KENWOOD Music Control

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About this app

KENWOOD Music Control is a player application that allows you to use a variety of playback methods in addition to the existing ones; for example, playing songs in the mood play list created depending on your mood each day or playing only hook-lines of you.
Connecting your Android device to your Kenwood car audio system via a USB allows you to control playback of the songs in the Android device from the car audio system.

===New Function( ver1.3.92 )===
1. Landscape mode applied.
2. The direction of the display on the unit has been changed from portrait to landscape for the models that support KENWOOD Smartphone Control app.
3. Play, pause, track up/down commands can be used on the lock screen and the status bar.
4. Those modifications are applicable to the devices running Android 4.0 or later.

‣Mood playlist function
You can analyze the melodies of songs in your Android device to create a playlist according to your mood.
If you are in a mood for listening to powerful songs today, you can analyze melodies of songs and easily create a playlist of songs classified as mood "Powerful.
For example, the mood "Powerful" may describe your state of mind when you want to listen to powerful songs.
Songs are analyzed and classified into the following categories of moods: High Energy(Active,Powerful, Core), Acoustic(Detailed,Simple,Smooth,Easy), Standard(Dynamic,Rockin,Vivid,), Stylistic(Cool,Urban,Trance).

‣Intro skip function
  This function detects the hook-line of each song so that you can listen to the song from the beginning of its hook-line.

 *To use the mood playlist function or intro skip function, you need to analyze songs using the following
Press the MENU key on a screen other than the playback list screen, select "Preference",
and then check the "Background analysis" checkbox.

‣Widget function
  It supports music player widget. 3 different sizes are prepared to be chosen from, and a selected widget can be set on the home screen.
Song playback, up/down of tracks, and mood play list playback can be controlled.

‣Search function
  Corresponds to Incremental search, Global search, and Alphabetical search.

‣Sharing function
  Posting to SNS such as Twitter and Facebook is enabled.

‣Video playback function
  Videos stored in the Android device can be played.
  *Intro skip function and Widget function is not supported.

‣Can be moved to the SD card
The application can be moved to the SD card.
*If you move this application while it is working, all operation would be terminated.
*When the application is moved to the SD card, the widgets can not be used.

‣Control from your Kenwood car audio system
  Connecting your Android device in which this application is installed to your Kenwood audio system via a USB allows you to control the audio system: for example, searching for a song in the Android device by artist name or album name.

*A smartphone which does not support the MSC (Mass Storage) cannot be connected to the car audio system.
*To enable control from the car audio system, perform the following procedure.
   ①Select "Analyzed data output settings" in "Preference" and "Auto output" or "Output right now", then output music database information to the SD card.
   ②Connect your smartphone to the Kenwood car audio system, and turn ON the USB Storage of Android smartphone.
"*Only connectable to Kenwood car audio system.
Unable to connect to multimedia and navigation systems."
*Check this for connectable car audio system.

Create your favorite playlists to enjoy music and videos whenever and wherever you want!

-Supported Languages
KENWOOD Music Control supports nine languages; Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, and Chinese.

No warranty is given as to normal operation of all devices.
Updated on
Mar 14, 2016

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Ratings and reviews

3.72K reviews
Orion the Defender
March 8, 2022
Bad, will not connect to car audio system. 3/7/2022 Update I got the app to connect and worked ok for a while, then something went wrong. I can't use any of the controls on my car stereo or on the steering column. It worked before but will not work now. I've tried resetting the car radio, uninstalling and reinstalling the app and now I have to use the app on the phone while driving. Worst of all I can make a call or receive a call and the app will be off but then it'll start playing music again...WHILE THE APP IS OFF. Very disappointed in Kenwood, you had a great brand but you lost your way.
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A Google user
August 28, 2019
The app works fine on my device. Connects to my KDC-X998 just fine too, but it won't display track information. I find that kind of funny because google play music displays it just fine but the Kenwwod app wont display info to a Kenwwod unit. Seems like they could easily fix that. If that issue was fixed, it would get more stars from me.
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May 31, 2022
This app USED to work great with my stereo ( KDC-BT562U ) , but recently the stereo stopped being able to control the app on the phone ( SAMSUNG GALAXY A51 5G with Android 12 ) and now I have to manually start and change songs from the app itself , instead of controlling everything from my stereo and it's remote control ... What happened to the app Kenwood ?? ... PLEASE fix this issue , tyvm and God Bless
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