Bose Soundbar Universal Remote

Model: 809945-0010 UPC: 017817796682 Item: 171863


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Bose Soundbar Universal Remote

Declutter your coffee table with the Bose Soundbar Universal Remote. A convenient add-on to the Soundbar 500 (comes included with the Soundbar 700), this sleek remote also syncs with your TV and other devices so you can control everything in one place. Six presets allow you to instantly enjoy your favorite music with the press of a button. The unique elastomer keypad automatically displays only the most relevant buttons depending on what you need, making it even easier to control your devices.

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Finally, a remote control you will love using. The Bose Soundbar Universal Remote controls just about everything. If you can connect it to your TV, you can most likely control it with this remote. So say goodbye to the cluttered coffee table and trying to figure out which remote goes to what device — all you need is this one.

Included with the Bose Soundbar 700. Optional accessory for the Bose Soundbar 500.

Light the Way

Bose wants you to have the best possible experience and be able to enjoy entertainment in seconds. And thanks to ingenious contextual backlighting, you can. The Bose Universal Soundbar Remote only shows you buttons relevant to the task at hand. Whether you’re listening to music or watching TV, the remote automatically adjusts itself to light up buttons you need in that very moment. That way, you never have to go searching for the right buttons again.

Looks Good, Feels Better

You know quality when you see it, so ditch the scientific calculator look, because this is a remote that you’ll be proud to display. Designed sleek with a premium aluminum accent and seamless elastomer keypad that’s soft to the touch, so not only is it beautiful to the eye, it feels great in your hand.

Product highlights

  • Universal remote that syncs with most TVs and Soundbar 500 and 700 (Included with the Bose Soundbar 700)
  • Six presets allow you to instantly enjoy your favorite music
  • Automatically displays relevant buttons to what you need
  • Premium aluminum and elastomer keypad
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.25" x 0.5" x 1.75"
  • Weight: 0.5 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 year (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support



  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.25" x 0.5" x 1.75"
  • Weight: 0.5 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • Soundbar Universal Remote
  • 4x AA batteries


Customer Reviews for Bose Soundbar Universal Remote

2.2 / 5.0
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Buttons does not light up long enough
Great remote control but very annoying feature where the remote does not light up long enough for more comfortable use
August 4, 2020
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It appears to not work
I bought the sound bar 700 and it came with this remote.

The sound bar 700 is absolutely fantastic and worth every penny. But I was disappointed by the quality of the remote. This made the value of the entire sound bar system depreciate significantly, as I now have to use two remotes (one which works half the time) for my tv and sound bar.

Basically pairing the sound bar to the remote worked once when following the step by step instructions and using the Bose Music app. After doing a few resets, it still don’t work. And don’t get me started on pairing it with the tv. I teach physics and I find reading about special relativity more conceptually attainable than figuring out and troubleshooting pairing the remote with any other device beside the sound bar.
July 26, 2020
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Great remote ruin by short time illuminations
Title says it all. An infuriating remote as the lights extinguish before you can select the buttons, especially with using for satellite that needs often several buttons and learning where what function is, there is not enough time to check. It is small things like this that ruin the pleasure of using what could be high quality units. Shame this is not considered important enough to resolve or provide a user option. I would not mind the extra cost of battery replacement more often to get this option/time increased.
July 10, 2020
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Backlight Fail Ruins Fantastic Remote
This remote is fantastic. The contextual buttons are amazing and it works great.

HUGE FLAW though. The backlight of the contextual buttons only lats a few seconds. This ruins the remote and makes it completely inaccessible for most especially those with any disabilities.

Bose needs to fix this or a class action lawsuit should be opened.
July 7, 2020
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Soundtouch 300 soundbar remote
Would buy this replacement for my Soundtouch 300 Soundbar but not sure if it works for my system. All I see referenced is Soundtouch 500 and 700. Does it work on 300?
July 2, 2020
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This remote works well for a lot of universal items. I managed to pair it with all devices: Samsung TV, Bell PVR, etc.

My major beef with this remote is that since it’s release, there have been documented complaints about the “BACK” button not working on samsung TVs. Hello BOSE!!!! WAKEUP!!!! Samsung is a MAJOR market Share for TVs and for your remote to not allow users to move back in a menu setting is really frustrating. Don’t believe me? Read the dozens of other users that have complained.

Not sure what I mean? Here is an example: you have a streaming service (Netflix, Disney+, etc) and you want to watch a movie with the kids. You see something that is interesting and click on it only to discover it might not be the right choice (insert reason here). You want to go BACK to the menu to view the other choices, but the BACK button doesn’t work. To go back, you will sometimes need to exit the app and start all over again. On a good day this is frustrating for adults. On any day with kids, good luck keeping their patience. Lol.

Great sound from the sound bar BUT don’t waste time with the remote that can’t go back.

My other reason for 1 Star is the community response to Bose or their lack of response on their own website. There is the occasional BoSe moderator who chimes in saying it’s a TV Remote pairing issue. NOPE! It’s a programming issue with Bose.

June 28, 2020
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Typical Bose product
Looks nice but 100% useless. Doesn’t even control the volume. Bose is awful anymore
June 26, 2020
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Universal remote does not control my tv
The app doesn’t display an option to tune the universal remote in to the TV. The app is buggy. The soundbar is great. Shame they can’t sort out the remote .
June 24, 2020
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Great when backlighting is on.
I am excited to replace three remotes with one.
I am sad to say that the backlighting issue about which Bose customers have been writing negative reviews for years now has *still* not been addressed. Truly the backlighting is on for microseconds.
With arthritic hands, it has been frustrating to "break in" our new remote.
Despite a great design and compatibility, the backlighting issue is of serious concern.
Please, Bose, at the very least address your customers' concerns here or on the Bose community support pages.
June 22, 2020
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Excellent remote
does everything you need except the home button does not work the same as the one on the tv remote
June 21, 2020
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How do I get the indicators to turn on so I know what can be selected on the universal remote ?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2019