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
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
I can’t get this remote to control my cable box even though the last model of their universal remote did. I bought a new Samsung TV and this remote only controls some functions but not others, you can scroll right through the inputs menu but not left. It will not activate the play function on my 4K Samsung Blu-ray player. Despite the groovy lights, it’s not as good as their last universal remote.
I had several issues overall however with remote, it is very difficult to find information to troubleshoot this device or even worst you don't have information to configure your device and this is not a cheap product, I hope they read and understand the difficulties users writing here are having.
Been a Bose User and Fan for over 20+ Years, this remote is an insult to the word Universal Remote and to the Bose Name
Purchased the 700 Soundbar system and this remote came with it, Why would you design a Remote thats bulky, heavy and absolutely useless, the Apple TV's remote does a phenomenal job as compared to this remote, it does injustice to your still a good product the Soundbar 700
Is Innovation dead at Bose, have you stopped testing your products before you release them to market ?
Do yourselves a favor and dump this remote and build one as sleek as the Apple Remote with a touch interface, no wonder everyone is eating into your market while you continue to become complacent
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