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Echo Dot and Bose Wave IV

I have connected our Bose Wave IV to our Echo Dot using a 3.5 to 3.5 cable.


Is there a way to turn on the Bose from the Echo Dot?


If not, is there a way to keep the Bose on all the time?  I understand it has an automatic shut off.


If the Bose can be kept on all the time, would that shorten its life or damage it?



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Re: Echo Dot and Bose Wave IV

Hi Fishman,


Thank you for your post. Glad to hear you are making good use of the AUX port by using an Echo Dot! Alexa won't be able to turn on the Wave Music System IV, so we should disable the auto-off feature. This won't hurt the system but could cause the system to consume a bit more power (the auto-off feature is there to help conserve energy). 


Here are the instructions:


  1. Press and hold Alarm Setup (Menu) until -SETUP MENU- is displayed
  2. Press Tune/MP3 > nine times until AUTO OFF- is displayed
  3. Press Time – or Time + to select NO or YES
  4. Press Alarm Setup (Menu) to exit the setup menu or wait 10 seconds for the setup menu to exit automatically


Best regards,