Big sound from a compact speaker
When I auditioned the Bose Home Speaker 300, I was impressed — and surprised — by the sound. The Home Speaker 300 projected a much broader 360° soundfield than I expected from such a compact design. And it was versatile. I could select either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to use for voice commands. I was able to use my smartphone, or just the six presets on the Bose Speaker 300 to make selections.
Entertainment sources were equally diverse. I streamed directly from my smartphone via Bluetooth. Through my home Wi-Fi® network, I was able to select from streaming music services, podcasts, and internet radio stations.
And you can even team this speaker up with other additional Bose smart home speakers and sound bars like the Soundbar 700, Soundbar 500, or Home Speaker 500, to create an easy-to-use multi-room audio system.
Voice commands get the music flowing
The Home Speaker 300 has a six-mic array with noise cancellation to ensure it hears your commands. Tell Alexa or Google Assistant to mix and match from Spotify®, Deezer, TuneIn internet radio, and more. You can control even more music features through the Bose® Music app on your smartphone or tablet.
Bose Music app for single- and multi-room use
The free Bose Music app turns your smartphone or tablet into a powerful remote. It gives you simple, step-by-step instructions for setting up your Home Speaker 300. The app also lets you select six presets for your speaker from all your available music sources. Preset 1 could be your local radio station, preset 2 a Pandora station, preset 3 a Spotify playlist, and so on.
In short, the app gives you full control over your Home Speaker 300 and any other compatible Bose speakers in your system. Each speaker can play something different, or you can group speakers to all play from the same source.
Simple, hands-on control
The app is great, but you don’t necessarily have to carry a smartphone around with you at all times. Six preset buttons give you instant access to your favorite music sources. A top-mounted mic-mute button lets you disable your voice controller for privacy, without affecting speaker operation. You can easily control volume, and play, pause and skip tracks right from the speaker itself.
Compatible with AirPlay 2
The Home Speaker 300 has AirPlay 2 built-in. That means you can stream audio directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer. That includes soundtracks from YouTube® videos and Netflix movies.
And if you subscribe to Apple Music®, you can do even more. Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV 4K to control Apple Music with voice commands.