Bose Soundbar 700 Remote Blinking – What Is The Reason?

If you’ve ever had your Bose Soundbar 700 remote begin blinking, you may have wondered what it meant. Luckily, we have the answer for you! Keep reading to find out what a blinking Bose Soundbar 700 remote means and how to fix it.

There can be a few reasons why your Bose Soundbar 700 remote is blinking. One common reason is that the batteries in the remote may be low and need to be replaced.

We’ll also explain some other potential causes for this issue below.

What Is a Bose Soundbar Remote?

The Bose Soundbar 700 remote is a universal remote that can be used to control other devices in your home entertainment system, such as your TV and cable box. It features an LED indicator light that lets you know when the soundbar is turned on and when it’s in Bluetooth mode. Additionally, it has a built-in microphone for hands-free calling.

What Are the Specifications of the Bose Soundbar 700 Remote?

The Bose Soundbar 700 remote has a range of up to 30 feet and requires two AAA batteries. It is also compatible with the Bose SoundTouch 300 and 600 soundbars.

Why Is My Bose Soundbar 700 Remote Blinking?

There are several reasons why your Bose Soundbar 700 remote might be blinking.

Reason 1

One possibility is that the connection between the soundbar and the remote control is lost. If this is the case, try moving the soundbar closer to the remote control. You may also want to make sure that there are no obstructions between the two devices.

Reason 2

Another reason your Bose Soundbar 700 remote might be blinking is because the batteries are low. In this case, you can either replace the batteries or charge the remote using the micro-USB cable included with the soundbar.

Reason 3

Some blinking is a normal part of the remote operation and not a cause for worry. It’s helpful to understand your light bar so you know what different blinking patterns mean. Here is a guide to some of the most common signals:

Indicator Lights

After installing the batteries, the top three icons blink twice.

After pressing multiple buttons, the top three icons blink twice.

All six source icons blink repeatedly (65 second timeout)

All six source icons blink three times

Top three source icons blink one after the

Four colored buttons above the navigation pad blink twice

Status Lights

When your Bose 700 remote blinks with an amber light, it is ready to pair.

A dim, solid amber light indicates that your remote is disconnected from the soundbar or control console.

A solid white light indicates the remote is connected to the soundbar or control console.

A blinking white light signals that the system is downloading a system update.

A blinking red light indicates a firmware error.

Any other light signals signify an unknown error. In this case, the bass module requires service.

Quick Fixes

To troubleshoot a problem with your Bose Soundbar 700 remote, try the following steps:

  • Check the batteries in the remote and make sure they’re fresh.
  • Try pressing the reset button on the back of the remote.
  • Re-sync the remote with the soundbar. To do this, hold down the mute and power buttons on the soundbar for about five seconds until the light starts flashing. Then press and release the reset button on the remote. The light on the remote should start blinking when it’s synced up correctly.
  • Make sure that you’re using the latest version of the Music app. If you’re not, update it and try again.

If you are setting up your remote control for the first time, or if you received a new remote, you’ll need to link it to your system console so it can control your system. Follow these steps:

  1. Be sure the soundbar is connected to the same network as the device running the Bose music app. The soundbar must be on the same network so it can receive commands from the app to configure the remote.
  2. If the soundbar cannot connect to the Wi-Fi network, use an Ethernet cable to connect the soundbar to the router (or access point) so it can be found by the device running the Bose music app.

To reinstall the firmware, do the following:

  1. Download the firmware update from Bose’s website.
  2. Open the downloaded file and extract its contents.
  3. Once you have the extracted files, open the Bose 700 Soundbar Remote folder and find the file named “update.bin.” Upload this file to your soundbar by using a USB cable.
  4. Once you’ve uploaded the file, wait for the light on the soundbar to turn blue, which means it’s updating.

If none of these solutions work, your last resort is to contact Bose customer service. They’ll be able to help you out and get your remote working properly again.

Bose Soundbar 700 Factory Reset [Step-By-Step]

If you’re having issues with your Bose Soundbar 700 remote, it may need a factory reset. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Make sure that the Bose soundbar is turned off.
  2. Press and hold the power button on the Bose soundbar for three seconds.
  3. While still holding down the power button, press and release the mute button.
  4. Release the power button.
  5. Next, you’ll need to reset the remote itself. Make sure the soundbar is still turned off.
  6. Hold down both the power button and the skip back button on the remote for five seconds. The soundbar should pulse white and then fade black. After rebooting, your soundbar will be back to its default settings.

The Bose soundbar will now be in factory reset mode. You can follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset process.


If you are experiencing any of the problems mentioned in this post, such as a blinking remote or no sound coming from your Bose Soundbar 700, don’t panic. There are many potential solutions to these issues, and we’ve outlined some of the most common ones here.

However, if you’re still experiencing difficulty after trying all of these tips, it may be time to reach out for help. The experts at Bose are more than happy to assist you with troubleshooting your soundbar to get it up and running again in no time.

Have you tried any of the fixes in this post? Let us know how they worked for you in the comments below.

Anita Jones