JENSEN® Specialty Controller is the ultimate wireless remote control for your JENSEN stereo system. Store away your old remotes and enjoy the convenience of all the primary functions of your JENSEN stereo right from your phone or tablet by transforming your mobile device into a functional stereo remote control!
The jControl app works with the following JENSEN models:
This app controls all of the primary functions of your stereo features including:
Volume and mute
AM/FM radio tuner: access station, recall, store presets, switch songs
NOAA weather band and alert
Bluetooth® streaming audio
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
File structure visibility, track selection, track audible scan up and down via USB
iPod/iPhone/iPad® control capabilities via USB
Auxiliary audio input control - auxiliary analog 1 & 2, auxiliary digital coaxial, auxiliary digital optical
Speaker selection A, B and/or C
Audio menu controls - bass, treble, balance, fader, equalizer, volume and speaker selection settings
Clock with sleep time and alarm
Visual display feedback so you can see artist title and album on your mobile screen
JENSEN Specialty Controller transforms your mobile device into a functional stereo remote control making it a perfect pocket-size, portable controller to fit your RV lifestyle.
*App capabilities vary with the stereo’s feature set.
Added multi-source controls for when in use with JWM90A.
Various bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Ok, but needs work
Yes, I can control the stereo with the app, but it has a few shortcomings. One of the biggest issues is the inability to control the volume unless streaming audio from the phone. When streaming from the phone the phones volume buttons will change the stereo volume. When just using to control the stereo, the volume buttons in the app have no effect on the stereo volume.
The other issue is I wish it wouldn't try to stream all of the phone audio to the stereo unless you are specifically Bluetooth streaming audio from the phone to the stereo.
Worst radio and app ever
UPDATE: with NO HELP from anyone at Jensen I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!
1. Hold settings button on your radio until Bluetooth shows on the screen.
2. Turn Bluetooth off. And press any button to move away from that screen.
3. Then hold settings button on your radio again until Bluetooth shows again and turn it back on.
4. Then press and hold the Bluetooth pair button on the unit to make it discoverable for 120 seconds.
5. Go to your phones Bluetooth and you should see your radio within a few seconds.
That’s the only thing that works every time for us now. We have the JWM70A (but not for long! We’re ripping this junk out!)
Never stays connected. Always alway always takes 30-40 mins turning radio off and on, forgetting and deleting my device with Bluetooth and trying to reconnect. I am about to rip this garbage out of my ridiculously expensive toyhauler and buy a real stereo! How did they manage to even con their way in to getting this stereo in our rig! Not to mention where it’s place I can’t even SEE the display so I HAVE to use this app to use the radio! I’m 5’6 and the screen can only be seen if you are at exact eye level with the radio an inch up or down and it’s blank. It’s like the old “big screen projector TV’s”. Jensen is taking you back to the 90’s with this junk!
Needs lots of work.
Horrible bluetooth connectivity. Yeah it works, but obnoxiously. There is no reason for all the connection messaging interruptions while you attempt to use other programs listening to the radio. Most of us have numerous device apps that make this look clunky. The interface makes no sense from a use ability standpoint. It’s like someone had a list of features and stuck buttons on a screen layout in the list order with no thought to how and what combinations are frequently used. For that matter their own remote for the RV radios is lame. They really need to get a good human interface designer instead of a programmer to plan these items.
Update: What a piece of crap. Constantly fighting with connectivity. App should be taken off store till it works effectively.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.