Programming the universal remote

Applies to:

The Bose Soundbar Universal Remote is an optional accessory for the Soundbar 500.

On your mobile device, download the Bose Music app via Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Smartphone displaying the Bose Music app

The Bose Music app is only available for devices running a minimum operating software version of Android 5.1 or iOS 10. Kindle devices are not supported.

Open the Bose Music app and tap the image of the soundbar shown in the bottom-right corner of the screen

If the image is a different product, tap the My Bose icon in the upper-left corner, select the soundbar, then tap the image of the soundbar shown in the bottom-right corner.

Select Settings

In the Universal Remote section:

  • Select TV to configure the remote to operate your TV
  • Select Configure to set up the remote to operate other devices such as a set-top box, satellite box or disc player
  • If these options are not present, select Advanced to pair the Bose Soundbar Universal Remote to the soundbar first

Follow the app instructions to complete the programming of the remote. The instructions will vary depending on whether a TV or non-TV device is being configured

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