KENWOOD Smartphone Control

KENWOOD Smartphone Control


KENWOOD Smartphone Control is an application to operate & control the Android device from the touchscreen control panel of the KENWOOD Multimedia / Navigation Receiver.
The Android device must support the Bluetooth HID Profile, HDMI or MHL output.
  * In order to connect the Android device to the KENWOOD Multimedia / Navigation Receiver, a HDMI-MHL conversion cable (KCA-MH100: sold separately) is required.
  *5-pin to 11-pin micro USB adapter or HDMI adapter is required when using Samsung products.


Functions:
- Apps Launcher
  If the receiver is supported apps launcher function, it can be launch the apps that has been allowed to operate while driving from the launcher home screen.
  Apps that has been allowed to operate while driving.
     KENWOOD Music Control
     TuneIn Radio
     Waze
  * In other than the above apps, it is possible only display the screen while driving.
- Tap and Drag Operation
  Tap or drag operation on the Android device can be operated from the touchscreen panel of the receiver.
  * Does not support multi-touch operation.
- HOME/BACK/TASK Buttons
  HOME / BACK / TASK buttons will be displayed on the screen to operate the Android device even if those buttons are not displayed.In addition, it is possible to minimize these buttons when they are not required and the button location can be moved by dragging.
  * Those buttons are displayed only while the Android device is connected to the receiver via the Bluetooth connection.
  * When using some applications (i.e. video application software etc.), there is a possibility that those buttons are not displayed.
  * If the receiver is supported apps launcher function, it is displayed Launcher HOME / BACK buttons while driving, and Launcher HOME / HOME / BACK / TASK buttons while parked.
  * To use the "OK Google" feature, set to turn off the service of this apps in the accessibility settings of the Android device. In this case, HOME / BACK / TASK buttons will not be able to use but will be displayed.
- Screen fixed to Landscape mode display / Screen sleep function disabled
  While the Android device is connected to the receiver, the screen is fixed to landscape display mode and screen sleep function is disabled automatically.
  * The previous settings will be automatically set after the Bluetooth connection with the receiver is disconnected.
  * The application is displayed in portrait mode display if it does not support landscape mode display. In this case, the operating range will also change to fit within the display range automatically.
  * Since the screen sleep function is disabled during the Bluetooth connection to the receiver, there are cases where the battery consumption is increased.
- Power Saving Setting (Allow Connection)
  If this setting is turned OFF, the battery consumption of Android device will be decreased while the Bluetooth connection with the receiver is disconnected.
  * To connect to the receiver, this setting should be turned ON again. (It does not turn ON automatically.)


To make sure the supported Android devices, the supported KENWOOD Multimedia / Navigation Receivers and FAQ visit the website hereunder:
   http://www.kenwood.com/products/car_audio/app/kenwood_smartphone_control/eng/compatible.html
  To get the latest firmware and information visit the website hereunder (Recommend):
   http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/firmware/index.html


Supported Languages:
  Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Chinese (Simplified)


Caution:
  Please repeat the screen calibration again if you have changed the output screen size of Android device.
  Do not touch the screen of the Android device during the screen calibration. This could cause the calibration process to fail.
  No warranty is given as to normal operation of all devices.

Recent changes:
Add Launcher function.
Corresponding to OK Google.
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About KENWOOD Smartphone Control
KENWOOD Smartphone Control is an application to operate & control the Android device from the touchscreen control panel of the KENWOOD Multimedia / Navigation Receiver.
The Android device must support the Bluetooth HID Profile, HDMI or MHL output.
  * In order to connect the Android device to the KENWOOD Multimedia / Navigation Receiver, a HDMI-MHL conversion cable (KCA-MH100: sold separately) is required.
  *5-pin to 11-pin micro USB adapter or HDMI adapter is required when using Samsung products.


Functions:
- Apps Launcher
  If the receiver is supported apps launcher function, it can be launch the apps that has been allowed to operate while driving from the launcher home screen.
  Apps that has been allowed to operate while driving.
     KENWOOD Music Control
     TuneIn Radio
     Waze
  * In other than the above apps, it is possible only display the screen while driving.
- Tap and Drag Operation
  Tap or drag operation on the Android device can be operated from the touchscreen panel of the receiver.
  * Does not support multi-touch operation.
- HOME/BACK/TASK Buttons
  HOME / BACK / TASK buttons will be displayed on the screen to operate the Android device even if those buttons are not displayed.In addition, it is possible to minimize these buttons when they are not required and the button location can be moved by dragging.
  * Those buttons are displayed only while the Android device is connected to the receiver via the Bluetooth connection.
  * When using some applications (i.e. video application software etc.), there is a possibility that those buttons are not displayed.
  * If the receiver is supported apps launcher function, it is displayed Launcher HOME / BACK buttons while driving, and Launcher HOME / HOME / BACK / TASK buttons while parked.
  * To use the "OK Google" feature, set to turn off the service of this apps in the accessibility settings of the Android device. In this case, HOME / BACK / TASK buttons will not be able to use but will be displayed.
- Screen fixed to Landscape mode display / Screen sleep function disabled
  While the Android device is connected to the receiver, the screen is fixed to landscape display mode and screen sleep function is disabled automatically.
  * The previous settings will be automatically set after the Bluetooth connection with the receiver is disconnected.
  * The application is displayed in portrait mode display if it does not support landscape mode display. In this case, the operating range will also change to fit within the display range automatically.
  * Since the screen sleep function is disabled during the Bluetooth connection to the receiver, there are cases where the battery consumption is increased.
- Power Saving Setting (Allow Connection)
  If this setting is turned OFF, the battery consumption of Android device will be decreased while the Bluetooth connection with the receiver is disconnected.
  * To connect to the receiver, this setting should be turned ON again. (It does not turn ON automatically.)


To make sure the supported Android devices, the supported KENWOOD Multimedia / Navigation Receivers and FAQ visit the website hereunder:
   http://www.kenwood.com/products/car_audio/app/kenwood_smartphone_control/eng/compatible.html
  To get the latest firmware and information visit the website hereunder (Recommend):
   http://www.kenwood.com/cs/ce/firmware/index.html


Supported Languages:
  Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Chinese (Simplified)


Caution:
  Please repeat the screen calibration again if you have changed the output screen size of Android device.
  Do not touch the screen of the Android device during the screen calibration. This could cause the calibration process to fail.
  No warranty is given as to normal operation of all devices.

Recent changes:
Add Launcher function.
Corresponding to OK Google.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 13, 2015
Garbage Didn't work on lg g3
A Google User
Jul 10, 2015
Work to my radio
A Google User
Jul 6, 2015
Doesn't work with Samsung Note Edge either. Disappointing here
A Google User
Jul 4, 2015
Decent I use this on my mg g3 and its ok. Be nice if i could use my IR remote from the radio to continue control of my music when mirroring.
A Google User
Jul 3, 2015
Can't use after android update.. My galaxy s4 stopped connecting to my kenwood headunit after the recent android update.. very frustrating..
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