Bose Smart Speaker 500
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- Bose Smart Speaker 500
- Power cord
|Microphones||8 Microphones, Built-in Microphone|
|Sound Options||Multiroom, SimpleSync|
|Audio cable included||No|
|Entire Product System||8" H x 6.7" W x 4.3" D (4.75 lb)|
|Product Material||Aluminum, Paint, Plastic|
|Wireless Connectivity||A2DP Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Apple AirPlay 2, Network (Dual-Band WiFi Enabled), Network (WiFi Enabled), Wireless Connectivity|
|Bluetooth Range||Up to 30 ft (9 m)|
|Bose App||Bose Music App|
Simply download the Bose Music app on your device, plug in the speaker, and open the app to get started. The app will guide you through setting up your account on the speaker, adding your account information for your favorite music services, and choosing your voice assistant (where available).
No. The Bose Smart Speaker 500 uses the Bose Music app for setup, control, and music browsing, while Bose SoundTouch products use the SoundTouch app.
The Bose Smart Speaker 500 can play music directly from streaming music services over Wi-Fi, controlled either by Amazon Alexa (where available) or using the Bose Music app. The Bose Smart Speaker 500 also has Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 capabilities and a standard 3.5 mm auxiliary line-in jack. Additionally, you can play music on the Bose Smart Speaker 500 from the Spotify® app on a smartphone, tablet, or computer using Spotify® Connect.
Yes. Apple Music can be accessed over Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay 2.
The Bose Smart Speaker 500 can play music directly over Wi-Fi from Spotify, Pandora®, TuneIn, iHeartRadio™, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, and Deezer. Alexa access on the Bose Smart Speaker 500 allows voice control of Spotify, Pandora®, TuneIn, iHeartRadio™, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, Deezer, and Audible. Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility allows access to Apple Music, and other services may be accessed by playing from a device using a Bluetooth connection. Music and voice services may vary.
You can initiate and control content on the Bose Smart Speaker 500 using the Bose Music app, the buttons on the speaker, or with your voice (via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, where available). You can also control the speaker using Spotify® Connect (through the Spotify app) or Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility for added control from Apple devices.
The microphones on the Bose Home Speaker 500 may be turned off with a single tap of the microphone off button on the top of the product (on the lower left). This button completely cuts power to the microphones so the Google Assistant and Alexa will not hear any commands. For security reasons, it is not possible to use a voice command or the Bose Music app to turn the microphones on or off — only a physical button press can control the microphones. When the microphones are off, this button will always be backlit with a red LED light.
Yes. Although the Bose Smart Speaker 500 has the Google Assistant and Alexa built in, you can also play music from integrated Wi-Fi music services available through the Bose Music app and the preset buttons on the product. You can also use a Bluetooth or auxiliary connection. All of these sources are available independent of whether the microphones are turned off or whether voice control is set up.
The LCD display shows information about the content currently playing on the speaker, including album art, track name, artist name, music service information, radio station name, and location, etc. There is an optional clock setting available in the Bose Music app, which displays the time when the speaker is in standby mode. The display also shows setup and diagnostic information. It does not play video content and is not a touch screen. It will automatically dim based on the brightness of the room, and will turn off if content is not playing.
The light bar, located just above the LCD display on the front of the product, shows animations to indicate the Google Assistant and Alexa behaviors (such as listening, responding, etc), status indications (starting up, downloading, and installing updates; Bluetooth connecting; button presses), and other states.
Yes. Using Alexa only, you can directly call 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.
Currently, Amazon Alexa works with QC35 Headphones II, Headphones 700, Home Speaker 300, Smart Speaker 500, Portable Smart Speaker, Smart Soundbar 300, Soundbar 500, Smart Soundbar 600, Smart Soundbar 700, and Smart Soundtbar 900.
Yes. In the settings menu of the Bose Music app, there is an option to turn on a clock so that the speaker will show the current time on its LCD display screen when it is in standby mode. You can also use Google Assistant or Alexa (where available) to ask for timers and alarms.
No. The speaker must be plugged into a wall outlet to function.
No. You can control the product from across the room through the use of Google Assistant or Alexa voice control (where available), or from anywhere on your Wi-Fi network using the Bose Music app.
The Bose Music app is used to set up and control the speaker. Once you’ve set up the speaker with the app, you can also control the speaker with its buttons or with your voice (via Google Assistant and Alexa, where available). Certain voice control-related settings can be managed in the Google Assistant or Alexa app.
Yes. The Bose Music app is personalized so that multiple users can each have the Bose Music app on their own device and control the speaker with their own music services and favorite content.
No. The use of a voice assistant is optional; you can initiate music from the Bose Music app and other sources without using voice control. In countries where Google Assistant and Alexa are available on the Bose Smart Speaker 500, the option to add voice control can be declined in setup and revisited at any time. You can also remove voice control from the speaker at any time via the settings menu of the Bose Music app. And when Google Assistant or Alexa is installed, the microphones may be turned off at any time with the microphone off button on the speaker.
It is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of supported features, because Google Assistant and Alexa are constantly evolving — but the integration of voice control with the new Bose family of smart products supports the vast majority of functionality, including music playback, control of smart home devices, setting timers and alarms, and general information requests. Give it a try, just say “Hey Google,” or “Alexa” and ask a question.
Yes. There are various Google Actions and Alexa Skills for smart home device control that work on the Bose Smart Speaker 500: for instance, “Hey Google, set my smart thermostat to 72 degrees” or “Alexa, turn off the lights.”
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