Bose has announced Google Assistant support for some of its smart speakers and soundbars.
This list of compatible devices includes the Bose Home Speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500, Bose Soundbar 700, and the new Bose Home Speaker 300, which is launching this summer. With Google Assistant support, these devices will recognise voice commands, so you can do all the usual things like play music, get answers from Google Search, control smart devices around your home, and more – all by saying, "OK Google".
How to enable Google Assistant on Bose smart speakers and soundbars
Existing Bose speaker owners
If you already own a compatible Bose smart speakers or soundbar, the device will automatically receive a software update that brings Google Assistant as a voice assistant option. To enable it, follow these steps:
- Ensure your Bose speaker is powered on and connected to your network.
- Download and open the Bose Music app on your mobile device.
- Go to "Voice Settings" in the Bose Music app.
- Select the Google Assistant and follow the guided setup process.
New Bose speaker owners
If you're buying a Bose smart speaker soundbar for the first time, you'll be able to select the Assistant immediately at set up.
What about the Bose Home Speaker 300?
We've asked Bose for information about its upcoming Bose Home Speaker 300, pictured above. We will update this story when we learn more. From what we can tell, it's similar to the Bose Home Speaker 500. The major difference, of course, is that that the 300 lacks a display.
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