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BOSE 900 Smart Soundbar User Manual


BOSE 900 Smart Soundbar


  • Read these instructions.
  • Clean only with a dry cloth.
  • Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  • Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.


  • To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do NOT expose this product to rain, liquids or moisture.
  • Do NOT expose this product to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on or near the product.
  • Keep the product away from fire and heat sources. Do NOT place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or near the product.
  • Do NOT make unauthorized alterations to this product.
  • Do NOT use a power inverter with this product.
  • Do NOT use in vehicles or boats.
  • Where the mains plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
  • The battery provided with this product may present a risk of fire, explosion, or chemical burn if mishandled.


Confirm that the following parts are included:

BOSE 900 Smart Soundbar FIG 1

May ship with multiple power cords. Use the power cord for your region.
NOTE: If any part of the product is damaged or if the glass on the soundbar is broken, don’t use it. Contact your authorized Bose dealer or Bose customer service. Visit:

Power on/off
On the remote, press the Power button I to power the soundbar on/off.

BOSE 900 Smart Soundbar FIG 2When powered on, the soundbar defaults to the last active source.


  • When you plug the soundbar into an AC (mains) outlet, the soundbar automatically powers on.
  • You can still access your voice assistant when the soundbar is powered off.

TIP: You can also use Voice4Video™ to power the soundbar on/off (see page 35).

Auto-wake (optical connection only)
You can set the soundbar to power on whenever a sound signal is received.
To toggle between auto-wake and default power settings, press and hold I for 10 seconds until you hear a tone and the light bar pulses white twice.
TIP: You can also control auto-wake using the Bose Music app. You can access this option from the Settings menu.


You can control your TV, Bluetooth connections, and Bose Music app audio using your remote. To select a source, press the appropriate button (Bose Music app m, TV O, or Bluetooth l) on the remote.

BOSE 900 Smart Soundbar FIG 3TIPS: 

  • You can also use Voice4Video™ to select your Bluetooth source (see page 35).
  • You can also use the Bose Music app to select a source.

The soundbar includes 6 presets that you can set to play audio from your favorite music services. Once set, you can access your audio, at any time, with a simple touch of a button on the remote or using the Bose Music app.

BOSE 900 Smart Soundbar FIG 4

For more information about presets, see “Preset Personalization” on page 37.

Media playback and volume

BOSE 900 Smart Soundbar FIG 5





Press F.


•    When audio is paused, two lights in the center of the light bar glow solid white until the audio resumes.

•    You can only play/pause audio when the Bose Music app or a Bluetooth connection is your source.

Skip forward Press v.
Skip backward Press J.

Volume up

Press H.

NOTE: To quickly increase the volume, press and hold H.


Volume down

Press z.

NOTE:   To quickly decrease the volume, press, and hold z.




Press A.

When audio is muted, the left end of the light bar glows solid white until the audio resumes.

TIP: You can also press H to unmute audio.

Voice Assistant

With the soundbar, you can easily enjoy music at home just with your voice. You can play your favorite music, control the volume, and find information about the song that you are listening to, hands-free. You can also plan your day, set alarms, and control smart devices around your home – just by using your voice. Just say “Hey Google” or tap the Action button b to talk to Google. For more information on what Google Assistant can do, For more information on what Google Assistant can do, visit:


  • Google Assistant isn’t available in certain languages and countries.
  • For more information about playing music with Google Assistant, see page 31.

Use your voice
Start with “Hey Google,” then say:

Enjoy entertainment Play some music
Plan your day What’s on my calendar today?
Manage tasks Set an alarm for 7am tomorrow
Control your smart home Turn on the lights
Get answers What’s the weather this weekend?


Wipe the outside surfaces of the soundbar with a soft, dry cloth.


  • Do NOT allow liquids to spill onto the soundbar or into any openings.
  • Do NOT blow air into the up-firing speakers or soundbar.
  • Do NOT use a vacuum to clean the up-firing speakers or soundbar.
  • Do NOT use any sprays near the up-firing speakers or soundbar.
  • Do NOT use any solvents, chemicals, or cleaning solutions containing alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives.
  • Do NOT allow objects to drop into any openings.



If you experience problems with the soundbar:

  • Make sure the soundbar is connected to a live AC (mains) outlet.
  • Secure all cables.
  • Check the state of the soundbar (see page 42).
  • Download the Bose Music app and run available software updates.
  • Place the soundbar according to the placement guidelines (see page 16).
  • Move the soundbar within the recommended range of your mobile device for proper operation.
  • Make sure the soundbar is at least 1 – 3 ft (0.3 – 0.9 m) away from wireless equipment.
  • Check that any Wi-Fi access points are placed up to 8 – 10 ft (2.4 – 3.0 m) away from the soundbar, optional bass module, and optional surround speakers.


If you could not resolve your issue, see the table below to identify symptoms and solutions to common problems. If you are unable to resolve your issue, contact Bose customer service. Visit:


No HDMI eARC port on your TV

Use your TV’s HDMI ARC port.

Use the optical cable to connect the soundbar to your TV.



HDMI ARC, or optical port on your TV

Connect to your TV using an audio converter and separate audio cable, such as a coaxial, 3.5 mm or analog audio cable (not provided). The type of converter and cable you need depends on the audio output ports available on your TV.


Soundbar doesn’t power on

Plug the power cord into a different AC (mains) outlet.

Use the remote control to power on the soundbar (see page 23).

Unplug the power cords for the soundbar and optional bass module or surround speakers, wait 30 seconds, and plug them firmly into a live AC (mains) outlet.


Soundbar doesn’t power off

The soundbar may be in network standby mode. On the remote, press the Power button I to wake the soundbar. Press I again to power off the soundbar.





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