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Bose finally gives its wireless earbuds Bluetooth multipoint support

The update rolls out today!

Published onJuly 10, 2024

The individual buds of the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds.
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The earbuds look expensive, which is fitting: they are.
  • Bose is finally launching an update that will bring Bluetooth multipoint support to the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds and Ultra Open Earbuds.
  • The update rolls out today and will reach Bose users worldwide over the next two weeks.
  • Once installed, users will be able to connect to up to two devices at a time.

Wireless earbuds are the epitome of convenience and have changed the way we listen to music and answer calls. But for wireless earbuds to function seamlessly, they need Bluetooth multipoint capability. This is what lets you connect your earbuds to more than one device at a time and quickly switch between your phone and computer without missing a beat.

While you’d expect a core feature like this to be standard on most wireless earbuds these days, this wasn’t the case for Bose’s QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds or the Ultra Open Earbuds, but that’s finally set to change.

Starting today, Bose is rolling out a software update that will bring Bluetooth multipoint support via the Bose app to the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds and Ultra Open Earbuds models (via DigitalTrends). The update will include other bug fixes and improvements to voice pick-up and connectivity as well. The new firmware version is expected to reach owners of compatible devices over the course of the next two weeks.

How to check for software updates

If you own either of the two wireless earbud models that will receive this update, open the Bose app, connect your earbuds to the app, and navigate to Settings gear > Product Update. You should see the latest firmware version (v. 4.0.20 for the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds and v. 4.0.22 for the Ultra Open Earbuds) on the page. Wait until the update has been downloaded before you force-close the app.

After the update is installed, reboot your wireless earbuds, and you’ll see a Source button on the app’s home screen. Select it and turn on multipoint capability. You can select up to two devices that have already been paired for simultaneous connectivity or add a new device to connect to.

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