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"Are We There Yet?" Choosing the Best Rear-Seat Entertainment System

Elevating Your Car Stereo System to the Next Level

“Are we there yet?”

“Are we there yet?”

“Are we there yet?”

If you’re not careful, this could be the refrain coming from your backseat on an infinite loop.

We all know the fear of the dreaded long car ride. If your kids can’t sit quietly at home, they certainly won’t be able to sit quietly in the car. Compound that over a multi-hour cross-country drive and the picture becomes clear that this won’t be a pleasant journey. You could offer up your cell phone for them to play with, but who wants to risk a $1,000 piece of equipment in the hands of a child? That sounds a bit risky.

So, what are your options? How do you manage to keep your kids entertained in a way that isn’t distracting to you and highly interesting to them?

Look no further than rear-seat entertainment, which has been a saving grace to thousands of parents out there who need to embark on a long-distance road trip in the calmest fashion possible.

What is Rear-Seat Entertainment?

Think of rear-seat entertainment as the next natural evolution of your existing car stereo system. It allows the passengers sitting in the backseat to experience their favorite movies on DVD, Blu-ray, USB drive, or through any device that is HDMI-compatible, such as a tablet or portable DVD player.

Using high-definition or 4K monitors, your backseat passengers will get crystal clear playback of their favorite movies in stunning detail. It’s almost like having your own private movie theater, right inside your vehicle. For audio, you can have the movie play through your vehicle’s speakers, or, if you prefer a more immersive experience, headphones can be synced up to the monitors via Bluetooth.

If that weren’t enough, rear-seat entertainment allows for downloads of apps, which means your backseat passengers can play their favorite games to pass the time. The monitor is a touchscreen and very easy to clean. Think of it like a tablet device that’s designed to play movies, TV shows, and games with one huge benefit…your kids won’t be able to grab it, which means they won’t be able to drop it or throw it.

Your rear-seat entertainment will hold firmly in place, right the back of your headrest.

What Are Some Other Benefits of Rear-Seat Entertainment?

The beauty of rear-seat entertainment is that it’s not just for kids. Adults can get just as much use out of it. If you consider one of the more high-end units for your installation, you can expect many of the following features:

  • Easy connectivity to Wi-Fi or mobile hotspots, which means that you can access virtually any video platform (YouTube, Disney+, Netflix, etc.), download apps from Apple or Google Play, and check your emails and social media channels.

  • HDMI connectivity allows for you to hook up any HDMI-enabled system, including XBOX One/Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PS4/PS5.

  • Mobile phone mirroring function allows users to link up their phone right to the headrest monitor.

What is the Installation Process for Rear-Seat Entertainment?

Getting rear-seat entertainment is about as simple as car audio installation. The same way a shop is going to want to evaluate your ride for a car stereo and speakers installation job, the same holds true for rear-seat entertainment. This is so we can get an idea of what monitors are going to be a good fit for your particular vehicle. Once you have the type of rear-seat entertainment you want selected, then it’s only a matter of our team performing a short install process before you’re back on the road and ready to tackle those cross-country drives.

Visit Stereo Depot San Diego Today for the Latest in Rear-Seat Entertainment!

If you’re looking for rear-seat entertainment and car audio near you, then look no further than Stereo Depot. We have all the latest offerings in car stereo systems, speakers, subs, amps, and rear-seat entertainment monitors that will keep the entire family entertained. If you’re ready to elevate your ride, the next step is to pay us a visit at one of our stores.

We have two convenient locations – one in San Diego and one in El Cajon. Feel free to stop by either one and we’ll be happy to talk to you about upgrades. If you want to set an appointment or send us an email, use the contact form on our website.

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