Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Sounds Fantastic AND Terrible! Bose Connect App Help?
I read a posting from August that is locked and I was unable to ask there.
I have a Bose Soundlink Micro and I love it. It sounds fantastic, when it's connected to my phone through the Android Connect App. But alas, it's not available (as far as I know) for my Linux OS computer.
It sounds utterly atrocious when I connect via my laptop though. It will pair, but the volume buttons don't work, and it just sounds terrible and sloppy. I run Manjaro Linux KDE (Arch based), but I have tried to get it to work on Debian/Ubuntu based distros also to no worthwhile luck. There's one attempt at making the connect app work in Linux on the AUR, but it still needs more work.
Since the Connect app is free in Android, is it possible for Bose to release the source code so someone can make this work properly on LInux distros for you? I'd love to see this app turned into a snapd to bring bose into the Linux world. Snapd would probably be your best, and most comprehensive application to cover nearly all Linux distros if you aren't already working on this. I'm aware this question has been asked a few times (I've been searching here for a while now) and the comments from moderators just reply with "they will forward the concern to the development team." It doesn't seem like that will ever happen since I read replies like that dating back a number of years now, and understand it's not high on the priority list for you. I would like to try and get it done for on the Linux side and offer your development team a hand since they are obviously preoccupied with other tasks.
If there is a set date when something usable is coming out from Bose for ANY Linux distro, that information would be great. Or could you at least comment about the progress upon it's development at least?? Are you 50% there? 90%? A year? A couple months away from it being realistically available? Please don't reply with you will forward this information to the dev team, that's been posted a number of times already, and I'm sure you will anyway. I would love to use this product with my computer at home and have it sound as great as it does on my phone. Right now it sounds atrocious, and I don't want this to be my last Bose purchase when there's people out here who would like to help you make this a reality for us Bose enthusiasts!