Can the Soundtouch 500 sound bar, subwoofer, and remote surround sound speakers be set up without using the Bose Music App? I have an old Android phone that is runnibg Android 4.1.2 and cannot be upgraded to a newer version of the operating system. Thus, I cannot download the Bose Music App on that phone, and there is no version of the app that I can find that I can download and se on one of my local computers. Thus, I need to be ale to set the entire system up without using the Bose Music App. Can all this be done via the remote control that comes with the Soundtouch 500?
Thank you very much for your message.
At this time for the Soundbar 500 and its connected Surround Speakers and Bass Module, the Bose Music App is needed in order to group and function your devices.
I apologise for any disappointment this causes.
Tegan M - Community Support
No offense to Bose, but I think that such a limitation / restriction is silly. You should not be dependant on a cell phone application to make your hardware work. Nice to have the option for access an cntrol via such an app, but being the only way to make it work, not so smart.