Welcome to the Bose® Hub, a new resource for CE integrators created in partnership with CE Pro.
At Bose® we understand the unique requirements of technology integration into the design of your client’s home and can help you in selecting the right Bose® solution for every customer.
See What CEPro’s Are Saying About Bose
Robert A. Cole, founder, CEO of Philadelphia’s World Wide Stereo, oversees one of the oldest consumer electronics businesses in the country. “People always pair the word ‘upgrade’ with Bose,” says Cole. “It’s the same deal in their homes. For many builders in the U.S. it is again considered an upgrade. [Purchasing] Bose for baby boomers is a ‘no-brainer’—my first speaker 48 years ago was a Bose—even millennials when in doubt trust something with the name Bose on it. Quality and reputation seem to be defined in the audio business by the name Bose. The name alone sells the product.”
“Bose is one of the few brands that we carry where we can provide a whole-home solution from start to finish,” says Phil Murray, vice president and e-commerce for Colorado-based Listen Up. “Bose even satisfies a customer’s personal audio needs through headphones or Bluetooth speakers. This simplifies the sales process for our teams, and it also simplifies the customer’s interaction with technology now that Bose is home automation friendly. Bose allows us the ability to upsell and add on a control system to better meet the needs of the customer.”
Tom Priola, CEO of Primetime AV in Rockford Illinois says that Bose is one of the few “pull” brands available to integration professionals. Priola explains that Primetime AV has been able to leverage the Bose brand to build consistent year-over-year (YOY) growth in its audio business in its retail and custom installation business units. “Bose provides Primetime AV with support in my areas of our processes,” he explains. “We have a dedicated dealer technical support number to help both our in-store and field technicians with any issues. Bose is what I would call a real partner with Primetime as to our revenue goals.”
Better partnerships. Better product experiences.
At Bose, we’re obsessed with discovering solutions that are new and better than anything that’s come before. And that leads us to work with leading-edge companies like Google, Spotify® and Amazon. The result? Even more innovation, convenience and integration for CE Professionals like you. Their products are compatible with ours, easy to use and make your client's experience even better. That’s why we’ve partnered with them. To enable your customers to do more, from streaming more music to seamlessly connecting to other technologies in their home.
Distinguishing Bose At-Home Solutions
Bose offers a number of at-home speaker solutions that fall within two distinct and independent families of products: newer Smart Speakers along with existing SoundTouch speaker solutions. Each family operates through its own unique app.
BOSE SMART SPEAKERS
Bose smart speakers and soundbars feature the latest technology through superior acoustics, built-in voice control, sleek designs, and premium materials.
Amazon Alexa built-in.
NEW Bose Music app.
Personalized accounts for each person in the household.
Connects with other Bose smart speakers and soundbars for more music in more rooms.
Works exclusively with other Bose smart speakers and soundbars. Does not work with SoundTouch speakers or soundbars.
Access new features through automatic software updates via the cloud - like Apple AirPlay 2, coming soon.
Sleek superior design with premium materials.
Drivers will be available in 2019 to enable third-party control.
BOSE SOUNDTOUCH FAMILY
SoundTouch currently has a broader product portfolio for various multi-room applications. Great for existing SoundTouch owners along with customers looking for lower price entry points and classic looking designs.
Can connect to external Amazon Alexa products, not included.
Bose SoundTouch app.
Single shared account for household.
Connects with other Bose SoundTouch speakers for more music in more rooms.
Works exclusively with other Bose SoundTouch products. Does not work with smart speakers or soundbars.
Standard software updates available via the Bose SoundTouch app.
Classic design with quality materials.
Enable third-party control with available drivers.