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August 8, 2018

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones Gain Alexa Support via Software Update

by John_A

Bose has released an update for its QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones that adds Alexa support as a voice assistant feature.

Previously, the “Action” button on the popular noise-canceling cans was exclusively for invoking Google Assistant (Siri is accessed by holding down the multifunction play/pause button for two seconds).

However, after updating the software through the Bose Connect app, QC35 II owners can now opt to use Amazon’s ubiquitous virtual assistant instead via the app’s Options menu.

For those wondering, voice assistant support is the main difference between the Bose QC 35 Series II headphones and the original Quiet Comfort 35 Series I (reviewed here), although the later model does let you use the noise canceling feature in wired as well as wireless mode.

So if voice assistant support doesn’t interest you and you’re looking to go wireless, the Series I cans are definitely still worth a punt if you can find them online – and you just might save yourself a few dollars in the process.

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