Using groups

Things to know about groups

Grouping speakers lets you play the same audio simultaneously on multiple speakers. You can create a group one of two ways:

Group two or more Bose smart speakers that you have added to your account in the Bose Music app. Bose smart speakers include:

  • Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • Bose Home Speaker 300
  • Bose Home Speaker 450
  • Bose Home Speaker 500
  • Bose Soundbar 500
  • Bose Soundbar 700

Group one Bose smart speaker to one BluetoothⓇ speaker or headset using SimpleSync

When grouping this way, there can be a slight audio delay between the smart speaker and Bluetooth product. However, the Bose Bluetooth products listed below are optimized to play in sync when listening to audio, like a streaming music service.

Note: If connected to a Soundbar 500 or Soundbar 700, only Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 can play in sync with audio that accompanies video — like a TV station or movie.

Speakers optimized for SimpleSync
  • Bose Solo 5 TV sound system
  • S1 Pro system
  • SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II
  • SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III
  • SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker
  • SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker II
  • SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker
  • SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker
  • SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II
  • SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth speaker
  • SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth speaker
  • SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker
Headphones optimized for SimpleSync
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
  • QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones
  • QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II
  • SoundSport Free wireless headphones
  • SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones
  • SoundSport wireless headphones

Tip: If you experience an audio delay when grouping one of these products, be sure the latest product update is installed. To update your Bluetooth product, visit

Creating a group

In the Bose Music app, tap the My Bose icon in the upper-left corner

Select one of the products to be grouped

Tap the product image in the bottom-right corner

Tap Group

Choose the speaker(s) to group:

To play from all Bose smart speakers linked to your account, tap + Add All in the SMART SPEAKERS section

To play certain speakers, in the SMART SPEAKERS section, tap the + next to the speaker(s) you want to hear

To group a single Bluetooth speaker or headset, in the SimpleSync section, tap the + next to the product you want to add. Or, if you have not previously connected to the product to be grouped, tap Connect a New Product and then select the product. Tip: Be sure Bluetooth is turned on on the product to be added

Adding or removing speakers in a group

Note: If connecting a Bluetooth product, only one Bluetooth product can be connected at a time.

Tap the group image in the bottom-right corner

Tap Edit Group

Tap the + or the checkmark next to the speaker to add or remove it. When grouped a checkmark is shown, when not grouped a + is shown

Adjusting the volume of grouped speakers

Note: You cannot control the volume of Bluetooth headphones connected via SimpleSync.

Tap the group image in the bottom-right corner

Use the volume slider at the bottom to proportionately adjust the level of all grouped speakers

To adjust the individual levels of grouped speakers, tap the ^ in the lower right, then adjust the individual volume sliders

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