KENWOOD Remote is an application that connects and controls compatible KENWOOD car receivers via Bluetooth® like a wireless remote control.
This application can also display KENWOOD car receiver’s source information on the smartphone’s screen,
and enables the user to make an audio setting using application's easy to use graphic user interface.
Application can also work as a free standalone music player application, when the unit is not connected to the headunit.
INNOVATIVE GESTURE CONTROL
You can command basic controls such as pause, skip or repeat simply by finger gesture operations on the screen of the smartphone.
Also, you can make a search for a specific song, album or an artist from your playlist.
RECEIVER SETTING USING SMARTPHONE GUI
Audio settings, such as Time Alignment and EQ setting can be easily be set using the KENWOOD Remote application's easy to use graphic user interface.
Note: Depends on the model.
・Remote Control Function (by Gesture Control or by Remote Control Screen)
・Standalone Music Player
・Receiver Setting（Depends on the model）
・Display Receiver Information
Do not operate any functions that takes your attention away from safe driving.
System requirements: iOS8.0 and above
- Added support for new models.
Ratings and Reviews
Decent, needs improvement
I have a BT768hd and using an iPhone 6. The Kenwood app will work as long as you connect the app first before the iPhone connects with Pandora; otherwise, the app will not connect until i completely shut down pandora app on iPhone and then start the Kenwood app. Then, i would have to choose BT Audio in Kenwood app to be able to play/control Pandora through iPhone.
A second problem is that EQ calibration is not directly changed in head unit until you click save, then one has to enter the calibration again in order to keep changing the rest of the 13 bands. This has to be more user friendly.
I really hope Kenwood is working on this connectivity interface to make the experience smoother and respond to changes as the settings are being changed.
On the good side, the app gives access to all the settings in the unit such as audio settings, display color, and the rest of the functions.
Almost works for me!
I managed to pair my iPhone 6s+ without too much problem, and the app works to control a variety of sources, except the one I wanted it to! Turns out, the one thing you can't do is control the music coming through USB on a thumb drive! I have a 256GB thumb drive loaded with flac files and on this radio they sound great. But, the interface is so clumsy to brows through folders and tracks it's not really plausible to browse your music collection while driving, you have to slowly go through little by little. The ability to scroll through thumb drive folders on my iPhone screen would make this app really awesome, but for me it's basically useless since I'm not interested in streaming content while I'm on the road.
Plus, as others have mentioned, the display is tough to see during the day, especially if your dashboard tilts back some, and you wear polarized sunglasses. I will admit, for the amazing price I paid for this radio, it plays everything I want it to, controls my amps and speakers in terms of pre outs and crossover settings, etc., and it does sound really nice, so it's a keeper. Even though it does so much, I have to deduct a little for the display, but a big deduct for the ill conceived app.
IPad mini dash as head unit and on iPhone 7plus
I've tried Sony app remote,pioneer arc and now kenwood they all have problems. The best would probably be pioneer arc but it won't work on iPad mini or iPad unless jail broken.
On this kenwood KDCx701
No album art once the device is connected to CD receiver. But album art works when not connected don't understand that but whatever. That's very important to me.
Needs landscape support for all menus
More reliable gestures *more times then not gesture controls don't respond to touch. So all these companies are doing a not so great job with these type of products but from top to button Sony would be first choice cause it works and album art works as well UI needs and major overhaul.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.