TagStation, LLC, owner of the NextRadio app, has announced that the hybrid radio app is now available on new JVC and Kenwood head units, putting an interactive, visual AM/FM radio experience into the car dashboard for the first time.
The new head units come enabled with Abalta Technologies’ WebLink software platform. When a driver connects a smartphone to a JVC or Kenwood WebLink-compatible head unit, the phone’s Internet connection allows NextRadio for WebLink to download album art, station logos and other images to the head unit screen. Local AM/FM radio broadcast audio comes over-the-air via the head unit’s tuner.
The NextRadio allows Drivers to easily browse stations with an “at-a-glance” view of what’s playing on the radio right now with NextRadio’s Live Guide™. It automatically updates based on the vehicle’s location to show all AM, FM and HD stations broadcasting in the area.
The WebLink for JVC and WebLink for Kenwood applications are available for download in the Android Marketplace and Apple App Store. Once the app is downloaded and Internet connection established, drivers can use NextRadio and other apps, including popular traffic and navigation app Waze.