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Our take on the JVC KW-V830BT

An editor here at Crutchfield recently experienced Apple CarPlay® for the first time in a rental car, and now raves about how much he wants it in his own vehicle. JVC's KW-V830BT DVD receiver includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ for superior smartphone integration, including Bluetooth® wireless convenience, as well as Spotify® and Pandora® Internet radio control. Its big 6.8" touchscreen display also gives you access to all your entertainment, along with deep sound-shaping controls to refine your sound. Plus, you can play DVDs, CDs, USB drives, and any portable devices you have connected. JVC also backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.

Smartphone nirvana

An editor here at Crutchfield recently experienced Apple CarPlay® for the first time in a rental car, and now raves about how much he wants it in his own vehicle. JVC's KW-V830BT DVD receiver includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ for superior smartphone integration, including Bluetooth® wireless convenience, as well as Spotify® and Pandora® Internet radio control. Its big 6.8" touchscreen display also gives you access to all your entertainment, along with deep sound-shaping controls to refine your sound. Plus, you can play DVDs, CDs, USB drives, and any portable devices you have connected. JVC also backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.

Apple CarPlay®

Just like our editor here, once you drive with CarPlay, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it. CarPlay integrates your iPhone into the driving experience in a seamless interface, putting iPhone content at the driver's fingertips with minimal distraction. That means easy access to your music library, audiobooks, phone, messages, navigation, and many third-party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at

JVC KW-V830BT DVD receiver with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Using your Android smartphone and this receiver's Android Auto, you can use Google Maps to find your way.

Android Auto™

If you're an Android fan, you'll love how Android Auto integrates the Android platform into your driving experience in a non-distracting way. You'll have voice control access to Google Maps, weather, music, your phone, text messages, plus easy access to many of your favorite apps. Get more info at

All kinds of radio

If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone® or Android™, you'll really dig playing music from Pandora and Spotify on this receiver. If you're looking for radio stations that won't fade away when you drive out of town, add a SiriusXM tuner to this JVC to enjoy satellite radio's deep programming from coast to coast. The KW-V830BT also includes a sensitive AM/FM tuner to catch all your local stations too.

Go wireless with Bluetooth®

Bluetooth enables wireless streaming for music, podcasts, and audiobooks, along with the convenience of hands-free phone calls. This JVC lets you can quickly switch between two paired phones — handy for vehicles with more than one driver. You can install the included wired microphone close to you, so callers can hear you loud and clear. 

Sound and vision

Crave the best sound quality? You'll be stoked that the KW-V830BT supports high-res file playback, for compression-free CD-quality sound when you're cruising down the highway. And don't forget, you can also enjoy all your CDs, DVDs, or USB drives full of MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, or FLAC music files. You can also plug in your portable audio player into the rear aux input for additional sound options. The display will show video when you're parked, and you can also feed video to optional screens you can add for your backseat crew.

JVC includes digital time alignment, Sound Lift, and K2 technologyTone-worthy advantages

This receiver also offers an impressive array of sound-sculpting controls, including a 13-band graphic equalizer and digital time alignment. Since much of today's music uses compression which can sometimes muddle the sound, so JVC's K2 technology helps bring back the depth and detail for all your digital music sources. If your car speakers are located down low in the doors, this receiver also offers Sound Lift, which adjusts your music's frequencies to virtually "raise" your speakers for better, more natural imaging.

Nice touches

The KW-V830BT includes three pairs of hot 4-volt RCA preamp outputs provide an ultra-clean signal when it's time to add amplifiers to your system. JVC also includes a customizable layout and an electronic angle adjustment for the display, providing better visibility depending on the radio's dash location in your vehicle. This receiver's "El Kameleon" stealth design delivers a seamless black look to your dash, so it won't draw as much attention when you don't want it to.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

The KW-V830BT offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included). The module lets you keep factory features in your Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota, Fiat, or VW vehicle that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You'll also be able to check out expanded functionality on the JVC's screen, including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pressure and temperature monitors. It'll even integrate your stealth K40 radar detector into the stereo's display, so you can see and hear about incoming threats (coming soon). 

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio 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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.8" Clear Active touchscreen display
    • variable control icon layout
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • wireless remote
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming with dual phone connection
    Audio/Video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices
    • 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
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: dual rear USB inputs, rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Information:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • works with iDataLink Maestro module
      • retains select factory features in your Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota, Fiat, or VW vehicle
      • displays engine performance and other vehicle data on touchscreen
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.8" monitor (15A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Two 39" USB extension cables
    • GPS antenna (attached 11.5' cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
    • 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)
    • Self-adhesive pad
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty card

    Featured Video

    Works great. Easy installation with the instructions provided.

    Steve, Williamsburg, VA


    JVC KW-V830BT Reviews

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    (46 Reviews)

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    Crutchfield customer from Woodward, OK on 7/28/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The stereo installed easily with the supplied kit and it is nice to have CarPlay so distractions are limited while driving. The display is easy to see and user friendly with the touch screen. This purchase was worth every penny!



    Awesome with Android Auto

    Carlos from Port Hueneme, CA on 7/28/2018

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver. Installed on my 2006 Toyota Tacoma. Specifically wanted Sirius and Android Auto. Had issues getting that to work, had to call in to Crutchfield's awesome support and got it going. Once everything was where it needed to be, my Note 8 and JVC work seamlessly. Everything I needed and huge savings for installing it myself. I have not tried any DVD's yet but so far this baby has exceeded my expectations.

    Pros: Android auto, bluetooth, DVD/CD, SiriusXM,

    Cons: It was a hassle getting everything connected and installed properly.

    Love it!

    Michael B from Meadowview, VA on 7/27/2018

    2014 Ford F-150 STX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love the head unit. It looks great and sounds great with the Pioneer speakers I added. I am still learning all the features on it, and there is a lot. Had to call Crutchfield several times and they walked me through the setup issues with no problems. I added a backup camera and the Idata Meastro to link up with the Sync system in the Ford truck. The camera is great with it and the Meastro is doing its thing, but the Sync in my truck has been a headache from the get go. Front speakers don't work most of the time, but now with the new unit I can use my phone to call using the Bluetooth on the JVC instead of the Sync. I was hoping this would fix the speaker issue, but it must be in the connector between the cab and the door. Seems to be an issue with F150's. Thanks Crutchfield, y'all are great!

    Pros: Sounds great, looks great, lots of features, big screen

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Camden Wyoming, DE on 7/22/2018

    2003 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio arrived in excellent condition. Installation was easy as pie. I would definitely buy another radio.

    Pros: Install was very easy. Even on a 2003 Jeep Wrangler. It was necessary to cut out part of the dash. But everything went well.

    Cons: None that I can think of. Very happy.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 7/22/2018

    2015 Toyota Yaris
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Better sound quality from stock stereo



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    Crutchfield customer from AR on 7/14/2018

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this head unit in a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. This head unit is exactly what I was looking for. I was a little concerned about the screen brightness after I read some of the reviews. I'm happy to say there is not an issue with the brightness. It's a great head unit for the price.



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    Crutchfield customer from Avon, IN on 7/11/2018

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this radio before switching out the speakers, holy crap that made a huge difference. I almost considered not upgrading the speakers, but since I already spent the cash I put them in. The radio is fairly easy to use, although using it with Maestro, if you need to go back and change a setting after initial setup, you can't without re-initializing (resetting) the system. That's my only issue with it, but it sounds great and is easy to use.

    Pros: Great stereo for the money.

    Cons: No way (that I've found so far) to correct set up errors through the radio after initial setup is complete.

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    Steve from Williamsburg, VA on 7/2/2018

    1999 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great. Easy installation with the instructions provided.

    Pros: Great sound. Easy installation

    Cons: Screen is a little hard to see in direct sunlight, but don't know how that could be fixed.

    Highly Recommended

    Frank from Colts Neck, NJ on 6/30/2018

    2008 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install. Excellent receiver!

    Pros: Easy install on 2008 Corvette Good interface for steering wheel controls

    Cons: Chime a bit annoying


    Shay from Edwardsville, IL on 6/17/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to install. This receiver is perfect all around. Did care for the first item i purchased and crutchfield was great and the exchange went faster than expected.

    Pros: The system was very well thought out. The functions and layout is perfect. It produces the sound perfect. Autoplay for both systems is awesome!!

    Cons: Figuring out a way to connect the steering wheel buttons without having to tap into wire in the car

    Great sound!

    Jon from Okolona, MS on 6/3/2018

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

    It was a easy installation. It sounds great A lot better than my stock radio. I still have to learn about how to use it.

    Pros: Sounds great easy installation

    Cons: Remote is hard to figure out

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    Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 6/2/2018

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really loving this stereo so far. Purchased and installed myself just before a cross country road trip. Was great to have streaming music, hands free and gps. Would purchase again for my other vehicles.




    JAE from Pflugerville, TX on 5/21/2018

    2013 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    SO FAR SO GOOD, REPLACED THE P.O.S. 4x2 in I had in my 2014 f150xlt, WITH this STEREO, AND I absolutely love it, a lot of people SAY the interface is DIFFULT TO use, BUT I found it QUIET EASY to use, hooks UP to my phone via Bluetooth REALLY well, I have a Samsung s7 EDGE, sounds great, looks great... The wireless controls are user friendly, YOU can hear AND make calls EASILY , AND THE Mic is pretty cool to. PRETTY CLEAR TO..


    Cons: NONE SO FAR

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    Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 5/20/2018

    2003 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Two weeks since I installed it, Very good product, everything works. Easy to install also you can ask a technical support and they are very helpful.

    Pros: Works well.

    Cons: None

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    Cameron from Windsor, CO on 5/17/2018

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good internal amp, kicks the stock speakers up a notch. Easy to install. Too much reflective glare, windows will get tinted darker soon, so I can live with it. The scratch and dent price was the same as a new unit else where... But saved money getting the adapters through CF, plus the piece of mind of great support.

    Pros: Sounds good, easy functionability, clean look in dash

    Cons: Reflective glare from sun. Kind of a hassle to get the extra adapter to mirror phone to unit

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    Shawn from Texas on 5/15/2018

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this product after researching for a month. Crutchfield had a great deal I couldn't pass up. Installation was easy and easy set up. Love the look it brings to my truck and the maestro integrated everything great. I would definitely recommend this head unit if you can get it for a great price. JVC is owned by Kenwood so the decks have a lot of the same internals and are quality. Love this unit.

    Pros: Easy install, easy set up, big bright display, lots of eq options, Bluetooth connectivity is fantastic


    Factory look. Reasonable price.

    Ben from Florence, AL on 4/9/2018

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit for my wife's 2010 Malibu. She had been wanting me to install a back-up camera for some time and this unit had all the features that she wanted. I added a BandMotion back-up camera and a SXV300 SiriusXM tuner. The installation was a breeze thanks to the advanced ReadyHarness and dash kit from Crutchfield. The unit looks as though it came stock in the vehicle. I made one call to Tech Support for clarification on a wiring issue. I got through immediately to a technician that answered my question. The JVC has a great display; large easy to read graphics and BIG clock display. The controls are easy to figure out and use without a lot of reading of the manual. I used the factory speakers and everything sounds great! Getting everything from Crutchfield was the way to go. Everything was shipped in one box so when I got ready for the install, it was all there. Everything met or exceeded my expectations. Great product!

    Pros: Nice clean look. All the features you want and then some. Easy to navigate the controls on the screen. Apple Car Play is a great feature.

    Cons: A little awkward to switch over to the SiriusXM tuner, but not a big issue. Other than that, no complaints.

    Good for the price

    Eric from Casper, WY on 4/8/2018

    2013 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good unit for price. Bluetooth phone connection echos for person On other end.

    Pros: Good pic easy to use. Good Bluetooth connection for music

    Cons: Talking on phone with Bluetooth is very annoying for person on other end.

    Great stereo

    Jeff from Oak Ridge, TN on 4/6/2018

    2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought stereo for 09 Chevy Z71 LTZ. Wanted backup camera for truck and wanted to update stereo. Great choice it was better than expected.

    Pros: Love that it's apple play! Makes speakers sound great. Gives truck brand new look.

    Cons: Wish stereo face was flush with mounting faceplate.

    Good Unit

    John E from Fairfax, VA on 4/3/2018

    2006 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wanted to use Apple Car Play in my 2006 Mazda Miata and this unit is almost perfect. Connects via blue tooth and the Apple Car Play quickly. Interface is fairy easy to learn but a bit busy because the unit allows so many options and inputs. Sound quality is better than the OEM unit (no surprise here) using the factory speakers. I managed to buy the unit on a one day sale.

    Pros: What was said in the main review.

    Cons: Not sure this is competitively priced compared to other units at that price point. But for what I paid it is fine.

    Great Gift

    Amy from Telford, PA on 4/3/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was a gift for our daughter. The factory bluetooth and factory USB port did not work with her iphone. So we had this unit installed to make her hands free driving a better experience. She loves the apple car play and the bluetooth is a must. She also loves the CD player. Overall this unit has everything that we were looking for.

    Pros: Apple car play

    Cons: None

    Could not be more satisfied

    RCMAZ from Phoenix, AZ on 3/31/2018

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

    Very pleased. After spending quite a bit of time researching different units, I had settled on this one. In general, I discounted most of the criticisms as being nit-picky (e.g., yes, when the angle is just right the glare makes the display difficult to see -- isn't that true for everything?) or probable installation error. With all the capabilities, some may find the learning curve is rather steep but well worth the effort. All other things being equal, I probably would have made the purchase elsewhere, mainly out of habit. I kept returning to Crutchfield and found this on sale for less and had no hesitation in buying. In addition to the lower cost, the guidance and support from Crutchfield is something none of the other vendors provide and very reassuring. While I am fairly handy, I had some trepidation at the thought of dismantling part of the dash and running the wiring for the XM tuner, the GPS antenna, and a couple other items. The installation instructions (vehicle specific) provided by Crutchfield were detailed and the install went smoothly without the need to call tech support. In summary, I could not be more pleased with the JVC 830, the price, and the interactions with the Crutchfield operation. While price will always be a prime factor, Crutchfield will now be the first source I look to for future electronic purchases.



    Looks good. Not what I was expecting

    Tom from Staunton, VA on 3/29/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am not at all thrilled with this product. The Android Care is a bit of a bother to use. I don't find the interface to be very user friendly and I found it difficult to learn. The actually radio gets good reception and the sound is nice. Using my phone and that data all the time is a problem if I am driving, yet it restricts some functions even when I am not driving. My recommendation is to get the navigation system that is built INTO the new install, instead of needing to use my phone for the navigation, Spotify, or for the phone. I continue to struggle with BT disconnecting and other minor issues.

    Pros: Good sound. Looks good in the dash. Was a special offer from Crutchfield.

    Cons: Not user friendly. A challenge to learn. Not a stand alone navigation unit, though it is close to the price of one.

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    Crutchfield customer from Eau Claire, WI on 3/28/2018

    2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    When I received the stereo it wouldn't power on.



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    Crutchfield customer from Easton, PA on 3/28/2018

    2008 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this HU last Saturday and my son is very happy as the OEM stereo had no BT option. Now he can access his music thru Spotify vs. listening to that dreaded dinosaur known as FM radio. My wife and I are happy as he can now plug his iPhone in and connect to Apple CarPlay to access everything while his phone stays in the holder. Like one of the other reviewers I did not realize Apple CarPlay or Android Auto was not accessible via BT. However, this is easily remedied by connecting the phone to one of the provided USB extension cords but does require some thought on how you want to run the cords for access to the phone(s). It is easy to navigate through the menus and the sound is very good playing through the OEM Bose amp and speakers.

    Pros: Easy to navigate menus, safety factor of using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while driving, sound

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Yorktown, VA on 3/28/2018

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product was perfect! The sound is perfect for my truck.



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    Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 3/28/2018

    2010 Mitsubishi Galant
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is one of my best purchases so far. I love what this radio offers it easy to navigate and sounds great even with the factory speakers.



    Good for the price

    Marcus from Lake Stevens, WA on 3/28/2018

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

    Great value on sale. Sounds great and easy to install. Touch screen is a bit finicky. Volume buttons are a bit small.

    Pros: Easy install, numerous adjustments, great sound

    Cons: Screen can be a bit finicky

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    Crutchfield customer from Center, ND on 3/28/2018

    2001 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Does more than I expected for the price. Android auto is awesome! Added a backup camera and couldn't be happier.

    Pros: Price, android auto, sound

    Cons: Only con I have found is that you can not use the touch screen to control volume while on android auto. You have to use volume buttons.

    Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/ Alpine System Upgrade

    Christopher S. from Lehighton, PA on 3/19/2018

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

    This head unit is exactly what I was hoping for in an upgrade for my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Due to an impending cross-country move, I decided it best to have it professionally installed by a third party chain to ensure I have support if things go awry. As for the features, they're great! (I was slightly disappointed that AndroidAuto is not completely Bluetooth, but it is probably for the best.) Additionally, hands-free is still available outside AndroidAuto for music and placing calls. Since my wife uses Apple, we wanted to see how the unit responded to my phone being plugged into the main USB and her's to the auxiliary. I'm happy to say, it doesn't mess anything up and allows her phone to be connected as an iPod, which is perfect for the majority of our needs. I'm still adjusting to the unit, but have an issue with Google Maps/Waze switching to Night Time Mode. I discovered that when it fails to sync properly, you can turn on the display dimmer to force change it. Minor issue, but figured it is worth noting. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and that I have life warranty through both Crutchfield and the third party brand.

    Pros: Google Assistant (hands-free), Bluetooth Connectivity (calls & music when not connected to Android Auto), Apple Phone connects as iPod when Android Auto is connected

    Cons: Need to connect phone for AndroidAuto, Google Maps/Waze Night Time Mode doesn't auto-sync (can force by engaging unit's dimmer)

    Good solid head unit

    Goodkat from Wilmer, AL on 3/15/2018

    2006 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was an easy install and so far no disappointments, many bells and whistles to play with.

    Pros: Layout of the screen menus navigates easily and room to attach other hardware.

    Cons: Nope

    Amazing quality

    Paul from Weston, OH on 3/13/2018

    2016 Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Could not be happier with radio and customer service from crutchfield!

    Pros: Picture quality, sound,options.

    Cons: None so far

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    Crutchfield customer from Kingsport, TN on 3/2/2018

    2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Absolutely fabulous! Easy install, great functionality, perfect for daughter's car!



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    Crutchfield customer from Lawton, OK on 2/4/2018

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Works very well



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    KEVIN from Peoria, AZ on 1/31/2018

    2010 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install in a 2010 Chevy Silverado. Picture quality is amazing. Easy to update firmware to latest version. Big improvement in sound over OEM headunit using OEM speakers. Can only imagine sound will improve more once speakers are replaced. Love the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.



    Big Sound Quality Upgrade

    Dave from Rockville, MD on 1/11/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this JVC unit in my 2011 Chevy Traverse because the stock DVD, CD, and navigation functions were failing. I was not looking for, or expecting better sound. However, even with the stock speakers, the sound quality is stunning; jaw dropping. You would think Bruce is singing from the passenger seat and Max Weinberg has his kit set up on the dash. Even my surly 17 year-old said, "Wow, how does a head unit make that much of a difference?" I am still learning all the features, but I wish this unit would display the channel names on the presets (like the OEM). It also seems for now I can't have one list of presets that can include XM and FM channels on the same set. So, I have to switch the source to FM to get 16 presets there. Then if I want XM I have to switch over to XM to get a mere six presets. So I can't have the local NPR FM station on the same set of presets as XM Ozzie's Boneyard and ESPN. Bluetooth (no cable) broadcast of all the Spotify playlists on my phone is a great feature. I understand now why some head units don't need to play CDs. This unit can (a feature I need for work). Thought I would miss a volume knob but swirling your finger on the screen either clockwise or counter-clockwise works great.

    Pros: Big sound upgrade even with stock speakers. Dual zone functions to play DVDs in backseat for the kids. Retain most steering wheel controls with idatalink Maestro. Flexible ability to move screen icons as desired.

    Cons: Not all steering wheel controls retained with idatalink Maestro.

    The touchscreen worked well, but the interface with the camera was ter

    Crutchfield customer from Elkton, MD on 11/22/2017

    2017 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Back-up Camera is completely useless when it comes to trying to aim your vehicle into a parking spot the only thing it is good for is to see if there is anyone or anything behind you. That was a disappointment.

    Pros: Good sounds, Android Auto works well, intuitive interface.

    Cons: Crappy backup camera

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    Crutchfield customer from Glen Allen, VA on 11/14/2017

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect for my Fj cruiser. The 07 doesn't have the Bluetooth connection to use phone. This unit allows me to not only use phone but stream music, answer texts and use wayz or Google maps for navigation (using Android auto). For the novice like me I recommend using Crutchfield to build the wiring harness.. Rest of install was a breeze. Couldn't be happier!



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    Crutchfield customer from Round Rock, TX on 10/8/2017

    2013 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio with so many options it can become a bit overwhelming when setting up. Has every option I wanted and needed and then some.



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    Crutchfield customer from Dimondale, MI on 9/18/2017

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love it.. fits nicely in my 2008 jeep jku.



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    Crutchfield customer from Grants Pass, OR on 9/8/2017

    2011 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    easy to use.. lots of options. love the text by voice.. my women loves it.. like the use of crossovers I side unit.. good balance for her system.



    Crystal Clear Picture

    Randail from North Lauderdale, FL on 8/29/2017

    The unit is AWESOME, has a great screen and reaction time. Android Auto is my new best-friend when it comes to traveling!!! Playing with the unit U can now press the button to the far right and you're now one-click away from the Home screen. I plugged in my 4TB drive and the movie played right away with GREAT picture quality for a car radio, almost looks like I'm watching a mini version of my 4K TV LOL

    Pros: The ability to have a full screen and no more volume knobs. It's ALL SCREEN and I LOVE IT. To be able to touch & drag the icons as if it was a smartphone is also pretty cool when it comes to personalizing the Home screen shortcuts

    Cons: Endless amounts of features, still learning as I type!! NO CONS as of now

    Great upgrade

    Rory from Bloomington, IL on 8/27/2017

    2010 Mazda CX-7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this thing

    Pros: I love all the options. I had it professionally installed. I love it. I could not justify paying for the Alpine wireless apple CarPlay. I love this stereo

    Cons: I need to learn more about all the options

    JVC KW-V830BT

    Crutchfield customer from Abilene, TX on 7/10/2017

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

    Great upgrade from my oem unit. I didn't realize Apple CarPlay only worked through a USB connection but I know that's an Apple thing and I still like the unit. I like the volume control on the screen and the functionality of the menus.



    Great CarPlay Value

    William from Meridian, MS on 5/19/2017

    2005 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a CarPlay head unit to replace my old nav receiver. I originally got the 820 but had to return it as it would constantly re-boot. The newer 830 replaces the 820 and includes updated software and a better UI. I listen to a lot of podcasts, SiriusXM (Howard Stern and other talk channels) and jazz, so, having an external amplifier and high-powered speakers wasn't a criteria for my compact '05 Toyota Matrix XRS. Even so, I wanted a receiver with more power than the traditional 12W per channel output. The Kenwood/JVC receivers typically are more powerful, and at 22W/50W per channel, the 830 is among the most powerful CarPlay receivers, currently available in this price range, so it was the obvious choice. I had previously installed Polk speakers and a single 8" Kicker sub and the 830's integrated power amplifier is plenty to fill my car with good, full-range audio. After configuring the crossover and sub levels, I haven't been able to run the unit past 50%. If you listen to R&B, rock or other types of music that require more level, an external amplifier and more powerful speakers are a must, but for me, the 830 has plenty of power. CarPlay is great and I love not having to fumble for my phone while driving. I am a firm believer in distraction-free driving and CarPlay has been a great addition to iOS. Having to use a cable is a minor hassle, but until there is widespread wireless integration with CarPlay, there is no other option.

    Pros: CarPlay integration is great. Updated software w/faster performance. Good UI and easy to use. Good audio configuration options and a flexible crossover. More powerful amplifier than most receivers. Supports phone use via Bluetooth for those times I'm lazy and don't plug in my phone for CarPlay phone use. Physical master audio level (volume) control. Physical function/Siri button control.

    Cons: Physical audio master (volume) is great, but it's an up/down button configuration. Would prefer a rotary control, but I'm nitpicking. Touchscreen could be more responsive. Too many steps to get to the Home screen. The Siri button is on the right (far) side of the unit.

    Great Receiver

    Justin from Jupiter, FL on 5/2/2017

    2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Receiver, I installed it in a 2015 F250 XLT. As always, Crutchfield Tech Support is helpful! I used a iDatalink to maintain steering wheel controls. I also added a backup camera. Great unit, easy to use. The only issue I have is seeing the backup camera with my sunglasses on. Might be due to polarization on sunglasses and/or the fact that the unit is flush on the dash (i.e. not inset 1/2 like most factory installed systems). I really like the CD player because I still use CD in addition to my phone, Pandora, etc. Apple Play works great. iDatalink gives tons of vehicle info that connects direct to the OBS.

    Pros: CD player, Apple Play, Vehicle Info with iDatalink

    Cons: Screen glare with sunglasses


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear)
    USB Input Rear (2)
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Yes
    Siri Control Yes
    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 X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
    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
    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
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback FLAC,WAV,DSD

    Product Research

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

    Touchscreen + Remote Control

    6.8" Clear Resistive Touchscreen: The JVC KW-V830BT 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.

    • 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-V830BT 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.
    • El Kameleon Design: The KW-V830BT features JVC's El Kameleon "stealth" design which totally blacks out the 6.8" touchscreen monitor when the head unit is powered off or your vehicle is turned off; there is no backlit illumination at all when the receiver or vehicle is off. There is still a JVC and SiriusXM logo, plus the KW-V830BT's model number, as well as volume up/down and function buttons on the front-panel.
    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.

    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 & Backgrounds: 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 this screen. You can also choose between six preset background images or download your own still image (800 x 480) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
    • Variable Color Illumination: The touchscreen panel's color illumination can be changed to one of eight preset colors - blue, red, green, yellow, orange, purple, pink, or aqua. 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.
    • Clock Display: The DVD 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: 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 Sync (dims or brightens when the headlight switch is turned on or off).

    Remote Control: The JVC KW-V830BT offers compatibility with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately) and comes with an wireless remote control for added convenience.

    • IR Remote: The JVC KW-V830BT includes an IR remote control (RM-RK258) for wireless operation of the DVD receiver, including Bluetooth hands-free communication.
    • Steering Wheel Controls: 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).

    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.

    iPhone (CarPlay) & Android Auto Integration

    Android Auto: The JVC DVD receiver supports the Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer). Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the JVC receiver's "black" USB port (not "grey") via the included USB extension cable and the 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 simple on-screen "card-style" pop-ups that appear just when they're needed. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include:

    • Google Assistant: The JVC 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, or listen to music.
    • 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 JVC receiver while keeping your eyes on the 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 JVC 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, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Slacker Radio, & Tune-In. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo.


    • Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector (including the Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable.
    • 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 do 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.

    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). CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with the JVC receiver's touchscreen controls. Use CarPlay to get directions, make phone calls, listen to voice mail, send/ receive messages and select music in a way that keeps you focused on the road ahead.

    • 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.
    • Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the JVC 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 JVC 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. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include (fees may apply):


    • 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 Kenwood'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, you can also connect your Lightning-connector Apple iPod/iPhone to the KW-V830BT 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. You can use either USB port on the radio. 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, a artist list of the currently playing genre, or a album list of currently playing composer.
    • Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The DMX704S 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.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-V830BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/22/2018):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone CarPlay Pandora Spotify Album Art Song/Artist Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    8/8+ 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 11.2.25 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y 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.

    iPod/iPhone (CarPlay) & Android Auto Connection Notes: Connection notes regarding Apple iPod/iPhone connectivity -

    • An Apple CarPlay device and Android Auto device cannot be connected at the same time, because they use the same "black" USB port (not "grey").
    • Only one Apple iPod or iPhone can be connected at a time. If you try and connect two Apple devices at the same time, you get the following on-screen message "Only the first connected iPod can be used". You'll need to disconnect both devices and reconnect the one you want to listen to.
    • Only one Android device with Android Auto can be connected at a time. Must be connected to the "black" USB port (not "grey" USB port).
    • You can connect an Android smartphone with Android Auto to the "black" USB port and a USB thumbdrive to the "grey" USB port at the same time.
    • You can connect an Apple iPod/iPhone to the "black" USB port and a USB thumbdrive to the "grey" USB port at the same time.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The JVC KW-V820BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The unit supports a variety of music and video files recorded onto disc (see chart below).

    • Disc Auto Reload: If an ejected disc is not removed within 20 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust; playback starts automatically.
    • Parental Control (DVD only): Parental Control allows you to restrict DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.

    Dual USB Ports: The JVC KW-V830BT features two USB ports (one is "black" and the other is "grey") that are attached to the rear-chassis via 7" cords and comes with 39" USB extension cables. These USB ports can be used for connection and control of portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) devices, such as USB thumbdrives or portable digital music players. 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, a artist list of the currently playing genre, or a 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.


    • Two USB mass storage class devices or USB thumbdrives cannot be connected at the same time.
    • The USB ports do not support MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), AOA (Android Open Accessory), USB hubs, or card-readers.

    File Compatibility: The JVC KW-V830BT supports the following types of audio and video files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc USB (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long File Name FAT 16/32, exFAT, 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
    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
    max resolution of 720 x 480 or 720 x 576; max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    max resolution of 1920 x 1080 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    max resolution of 1280 x 720 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    max resolution of 1920 x 1080 (30fps); max bit-rate of 8Mbps
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 5,000 folders/999 files per folder 9,999 folders/999 files per folder
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-, AAC-, and FLAC-tags

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KW-V830BT 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-V830BT. 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-V830BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running JVC Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the JVC head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    • Multi-Device Pairing: You can pair up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit, with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones, or one Bluetooth phone and one Bluetooth audio device connected at the same time; making it easier to switch between devices. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.
    • 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.

    Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: 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-V830BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The touchscreen controls of the KW-V830BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), 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-V830BT, 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-V830BT. 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, 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.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KW-V830BT 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-V830BT for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KW-V830BT offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the KW-V830BT 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-V830BT 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.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the JVC KW-V830BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel touchscreen control and external microphone. Simply press the "phone command" button on the KW-V830BT 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 head unit and its microphone. You can even 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 Bluetooth; the head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the KW-V830BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    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-V830BT 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 10.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the KW-V830BT using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The JVC KW-V830BT 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-V830BT has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ 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-V830BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. 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 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.

    Audio & DSP Section

    24/32-Bit DAC: The JVC KW-V830BT 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-V830BT 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-V830BT 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-V830BT 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-V830BT 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-V830BT 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 Preset: You can choose between the following EQ presets - Flat, Hard Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, & User. 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 frequencies ranges that becomes 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-V830BT 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-V830BT 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 DVD receiver offers several volume level adjustments to tailor the audio output of your sources. The KW-V830BT 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 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.

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

    AV + OEM Connectivity

    AV Input: The JVC KW-V830BT DVD 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, Disc, USB, iPod, or Off. Volume of the second zone can be controlled by the DVD receiver or your rear entertainment system.


    • If you select USB, iPod, Spotify, Pandora, Bluetooth, CarPlay, or Android Auto as the main source, you cannot select USB or iPod as the AV output source.
    • CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, Pandora, & Spotify cannot be selected as an AV output source.

    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 0.75 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.

    GPS Antenna: The JVC head unit comes with a GPS antenna to enhance the performance of CarPlay and Android Auto navigation maps.

    OEM Integration: This JVC DVD receiver is compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket JVC receiver 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, select Toyota/Scion and Honda/Acura vehicles, plus select Volkswagens with factory digital amplifier.

    • Retained Features: The iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, Toyota/Scion, 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.

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    Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

    This receiver ROCKS!

    Written by Jill, Advisor, on 6/18/2018 5:09:00 PM
    This JVC receiver is amazing! I knew any aftermarket radio would sound better than my stock radio but had no idea it could sound SO much better! The Android Auto is an awesome feature and passengers with an iPhone can connect to Apple Car Play as well. I was a little nervous about the install as I'd never installed a new radio before. Nut installing the JVC was really straightforward and not at all complicated.
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    Why did you buy this?

    great radio and android auto is on it. [ thomas  Jul 07, 2018 ]
    Seemed to have the options I wanted in a head unit and got good ratings. [ Mike  Jun 18, 2018 ]
    Apple car play for my wife, android auto for me. [ Paul  May 29, 2018 ]
    Has all the things that i am looking for in an after market radio. [ Mark  May 26, 2018 ]
    Seemed like the best deal for the money. [ michael shane  May 05, 2018 ]
    Was originally looking for a Navigation head unit, but decided that 99.999% of the time whoever is driving the vehicle will probably have their smartphone with them and since it supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto it would be fine without Nav. [ J  Apr 29, 2018 ]
    Apple car play [ Zach  Mar 15, 2018 ]
    Good reviews and at a good price [ kyle  Mar 15, 2018 ]
    Want to replaced stock stereo with a head unit with bt and Apple play [ Lazary  Mar 15, 2018 ]
    Should do what I want and seems well reviewed. Also a good price. [ John  Mar 15, 2018 ]
    Car receiver unit I had been considering and it was on sale [ John  Mar 14, 2018 ]
    Super price for the features and I get to upgrade to the newest technology in my 2005 Toyota. [ VINCENT  Mar 14, 2018 ]
    Reviews are very good and with a half off sale I couldn't resist. [ Charlie  Mar 14, 2018 ]

    24 questions already asked

    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  Jul 12, 2018 ]  Staff
    This receiver is a double din size which means it needs a 7" x 3-15/16" opening to fit (typically rounded to 7" x 4") and it needs 6.755" for mounting depth going into the hole. HTH! My Bio: [ Paul  Jun 04, 2018 ]  Staff
    I have an iPhone 7 Plus and have no issues with connection to the jvc radio. I stream Spotify through the jvc all the time. [ Christopher  Mar 26, 2018 ]
    It should work just fine with the 7 Plus. The specs show it is compatible with the 5c all the way up to the iPhone 10. If you already have the unit and are not able to get the CarPlay feature to work (which requires phone to be connected via cable) try changing the iPhone cable itself. When i first installed my stereo I found that one of my older charging cables wouldn't work with CarPlay. Simply switched to a different cable and It's worked great ever since. [ Travis  Mar 26, 2018 ]
    I just confirmed that it'll play Amazon Music via Bluetooth audio on this JVC KW-V830BT head unit. The sound is pretty good too. CarPlay only works via the USB port with a lightning cable. You can use either method. [ Henry  Mar 29, 2018 ]
    Amazon music works with Bluetooth or the usb cable for an iPhone for sure. I tested it this morning. Basically you can use Bluetooth to stream any audio from your iPhone. [ Bart  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    You can stream Amazon Music through Bluetooth or Android auto with the cable. [ MARCUS  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    you can connect your phone through bluetooth [ Michael David  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    Bluetooth works great! [ Crystal  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    Blue tooth works perfect on this unit and is real easy to pair, the sound is really good, I'm enjoying this unit, no problems so far [ Lazary  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    You can play anything you want through Bluetooth. Or you can hook up to usb and use android auto to play it [ Justin  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    You can blue tooth all audio. The USB is for using Android Auto. [ Gregory  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    This unit has bluetooth. You have to pair your phone to the head unit and then press Bluetooth audio on the head unit [ John  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    About a year ago I switched from Amazon music to spotify. You may want to because thus unit works seemlessly with my phone via bluetooth. Spotify capability is built into the unit. But the answer for you is yes. When i want to listen to my podcast app i press the button on the unit for bluetooth connectivity. Then i say okay google, play [podcast]. Anything playing on my phone plays through the unit - without a cable. So you could play a playlist from your phone. I am not sure if you can download an amazon music app into the unit software to make your selections from the unit. [ David  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    I am able to play my Amazon Music songs over Bluetooth using Galaxy S7 [ kevin  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    Go into Settings and simply turn off the Demo. It should be the last selection you scroll to on first selection of Settings. [ Robert Brian  Mar 14, 2018 ]
    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  Mar 06, 2018 ]  Staff
    The Metra ISO Screw Pack is recommended for this stereo: If you purchased the JVC from Crutchfield, you can contact out Customer Support department about any missing pieces: 800-955-9091 [ Ryan  Mar 09, 2018 ]  Staff
    Yes,but the head unit also generates parking grid lines so you may need to turn those off under Settings [ Robert Brian  Mar 14, 2018 ]
    Can't answer this question, I do not have the backup camera on my truck. [ Merrill  Feb 26, 2018 ]
    Sorry. I have not tried the USB yet. It displays artwork on spotify via bluetooth connection on phone. Has not displayed artwork with CDs. Does not display artwork with XM but that may have tondo with the GM xm tuner in my Chevy. [ David  Feb 17, 2018 ]
    Sorry, I can not tell you since I haven't played any songs through the usb, I use the radio for the Bluetooth ability. Clayton [ Clayton  Feb 16, 2018 ]
    You will need an adapter [ Robert Brian  Mar 14, 2018 ]
    The phones should work properly provided you have a USB-C to USB-A cable for connection to the stereo: [ Ryan  Feb 21, 2018 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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, or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Jan 19, 2018 ]  Staff
    You have to put the android auto app on your phone. Then android auto will use the GPS app on your phone. You can use Google maps or Waze. [ John  Jan 07, 2018 ]
    Yes [ Anson2376  Jan 07, 2018 ]
    Android Auto supports Google Maps. This JVC unit has a separate GPS, but I believe that it's only augmentative: it helps assist Google Maps. The unit, JVC, does not have a standalone GPS function (i.e. maps). [ Mark  Jan 07, 2018 ]
    I don't know in my car I can only use carplay [ James  Jan 04, 2018 ]
    yes you can listen to music while u drive, im currently using a thumbdrive for music [ robert  Jan 03, 2018 ]
    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, or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Nov 28, 2017 ]  Staff
    To function it needs to be connected via USB [ Robert Brian  Mar 14, 2018 ]
    Android auto will work on your phone without being linked to the head unit. But to use it on the head unit it need to be directly hooked via wire. I use a short charging cable with the USB end plugged into the head unit. It also charges the phone at the same time. [ PATRICK  Oct 27, 2017 ]
    Yes it will sync to two phones automatically. The challenge come with the use of factory phone connection. I installed in my 2013 Jeep Wrangler, with a kit to retain the factory steering wheel settings. Works great, just have to know how to set it up with the carplay so you can use the factory stuff if that is what you intend to do. [ CCUSICK  Oct 13, 2017 ]
    yes [ James  Oct 11, 2017 ]
    Truthfully Tom, I don't know as I use the USB cable when I connect the phone to the head unit. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. [ PETE  Oct 10, 2017 ]
    In my experience the BT pairing with iOS is very stable. However, I use CarPlay most of the time so my experience with BT is limited. [ WILLIAM  Oct 10, 2017 ]
    I have an Android and the wife has the iPhone but I'm 99.9% sure it syncs automatically as long as you have Bluetooth enabled on the phone. We also have an iPad and it syncs automatically every time we turn it on as well. We're using the iPad for music as we travel. In fact I know the phone syncs automatically - we'll be listening to music from the iPad and her phone will ring and the radio turns down the music so we can answer the phone hands free. [ Jim  Oct 10, 2017 ]
    I honestly don't really know about using an iPhone I use android and yes I have to BT sync every time so I'm guessing it probably would be the same. Hope that helps [ robert  Oct 10, 2017 ]
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Aug 07, 2017 ]  Staff
    Yes: "The touchscreen panel's color illumination can be changed to one of eight preset colors - blue, red, green, yellow, orange, purple, pink, or aqua. 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 will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio: [ Ryan  Jul 27, 2017 ]  Staff
    Well, that depends. There is distortion (clipping) on the line level outputs, which I assume you would want to use to drive external amplifiers. And there is clipping from the internal amplifiers. The amplifier clipping point is also going to be impacted by the load. I can't give an accurate answer without a proper bench test, but to my ears, the unit is pretty clean up to about 75% of full output (master level). But again, this should not be considered a precise answer. [ WILLIAM  Jul 25, 2017 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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, or try our online support center: [ Kenny  May 19, 2017 ]  Staff
    it will work with I phone 6 or Android with more then 5 gbs [ James  Jan 04, 2018 ]
    should have build in gps [ James  Oct 11, 2017 ]
    The supplied GPS antenna enhances the performance of the CarPlay and Android Auto navigation maps. I hope that helps. My Bio: [ Ryan  May 20, 2017 ]  Staff
    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). You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features& Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio; [ Ryan  Apr 07, 2017 ]  Staff