Table of contents
- 1 Bose Remote Keeps Blinking
- 2 How to fix these problems
- 3 Frequently asked questions
With such high expectations, it can be a bit disappointing when the Bose soundbar doesn’t work. The Bose soundbar can transform your home into a movie theater or concert experience.
The Bose remote will not function if it cannot connect to the Bose system. Ensure that the Bose soundbar is connected to the right network. Soft reset the Bose soundbar by unplugging it for one minute. TV and Bose remote should be repaired.
There is bound to be an issue with one of the many electronic devices that connect wirelessly. Continue reading this article if your Bose soundbar 700 remote is blinking or not working properly. It’s a simple solution that may overlap, but it’s an effective one.
Bose Remote Keeps Blinking
Lights on a remote aren’t just for nighttime use. We are notified when we need to pay attention to something by the lights on the remote.
It could be that your Bose remote’s batteries are getting low if it keeps blinking. It indicates that the remote isn’t connected to the soundbar if all six source buttons blink continuously. When three source buttons blink three times, the remote has lost its connection and is attempting to reconnect.
How to fix these problems
Check and replace the batteries
Check your Bose remote’s batteries first. If they are dead or low, that may be why your remote is blinking, and not working.
If the problem persists, try replacing the batteries with fresh ones. Make sure you aren’t using zinc batteries, as they won’t work with your Bose remote. Instead, use alkaline batteries.
After inserting the new batteries, you can check if the remote is responsive by opening the camera app on your phone and holding the remote close to the camera. If a blinking light appears, the remote is responsive.
Ensure the remote control is within range
It cannot communicate properly with your Bose soundbar or speaker if it’s out of range (20ft).
If the remote doesn’t work, make sure the remote is close enough to your device, and try again after removing the plastic sheet that comes with a new remote or any dirt that may have accumulated over the IR sensor.
Bose’s devices can be reset
If your Bose soundbar or speaker isn’t responding to your remote, you may need to reset it. This can be done using a soft reset, a power cycle, or a factory reset.
You can soft reset your soundbar or speaker by unplugging it from the power outlet and then reconnecting it. Once it’s reconnected, wait a few seconds for it to turn on. Once it’s on, try using your remote again.
Update your Bose device
The Bose remote may be unresponsive at times because of a firmware bug. If this is the case, you’ll need to update your soundbar or speaker’s firmware.
When an update is available, a download arrow will appear in the Bose Music app.
Alternatively, you can use the Bose Updater to update the firmware on your device. Once the update has been installed, you can use the remote once more.
It is possible that your Bose remote is defective and needs to be replaced. If this is the case, you can order a replacement here or by clicking the box below.
The Bose remote does not light up
Indicator lights on Bose remotes inform you when there are changes. Whether the remote needs batteries or cannot connect to the Bose Soundbar, the indicator light is an important tool for communication.
Ensure that you are in the correct proximity of the soundbar if the Bose remote is not lighting up. Bose’s remotes must be within 20 feet of the soundbar in order to work properly. A plant or other electronic device should not block the signal.
The Bose remote is not responding
Finally, you’ve connected your Bose soundbar to your TV and are sitting on the sofa ready to enjoy the results. But nothing happens. The remote doesn’t work.
The Bose remote may not respond if the Bose console is not working. If the console does not work, verify the cables are correctly plugged in and that your soundbar is connected to the same WiFi network as the TV.
Connect the Bose Remote
In order to solve the problem of the Bose remote not connecting or pairing, you will need to clear the remote memory cache. Clearing the remote memory cache will free up memory space and will help the remote work better.
Step 1: Download the Bose app from the Google Play Store on another device.
Step 2: Select Universal Remote from your Bose settings.
Step 3: Select Remove Pairing Memory from the Advance menu.
Step 4: Press and hold the Volume Down and Navigation buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds to clear the remote pairing list.
Step 5: Tap Pair Remote on your device.
Step 6: Remove one battery and replace it.
Step 7: Turn up the volume.
Step 8: Select Done after pairing the remote.
In order to properly operate the Bose remote, the batteries must be replaced or the spring in the battery housing must be bent. The remote must be within 20 feet of the soundbar to function properly.
Frequently asked questions
Why does my Bose remote keep blinking?
Replace the remote’s batteries.
You should replace your remote’s battery if it’s low on power or has no power. Alkaline batteries are recommended over rechargeable batteries, as they might not produce the same voltage as alkaline batteries.
How do I reconnect my soundbar remote?
Using a TV remote to control a soundbar
- On both the TV and the soundbar, look for the optical or HDMI ARC connection.
- An HDMI or optical cable should be connected to each device.
- On the soundbar and TV, turn them on.
- If you encounter any connection issues, test and troubleshoot them.
- Optimize your sound by adjusting it.
What to do if Bose remote is not working?
Your Bose remote is intermittent or does not work
- Batteries intended for low-power products should not be used in the remote.
- The remote may need new batteries.
- Ensure that the remote is within the system’s range.
- Associate the remote with the system again.
- Make sure the buttons on the system console work.