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Video: Add Garmin Navigation to Kenwood DVD Receivers

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Watch this video to find out how to add Garmin navigation to many new Kenwood DVD receivers. Hint: purchase a Garmin app for your iPhone® and the Kenwood receiver becomes the navigation display.

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  • leo bone from Dalyellup

    Posted on 12/21/2016

    Hi i have just installed the kenwood DDX1460BT headunit. Is there anyway a can use it for navigation. In Australia Thanks

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 12/21/2016

    Leo, I can't speak to that model specifically since I can't find any info on that model number. However, if it's not already a navigation receiver, there's no way to add navigation. You'll need a separate nav device, and be sure that it is loaded with Australian maps.

  • Zach Tharp from Mill Creek

    Posted on 6/18/2017

    Would I be able to add this feature to Kenwood ddx374bt?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/19/2017

    Zach, no, that feature has been phased out of select Kenwood receivers. However, choosing a receiver with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay would give you access to certain navigation apps on your compatible smartphone.

  • Fred Trice from Acworth

    Posted on 9/7/2017

    I have the ATT Nav app. on my Samsung phone. Can I interface it to the DDX394 Kenwood system in my vehicle?

  • Dominic DeVito from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/7/2017

    Hi Fred: Sorry but there doesn't seem to be any way to view or control the AT&T Navigator App on the Kenwood DDX394 receiver. There are some Kenwood receivers which will allow app access through the Kenwood Smartphone Control app (for Android phones only), but they all have an HDMI input, which the DDX394 lacks.

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/11/2017

    Fred, that stereo isn't equipped for that kind of functionality. If you want app-based nav functionality, you might want to look at stereos with Android Auto. You'll gain access to Google Maps and other apps, but not necessarily the ATT Nav app. You'll also want confirm compatibility with your phone. Give us a call and we can help you with that.

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