Sony yesterday unveiled 5 new in-dash CD receivers featuring Sony-exclusive App Remote technology, combining music and smartphone apps into a single source list that can be controlled from either your car audio system or smartphone. With App Remote, it is no longer necessary to go back-and-forth between the car audio system and smartphone to find the songs you want. With this technoligy, Music information such as album artwork is displayed on the smartphone screen and incoming text messages on the smartphone can be read through the car’s speakers.
The five new models announced are MEX-GS600BT, MEX-BT4100, MEX-BT3100P, CDX-GS500R and CDX-GT710HD.
The new MEX-GS600BT, MEX-BT4100P and MEX-BT3100P CD receivers have built-in BlueTooth technology, allowing wireless playback, track control, and display of song information from Bluetooth enabled MP3 players or smartphones.
The CDX-GS500R, features Sony’s new App Remote technology for iPhone, and CDX-GT710HD includes HD radio technology and a color illuminator for different light effects.
All above models are SiriusXM™ Ready. Paired with a SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit and subscription (sold separately), receivers will have access to tons of music, comedy, and sports radio content.
The new models include USB connectivity for Walkman®, iPod®, iPhone®, Android™, Blackberry®, and other compatible USB devices.
The MEX-GS600BT, MEX-BT4100P, MEX-BT3100P and CDX-GT710HD receivers will be available in November for about $249, $189, $159 and $149, respectively, at Sony Stores, online at http://www.sony.com/car, and throughout the Sony Authorized Dealer Network.
The MEX-GS600BT and CDX-GS500R (priced at $199) receiver, which features five-volt front/rear/sub RCA preamp outputs and a three-year warranty, will be available exclusively at specialty dealers.