Experience the widest sound of any smart speaker. It’s powerfully simple. Fill any room with wall-to-wall stereo sound, while built-in voice control puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue.
Sound that fills the room
Take control with voice, touch, or app.
Get connected with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
Personalize with the Bose Music app
Sync up with Apple Airplay 2

Bose Smart Speaker 500

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$379.00
color Luxe Silver
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Experience the widest sound of any smart speaker. It’s powerfully simple. Fill any room with wall-to-wall stereo sound, while built-in voice control puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue.
Sound that fills the room
Take control with voice, touch, or app.
Get connected with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
Personalize with the Bose Music app
Sync up with Apple Airplay 2
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Bose Smart Speaker 500
color Luxe Silver
  • Only a few left!
$379.00

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • 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 Version 4.2
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.

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.”

Yes. You can cast audio content to your group of Bose smart speakers or soundbars through the Bose Music app or on the products themselves. Start by creating a group in the Bose Music app and casting to that group, or by pressing and holding the Action button on the connecting device to pair them into a group that’s playing a cast stream. Group your ground floor speakers, or all the speakers in the house and get the party started.

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Owner's guide
Quick start guide

The widest sound of any smart speaker


It’s powerfully simple. Fill any room with wall-to-wall stereo sound, while Alexa puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue.

Wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single speaker


Inside the Bose Home Speaker 500, two custom drivers point in opposite directions to bounce sound off the walls. The result? A soundstage wider than any other smart speaker, powerful enough to fill any room with an astonishing stereo performance.

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Built-in voice control

Play. Pause. Shuffle. Or skip to your favourite song. You’ll have millions of playlists, albums and more at the tip of your tongue. With Google Assistant and Alexa built-in, you can control your music, get information, manage your day and so much more.* And with Alexa only, you can even make or 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.



**Call feature is only available with Alexa. To call products, both parties must set up this feature and must be on Wi-Fi.

Superior voice pickup

Turning the music up at a party? It’s not a problem for our voice pickup technology. Just under the surface is a custom-designed eight-microphone array, so the speaker still hears you, even when it gets loud. You can turn off voice access whenever you want, too. Just tap the mic-disable button to cut power to all microphones, and continue to access the other features of the speaker.
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Control comes easy

Control doesn’t stop at just voice. You can tap the top controls to play, pause or skip tracks, or manage it all from the Bose Music app. And you can set up to six different presets for playlists, Internet radio stations and more, so your favorites are just a tap away.

Music. Any way you want it.


When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility, play integrated music services, like Spotify®, Amazon Music or Pandora, or play anything from your mobile devices. If you can get it on your devices, you can hear it on the Bose Smart Speaker 500. Music services may vary.

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App

Take control of your listening experience

With the Bose Music app, you can easily browse through all your music in one place and seamlessly jump between stations, playlists, and services. Plus, it’s another simple way to control the Bose Smart Speaker 500. Setting up presets with the app is easy, so the music you love is just one touch away. And multiple users can personalize their experience and content.



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Premium design, inside and out

The Smart Speaker 500 looks as good as it sounds. A seamless, anodized aluminum body gives the speaker a refined finish that’s perfect for any room.

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Meet the family


The Bose Smart Speaker 500 is part of a Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars. And with built-in voice control, you have millions of songs at the tip of your tongue. Or you can manage everything from the Bose Music app. Bring all of your entertainment to life—music, movies and TV—in any room you want.

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ADD MORE SOUND AROUND THE HOUSE


Want to listen to the same music in different rooms at the same time? You can always group two or more Bose Smart Speakers together—and now, with Bose SimpleSync™ technology, you can also group a Bose Smart Speaker with a Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker and play them both in perfect sync.

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Features

Bose Smart Speaker 500
  • Fill your space with wall-to-wall stereo sound
    Two custom drivers point in opposite directions to fill any room with astonishing sound.
  • Shout out any of your needs
    Control your music, get information, and so much more with built-in voice assistants.
  • Ready for your command
    Even when the party gets loud, our voice technology array still hears you.
  • Get set with your favorites
    With up to six presets, make it easy to pull up your favorite playlists and streaming services.

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Ratings and Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am thoroughly enjoying listening to beautiful music so clear while I work
Date published: 2024-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound! I bought the Smart Speaker 500 a couple weeks ago. I bought this for my business and I LOVE it! The sound is incredible and the music choices are endless with Spotify, Google play, Iheart Radio, etc. Definitely worth the purchase
Date published: 2024-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Beautiful sound. I lhh it stem to Spotify. Turn on and I have hours of uninterrupted music.
Date published: 2024-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, very good. Took a few calls to understand how it works. Very different from my Sound Touch 20. I am enjoying it. Thanks for all the tech support.
Date published: 2023-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with my Bose Smart Speaker 500 I purchased my Smart Speaker 500 last month and I'm very happy with it. The sound is great, it's not too big, it was easy to set up and I'm grouping it with my Portable Smart Speaker which is very easy to do. With the two speakers I can play the same music and get excellent sound quality plus I have a portable speaker that I can easily take outside. BTW the Portable Smart Speaker has excellent battery life.
Date published: 2023-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose did it again! Wonderful, powerful, full room-filling sound! Small so it does not take up much room but power enough to handle large spaces.
Date published: 2023-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excelent I got it last week, sounds perfect!!!!!! excellent
Date published: 2023-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this little thing! I love my smart speaker. It’s been 3 months and I just love it! It’s small but mighty.
Date published: 2023-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EASY TO USE AND GREAT SOUND I HAVE BEEN USING EVERY DAY FOR TWO WEEKS EXCELLENT QUALITY SOUND AND NICE PRESETS FUNCTION THANKS
Date published: 2023-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply The Best! My husband surprised me with the Bose Smart Speaker 500 because he was tired of me complaining about the dingy sound of most Bluetooth speakers. Already owned a Bose Radio for more than 20 years but was no longer using it because I don't listen to local radio stations anymore (prefer to request songs thru Alexa). Did require assistance of customer service because I was making it more difficult than it actually was to connect to Alexa. However, when that first sound of connection came thru I shouted, "There it is!" I knew the sound would be amazing and it was. I started dancing right away! The clarity and quality of each musical note is outstanding! As Stevie Wonder would say "I could feel it all over"! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! I'd like to thank the Customer Service Representative for his patience in walking me through the setup process (being of the much older generation). He was very helpful and pleasant to talk to :)
Date published: 2023-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clergy It’s so convenient and the sound is perfect like the other Bose equipment I own
Date published: 2023-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Mother's Day Gift Ever! My daughter blessed me with this awesome sound system that fills my modest size living, even at high volumes the speaker maintains its sound quality. A must-have for one that appreciates excellent sound engineering.
Date published: 2023-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I got my speaker and I love the sound The quality is crisp and clear Delivers a clear sound
Date published: 2023-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my speakers Perfect sound for my bedroom, just enough to sound through out my house
Date published: 2023-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everything! After a ton of research, and being able to listen to both Sonos and Bose.. I knew I made the right choice!
Date published: 2023-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paradise for music lovers Best speakers on earth… Quality sound like heaven…
Date published: 2023-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing radio Great sound, easy to use. Lots of sound from such a small device
Date published: 2023-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome speaker Love the sound that comes from this and it’s very easy to set yp
Date published: 2023-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound I’m a true Bose fan, my home sound systems have always been Bose. Thank you!
Date published: 2023-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up Love the sound for my small space!!!! I was used to a sophisticated surround system and this speaker exceeded my expectations
Date published: 2023-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and Incredible Trying to make the move from "old school" stereo to the new compact wireless world. This speaker sold me. I ordered a second and the Bose Amplifier. Will now hook up my old Akai direct drive turntable, and I am once again in tuned :).
Date published: 2023-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounds 👌 I'm happy to get it and I'm excited. One dream fulfilled
Date published: 2023-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich, room-filling sound, seamless connectivity Was looking to upgrade from my Google Home to something with smart capabilities, Bluetooth to connect to our record player, and much better sound and this speaker checks every box. As soon as the record player is turned on, the speaker automatically connects. Using “Hey Google” is just as flawless as it is on the old Google Home speaker. Connecting devices over WiFi is simple. Set-up and updates took a little bit but I wouldn’t call that a flaw. Another review said the sound was extraordinary and that was what got me to purchase, and I 100% agree.
Date published: 2023-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound! I bought this in hopes that it was everything it says. It was and more! Easy to set up and the sound is amazing!
Date published: 2023-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I purchased this about a month ago and I am very happy with my purchase the sound quality is extremely good with perfect bass
Date published: 2023-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bose have not had this very long, but...i am extremely happy with the product, incredible sound.
Date published: 2023-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound from a small package I didn’t expect the sound they produce. I’m rediscovering songs and hearing new notes
Date published: 2023-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great soubd Couldn’t be happier with this purchase it was very easy to set up
Date published: 2023-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Bose Smart Speaker Alexa has discovered many music channels through Amazon music. I am impressed.
Date published: 2023-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound for its size. I purchased this about a week ago and am happy that I did. It was a breeze to set up, looks and sounds great, and Alexa is another plus. Very happy with my purchase and with the price.
Date published: 2023-02-13
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