It’s powerfully simple. Fill any room with wall-to-wall stereo sound and easily control all your music.
Wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single speaker
Inside the Bose Smart 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.
CONTROL COMES EASILY
We put a lot of thought into making it easy to control all your music, your way. Play or pause with a tap on the top controls or manage everything from the intuitive Bose Music app. And you can set up to six different presets for playlists, Internet radio stations and more, so your favourites 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. Play your favourite music services, like Spotify®, over a home Wi-Fi network at the touch of a button. Or, use a Bluetooth® connection to play anything from a phone or tablet. And Apple AirPlay 2 is coming in early 2019.
Take control of your listening experience
With the Bose Music app, you can easily browse through all of 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 personalise their experience and content.
Premium design, inside and out
The Smart Speaker 500 looks as good as it sounds. A seamless, anodised aluminium body gives the speaker a refined finish that’s perfect for any room. It’s always getting better, too. Future software updates will add new features—like integrated voice control from Amazon Alexa when it becomes available in your region.
Meet the family
The Bose Smart Speaker 500 is part of a Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars. They all work together, so you can add another whenever you want to enjoy more music in more rooms. And control comes easily with the Bose Music app, which lets you manage everything right from your phone. Bring all your entertainment to life—music, movies and TV—in any room you want.
ADD MORE SOUND AROUND THE HOUSE
- Bose Smart Speaker 500
- Power cable
- Owner’s guide
- Quick-start guide
How do I set up the Bose Smart Speaker 500?
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 favourite music services and adding Amazon Alexa to the product (where available).
Is the Bose Smart Speaker 500 compatible with Bose SoundTouch speakers?
No. The Bose Smart Speaker 500 uses the new Bose Music app for setup, control and music browsing, while Bose SoundTouch products use the SoundTouch app.
What sources can I play music from?
The Bose Smart Speaker 500 can play music directly from streaming music services over Wi-Fi® 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.
Does the Bose Smart Speaker 500 play Apple Music?
Yes. Apple Music can be accessed over Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay 2.
What music services can I access from the Bose Smart Speaker 500?
The Bose Smart Speaker 500 can play music directly over Wi-Fi from Spotify, Pandora®, TuneIn, iHeartRadio™, Amazon Music, SiriusXM and Deezer. Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility allows access to Apple Music. Other services may be accessed by playing them from a device using a Bluetooth connection. Music and voice services may vary.
How can I control the music playing on the speaker?
You can initiate and control content on the Bose Smart Speaker 500 using the Bose Music app and the buttons on the speaker. You can also control the speaker using Spotify® Connect (through the Spotify app), or through Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility for added control from Apple devices.
What is the colour LCD display screen on the product for?
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, location and more. 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.
Can I use the Bose Smart Speaker 500 as a clock or alarm?
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.
Does the Bose Smart Speaker 500 have a battery for portable use?
No. The speaker must be plugged into a wall socket to function.
Does the Bose Smart Speaker 500 include or work with a remote control?
No. You can control the product from across the room through the use of Alexa voice control (where available) or from anywhere on your Wi-Fi network using the Bose Music app.
What app should I use to set up and control the Bose Smart Speaker 500?
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 Alexa, where available). Certain Alexa-related settings can be managed in Amazon’s Alexa app.
Can multiple people in my household share the Bose Smart Speaker 500?
Yes. The new Bose Music app is personalised 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 favourite content.
Do I have to use a virtual assistant?
No. The use of a virtual assistant is optional; you can initiate music from the Bose Music app and other sources without using Alexa. In countries where Alexa is available on the Bose Smart Speaker 500, the option to add Alexa can be declined during setup and revisited at any time. You can also remove Alexa from the speaker at any time, via the settings menu of the Bose Music app. And when Alexa is installed, the microphones may be turned off at any time with the “Microphone off” button on the speaker.