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Bose Connect App 5.0 - Available September 21

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A new software update (5.0) is available for the Bose Connect App as of Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 08:00am EST through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


What’s new in Bose Connect 5.0:


Updated for compatibility with our new QuietComfort, SoundSport, SoundLink,  and SoundWear products

Find My Buds – a new feature for SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones – a simple tool to help you find lost earbuds   


Introducing Party Mode for SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II* (requires firmware update for speaker)

**Thanks for waiting. The SoundLink Color II update (2.1.7) is live**

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Bug fixes and enhancements

Compatible Products

Compatibility is expanded to the following products with the Connect App 5.0 release:


SoundSport Free wireless headphones
SoundWear Companion speaker
QuietComfort 35 II headphones
SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker

Other compatible products: Bose Bluetooth headphones: QuietComfort 35, SoundSport Wireless, SoundSport Pulse, QuietControl 30 and SoundLink Around Ear II Wireless headphones

Bose Bluetooth speakers: SoundLink Color II, SoundLink Revolve and SoundLink Revolve+


New Features

Find My Buds (SoundSport Free): This Bose ® Connect App includes a feature called “find my buds” which helps customer locate their Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones. This includes the ability to play audible chirping tones from the earbuds as well as a display of the ear bud location on-screen in the app.

Call Alerts (SoundWear Companion): In addition to the ability to pass through ringtones and audio alerts from the connected phone (standard Bluetooth behavior), the product includes haptic feedback through vibrations. Users can elect to have both the vibration and audible ring tone active at the same time or they can choose between vibration or ring modes only. These settings can be adjusted within the Connect App.

Bass Control (SoundWear Companion): The settings menu includes a bass cut feature to help improve the clarity of dialog.

Google Assistant (QuietComfort 35 II): The default setting for the new “Action” button on the left earcup is to toggle between Off, Low and High noise cancellation modes. In regions where Google Assistant is available customers can use the Bose Connect App to assign this button to activate the Google Assistant.


Party and Stereo Modes (SoundLink Micro, SoundLink Color II, SoundLink Revolve, SoundLink Revolve+): The existing Party and Stereo mode features for Revolve and Revolve+ are expanded to include SoundLink Micro and SoundLink Color II. Party/Stereo mode operation for newly compatible speakers is identical to that of Revolve and Revolve+.


Note that the SoundLink Color II will require a firmware update (2.1.7) to enable Party and Stereo mode functionality.


Party and Stereo mode pairings can be created between any of the compatible products, such as a Micro paired to a Revolve.

Bug Fixes and Enhancements


Improved setup, messaging, and operation of Party and Stereo modes
Improved pairing and connecting behavior
Improvements to OTA firmware updates


Compatible OS versions


Android: 5.0 and up
iOS: 9.0 and later