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Setting up your system

Applies to:

Connect the soundbar to your TV

On the back of your TV, locate the HDMI eARC or HDMI ARC connector

Note: If your TV does not have an HDMI connector with an eARC or ARC label, use an optical cable to connect the TV to the soundbar. An HDMI input must have ARC (Audio Return Channel) functionality in order for the TV to send its audio to the soundbar.

Insert one end of the HDMI cable into the TV's HDMI eARC or HDMI ARC connector

Insert the other end of the cable into the HDMI (ARC) connector on the soundbar

Connect the soundbar to power

Connect the power cable to the AC power adapter

Connect the AC power adapter to the POWER connector on the back of the soundbar

Plug the other end of the power cable into an AC power socket. If the socket is on, the soundbar will automatically power on

power connections from wall to soundbar

Download the Bose Music app

On your mobile device, download the Bose Music app via Google Play or the Apple App Store

bose music app icon shown on a mobile device

The Bose Music app is only available for devices running a minimum operating software version of Android 5.1 or iOS 10.3.3. Kindle devices are not supported.

Log in to the app using your existing Bose account credentials or follow the instructions in the app to create a Bose Music account

After adding the soundbar to your account, you will be able to associate streaming music services with the account.

Add the soundbar to your Bose Music account

In the Bose Music app, tap the headphone and speaker icon in the upper-left corner to access the My Bose screen

Headphone and speaker icon of the Bose Music app

In the My Bose screen, tap + to add a system to your account

Follow the instructions in the app to connect to the soundbar and set up its Wi-Fi network connection

Note: If you don’t see your product:

  • Close the Bose Music app on any nearby devices
  • Turn on Bluetooth® on the device running the app
  • Bring the device running the app close to your product
  • Unplug your product from power for 30 seconds

Begin the ADAPTiQ audio calibration procedure

You will need approximately ten minutes when the room is quiet to complete this process.

Tap the image of the soundbar shown in the bottom-right corner of the screen

Select Settings > ADAPTiQ > Run ADAPTiQ

Follow the app instructions to calibrate the audio performance of the soundbar to the acoustics of the listening area

In the future, if you connect an optional bass module or surround speakers, move the soundbar or move any furniture, run ADAPTiQ audio calibration again to ensure optimal sound quality.

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