Can you operate a Bose radio without the remote?

Can you operate a Bose radio without the remote? 

The Bose Wave radio can be used without the remote by using the Bose SoundTech app. The Bose SoundTech app can also be used to control other Bose sound systems and is compatible with iOS and Android devices. The Bose Sound Wave radio can also be controlled by a learning universal remote.

Can I replace my Bose remote? 

If you’ve lost or broken your remote then you’ve come to the right place for a Bose remote control replacement. All of our remotes come with the batteries installed so they are ready to go right out of the box. There is also a one-year money back guarantee with all the remotes that we sell.

How do I reset my Bose Wave remote? 

Reset your Wave Radio by following these steps:
  1. Turn the radio off.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
  3. Remove the battery located in the bottom of the radio. Wait 30 Seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power cord.
  5. Test the radio. If the radio operates properly, replace the battery with a new one.

Why is my Bose remote not working? 

Try new batteries in the remote.

In case the battery or batteries in your remote are low or have no power, replace them. Alkaline batteries are recommended over rechargeable batteries, which might output lower voltage.

Can you operate a Bose radio without the remote? – Related Questions

How do I get my Bose remote to work?

Remote is intermittent or does not control your Bose product
  1. Be sure the remote control sensor on your product is not in direct light.
  2. Check that nothing is blocking the front of your product.
  3. Try new batteries in the remote.
  4. Be sure the remote is within range of the system.
  5. See if your product is receiving power.

How do I test my Bose remote?

An easy way to test your remote is to place it next to an portable AM radio. Tune the radio so it is off station with the volume turned up, then press any button on the remote. If the remote is sending out a good signal you will here a pulsing noise from the radio.

How can I check if my remote control is working?

Press and hold one of the buttons on the remote control. Look at the viewfinder or LCD screen. If the remote control sends a signal, you should see a light in the viewfinder or cellphone screen when you press buttons on the remote control.

How do I turn on my Bose speaker without the remote?

Bose speakers and soundbars do not offer power button to turn them ON. The only way to turn ON Bose speakers and soundbars is by using remote control. There could be many problems with remote control and once your remote stops functioning there left no way to turn ON the speaker or soundbar.

Is there an app for Bose remote?

The Bose Music app is available for iOS and Android devices.

Can I control my Bose Wave radio with my phone?

The Bose SoundTouch app is available for iOS and Android devices.

Can a universal remote work on a Bose system?

Your system can be controlled by universal remotes that send IR (infrared) commands. You do not need to change any settings on your system. Just be sure not to block the IR remote control sensor on the front of your system. To program a universal remote, refer to the programming instructions for it.

Can I control my Bose speaker with my phone?


With the Bose Music app on your smartphone or tablet, you can easily access all your favorites on your Bose smart product. Browse popular music services like Spotify® and Amazon Music, or listen to podcasts, music, and more on Internet radio powered by TuneIn.

How do I connect my iPhone to my Bose?

What to Know
  1. Confirm Bluetooth is enabled on the iPhone. On the Bose headset, flick the switch on the right earpiece from red to green.
  2. Open the Bose Connect app. It detects the Bose headphones automatically.
  3. When the screen says Drag to Connect, swipe down to pair the iPhone and Bose headphones.

Do you need the Bose app?

You can use your headphones without the Bose Music app

Some features of your product are not available without the app. The features below are available without the app: The Noise Cancellation button will toggle between 3 different noise cancelling levels (0, 5 and 10)

What does Bose Connect app do?

Bose’s Connect app is meant to improve pairing between music sources and Bose speakers and headphones — and because it sits between the player and the speaker, the app has easy access to basic data on every song being streamed.

Is Bose Connect free?

The free Bose Connect app lets you access additional product features and easily adjust product settings from your mobile device. Find out which products work with the app and how to get it.

Is Bose owned by Apple?

In a move that can be described as either incredibly surprising, or completely unsurprising, Apple has purchased Bose and announced its intention to consolidate the brand with Beats, resulting in “Beats by Bose” headphones and speakers.

How do I connect my Bose to WIFI?

For Android devices, go to Wi-Fi settings and select the Bose wireless network. If your device does not automatically switch to the internal setup network of your Bose product, go to the device Wi-Fi settings and tap the Bose network name to connect to it.

Why is my Bose not connecting to Wi-Fi?

If your device does will not connect to the setup network of your Bose product, go to your device Settings, select Cellular and disable Wi-Fi Assist. Then, tap the Bose network name to connect to it. (Note: Wi-Fi Assist is available on iOS 9 and later.)

Why is my Bose not connecting?

For Android devices, try clearing stored Bose app data from the device. If using an Android device, you can clear the app data that the device stores for the Bose app. This will erase all Bose app settings so you can start fresh. To do this, go to the device Settings menu and look for the Apps menu.

How do I connect to my Bose?

How to Pair Bose Soundlink Speaker to a Second Device
  1. Press and hold the Bluetooth icon on the speaker until the indicator light blinks blue. The speaker is now in pairing mode.
  2. Enable and pair your phone or tablet’s Bluetooth settings:
  3. The Bluetooth light on the speaker will blink blue when it’s ready to connect.