Bose Soundbar 500

Sold from 2018 – 2022

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Pairing the remote control to your system

If you are setting up your remote control for the first time—or if you received a new remote—find out how to link it to your system console so it can operate your system.

The original remote provided with this system does not require pairing to the soundbar.

Determine if the original remote or the optional universal remote is being used. The steps below only speak to pairing the universal remote. The original (non-Universal) rremote will work with the system without needing to be paired.

Be sure the soundbar is connected to same network as the device running the Bose App.

The soundbar must be on the same network so it can receive commands from the app to configure the remote. If the soundbar cannot connect to the Wi-Fi network, use an Ethernet cable to connect the soundbar to the router (or access point) so it can be found by the device running the Bose app .

Are you using an iOS or Android device?

iOS device

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