Soundlink II color turning on without consent! Bose ignores complaints after imposing stupid feature
The other day the Bose Connect app decided to force a firmware update without my knowledge and suddenly I was thrown into a nightmare.
Imagine this: 2 of my Echo dot devices stop responding to me however, when I speak the light turns on. This had me trying all sorts of things and even wondering if I should send them back. Then I discover that they actually connected to the Bose Speaker which was out of earshot in another room.
This can't be I thought - everytime I turn on one of the many devices that is paired to this speaker it turns on despite that fact that I have turned the speaker OFF!!
What madness is this? A search turns up that this is actually an intentional feature! What idiot thought this was a GOOD IDEA? What idiot dares to override the owners wish to keep the speaker OFF?? What idiot ignores the many complaints now floating around for not only this version but the revolve and other speakers which in their wisdom decided to implement this mass stupidity? What idiot would implement such a feature without providing a warning or documentation outlining the change in behaviour?
What would be a good reason for this? What would be a good reason for not only imposing this inept software code on people but to do so without providing a toggle to stop it happening. THERE IS A REASON FOR AN OFF BUTTON ... IN CASE BOSE HASN'T REALISED, IT IS SO THAT WE CAN TURN SOMETHING OFF!! And it isn't for Bose to tell US, who are the OWNERS of this device (yes we paid outright to buy this expensive speaker), that we didn't really mean to turn it off.
What possible good reason could there be for Bose to ignore complaints which span more than a year without providing a solution either in a future firmware update or a sensible means of downgrading the firmware to a less buggy one. Yes this is a BUG which they choose to call a feature!
All I've seen here and in the archive are empty promises to let the devs know who continue to ignore those that find this a complete and utter nightmare!
I will never buy another Bose speaker all the tiime Bose see fit to continue this stupid policy of forcing features we don't need or want and depriving us of the choice .. and I apologise for the rant but I am extremely upset by the problems that this has given me.