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Bose Home Speaker 500

THE WIDEST SOUND OF ANY SMART SPEAKER

Overview

Wall-to-wall stereo icon

WALL-TO-WALL STEREO FROM A SINGLE SPEAKER

Control with touch or app icon

CONTROL WITH TOUCH OR APP

Preset buttons icon

SIX PRESET BUTTONS

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icon

WI-FI® AND BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY

App icon

PERSONALIZED BOSE MUSIC APP

Apple AirPlay 2 icon

APPLE AIRPLAY 2

More features coming icon

MORE FEATURES COMING, LIKE VOICE CONTROL

THE WIDEST SOUND OF ANY SMART SPEAKER

It’s powerfully simple. Fill any room with wall-to-wall stereo sound, and get easy control of all your music.

Wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single speaker

Inside the Bose Home Speaker 500, two custom drivers point in opposite directions to bounce sound off the walls. The result? A soundstage wider than any other smart speaker, powerful enough to fill any room with an astonishing stereo performance.

Top of the speaker showing controls

CONTROL COMES EASY

We put a lot of thought into making it easy to control all your music, your way. Play or pause with a tap on the top controls, or manage everything from the intuitive Bose Music app. And you can set up to six different presets for playlists, Internet radio stations and more, so your favorites are just a tap away.

Which one is right for you?

The Bose Home Speaker 300 is a compact smart speaker with 360° sound. And the Bose Home Speaker 500 is a larger speaker with stereo sound for the best acoustic performance, plus an LCD screen to show you what’s playing.

Bose Home Speaker 300

HOME SPEAKER 300

16.1 cm H x 14.2 cm W x 10.2 cm D (0.9 kg)

Bose Home Speaker 500

HOME SPEAKER 500

20.3 cm H x 17 cm W x 10.9 cm D (2.15 kg)

MUSIC. ANY WAY YOU WANT IT.

When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want. Browse your favorite music services, like Spotify®, Amazon Music, or Apple Music, or play anything from your phone or tablet. If you can get it on your device, you can hear it through the Bose Home Speaker 500. Music services may vary.

Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn
Smartphone displaying the Bose Music app

Take control of your listening experience

With the Bose Music app, you can easily browse through all your music in one place and seamlessly jump between stations, playlists, and services. Plus, it’s another simple way to control the Bose Home Speaker 500. Setting up presets with the app is easy, so the music you love is just one touch away. And multiple users can personalize their experience and content.

Bose Music app logo
The seamless body of the Bose Home Speaker 500

Premium design, inside and out

The Home Speaker 500 looks as good as it sounds. A seamless, anodized aluminum body gives the speaker a refined finish that’s perfect for any room. It’s always getting better, too. Future software updates will add new features — like integrated voice control from Amazon Alexa, when it becomes available in your region.

Bose Soundbar 500, Bose Home Speaker 500 and the Bose Soundbar 700

Meet the family

The Bose Home Speaker 500 is part of a Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars. They all work together, so you can add another whenever you want to enjoy more music in more rooms. And control comes easy with the Bose Music app, which lets you manage everything right from your phone. Bring all your entertainment to life — music, movies, and TV — in any room you want.

ADD MORE SOUND AROUND THE HOUSE

Want to listen to the same music in different rooms at the same time? You can always group two or more Bose Home Speakers together — and now, with Bose SimpleSync™ technology, you can also group a Bose Home Speaker with a Bose SoundLink Bluetooth and play them both in perfect sync.

Man listening to a Bose Home Speaker 300
Bose home speaker plus Bluetooth speaker
Couple listening to a SoundLink Color II speaker

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Specs

Dimensions/weight

  • Speaker:20.3 cm H x 17 cm W x 10.9 cm D (2.15 kg)

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • Bose Home Speaker 500
  • Power cord

FAQs

How do I set up the Bose Home Speaker 500?

Simply download the Bose Music app on your device, plug in the speaker, and open the app to get started. The app will guide you through setting up your account on the speaker, adding your account information for your favorite music services, and adding Amazon Alexa to the product (where available).

Is the Bose Home Speaker 500 compatible with Bose SoundTouch speakers?

No. The Bose Home Speaker 500 uses the new Bose Music app for setup, control, and music browsing, while Bose SoundTouch products use the SoundTouch app.

What sources can I play music from?

The Bose Home Speaker 500 can play music directly from streaming music services over Wi-Fi® or using the Bose Music app. The Bose Home Speaker 500 also has Bluetooth® and Apple AirPlay 2 capabilities and a standard 3.5 mm auxiliary line-in jack. Additionally, you can play music on the Bose Home Speaker 500 from the Spotify® app on a smartphone, tablet, or computer using Spotify® Connect.

Does the Bose Home Speaker 500 play Apple Music?

Yes. Apple Music can be accessed over Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay 2.

What music services can I access from the Bose Home Speaker 500?

The Bose Home Speaker 500 can play music directly over Wi-Fi from Spotify, Pandora®, TuneIn, iHeartRadio™, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, and Deezer. Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility allows access to Apple Music, and other services may be accessed by playing from a device using a Bluetooth connection. Music and voice services may vary.

How can I control the music playing on the speaker?

You can initiate and control content on the Bose Home Speaker 500 using the Bose Music app and the buttons on the speaker. You can also control the speaker using Spotify® Connect (through the Spotify app) or Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility for added control from Apple devices.

What is the color LCD display screen on the product for?

The LCD display shows information about the content currently playing on the speaker, including album art, track name, artist name, music service information, radio station name, and location, etc. There is an optional clock setting available in the Bose Music app, which displays the time when the speaker is in standby mode. The display also shows setup and diagnostic information. It does not play video content and is not a touch screen. It will automatically dim based on the brightness of the room, and will turn off if content is not playing.

Can I use the Bose Home Speaker 500 as a clock or alarm?

Yes. In the settings menu of the Bose Music app, there is an option to turn on a clock so that the speaker will show the current time on its LCD display screen when it is in standby mode.

Does the Bose Home Speaker 500 have a battery for portable use?

No. The speaker must be plugged into a wall outlet to function.

Does the Bose Home Speaker 500 have NFC built in?

No.

Does the Bose Home Speaker 500 include or work with a remote control?

No. You can control the product from across the room through the use of Alexa voice control (where available), or from anywhere on your Wi-Fi network using the Bose Music app.

What app should I use to set up and control the Bose Home Speaker 500?

The Bose Music app is used to set up and control the speaker. Once you’ve set up the speaker with the app, you can also control the speaker with its buttons or with your voice (via Alexa, where available). Certain Alexa-related settings can be managed in Amazon’s Alexa app.

Can multiple people in my household share the Bose Home Speaker 500?

Yes. The new Bose Music app is personalized so that multiple users can each have the Bose Music app on their own device and control the speaker with their own music services and favorite content.

Do I have to use a virtual assistant?

No. The use of a virtual assistant is optional; you can initiate music from the Bose Music app and other sources without using Alexa. In countries where Alexa is available on the Bose Home Speaker 500, the option to add Alexa can be declined in setup and revisited at any time. You can also remove Alexa from the speaker at any time via the settings menu of the Bose Music app. And when Alexa is installed, the microphones may be turned off at any time with the microphone off button on the speaker.

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Bose Home Speaker 500

THE WIDEST SOUND OF ANY SMART SPEAKER

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