Continental Silver Line radios add smartphone assistance

Continental’s Silver Line analog radios are showcasing an array of functions and inputs to improve the user experience.

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Models with Bluetooth can now access Google Assistant and Siri platforms, making it possible to engage a smartphones digital assistant through a button on the radio faceplate. These models also have internal or external microphones to support hands-free calls.

There are USB and auxiliary inputs, too, and the backup memory will retain settings and radio pre-sets in case power is lost.

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