How to use MyURemote for Bose lifestyle 40 and lifestyle 50 (M1 Multi-room interface)?

This doc describes how to replace your P1 (personal music center remote control for LS40 and 50) by MyURemote.

This doc is for the lifestyle 40 and lifestyle 50. For more recent lifestyle systems (2003 – now) click here.

Lifestyle System 50

  • MyURemote controls your Bose lifestyle 40/50 and virtually all the devices connected with it…
  • MyURemote controls the additional rooms (extra zones).
  • MyURemote shows live feedback from the Bose media center: Volume, Source,…

What do you need? (total cost about 160$)

  • Smartphone or tablet (Android or IOS)
  • Home Network
  • Controller (iTach, iTach Flex or GC100 models) with serial output(RS232) (fi (recommended) Global Caché itach GC100.
    GC100
  • Serial Extension Cable RS232 like this.
  • RS232 to TTL convertor like this.
  • RS232-TTL
  • Specialists: Here you find more info about the Serial Data interface.
  • RS232 connector to mini jack connector (click image to enlarge). This is not a standard cable, build your own using the separate 3.5mm and serial connectors:

    ttltominijack

  • Bose Lifestyle 40/50 (M1 Multi-Room interface)

How does it work?

  • When tapping a command button (for instance “Vol+”), the command is sent via you WiFi and router to your controller.
  • The controller (fi Global Cache GC100) addresses the Bose Lifestyle via the RS232/TTL decoder to its serial port.

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

MyURemote-M1

* See: What do you need?

Global Caché settings:

To open the Global Cache web-interface (settings), use iHelp and “Quick Start Guides”.

RS232_settings

The serial data port exists on the back of the Tunerone (Multi-Room Interface).

M1

lifestyle50 GUI

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7 Responses to “How to use MyURemote for Bose lifestyle 40 and lifestyle 50 (M1 Multi-room interface)?”

  1. Charles June 30, 2017 at 9:36 pm #

    Hi Danny
    MyURemote is now working with my Bose LS50 over my iPhone. I wanted to say a huge thanks for all your patience and customer service over the past few weeks. You have been tremendous.

    And to help others wanting to use MyURemote with their Bose LS50 here are some of my learnings

    1. The serial cable from the Global Cache 100 to the Bose M1 (multi-room interface) is indeed custom and you will need to build this cable
    2. The 2 connectors (3.5mm audio and female serial) need to be wired correctly.
    a) the 3.5mm connector accommodates 3 wires and is labelled L (left), R (right) and a mic symbol.
    b) on the female serial cable you only need to focus on ports 1, 2 and 5
    c) the correct wiring of the 3.5mm audio connector to the female serial cable is
    i. L to port 1
    ii. R to port 2
    iii. MIC to port 5
    3. I found it best to use a LAN cable to make these 3 connections. A LAN cables’ wires are stronger than conventional serial cables
    4. When you connect this custom cable to the Global Cache and the Bose M1 REMEMBER to power down both those units 1st

    I hope this helps

    Now I’m off to learn MyURemote and take advantage of all of its’ features

    Thanks Danny!!!

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) July 2, 2017 at 8:55 am #

      Thanks Charles! Enjoy MyURemote with your Bose Lifestyle 50!

  2. Celeste April 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

    Hi Dan. Seems you know your stuff !!! Me no tech savvy. Would appreciate ANY HELP ! No remote for bose lifestyle 50. Have Sony reciever. Informed SO

  3. Dan December 8, 2016 at 5:36 am #

    I’ve followed the instructions to the T and I cannot get myuremote to control my Bose Lifestyle 50. I’m using the WiFi Global Cache device with the TTL convertor just as listed. I set up using the parameters given. Please help!

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) December 8, 2016 at 9:23 am #

      Hi Dan, please send an email to danny@myuremote.com with your MyURemote account settings so I can check your configuration.

      regards, Danny Verdegem

      • Celeste April 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

        No remote for bose lifestyle 50. Seems you know your stuff !!! No savvy… Please help with powering options. Want to use Sony reciever. That’s. Celeste

        • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) April 27, 2017 at 7:55 am #

          I contact you via email so I can get more details about your setup.

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