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Nov 30, 2020

Can't schedule Alexa announcement


Bose product name: Soundbar 700


Firmware Version

(1.0.7, 4.8.1, 1.7.0, etc.)

App Version

(4.1.1, 13.0.2, etc.)

What devices were you using that were affected and what version are they on


Detailed description of the issue and steps to reproduce


Not able to schedule announcements on Alexa. For ex: if a routine is created for an announcement "Hello, Good morning" to be made at everyday 7am. This won't work.



Once you register the soundbar 700 on Alexa, it shows "Type" as TV.



What environment do you experience the issue in?



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


Any troubleshooting steps you took




Re: Can't schedule Alexa announcement



Thanks for reaching out and welcome to the Community!


I do apologize for the delay in responding, I've been looking into this for you. As it's not possible to set a routine to play a music service at a particular time, it was unclear whether this would stop the speakers from being able to have a routine support announcements at a set time would work. 


Interestingly when I originally tested this with my Home Speaker 500 I was also unable to get the routines to work, but routines like the one you described have started working correctly since. Are you able to get your routines to work now, or do they still not start at the correct time? If your routine isn't working, try removing the routine and recreating it as a new routine, and let me know if that works.


Should your routines not be working still, we'd love to look into this further with you! So we can, I've sent you a private message with some extra information we would need to see what exactly is happening with the soundbar.


The soundbar will show with the "type" set to TV due to the way our soundbars interact with the Alexa app. This is expected to happen, so will not cause any issues when using Alexa with your soundbar.


I look forward to hearing back from you!

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