Bose Soundbar Universal Remote

Bose Soundbar Universal Remote
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The Bose Soundbar Universal Remote controls just about everything. If you can connect it to your TV, you can most likely control it with this remote. So say goodbye to your cluttered coffee table and trying to figure out which remote goes with which device—all you need is this one. Included with the Bose Soundbar 700. Optional accessory for the Bose Soundbar 500.

Light the way
We want you to have the best possible experience and be able to enjoy entertainment in seconds. And thanks to ingenious contextual backlighting, you can. The Bose Universal Soundbar Remote only shows you buttons relevant to the task at hand. Whether you’re listening to music or watching TV, the remote automatically adjusts itself to light up the buttons you need at that very moment. That way, you never have to go searching for the right buttons again.

Looks good. Feels better.
You know quality when you see it, so ditch the scientific calculator look, because this is a remote that you’ll be proud to display. Designed to be sleek with a premium aluminium accent and seamless elastomer keypad that’s soft to the touch, so not only is it beautiful to the eye, it feels great in your hand, too.
All Product Details
Brand Bose
Product Type Universal Remote
Model Number 809945-0010
Manufacturers 12 Months
Bose Soundbar Universal Remote is rated 2.2 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bose designers failed [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The folks who designed this clearly failed to watch people of all generations use this. The lighted keys are nice but the back lights are on for microseconds. Or you need to shake it and read it concurrently. I looked for a setting to increase the time that they are backlit. Nope. The buttons don’t give a lot of tactile feedback like other remotes. And you have to learn some new icons. Wish they could provide this capability over a Smartphone app. Why not add an IR transmitter to the sound bar so it could operate Bluetooth from remote to sound bar, then IR from sound bar to TV and cable box
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great when backlighting is on. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am excited to replace three remotes with one. I am sad to say that the backlighting issue about which Bose customers have been writing negative reviews for years now has *still* not been addressed. Truly the backlighting is on for microseconds. With arthritic hands, it has been frustrating to "break in" our new remote. Despite a great design and compatibility, the backlighting issue is of serious concern. Please, Bose, at the very least address your customers' concerns here or on the Bose community support pages.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great When you fathom out what does what. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This came with my BOSE 700 soundbar. Great i thought this will get rid of my numerous remotes. So i begun on the arduous task of setting the control up, to my surprise it was simple. However it is a re-education on what buttons do what. once you sort that out and have identified the buttons functions it is great. Quality wise it is as you would have expected from BOSE, fantastic! The only drawback is it shows every fingerprint. The only other fault i found is like other people have mentioned, is the length of time the backlight stays on. Overall a great product with my setup
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great for my soundbar 500! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased the Bose universal remote for my Bose Soundbar 500 as that remote was very limiting. I was very skeptical due to all of the negative reviews but I took a chance. I have a 2019 Samsung 6 series 4k tv and an Apple 4k tv plus a Xbox One X. The remote paired to all of the devices and works very well with all of them. I would have given this a 4.5 stars. The reason for the deduction is the backlight does not stay on long. Since this remote is setup via the app you should be able to control how long the backlighting stays on. Hopefully there could be an update for that otherwise I personally like the extra weight of the remote and the feel and look.
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great remote ruin by short time illuminations [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Title says it all. An infuriating remote as the lights extinguish before you can select the buttons, especially with using for satellite that needs often several buttons and learning where what function is, there is not enough time to check. It is small things like this that ruin the pleasure of using what could be high quality units. Shame this is not considered important enough to resolve or provide a user option. I would not mind the extra cost of battery replacement more often to get this option/time increased.
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It appears to not work I bought the sound bar 700 and it came with this remote. The sound bar 700 is absolutely fantastic and worth every penny. But I was disappointed by the quality of the remote. This made the value of the entire sound bar system depreciate significantly, as I now have to use two remotes (one which works half the time) for my tv and sound bar. Basically pairing the sound bar to the remote worked once when following the step by step instructions and using the Bose Music app. After doing a few resets, it still don’t work. And don’t get me started on pairing it with the tv. I teach physics and I find reading about special relativity more conceptually attainable than figuring out and troubleshooting pairing the remote with any other device beside the sound bar.
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Isn’t prepared for newer smart TVs [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought the sound bar to go with our Insignia ROKU tv. The codes for insignia do not work, because it is a smart tv with apps not channels. And the ROKU codes don’t work because it is ROKU built in and not a ROKU device attached. The only thing we can use this remote for is the sound bar itself. I wish there were an app for this then I could have all my devices on my phone instead of keeping up with remotes that only work for one thing. The speaker itself is phenomenal and sounds great. It is exactly what we were looking for. I wish the remote were better.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissapointed! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought this remote so I can discard all the others, easy to set-up but it's very "glitchy". Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I've had to revert back to using my original remotes. Waste of money! The backlights stay on wayyyyyy to short which is annoying.
Date published: 2019-12-03
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