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DesertWolf
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Can Home Speaker 500 do Alexa & Google at same time?

I have both Alexa and Google smart speakers and like having both. If I buy a Bose Speaker 500 can it replace both? Or does it have to be configured as only one or the other?

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Tegan_M
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Re: Can Home Speaker 500 do Alexa & Google at same time?

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Hi DesertWolf,

 

Thanks for reaching out. It is not possible to have both Alexa and Google Assistant enabled on your Home Speaker 500. 

 

What are you trying to achieve? We may be able to provide some device on the best set up for you.

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Tegan_M
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Re: Can Home Speaker 500 do Alexa & Google at same time?

Bose Best Answer selected by Community Manager Keith_L

Hi DesertWolf,

 

Thanks for reaching out. It is not possible to have both Alexa and Google Assistant enabled on your Home Speaker 500. 

 

What are you trying to achieve? We may be able to provide some device on the best set up for you.

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Re: Can Home Speaker 500 do Alexa & Google at same time?

I am in a building that has separate wifi for phones and devices... I can move my phone back and forth some, but I would prefer to have a smart device that allows me to play audible and Google play/YouTube music from the same device. I like Google music as it connects to YouTube which I use often as well and I have a ton of books on audible. Is there any way voice commands can be set up in a way that I can control both with voice?

Marvin_B
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Re: Can Home Speaker 500 do Alexa & Google at same time?

Hi Tebnayr.

 

Welcome to the Community! Thank you for your post.
 

To better assist you, may we know if the WiFi connection in the building under your name(private account) or it is the WiFi for everybody that is in that building?

 

Let us know.

 

 

 

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Re: Can Home Speaker 500 do Alexa & Google at same time?

It is shared wifi. It is not open to anyone, but devices are added through their mac address. 

Vicky_W
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Re: Can Home Speaker 500 do Alexa & Google at same time?

@Tebnayr, thanks for posting! I am sorry, currently you are unable to add a Bose Smart speaker to a Google Speaker group. You can explore the features that are not available here. Let me know if you need help with anything else. 

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Re: Can Home Speaker 500 do Alexa & Google at same time?

I am confused. This was not my question at all, I do not care about grouping. 

 

I was hoping to have a speaker be able to play google youtube music and audible through voice command, preferably without connecting my phone to the wifi. How easy is this able to voice command between both google music and audible?

Hector_B
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Re: Can Home Speaker 500 do Alexa & Google at same time?

Thanks for confirming Tebnayr. 

 

To confirm you are looking to get Google Assistant to play Youtube Music and Audible via the assistant? 

 

You would need to have a device connected to your speaker to be able to do this as Youtube Music isn't something that is supported directly on the speaker. Meaning that you would need to Bluetooth to the system to be able to stream this form of content. 

 

Please do let me know if you have further questions. 

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