The Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice control built right in
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Control with voice, touch, or app
Eight-mic array for superior voice pickup
Electronics Features: Streaming capability, voice control, multiroom capability, bluetooth
Item Number (DPCI): 008-03-0154
The Bose Home Speaker 500 delivers wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single speaker. Built-in voice control from the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa puts songs, playlists, and more at the tip of your tongue. And you have the freedom to control the music your way - with your voice, with a tap on the top controls, or with the Bose Music app.
Bought this - so excited, as Amazon speakers are not great quality., What it doesn't tell you anywhere, is that the 'Bose Music' app, isn't compatible with Amazon Fire tablets. Without the app you can't set the thing up (I knwo I spent 5 hours trying). It's gone back. Get your acti together Bose- it's Alexa, it ought to work with other Amazon products !!!
Bose has done it again with this new speaker it's amazing how it sounds just from something this small and the bass is amazing. I might be young but Bose is the way to go I wouldn't buy any other brand except Bose I don't care about the price.
The Bose Home Speaker 500 is, by far, the clearest smart home speaker I have used. Recently, I've tried the Google Home, Google Home Max, Google Home Mini, Echo Show v2, Echo Dot, Apple Homepod, and Sonos Move - none of these come close to the audio quality I get from the Bose Home Speaker 500.
I Loved my Bose EARBUDS, Thought I'd Give the SMART Home Speaker a shot after hearing it at Costco. (Costco carries a special 450 model that doesn't include the LED screen which is very helpful--also allows for clock/time option.) HEARING IS BELIEVING--great sound quality but that's just the start. The ability to access either ALEXA or GOOGLE is truly Exceptional. I use both & can switch from one to the other. In sticking with Alexa however, I can work all my gadgets (turning lights++ on & off via voice command). I have 3 Alexa Echos, but with the 8 microphones on this BOSE 500, it truly hears your commands even above fairly loud blaring music. (I tried to whisper to a friend to go undetected by Bose 500, but it eerily responded in a whisper that if I whispered to Alexa, she would only whisper back!!!! Wuhhhhht?) SIX presets are a great touch. The APP is phenomenal. The setup is incredibly simple. Love the ability to update the software on regular basis. Obviously, I can't say enough about my new Bose Home Speaker 500! Keep up the great work!
The 500 series plays like a full size home stereo! I am a bit of an audiophile and this unit has a full sound stage, just the right amount of bass and treble. Using the app you can adjust the sound to your liking. I wasn't sure that the music I listen to would come through. I listen to Classical Concerts and this thing blew me away! The sound quality is spot on! Never harsh or lacking. I also listen to rock, country and christian music all play great! The smart features work as expected. I would recommend the BHS 500 to any audiophile because it's just that good!
The speaker is easy to set up and the sound for a little speaker is amazing so don’t let the size fool you. I just have one complaint it doesn’t support google chromecast so please Bose can you please consider this in a future update this will make my number 1 speaker.
Just pointless. All other smart speakers in Thisbe price range are fully integrated with new additions. Is there no way to pair to SoundTouch, Bose? It’s ironic because I have Echo Dot paired to my SoundTouch system and the excuse from bose is that it’s not possible? Would love this in my kitchen, alas I’m likely to sell whole system unless they issue an update?