How to configure iPhone, iPad or Android for Bose Lifestyle?

MyURemote: the Remote Control App for your BOSE lifestyle multiroom system.

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  • Control your Bose lifestyle and all the devices connected with it.
  • All additional rooms integrated in 1 uniform interface.
  • Supports display with live feedback.
  • Add recognizable labels to your Rooms, Inputs and Scenarios, so that buttons are familiar.
  • Replace your broken remote control with this app. MyURemote is the ideal replacement when the original lifestyle remote does not work anymore.

Compatible Lifestyle Systems and Bose link amplifiers:

  • Bose Lifestyle T10, T20, V25, V35, 135, 235, 525, 535
  • Bose Lifestyle 135II, 235II, 525II, 535II
  • Bose Lifestyle Soundtouch 135, 235, 525, 535
  • Bose Soundtouch SA2, SA3, SA4, SA5
  • Bose Soundtouch 10, 20, 30, 120, 130
  • Bose Lifestyle 18,28,38,48 (>2002)
  • Bose Lifestyle V30, V40
  • click here for Bose lifestyle 40 – 50

What do you need?

How does it work?

  • When tapping a command button (for instance “PLAY”), MyURemote sends the command to your controller.
  • The controller (fi Global Cache itach IP2SL) addresses its serial port and passes your command to the Bose lifestyle.
  • The command is executed by the Bose or forwards it to the connected device (via the Bose IR eye).

How do I connect my Bose with my tablet or smartphone? Physcial connection

Lifestyle 18, 28, 38, 48, V30 and V40 connections:

Lifestyle T10, T20, V25, V35, 525, 535, 135, 235 and Videowave connections:

Configuration of MyURemote with Global Caché controller.

Take the following steps:

  1. Preparations.
  2. Define your Bose lifestyle.
  3. Define your tabs (for each room a tab).

1- Preparations.
MyURemote automatically detects your serial controller and configures it ready to use. Once the app is running on your tablet/smartphone it takes 60 seconds to discover your network.

You can now proceed configuration on your smartphone, tablet, or even your PC. click here to go to the configuration panel.
2- Define your Bose lifestyle.

  • Goto SETTINGS.
  • Wait a few minutes while MyURemote discovers your network

 

Bose configuration ipad 1

  • Click on “Devices”.
  • Click the “+” icon.

Bose configuration ipad 2

  • Label your Bose lifestyle: This can be “Bose lifestyle 535 zone A”.
  • Select the brand and
  • select the type of your Bose Lifestyle (+ the zone you want to configure) in the dropdownlist.”.
By use of multiroom you have to select the type of your Bose lifestyle for each room or zone.

 

Bose configuration ipad 3

Bose configuration ipad 4

Bose configuration ipad 5

  • SAVE your device.
  • Select the controller that connects your Bose Lifestyle with your network (this can be a IP2SL or a GC100 or a Flex).
  • MyURemote is able to discover you controllers automatically, but you can also add a controller manually:

Bose configuration ipad 6

Bose configuration ipad 7

  • Click the SAVE button.

 

 

3- Define your Zones.

  • Click on “Zones” and add a new zone.
  • Select an icon for your zone.
  • Add any label (This can be the name of the room you want to use the tab for: fi “Living”)

Bose configuration ipad 8

Bose configuration ipad 9

Bose configuration ipad 10

 

  • Select in the Amplifier dropdown-list the Bose lifestyle zone you want this tab to use for.
  • If you have a television on that room add this to your setup.

Bose configuration ipad 11

Bose configuration ipad 12

 

  • Click the SAVE button.
  • Add your inputs

Bose configuration ipad 13

 

  • The configuration of Bose lifestyle systems differs clearly from conventional AV setups. Here is the Bose lifestyle the amplifier and the IR-controller. Therefore you select as Input device always the TAB’s amplifier (In our example this is “Bose zone Living room”. See text in orange here above)
  • Label your devices and select the input they’re connected with.

Bose configuration ipad 14

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Bose configuration ipad 16

Select for every input device on the tab of the main room your Bose lifestyle zone because the bose takes care of the control commands of the connected devices.

 

 

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60 Responses to “How to configure iPhone, iPad or Android for Bose Lifestyle?”

  1. Jose April 14, 2017 at 6:06 am #

    Hello, I was able to connect by bose lifestyle to the cache controller and thus control my bose, however I don,t know how to configure my directv box to be able to control it too. Help please, how can I do this?

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) April 14, 2017 at 9:21 am #

      hi Jose,
      is the directv box connected with your network? If so, myuremote discovered and added this automatically to your configuration.
      Open the zone configuration, assign the directv box to the input of your bose system and done.

      If you need more help, let me know your myuremote username and password via danny@myuremote.com so I can do that for you.

      regards, Danny Verdegem

  2. Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) September 25, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    hi Gerardo, Lifestyle 28 v1 (2002) is the only lifestyle system that is not supported! Models >2002 are supported, also the AV18 console (=lifestyle 28 v2).

  3. Kasper March 26, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

    Hi
    I have a lifestyle 48 and a acoustimass 5 series lll that uses a SA2 amp. I use AL8 wireless between the the 2 systems. Will the myuremote work fine with that?

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) September 25, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

      Yes it will!

  4. joe December 29, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    Hi I have the BOSE lifestyle 50 and the Model P1 personal controller is beginning to fail with “no response” messages. I would like to replace the aging remote. Can you tell me if the set up you describe will work for the lifestyle 50? Thank you, Joe

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) March 14, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

      Click here and find out how to use MyURemote with your Lifestyle 50 with Personal Controller P1

  5. Morten September 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    Name: Morten

    Email: m.thorkelsen@gmail.com

    Comments: Hey there can I use This:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?site=glo&SortType=price_asc&SearchText=rs232+to+wifi&page=2&CatId=400103&initiative_id=AS_20150904101417&shipCountry=NO

    Insted of a iTach WiFi to Serial (RS232)??

    There should not be any reaseon?

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) September 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

      hi Morten,

      yes you can use this controller instead of a Global Caché model. note you’ll have to edit the connection parameter. This will be “ser1” but you have to change this to “ser0”.
      goto “Settings – My Devices – Edit controller parameter”.

  6. Mervin November 29, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    Hi there, just wanted too tell you, I liked this article.

    It was practical. Keep on posting!

  7. Omar October 29, 2014 at 4:44 am #

    Hello, how to configure my samsung F9000, 65-inch tv with bose v25 and myuremote, so turn it on and turn off.

    • Robert December 6, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      Hi, Can anyone help please, I have followed the instructions to connect myuremote to a 2004 Bose Lifestyle48 with a VS-2 connected and I have exactly the same Ground Loop Isolator as shown in the instructions below (NS-20). So the config is Global Cache iTach WiFi connected using serial DB9-3.5mm. I can get the myuremote to work without the ground loop isolator connected (but I get the VS-2 not found message). When I connect the Ground loop isolator to both red and white, neither the VS-2 or the myuremote works. I have tried only connecting the isolator between either the red line, or the white line, but nothing works when the ground loop isolator is incorporated. Is it possible that I have a faulty NS-20 isolator, or is there a generic problem which I need to address. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

      • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) December 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

        did you read this (password = RS232): http://www.myuremote.com/website/rs232-communication-problem-with-bose-lifestyle/
        also watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0htpgXVqeIU&feature=youtu.be

        • Robert December 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

          Yes, it was on the basis of the description and video that I bought the equipment and the app. I configured it exactly as described and shown, it didn’t recognise the VS-2 or work (the system only worked when neither the VS-2 and the Isolator were connected). Then I tried other combinations where only the send line went through the ground loop isolator and another with only the receive line through the isolator.
          The Lifestyle 48 system loses connection with the VS-2 whenever the ground loop isolator is connected (even with nothing connected to it). It also loses communication with the VS-2 when the Global Cache serial adapter is connected.
          I have exactly the same equipment as shown except I am using a wifi to serial as opposed to an Ethernet to serial adapter.
          Any more help would be appreciated.

  8. Ian October 23, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    Hello,

    Any insight on why i am unable to pass through Apple TV to ZONE B (HDMI3 input), unless it is acive on ZONE A.

    Many thanks

    Ian

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) October 23, 2014 at 11:34 am #

      Hi Ian, seams that the audio stream of the HDMI is also available via the Bose link when the source is active on the main zone.
      A solution is to use a Digital/analog convertor and contect then th analog out to the Analog Bose Link input above the HDMI input on the Bose console.

    • Wim December 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

      Hello Ian,

      I am facing the same problem. I can’t pass the apple TV (music) to ZONE B when the main zone (zone A) isactive on another source.
      I must say I didn’t understand the explanation here-under. Did you fix it, and if so, how?
      Thanks,
      Wim

      • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) December 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

        Hi Wim,
        as the Bose Lifestyle console only streams digital signals to the second zone when the main zone is playing it, you have to connect also the analog output. I know Apple TV hase only HDMI out and SPDIF, so you have to use a DAC (digital to Analog convertor) when you want to listen to Apple TV in the other rooms, different than the main. Apple Airport express has a digital and analog out.

  9. Lee September 12, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    I am setting up a system for use on a boat, where there is no internet connection. I have it operating in the shop with the internet. Can I now take it to the boat where it will no longer be on the internet. The app on the iPad appeared to become unresponsive with no internet when I tried it at the shop. I am assuming it wants to be connected with the cloud at all times. Can it operate without the cloud, once setup?

    • MyURemote October 23, 2014 at 11:32 am #

      Hi Lee,

      once the settings are loaded, MyURemote only needs a network, with or without internet connection.

  10. Lee September 3, 2014 at 6:58 am #

    Is there a workaround for the problem where the serial port is already in use by the HDMI expander on a lifestyle 28/38/48 type system, as there is only one serial port. I would have to confirm if the expander only receives serial data, if it does not transmit it may work with the receive connections from the Global Cache and expander in parallel, and transmit only connected to the global cache.

  11. Chippet August 27, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Bonjour,

    Donc un seul contrôleur IP2SL (RJ45/RS232) connecté uniquement à la console lifestyle 525, peut contrôler individuellement les cinq SA3 de chacune des 5 zones?
    Le système MyURemote peut-il également contrôler la salle principale home cinéma?
    Si oui, alors ce système est formidable.
    Où puis-je faire l’acquisition de contrôleur et logiciel?
    Merci.

  12. Chippet August 26, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Bonjour,

    Je dispose d’un système Lifestyle 525 en multizones avec 5 pièces.
    Les 5 zones sont alimentées par des SA3.
    Je souhaite contrôler ces 5 zones par le système MyURemote.
    Puis-je avoir un schéma de raccordement entre le contrôleur IP2SL et les SA3?
    Merci.

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) August 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

      bonjour,

      il n’est pas nécessaire de connecter les SA3 amps au contrôleur. Connecter la console principale suffisant.

      • Chippet August 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

        Bonjour,

        Donc un seul contrôleur IP2SL (RJ45/RS232) connecté uniquement à la console lifestyle, peut contrôler individuellement les cinq SA3 de chacune des 5 zones?
        Le système MyURemote peut-il également contrôler la salle principale home cinéma?
        Si oui, alors ce système est formidable.
        Où puis-je faire l’acquisition de contrôleur et logiciel?
        Merci.

  13. Doug Allen August 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Replacing a Bose AV38 with a new V35 II system, The old system had 12 SA3 amps running on the bose link. I would like to continue to use the SA3 amps but need help controlling their zones now that the BOSE PMCII remotes are incompatible. Can I use your product to control my SA3 Zones and if so what equipment do I need.
    Thank you for your response.
    Doug Allen

  14. Chester June 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    Does this Work with the cinemate soundbar?

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) July 2, 2014 at 9:32 am #

      hi Chester,

      MyURemote supporte the cinemate soundbar but then you need a Global Caché controller like IP2IR

  15. Richard May 20, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    Hi I have a lifestyle 48 with a VS-2 video enhancer the problem is that the serial data port is used by the VS-2 is there a way for me to get around this !

  16. Michael January 27, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    Is this RS232 Serial cable DB9 – minijack useable?
    Part number: AA39-00311A
    Available through GPCA or Samsungparts.com

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) January 27, 2014 at 11:42 am #

      Yes! this cable is perfect!

  17. Ernesto December 29, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Hi i have a bose v25 sound with 2 rooms audio, and Smart Samsung TV, wich Global Cache do you recomen, to control with my ipad.
    Thanks Ernesto

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) December 29, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      hi Ernesto, normally a IP2SL will do, but when you want also to power on/of your TV with your iPad (Samsung does not support power ctrl via LAN) you need a GC100/6 (= Serial RS232 for Bose and all other devices, and IR for Power ON TV).

  18. Michael October 28, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    This app offers a great alternative for Bose multiroom with SA2 and SA3!

    As a multiroom/home theatre integrator (especially Bose lifestyle systems) I recommend this app highly! To control the lifestyle or video wave in the main zone I use a Global Caché controller, for the other rooms I use IP control with Pioneer vsx922, Yamaha, denon, etc…instead of SA amps.
    So the whole setup is controlled with one GUI, one app, one remote! The ideal alternative for the obsolete SA2 and SA3.
    And even better: also streaming, spotify, airplay,… is possible. So you can access analog, digital and streaming sources. Another unique point why this app is my first choice is the fact that once you’re familiar with the online configuration panel one can setup a whole multiroom/multiroom setup within minutes.
    Great app guys!!!

    • Packy December 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

      I just replaced my Bose Lifestyle 48 home theater media center system (worked great for audio but had obsolete video connections) with the new Lifestyle 525 home theater system. I had expanded the 48 System to power outside speakers via Boselink cable (ugly but effective when wire,ESA Bose link did not work). I went to update the link to the new 525 system and was told by Bose support that the new 525 media center is not expandable to the SA-3 with Boselink. Oh no, that is disappointing! I just lost use of my remote speakers. Anybody else have this problem and fixes? Is it time to ditch the all powerful SA-3 amp? I will miss the 100w per channel.

      Thanks,
      Packy

      • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) December 20, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

        Hi Packy,
        With MyURemote it is still possible to use the Boselink on your new lifestyle 525 and your SA3 amps!
        Note that the official Bose “customer support service” supports MyURemote as multiroom/multisource solution with Boselink.

  19. Luke October 5, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    Hi,

    Looking for a bit of help. I have a Bose V35 set up as the main unit through an ITach WF2SL and it works really well. Where i am having the issues is that i have an SA3 also connected to the V35 for speakers outside of which i have not been able to get to work to date. Can you please advise on what the amplifier/ device setup should be.

    Thanks

    Luke

    • MyURemote October 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      hi Luke,

      you simply need to repeat the configuration of the main room but with a new device: “Lifestyle V25, V35 Zone B”.

      regards,

  20. Adi September 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Hi

    I was told by a dealer that a Flex serial cable won’t work with the IP2SL unit due to a conflicting chip in the cable. Do I really need both cables? Flex and the serial to minijack cables?

    • MyURemote September 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

      The iTach Flex serial cable ends with a DB9 connector with some electronics inside. So the cable is part of the RS232 controller and needs the same DB9 to mini-jack cable for use with the Bose lifestyle systems.

  21. CT Audio Norway September 19, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Hi

    I’m lokking for macro’s for Bose “all off”

    Customers setup is:

    V35
    Zone b
    Zone c
    Zone d

    using Gc gateway RS232

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) September 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

      Hi,

      please sent your username and MyURemote password to support@myuremote.com so we can config the macro for you.

  22. Omar March 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    where I can find, or who has macros and scenarios for Bose MyUremote

  23. Omar March 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Hi, I configure my bose v 25 with MyUremote, but I can not turn my TV off toshiba, which I have connected to the TV input Bose, which I?
    I also want to increase the imput device 6,7,8, as I do?

    Omar

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) March 20, 2013 at 7:24 am #

      In your Bose settings you must set up an input for your TV so you can watch analog or smart and control it with your Bose remote. Then the commands will be known by your Bose lifestyle. On MyURemote then use the MORE button to power on or off your television.

  24. sammy February 27, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Hey,

    A bose lifestyle 28 II has also the option to send IR commands to devices. So this setup will be kept?

    my setup is

    Living room : Bose Lifestyle 28 II with Telenet Digicorder (sat tv) controlled by IR commands by bose center + WD Live TV also by IR commands by bose center + SAMSUNG smart tv also by IR commands by bose center (can be directly controlled through network by iphone)
    + Wireless AL8

    Kitchen: Bose AR1 receiver + BOSE SA-2 amplifier + bose speakers
    Bedroom: Bose AR1 receiver + BOSE SA-3 amplifier + bose speakers + samsung smart tv (can be directly controlled through network by iphone)
    Bathroom: Bose AR1 receiver + Bose Roommate

    If this al could be done with 1 Ipad … then i’m excited, i just have to rewire my living room to delete the VS-video enhancer who takes up the serial data input)

    So you can stream your music from your ipad to every source, what about media who is on a Network Attached Storage (WD Live book)?

    We already mailed but some questions were unanswered, and my setup could be usefull for others… Great app!

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) March 1, 2013 at 7:22 am #

      Hello Sammy, all your devices, rooms, etc… can be configured in one MyURemote interface: use for each zone a tab and select in accordance the tab for the zone you want to control.

      About your hardware setup: when you have a bose lifestyle system it’s obvious to let the bose center control all your IR devices. Then you only need a serial controller (like GlobalCaché) iTach IP2SL to control your bose, all the rooms and all the devices connected with your bose center.

      success!

  25. Geert Verbiest January 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Is it possible to use a mini hifi system I already have, as extra zone with a Bose lifestyle. I’d like to use my current system (a Teac CR-H238i with USB, SD, iPod connection and CD player) as amplifier for my kitchen and poolhouse. Can I control this with the same myremote interface? Do I need extra hardware?

    • myURemote January 15, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

      With MyURemote you can use just about any existing amplifier as extra zone system. The interface for the extra room(s) looks the same so it’s like your using the same system for both zones. Note that most (older) systems only operate with IR. Therefore it is better to purchase a GC100/6 as controller which you can you as well for your Bose serial connection as for your other 2nd IR system.

      • Geert Verbiest January 16, 2013 at 7:50 am #

        works great now. I use the GC100/6 as controller with my Bose T20.
        One small problem: I also use the Teac build-in tuner for my Bose zone. But when I call the FM Radio sometimes I get AM-radio.

        • myURemote January 16, 2013 at 7:57 am #

          Using a system with IR is not ideal. For example your problem with switching to TUNER can result in AM instead of FM. IP controlled receivers (fi Pioneer) do not need a IR controller and give feedback. Then you can visualise with MyURemote your whole multiroom-multisource system.
          But, and the Bose dealers will like to hear, the best solution is of course using Bose SA2 and SA3 amps combined with a Bose lifestyle V-serie.

  26. peter December 19, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    I have a Bose T20 and would like to use this. Could the. ITach
    IP2IR be used instead of the IP2SL?

    • myURemote December 23, 2012 at 11:06 am #

      Bose Lifestyle systems use serial (RS232) communication. This means that you need a Global Cache controller like the itach IP2SL or GC100. The key advantage of serial controllable devices is that they provide additional feedback because the serial connection is bi-directional. And that is not possible via infrared controllers like IP2IR.

  27. Reed December 16, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    Where did you get the cable? I’ve followed the instructions to a T can not get it to work. Can you give me any advice?

  28. Els September 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Thanks! Great tutorial. I use myURemote with my Bose V25 and iTach WF2SL. Works great!

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