If you have an old car that doesn’t come with a new infotainment system but you still want to have access to CarPlay there is a solution. Many in-car entertainment companies have created receivers that come with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto installed and now JVC’s CarPlay receiver has started shipping. The promised KW-V820BT is JVC’s first aftermarket receiver that has support for Apple CarPlay.
JVC originally announced this receiver back at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It has a 6.8 inch resistive touchscreen display with connection options include three sets of RCA outputs, ports for rear system entertainment systems, twin 1.5-amp USB ports, as well as support for Bluetooth.
The audio is handled by a 4×50-watt MOSFET amplifier with enhancements being provided by a 13 band equalizer and bass restoration. SiriusXM radio support is present in this receiver though you will require a separate tuner to access the service.
The receiver also has integrated Pandora and Spotify applications so even if you don’t use Apple CarPlay you can still access two of the most widely used music streaming services.
Those who are interested in picking one up can now purchase it from JVC’s partner retailers. JVC has priced the KW-V820BT at $599.95.