Bose fans, the days of your company’s smart speakers supporting only one voice assistant are officially over. Following the footsteps of , select Bose speakers now offer a choice between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Bose has announced that its Home Speaker 500, and the forthcoming Home Speaker 300 will offer Google Assistant. All are also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa system.
The Home Speaker 300 will be available for preorder from June 4 and while it lacks the screen of the 500 it also features 360 degree sound.
The company is rolling out a software update starting today that introduces Google Assistant as a voice assistant option. You can add it by going to “Voice Settings” in the Bose Music app, selecting the Google Assistant and following the guided setup process.
Competitor Sonos was the first to announcebut it only .
We have yet to test Google Assistant on Bose speakers but we expect that, like Sonos, both assistants are unlikely to be usable at the same time. You’ll probably have to choose one or the other using a toggle in the app.