Turn ON Bose Speakers & Soundbars Without Remote

Bose speakers and soundbars do not offer power button to turn them ON. The only way to turn ON Bose speakers and soundbars is by using remote control.

There could be many problems with remote control and once your remote stops functioning there left no way to turn ON the speaker or soundbar.

Turn ON Bose Speakers & Soundbars Without Remote

You may be facing either of these two problems: Remote control stopped working or remote is lost.

If your remote has stopped working, there is a chance to turn ON your Bose speaker or soundbar. Let’s see how.

Troubleshooting Bose Remote Control Not Working and Speaker/Soundbar Not Turning ON

  • Check if your speaker is connected to the working outlet. If you are not sure, try changing the outlet that is 100% working
  • In case if you have surge protector, try plugging in directly in the working outlet
  • Check that both ends of the power cable are connected properly
  • Try replacing the remote batteries
  • If you have another device with same remote control, you can check whether your remote is working or not with another device
  • Unplug the speaker/soundbar and wait for at least 1 minute and then try again if it works

And if your remote has lost, you can’t turn your Bose speaker/soundbar ON until you have another remote.

Turning ON Bose Speakers & Soundbars Without original Remote

If the remote control of your bose speaker/soundbar is lost, you have two options:

  • Use a universal remote
  • Buy another Remote for your Bose speaker or soundbar
  • Program your own remote for Bose speaker or soundbar

Universal Remote Control

Many universal remote controls are available in the market. A universal remote control is not for one device only. It can control a lot of devices. Many people already have a universal remote at home. This is the best method to turn ON your Bose speaker or soundbar without an original remote.

Bose Remote control Replacement

If your original Bose remote is lost, you can buy a replacement. You can buy a new remote for your particular bose speaker or soundbar from Bose site. If you are unable to find it there, contact your local Bose support and they will provide you a better solution as they did to many other people.

Program your own Bose Remote

You can program a remote for any device you want to control. For Bose speakers and soundbars many videos and articles are available that allow teach you to program a remote control for your Bose speaker or soundbar. Once you have programmed a remote, you will be able to turn ON your Bose speaker/soundbar.

How to program Bose remote control for speaker or soundbar?

Here is the video to help you program a remote control for the Bose speaker or soundbar.

Program and use your Bose Universal Remote Control

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Final Words

These were all the possible methods you can use to turn ON Bose speakers or soundbars without original remote. You can search for your particular Bose model and find a guide about that.

Noor Alam

Hi, I’m Noor Alam, founder of SpeakersMag.com. I love music and got my Bachelor’s degree in Sound Engineering. Now I have started my own blog about music products. Just like you, I also love different music products and in my spare time, I share my knowledge with audio lovers on this site.