For a soundbar to come closer to a theater-like experience, it has to do more than just point sound in different directions. The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Dolby Atmos® goes well beyond that, adding a layer of realism no other soundbar can duplicate. Exclusive Bose technologies elevate all content by separating instruments, dialogue, and effects, and placing them in discrete parts of a room — far left, far right, overhead — for immersion like you’ve never felt.
For all its stunning looks, the technology inside this premium Dolby Atmos® soundbar is what’s truly astonishing. Nine speakers are precisely arranged in the cabinet — including two new upward firing dipole transducers. This works in tandem with proprietary PhaseGuide technology to beam multi-directional sound to distinct areas in your room, giving you the feeling that what you hear is coming from places where there are no physical speakers.
What exactly is Dolby Atmos®? It’s a technology that allows artists and content creators to place each voice, instrument, and sound in its own space, creating an unparalleled spatial experience with realistic overhead effects. You’re in the middle of all of it, right in your living room, enjoying the peak of home entertainment.
With Alexa and Google Assistant, you can control all your entertainment, manage your day, and get information just by using your voice. The noise-rejecting microphones work together to listen in every direction for your command, so it hears you even when your music is playing loudly. And with Alexa only, you can even make and take calls to Bose smart products, Amazon Echo products, and anyone in your contacts list — hands free, phone free, and free of charge.*
*Voice services (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant) may vary and may not be available in all languages and countries.
Exclusive Bose Voice4Video™ technology expands your Alexa voice capabilities like no other soundbar can. In addition to controlling the Smart Soundbar 900, you can turn on and control your TV, cable, or satellite box with just your voice. One simple ask to Alexa and you can jump to your favorite station, even if your TV was on a different input.
As you’d expect, you can wirelessly stream all your favorite music services thanks to Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect compatibility. If it’s available on your mobile devices, you can hear it through the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. What’s more, since your smart soundbar can be grouped with any other Bose smart speakers over Wi-Fi, the Chromecast built-in feature can be shared across Bose products for a seamless audio experience throughout your home.
Easily set up your soundbar, choose your voice assistant, run the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system, group compatible smart home products, and more.
Choose either the HDMI™-eARC connection or the optical audio connection (both cables provided). Have a look
ADAPTiQ audio room calibration fine-tunes the system’s sound specifically to your room. Learn more
Use Bose SimpleSync™ to connect with select Bose headphones and Bluetooth speakers. Learn more
How does the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 connect to my TV?
The simplest way to connect the Soundbar is via the supplied HDMI cable to your TV. If your TV has an HDMI-eARC connection, you should use that connection to get the benefit from Dolby Atmos encoded content. If your TV does not have an HDMI connection, then you should connect the Soundbar to the TV using the optical cable (also supplied with the Soundbar).
Can source devices, such as a cable box, iPad, gaming system, etc., be connected directly to the Bose Smart Soundbar 900?
No. All sources must be connected to the TV and then a single connection (via the HDMI or optical cable) must be made from the TV to the soundbar.
Can I use my voice to control the other A/V equipment connected to my TV or search for content?
Yes. Bose Voice4Video™ technology and Alexa voice control* give you more control of our soundbars using just your voice. In addition to controlling your soundbar, you can control your TV and cable or satellite box. This lets you turn on your TV, switch to the correct input and jump to your favorite station all with one simple Alexa voice command: “Alexa, watch NFL Network,” or try “Alexa, watch channel 24.”
*Voice services may vary and may not be available in all languages and countries.
How do I connect a Bluetooth device with the Bose Smart Soundbar 900?
Press the Bluetooth source button on the remote control. The light bar on the soundbar pulses blue. Ensure your mobile device is in pairing mode and select the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 from the list. You also can pair your mobile device to the soundbar using the Bose Music app.
What placement guidelines should be considered to ensure optimal audio performance from the Bose Smart Soundbar 900?
Your Bose smart soundbar will sound great in almost any environment. But to get the best possible performance, be sure you do not put it in an enclosed/recessed cabinet or cover the side or upward firing transducers.
Can the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 be used with other Bose smart speakers and soundbars as part of a multi-room system?
Yes. You can group any of our smart speakers and soundbars together for multi-room listening using the Bose Music app. This way, you can fill your whole home with music — either synchronized, or different music in different rooms.
Can the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 be mounted to the wall?
Yes. The Bose Soundbar Wall Bracket (sold separately) lets you mount the soundbar to the wall.
How do I run the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system with the Bose Smart Soundbar 900?
ADAPTiQ is part of the overall setup process and driven through the Bose Music app. You will be prompted to run ADAPTiQ after you download the Bose Music app and start the setup process. If you skip running ADAPTiQ during the initial setup process — or change your room significantly or add bass module(s) or surround speakers after initially running ADAPTiQ — you can go back into the app and do it again. Initiate ADAPTiQ and follow the prompts in the app.
Can I use a third-party universal remote control with the Bose Smart Soundbar 900?
Yes. It can be controlled by third-party remote controls that include the set of Bose commands.
Does the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 have a headphone output?
No. However, using SimpleSync™ technology you can wirelessly connect our most popular Bose headphones with the soundbar using a Bluetooth connection. This connection can be setup through the Bose Music app. For the full list of compatible headphones, see the Using groups article on our Support site.
Can I use my streaming music presets from the Bose Music app with the Bose Smart Soundbar 900?
Yes. The Bose Soundbar 900 use presets via the Bose Music app and the remote control.
Can I put the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 in standby mode with my voice?
Yes. Simply say, “Alexa, turn off [speaker name].” or “Hey Google, turn off [speaker name],” This action will stop any content playing, turn off any lights on the light bar, and disconnect Bluetooth devices. Alexa or Google Assistant will still listen for voice commands in standby mode.
Can I make or take calls from the Bose Smart Soundbar 900?
Yes. Using Alexa only, you can directly call other Bose smart products, Amazon Echo products, and anyone in your contacts list. Simply say, “Alexa, call Mom,” to initiate a call. Or say “Alexa, answer,” to accept an incoming call. You do not need your phone to make or take a call, and it’s free of charge. However, when calling products, both parties are required to have this feature set up in order to use and be on Wi-Fi.
Can you mix and match the wireless bass modules and soundbars?
Yes. The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 and the Bose Bass Modules all use the same wireless protocols and can be mixed and matched. However, the design language and materials of the Smart Soundbar 900 and the Bass Module 700 are designed to complement each other. When connecting two bass modules to the Smart Soundbar 900, they must be of the same type.