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Android Auto arrives K enwood's new DDX9 Series DVD receivers are among the first aftermarket stereos to feature Android Auto compatibility. This platform lets you access numerous apps and smartphone functions through the receiver's display, using a one- cable connection. The stereo's interface becomes a road-friendly way to stay connected to your world without touching or even looking at your phone. Take your phone for a ride Android Auto optimizes smartphone functions and apps for the car, giving you complete control with fewer distractions. Using your voice or fingertip, you'll have quick access to maps, music, and select apps. With Android Auto you'll also be able to call or text your contacts using just your voice. And seamless transitioning allows you to unplug an Android phone and plug in an iPhone for Apple CarPlay - with no other steps needed. All-around performers These Kenwoods give you reliable navigation even when you don't have phone service, thanks to their external GPS antennas. Both also offer 6.95 " touchscreens and HDMI inputs for true Android screen mirroring. A built-in HD Radio tuner brings in AM/FM signals from participating stations, and you can enjoy SiriusXM satellite radio with a paid subscription and optional tuner. Add an iDatalink Maestro module to retain steering wheel controls in many vehicles (learn more on page 22). Th ese new Kenwood receivers are ready to hit the road BY DOMINIC DEVITO 40% DIY + SAVE Buy any receiver, get installation gear OFF 20 Find the receivers and other products that work with you car at

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