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Sep 2, 2014

Bose Music App and Speaker Firmware Update Available December 12th

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On Wednesday, December 12th, we will begin deploying updates for the Bose Music app and Bose smart speakers. These updates include several bug fixes and stability improvements. 


Release Timeline:


  • December 12 - Bose Music app updates in both Apple App store and Google Play store
  • December 12 - All internet-connected Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700 systems


Please note: Users may see the Bose Music app update up to 24 hours before the new speaker firmware is downloaded and installed.




App: 1.3.2
Available: Dec 12


App: 1.3.2
Available: Dec 12


Soundbar 500:
Firmware: 2.1.10
Available: Dec 12


Soundbar 700:
Firmware: 2.1.10
Available: Dec 12


Home Spkr. 500:
Firmware: 2.1.9
Available: Dec 12

 App Features:


 Auto device discover for Alexa


  • Customers adding Alexa voice to their speakers will no longer need to actively say “Alexa, discover devices” as the final step
  • Alexa will automatically initiate a device discovery as part of the setup process


 Improved speaker update experience


  • Before this release, during setup, a Bose smart speaker was shown as unavailable in the app while in the process of installing the latest firmware
  • Customers will now see an “Updating” message in the Bose Music app when the speaker has completed the firmware download and installation is in process


 Confirmation tone for paired accessories


  • Customer pairing accessories to Soundbar 500 or 700 systems will now hear a tone to confirm pairing has completed


Bug Fixes:


Correct time on Home Speaker 500


  • We fixed an issue causing the Home Speaker 500 to display Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) instead of the region-specific time in some countries


Removed clock option for Soundbar 500 and Soundbar 700


  • We fixed an issue causing the Bose Music app to present an option to set a clock for Soundbar 500 and 700 systems