Bose Connect Review

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Michael Mack
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When it comes to portable acoustics, both speakers and headphones, Bose is one of the most famous manufacturers. Sound devices by Bose are packed with unusual features, but they reveal their real power when controlled by the native app. Bose Connect is the app made for getting the most out of Bose speakers and headphones. While the regular connection of a single audio device can be done by generic methods, using Bose Connect unlocks some features that need special attitude. For example, you can sync the music in two pairs of headphones, so the two of you listen to it simultaneously. It can be both romantic and practical, for example, when you need to rate some song or record in a noisy place. Another effect that can’t be reached by using default connection is stereo pairing of mono speakers. For example, two of Bose SoundLink speakers can be used as a stereo pair, and you can select which speaker is the left one and which is the right. This manner provides perfect syncing of the two, so the sound reveals its stereo immersion with absolute panorama. QuietControl™ series will protect you from the outside noise with its revolutionary noise cancelling system, but it also needs this app to function. The app automatizes numerous routine features, like turning the speaker or the headphones off after some period of inactivity, or reminding to charge the speaker when the battery runs low. It’s also logical to integrate the app with TuneIn and Apple Music, so you can access your favorite tracks right from Bose Connect. Last but not least: the app is necessary to unlock the full potential of Bose Frames, the first AR glasses with built-in innovative temple speakers. Not only does it broadcast the sound to its speakers, replacing traditional in-ear phones, but transfers the data to its screens in the lenses. We shouldn’t conceal the downside of Bose Connect that was a reason for suing the company in 2017. The lawsuit claimed that Bose Connect collected the data on what people listen to and sent it to remote servers. This data can be of interest for record labels, radio stations, and other music industry players; while it’s not as sensitive as private talks or search logs. It’s not clear whether Bose really did it or is still doing. But if this matter is too sensitive for you, you better make your own conclusions.

Bose Connect
Bose Connect


  • Exclusive Bose features activated with this app
  • Party and sharing modes making two Bose devices more than one and one
  • Easy to control
  • Integrates with third-party apps and services to provide the best musical experience.


  • If you only have one Bose speaker, the app is not necessary at all
  • The app is claimed to share your musical habits out.
out of 5


If you prefer Bose acoustics conceptually, you’ll need this app to get the best out of your devices. It’s the key that unlocks its full sound potential. Not that it provides better sound quality; it rather activates the features that make Bose acoustics and headsets so attractive when compared to less famous vendors. In short, this app makes it clear why Bose is so great.

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Bose Connect
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