard Bluetooth hands-free. So what the details are trying to say is that when you're connected to Android Auto, the JVC Bluetooth hands-free and wireless music streaming won't work. Essentially, when you're using Android Auto it takes over the entire head unit, but you can still switch back to the JVC interface with a small button on the top right of the screen.
    [ Gregory  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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    Will the existing steering wheel controls work with the head unit?
    [ Mike  May 27, 2018 ]
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    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jun 01, 2018 ]  Staff
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    How many pixels wide/tall is the unit's screen?
    [ Andrew  May 14, 2018 ]
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    The JVC KW-M845BW features an LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) with 1,152,000 total pixels. For more details or to discuss further please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
    [ Larry  May 26, 2018 ]  Staff
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    This unit shows it has Android Auto wireless but in your search criteria when that selection is made it does not include this unit. Can you clarify?
    [ TTutt  Apr 29, 2018 ]
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    It will connect wirelessly (thru Bluetooth) with Android Auto, once you've paired your device with the unit during initial set up. I personally don't like to do it that way, I use the USB and plug it in. Connecting with AA Wirelessly mirrors the screen of the unit, and you lose all other function of your phone/device. But it will connect wirelessly.
    [ Edward  Apr 29, 2018 ]
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    I notice the same thing. looks like the website is programed bias to Kenwood. The KW-M845BW is capable of Android auto wireless. However have in mind there are few phone capable of doing wireless Android auto at this time. The phone needs to run Oreo operating system and not many do it for now.
    [ BILL  Apr 29, 2018 ]
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    The unit does indeed have Android Auto Wireless. I just installed it last weekend. I had also noticed that the search filter for "Android Auto" excludes this unit... I'm assuming it didn't get coded into their system correctly.
    [ Callaway  Apr 29, 2018 ]
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