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SlyZ
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Can I use Home Speaker 500 using my iPhone hotspot?

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Bose product name-Home Speaker 500

 

Country-USA

 

Firmware Version

 

App Version-4.5.4

 

I’m not near a Wi-Fi network, but am using my iPhone 12 Pro Max as a hotspot. How can I get the Home Speaker 500 to respond?

 


What devices were you using that were affected and what version are they on-iPhone 12 Pro Max


Detailed description of the issue and steps to reproduce

 

What environment do you experience the issue in? (e.g. noisy office, quiet kitchen, etc.)

 

When did you start to experience the issue? Did it work correctly previously?

 

Any troubleshooting steps you took

 

 

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Xyz987
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Re: Can I use Home Speaker 500 using my iPhone hotspot?

You should be able to use your iPhone hotspot to connect to the internet just as you would use any other modem/router.  I'm currently away from home using my iPad hotspot and Verizon Wireless cellular to connect to Roon, Audirvana, Apple Music, Tidal, and Qobuz.  I'm not using a Bose speaker but that should not matter.

 

 

Liam_G
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Re: Can I use Home Speaker 500 using my iPhone hotspot?

Hello SlyZ, and welcome to the Community! 

Also, thank you @Xyz987 for sharing that information. 

While our speakers are designed to work with full Wi-Fi networks, we cannot guarantee how well they'll work with device hotspots. 
For the best connection, performance and stability, we recommend that you connect to a full Wi-Fi network. 

I hope this helps! 

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SlyZ
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Re: Can I use Home Speaker 500 using my iPhone hotspot?

My problem was simpler than I thought—it was a matter of connecting to Bluetooth, while I could use the hotspot for any service (eg Pandora). Thanks for the comments—reassuring!

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Re: Can I use Home Speaker 500 using my iPhone hotspot?

Hey, yeah I think that it's possible to use an iphone with that