Note: Newly purchased QC35II's may come with version 4.1.3 pre-installed on their headset. This version was created to support the factory and has no end user facing changes. Our goal is to align the firmware version numbers again in the current months.
A software update is now available to introduce Alexa on QC35 II.
Back in May Bose announced a partnership with Amazon’s Alexa functionality in our most popular noise cancelling headset.
This integration is now available to all existing QC35 II customers via a firmware update.
For Existing Customers
Any customer who currently owns or purchases a new product that does not have the Amazon Alexa logo on the box, will be able to easily update their FW to (V 3.1.8) via the Bose connect app or by connecting their headset to a computer via USB and visiting our update site: BTU.Bose.com
FW v3.1.8 Release Notes:
Added support for Amazon Alexa virtual personal assistant
Security-related update to remove a bug which could allow an Android phone to connect via Bluetooth without user action
Stability improvements to Bose multi-point which allows you to maintain Bluetooth connections with two devices simultaneously
Performance and stability improvements to Bose Music Share which allows you to connect and share music playback between two Bose headphones
Fixes an issue that could require a power-cycle after using the auxiliary-input cable
Fixes an issue that could cause certain Voice Prompts to play multiple times
Improvements to the way the headsets, where supported, volume syncs with a mobile device’s volume
Other bug fixes to increase stability and improve performance
Amazon Alexa App Compatibility
As of August 7th, 2018 Amazon has completed a release for existing and new Alexa app users making it compatible with the QC35 II headphones.
Compatible Alexa App versions #’s
iOS – version 2.2.222061.0
Android – version 2.2.216250.
The Bose Connect App Compatibility
The Connect app will also be getting an update enabling the capability of assigning the Action button to Alexa.