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.
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.
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
Navigation skips when trying to control certain streaming services through Samsung TV. Tried reinstalling but no improvement. Very frustrating. Also remote only controls certain TV functions. Definitely not a "universal" remote.
This remote came with the Bose 700 soundbar. It paired with my devices just fine but after 1 month, the direction pad (up, down, left, right) will move 2 spaces instead of 1 while navigating menus. Sometimes it moves 1 space like it’s suppose to but it’s pretty much guaranteed the next move will be 2 spaces. This causes the remote to be useless for anything except controlling the soundbar volume. I’ve tried resynching the remote and replacing the batteries.
I love this remote! The weight is perfect, it replaced all my remotes and this is not missing any buttons I need. I have the apple tv and this has replaced that remote, my vizio tv remote has been replaced. And the light up feature is amazing especially at night or while watching a movie.
I bought everything Bose. This remote came with my SoundBar 700 package. I think it has a great design. It took me a while to figure out how to reset it. I think it's great to use my iPhone App to control it. It doesn't like some previous system which need to hook up to TV. I think that can minimize their cost and Bose is able to sell it at lower price. However, I couldn't make it work with my LG TV and not even my Apple TV. I can only use it as an expansive volume control remote which I can simply use my phone to replace it.
Came with Bose 700 sound bar and sub woofer. Lovely feel. Clever context sensitive lights. Backlighting stays on waaay too short and doesn’t seem to be changeable. I’ve successfully connected it to TV (which it controls well), DVD (which it has limited function) and a Virgin V6 media box (which, after apparently connecting ok, as confirmed by remote powering the V6 off, doesn’t seem to work at all. Very frustrating.
Where to start... (1) it does not pair with my TV (Panasonic FZ950) - I have tried so many times to re-pair but it at best it intermittently works (2) Lights flick on and off so you can never actually see the buttons, (3) when the lights do flick on, they often don't turn off for hours (what a waste of batteries). Such a hopeless remote, I'd love to throw it in the bin but I need it change the audio inputs on my Soundbar 700 - this is literally the only thing I use it for (if I play music from my iphone then turn on the TV on the soundbar does not automatically change inputs). Here's an idea Bose, include a source button on the Soundbar 700, then you can stop including this in the package - it is more trouble than it's worth.
Hi there, recently less lights light up on my remote. Some of the buttons i need did not lit. Previously when i first got it, all six sources buttons would light up and the one that i click on will turn blue and all other colorful buttons will also light up. Recently, only the TV and the Bluetooth buttons and a few other white buttons would light up. the numbers and the coloured ones and the TV Source buttons are dark. Is there a problem with my remote?
The Apple TV touch pad controller was a pain. Either too sensitive or not sensitive enough, often dropped because of how small and smooth it is. The Bose Universal Remote has been a welcome upgrade. It even has the ability to slow motion play shows, though I haven’t learned how to invoke on demand (I accidentally invoke). I never have to worry about anything being in the way of the receiver. Additionally, it has a nice design and feel. If anyone knows how to invoke the slow motion play on the Apple TV, please comment. Thank you!
Where is the universal remote troubleshooting shooting guide! Remote has been working perfectly for 4 months...for no reason it no longer lights up on picking it up..you have to touch it hopefully pressing the correct spot (as its black with nothing showing) and nowhere can I find any help...very frustrating Would have given a 5 star rating other than this issue
Control came with the SB700. Initially I did not find where to configure it inside the bose app. Once I did I found that using the “advanced setup” feature by entering the device model number works like a charm and much better than the basic trial and error feature. I setup TV, xbox and tv receiver in no time and it works like a charm with full features.
Bought the 700 soundbar and I’m seriously considering returning it! System isn’t playing sound from my Samsung TV via HDMI, and I refuse to go backwards an use an optical cable. Shouldn’t be this difficult. Very disappointed with this aspect of a Bose product. The only pro so far... Playing music via BT, the sound is PHENOMENAL!! I’ll give customer support a chance Monday, if issues exist , I’m returning the system. Update coming 1 July 19.
Such a shame, this is such a premium remote but the fact that the timing of the back lights can’t be adjusted makes it unusable. They claim it stays on for three seconds, but I can assure you it is not nearly long enough and will drive you absolutely nuts.
Constantly pairing as the remote unpairs iteself. Now it doesnt light up and we shake and nothing...have to press a button to see what we need to click....not sure how to get it to light up with us shaking it. We have only have the system for 4 month and the remote is a constant issue.
Set up the universal remote that came with my sound bar and it took five minutes to get my TV (LG), cable box (Comcast), and Blu-Ray (Sony) player set up. None of which were made this decade. Never had a universal remote actually work with all my stuff. Couldn’t be happier.
This remote came with my sound bar and it only works some of the time. Sending the signal from the remote to the sound bar to the tv or cable box is poor design. Sometimes the signal gets to my cable box sometimes it doesn’t. Instead of it replacing my remote it’s just another remote to add to the pile.
Although the remote works just fine if your setup fits Bose expectations of your TV setup, it does not at all in any other circumstance. In my case, I bought the Soundbar 700 for a home cinema setup with a projector. This means that the Soundbar sits behind the screen, which is sound-transparent. However, it is nit infrared transparent. And since the remote does not blast IR, but instead connects to the Soundbar via Bluetooth, and then the Soundbar does the IR blast, it means that none of my devices (all on the other side of the screen) ever get the IR signal from the Soundbar, making this universal remote completely useless. I didn't buy it extra, so I'm not too disappointed, but it still baffles me that they didn't add the IR blaster to the remote itself.
While I'm not new to Bose products, I am new to the world of their remotes. The Universal Remote configured perfectly the first time from the Bose Music App and after testing, switching devices, etc. all works well with the exception of TV volume, but who needs that with a 700 Series Soundbar!! It would be nice if you could adjust the backlight time on the remote or at least leave it on longer. It would also be nice if it came with a manual or if the Soundbar 700 referenced how to find the manual.
I purchased the Bose universal remote for my Bose Soundbar 500 as that remote was very limiting. I was very skeptical due to all of the negative reviews but I took a chance. I have a 2019 Samsung 6 series 4k tv and an Apple 4k tv plus a Xbox One X. The remote paired to all of the devices and works very well with all of them. I would have given this a 4.5 stars. The reason for the deduction is the backlight does not stay on long. Since this remote is setup via the app you should be able to control how long the backlighting stays on. Hopefully there could be an update for that otherwise I personally like the extra weight of the remote and the feel and look.
Like the new design but after 6 months using it I am still having to continually shake it to refresh the backlighting of buttons. It is highly annoying for everyone to use. I hope there is a fix coming soon to this otherwise very nice remote.
This remote is well weighted and has proper tactile features to allow me to use it without looking at it. Connects via RF (instead of IR) so I don't need to be pointing it at the Soundbar or TV. Only the buttons that are in use will light up, and only the functions that are programmed are shown. No confusion.
The universal remote that came with the sound bar 700 is very unresponsive. You have to push the buttons several times before they respond. This is very frustrating. Also the lights don’t stay on long enough.
There is no option to go “back” while browsing the TV. This means you either have to revert to the TV remote control, or exit applications all-together and navigate back to where you want to be (which could be avoided if the ‘back’ function worked) which is extremely annoying.
Bought this system 2 days ago, put it together last night and it seemed to work fine with a few issues with the remote. Today the remote just plain doesn't work, wont pair or talk to the soundbar at all. Very poor from Bose, the quality should be better and for this price other inputs should be available for playing music other than the basic lowest quality Bluetooth. Over it before I get started. Bose have advised the whole soundbar requires replacement, I may just ask for my money back and buy something else with more modern options for inputs/ outputs and HDMI. My advice is don't buy this soundbar if your a traditional Bose customer, it will probably disappoint you with the poor quality audio.
My remote came with my Soundbar 700. I followed the quick start guide on this web page and used the Bose Music app to set up my Samsung TV, AT&T Cable box and AppleTV. All three devices function well using the Universal remote.
This remote is difficult to use for a variety of reasons. The buttons do not stay lit long enough for the operator to identify which button they should push -- especially during the long learning curve. Also, the amount of pressure to apply in order to get a button to respond varies from moment to moment. You can push the right arrow hard and it won't respond, so you push it again and it jumps to the right three times -- very frustrating. It makes navigating menus and alphabet pads impossible. Also, the remote did not come with an instructions -- other than the instructions on how to pair it. I'm still experimenting to try and figure out what the icons on the remote stand for. Bose needs to re-engineer this remote and let me know when it does.
I bought this remote along with the Bose 700 sound bar and sub woofer and find the device to be hard to operate with one hand since there are no buttons I cannot feel the correct buttons to press while watching a movie or the TV and have to look at the device every time I need to interract with the system and the light doesn't stay on long enough to find the correct buttons to press even with the lights on or sunlight beaming in through windows .Very dissatisfied . Would like to purchase a different remote if compatible.
Just bought this remote. It refuses to pair to the soundbar constantly blinks all the symbols, tried rebooting it nothing works. Took the batteries out and that still didn't stop it from blinking. Definitely sending it back..
We got this remote when we bought the bose 700 sound bar. I am trying to get it to change the channel on my Xfinity wireless cable box. When i try and set it up through the app it says no device can be found
Can I use with Solo 5 soundbar? My old universal remote is great, TV, blue ray, apple tv only with this remote and no problem, but I'd like backlight all buttons. Is the new BOSE Soundbar Universal Remote compatible with Bose Solo 5 or only with 700 and 500 soundbars?
After reading all the bad reviews I thought this was a bad product. It didn't work for me also, only the sound bar tv power. Decided to sit down with it and against all odds I got to work for my tv and Playstation. The online help is poor at best. It was of no help to me. This remote should be this hard to set up. But if you can get it working it works great. Also wish the app screen could be displayed on the tv.
Bought the sound bar to go with our Insignia ROKU tv. The codes for insignia do not work, because it is a smart tv with apps not channels. And the ROKU codes don’t work because it is ROKU built in and not a ROKU device attached. The only thing we can use this remote for is the sound bar itself. I wish there were an app for this then I could have all my devices on my phone instead of keeping up with remotes that only work for one thing. The speaker itself is phenomenal and sounds great. It is exactly what we were looking for. I wish the remote were better.
Terrible as just does not work with Panasonic TVs. Instructions hopeless. Typed in model number and could find nothing. Useless piece of junk and it lights up the web with not working and no help from Bose
I was able to connect this to my TV. However, I cannot get either my Roku or DVD player to connect. In both cases, after a series of codes fail to work, it asks me for the model number of my TV, which is VO37L HDTV10A. Bose has never heard of it. I tried many different variations, including swapping 0's for O's, different capitalizations, and adding or subtracting the space. Didn't matter.
I bought the soundbar 700 and the remote came with it. Was hopping that this control would deliver what it claimed, "replace all controls". Well, it failed to deliver that promise. It can't control the xfinity DVR box or my Xbox. I would have been happy with just being able to turn on and off the xbox, as I have the xfinity connected to it, not even that. But failing to control the cable box is just ridiculous.
The remote backlight turns off too quicky that using it to do anything is impossible. The only way I found out that you cant change this is from reading all the reviews online (that you are clearly not responding to).
Initial setup went well, with the exception of extremely slow responses. Then, remote wouldn’t respond at all. Customer service help for lien 2 hours and little improvement. After a couple of days, all went perfect, as if the remote needed time to “learn” the devices. Then, had to unplug the sound bar and all syncing to the directv box was gone. Now, it won’t sync at all with the box. So, reset the remote, now, it won’t even sync with the sound bar (sound bar 500). I love the design of the remote, but at this point, would trade in the design plus for a universal remote that actually worked.
The folks who designed this clearly failed to watch people of all generations use this. The lighted keys are nice but the back lights are on for microseconds. Or you need to shake it and read it concurrently. I looked for a setting to increase the time that they are backlit. Nope. The buttons don’t give a lot of tactile feedback like other remotes. And you have to learn some new icons. Wish they could provide this capability over a Smartphone app. Why not add an IR transmitter to the sound bar so it could operate Bluetooth from remote to sound bar, then IR from sound bar to TV and cable box
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