Bose Smart Soundbar 700

Sold from 2018 – present

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Setting up your product

Learn how to set up your product, connect components and enjoy the benefits of all its features.

Set up the Soundbar 700.

Before you begin

  • Install the Bose Music app icon on your Apple or Android mobile device. For more info, see Downloading the Bose Music app
  • Turn on Bluetooth® on your mobile device
  • If using a wired Internet connection, connect an Ethernet cable from the <...> jack on the soundbar to an router or access point
  • If you've already connect the soundbar to power, the light bar on the front should be glowing amber. If it isn't, you will need to put the soundbar into Setup mode. For instructions, see Putting a system into Setup mode

Set up your soundbar

  1. If the soundbar is not connected to power, connect a power cord from the soundbar to a power outlet. The light bar will blink for approximately 30 seconds as it powers up, then glow amber
  2. On your mobile device, open the Bose Music app. If you are not signed in, sign in or create an account
  3. If prompted to allow Location Service, Local Access Network, or Bluetooth® permissions for the app, allow them. These functions are used so the app can detect and control your product. If you do not allow them, the app will not find your product
  4. Select Smart Speakers, Soundbars & Amps. The app will begin to search for products (in Setup mode) compatible with the Bose Music app
     searching nearby

  5. If product image shown is not your soundbar, swipe left to see other products, then tap Add.
    If the Set Up New Product screen does not appear, tap the My Bose icon icon in upper-left corner, then tap the + to add a product
    Add button below product image and product name
    If the app cannot find your product, see App does not detect Wi-Fi product during set up

  6. Select your wireless network and enter the network password, then tap Connect
    Wi-Fi network name and password fields
    For hidden networks, tap Manually Enter Wi-Fi, then enter the network info

  7. Select a name for the soundbar or enter a custom name, then tap Save at the bottom of the screen
    list of room names

  8. On the Sharing screen, select Yes to let other Bose Music accounts on your network use this product also. Or, select No Thanks to keep this product only on your account
    Buttons to enable or disable Sharing

  9. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI ARC jack on the soundbar to the HDMI ARC (or eARC) jack on the TV, then tap Next
    HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) lets the TV to send audio to your soundbar. If the TV does not have an HDMI connection labeled ARC or eARC, use an optical cable to connect the TV to the soundbar
    Connect TV with HDMI

  10. If you're using the accessory bass module or surround speakers, tap Connect; otherwise, tap Do It Later
    Connect accessory speakers

  11. On the ADAPTiQ screen, tap Get Started to optimize sound quality. For more info, see ADAPTiQ system setup and deactivation
    Calibration is recommended and typically takes a few minutes. To do this later, tap Skip in upper-right corner
    Get started with ADAPTiQ

  12. Select Set Up Now to program your universal remote; otherwise, select Do It Later. For more info, see Programming your remote.
    Set up remote now or later

  13. Select the voice assistant you want to use and follow the app instructions to add it. If you don't want to use an assistant or want to add one later, tap Skip in the upper-right. For more info, see Adding or removing the Amazon Alexa voice assistant or Adding or removing Google Assistant.
  14. Tap Get Started to start using your soundbar
    Setup complete button
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