Experience the widest sound of any smart speaker. It's powerfully simple. Fill any room with wall-to-wall stereo sound, while built-in voice control puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue.
Sound that fills the room
Take control with voice, touch, or app.
Get connected with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
Personalize with the Bose Music app
Sync up with Apple Airplay 2

Bose Smart Speaker 500

3.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
$479.00
color Luxe Silver
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Experience the widest sound of any smart speaker. It's powerfully simple. Fill any room with wall-to-wall stereo sound, while built-in voice control puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue.
Sound that fills the room
Take control with voice, touch, or app.
Get connected with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
Personalize with the Bose Music app
Sync up with Apple Airplay 2
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Bose Smart Speaker 500
color Luxe Silver
$479.00

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • Bose Smart Speaker 500
  • Power cord
Microphones 8 Microphones, Built-in Microphone
Sound Options Multiroom, SimpleSync
Audio cable included No
Entire Product System 20.32 cm H x 17.02 cm W x 10.92 cm D (2.15 kg)
Product Material Aluminum, Paint, Plastic
Wireless Connectivity A2DP Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Apple AirPlay 2, Network (Dual-Band WiFi Enabled), Network (WiFi Enabled), Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Range Up to 30 ft (9 m)
Bose App Bose Music App

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 favourite music services and choosing your voice assistant (where available).

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

The Bose Smart Speaker 500 can play music directly from streaming music services over Wi-Fi, controlled either by Amazon Alexa (where available) or using the Bose Music app. The Bose Smart 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 Smart Speaker 500 from the Spotify® app on a smartphone, tablet or computer using Spotify® Connect.

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

The Bose Smart Speaker 500 can play music directly over Wi-Fi from Spotify, Pandora®, TuneIn, iHeartRadio™, Amazon Music, SiriusXM and Deezer. Alexa access on the Bose Smart Speaker 500 allows voice control of Spotify, Pandora®, TuneIn, iHeartRadio™, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, Deezer and Audible. 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.

You can initiate and control content on the Bose Smart Speaker 500 using the Bose Music app, the buttons on the speaker, or your voice (via the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, where available). You can also control the speaker using Spotify® Connect (through the Spotify app) or Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility for added control from Apple devices.

The microphones on the Bose Home Speaker 500 can be turned off with a single tap of the microphone off button on the top of the product (on the lower left). This button completely cuts power to the microphones so the Google Assistant and Alexa will not hear any commands. For security reasons, it is not possible to use a voice command or the Bose Music app to turn the microphones on or off; only physically tapping the button can control the microphones. When the microphones are off, this button will always be backlit with a red LED light.

Yes. Although the Bose Smart Speaker 500 has the Google Assistant and Alexa built in, you can also play music from integrated Wi-Fi music services available through the Bose Music app and the preset buttons on the product. You can also use a Bluetooth® or auxiliary connection. All of these sources are available independent of whether the microphones are turned off or whether voice control is set up.

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.

The light bar, located just above the LCD display on the front of the product, shows animations to indicate the Google Assistant and Alexa behaviours (such as listening, responding etc.), status indications (starting up, downloading and installing updates, connecting to Bluetooth, button presses) and other states.

Yes. Using Alexa only, you can directly call Bose smart products, Amazon Echo products, and anyone in your contacts list. Simply say, “Alexa, call Mom,” to initiate a call. Or say “Alexa, answer,” to accept an incoming call. You do not need your phone to make or take a call, and it’s free of charge. However, when calling products, both parties are required to have this feature set up in order to use and be on Wi-Fi.

Currently, Amazon Alexa works with QC35 Headphones II, Headphones 700, Home Speaker 300, Smart Speaker 500, Portable Smart Speaker, Smart Soundbar 300, Soundbar 500, Smart Soundbar 600, Smart Soundbar 700, and Smart Soundbar 900.

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. You can also use the Google Assistant or Alexa (where available) to ask for timers and alarms.

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

No.

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

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 the Google Assistant and Alexa, where available). Certain voice control-related settings can be managed in the Google Assistant or Alexa app.

Yes. The 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 favourite content.

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

It is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of supported features because Google Assistant and Alexa are constantly evolving — but the integration of voice control with the new Bose family of smart products supports the vast majority of functionalities, including music playback, control of smart home devices, setting timers and alarms, and general information requests. Give it a try: just say “Hey Google” or “Alexa” and ask a question.

Yes. There are various Google Actions and Alexa Skills for smart home device control that work on the Bose Smart Speaker 500: for instance, “Hey Google, set my smart thermostat to 22 degrees” or “Alexa, turn off the lights.”

Yes. You can cast audio content to your group of Bose smart speakers or soundbars through the Bose Music app or on the products themselves. Start by creating a group in the Bose Music app and casting to that group, or by pressing and holding the Action button on the connecting device to pair them into a group that’s playing a cast stream. Group your ground floor speakers, or all the speakers in the house and get the party started.

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Owner's guide
Quick start guide

The widest sound of any smart speaker


It’s powerfully simple. Fill any room with wall-to-wall stereo sound, while Alexa puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue.

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.

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Built-in voice control

Play. Pause. Shuffle. Or skip to your favourite song. You’ll have millions of playlists, albums and more at the tip of your tongue. With Google Assistant and Alexa built-in, you can control your music, get information, manage your day and so much more.* And with Alexa only, you can even make or take calls to Bose smart products, Amazon Echo products and anyone in your contacts list—hands free, phone free and free of charge.**

*Voice services (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant) may vary and may not be available in all languages and countries.



**Call feature is only available with Alexa. To call products, both parties must set up this feature and must be on Wi-Fi.

Superior voice pickup

Turning the music up at a party? It’s not a problem for our voice pickup technology. Just under the surface is a custom-designed eight-microphone array, so the speaker still hears you, even when it gets loud. You can turn off voice access whenever you want, too. Just tap the mic-disable button to cut power to all microphones, and continue to access the other features of the speaker.
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Control comes easy

Control doesn’t stop at just voice. You can tap the top controls to play, pause or skip tracks, or manage it all from the Bose Music app. And you can set up to six different presets for playlists, Internet radio stations and more, so your favourites are just a tap away.

Music. Any way you want it.


When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility, play integrated music services, like Spotify®, Amazon Music or Pandora, or play anything from your mobile devices. If you can get it on your devices, you can hear it on the Bose Smart Speaker 500. Music services may vary.

Music services
Music services
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 Smart 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.



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Premium design, inside and out

The Smart 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.

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Meet the family


The Bose Smart Speaker 500 is part of a Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars. And with built-in voice control, you have millions of songs at the tip of your tongue. Or you can manage everything from the Bose Music app. Bring all of your entertainment to life—music, movies and TV—in any room you want.

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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 Smart Speakers together—and now, with Bose SimpleSync™ technology, you can also group a Bose Smart Speaker with a Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker and play them both in perfect sync.

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Features

Bose Smart Speaker 500
  • Fill your space with wall-to-wall stereo sound
    Two custom drivers point in opposite directions to fill any room with astonishing sound.
  • Shout out any of your needs
    Control your music, get information, and so much more with built-in voice assistants.
  • Ready for your command
    Even when the party gets loud, our voice technology array still hears you.
  • Get set with your favourites
    With up to six presets that make it easy to pull up your favourite playlists and streaming services.

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Ratings and Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose Delivers again, a Sound Choice Everytime. Bose delivers on quality and service as always! I had some difficulty setting up the voice assist but that was due to the Amazon app. The customer service was beyond excellent. They were patient and kind something lacking in most corporate organizations these days. It is a reminder that people buy from people, The online sales assistant patiently went through the features and benefits, explained that buying directly from Bose gave you an extra year (total 2) years of warranty. I did not have to suffer through some Best Buy rep trying to sell me a warranty that Best Buy would not honour anyway. Bose promised and it delivered in service and quality of product.
Date published: 2024-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality of sound is excellent. Surprisingly exceeded my expectations for it's size. Just need a carrying case.
Date published: 2024-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from happy with it no complaints. good sound . many choices
Date published: 2024-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it! I purchased the Bose500 to replace an older Bose Soundtouch. I was sad to part with my Soundtouch but it was having WiFi connectivity issues. I couldn’t be happier with the 500, at least so far! Easy setup, the expected Bose awesome sound and the Bose music app made choosing my favorite music stations a breeze!
Date published: 2024-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am thoroughly enjoying listening to beautiful music so clear while I work
Date published: 2024-01-19
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