If you’re considering adding a car audio system, did you know you can add an integrated gaming console?
As of now, no auto manufacturers have an option for adding a factory-installed system, and that means that an aftermarket installation is your only option if you, your family and passengers want to play Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo or other gaming systems in your vehicle.
The good news is that Pro Audio Pro 4 x 4 can adapt your car audio and video system to accommodate a gaming system. And, in most cases, it’s an easy and affordable modification.
Do You Really Need a Gaming Console with Your Car Audio System?
Well, no, you don’t have to have gaming ability in your vehicle – but you also don’t have to have a car stereo either. But you likely have several valid reasons for wanting one.
If you and your family or friends are serious gamers, you may not want to leave home without the ability to play Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Hitman or whatever your current craze may be.
Or, if you have kids who quickly become bored on a road trip, having a system may be the best way to keep them occupied – and keep the peace – on the road. Plus, most consoles let you play DVDs or Blu-ray discs, stream content and browse the online space.
How Do Gaming Consoles Work with Car Audio Systems?
To accomplish this goal, you need a car audio system that also has video monitors. If your vehicle doesn’t already have monitors, you have a few choices. You can opt for headrest monitors or ceiling-mounted, drop-down monitors. You may also have an option for an in-dash display. However, this isn’t always the best choice as it can be a distraction for the driver.
You also need a power source for the gaming system. Because some consoles are power-hungry, this can be a drain on the vehicle’s battery. You may prefer to add an additional power source, so as not to over-tax the battery.
You need a port to connect the gaming console to the vehicle’s audio and video, and a secure, accessible means of mounting the system, so that it doesn’t get jostled as the car is moving. Finally, you need headphones for your mobile gamers. Otherwise you’ll be stuck listening to the dulcet tones of the game of choice for the duration of your trip.
Let a Car Audio Pro Integrate Your Gaming Console
Adding a gaming system to your car isn’t usually a do-it-yourself endeavor. And that’s why Pro Audio Pro 4×4 offers this as part of our comprehensive car audio and video installation services.
Some of the most critical issues involve the inverter necessary to power the system and regulating voltage, current, etc., so as not to harm the console’s sensitive electronics. Logistics are also a concern, as every vehicle requires a different configuration, based on available space.
For a simple, cost-effective installation, contact Pro Audio Pro 4×4 in Provo. Our professional team will design and install your car audio and gaming console system for seamless integration and reliable operation, all at a cost you’re sure to love.