Most of us know by now what you can do with Google Assistant, things such as playing the favorite part of a song, getting the weather, getting your headlines and news.
Bose has fitted the speaker with a small LED strip on the front of the Home Speaker 300 that lights-up whenever the microphone is activated with the "OK, Google" or "Hey, Google" wake phrases, which is sure to appease those who are anxious about allowing an always-listening speaker into their home.
After the update is installed, you can go to "Voice Settings" for the device in the Bose Music app and select the Google Assistant. "This includes the Bose Home Speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500 and 700, and an all-new, compact smart speaker coming later this summer, the Bose Home Speaker 300".
Once enabled, Google Assistant will function like it does on Google Home or other Google Assistant-powered devices.
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It's a nice gesture from Bose and one that indicates the company believes in the longevity of its products and cares about how full they might make landfills long-term.
Starting today, the Google Assistant will be accessible through Bose's line of smart speakers and sound bars. Just install the update and you'll be able to then choose which Assistant you want to use - Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
As for the 300, as well as being smaller than the 500 it also doesn't get the on-speaker display of its sibling speaker. Controls on the top handle playback, as you'd expect, but also inherit the Bose Home Speaker 500's useful shortcut buttons.
Select the Google Assistant and follow the guided setup process.
If you own one of these speakers, you will be getting a software update soon. It'll arrive in stores on June 20, Bose says.