Bose® Solo TV sound systems

IMPORTANT NOTICE for customers who have more than one Solo system

Each Solo system has its own unique software “fingerprint” that must be accessed during system updates. When updating more than one system, do not use the software from one system to update another as this could cause permanent damage. To prevent this, make sure you delete all files with the extension *.bos on the USB drive before updating an additional system.


Why update your Bose® Solo TV sound system?

Your Bose Solo TV sound system is designed to provide years of service. Updating the system will ensure it is functioning optimally.

Details and instructions are featured below. For more information, see our FAQs.

What you will need: A USB portable thumb drive with a minimum of 10 MB space available.

Note for users who have previously run a Bose update: Make sure all the files with the extension *.bos are removed from the thumb drive before starting the process.


Minimum system requirements

For Windows PC users:

  • 300 MHz processor (1 GHz for Vista or Windows 7) 32 or 64 bit
  • 128 MB RAM (Windows XP); 512 MB (Vista Home Basic); 1 GB (other Vista editions and Windows 7 32 bit); 2 GB (Windows 7 64 bit)
  • Internet connection
  • 30 MB available hard disk space
  • USB 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0 port

For Mac users:

  • OS v10.5 (Leopard), v10.6 (Snow Leopard) or OS v10.7 (Lion)
  • Intel-based processor
  • 512 MB RAM (Leopard); 1 GB (Snow Leopard)
  • Internet connection
  • 40 MB available hard disk space
  • USB 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0 port

Steps to complete:

The update application will require details from your Bose® Solo TV sound system (serial number and software version) before it can provide you with the correct update.

1. To retrieve this information, first power on your Bose® Solo TV sound system. The green LED light on the system should be solidly lit and not blinking

2. Now take your available USB thumb drive and insert it into the connector labeled "Service" on the rear of your system. The green light should turn amber and blink for several seconds, then extinguish. If the indicator light on the system does not change after you insert the thumb drive, remove the thumb drive and reinsert it

3. When the light goes out, remove the thumb drive. Your Bose® Solo TV sound system information is now available on the USB thumb drive

4. Now connect the thumb drive to your computer and continue to the software update by clicking below

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