Bose TV Speaker
A single connection to your TV has you up and running in no time.
Two full-range drivers are angled to deliver wide, spatial sound, while the center tweeter clarifies speech for clear dialogue.
The Bose TV Speaker can wirelessly stream content from any Bluetooth device.
At just over 2″ tall, the Bose TV Speaker is a small soundbar that fits just about anywhere. Wall bracket available.
You can also place the Bose TV Speaker in Dialogue mode to further enhance the clarity of speech, conversations, and news programs.
Small LED lights turn on and/or change color when certain features are enabled. They also blink to acknowledge volume changes.
The Bose TV Speaker also has Bluetooth connectivity, so you can listen to what you want, when you want. Press the “Bluetooth” button on the remote to pair a device and wirelessly play music and podcasts.
And while it delivers surprisingly rich and deep sound for a speaker of its size, you can press the “Bass” button on the remote for a little bit more.
Designed with simplicity in mind, the Bose TV Speaker uses a single connection to your TV via an optical audio cable (included) or an HDMI cable (sold separately), so you can go from unboxing to watching in no time. Learn how to continue using your current remote or use the included Bose TV Speaker remote.
If you’re looking for even more bass or want to expand your system, you can add a wired subwoofer to experience theater-quality, heart-pounding bass. The Bose TV Speaker is compatible with the Bose Bass Module 500 and Bass Module 700 (Bose Bass Module Connection Cable sold separately).
- Bose TV Speaker
- Remote control with battery pre-installed
- Optical cable
- Power cord
- Quick start guide
What is the difference between the Bose TV Speaker and the Solo 5 TV sound system?
The new Bose TV Speaker improves upon the best-selling Solo 5 system. It is notably louder, has clearer dialogue, and overall improved acoustic performance. It also adds HDMI-CEC connectivity to be compatible with today’s A/V equipment and your current TV remote. Lastly, the Bose TV Speaker has a sleeker, lower-profile design, preventing it from blocking the bottom edge of the TV.
Does the Bose TV Speaker offer any dialogue enhancement?
Yes. The Bose TV Speaker improves upon the Dialogue mode of the best-selling Solo 5 system, so now your dialogue is even clearer for TV and/or podcasts. Dialogue mode offers enhanced speech and pronunciation. It analyzes what you’re watching, separates the vocals from other audio elements and amplifies them. Additionally, the Bose TV Speaker allows Dialogue mode to be set as “persistent,” so you no longer have to enable it every time you turn on the product.
Can the Bose TV Speaker be wall mounted?
Yes. The Bose TV Speaker can be wall mounted with the Bose Soundbar Wall Bracket (sold separately). This is the same current bracket that is used for the Bose Soundbar 500 and 700.
What TVs are compatible with the Bose TV Speaker?
The Bose TV Speaker is designed for use with almost any TV with an optical audio output (optical cable included) or HDMI-ARC connectivity (HDMI cord sold separately). Most HDTVs are also HDMI-CEC enabled, meaning if you have such a TV and connect your Bose TV Speaker with an HDMI cable, you can continue using the same remote control you are currently using.
Is the Bose TV Speaker Bluetooth compatible?
Yes. You can enjoy your music and podcasts streamed wirelessly from a Bluetooth-enabled portable device that supports streaming.
Can the Bose TV Speaker work in multi-room groups with other Bose products?
Yes. The Bose TV Speaker can play music in synchronized 1-1 connection with any Bose smart speaker or soundbar using Bose SimpleSync technology. This functionality is being controlled by the smart speaker or soundbar in the Bose Music app. Note, you cannot connect a pair of headphones to the Bose TV Speaker for synchronized audio/video grouping.
Compatible products: Bose Home Speaker 500, Home Speaker 300, Bose Portable Home Speaker, Bose Soundbar 700, or Bose Soundbar 500.
Does the Bose TV Speaker have a headphone output?
No. If you want to listen to your TV with headphones, you should use the TV’s headphone output. Many TVs have a headphone output.
Do I have to use the Bose TV Speaker remote control?
If your TV is HDMI-CEC enabled, you can connect the Bose TV Speaker to your TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately) and continue to use the remote control you are already familiar with to control your TV. HDMI-CEC will allow the Bose TV Speaker to automatically turn on when you turn on your TV and your existing remote control will control the Bose TV Speaker volume.
If you connect the Bose TV Speaker to your TV using the supplied optical cable, you can use the included remote. Or you can program a third-party universal remote to control (please refer to your universal remote control for programming instructions and the appropriate Bose IR codes). Also, the soundbar can be programmed to “learn” the volume and mute commands from your existing remote. See Using another remote to control your Bose system in the Bose Support section for instructions.
However, for music streaming, you need the included remote to place your Bose TV Speaker in Bluetooth mode and connect your Bluetooth-enabled device for the first time. Once connected, you do not need the remote moving forward. You can go to your Bluetooth settings and “force connect” from previously paired devices.
You can simply “force connect” your previously paired device to the Bose TV Speaker by going to your device’s Bluetooth settings menu and selecting the Bose TV Speaker. This will automatically switch to the Bluetooth source. It will also turn on the Bose TV Speaker if the speaker is off and put it into the Bluetooth source.
Can the bass level of the Bose TV Speaker be adjusted?
Yes. There is a bass level adjustment located on the remote control.
Can I connect a bass module to the Bose TV Speaker?
Yes. You can connect the optional Bose Bass Module 500 or Bose Bass Module 700 to the Bose TV Speaker via a wired connection. This requires the Bose Bass Module Connection Cable or a standard 3.5 mm cable (sold separately).
Can source devices, such as a cable set-top box, phone/tablet, gaming system, etc., be connected directly to the Bose TV Speaker?
Any device with an HDMI-ARC, optical, or analog audio output can be connected to the Bose TV Speaker. However, we strongly recommend that customers only connect the TV Speaker to the TV’s output, so sound and picture will always be in sync.