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$)


  • 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:

    ttltominijackConnect pin 5 with the shield of whatever cable you use, and connect it with the sleeve of the mini-jack.

  • 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


* See: What do you need?

Global Caché settings:

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


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




lifestyle50 GUI

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

  1. Just March 20, 2024 at 1:51 pm #

    Hi All.

    I thought I would drop a line in relation to my BOSE Lifestyle 50 and successful restoration of functions following the set up of the serial connection to the Tunerone ( M1 Multi-Room Interface). It differs a little from the instructions and may be useful to advise others.

    I am using the Global Cache IP2SL GC100 adapter.

    The Startech RS232 to TTL Serial Converter – DB9, F/M Product ID: IC232TTL has been discontinued. I managed to source an alternative as follows from RS232 to 5V TTL Converter (Model: TTL-232-5P) or direct link:

    For the connecter and cable I used these from Amazon: Sourcing map D-sub DB9 Breakout Board Connector with Case 9 Pin 2 Row Female RS232 Serial Port Solderless Terminal Block Adapter with Thumb Screws or direct:

    and the cable: Wnwill 3.5mm Male Plug to Bare Wire or direct link:

    For wiring, after a bit of trial and error despite wiring instructions with all the items procured turns out the ground or earth was causing a lack of comms. Disconnected this leaving just the Tx and Rx connections alone and data flowed. For the items I used the cable tip (red) is connected to pin 2 and the middle (white) is connected to pin 3. I think anyway – could be the other way around but a very simple swap over if required (leaving well alone now things are working again). As noted, ground or earth not connected at all.

    The bonus once things were working again and several zones set up, the Personal Music Centres (PMC) sprung back to life (have two and both with backlights still fully functional – lucky me). They didn’t even need reconnecting to the M1 – just worked first time. Very pleased with this as it was due to a lack of connection to the M1 that I explored the serial connection.

    So there you have it. Thank you for the instructions and of course the MrURremote app Danny and team. You have saved another Lifestyle 50 system that will now extend beyond its current c20+ year lifespan.

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) March 22, 2024 at 7:26 pm #

      Dear Justin,

      I wanted to extend my heartfelt gratitude for sharing your detailed experience with the Bose Lifestyle 50 solution and the successful restoration of its functions. Your insights and alternative setup instructions will undoubtedly prove invaluable to others navigating similar challenges.

      It’s truly inspiring to hear how you creatively sourced alternative components and troubleshooted the wiring to ensure seamless communication. Your perseverance in overcoming obstacles like the grounding issue exemplifies dedication and resourcefulness.

      Moreover, your revelation about the Personal Music Centres (PMC) spontaneously springing back to life is remarkable and serves as a testament to the robustness of the system. It’s wonderful to know that your efforts have not only revived your Lifestyle 50 but also extended its lifespan significantly.

      On behalf of the entire team behind the MyURemote app and the community, thank you for your invaluable contribution. Your feedback not only enriches our understanding but also helps fellow users in preserving and enhancing their systems.

      Warm regards,


  2. Denis Constable December 29, 2018 at 3:53 am #

    Hi Danny
    I have a Bose Lifestyle® 8 Series II system with a lost remote
    Are there anny apps for Iphone / ipad to download at all?

    Seems my Bose is too old?

    Thanking you in advance

    Denis Constable

    • Danny Verdegem (MyURemote) December 29, 2018 at 4:45 am #

      hi Denis,

      I’m affraid it is not possible to control Bose lifestyle 8 with any remote control app as Bose lifestyle 8 does only support RF control and has no RS232 or network connection.
      Note that Bose lifestyle 8 is sold from 1998 – 2000.

      Regards, Danny Verdegem

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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 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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